Hong Kong - Guangzhou Through trains (Z trains) serve travelers between Hong Kong and Guangzhou only (stop at Dongguan city). Train journey from Hong Kong (Hum Hom) to Guangzhou (Guangzhou East) takes around 2 hours and takes you to the city center of both cities and that make it a preferred option especially for canton fair attendants.
From Sep 23rd, 2018, travelers have another option between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, as the Hong Kong high-speed rail line was put into service. It take 48 minutes only from West Kowloon to Guangzhou South Station. What's more, there are over 100 trains per day connecting Hong Kong with over 44 Mainland's destinations without changing. Further information on Hong Kong Bullet Trains (G trains).
How to collect my tickets?
ETripChina offers three ways based on your requests:
Hotel pick up: If time permit, we deliver the paper tickets to your hotel that you stay overnight before taking the train. Then you collect at the reception when check in.
Guangzhou East Station(Guangzhou): tickets will be delivered to the Station 60 minutes prior to your departure time. Look for meeting details in confirmation email.
Hung Hom Station (Hong Kong): tickets will be kept at our cooperated office right at departure hall (working hour from 6:30am to 20:00pm).
ETripChina will ticket for you 28-30 days prior to departure time if you made advanced payment. For bookings within 30 days, we will issue immediately. If tickets are sold out, we will contact and offer alternative plans or refund fully on your own choice.
We accept urgent booking WITHIN 24 HOURS, but please note that tickets are likely to be sold out the last minutes without prior notice. It is important to keep your email and phone number (given in the inquiry) accessible to be informed of booking status. We can't guarantee you the availability until successfully ticketing, but we promise to refund fully if we failed to do.
Changes and Cancellation
Through trains apply for very strict change and cancellation policy including that should be done at issuing station. ETripChina offer free change or cancellation before ticketing (or 31 days prior to departure time), but not after ticketing, and service fee is non-refundable. It is very important to fix your travel date before making booking.
Guangzhou East Station (广州东站)
Station: Guangzhou East Railway Station / Guangzhou Dong Station
Address: No.1, Dongzhan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Immigration Check and Board: 4th floor, Through Train Waiting Room
Ticket Collection: Entrance No. 1, 1st Floor (meeting point)
Subway Connection: Line
Airport Shuttle Bus: express line 6a (requires walking 850m)
To Guangzhou Baiyun Airport - 35km, 50 minutes
To Guangzhou South Station - 26km, 60 minutes
To Guangzhou Station - 8km, 20 minutes
Hung Hom Station (红磡站)
Station: Hung Hom Station
Address: 8 Cheong Wan Road, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Immigration Check and Board: Hunghom Station Concourse ( Exit C)
Ticket Collection: Hunghom Station Concourse (our coperated office)
Subway Connection: West Rail Line & East Rail Line
Airport Shuttle Bus: A21 (90 minute ride, available every 10-15 minutes)
To airport - 34km, 50minutes
To West Kowloon Station (HK bullet trains)- 3km, 10 minutes
To Disneyland - 23km, 40 minutes
Under the "one country, two systems" policy, Hong Kong maintains its immigration and visa policy independently from the rest of China. Visitors from most of the countries are permitted visa-free entry to Hong Kong for periods ranging from 7 to 180 days, but entering Hong Kong from Guangzhou or vice versa requires passing through immigration checkpoints of mainland China.
China visa policy is different to countries and types, it is advisable to arrange visa in your own country. We ETripChina do not deal with visa application, and cannot provide you further details or latest information regarding it. But we can give you supporting documents after booking like a confirmation letter that might be required by Chinese Embassy.
You will have border inspection at both ends of Hung Hom Station in Hong Kong and Guangzhou East Station in Guangzhou. The whole procedure is very simple taking maximum few minutes.
Maximum weight of free carry-on luggage (excluding folding wheelchairs for disabled) is 20kg for adult and 10kg for child. The sum of length, width and height of each item should not exceed 160cm. Any item of the luggage exceeds the specific weight or dimension shall be consigned. If you have oversized/overweight luggage, please find details on page for luggage consignment services.
It is always better to leave enough time for the unpredictable events. Below suggestions are given based on our previous customers' experience.
1): Hong Kong airport to Hung Hom Station or vice versa: it is advisable to leave 4 hours or more in between. It usually takes 45-60 minutes to go through the custom at the airport, take 60-90 minutes on average from airport to Hung Hom Station by taxi or shuttle bus, then check in to the train 45 minutes earlier.
2): Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Guangzhou East Station or vice versa: It is advisable to leave 4 hours on average. It takes 45-60 minutes to check out from airport if arriving by international flight or 30 minutes also by domestic flight. Take taxi or subway to Guangzhou East about 50 minutes. Then check in at 45 minutes earlier.
3): Guangzhou South Station to Guangzhou East Station or vice versa: 3 hours at least. Leave 30 minutes to check out and takes around 1 hour on the way by taxi. Then check in 45 minutes prior to departure time.
4): Guangzhou Station to Guangzhou East or vice versa: 2 hours can allow you to transfer trains logically. These two stations are very near to each other within 30 minute drive. But many trains arrive or leave at Guangzhou Station are K, T, Z trains which are likely to be delayed.
If you will be late, the key is first getting in touch with ETripChina VIA phone number given in email whether you are on the road or still at home.
1): For ticket to be collected at Hung Hom Station or delivered to your hotel: we are not able to change or cancel on behalf, but can help to check the availability or book tickets two hours later than your calling time.
2): For ticket to be collected at Guangzhou East Station: we are not able to cancel (cancellation is not allowed within two hours before departure), but we may be able to change on behalf depending on the availability.
How can you avoid trouble?
1): Keep in mind the check-in starts 45 minutes earlier and ends at 10 minutes prior to departure time.
2): Prepare your local transport to Hung Hom Station/ Guangzhou East Station beforehand, and leave enough time in between if connecting trains on the same day. Check out our Hong Kong transport page and Guangzhou transport Page.
3): Make sure you fully understand how to collect the ticket at station. Any concerns or questions are welcome.
4): Pack light. No checked baggage can save you some time. 5): Keep your phone accessible as ETripChina is just a call away.
If your travel date is fixed, it is advisable to book and pay earlier to be on our caring list. ETripChina can guarantee you the availability for booking 30 days in advance. We also accept booking within 24 hours but cannot guarantee you the seat until successfully ticketing.
Ticket are selling very fast during Canton Fair period in April and October, Public holiday including the Chinese New Year, May Day Holiday, National Day Holiday or other unpredictable events.
There are two type of trains operated by Hong Kong MTR and Guangzhou Raiway Station separately. Difference exists in seat type some train conditions. View furhter information on Through Train Introduction
• Passengers are advised to reach Railway Station for at least 45 minutes before train departure to clear customs and get onboard.
• Luggage weight is limited to 20kg for adult and 10kg for children (including children under 5). Baggage size is limited to 160cm (width, length and height combined).
Hong Kong to Guangzhou Through Train Timetable
There are 12 pair of trains operating every hour also from and to Hong Kong. We list a complete timetable of through trains for you to plan your trip. If the timing is not suitable, you can turn for other options including bullet trains, ferry boats and flights depending on your needs. We have a detail comparison of all transport means between Guangzhou and Hong Kong including suggestions.
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Hong Kong Travel Guide