How to Travel between Beijing and Shenzhen

There is approximately 2,250 kilometers (1,400 miles) between Beijing and Shenzhen. The fastest travel way between these two cities is to take daily direct flight, spending 3.5 hours on the way and costing CNY 550 to CNY 2,000. Besides, Beijing - Shenzhen high speed trains running daytime can be a nice alternative way. The travel time is 8.5 to 10.5 hours. The train ticket prices range from CNY944.5 - CNY2,939 based on different types of seats. Overnight high speed trains and normal speed trains are also the travel choices between Beijing and Shenzhen. Until now, there is no long-distance bus running between them due to the long distance.
 

How to Travel from Beijing to Shenzhen

 

1. Fastest Way: Beijing to Shenzhen Flight: 3.5 hours, CNY550 - CNY2,000

The flying distance between Beijing and Shenzhen is 2,077 kilometers (1,290 miles). The daily planes depart from Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport, which are available from 07:15 to 21:25 with the frequency of around 2 hours. Taking direct flights from Beijing to Shenzhen is a convenient and fast way. Passengers can reach Shenzhen Bao’an Airport within 3.5 hours. 

The full price ticket costs CNY 2,100 for economy class seat and CNY 7,500 for first class seat. However, it usually provides a fluctuating discount depending on the sale date. The prices will be much cheaper relatively if passengers book the air tickets in advance.

 How to Buy Cheap Flight from Beijing to Shenzhen?
Avoid travelling in tourist peak seasons and Chinese public holidays like Chinese New Year and National Day Holiday. In addition, passengers are advised to book flight tickets one month in advance. TravelChinaGuide.com provides online flight tickets booking service.
 

2. Alternative Way: Daytime Beijing - Shenzhen High Speed Train - 8.5 to 10.5 hours, CNY944.5 - CNY2,939

From Beijing West Railway Station to Shenzhen Futian Railway Station or North Railway Station: 07:26, 10:00
 Train Ticket Prices: CNY 944.5 for Second Class Seat, CNY 1,488 for First Class Seat, CNY 2,939 for Business Class Seat

Train Schedule:
Train No. Dep. - Arr. Travel Time
G71 07:26 - 18:04 10H38M
G79 10:00 - 18:37 8H37M
 Two D-type overnight high speed sleeper trains operate from Beijing West Railway Station to Shenzhen Railway Station and Shenzhen North Railway Station. 

Train Schedule:
Train No. Dep. - Arr. Travel Time
D727 19:59 - 17:10 +1 21H11M
D903 20:15 - 07:00 +1 10H56M
 Note: Train No. D903 only departs on every Friday to next Monday.

  Train Ticket Prices: 
D727: CNY 363 for 2nd Class Seat, CNY 948 for Soft Sleeper, CNY 636 for Hard Sleeper 
D903: CNY 756 for 2nd Class Seat, CNY 1,190 for New Soft Sleeper
 

4. Overnight Normal Train: 24 to 30 hours, CNY 254.5 - CNY 732.5

There are two overnight normal trains from Beijing Railway Station and West Railway Station to Shenzhen East Railway Station and Shenzhen Railway Station. It takes more than one day on the way. Passengers can choose this way to save the day time for spending one night on the train.

Train Schedule:
Train No. Dep. - Arr. Travel Time
Z181 03:36 - 05:00 +1 1D1H24M
K105 23:16-04:20 +2 1D5H4M

  Train Ticket Prices: 
Z181: CNY 732.5 for Soft Sleeper, CNY 464.5 for Hard Sleeper, CNY 254.5 for Hard Seat
K105: CNY 717.5 for 1st Soft Sleeper, CNY 464.5 for Hard Sleeper, CNY 254.5 for Hard Seat

 

​How to Travel from Shenzhen to Beijing

 

1. Fastest Way: Beijing to Shenzhen Flight: 3.5 hours, CNY550 - CNY2,000

 

2. Alternative Way: Daytime Beijing - Shenzhen High Speed Train - 8.5 to 10.5 hours, CNY944.5 - CNY2,939

From Shenzhen Futian Railway Station or North Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station: 07:02, 08:26
 Train Ticket Prices: CNY 944.5 for Second Class Seat, CNY1,488 for First Class Seat, CNY 2,939 for Business Class Seat

Train Schedule
Train No. Dep. - Arr. Travel Time
G72 07:02 -18:22 11H20M
G80 08:26 - 17:01 8H35M
 

3. Overnight Beijing - Shenzhen High Speed Sleeper Trains: 11 to 21 hours, CNY363 - CNY 1,190

Two overnight high speed sleeper trains run from Shenzhen Railway Station or Shenzhen North Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station with the duration of 11 to 21 hours. 

Train Schedule
Train No. Dep. - Arr. Travel Time
D728 14:42 - 12:19 +1 21H37M
D904 19:45 - 07:01 +1 11H16M

 Note: Train No. D904 only departs on every Friday to next Monday.

 Train Ticket Prices: 
D728: CNY 362 for 2nd Class Seat, CNY 945 for Soft Sleeper, CNY 634 for Hard Sleeper
D904: CNY 756 for 2nd Class Seat, CNY 1,190 for New Soft Sleeper
 

4. Overnight Normal Train: 30 hours, CNY 254.5 - CNY 732.5

Now, there is one daily normal speed train that operates from Shenzhen North Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station scheduled at 10:21.
 Train Ticket Prices: CNY 732.5 for Soft Sleeper, CNY 479.5 for Hard Sleeper, CNY 254.5 for Hard Seat

Train Schedule
Train No. Dep. - Arr. Travel Time
K106 10:21 - 16:17 +1 1D6H6M
 

How to Travel from Beijing to Shenzhen Luohu Port?

 

1. Flight + Metro: 4.5 hours

Take direct flight from Beijing Capital Airport/Daxing Airport to Shenzhen Bao’an Airport first. It takes around 3.5 hours on the way. Then take metro line 11 to Chegongmiao Station and transfer to metro line 1 to Luohu Station, Exit A2. The duration is around 70 minutes with the metro fare of CNY8/person. Walk south around 450 meters (490 yards) to get to Luohu Port. Passengers can pass through the border and enter Hong Kong from there. 
 

2. High Speed Train + Metro:

Take high speed train from Beijing West Railway Station to Shenzhen Futian Railway Station. The travel time is 10.5 hours, costing CNY 944.5 for the 2nd Class Seat. Then take metro line 1 to Luohu Station, Exit A2. It takes around half an hour on the way with the fare of CNY4/person. 
 

How to Travel from Shenzhen to Beijing Forbidden City?

 

1. Flight + Airport Express + Subway: 4.5 hours

Take flight from Shenzhen Bao’an Airport to Beijing Capital Airport first. There are many schedules every day, spending 3.5 hours. Upon landing, take Airport Express to Dongzhimen Station. Take Subway line 2 to Jianguomen Station and transfer to Subway line 1 to Tian’anmen East Station, Exit B. The whole way takes 1 hour, costing CNY29/person. Afterwards, walk to the destination. 
 

2. High Speed Train + Subway: 9 hours, around CNY 950

Take direct high speed train from Shenzhen Futian Railway Station/North Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station. The duration is 8.5 hours. It costs CNY 944.5 for the 2nd Class Seat. Then take Subway line 9 to Military Museum and change into line 1 to Tian’anmen East Station, Exit B. This way takes 40 minutes, costing CNY4/person.

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- Last modified on Feb. 29, 2020 -
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