Guangzhou-Shenzhen High Speed Train

The service runs between Guangzhou South Railway Station and Shenzhen North Railway Station and it only takes 30 minutes to travel between the two cities via the high speed CRH train. The train very gradually works it’s way to a top speed at the time of 305 km/h. At the time of writing first class tickets were 100 RMB and second class tickets were 75 RMB.

Guangzhou South Railway Station
Guangzhou South Railway Station

In first class the seats are much larger and there is only two seats per row, you also get offered a free drink (bottled water/soft drink). First class seats also have power outlets so you can easily charge your laptop, mobile phone etc. There’s a buffet car on the train and the prices for meals and drinks is quite reasonable. There is also western style toilets on the train and hot drinking water taps.

Both the stations on this new line are massive transport hubs featuring large public spaces and numerous amenities. Once you buy a ticket you can go through the security screening (bags x ray) and enter the large train waiting area in which there are plenty of food options. Eatery choices include KFC, McDonalds, Kung Fu, Ajisen Ramen, Yashino, and several others. The McDonalds, along with regular MCds fare, has a real McCafe with decent coffee and free wi-fi. Boarding normally starts 15 minutes prior to departure. It’s allocated seating but in China that doesn’t mean much.

From Shenzhen, take either Longhua or Huanzhong Metro line straight to Shenzhen North Station (the metro station carries the same name as the train station being all in one). After getting off the metro it only takes a matter of minutes to reach the ticketing area. You need to purchase a ticket before entering the security screening, you can buy a ticket via machine (only in Chinese) or at the staffed ticket counters which are to the left of the security screening prior to entering the waiting area.

After arriving in Guangzhou simply head down the escalator and walk straight ahead and after the ticket check gate look for the escalator that goes down to the metro. This is line 2 of the GZ Metro it takes about 45 minutes to reach somewhere around the centre of the city, at for example, Haizhu Square station.

Going from Guangzhou to Shenzhen on the high speed rail is simply the reverse of the above. From either station you can also catch buses and taxis to and from.

Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North Train Schedule and Ticket Fares
Train No Departs Arrives Duration Seat Fares (RMB)
G6201 07:00 07:36 36 75/100
G6203 07:30 08:06 36m 75/100
G6205 08:00 08:51 51m 75/100
G6207 08:35 09:11 36m 75/100
G6209 09:00 09:36 36m 75/100
G6211 09:25 10:01 36m 75/100
G6011 09:44 10:20 39m 75/100
G6213 10:01 10:37 36m 75/100
G6013 10:13 10:49 40m 75/100
G6215 10:25 11:09 44m 75/100
G6015 10:46 11:29 49m 75/100
G6217 11:10 11:54 44m 75/100
G1001 11:42 12:18 40m 75/100
G6219 12:00 12:43 40m 75/100
G6221 12:32 13:01 29m 75/100
G77 12:44 13:13 32m 75/100
G6017 12:58 13:34 40m 75/100
G6223 13:32 14:07 44m 75/100
G6019 13:50 14:26 44m 75/100
G1003 14:12 14:48 44m 75/100
G6225 14:24 15:00 36m 75/100
G6021 14:36 15:12 41m 75/100
G6227 14:55 15:32 37m 75/100
G1005 15:15 15:44 37m 75/100
G6229 15:35 16:18 43m 75/100
G1007 16:08 16:37 35m 75/100
G1009 16:37 17:13 43m 75/100
G821 16:58 17:34 40m 75/100
G6001 17:23 17:52 32m 75/100
G6233 17:35 18:28 53m 75/100
G71 17:47 18:16 38m 75/100
G6235 17:58 18:42 44m 75/100
G1011 18:16 18:53 47m 75/100
G73 18:36 19:06 35m 75/100
G6023 18:48 19:25 42m 75/100
G1013 19:02 19:38 42m 75/100
G6237 19:20 20:04 44m 75/100
G825 19:40 20:16 41m 75/100
G1015 20:04 20:40 40m 75/100
G6239 20:20 20:56 36m 75/100
G6241 20:40 21:24 44m 75/100
G75 21:03 21:39 41m 75/100
G1017 21:20 21:56 40m 75/100
G6243 21:35 22:11 36m 75/100
G6025 21:52 22:28 41m 75/100
G6027 22:16 22:52 41m 75/100
G6245 22:56 23:32 36m 75/100

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