From Where?In Hong Kong, all trains run from Hung Hom station in Kowloon and arrive at Guangzhou East station in Guangzhou. There is no direct connection between Hong Kong and the Canton Fair in Guangzhou but from the station there are shuttle buses. Read our guide to Hung Hom Station Read out guide to Guangzhou Station East
There are twelve trains daily between the two cities. Travel time is around two hours.
The first train departs Hung Hom at 07:25 and the last train is at 19:24.
The first train departs Guangzhou at 08:19 and the last train is at 21:32.
Prices and Tickets
Tickets are priced at a standard HK$190 one-way. Tickets can bought up to twenty minutes before departure in Hong Kong, but must be bought six hours before departure in Guangzhou. Please note that you’ll need to allow time for border formalities, the twenty minutes mentioned above is for Hong Kong ID holders. See passport formalities below.
Tickets can be bought either at the station or through the tele ticketing hotline on (852) 2947 7888. Tickets bought on the hotline can be collected at the station. The MTR website has more information.
Remember, Hong Kong and China have a formal border, including passport control and customs checks. You will also, most likely, need a visa for China. See our China Visa page for information on the availability of obtaining a Chinese visa in Hong Kong or our Do I Need a Hong Kong Visa page for travel in the other direction. Foreign passengers in Hung Hom and Guangzhou are advised to arrive forty five minutes before departure.