Hong Kong is not very far away from Guangzhou, and there are both normal-speed trains and high-speed trains (opened in 2018) operating between these two cities everyday.

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Hong Kong and Guangzhou map

What’s the Difference Between the Normal/High-Speed Trains from Guangzhou to HK?

  1. Speed. The high-speed trains are faster than the normal-speed trains. However, the speed only differs by 60-80 km/h.
  2. Stations’ locations. The high-speed trains to HK depart at Guangzhou South Railway Station, which is far away from the city center (it takes about 1 hour to get there by subway). While the normal-speed trains to HK depart at Guangzhou East Railway Station, which is in Guangzhou’s city center (Tianhe District).
    Therefore, if you live in Tianhe District in Guangzhou, you can directly take the normal-speed trains to HK at Guangzhou East; if you live in other districts, you can choose to go to Guangzhou South to take high-speed trains.
The location of the two railway stations in Guangzhou

(The location of the two railway stations)

Find the transfer route from the city center to Guangzhou South by reading Guangzhou South Railway Station.

Hong Kong – Guangzhou High-Speed Trains

The high-speed rail between Hong Kong and Guangzhou is one of the railway sections of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Express Rail Link opened in 2018. Meanwhile, there are many other high-speed rail routes linked Hong Kong with over 40 cities in mainland China.

Hong Kong – Guangzhou High-Speed Rail Map

Hong Kong – Guangzhou High-Speed Rail Map

There are two series of trains running through this rail link: Fuxinghao Train and Vibrant Express.

It's worth mentioning that Vibrant Express is a new bullet train specially designed for this new high-speed rail link, and it only operates between the cities in Guangdong Province and Hong Kong.
Compared to other high-speed train types running in mainland China, Vibrant Express has a colorful and bright design. However, its seats are smaller and not as soft as other high-speed train types.
And if you only want to experience the new train type Vibrant Express, we’ve listed all the train schedules below and specially marked them with “” ahead.

Hong Kong to Guangzhou High-Speed Train Schedules

Train No. Departure Time Arrival Time
G80 08:05 08:56
G6582 08:30 09:28
G6506 08:50 09:55
G6516 09:16 10:22
G6524 09:49 10:42
G6548 10:00 10:47
G6532 10:33 11:34
G6540 10:44 11:49
G100 11:10 12:01
G6584 11:17 12:07
G6508 11:50 12:48
G312 12:06 13:05
G6518 12:21 13:30
G6526 12:49 14:00
G6534 13:24 14:34
G6542 13:53 14:51
G6510 14:31 15:25
G6520 15:00 15:47
G6550 15:33 16:33
G6536 16:17 17:15
G6586 16:25 17:22
G6528 17:02 17:53
G6512 17:08 18:03
G6114 17:18 18:09
G6544 17:35 18:22
G6552 18:40 19:45
G6588 19:02 20:00
G6502 19:37 20:36
G6530 19:57 20:55
G6514 20:10 21:07
G6538 20:23 21:27
G6546 20:33 21:38
G6522 21:00 21:58
G6504 22:50 23:41

* The train numbers with “” are vibrant express.

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Guangzhou to Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedules

Train No. Departure Time Arrival Time
G6501 06:48 07:43
G6505 07:23 08:29
G6515 07:55 08:54
G6547 08:02 09:10
G6523 08:30 09:29
G6531 08:56 10:13
G6539 09:22 10:22
G6581 09:49 10:52
G6503 10:00 10:47
G6507 10:30 11:21
G6113 10:35 11:26
G6517 10:53 11:44
G6525 11:13 12:10
G6549 11:23 12:26
G6533 11:55 13:04
G6541 12:13 13:28
G6583 12:26 13:17
G6509 13:10 14:11
G6519 13:49 14:40
G6527 14:20 15:13
G6535 15:00 15:48
G6543 15:25 16:23
G6511 15:51 16:48
G311 16:02 16:54
G6521 16:12 17:10
G6551 16:52 18:07
G6537 17:35 18:22
G6585 17:43 18:42
G79 18:06 18:58
G6529 18:27 19:30
G6513 18:37 19:35
G6545 19:08 20:08
G6587 20:25 21:33
G99 21:37 22:28

* The train numbers with “” are vibrant express.

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The Ticket Fare of Hong Kong – Guangzhou Bullet Trains

  • Business class seat: 645 yuan
  • First class seat: 323 yuan
  • Second class seat: 215 yuan

* Vibrant Express only has first and second class seats.

The ways of buying bullet train tickets to/from Hong Kong is a little different from general ways, and it has its own rules and policies. Find out the details and all the bullet trains from HK and mainland China by reading Hong Kong – Mainland China High-Speed Trains.
Alternatively, you can also skip all the rules and steps by using our China Train Booking app to book the tickets. We will deal everything for you and directly deliver the tickets to your hotel/domicile.

Hong Kong – Guangzhou Normal-Speed Trains

The first class seat carriage of Hong Kong – mainland China train

The first class seat carriage on Vibrant Express

The normal-speed trains between Guangzhou and Hong Kong called Canton-Kowloon Through Train, and the train first operated in 1911.

  • Departure/Arrival stations: Guangzhou East Railway Station, Hong Kong Hung Hom Railway Station
  • The fastest speed: 140 km/h
  • Duration: 1h 53m to 1h 58m
  • The number of trains: 12 trains a day
  • Ticket fare: 203 yuan for a second class seat and 236 yuan for a superior seat

Hong Kong to Guangzhou Normal-Speed Train Schedules

Train No. Departure Time Arrival Time
Z812 07:25 09:24
Z824 08:15 10:12
Z820 09:24 11:23
Z804 10:52 12:51
Z808 11:32 13:26
Z814 12:23 14:17
Z826 13:11 15:08
Z818 14:32 16:31
Z810 16:35 18:34
Z828 18:00 19:57
Z816 18:44 20:43
Z802 20:01 22:00

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Guangzhou to Hong Kong Normal-Speed Train Schedules

Train No. Departure Time Arrival Time
Z801 08:19 10:17
Z807 09:04 11:02
Z813 09:55 11:53
Z823 10:37 12:33
Z817 12:03 13:56
Z809 14:04 16:02
Z825 15:38 17:34
Z815 16:14 18:12
Z803 17:33 19:31
Z819 18:20 20:18
Z827 20:30 22:26
Z811 21:32 23:25

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Book Hong Kong – Guangzhou Train Tickets

Book tickets and check online station maps on China Train Booking app

Book tickets and check online station maps on China Train Booking app

The ways of booking the high-speed trains and normal-speed trains between Hong Kong and Guangzhou is different:

To skip reading all these ways and steps, you send us a FAQ on China Train Booking app to ask us the steps directly. And you are also recommended to use our train booking app to get your Hong Kong train tickets by just a couple of tabs on your phone.
Only 3 steps and wait within 3 minutes, your can get your train tickets right away!

November 01, 2018 Updated by: Sylvia Lo