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High Speed Trains to Run between Hong Kong and Mainland China since September 23, 2018

Published: Sep. 18, 2018

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed railway is scheduled to open on September 23, including Hong Kong into China’s high speed railway network.

The train tickets have been on sale since September 10, 2018 in Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, railway stations in Mainland China and 12306.cn, the official website of China Railway Corporation. Passengers can buy tickets using Hong Kong dollars, RMB, Octopus, credit cards and other online payment tools like WeChat, Alipay and Apple pay.

Why High Speed Trains to/from Hong Kong so Hot

1. They will connect Hong Kong with 40 or so cities in Mainland China.
The high speed train departing from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station can reach about 40 mainland stations including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Xiamen, Guilin, Kunming and Guiyang. In addition, passengers can travel to almost any hot tourism destinations in mainland by these high speed trains with a transfer on the way.

2. They will make the travel to/from Hong Kong much easier and faster.
The operation of the trains will bring a lot of convenience and save a lot of time for passengers from Hong Kong to mainland and vice versa. For example, between Beijing and Hong Kong, the travel time will be shortened to 9 hours from 24 hours; between Shanghai and Hong Kong, it will be cut to 8.5 hours from 19 hours. What’s more, after experiencing the modernization in Hong Kong, it takes about only 3.5 hours for travelers to enjoy the most beautiful natural scenery in Guilin.

Popular High Speed Train Travel Routes between Hong Kong and Mainland China:

Route Time Route Time
Hong Kong - Shenzhen 14-24 minutes Hong Kong - Guangzhou 47-77 minutes
Hong Kong - Beijing 9 hours  Hong Kong - Shanghai 8.5 hours
Hong Kong - Kunming 7.5 hours          Hong Kong - Hangzhou 7.5 hours
Hong Kong - Guilin 3.5 hours  Hong Kong - Wuhan 5.5-6 hours
Hong Kong - Xiamen 4-4.5 hours Hong Kong - Guiyang 5.5 hours

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Hong Kong High Speed Train Travel Tips:

1. Exit and Entry
No matter you are departing from Hong Kong to mainland or from mainland to Hong Kong, all the exit and entry procedures will be completed in West Kowloon Station. Passengers can complete the immigration clearance at the same station and there will be no border inspection after boarding the train.

2. Luggage Limits
Adult passengers can take baggage of 20kg for free and children can take 10 kg for free. The free baggage limit of diplomatic is 35kg.

The dimension of each item is no more than 130 cm by length + width + height.

Check baggage is not allowed. If the baggage is overweight or oversized, the additional fee will be charged for the overweight part.

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