In this page, we offer Guangzhou - Shenzhen High Speed Train information including and more details about travelling to the two ciites for your reference. (update on November 14, 2014)
Types of China Train
C–Intercity EMU Train
D–Electric Multiple Units (EMU) Train
Z–Direct Express Train
Four-digit Number Train - Regular Speed Train
There are about 58 pairs of trains travelling between Guangzhou and Shenzhen every day. All of them are high speed trains with with G-series or Dseries trains.
G series CRH runs in 300km / hour
D series CRH runs in 250km / hour
The trains depart about every 10 minutes. G series trains take about 30 minutes, while D-series trains normaly take about 1 hour and 30 mintues. So, it is recommended to take G-series trains instead of D-series trains to save time.
►Train from Guangzhou to Shenzhen
G-series trains from Guangzhou to Shenzhen usually departs from Guangzhou South Railway Station, while D-series trains departs from Guangzhou Railway Station or Guangzhou East Railway Station. Travelers should check which station you should go to before get aboard, in case that you miss the train.
Train from Guangzhou to Shenzhenn departs almost every 10 minutes from 05:18 am to 22:40 pm. You may choose the one that meets your travel schedule.
►Train from Shenzhen to Guanzhou
G-series trains from Shenzhen to Guanzhou usually departs from Shenzhen North Railway Station, while D-series train departs from Shenzhen Railway Station. Those trains deaprts from Shenzhen West Train Station are normal speed trains. You should make sure which station to head to, in case that you miss the train.
Trains depart almost every 10 minutes from 6:20 am to 23:22 pm. It is recommended to take G-series train instead of D trains to save travel time on the way.
Attentions: Guangzhou to Shenzhen Train information is for your reference only. Please check the ticket information including the tickets fares at the railway station or by your TCT tour advisors separately.
1. Booking an original train is easier than booking a passing-by train. Train ticket can be booked 20 days in advance at most. TCT suggests travellers to book train ticket as early as you can, in case of the availability of the ticket. There are four way for guests to buy train ticket in China: buy ticket at the Railway Station, online, by telephone or through travel agencies. More useful information you can find at page How to Book China Train Tickets.
2. Generally, the seats on G-series trains includes business seat (the best), super seat, first-class seat and second class seat. Seats on D-series trains have two sub-categories: first-class seat and second -class seat. Travellers could choose the one that meet your budget.
3. In China, taking a train is a comparative cheaper way to cut down the travel cost. While correspondingly, the comfortable level is lower than by air.
Luggage: you need to take the luggages by yourself and keep an eye of them on transporting time, no luggage-checking service on the train.
Carriage: it may be crowded when in the domestic travel seasons as well as summer holidays.
Best Time to Visit Shenzhen
The best time to visit Shenzhen is from October to December. It will be the best pleasant time in Shenzhen with cool temperature. Another time is August to September when a series of celebrations are held. One can visit Best time to visit Shenzhen to find more about weather and climate in this city.
Best Time to Visit Guangzhou
The best time to visit Guangzhou is either spring or autumn, particularly in Apr, May, Oct, and Nov. During these months, Guangzhou is neither cold nor hot with most find days without interruption of the typhoon.
Try to Avoid Domestic Travel Seasons
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labour Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling. In these periods, train tickets are hard to buy and scenic spots are full of travelers.
► More transportation information: Guangzhou Transportation
►Recommended China Tour to Shenzhen:4 Days Guangzhou and Shenzhen Tour
(Attractions: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Shamian Island, Splendid China, China Folk Culture Villages)