Beijing - Hong Kong Trains

There is one pair of high-speed trains (G79 and G80) running between Beijing and Hong Kong, with the travel time of about 9 hours. This train operate at Beijing West Railway Station and Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station. Second class seats (US$165 per ticket), first class seats (US$265 per ticket) and business class seats (US$515 per ticket) are available on the train. 

There is also a pair of overnight through trains from Beijing to Hong Kong and vice versa. This train operates every second day from Beijing West Railway Station to Hung Hom Railway Station. It takes about 27 hours. A soft sleeper ticket costs US$115.

Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing to Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on August 1, 2021)

Train No. Departure Arrival Duration
G79 10:00 18:58 8h58m

Hong Kong to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on August 1, 2021)

Train No. Departure Arrival Duration
G80 08:05 17:01 8h56m

Seat Classes and Prices on the Beijing – Hong Kong Bullet Train

Ticket Types Business Class First Class Second Class
Adult ticket US$507 (CNY3369) US$259 (CNY1724) US$163 (CNY1077)
Child ticket US$248 (CNY1685) US$127 (CNY862) US$80 (CNY539)

Children below 1.2 m (3.9 feet) in height can travel for free, but without their own seat. A child ticket is needed if a seat is required. Children under 1.5 m (4.9 feet) in height are eligible for children’s tickets (half price).

China Bullet Train

Beijing – Hong Kong Overnight Through Train Schedules

Stations Z97 From Beijing to Hong Kong Z98 From Hong Kong to Beijing
Beijing West Depart at 12:40  Arrive at 15:30 the second day
Hung Hom (Kowloon) Arrive at 13:01 the second day Depart at 15:15 

Seat Classes and Prices on Beijing to Hong Kong Overnight Train

Superior Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper
US$147 (CNY1,001) US$115 (CNY784) US$74 (CNY505)
Beijing to Hong Kong Overnight Train

Beijing–Hong Kong Trains vs Flights

It is a long journey between Beijing and Hong Kong by train. For a high-speed train, it is better to book a higher standard of ticket for a more comfortable trip. A second-class seat is the most economical, while first and business-class seats are of a higher standard and are more expensive.

For an overnight sleeper train, it is better to book a sleeper ticket. A soft sleeper is more comfortable and offers more privacy while a hard sleeper meets the basic requirements for sleep. It is difficult to travel on a hard seat for a journey that’s longer than 6 hours, especially for an overnight trip.

Beijing is only 3 hours from Hong Kong by flight. One pair of flights is available between the cities daily. Although flight tickets are more expensive than train tickets, taking a flight is a better choice because of the short journey duration. Your plans won’t be affected by the unvailability of tickets.

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