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Located on the Pearl River Delta and close to Hong Kong, Shenzhen is a city with the most highly developed and also the busiest transportation system in China. Rapid economical development following the creation of the first Special Economic Zone of China, Shenzhen has paid specific attention to the perfection of all aspects of its public transport. Shenzhen is now the only Chinese City having an aeroamphibious transportation system.
Shenzhen Airport is the main airport for tourists planning further travel in China, with water, land and air transport easily accessible. Well known as , it also is the fourth largest airport in China. At present, there are about 107 internal and international airlines opened, connecting Shenzhen and 80 other cities both home and abroad. The daily flights from such famous tourist cities of China as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Qingdao and Hangzhou, etc. can take you to Shenzhen easily. Daily international lines from London, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Paris via transfer Shanghai can be used. Flights from Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Tokyo depart to Shenzhen directly every day. On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, there is an international flight coming to Shenzhen from Kuala Lumpur. Finally, there are frequent flights between Shenzhen and Macau every day.
Additionally, for visitors who travel between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, there is a convenient bus service available from the airport. The bus tickets can be purchased at either Shenzhen Airport or Hong Kong International Airport.
Hong Kong→Shenzhen Airport
Hong Kong International Airport→Shenzhen Airport
Departure time: 09:45, 10:30, 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 12:45, 13:15, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 15:45, 16:15, 16:45, 17:30, 18:15
Fare: HK$180 per adult and HK$100 per child between two and twelve years' old.
Departure time: every 20 minutes from 06:40 to 20:20
Fare: HK$90 per adult and HK$70 per child between three and five years' old and per adult over sixty-five years' old
Wan Chai→Shenzhen Airport
Departure time: every 20 minutes from 07:00 to 19:00
Fare: HK$100 per adult and HK$70 per child between three and five years' old and per adult over sixty-five years' old
Huanggang Pass→Shenzhen Airport
Departure time: every 20 minutes from 07:00 to 22:00
Fare: HK$60/CNY65 per person
Shenzhen Airport→Hong Kong
Shenzhen Airport→Hong Kong International Airport
Departure time: every 20 minutes from 08:20 to 21:20
Fare: HK$180/CNY200 per adult and HK$100/CNY110 per child between two and twelve years' old
Departure time: every 20 minutes from 08:20 to 23:30
Fare: HK$90/CNY110 per adult and HK$70/CNY80 per child between three and five years' old and per adult over sixty-five years old
Shenzhen Airport→Wan Chai
Departure time: every 20 minutes from 08:20 to 23:30
Fare: HK$100/CNY110 per adult and HK$70/CNY80 per child between three and five years' old and per adult over sixty-five years' old
Shenzhen Airport→Hong Kong Disney Land
Departure time: every 20 minutes from 08:20 to 11:00
Fare: HK$150/CNY160 per person
The shuttle bus running between Hualian Mansion and the airport can make your trip easier, departing from Hualian Mansion to the airport every 15 minutes from 06:20 to 21:00 without stop. You are expected to take the bus 2 hours before your flight's departure. Buses depart from the airport every 15 minutes from 07:30 until to the last arrival flight. After 18:00, the shuttle bus will extend to the Shenzhen Railway Station. The fare for these trips is CNY20 per person.
Bus routes to Hualian Mansion: You can take the No.215 bus to get to the Xinhua Hotel, or, the No. 25 and No.12 to the Hall of Science and Technology.
Consultant telephone of Shenzhen Train Station: 9600 0111
Booking Ticket telephone: 9510 5160
Although there are two railway stations in Shenzhen, the Shenzhen Railway Station, also called Luohu Railway Station, has the most frequent trains departing to the other cities of China everyday, such as Beijing, Zhengzhou, Hankou, Wuchang, Nanchang, Jiujiang, Changsha, etc. It is also the most important traffic hub between China's mainland and HK. In Shenzhen, there are three passes opened to visitors who travel between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The Luohu Pass which is the neighbor of Shenzhen Railway Station is the most convenient one for you coming and going to Hong Kong. Additionally, the Huanggang Pass in Shenzhen connected to Luomazhou Pass in Hong Kong is another choice for you.
Bus routes to Shenzhen Railway Station: 1, N2, N5, 7, 12, 17, 25, 101, 102, 205, 106, 206
By Long-distance Bus
About 30 long-distance bus stations operate out of Shenzhen, providing visitors with another convenient way to get to or leave the city. Three of these bus stations are:
Shenzhen Bus Station (Yinhu Bus Station): It has the most long-distance bus lines. Buses departing to Guangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Hubei, Anhui, Hainan and Sichuan provinces and the other cities of Guangdong Province are available here. Regular bus No.222 can take you to the station.
Futian Bus Station: Located at Futian District of Shenzhen, it has buses to some cities of Guangdong and Guangxi provinces.
Luohu Bus Station: Most of the buses here depart to some cities of Guangdong Province. Also have bus lines to Fujian Province. Buses of 1, 7, 12, 17, 25, 38, 101, 102, 106, 205, 215, 302, K302 and 352 can be used to get there.
There are 8 passengers transport ports in Shenzhen. Among them, Shekou Port, located in the south part of Nanshan District in Shenzhen City is the most convenient one with four regular lines to and from Zhuhai, Macau, Hong Kong and Hong Kong International Airport, as well as some nonscheduled lines between Shenzhen City and islands around the city.
Bus routes to Shekou Port in Shenzhen city: 113, K113, 226, 204, K204, 331, 31, 332, 329, 328, 355
Four main lines:
Shenzhen-Zhuhai (an hour; CNY95 per person and CNY48 for the elder above 65 years' old and Children)
Shenzhen→Zhuhai: From 07:30 to 20:30, once for every half an hour
Zhuhai→Shenzhen: From 08:00 to 20:30, once for every half an hour
Shenzhen←→New HK Macau Ferry Terminal (about 60 minutes; common seat: CNY171 per person and CNY75 per child; first-class seat: CNY271 per person and CNY100 per child)
Shenzhen→New HK Macau Ferry Terminal: 08:45, 10:30, 13:30, 14:45, 16:45, 19:30
New HK Macau Ferry Terminal→Shenzhen: 10:15, 12:00, 15:00, 16:15, 18:00, 20:45
Shenzhen←→Macau Interior Harbor (about 80 minutes)
Shenzhen→Macau Interior Harbor (Yuetong Port): 08:15, 09:45, 11:45, 15:45, 18:30 (CNY150 per person and CNY75 per child)
Macau Interior Harbor (Yuetong Port)→Shenzhen: 10:00, 14:00, 16:30, 18:15, 20:15 (CNY150 per person and CNY85 per child)
Shenzhen-Hong Kong (about an hour)
Shenzhen→HK Central: 07:45, 10:15, 12:00, 14:00, 16:30, 18:45, 21:00
HK Central→Shenzhen: 09:00, 11:30, 13:15, 15:15, 18:00, 20:30
Shenzhen→HK Kowloon: 09:00
HK Kowloon→Shenzhen: 07:45, 13:15
Fare: CNY110 for economy cabin and CNY145 for first-class cabin;
CNY165 for child (under 6 years old) and elder (above 64 years old) of economy cabin and CNY 85 for child and elder of the first class cabin;
Shenzhen-HK International Airport (about half an hour)
Shenzhen→HK International Airport: 07:45, 08:45, 10:00, 11:15, 12:15, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:15
Fare: First-class cabin: CNY290 per person and CNY150 for child;
Economy cabin: CNY260 per person and CNY140 for child;
HK International Airport→Shenzhen: 09:00,10:15,11:00, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:20
Fare: 220HKD (about CNY223) per aldult and 120 HKD per child.
The city now has 2 metro lines with plans to expand. Line 1 stretches east/west from Luohu Kouan (Luohu Pass) to Window of the World, while Line 4 runs north/south from Huanggang Kouan (Huanggang Pass) to Shaoniangong (Children's Palace). Transfer between the two lines at Huizhan Zhongxin (Convention and Exhibition Center).
Shenzhen taxis are either red or green. Red taxis only travel within the city's four inner districts of Futian, Luogang, Yantian and Nanshan. For the other two districts, Baoan and Longgang, only green taxis are available. Price varies according to the color of the taxis and the time of day.
To and from Shenzhen
Visitors reach Shenzhen by air, rail, sea or road. A relatively small city, Shenzhen enjoys convenient transportation both in the city and among the surrounding areas. (Transportation Bureau hotline: 0755 8322 8000)
Shenzhen Baoan International Airport lies 32 kilometers from the city center (80 RMB taxi ride). The airport houses over 100 domestic and international airlines, connecting Shenzhen to over 80 other cities around China and the world. Buses run from the airport to the city center and Shenzhen Railway Station. City center-bound buses leave every 20 minutes (50-minute trip). Buses headed to the Railway Station leave every 15 minutes (40-minute trip).
Shenzhen Railway Station acts as an important transportation hub connecting Hong Kong to Mainland China. More than 40 trains travel between Shenzhen and Guangzhou every day. Note: the frequent T-trains are faster than the K-trains. Shenzhen West Railway Station is in the city's Nanshan District. The small station services a handful of long-distance destinations, such as Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province.
Several long-distance bus stations in Shenzhen operate routes around Guangdong Province and beyond to cities like Guangzhou, Chaozhou, Guangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang, Hebei, Anhui, Sanya, and Chengdu. The three major stations are Yinhu Bus Station (0755 8243 6053), Futian Bus Station (0755 8358 7526) and Luohu Bus Station (0755 8232 1670).
Eight passenger ports line Shenzhen's harbor including Yantian, Shekou, and Chiwa. The Shekou Port located at the intersection of Gang'ao Dadao and Nanhai Dadao in Nanshan District marks the most convenient travel point, with regular lines to and from Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Macau, Hong Kong and Kowloon.
The large quantity of vehicles exerts a lot of pressure on Shenzhen's transportation situation at present, especially in the commuter time. Therefore, for visitors, you had better arrange your schedule appropriately out of the traffic congestion. Shenzhen's urban bus system consists of regular buses, mini-buses and double-decker sightseeing buses. There are about 8,000 buses running on about 400 lines, but since the large population, it seems that they are still not enough for this city. Usually, the numbers of the buses begin with 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 are the middle and mini buses. The buses' number added with N mean that they will run late at night. Finally, the buses' fare of Shenzhen is higher than the other cities of China. Follows are the sightseeing lines:
Tourist line: It departs from Shenzhen Railway Station to the Future World, passing by Diwang Mansion, Honey Lake, Splendid China, China Folk Culture Villages, Happy Valley, Window of the World, etc.
Tourist lines at night: There are two night lines which pass through the main streets of the city. They will start at 19:30 every day respectively from Renmin South Road and Aiguo Road. The whole journey needs about 2 hours.
Shopping line: Some famous shopping centers are available on this line, such as Women's World, Mao Ye Department and Bu Ji Free Market. You can take the bus at Yinhu Mansion, Bubei Road.
Shenzhen planes to established eight subway lines by which passengers can get to surrounding cities and Hong Kong Airport. The first phase of the plan has been completed. There are in total twenty subway stations. At present, only parts of subway lines of 1 and 4 are put into use.
The Line 1 runs between Luohu and Window of the World, from the east to the west passing by Guo Mao (International Trade Center), Lao Jie, Da Ju Yuan (Shenzhen Grand Theater), Ke Xue Guan (Science Museum), Huang Qiang Lu, Gangxia, Hui Zhan Zhong Xin (Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center), Gou Wu Gong Yuan (Coco Park), Xiang Mi Hu (Honey Lake), Che Gong Miao (Che Kung Temple), Zhu Zi Lin, Hua Qiao Cheng Dong (East of Overseas Chinese Town) and Hua Qiao Cheng.
The south-to-north Line 4 runs from between Huanggang and the Shao Nian Gong (Children' Palace), passing by Fu Min, Hui Zhan Zhong Xin and Shi Min Zhong Xin (Citizen Center). Line 1 and Line 4 are built in the form of a cross and they meet each other in the Hui Zhan Zhong Xin Station.
The fare is according to the sections every of which includes five stop stations. You should pay CNY2 for the first three stop stations and CNY1 is added when you enter into the next section. The whole Line 1 will cost CNY5. The operating hours range from 06:30 to 23:00. During some important festivals, the service time will be prolonged to 24:00.
You can find a taxi anywhere in Shenzhen's streets to make your trip of this city easier. There are three kinds of taxi running in this city for you to choose. One is in red color the price of which is CNY12.5 for the first 3 kilometers (about 1.86 miles) and then CNY2.4 for every additional kilometer (about 0.62 mile). The yellow taxi has the same fee schedule as the red on. The yellow taxicabs shall only run within the Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen while the red ones can run within and out of the zone.
The other one is in green color that only runs out of the Special Economic Zone. Its price is CNY7 for the first 2 kilometers (about 1.24 miles) and the distance surcharge is CNY1.6 per additional kilometer. Finally, for both of them, CNY0.8 will be added to your fare for every waiting time of one minute.
1.The night-driving taxi fare is CNY16 for the first three kilometers after 23:00.
2.Part of Shenzhen taxis can pay by swiping Shenzhen Tong Card which is issued by the government for people to take public inner city transportation. It is mainly used while taking subways and city-buses in the past offering some discounts. However, part of the taxis accepts the payment by this kind of card.
3.There are not motorcycles operating within the special zone, which can be found outside the zone. You had better not taking them for the sake of safety. If not clear about the city-bus routes, try to call 160 to inquiry the reliable information. It costs CNY1 per minute.
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Location: Dongtoujia of Shekou, Nanshan District
Opening hour: 24-Hours
Location: Heping Road, Luohu District
Opening hour: 6:30 am-24:00 pm
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Last Updated :
- July ,16,2009
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