Shenzhen North Railway Station

Shenzhen North Railway Station

Shenzhen North Railway Station is one of the two high-speed train stations in Shenzhen, serving bullet trains to Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha, Guilin and so on.
Covering a total area of 2,400,000 square meters, Shenzhen North is an important transportation junction and one of the landmark projects among all the railway stations in China.

  • Name in Chinese: 深圳北火车站, shēn zhèn běi huǒ chē zhàn
  • Address:28 Minzhi Road, Longhua District (龙华新区民治路28号)
  • Station size: 11 platforms
  • Structure: railway station and subway station
  • Popular routes: Guangzhou – Shenzhen; Xiamen – Shenzhen
  • Subway: Line 4; Line 5

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What Makes Shenzhen North Special?

High-speed trains to Hong Kong: There are 65 high-speed trains running to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station daily, and about 10 of them are Vibrant Expresses (a new and fancy bullet train type).
Further Reading: Hong Kong – Mainland China High-Speed Trains
Get your Hong Kong train tickets via our China Train Booking app within only 3 minutes!

Zero transfer: A bus station, subway station, taxi stand, coach station, and parking area are all built inside Shenzhen North Railway Station. Passengers can simply follow the signs to transfer inside the station after they get off the trains.

Only serves high-speed trains: Shenzhen North is a high-speed only station — it serves various kinds of bullet trains, such as G-trains, D-trains and C-trains.

Learn more about high-speed trains by reading 3 High Speed Train Types and 6 Seat Types

Popular Trains to/from Shenzhen North Railway Station

Bullet trains at Shenzhen North

Bullet trains at Shenzhen North

  • Shenzhen–Beijing:There are 5 high-speed trains a day running from Shenzhen North to Beijing West Railway Station . The journey takes about 11½hours and costs 756yuan per second-class seat.
  • Shenzhen–Hong Kong: There are over 50 high-speed trains daily from Shenzhen North to Hongkong West Kowloon Railway Station. The journey takes about 20 minutes and costs 75 yuan for a second-class ticket.
  • Shenzhen–Shanghai: 11 high-speed trains a day run from Shenzhen to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. They take about 12 hours and it costs about 568 yuan per second-class seat.
  • Shenzhen–Guangzhou: There are over 30 high-speed trains running from Shenzhen North to Guangzhou South Railway Station. The journey takes about 40 minutes and costs 99.5 yuan for a second-class ticket.
  • Shenzhen–Guilin: There are 5 high-speed trains to Guilin (Guilin North Raiway Station/Guilin Railway Station). They take about 3 hours, and costs 239.5 yuan per second-class ticket.
  • Shenzhen–Changsha: There are over 10 high-speed trains a day from Shenzhen North Railway Station to Changsha South Railway Station, departing between 07:00 and 19:55. The journey takes about 3½ hours and costs 388.5 yuan per second-class seat.
  • Shenzhen–Xi’an: There are 4 high-speed trains between Shenzhen North Railway Station and Xi’an North Railway Station. They take about 10 hours, and costs 888 yuan per second-class ticket.

You can look up all Shenzhen train schedules on our China Train Booking app.

Popular Railway Routes of Shenzhen North

Xiamen – Shenzhen High-Speed Line (厦深铁路)

  • Length: 502 kilometers
  • Total price: 180 yuan for a second class seat
  • Total time: about 3½ ~4 hours
  • Major cities of the route: Xiamen, Chaoshan, Shenzhen
Xiamen, China

Xiamen, China

Xiamen, enjoying a subtropical monsoon climate, is one of the most popular cities for travelers in China, and Gulangyu Island is a representative attraction in Xiamen.

Chaoshan is a traditional city at the border of Guangdong and Fujian.
It has its own Hakka culture and Chaoshan cuisine is one of the eight major cuisines in China.

Hangzhou – Shenzhen High-Speed Line (杭福深高速铁路)

West Lake in Hangzhou

West Lake in Hangzhou

  • Length: 1,495 km
  • Total price: 512 yuan for a second class Seat
  • Total time: about 10½ ~11 hours
  • Major cities of the route:Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Chaoshan, Shenzhen

This line covers many cities along the Yangtze River Delta. Passengers can enjoy famous attractions along this railway line, such as West Lake, Lingyin Temple, and Yandang Mountain.

Wuhan – Shenzhen High-Speed Line

  • Length: about 1,200 kilometers
  • Total price: 538 yuan for a second class seat
  • Total time: about 4½ ~5 hours
  • Major cities of the route: Wuhan, Changsha, Shenzhen
A giant Chairman Mao’s statue in Changsha

A giant Chairman Mao’s statue in Changsha

We prefer to call the Wuhan – Shenzhen high-speed line a “Gourmet Route” because it passes through two famous gastronomic cities — Wuhan and Changsha.

Wuhan is an ancient city that has existed since the Spring and Autumn Period of China. It has many historical heritages as well as various delicious local foods.

Changsha is the capital of Hu’nan and Hu’nan is the hometown of Chairman Mao, so there are many Chinese Communist Revolution attractions and museums. It is identified as the cradle of China’s Red Revolution. In addition to its “red history”, Changsha is definitely a foodie's paradise. There are many delicious spicy dishes and street snacks, such as stinky tofu and spicy crayfish.

Shenzhen North Railway Station Map

Shenzhen North Railway Station is located in Longhua District, which is a little bit far away from the city center. If you take a subway to the station from the city center, the duration is about half an hour.

Shenzhen North Railway Station Map

>>> Check online map here

You can use the China Train Booking app for free anytime and anywhere to find the Shenzhen North Railway Station online map on your smart phone.

China online map on China Train Booking app

The Layout of Shenzhen North

Shenzhen North can be divided into three main areas: the main hall, East Square and West Square. There are five floors in total and F1 in the West Square shares the same altitude with F3 in the East Square because the integrated layout of the station is high in the east and low in the west.

Transfer sign in Shenzhen North Railway Station

There are indicators to give directions everywhere

Here are the detailed functions of each floor:
Basement floor: Metro Line 5 (in the East Square)

F1
  • Main hall: arrival hall
  • East Square: taxi stand
  • West Square: private parking area
F2
  • Main hall: bullet train platforms
  • East Square: taxi stand
  • West Square: taxi and automobile parking area
F3 (main part of the station)
  • Main hall: waiting area (equipped with 220V charging socket), transfer channels, ticket windows, luggage service, shops, restaurants, toilets, etc
  • East Square: taxi stand, bus station
  • West Square: security check area, Shenzhen North Coach Station
    Popular food and beverage Shops on F3: Kung Fu Restaurant, East Dawning, McDonald, Starbucks

F4 (two unconnected areas): Commercial area, metro Line 4

F5: Metro Line 4 (Longhua Line), metro Line 6

Collecting Tickets and Boarding Trains at Shenzhen North Railway Station

  1. Enter the main building and go to Floor 3.
  2. Line up in front of a ticket window and collect the ticket(s) you booked online.
  3. Find your train’s waiting area on Floor 3 and wait to board.

Further reading: How to Board Trains in China.

Baggage Storage Service at Shenzhen North

The left luggage service is in the middle area of F3, near the VIP Business Class Waiting Area. There is a charge about 10 yuan for each piece of luggage collected within 12 hours, and there is an extra charge if left for longer than 12 hours.

Transfer to Another Train at Shenzhen North

Transfer sign

Transfer sign

It is easy to transfer to another train at Shenzhen North. You can simply follow the “Transfer” indicator after getting off the train and it will lead you straight to the waiting area.

You can also show this translation to the station staff if you can't find the right way to go:
你好,请告诉我站内换乘通道在哪里?
(Excuse me, could you tell me where I should go to transfer to another train?)

See more details by clicking How to Transfer to another Train in China.

What to Eat at Shenzhen North Railway Station

Guangdong style roast duck

Guangdong style roast duck

For Western-style food, you can find McDonald’s, Dicos, McCafe and Starbucks on Floor 2.
For local Chinese food, there are some restaurants on Floor 2 selling some homely dishes, such as Kung Fu Restaurant (真功夫) and East Dawning (东方既白).

Transport Around Shenzhen North Railway Station

Buses

Passengers can take buses on both Floor 1 and Floor 2 in the East Square. We recommend, however, that you take the subway if lines are available, for it is more convenient and it's easier to find your way.

Here are some popular bus routes:
  • M353: Shenzhen North Railway Station–Longhua Bus Station
  • M344: Shenzhen North Railway Station–Huaqiang North Station (华强北)
  • M299 (to Shenzhen’s City Center): Shenzhen North Railway Station–Shenzhen Coastal City (深圳海岸城)
  • M360: Shenzhen North Railway Station–Yinhu Bus Station(银湖汽车站)

Subway

  • Available lines: subway line 4 (龙华线, in Chinese), subway line 5 (环中线, in Chinese)
  • Location: Basement 1 of the east square.
  • Operating times: 06:30 to 23:00 daily

If you take the subway to Shenzhen North Railway Station, you should get off at Shenzhen North Railway Stop, and leave from Exit B. Here is a subway map of Shenzhen. The red line (Longhua Line) and purple one (Huanzhong Line) are available at Shenzhen North Railway Station.

Taxis

There are two places for passengers to catch a taxi at Shenzhen North. One is in the East Square and the other is underneath the parking area of West Square. The starting fare is 10 yuan.

Shenzhen North Railway Station to the City Center, 13 Kilometers

Futian District is the city center of Shenzhen. Futian Port, Window of the World, East Overseas Chinese Town, and Splendid China are all in Futian. Furthermore, travelers can go to Hong Kong directly from Futian Port.

>>> By Subway: Line 4, seven stops.
Take Metro Line 4 at Shenzhen North Railway Station stop, and get off at Convention Center (会展中心) stop.
This journey takes about 30 minutes and costs 4 yuan.

>>> By taxi: The journey takes 25 minutes and costs about 40 yuan.

Getting to Other Places from Shenzhen North Railway Station

Shenzhen North Railway Station to Shenzhen City Center, 13 kilometers

Shenzhen's city center

Shenzhen's city center

Futian District is at the center of Shenzhen. Futian Port, Window of the World, East Overseas Chinese Town, and Splendid China are all in Futian. Furthermore, travelers can go to Hong Kong directly from Futian Port.

>>> By Subway: Line 4, seven stops.
Take Metro Line 4 at Shenzhen North Railway Station stop, and get off at Convention Center (会展中心) stop.
This journey takes about 30 minutes and costs 4 yuan.

>>> By taxi: The journey takes 25 minutes and costs about 40 yuan.

To Shenzhen Railway Station, 17 Kilometers

>>> By Subway: Line 4 → Line 1, 14 stops.
1. Take Metro Line 4 at Shenzhen North Railway Station Stop, and get off at Convention Center (会展中心) stop
2. Transfer to Metro Line 1 and get off at Luohu stop (罗湖站).
This journey takes about 50 minutes and costs 5 yuan.

>>> By taxi: The journey takes 50 minutes and costs about 48 yuan.

To Futian Railway Station, 12 Kilometers

>>> By Subway: Line 4, seven stops.
Take Metro Line 4 at Shenzhen North Railway Station Stop, and get off at Convention Center (会展中心) Stop
This journey takes about 30 minutes and costs 4 yuan.

>>> By taxi: The journey takes 28 minutes and costs about 35 yuan.

To Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, 36 Kilometers

>>> By Subway: Line 5 → Line 11, 16 stops.
1. Take Metro Line 4 at Shenzhen North Railway Station Stop, and get off at Qianhaiwan Station (前海湾) stop.
2. Transfer to Metro Line 11 and get off at the Airport stop (机场站).

This journey takes about one hour and costs 8 yuan.

>>> By taxi: The duration takes 50 minutes and costs about 101 yuan.

Shenzhen North Railway Station to Hong Kong: High-Speed Trains/Ports

Vibrant Express(Donggan Hao)

Vibrant Express(Donggan Hao)

There are 2 ways for passengers to get to Hong Kong from Shenzhen: via a passenger port in Shenzhen or taking a Mainland–Hong Kong High-Speed Train.

>>> By High-Speed Train
There are over 50 high-speed trains running between Shenzhen North and Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station daily.
Further reading: How to Book a Hong Kong High-Speed Train Ticket.

Get your Hong Kong high-speed train tickets within 3 minutes by using China Train Booking app! Seat selection and ticket delivery service are available now!

>>> Passing Through a Port from Shenzhen to Hong Kong
There are many ports in Shenzhen for going to Hong Kong, such as Luohu Port (罗湖口岸), Futian Port (福田口岸) and Huanggang Port (皇岗口岸). We will take Futian Port as an example to show you how to get to HK from Shenzhen North Railway Station:

1.Take Metro Line 4 at Shenzhen North Railway Station stop, and get off at Convention Center (会展中心) stop (leave from Exit B).
2.Walk along Fuhua (福华路) for about 400 meter to reach Futian Railway Station.
3.Follow the signs to get to Futian Port from Futian Railway Station.
(Travelers need to undergo customs procedures with their passports before entering Hong Kong.)

For more information about how to travel to HK, you are welcome to get the free and personal consultation by sending us a FAQ on China Train Booking app!

Shenzhen North Railway Station to Hong Kong International Airport

>>> By Coach
Shenzhen North Coach Station is at the West Square of the railway station. Coach tickets to Hong Kong International Airport are available.

Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport

  1. Go to Shenzhen North Coach Station.
  2. Find a ticket window and buy the cross-border bus ticket(s) with your passport(s).
  3. Get off at Hong Kong International Airport.

This journey takes about two hour and costs 180 yuan.

Language helper:
“ 您好, 我想买一张去香港国际机场的车票?”
“ Hello, I want to buy a coach ticket to Hong Kong International Airport. ”

>>> By Subway
1. Undergo some customs procedures at Futian Port.
2. After arriving at Hong Kong, take subway East Rail Line(東鐵綫) at Lok Ma Chau (落马洲) stop, and get off at Sheung shui(上水) stop.
3. Transfer to Bus A43P and get off at Terminal 1 stop (机场站).

This journey takes about 1 hour 20 minutes and costs 57 Hong Kong dollars.

Shenzhen North Railway Station to Macau

There are two main ways to go to Macau from Shenzhen North: Taking a ship or going through Gongbei Port around Zhuhai Railway Station. We recommend you to pass through the Gongbei Port in Zhuhai to get to Macau, here are the basic steps:

1. Buy a train ticket from Shenzhen North to Zhuhai.
2. After arriving at Zhuhai Railway Station, please follow the signs to reach Gongbei Port (拱北口岸), about 5 minutes.

Indicators at Zhuhai Railway Station

Indicators at Zhuhai Railway Station

3. After undergoing the customs procedures with your passports, you will arrive at Guanzha Port in Macau.

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Hotels Around Shenzhen North Railway Station

You are also welcome to book Chinese train tickets and get authentic traveling tips with China Train Booking App:

Star-rated hotels:

  • Ramada Plaza Shenzhen North (豪派特华美达广场酒店): 3 kilometers in distance, 4-star, business-style design, gym, KTV, shuttle service, luggage storage service
  • Vienna International Hotel (维也纳国际酒店): 520 meters in distance, 4-star, restaurant, cafe, gym, business-style design, luggage storage service

Budget hotels:

  • 7 Days Inn (7天连锁酒店): 3.4 kilometers in distance, 250-300 yuan a night
  • Jinjiang Inn (锦江之星): 3 kilometers in distance, 250-300 yuan a night
  • Lavande Hotel (麗枫酒店): 6 kilometers in distance, 350-450 yuan a night

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