East Rail Line


Hung Hom ↔ Lo Wu / Lok Ma Chau

(Identification Color: light blue      )


Hung Hom – Mong Kok East – Kowloon Tong – Tai Wai – Sha Tin – Fo Tan /  Racecourse – University – Tai Po Market – Tai Wo – Fanling – Sheung Shui – Lo Wu / Lok Ma Chau (Futian Port)
See subway maps for reference.

Inside the Subway Train
Inside the Subway Train

Transfers along East Rail Line

 Hung Hom (Transfer with West Rail Line)
 Kowloon Tong (Transfer with Kwun Tong Line)
Tai Wai (Transfer with Ma On Shan Line)

Type: Heavy rail
Length: 34km
No. of stations: 14
Journey time: 45 minutes
Districts: Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon City, Sha Tin, Tai Po, North, Yuen Long

The East Rail Line, one of the ten railway lines of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system in Hong Kong, used to be one of the three lines of the Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) network. First known as the KCR British Section, it is now called KCR East Rail. It starts at Hung Hom Station in Kowloon and terminate at Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations, both of which are all boundary crossing points into Shenzhen. The same railway is used for passenger services crossing the boundary to other cities, including Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. These long distance passenger services, known as "Through Train" start at Hung Hom and end at their terminuses in the mainland. Custom facilities are available at Hung Hom (for Through Train passengers) and Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau (for border interchange passengers).

 Time for the first train and last train of East Rail Line:
Hong Hom: 05:30 - 00:25
Lo Wu: 05:55 - 00:30
Lok Ma Chau: 06:38 - 22:55

 Timetable of Each Station along East Rail Line:

To Lo Wu To Lok Ma Chau To Hung Hom To Sheung Shui
Station First Train Last Train First Train Last Train First Train Last Train First Train Last Train
Hung Hom 05:30 23:07 05:35 21:35 N/A N/A 05:30 00:25
Mong Kok East 05:33 23:10 05:28 21:38 05:47 01:07 05:28 00:28
Kowloon Tong 05:36 23:13 05:30 21:41 05:45 01:04 05:30 00:31
Tai Wai 05:40 23:17 05:35 21:45 05:40 00:59 05:35 00:35
Sha Tin 05:35 23:20 05:37 21:48 05:38 00:57 05:35 00:38
Fo Tan 05:37 23:23 05:40 21:51 05:59 00:54 05:37 00:41
Universtiy 05:41 23:27 05:44 21:55 05:56 00:51 05:41 00:45
Tai Po Market 05:47 23:33 05:50 22:01 05:50 00:45 05:47 00:51
Tai Wo 05:49 23:35 05:52 22:03 05:47 00:42 05:49 00:53
Fanling 05:54 23:41 05:58 22:08 05:42 00:37 05:54 00:59
Sheung Shui 05:57


06:00 22:11 05:40 00:35 N/A N/A
Lo Wu N/A N/A N/A N/A 05:55 00:30 05:55 00:30
Lok Ma Chau N/A N/A N/A N/A 06:38 22:55 06:38 22:55

 Tain Frequency:
Weekdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (mins.) Saturdays (mins.)
Weekdays Morning Peak Hours Weekdays Evening Peak Hours Weekdays Non-peak Hours / Sundays and Public Holidays Morning Peak Hours Evening Peak Hours Non-peak Hours
Hung Hom - Sheung Shui 3 to 8 4 to 8 4 to 8 3 to 8 4 to 8 4 to 8
Hung Hom - Lo Wu 6 to 8 6 to 8 6 to 8 6 to 8 6 to 8 6 to 8
Hung Hom - Lok Ma Chau 10 to 12 10 to 12 12 to 14 10 to 12 10 to 12 12 to 14
Note: In the early morning and late night, train frequency will be reduced to every 12 minutes.

Stations along East Rail Line:

 Hung Hom
Harbourfront Horizon All-suite Hotel (Exit C2); Harbourview Horizon All-suite Hotel (Exit C2); Harbour Plaza Metropolis (Exit B2, C2, D6); Hotel Nikko Hong Kong (Exit D1); InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel (Exit D1)
Auto Plaza (Exit D1); Chinachem Golden Plaza (Exit D1); China Travel Hip Kee Godown (Exit A3); Concordia Plaza (Exit D1); East Ocean Centre (Exit D1); Empire Centre (Exit D1); Energy Plaza (Exit D1); Harbour Crystal Centre (Exit D1); MTR Hung Hom Building (Exit D6); New East Ocean Centre (Exit D1); New Mandarin Plaza (Exit D1); Peninsula Centre (Exit D1); South Seas Centre (Exit D1); The Metropolis Tower (Exit B2, C2, D6); Hong Kong Science Museum (Exit D1)
Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Ho Man Tin Estate Bus / Minibus 8 / 8 A3 / A3
Ka Wai Chuen Bus / Minibus 5C, 8, 11K, 21 / 8 A3 / A3
MTR Kowloon Station (Airport Express) Bus K1 (#) C2
Oi Man Estate Bus 8 A3
The Opening University of HK Minibus 8 A3
To Kwa Wan Bus 5C, 11K, 11X, 21 A3
Whampoa Estate Bus 8A A3
Whampoa Garden Minibus 6A, 6, 26 A3
(#) Airport Express Shuttle Bus passengers are asked to provide proof of eligibility before boarding.

 Mong Kok East
Langham Place Hotel (Exit B); Metropark Hotel Kowloon (Exit B); Metropark Hotel Mongkok (Exit C); Royal Plaza Hotel (Exit D); Standford Hotel (Exit B)
Bird Garden (Exit D); Chong Hing Square (Exit B); Flower Market (Exit D); Grand Century Place (Exit D); Grand Tower Shopping Centre (Exit B); King Wah Centre (Exit B); Langham Place (Exit B); Mongkok Computer Centre (Exit B); Pioneer Centre (Exit C); Sincere Podium (Exit B)
Allied Plaza (Exit C); Argyle Centre (Exit B); Bank Centre (Exit B); Chow Tai Fook Centre (Exit B); CTMA Centre (Exit B); Ginza Square (Exit B); Hollywood Plaza (Exit B); HSBC Building Mongkok (Exit B); Mongkok City Centre (Exit B); Park-in Commercial Centre (Exit B); Sino Centre (Exit B); 
Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Argyle Street Jockey Club School Dental Clinic
Chun Seen Mei Chuen
Evangel Hospital
Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Hospital Authority Building
Kowloon Hospital 
Bus 24 C
Cosmopolitan Estate Minibus 12B, 12A C
Metro Harbour View Minibus 12B C
Park Avenue Bus 79K B
Tai Kok Tsui Minibus 21K C

 Kowloon Tong
Festival Walk (Exit C2, H)
Business Environment Council (Exit C1, H); EPD Indoor Air Quality Information Centre (Exit C1, H); Hong Kong Productivity Council (Exit C1, H); InnoCentre (Exit C1, H)

Kowloon Tong Station
Kowloon Tong Station

 Public Transport:

Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Broadcast Drive / Hong Kong Baptist Hospital
Hong Kong Baptist University - Ho Sin Hang Campus
Minibus 29A E, F
Beacon Hill Minibus 29B E, E
Hong Kong Baptist University - Shaw Campus / 
Baptist University Road Campus
Tung Tau Estate
Minibus 25M E, F
San Po Kong Bus 85 C1, C2

 Tai Wai
Che Kung Temple (Exit B), Hong Kong Heritage Museum (Exit A, D), Sun Chui Shopping Centre (Exit C), Tsang Tai Uk (Exit B)
 Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Carado Garden Minibus 68K B
Bus 46X, 86B, 88K
Fu Shan Mini Bus 64K A, D
Granville Garden / Park View Garden Minibus 63B A, D
Hin Keng Estate / Ka Tin Court / Ka Keng Court Bus/ Minibus 803K, 46X, 86B, 88K B
Lung Hang Estate Minibus / Bus 68K, 46X, 86B, 88K B
Mei Chung Court / May Shing Court Minibus 63A A, D
Mei Lam Estate Minibus / Bus 63A, 63B, 63K A, D
Parc Royale / Julimount Garden MInibus 68K B
Tai Wai New Village Minibus 64A, 64K A, D
Union Hospital Minibus 68K B
Worldwide Garden Minibus 61M B
 Sha Tin
Regal Riverside Hotel (Exit A3); Royal Park Hotel (Exit A3)
Grand Central Plaza (Exit A1, B); Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters (Exit A1, B); New Town Tower (Exit A3)
 Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Greenwood Terrace / Ville De Jardin Minibus 69K A1, B
HKGGA Pok Hong Camp Site Minibus 809K A1, B
Hong Kong Heritage Museum Bus / Minibus 282, 68K A1, A3, B
Science Park Minibus 27 A1, B
Kau To Minibus 66K A1, B
Shatin Lodge Minibus 62K A1, B
Sui Wo Court Bus / Minibus 80M, 81K / 69K A1, A3, B
Villa Athena, Ma On Shan Minibus 810 A3

 Fo Tan
Jubilee Square (Exit C); Metropole (Exit A); Plaza Ascot (Exit A); Plaza Ascot (Exit A); Topsail Plaza (Exit C)
CLP Power (Exit A); Corporation Centre (Exit A); Delta House (Exit A); Ever Gain Centre (Exit A); Fo Tan Industrial Area (Exit D); Fo Tan Railway House (Exit A); Grandtech Centre (Exit A); Li Fung Centre (Exit A); Ngan Shing Commercial Centre (Exit A); Shatin Galleria (Exit B); Sui Fai Factory Estate (Exit B); Watson (Exit D); Immigration Department (Exit C)
 Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Fo Tan Industrial Area Minibus 801, 811, 811A A
Royal Ascot Bus 88K A
Sui Wo Court / Greenwood Terrace Minibus 811, 811A A

Hyatt Regency, Sha Tin (Exit B)
Bio-Informatics Centre (Exit B); Biotech Centre 1 & 2 (Exit B), Car Park Building (Exit B), Charles K. Kao Auditorium (Exit B), Core Building 1 & 2 (Exit B), Enterprise Place (Exit B), Green 18 (Exit B), Harbour View 1 & 2 (Exit B), HK Institute of Biotechnology (Exit B), IC Development Centre (Exit B), Lakeside 1 & 2 (Exit B), Marine Science Laboratory (Exit B), Phillips Eletronics Building (Exit B), Photonics  Centre (Exit B), SAE Technology Centre (Exit B), Wireless Centre (Exit B)
Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Science Park Bus 272K B
National Geopark - Ping chau Country TRail Ferry --- B
Lai Chi Chong Ferry --- B
Sham Chung Ferry --- B
Tap Mun Ferry --- B
Tung Ping Chau Ferry (#) B
(#) Service on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only

 Tai Po Market 
 Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Classical Gardens / Ma Wo Minibus 20S A3
Eightland Gardens MTR Feeder Bus / Bus / Minibus K12 / 20A, 20B, 20C, 20K A3
Fu Heng Estate / Chung Nga Court Bus / Minibus 71A, 71K / 20A A3
Fu Shin Estate / Ming Nga Court MTR Feeder Bus 71K A3
HK Institue of Education Bus 74K A3
Hong Kong Railway Museum Minibus 20A, 20C, 20K A3
Kerry Lake Egret Nature Park Bus / Minibus 74A / 28K A3
Kwong Fuk Estate / Wang Fuk Court MTR Feeder Bus / Bus 71K A3
Sam Mun Tsai Bus / Minibus 74K, 20K A3
Sheung Tsuen / Kadoorie Farm / 
Fong Ma Po
Bus 64K A3
Tai Mei Tuk Bus / Minibus 75K / 20C A3
Tai Po Centre / Tai Po Plaza MTR Feeder Bus / Bus K12 A3
Tai Po Industrial Estate Bus 74K, 75K A3
Tai Po Nethersole Hospital Bus / Minibus 71K / 20A A3
Tai Po Waterfront Park Bus 275R (#) A3
Tai Yuen Estate Bus / Minibus 75K / 20A, 20B, 20C, 20K A3
Tung Tsz Bus / Minibus 20B A3
Wan Tau Tong Estate Minibus 20S, 23K A3
Wu Kau Tang Bus / Minibus 275R (#), 20C A3
Wun yiu / San Uk Ka Minibus 23K A3
Yee Nga Court MTR Feeder Bus / Bus / Minibus 74K, 75K, 275 / 20B, 20C, 20K A3
(#) Service on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only

 Tai Wo
Buddhist Cheung Ha Temple (Exit A); Hong Kong Railway Museum (Exit A); King Low Ka Shuk Ancestral Hall (Exit B); Man Mo Temple (Exit A); Tai Wo Plaza (Exit A, B); Tin Hau Temple (Exit B)
Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Services Routes Exit
Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital Bus 71K A
Chung Nga Court Bus 71K A
Fong Ma Po (Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree) /
Kadoorie Farm
Bus 64K A
Fu Heng Estate Bus 71K, 73 A
Kau Lung Hang Bus / Minibus 73, 73A, 25B A
Nam Wa Po Minibus 25A A
Ng Tung Chai Minibus 25K A
Parc Versailles Minibus 21K A
Sheung Tsuen Bus 64K A
Tai Hang Bus / Minibus 25A, 25B, 73, 73A A
Tai Po Garden Minibus 21K A
Tai Po Industrial Estate Bus 73 A
Wai Tau Tsuen Minibus 21K A

Hong Leong Plaza (Exit A); Kerry Godown (Exit A); Sun Ling Plaza (Exit A)
  Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Avon Park / Dawning Views / Flora Plaza /
King Shing Court / Wah Sum Estate
Bus / Minibus 76K, 273, 273A / 501K B / C
Belair Monte / Regentville /
Wing Fai Centre / Wing Fok Centre
Minibus 52A, 54A, 56A A
Cheerful Park / Glamour Garden / 
Greenpark Villa / Vienna Garden
Bus 76K, 273A B
Lau Shui Heung / Hok Tau Minibus 52B C
Luen Wo Hui / Union Plaza Bus / Minibus 278K / 52A, 54A, 56A A / A
Luk Keng Minibus 56K C
Lung Yeuk Tau Minibus 54K C
Ping Che / Wan Chuen Sin Koon Minibus 52K C
Sha Tau Kok Bus 78K A
Siu Hang Tsuen Minibus 56C C
Tan Chuk Hang Minibus 56B C
Wah Ming Estate / Yung Shing Court Bus / Minibus 76K, 273, 273A / 501 A B / C
Yan Shing Court Bus / Minibus 273A / 501K B / C

 Sheung Shui
Advanced Technology Centre (Exit A2, C); Cambridge Plaza (Exit A3, D1); Hi Tech Centre (Exit A2, C); Landmark North (Exit A4, B2, D1)
 Public Transport:
Destination Feeder Service Routes Exit
Cheerful Park / Greenpark Villa Bus 76K, 273A A2, C
Ching Ho Estate Bus 273B A3, D1
Kwu Tung (South) / Europa Garden Minibus 50A A3, D1
Hang Tau Minibus 50K A3, D1
Ho Sheung Heung Minibus 51K A3, D1
Ki Lun Tsuen Minibus 605 A3, D1
Lin Ma Hang Minibus 59K A3, D1
Man Kam To Bus 73K A4
North District Hospital / Tai Ping Estate Bus 73, 273A, 276A A2, C
Tai Ping Estate Minibus 58K A3, D1
Ping Kong Minibus 58K A3, D1
Sha Tau Kok Bus / Minibus 78K / 55K A2, C / A3, D1
Ta Kwu Ling / Wan Chuen Sin Koon Bus 79K A4
Tin Ping Estate / On Shing Court Bus / Minibus 270 / 55K A3 / D1
Tong Kung Leng / Tsiu Keng Minibus 57K A3, D1
Tsui Lai Garden Bus 270 A3, D1

1. Mong Kok East Station and Mong Kok Station (Tsuen Wan Line and Kwun Tong Line), are not interconnected stations. Take a 10 to 15 minutes pedestrian transfer by a footbridge.
2. Fo Tan and Racecourse are parallel stations. Racecourse is reached when horseracing or a special event is on at Sha Tin Racecourse.
3. The Information Centers at MTR stations on the East Rail Line handle general customer inquiries and souvenirs sale. Here below is about their opening hours:
Lo Wu: 08:00 to 17:00   Lok Ma Chau: 09:00 to 12:00
- Last modified on Jun. 26, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong MTR - East Rail Line
Asked by uvex from HONG KONG | Jun. 25, 2018 22:10Reply
From Tuen Mun to East Rail Stations
I am in Tuen Mun, at 6am is there any type of public transportation for going from Tuen Mun to any of the East Rail Stations? I need to get to Lok Ma Chau at 7:30am.
Thank you for your help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Pine from PANAMA | Jun. 26, 2018 22:07

You can take west railway line from Tuen Mun at 6am. to Yuen Long. Get out of the exit E and walk about 200m to take bus line B1 to Lok Ma Chau. It takes about 1 hour to get there.
Asked by Urs Ehrbar from SWITZERLAND | Sep. 11, 2017 12:22Reply
Hongkong via Shenzhen to Guilin with train
Hello all
I want to travel from Wan Chai (Hongkong Island) to Guilin via Shenzhen North with the highspeed train (leaving at 11:45hrs).
My questions:
1) at what time I have to leave on a Sunday morning ( 8th of October) at Wan Chai?
2) With what means of Transport should I travel to Shenzhen North?
3) How much time do I have to calculate for the immigration procedure at Fution Port (with valid Visum)?

My plan: take Island line to Admiralty, change to Tsuen Wan line until Mong Kok, Change to Kwun Tong line until Kowloon Tong and there continue with East Rail Line to Fution Port. There it should be possible to transfer to line 4 towards Shenzhen North Train Station (?)
Thank you very much for your tips.
Best Regards
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from CANADA | Sep. 12, 2017 02:39

Well, your plan is right, and the metro in HK takes about 80 minutes, generally, the immigration procedure takes 15-20 minutes, and the metro line 4 of Shenzhen takes about 20 minutes to North Station.

You are suggested to Shenzhen North 1 hour earlier, so you can depart around 08:00-08:30.
Asked by Phil from USA | May. 24, 2017 18:07Reply
Kowloon Station to Hung Hom by Taxi
Hello, just to make sure I have enough time. I will leave Kowloon station to Hung Hom to take the East rail line to Lok Ma Chau, cross border, and take the 2:43 pm train to Guangzhou. It that enough time?

Would taci from Kowloon station to Hung Hom faster than metro?
Thank you very much
Answers (1)
Answered by Jim from GERMANY | May. 27, 2017 03:49

1. May I know when you will start your trip from Kowloon station?
2. Generally speaking, the taxi will be faster than the metro without any traffic jam.
Asked by Phil from USA | May. 20, 2017 20:53Reply
Transportation from Kowloon Station to Hung Hom Station
Hello, beside taxi, what are the quickest way to get there with one luggage? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Paul from CANADA | May. 24, 2017 04:55

You can take Tung Chung Line at Kowloon Station to Nam Cheong Station and transfer West Rail Line to Hung Hom Station directly. This trip will take around 25 minutes. The ticket fare is HK$6.2/person.
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