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Shanghai - Hong Kong Train

A pair of Shanghai - Hong Kong high speed trains are running daily. They finish the distance of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) with the travel time of 8 - 8.5 hours. A second class seat ticket costs CNY 1,008. In addition, a pair of traditional style through trains are available every other day with the travel time of 19.5 hours. 

 

Passengers should go to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station to take these bullet trains. 
 

Shanghai to Hong Kong High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 17, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G9914:10 - 22:298h19m
See also Shanghai Schedule
 

Hong Kong to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 17, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G10011:10 - 19:278h17m
Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top. 
See also Hong Kong Schedule  
 

Hong Kong - Shanghai High Speed Train Ticket Fare


(Last Update on Apr 17, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 3,137.5
USD 475
CNY 1,646.5
USD 249
CNY 1,008
USD 153

 

Shanghai - Hong Kong Through Train

The through trains run between Hung Hom Station and Shanghai Railway Station every other day. The entire journey of 1,991km (1,237 mi) takes about 19.5 hours. Although the ticket price is only CNY 477 for a hard sleeper, much cheaper than bullet trains, it is not recommended for the looong travel time.
 

Shanghai to Hong Kong Train Schedule


(Last update on January 11, 2019)
No. Departure Arrival Duration
Z99B 17:45 13:01+ 19H16M
 

Hong Kong to Shanghai Train Timetable


(Last update on January 11, 2019)
No. Departure Arrival Duration
Z100B 15:15 10:37+ 19H22
Notes:
1. The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top. 
2. The train departs from Hong Kong every other day.
3. "+" indicates the second day.
 

Hong Kong - Shanghai Train Ticket Fare

(Last update on January 11, 2019)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Deluxe Soft Sleeper
CNY 696 CNY 477 CNY 878
 

Operation Days

(2019)

Month

Z99

Z100

January, 2019

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February, 2019

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How to Buy Ticket

You can buy the ticket with your valid passport either in Shanghai or Hong Kong; or for your convenience, from a travel agency who offers train ticket booking service, like TravelChinaGuide.
 In Shanghai, tickets are put on sale 60 days in advance and passengers can purchase the tickets at No.13 ticket wicket at Shanghai Railway Station, No.28 ticket wicket at Shanghai South Station, and No. 89 ticket wicket at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. The tickets are sold out quickly, so we suggest that you book at least one month ahead. Discounts are only available at point of sales in Shanghai:

Low Season

Summer Holiday
Jul.15 – Aug.31

Single Trip for Individual

10% off

N/A

Round-way for Individual

10% off

N/A

Single Trip for Group over Four (including four passengers)

20% off

10% off

Round-way for Group over Four

30% off

20% off

Note:
1. No Spring Festival and summer holiday (Jul.15 – Aug.31) peak season discount.
2. Children under 5 years old travel for free but have to share beds with their parents; those between 5 and 9 years old are on 65% children’s fare; children older than 10 years old are on full fare. They have no seasonal discounts, but are eligible for group discounts.


 Up to 60 days advance tickets are sold in Hong Kong’s Intercity Through Train Customer Service Center at East Rail Line Hung Hom Station or at other ticket offices and agents in Hong Kong. However, the tickets for deluxe soft sleeper from Shanghai to Hong Kong are sold only in Shanghai.

 TravelChinaGuide provides railway ticket booking service for most classes of Z99 and Z100, except the soft sleepers of Z99, which can only be purchased by passengers themselves at Shanghai Railway Station.

Passengers should get to the Entry and Exit Hall of Shanghai Railway Station early for the exit processing as early as 90 minutes before scheduled departure. The boarding gates are closed 15 minutes before scheduled departure.

In Hong Kong, customs check begins 45 minutes in advance, and the boarding gates are closed 10 minutes before the train leaves.

 

Ticket Change and Refund

Ticket change and refund are available at the station where tickets were purchased. The tickets for the train to Shanghai should be changed at least 30 minutes before departure time, while tickets for the train to Hong Kong should be changed 2 days before departure date.

Ticket refund should be done at least two hours before departure for the train to Shanghai, and 2 days before departure for the train heading to Hong Kong. A service charge of 20% of the ticket price will be charged for ticket refund.

For tickets booking via agencies, the refund and changing policies may be different. You may contact that agency for the details.
 

Seats Arrangement on Z99/Z100

Carriage Number

1

2-7

8-10

11

12

13-14

15-17

18

Type

Luggage Carriage

Hard Sleeper

Soft Sleeper

Deluxe Soft Sleeper

Dining Car

Hard Sleeper

Hard seat

Hard Sleeper

Note

Carriages No.1 – 12 travel to Hong Kong

Carriages 13 – 18 travel from Beijing to Guangzhou East


 Further Reading Hong Kong - Shanghai Train vs. Flight

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:
 Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:
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