How to get Guangzhou from Hong Kong
Hong Kong Airport is one of the biggest asian airport and a lot of people who wants to visit China (especially Guangzhou) come to Hong Kong first. Since we came to China we have to leave the country every 3 month because of visa’s rules, so we’ve made GZ — HK trip many times.
In this article I will tell how to get Guangzhou from Hong Kong.
First of all I’d like to tell you that you can get Guangzhou any time, doesn’t matter what time of the day.
There are several options how to get Guangzhou from Hong Kong:
- by plane;
- by bus;
- by train;
- by ferry/boat;
- through Shengzhen.
Easy as pie. You just need buy ticket from Hong Kong directly to Guangzhou. Price for plane ticket will be around 800 — 1500 yuan (rmb) depends on discounts, time and etc. ~ $200 — $250.
By direct bus (coach bus)
You can buy tickets in one of two terminals of book here: link.
Ticket windows are very easy to find:
There are several companies who works on this route.
Departure time: 07:35 / 08:05 / 08:35 / 10:45 / 12:45 / 13:45 / 14:45 / 15:45 / 16:45 / 17:45 / 18:45 / 19:25 / 20:45 / 22:45
Arrival points: China Hotel, Guangzhou Hotel, Rosedale Hotel Guangzhou, Garden Hotel
More information here: link.
Bus’s color: pink-yellow-white.
Ticket price for adult: 220HK$, for people who older than 65 and child from 2 to 12 years old – 170HK$
Bus’s color — green
Departure time: 07:05 / 08:05 / 09:05 / 10:05 / 11:05 / 11:55 / #12:30 / 12:55 / 13:55 / #14:30 / 14:55 / 15:30 / 15:55 / #16:30 / 16:55 / 17:55 / 18:55 / 19:30 / 20:05 / 21:05 / 22:05
Arrival points: Jinan University(Tian He), China Hotel, Hotel Landmak Canton, Garden Hotel, Dong Shan Hotel
Bus’s color: white
Another option — to choose company, which has vans (ask cashier). In this case, you don’t need to cross the border by yourself and lift your heavy laggage. You will sit in van, from time to time showing your face to the custom officer. In the same van you will get blanks which you must fill to cross the border.
Although you still have to sit in a bus, but when you cross the border and your van will arrive to Shenzhen. There is no difference about the price, but I think this option is more comfortable.
There is no direct train from Hong Kong airport to Guagzhou, so you have to get to city center. You can do it by bus A21 (~ 1 hour) or using Airport Express, which is faster (~ 20 min). You will get Kowloon station (not Kowloon West or Kowloon Tong).
Then from Kowloon station you can take direct train to Guangzhou.
Price: 190 HKD (150 RMB or $25) for train ticket per person.
This way, probably, one of the most expensive, but also comfortable. You’ll leave Kowloon and arrive to East Railway Station (Orange line Guangzhou Metro — Line 3) – Guangzhou metro map, откуда можно добраться до любой части города.
We didn’t try this way, but I know there is only one ferry, which leave at 11:15 every Tuesday and Saturday. Sailing Time: Approx. 60 mins.
More information you can find here: link.
The border crossing of Hong Kong — China (Shenzhen) is located at Lok Ma Chau station (blue subway line, terminal station).
To get to Lok Ma Chau, you need to take the subway. See the map for more details:
Hong Kong Metro is open until 12:20 am. More information about the metro can be read on the official website.
Crossing the border and finding yourself in Shenzhen, you can get to Guangzhou by high-speed train or by bus. Let me tell you more about both these options.
From Shenzhen to Guangzhou by train
Price: 79 RMB (economy) or 99 RMB (business) — ~ 11 dollars per person for an economy and 14 dollars For business class.
After 1.5 hours you will be in Guangzhou, at the East Railway Station, the orange metro line (Line 3).
From Shenzhen to Guangzhou by bus
Price: 70 RMB per person ($10).
This method is even cheaper than the previous one and it is suitable in case you suddenly missed the last train. It happened with us once.
We’ve arrived to Shenzhen, crossed the border, but the last train left at 22 hours, and even earlier. As a result, we are in unfamiliar city, the ticket offices are closed…
We started to look for different options and we found out that we can get to Guangzhou by bus. Honestly, the procedure is not very pleasant, because it 2 times longer. The high-speed train from Shenzhen goes at a speed of 150 km/h, but the bus — 80-90.
I think that’s all for now. We hope that our tips will help you to reach your destination with maximum comfort and with a lowest price. We have already felt on ourselves how important to get a little comfort after exhausting flights.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments.