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Shanghai - Hong Kong Train

A pair of bullet trains G99/ G100 replaced the original normal speed trains, running daily between Shanghai and Hong Kong. The duration only takes about 8 hours, far less than 19 hours’ travel time before. For a second class seat, the ticket price costs CNY 894 and it takes CNY 1,452.5 to buy a first class seat ticket. 

However, passengers can also choose to transfer in Guangzhou South, Changsha South or Shenzhen North for more choices if they unluckily missed the only direct train. If transferring, the overall duration is about 8.5-9.5 hours and the ticket fares cost around CNY1008 for second class seats.


Shanghai - Hong Kong High Speed Train

Basic Facts

 Open time: September 23, 2018 
 Duration: about 8 hours
 Distances: 1,632 kilometers (1,014 miles)
 Top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) in HK, 300 km/h (186 mph) in Mainland
 Operated at: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station

Shanghai to Hong Kong High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on May 10, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G9914:09 - 22:057h56m

See more Shanghai Schedule 

Hong Kong to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on May 10, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G10011:25 - 19:258h00m

See more Hong Kong Schedule

Note: The above high speed train schedule is only for reference as they may change at any time. So please obtain the real-time schedule via the search box on the page top. 

Shanghai - Hong Kong High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on May 10, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,856.5
USD 420
CNY 1,452.5
USD 214
CNY 894
USD 131

More Optional Transfer Choices at Guangzhou South or Changsha South

From Shanghai to Hong Kong, there are many transfer options at Guangzhou South, Changsha South or Shenzhen North. Here we just select the most convenient and quickest transfer choices for you. However, as the time table changes frequently, you are suggested to search the real-time schedule through search box on the page top.

Shanghai to Guangzhou/ Changsha to Hong Kong High Speed Train Schedule and Ticket Fare

Shanghai - Guangzhou Guangzhou - Hongkong Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G817 8:00-14:56 G6537 15:27 – 16:24 8H24M 1008
Shanghai - Changsha Changsha - Hongkong Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G1377 9:30-15:00 G79 15:20-18:31 9H1M 1007

Hong Kong to Guangzhou/ Changsha to Shanghai High Speed Train Schedule and Ticket Fare

Hongkong - Guangzhou Guangzhou - Shanghai Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G6536 13:50-14:59 G1306 15:38 – 23:04 9H32M 1008
Hongkong - Changsha Changsha - Shanghai Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G306 9:48-13:18 G1378 13:48-19:20 9H1M 1007

Compared to 9 hours’ duration of high speed trains, flights between Shanghai and Hong Kong only take about 2.5 hours. And more than 20 flights are operated every day. So flight is still the best choice for business travelers. However, the flight ticket price is always a little higher than that of bullet trains, costing around CNY 800-1,800 for an economy class seat. Thus bullet train is a more economical choice and it is also suitable for those passengers who are seeking a unique travel experience. 

 Further Reading:
How to Travel between Shanghai and Hong Kong
Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:
Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:
- Last updated on May. 10, 2023 by Kate Liu -
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