Guangzhou to Hong Kong (KCR)


The KCR East Railway travels between Hong Kong (Hung Hom station) and Guangzhou East. The journey time is generally under 2 hours and the train has a food and drinks service

NOTE: You will pass through immigration at both ends of the journey.

You are advised to arrive 45 minutes before the departure time, and gates close 10 minutes before departure.

Tickets can be bought at Hung Hom station in Hong Kong, and in Guangzhou East station. You can also buy tickets 14 days in advance from the KCR website.

Prices are (in Hong Kong dollars):

  • $73 for children (stopping at Dong Guan)
  • $95 for children (not stopping at Dong Guan)
  • $145 for adults (stopping at Dong Guan)
  • $190 for adults (not stopping at Dong Guan)
  • $230 for premium class (only available on routes marked with *)

The best trains (and certainly most peaceful) are the ones that go straight through. Trains stopping at Dongguan tend to be less clean and more crowded.

Guangzhou to Hong Kong

Train No. Depart
Guangzhou East
Depart Dongguan (Changping) Arrive
Hung Hom
T801 08:18 08:57 10:02
T805 09:05 09:42 10:47
T811 10:15 10:54 11:59
T821* 11:02 12:45
T817 12:33 13:10 14:15
T803 13:17 13:54 16:26
T807 13:49 14:26 15:33
T823* 15:36 16:18 17:25
T819 17:04 18:43
T815 19:11 19:48 20:53
T825* 20:13 20:55 23:17

Hong Kong to Guangzhou

Train No. Depart
Hung Hom
Arrive Dongguan (Changping) Arrive Guangzhou East
T810 07:28 08:33 09:11
T822* 08:25 09:31 10:13
T812 09:18 10:23 11:01
T802 10:32 11:35 12:13
T806 11:17 12:20 12:58
T816 12:30 13:34 14:12
T824* 13:19 14:25 15:07
T818 14:43 15:48 16:26
T804 15:47 17:25
T808 16:30 17:35 18:13
T826* 17:55 18:13
T820 19:24 20:29 21:07

Schedule was last updated on November 23, 2007.

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  1. Noreen :

    Jul 18, 2007 3:47 am |

    Orgainising a trip to the Canton Fair and arriving at Hong Kong Airport. I need to get the express train from Hong Kong Aiport to Guangzhou. Please tell me if the train stops at Guangzhou and what is the station called and how to obtain a train ticket.

    Kind regards,

  2. John( author ) :

    Jul 19, 2007 9:40 am |

    Noreen, there is no direct train from the airport to Guangzhou. Instead you will need to take the airport express train into Hong Kong, and then take the KCR train to Guangzhou (details shown on this page). Tickets for the KCR train can be bought in Hung Hom station.

  3. rob grigsby :

    Aug 21, 2007 9:25 pm |

    I'll be traveling the same route that Noreen asked about. Does the Airport Express stop right at the Hung Hom Station or do I need to transfer by taxi, bus or MTR?

  4. John( author ) :

    Aug 24, 2007 5:28 am |

    Rob, yes it does.

  5. Bruno :

    Dec 7, 2007 2:31 pm |

    I will travel to Hong Kong in January 2008.I wonder, when I arrive to H.K Airport, how I can go
    to Guangzhao? I know there is bus service leaving from Airport to Guangzhao but it is expensive.
    Any other ways?And how?

  6. willy ong :

    Jan 12, 2008 12:55 pm |

    is the price return ticket already?

  7. John( author ) :

    Jan 16, 2008 11:09 am |

    No, the price is a single ticket

  8. Eddie :

    Jan 26, 2008 9:00 pm |

    From Hong Kong airport take the Airport Express to Hong Kong. Then take the MRT to Hung Hom.(You can walk to MRT just follow the massive crowd). If you dont know how to use the automated ticket machines, just watch a few people or ask attendant for help.

    Map of Trains
    Ticket Schedule and Price

  9. Bibi :

    Feb 14, 2008 10:53 am |

    Hi John,

    I still have a ticket for the train from GZ to HK. Do you know if I can change it? I want to take the train which leaves GZ one hour earlier...

  10. Gigi :

    Feb 18, 2008 2:53 am |

    Hi, I am from Singapore. May I know whether can I use KCR web to order the train ticket from GZ to HK? Where do I collect the ticket at GZ and when to collect it?

  11. Tom :

    Mar 12, 2008 5:58 pm |

    Hi, I plan to take the train from HK to Guangzhou for the Canton fair, at the time it would be over crowded. I am afraid of full booked on those days. May I know besides buy the ticket at the HK station whether I can order from the website?

  12. John( author ) :

    Mar 12, 2008 9:10 pm |

    Tickets can be collected from Hung Hom station in HK

  13. linda :

    Apr 4, 2008 2:08 pm |

    I also want to visit canton fair but when i arrive at guangzhou what should i do? Is it near to down town city the train station or what?

  14. Jon :

    May 7, 2008 4:07 pm |

    I'm flying into Guangzhou and then traveling down to HK. Is it difficult to get from the airport in Guangzhou to the train station?

  15. peter :

    Jul 1, 2008 7:16 am |

    If travelling to Guangzhou via KCR, can you still purchase a visa upon arrival?
    Or is it best to do this in Hong Kong before you leave? How long does this take?

  16. John( author ) :

    Jul 1, 2008 1:35 pm |

    Definitely get your visa before you travel to Guangzhou. There are plenty of options in HK and they have an express service (time varies on type of visa you want)

  17. meeti :

    Jul 17, 2008 7:28 pm |

    i m travelling from canton to hong kong in mid august but m confused about visa immigration and ticketing please guide me what all i have to do and apply in india and what all can i apply in canton .i have been refused entry into hong kong till i have a valid rail ticket please advise

  18. jenny :

    Jul 17, 2008 10:37 pm |

    A friend and I are traveling to Hongkong for the Paralympic Equestrian events in early Sept. we would like to take some day trips from Hongkong, including to GZ. Any tips to make it easier for us? We have not had the pleasure to visit China before and would like to enjoy 3 or 4 day trips. Thank you.

  19. chintz :

    Aug 5, 2008 3:15 am |

    Hi, I want plan to take the train from Guangzhou to Hongkong airport , I am afraid

  20. anna :

    Oct 7, 2008 6:04 pm |

    i am planning to visit the cantonfair on the 15th of october, I was told that it is also possible to hire a local guide to find your way.
    do you know what amount is acceptable to pay a guide for one day?

  21. Sanjay :

    Oct 9, 2008 8:21 pm |

    How far is the Canton Fair from the Guangzhou East station?

  22. Harry :

    Nov 27, 2008 6:07 pm |

    What's the scenery like? I imagine it would be spectacular, as you are travelling through southern Yunnan, which has some of the most beautiful landscapes in China. What was your experience of it?

    Also, the meals which are served on board the train, do they cost extra or are they part of the cost of the ticket? Thanks for helping

  23. John( author ) :

    Dec 1, 2008 9:34 pm |

    You are travelling through Southern Guangdong on this journey, not Yunnan. The scenery is less than spectacular

  24. Harry :

    Dec 4, 2008 11:52 am |

    Sorry, that post was supposed to be for the Guangzhou-Kunming train.

  25. David :

    Jan 20, 2009 12:22 am |

    I want to get the train from Guangzhou and get to the Hong Kong
    airport is the Hung Hom the airport?

  26. David :

    Jan 20, 2009 12:24 am |

    I want to get the train from Guangzhou and get to the Hong Kong
    airport is the Hung Hom the airport? What is premium class?

  27. Sachin :

    May 14, 2009 5:14 am |

    Hi, planing to tak train from hongkong to guanzhou and vice versa,
    do we need to purchase ticket in advance or it is easily availabl
    on day of travel at station in june 2009

  28. anne :

    May 30, 2009 8:23 pm |

    its readily available. each train leaves almost every 15mins

  29. CORY ALLAN :

    Jun 12, 2009 8:24 am |

    We wont be arriving at Hong Kong airport till 6pm, we want to go
    straight to Guangzhou, The last train time is 7:24pm, which we will
    miss (unless train gets us there by 7pm), is there another type of
    service?? Limo, Taxi, plane that we could get maybe?

  30. Miguel :

    Sep 17, 2009 2:17 pm |

    G'day, I plan to take a train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong, non stop
    premium class, on the 17th of October. What time do the direct
    trains with Premium class depart?

  31. Nelly :

    Sep 28, 2009 6:26 am |

    I also would like to travel from Guangzhou to Hong Kong non stop on
    11/28/09, can I buy train tickets from Guangzhou train station on
    the same day and how much time in advance or do I have to get train
    tickets in advance? Thanks, Nelly

  32. Sanjay Kandhai :

    Sep 28, 2009 3:34 pm |

    Hi nelly, I have been to HK a few times and let me tell you that
    the transport system is incredible. Also the people are very
    friendly and you will never get lost. I booked my ticket from HK to
    Guangzhou East station from here in South Africa adn got to the
    station an hour before time and had the most pleasant journey. Just
    one thing, when you reach Guangzhou East station, do not take the
    taxi's on the sidelines. Fisrtly, it could be dangerous and
    secondly it is defiently more expensive than the real taxi's. Just
    follow the queue. It moves pretty fast and the cab drivers are also
    very friendly. All in all you will have a time of your life, so
    enjoy. Best regards. Sanjay Kandhai

  33. chris :

    Oct 15, 2009 12:05 am |

    Could someone please tell me where the Zhang Mu Tou station is and
    what train would I take from Honk Kong to that station. Thanks,

  34. Scott B :

    Nov 4, 2009 9:46 am |

    Can I just say to all first timers to HK, I have only been there
    once, but the train system is fantastic and easy to understand.
    Travel around HK was a pleasure

  35. Nelly :

    Nov 4, 2009 10:29 am |

    Thanks Sanjay for the good information. This is my first time
    taking trains both ways to and from HK/GuangZhou since my sisters
    are taking me to visit our village in Taishan.

  36. Cynthia :

    Nov 14, 2009 12:40 pm |

    Hi, I would like to check, does a singaporean need a visa to travel
    from hong kong to guangzhou?

  37. Nelly :

    Nov 15, 2009 9:02 am |

    Hi Cynthia, Anyone going into any part of China would need a visa
    if you are not a citzen of Hong Kong.

  38. Eileen :

    Nov 16, 2009 10:19 am |

    Actually, Singapore passport holders do NOT require a visa to enter
    China for leisure. You are allowed to stay for a maximum of 15
    days. You get 90 days for Hong Kong.

  39. David :

    Nov 16, 2009 9:30 pm |

    the prices are in US dollars o RMB?

  40. coleman :

    Jan 20, 2010 9:25 am |

    please,i want to book a ticket from guangzhou to hongkong on
    2010/01/24,and howmuch it is,thanks

  41. Spencer :

    Feb 25, 2010 5:56 pm |

    Hi there, I would like take a train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong,
    non stop premium class. Could I have more info on that? Thank you
    very much..

  42. BRIAN :

    Mar 1, 2010 10:01 pm |

    Hi, I will be going to canton fair apr 2010 - i see the train
    arrives in the east station in Guangzou from HK how far is this to
    the canton fair pazhou site,or hotels near caton fair regards Brian

  43. carmen :

    Mar 10, 2010 2:41 am |

    Hi Mahesh! I am from Shantou, so I am very happy to reply your post. However, I got the direct bus number back home ( I am travelling now) If you don't mind, I will reply you after 19th March.


    Option one: you can have a direct fly from HK to Shantou, it cost around 1000HKD, takes 45 minutes.
    Option two: you can go to Shenzhen Port (huang gang), then find a direct coach to Shantou. (it is very frequent line) It cost 40HKD by tube + 150RMB to Shantou. It takes 30 minutes by tube + 4 hours on bus.
    Option three: take the HK airport coach to Guangzhou, then take the airplane from to Shantou. Bus 200HKD (take 3 hours) travel to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport fly to Shantou 680-780 RMB (takes 45 minutes)

    Normally I takes the coach from HK airport direct to Shantou. 250HKD takes 4 hours. (If you are urgent, when you arrived HK airport, ask the bus couch services and see which one is going to Shantou directly.)

  44. bell :

    Mar 27, 2010 5:17 pm |

    i'am a Malaysian citizen.if i want go to hongkong from GZ need
    visa?? please advice.. thanks.

  45. Ben :

    Mar 30, 2010 1:01 am |

    What is best way to get to the KCR train at LouWu(shenzhen,HK
    crossing) from Guangzhou airport? Flying into guangzhou and staying
    in Hotel near ShaTin Station.

  46. carmen :

    Mar 30, 2010 8:53 pm |

    Don't know about KCR to Luo Hu port. I think KCR only directly from Hung Hom station without stopping. You might better take the couch to Luo Hu, then take the HK couch to ShaTin Station directly.

    I remember that if you get out of Luo hu (out of the immigration area, then you can see many buses to HK city including the Sha Tin one). Alternatively, you can go to HK city, then take the tube to Shatin, quicker way.

    Hope it might help!

  47. jason :

    Apr 1, 2010 1:11 pm |

    Hi, from Singapore. Need to be in Hu Men in May. Need some advice
    pls. Would it be more convenient to take a ferry/bus from HKIA or
    take a cab driect from Baiyun airport. Thanks a million !

  48. alaa :

    Apr 6, 2010 8:34 pm |

    hi i want to take train from guangzhou to hong kong in 12april and
    if theres cheaper transportation than train

  49. Brian :

    Apr 18, 2010 7:38 am |

    I will arrive HK Int'l Airport on 4/28/10 at 5:15pm....can I get
    train to Guangzhou in time from airport. What is most efficient way
    to get to the train and where to get ticket in advance, please?

  50. federico namino :

    Apr 26, 2010 1:40 am |

    Brian take the A 43 bus in the airport and go the Shng Shui.( 45
    mins aprox) There oyu get into the KCR for on station to Lo WU, you
    cross the border walking ( on HK side is the Lo Wu KCR station and
    in Shenzhen is the Train station- Once in the Shenzhen station take
    the train to Guangzhou ( 1 HR and 5 mins)

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