Hong Kong by Train

Trains - Tickets - Tours

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Hong Kong.

Here you will find information for Hong Kong about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets and more.

Useful Information

Population: 7.39 million

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar

Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, English

Capital: Hong Kong

Country Code: +852

Time Zone: Hong Kong Time

Train Companies

The trains in Hong Kong are operated by Mass Transit Railway (MRT).

Train Tickets

You can buy your train tickets for the Metro System in Hong Kong at the Station. Buy a Octopus Card and transfer money on it to use it for all transports in Hong Kong.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Hong Kong.

TrAIN tYPES

MRT operates an underground metro system, an overland train network, and a light rail throughout Hong Kong.

  • Tickets are bought and credited with an Octopus card*
  • No reservations required

* Buy one of these if you plan on using the MRT

Fuxing High-Speed train connects Hong Kong to large metropolises in China

  • 3 Classes offered: all seats are equipped with power sockets.
    • 2nd Class: Rows of five seats (3+2)
    • 1st Class: Rows of four seats (2+2)
    • Business: Rows of three seats (2+2), seat fully reclines to a bed, pillow and blanket are provided, ticket includes unlimited beverages, one complimentary hot meal, and a complimentary snack
  • The train is equipped with toilets, a café counter where snacks, beverages, and microwavable meals are available (only Chinese Yuan accepted). There is a boiling water dispenser in every carriage for tea, coffee, noodles, etc. It is allowed to bring food on-board.

Beijing – Hong Kong Through Train (Intercity Sleeper) connects the two metropolises in a day’s time.

  • Sleeping Carriages:
    • 4 Berth Hard Sleeper
    • 4 Berth Soft Sleeper
    • Deluxe 2 Berth Soft Sleeper: with personal toilet
  • The train is equipped with a restaurant car that serves hot meals during meal hours, and snacks outside of meal hours. A snack trolley visits each carriage regularly throughout the journey (only Chinese Yuan, RMB accepted).
  • Operational Friday through Monday
  • Book in advance, as it’s a very popular route due to the fact it is the most cost-effective way to travel to Beijing from Hong Kong.

High-Speed Sleeper Train connects Hong Kong via Guangzhou South Station, to Beijing in a timely manner.

  • From Hong Kong to Guangzhou South, a 1-hour journey, 1st, 2nd, and Business Class are offered.
  • From Guangzhou South*, 2nd Class Seats and 1st Class Soft Sleepers (capsule like single beds) are available.

* The overnight High-Speed Sleeper from Guangzhou to Beijing is only operational Friday through Monday

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Hong Kong

National

 
From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
HK Central to Kowloon 0:03 Direct Train
HK Central to Tung Chung 0:43 Direct Train
HK Airport to Mong Kok 0:26 Direct Train

International

 
From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Hong Kong to Shenzhen, China 0:14 Direct Train
Hong Kong to Shanghai, China 8:52 2 Train
Hong Kong to Beijing, China 9:53 1 Train
Hong Kong to Hanoi, Vietnam 18:54 3 Train
Hong Kong to Macao 0:55 Direct Ferry

Main Train Stations

  • Hong Kong Central
  • Kowloon
  • North Point
  • Lohas Park
  • Tung Chuung

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Hong Kong

As Hong Kong is a year-round destination, we recommend visiting anytime but would recommend avoiding the typhoon rainy season if possible. In such a densely packed area, there is plenty to do and see in Hong Kong! There are islands to visit, cable cars to take to large Buddhas and monasteries, and lots of shopping to do.

If you’re interested in roller coasters, you can’t forget the iconic Disneyland and to see a stunning view of the city, take the funicular up to Victoria Peak. Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) is buzzing with nightlife Thursday through Saturday, and also has plenty of street food vendors to choose from. Notable foods to get your hands on to try whilst in Hong Kong are har gow (steamed shrimp dumplings), snake soup, ngau lam mein (beef brisket noodles), and pineapple bread.

  • High Season: There is no particular high season; however, it is quite busy during October during the trade fairs and February during the Chinese New Year
  • Low Season: There is no particular low season
  • Rainy Season: June to September

 

Accommodation In Hong Kong

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