Hung Hom Station, used to be called Kowloon Station, is the main station of intercity passenger transportation in Hong Kong, and it has normal-speed trains shuttling between mainland and Hong Kong.
The outside of Hung Hom Railway Station
- Name in Chinese: 红磡站 Hóngkàn Zhàn/ Cantonese: Hung Ham
- Location: southwest of Hung Hom, Kowloon District
- Detailed Address: 500 meters northeast of the Hong Kong Science Museum and the History Museum, 730 meters east of Nathan Road
- Station Size: 3 floors, 6 platforms
Here is a quick navigation:
Hung Hom Railway Station only serves normal-speed trains to/from mainland China and inside the Hong Kong region.
Only three mainland cities operate normal-speed trains to/from Hong Kong:
- Beijing – Hong Kong train: There is only one train that runs from Beijing West Railway Station to Hung Hom Railway Station every other day. The journey takes about 24 hours and costs about 539 yuan for a hard sleeper ticket.
- Shanghai – Hong Kong train: There is only one train running from Shanghai Railway Station to Hung Hom Railway Station every other day. It takes about 19 hours and costs about 472 yuan for a hard sleeper ticket.
- Guangzhou – Hong Kong trains: There are 11 trains running from Guangzhou to Hung Hom Railway Station every day. It takes about 2 hours and costs about 203 yuan for a first-class seat.
A normal-speed train at Hung Hom Railway Station
* Please note that the trains for Hung Hom to Beijing and Hung Hom to Shanghai depart every other day. Therefore, if no trains are scheduled on the date you choose, please choose the day before or the day after. Check all the online timetables and book ticket(s) on China Train Booking app.
In 2018, Hong Kong built a new high-speed train station named West Kowloon Railway Station and it serves bullet trains to 44 cities in mainland China. Get detailed information by reading Hong Kong – Mainland China High-Speed Trains.
Hung Hom Railway Station is designed as an island platform structure: the station hall is located in the middle of the station and the platforms are set on both sides.
This means it is not very hard to find the right platform to board your train, and it is easy to go back to the hall if you find yourself on the wrong platform.
There are four main sections in Hung Hom Railway Station: the Loft section, G (ground level) Concourse, M (middle) Concourse, and P (platform) section.
- The Loft section: The Loft is located on the second floor and it includes the waiting area, toilets, shops, fast-food chain restaurants, and cafés.
- G Concourse: G Concourse is the concourse for trains departing to mainland China. The facilities include: ticket windows, Exit C, a bus terminus, toilets, the Customer Service Center, ATMs, and vending machines.
- M Concourse: This concourse is to leave the station. It has three exits leading to different places in Hong Kong.
- Exit A and Exit B concourses: Exit A and B, a pedestrian bridge, and a parking lot
- Exit D Concourse: Exit D, a pedestrian bridge, and routes to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Science Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Hung Hom area, and Tsim Sha Tsui East
- P section: Platforms 1 to 4 are for the trains running to Hong Kong (which you might need to take to get to other places within Hong Kong), and platforms 5 and 6 are for the trains running to mainland China.
Platform 1: to Luohu (罗湖) and Lok Ma Chau (落马洲)
Platform 2: to Tuen Mun (屯门)
Platform 3: to Tuen Mun (屯门)
Platform 4: to Luohu (罗湖) and Lok Ma Chau (落马洲)
Platform 5: to Zhaoqing (肇庆), Shanghai (上海), Guangzhou (广州), and Beijing (北京)
Platform 6: to Zhaoqing (肇庆), Shanghai (上海), Guangzhou (广州), and Beijing (北京)
Waiting area in Hung Hom Station
Exits at Hung Hom Railway Station
There are 14 exits at the station and there is a sign at each exit with details of the surrounding buildings.
Passengers can decide which exit they should leave through according to where they need to go after getting off the train. And here is a reference that might offer some help for you when planning which exit to leave from:
Signs indicate where the different exits lead to
- Exit A - A1: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, East Tsim Sha Tsui
- Exit B - B1: South Coast, Hong Kong Community College, Hung Hum Bay Center, Hung Hom District, Royal Peninsula, Students’ dormitory of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Whampoa Garden
- Exit C - C1: Bus Terminus, Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, South Coast, Hong Kong Community College, Hung Hum Bay Center, Hung Hum District, Royal Peninsula, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Whampoa Garden
- Exit D - D1: Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, Concordia Plaza, Harbor Crystal Center, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Nikko Hong Kong Hotel, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, Xindonghai Commercial Center, New Wenhua Center, South Seas Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, East Tsim Sha Tsui
- A2: Bus Terminus
- A3: China Travel Service Xie Ji Warehouse, Station of Shuttle Minibus, Wanguo Funeral Parlor, Kowloon Public Mortuary, Shisheng Funeral Parlor, World Funeral Parlor
- B2: Harbor Plaza Metropolis, Airport Shuttle Bus, Bus Terminus, Taxi Stand, Metropolis, Metropolis Veranda, Metropolis Building
- C2: Metropolis, Airport Shuttle Bus, Cross-Harbor Taxi Stand, Harbor Plaza Metropolis, Harbor front Horizon All-Suite Hotel, Harborview Horizon Hotel, area for car stop, Metropolis Veranda, Metropolis Building
- C3: Hong Kong Coliseum, China hem Golden Plaza, Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Nikko Hong Kong Hotel, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, Xindonghai Commercial Center, New Wenhua Center, South Seas Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, East Tsim Sha Tsui
- D2 - D5: Hong Kong Coliseum
- D6: Harbor Plaza Metropolis, Inter-City Passenger Transport Service Center, Inter-City Through Trains, MTR Hong Kong Hung Hom Building, Multi-layer Parking Lot, Metropolis, Metropolis Veranda, Metropolis Building
Buy Tickets and Board Trains at Hung Hom Railway Station
- Go to G Concourse and find a ticket window.
- Submit your travel date and train number to the station staff. You can check the online train numbers and timetables on China Train Booking app.
- If there are enough tickets left, you can just hand in the money to the staff and buy the ticket(s).
- After you get your ticket(s), please find your departure waiting room and wait to board. There are LED screens showing which waiting room you are supposed to go to, or you can just ask an attendant at the station. Check detailed steps of boarding trains by reading How to Board Trains in China .
* You don’t need to present your passport or any personal documents when buying train tickets at Hung Hom Railway Station.
We recommend you go to the station to buy the ticket(s) at least 10 days in advance, because the tickets may be sold out very quickly, especially during holidays. To avoid this problem, you can choose to book your Hong Kong train ticket(s) online via our China Train Booking app and we will deliver the ticket(s) to your address within 3 days.
To discover the three ways you can buy a Hong Kong train ticket, please read How to Buy a Train Ticket to /from Hong Kong.
There is a public transportation interchange outside the station. Passengers can take taxis and Airport Express buses there.
Meanwhile, there are two pedestrian bridges connecting the train station with the Cross-Harbour Tunnel buses. Passengers can take them to get to different parts of Hong Kong.
MTR (Subway) Lines
After you get off the train, there are signs directing you to take MTR transportation to other places in Hong Kong. An MTR train is similar to a subway train.
The sign directing you to take the fast line
- West Rail Line: Hung Hom – East Tsim Sha Tsui – Austin – Nam Cheong – Mei Foo – Tsuen Wan West – Kam Sheung Road – Yuen Long – Long Ping – Tin Shui Wai – Siu Hong – Tuen Mun
- East Rail Line: Hung Hom – Mong Kok East – Kowloon Tong – Tai Wai – Sha Tin – Fo Tan – Racecourse – University – Tai Po Market – Tai Wo – Fanling – Sheung Shui – Lok Ma Chau – Lo Wu (in Shenzhen)
The taxi stands are located at exits B2, B1, and C2.
Exit C2 offers taxi services across the harbor.
- To Hong Kong Island and Kowloon: $22 for the first 2 kilometers, and then $1.60 per 200 meters; waiting: $1 per minute
- To the New Territories (新界): $18.50 for the first 2 kilometers, and then $1.40 per 200 meters; waiting: $1.20 per minute
- To Lantau Island (大屿山): $17 for the first 1.4 kilometers, and then $1.40 per extra 200 meters; waiting: $1.20 per minute
- Luggage fee: $4 to $5 per bag (depending on the size); not all drivers insist on this payment
- Animals: 5 HKD (dog, cat, bird, etc.)
The Airport Express buses are located at exits B2 and C2. You can take K1 to reach Hong Kong International Airport.
- Route (K1): Airport Express Kowloon stop to Hung Hom
- Operating time: 6:18am to 11:10pm
- Shift: 12 minutes/bus
- Duration: about 30 minutes from the station to the airport
- Ticket fare: 90 HKD
A bus in Hong Kong
Kowloon buses (the biggest bus company in Hong Kong)
- 5C: Tsz Wan Shan to Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier
- 8: Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR East Station
- 8A: Whampoa Garden to Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry \ (Circular)
- 11K: Chuk Yuen Estate to Hung Hom Railway Station
- 11X: Upper Sau Mau Ping to Hung Hom Railway Station
- 21: Choi Wan Estate to Hung Hom Railway Station
- 81C: Yiu On Estate to Hung Hom Railway Station
- 87D: Kam Ying Court to Hung Hom Railway Station
- 260A: Siu Hong Court to Hung Hom Railway Station
- 260X: Po Tin Estate to Hung Hom Railway Station
City Bus (a Private Hong Kong Bus Company)
- A21: Airport (Ground Transportation Center) to Hung Hom Railway Station
- E21X: Tung Chung (Yat Tung Estate) to Hung Hom Railway Station
Kowloon Minibus (九龙专线小巴)
This is located at Exit A3.
Available buses: -6、6A、8、26、26X
Cross-Harbor Tunnel Bus
These are located at exits A1, C1, and D1.
Available buses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 106P, 107, 107P, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 115P, 116, 117, 118, 118P, 170, 171, 182, 182P, and 301
To Shenzhen City
You can take a train direct to Shenzhen from Hung Hom Railway Station:
1.Buy a East Rail Line ticket at Hung Hom Railway Station.
2.Take the East Rail Line from Hung Hom Railway Station to Lo Wu (“Luohu” in Mandarin) Station in Shenzhen.
This journey takes about 40 minutes.
Luohu Customs, Shenzhen
To Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station, about 2.5 Kilometers
Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station is a high-speed train station, which opened in 2018.
>>> By bus: Take Kowloon bus 269B and get off at Battery Street Jordan stop (Chinese: 佐敦炮台街). Walk for about 760 meters to reach Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station.
>>> By taxi: This journey takes about 10 minutes and costs about 25 HKD.
To Hong Kong International Airport (35.7 km)
>>> By bus: it is recommended to take Bus A21 to the airport , and it takes about 1.5 hours, costs about 33 HKD.
>>> By taxi: it takes about 30 minutes and it costs about 250 HKD.
To Hong Kong Disneyland, about 24 Kilometers
Hong Kong Disneyland is located in Lantau Island, New Territories. It’s a little bit far away from Hung Hom Railway Station.
>>> By subway: West Rail Line → Tung Chung Line → Disneyland Resort Line
1.Take West Rail Line and get off at Nanchang Station (Chinese: 南昌站).
2.Transfer to Tung Chung Line at Nanchang Station and get off at Sunny Bay Station (Chinese: 欣澳站).
3.Transfer to Disneyland Resort Line and get off at Disney Resort Station.
>>> By taxi: This journey takes about 30 minutes and costs about 200 HKD.
To Victoria Harbor (5.3 km)
The Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong
It is recommended to take a west-line train to Victoria Harbor, you just need to buy a train tickets to East tsim at the station directly. It takes about 15 minutes.
To Victoria Peak (16.7 km)
>>> By Cross-Harbor Buses: take Line 111 to HSBC Main Building
>>> By taxi: about 34 minutes
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In 2018, high-speed trains began to officially operate between Hong Kong and over 40 cities in mainland China. A new high-speed train station named Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station was put into use. The Hong Kong high-speed trains are called Vibrant Express — it only takes about 8 hours to travel to Shanghai and about 9 hours to reach Beijing.
Check all the available cities operating bullet trains to HK and find out all the schedules/timetables, please read Hong Kong – Mainland China High-Speed Trains.
- For HK normal-speed trains, the tickets can’t be booked online. You can buy the tickets at your departure station or book the tickets through an agency.
Read the detailed steps of How to Buy a Hong Kong Normal-Speed Train Ticket.
For high-speed trains, you can buy the tickets online as well as at the station. There are two official booking websites: one is China Railway’s, which is called 12306, and the other is MTR (Hong Kong’s biggest railway transit system).
Read the detailed steps of How to Buy a Hong Kong High-Speed Train Ticket.
You can also skip reading all of this complicated information by using our China Train Booking app to get your Hong Kong tickets. Just select a train and pay with a credit card, PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat Pay.
We will deliver the ticket(s) right to your hotel/domicile within 3 days.