Hong Kong - Ningbo High Speed Train

High speed trains have been available for passengers travelling from Hong Kong to Ningbo and from Ningbo to Hong Kong.  However, passengers need to transfer in Shenzhen because the trains do not run directly. The total travel time on the way is about 9.5 - 10 hours and the cost for a ride on the second class seat is CNY 558 - 597 (USD 78 - 83) in total. 

Basic Facts

 Open time: September 23, 2018

 Overall Duration: Around 9.5 - 10 hours

 Distance: About 1,350 kilometers (840 miles)

 Top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) in HK, 300 km/h (186 mph) in Mainland

 Operated at: West Kowloon Railway Station, Ningbo Railway Station

 Recommended Transfer Station: Shenzhen North Railway Station   

Hong Kong to Shenzhen to Ningbo High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Hong Kong - Shenzhen  Shenzhen - Ningbo Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G6534: 10:42 - 11:00  D2424: 11:17 - 20:06 9H24M 75 + 522 = 597
G5642: 11:30 - 11:48 D3112: 12:05 - 21:04 9H34M 75 + 483 = 558
G80: 11:00 - 11:18 D3308: 11:37 - 20:41 9H41M 75 + 522 = 597
G6382: 07:25 - 07:49 D2294: 08:14 - 17:09 9H44M 75 + 522 = 597
G5636: 07:36 - 08:00 D388: 08:29 - 17:37 10H1M
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Ningbo to Shenzhen to Hong Kong Bullet Train Timetable & Ticket Fare

Ningbo - Shenzhen  Shenzhen - Hong Kong  Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
D3307: 09:38 - 18:27 G5601: 14:42 - 19:00 9H22M 499 + 75 = 574
D3111: 08:49 - 17:54 G79: 18:13 - 18:31 9H42M 483 + 75 = 558
D377: 10:17 - 18:47 G5653: 19:59 - 20:17 10H 522 + 75 = 597
D2281: 11:15 - 20:11 G3005: 21:10 - 21:28 10H13M
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Note: The above transfer options are only for reference. For detaisl, please search via the box on page top. 

Hong Kong - Ningbo Train vs. Flight

Bullet Trains Flights
Ticket Fare Around CNY 558 - 597  CNY 700 - 1,500 for economy class seat
Duration Around 9.5 - 10 hours  About 2 - 2.5 hours
It is obvious that taking Hong Kong to Ningbo or Ningbo to Hong Kong planes is faster and costs more than taking high speed trains. Therefore, bullet trains are more suitable for passengers with limited budget and sufficient travel time and passengers with limited travel time is suggested to choose flights. 

Travel Tips of Ningbo

As a city with strong Buddhist connections, Ningbo features a number of historical temples, such as Ashoka Temple, Tiantong Temple, Baoguo Tmple, Qita Temple and more. Tourists can take bus line 155 and Rail Transit line 1 to reach Ashoka Temple. Bus line 162 and 517 can take tourists to Tiantong Temple and Qita Temple respectively. Besides, bus line 338 and 332 are in service for visitors travelling between downtown Ningbo and Baoguo Temple.

Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:

Major Rail Lines from Ningbo to:
- Last updated on Aug. 08, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong - Ningbo High Speed Train
Asked by Reuben from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 26, 2019 00:48Reply
Is there any food for sale at Shenzhen North Station?
I am not sure if we can bring food cross the border from HK, so we would like to buy our meal when transfer the train in Shenzhen North. Is there any food for sale there?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dante from USA | Aug. 26, 2019 18:37

Yes, some fast food, Chinese fast food, noodles can be found. There are also some small shops. I suppose there should be meal for sale on the train too since it is a long term trip.
Asked by Tyson from SINGAPORE | Mar. 19, 2019 03:21Reply
Is there any other way to reach Ningbo faster?
Answers (1)
Answered by Barlow from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 20, 2019 00:28

If still go by rail, you can consider HK-Hangzhou-Ningbo, it may take around 9 hours for the whole trip. However, the ticket price is much higher in this way. So I do not think it is a good option considering it is not a big duration difference. Or you just consider about the direct flight. Some times there may be discount ticket offered for flight.
Asked by Octavio from CANADA | Nov. 13, 2018 23:59Reply
Can I collect the Shenzhen to Ningbo train ticket in HK as well?
Or I need to pick them up in Shenzhen? If I need to do it in Shenzhen, how long would it take? In case I failed to make it, what should I do?
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 15, 2018 00:45

Thank you for your inquiry.
You can also collect the paper ticket for the trip from Shenzhen to Ningbo in HK from the ticket counter No. 1 to 5. There will be extra service fee HKD30 per ticket charged by the counter. Hope for your kind notice. If you pick the paper ticket in Shenzhen, it would be better to prepare about 1.5 hours between. If you failed to catch the train, you can hold the paper ticket and ask the counter to change you to other later rides on the same day. If there are still free seats for sale, you can make the changes successfully. Hope this can help you.
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