Shenzhen, which is located on the Pearl River Delta, close to Hong Kong, is a modern city with the busiest transportation system in China. There are six train stations in the city: Shenzhen Railway Station, West Railway Station, North Railway Station, Futian Railway Station, East Railway Station and Pingshan Railway Station.
Both ordinary and bullet trains are operated here, so it’s easy for you to reach many major cities in the country starting here, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Guilin, Hangzhou, Changsha, Nanjing, Shenyang, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, and Xiamen.
Major Rail Lines from Shenzhen to:
- Hong Kong
See detailed Shenzhen Train Schedule
The Railway Station, known as Luohu Railway Station, is located on Heping Lu, Luohu District. First built in 1911, it was reconstructed in 1990 and came into use in 1991. It is close to the Luohu border, the major land border between Mainland China and Hong Kong. It is also the southern starting point of the Guang–Shen Railway. Alongside the railway station there is Luohu Station on Metro Line 1 of the city and the Luo Hu Border Checkpoint building.
|City Railway Station|
There are two levels in the station building. The first level is the transport level which has both a Ticket Hall and Waiting Hall for the Guang-Shen Bullet Trains to and also gives passengers easy access to the subway station, bus stop and taxi stop. The second level also includes a Guang-Shen Ticket Hall and Waiting Hall in the south as well as a Long Distance Railway Ticket Hall and Waiting Hall in the north.
More than 100 schedules depart from or arrive at this railway station everyday. Passengers can get to the following cities in China easily from here: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Guilin, Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Shantou, Jinan, Hefei, Tianjin, Nanjing, Chengdu, Shenyang, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Changsha.
Passengers taking the Guang–Shen Bullet trains can buy tickets at either the first floor or the second floor ticket hall. After buying a ticket, you can go straight to the waiting hall that is connected to the ticket hall and wait. Services on this line run very frequently and there is no need to reserve a seat in advance. Passengers taking other long distance railways will need to buy tickets from the ticket hall at the north of the station building. It is recommended that you arrive there 1 hour in advance.
Apart from the railway station, passengers can also purchase tickets from several downtown ticket offices including Futian Citizen Center, Sunshine Hotel and Zhong Jian Mansion. Foreigners who are not familiar with Chinese may prefer to book their tickets through a tour agency.
The railway station is easily accessible by public transport. Luohu Station on metro Line 1 is right in front of it. There are more than 40 bus lines to other parts of the city and passengers can take a bus from either the Railway Station Stop or the Railway Station West Square Stop. The former is located on the square in front of the station building and the latter is located on West Square. The buses for each stop are:
Railway Station Bus Stop: Nos. 1, 7, 12, 17, 25, 38, 82, 83, 97, 101, 102, 205, 215, 220, 302, 306, 337, 352, 387, K302, K528, K533, K538, K545, N2, N4, N5, N7, N14, N15, N16, N18 and Peak Hour Line 2.
Railway Station West Square Stop: Nos. 2, 8, 18, 28, 61, 207, 228, 309, 321, 386, 389, K548, Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1 and Peak Hour Line 31.
Taxi fare from Baoan Airport to the station should be around CNY130 and it is around CNY60 from West Railway Station
|North Railway Station|
Transportation: subway Line 4 (Longhua Line) and Line 5 (Huanzhong Line); buses of no. 54, 330c, b647, b666, b667, b730, b742, e11, e22, e7, m217, m299, m300, m341, m343, m344, m347, m352, m353, m354, m365, Gaofeng Special Line No. 38, Shenhui Line 3b, Shenguan Line 2 and get off at North Railway Station Bus Stop.
West Railway Station
Thirteen railways arrive and depart from here daily. Passengers can take them from here to 12 cities including Lanzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hefei and Jinan. Most of the tickets from here are a little cheaper than the tickets at the Railway Station, as the facilities and services in this station, as well as the facilities and services on the trains are not as good as in the Railway Station.
By Bus to reach the station:
In total there are 8 buses available there: Nos. 36, 58, 227, 229, 234, 353, B623 and B682.
By Taxi to reach the station:
1. The taxi fare from Huang Gang Border should be around CNY50.
2. The taxi fare from Luo Hu Boarder should be around CNY60.
3. The taxi fare from Baoan Airport should be around CNY55.
Transportation: one can easily reach the station by metro Line 1 (Luobao Line), Line 2 (Shekou Line), Line 3 (Longgang Line) and Line 4 (Longhua Line), or one can choose bus nos. 38, 41, 59, 60, 64, 107, 123, 234, 235, 236, 327, 374, 398, Gaofeng Special Line 62 or 96, E18, K204, M221, M262, M390, M413, M454, K578, N4, N9
By subway: line 3, line 5
By city bus: 8, 58, 69, 85, 303, 307, 308, 309, 312, 321, 322, 323, 357, 366, 369, 371, 372, 375, 376, 379, 383, 398, 821B, 822, 836, 839, 937, 954, 956, 977, 980, E24, K69, M233, M265, M267, M268, M269, M271, M272, M273, M311
Railway Station Transfer Service
3. other type of transportation available
2. You can take Metro Line 11 to Futian and transfer to Metro Line 2 to Hubei. Then get out of the Exit D and walk about 5 minutes, you can get there. It takes about CNY 10.
Do you have schematic diagram of a map where the train each go and where you need to tranfer/exit to reach its destination. Cheers