Guangzhou does not border with Hong Kong. Traveling between these two cities, the non-stop ways can be train transport, coach transport, air transport and ship transport. Of course, you also can take a bullet train or a coach to Shenzhen (a city borders with Hong Kong), and then get to Hong Kong via the ports in Shenzhen. Hong Kong and Guangzhou are two of the most modern cities in China, and are the heavens of shopping. China Highlights offers a great number of well-designed and customizable Guangzhou tours and Hong Kong tours, during which you can have as much time as you want for shopping when you have seen the sights. You can also contact us to design your own tour in China.
Train Transport: Guangzhou–Kowloon through Train
Guangjiu (Guangzhou-Kowloon in Hong Kong) Railway stretches from Guangzhou in the north to Hung Hom, Kowloon in the south. There are 12 pairs of trains (namely Guangzhou–Kowloon through trains, 广九直通车) running between Guangzhou and Hong Kong every day. The Guangzhou-Kowloon trains consist of three kinds of trains: the KTT double-decker train, the single-decker bullet train and the common single-decker train.
Essentials for Purchasing A Ticket
- Children under 5 can take the train for free, children aged 5–10 should buy half-price tickets, and people over 10 should buy the tickets with full paying.
- You should arrive at the railway station 45 minutes before train’s departure, to go through your exit formalities, and the boarding gate closes 15 minutes before the train’s departure.
- About refunding a ticket: If you refund a ticket 3 days before the train’s departure (before 11:00a.m.), you need pay 30% of the face value as a refund charge, and that for refunding a ticket 2 hours before the train’s departure is 50% of the face value. You cannot refund a ticket when the train will depart in less than 2 hours.
- The Guangzhou–Kowloon through train stops at Dongguan on the way, and the length of the time for a voyage is about 2 hours. The ticket prices are: HKD 190 for a first class ticket and HKD 230 for a super class ticket. Below is the timetable for the Guangzhou–Kowloon through train.