Shenzhen boasts a highly developed transportation system that allows you to choose among airplane, train and bus. In addition, its proximity to Hong Kong also provides convenience for the visitors heading for Hong Kong
Airplane – Airport Transportation
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport is a national first-class civil airport and one of the four busiest airports in China. Located 32 km away from Shenzhen CBD, it now has developed over 110 national airlines and 14 international airlines.
Location: Airport Expressway, Bao'an District, Shenzhen
Reservation Hotline: 0755-23456789
Apart from airport shuttle bus 330 and buses lines starting with numbers 5 and 6, another 10 shuttle bus lines numbered from 1-10 are added.
1. The shuttle buses from Bao'an Airport to Hualian Mansion direction run from 7:30 am until the last flight of the day at 20-minute intervals. It travels through expressways and Shennan Road, stops at Zhuzilin, Touzi Mansion, and Hualian Mansion, and arrives at the terminal West Square of Shenzhen Railway Station (go through a footbridge to Shenzhen Railway Station Square and Luohu Border Crossing).
2. The shuttle buses from Hualian Mansion to Bao'an Airport direction run from 6:20 am until 09:00 pm at 15-minute intervals. The whole journey takes around 35 minutes without midway stops. It is recommended to board the bus over 2 hours before your airplane departure time. You might get to the starting point at Hualian Mansion by taking Metro Line 1, getting off at Science Museum station, and exiting from Exit B2.
3. It costs about 130 yuan (inclusive of highway toll of 20 yuan) to take a cab from Ban'an Airport to downtown areas, such as Shenzhen International Trade Center or Luohu District.
4. As Shenzhen Railway Station (namely Luohu Railway Station) is 40 km away from Ban'an Airport, it costs 100 to 110 yuan and takes 35 minutes by cab from the Railway Station to the Airport.
5. You can take Metro Line 1 (Luobao Line) at Shenzhen Railway Station to get to Bao'an Airport. The whole journey takes about 67 minutes and costs 9 yuan. Metro Line 1 operates from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm at 4-minute intervals during peak hours and 6-minute intervals during off-peak hours.
Shenzhen Railway Station (Luohu Railway Station)
Shenzhen Railway Station, which is situated in the bustling areas of Shenzhen, arranges nearly 50 trains bound for the cities across China every day. The GuangShen Expresses between Shenzhen and Guangdong (East Station) pass Zhangmutou, Dongguan, Shilong and arrive at Guangzhou East Railway Station or Guangzhou Railway Station. Inside the Shenzhen Railway Station set independent ticket offices and entrances for GuangShen Express.
Location: No.1008 Jianshe Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Available Bus Lines: Buses N2, N5, 7, 12, 17, 25, 101, 102, 205, 106, and 206
Shenzhen West Railway Station (Nantou Railway Station)
More than 20 trains bounding for Huaihua, Yueyang, Xinyang, Wuchang, and Hefei pull into Shenzhen West Railway Station every day and a large number of temporary trains are added here during Chinese Spring Festival and other holidays.
Location: Intersection of Yueliangwan Road and Xuefu Road, Shenzhen
Available Bus Lines: Buses 20, 31, 36, 229, and 234. Passengers in Futian and Luohu District can take Bus 229 or 234.
Shenzhen North Railway Station
Shenzhen North Railway Station mainly serves four routes: Guangzhou South Railway Station – Shenzhen North Railway Station, Shenzhen North Railway Station – Wuhan, Shenzhen North Railway Station – Beijing, and Shenzhen North Railway Station – Xiamen.
Location: Minzhi Street, Longhua New District, Shenzhen
Available Bus/Metro Line: Longhua Line, Huanzhong Line, and Buses B647, B666, B730, E11, and M299.
There are multiple passenger stations and pick-up sites in Shenzhen with routes reaching all the major provinces and cities in Mainland China (such as Guangzhou, Shantou, Zhanjiang, Fuzhou, and Xiamen) as well as Hong Kong and Macau.
Luohu Passenger Station
Luohu Passenger Station mainly operates the routes from Shenzhen to some large cities in China, such as Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan, Zhaoqing, Qingyuan, Kaiping, Jiangmen, Taishan, Dongguan (all towns), Panyu, Huizhou, Danshui, Shiwan, Daya Bay, Jieyang, Chaozhou, Haifeng, Shantou, Chaoyang, Raoping, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Shishi, Xiamen, Yongchun, Jinjing, Nan'an, Shishan, and Longyan.
Location: Floor 1-2, Commercial City, East Square of Shenzhen Railway Station
Available Bus Lines: Buses 17, 25, 38, 82, 83, and 101.
Futian Passenger Station
In Futian Passenger Station, you can buy tickets from Shenzhen to Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Jiangmen, Dongguan, Yangjiang, Zhanjiang, Maoming, Yunfu, Zhaoqing, Qingyuan, Shaoguan, Meizhou, Shantou, Chaozhou, Nanning, Yulin, Liuzhou, Beihai, Guilin, Hezhou, and Beiliu.
Location: No.8001 Shennan Road, Futian District, Shenzhen
Available Bus Lines: Buses 28, 228, 49, 64, 202, and 213.
Longgang Long-distance Passenger Station (Shenzhen)
It mainly operates the routes from Shenzhen to Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shunde, Zhongshan, Heyuan, Zhanjiang, Zhuhai, Shaoguan, Foshan, Zhaoqing, Meizhou, Nanning, Guilin, Guigang, Yulin, Chenzhou, Qiyang, Changde, Hengyang, Changping, Nanchang, Jiujiang, Luzhou, Chongqing, Xiangfan.
Location: Shenhui Road (i.e. No.205 National Road), Longgang Town, Longgang District, Shenzhen
Available Bus Lines: Buses 309, 351, 361, 870, 365, and 651.
Huanggang Bus Station (Shenzhen)
Location: East Side of Post Office Complex, Huanggang Port, Shenzhen
Nanshan Bus Station (Master Station)
Location: Near the sea, Yijia Village, Nantou Area, Nanshan District, Shenzhen (near Nantou Bus Station)
Shenzhen – Hong Kong
Luohu Port is the largest and most popular land port in Hong Kong. Visitors in Shenzhen can directly walk to Hong Kong checkpoint and take Hong Kong East Rail Line after passing Shenzhen checkpoint.
Location: Renmin South Road, Shenzhen
Opening Hours: 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
Huanggang Port is the busiest land port and the only port that keeps opening 24 x 7 in Shenzhen. After passing Huanggang Port, visitors need to take coach to their destination. It provides transit lanes to Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Wanchai, Tsuen Wan, Kam Sheung Road, Disneyland, and Hong Kong International Airport, among which the lanes to Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Wanchai, Tsuen Wan operate on a 24-hour basis. There are also shuttle buses running between Huanggang Port and Hong Kong Lok Ma Chau Border Control Point.
Location: Futian District, Shenzhen
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Available Metro Line: Getting off at Huanggang Station
Located in Yuheng Road of Futian District (East to Futian Bonded Area), Futian Port is a land port for the entry and exit of tourists. It connects Shenzhen Metro Line 4 with Hong Kong East Rail Line Lok Ma Chau Sub-line.
Location: Futian District, Shenzhen
Opening Hours: 6:30 am – 10:30 pm
Available Metro Line: Taking Line 4 (namely Longhua Line) and getting off at Futian Port Station.
Wenjindu Port is a small scale port with relatively short service hours. Available transportation method is limited to Wenjindu express bus.
Location: North District of Hong Kong Special Administration Region
Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Available Bus Lines: Taking Bus 5, 40, or 14, getting off at Beidou Terminal, and walking for 5 minutes to the Port.
As Shatoujiao Port is the most distant port with shortest opening hours and relatively small scale, it can be reached only by Shatoujiao express bus.
Location: 4/F, Port Office Building, Shashen Road, Shenzhen
Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Available bus lines: Buses 68, 85, 103b, 103, 205, 308, 363, 387, b785, and m207. Get off at Shatoujiao Port.
Shekou Passenger Terminal
Located at the intersection of Gang'ao Avenue and Nanhai Avenue, Shekou Passenger Terminal provides scheduled ferry service to and from Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Macau, Hong Kong, and Kowloon every day.
Available Bus Lines: Minibus 419 or 439 (Destination: Shekou Port)
Tel. (Mainland): 0755-26695601
Tel. (HK & Macau): 0755-26691213
Fuyong Ferry Terminal
Fuyong Ferry Terminal (near Bao'an Airport) provides high-speed ferries to and from HK – Macau Ferry Terminal at Shun Tak Centre, China Ferry Terminal at China Hong Kong City in Kowloon (one-hour sailing), and HKIA (Hong Kong Airport) SkyPier Ferry Terminal (45-minute sailing, 18 sailings per day). Meanwhile, yacht service (one-hour sailing, 7 sailings per day) between Fuyong Ferry Terminal and Macau (New HK Macau Ferry Terminal) is also available. Free shuttle buses from the terminal building to Fuyong Ferry Terminal are provided.
The urban transportation of Shenzhen is very convenient with bus routes and metro lines reaching every major site in the city.
You may hail a cab in Shenzhen at any time simply by waving your hands. Cabs painted in red can drive both in urban and suburban areas while cabs in green can drive only in suburban areas. Cabs painted in blue indicate they are solely-electric powered vehicles.
Cab-hailing Hotline: 0755-96511
Shenzhen bus routes spread across the entire city with an average departure interval of 5 minutes. Each bus line is equipped with a stop announcement system and operates generally between 6:30 am and 10:30 pm. Fare charged on ordinary buses ranges from 1 to 7 yuan per person and that on air-conditioned buses varies from 2 to 10 yuan per person. Self-service ticketing is applied in most buses while a small percentage of buses adopt the distance-based fare collection system. Generally, ticket sellers are arranged on buses with three-digit numbers and not on buses with one- or two-digit numbers. Middle- and small-sized buses are replaced with more large-size night buses running until 2 am. The numbers of night buses start with "N." For more details on bus routes, please visit the website of the bus company (http://www.szbus.com.cn/yilanbiao.html).
The mileage-based fare system of Shenzhen Metro applies a basic fare of 2 yuan for the first 4 km. Passengers can buy tickets on the ticket vending machine using 0.5- yuan coins, 1-yuan coins, 5-yuan notes, or 10-yuan notes.
Location: Metro Mansion, No.1016 Fuzhong 1st Road, Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel.: 0755-23992600 (Consulting)/88960600(Hotline)