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Asia > China > Guangzhou > Useful Info
Submitted on Dec 18, 2018 Useful Info

Best way to get to Guangzhou from Shenzhen

  • Guangzhou is very close to Shenzhen, just 140km apart
  • I suggest taking the high speed train, it takes only 40 minutes and costs just ¥76.5 ($11)
  • The train leaves from Shenzhen North Station and arrives at Guangzhou South Station, both dedicated high speed train stations. Keep in mind these are not the main train stations in these cities
  • Shenzhen North Station (深圳北站) is on Shenzhen subway line 4 and 5, and getting to the CBD area will take about 40 minutes by subway or 25 minutes by taxi
  • Guangzhou South Station (广州南站) is on Guangzhou subway line 2, 40-50 minutes to the downtown area by subway and 30 minutes by taxi
  • There are many departures everyday, and most of the year you should be able to go to these train stations and buy a ticket on the day of. But in January-February I recommend reserving your ticket ahead of time (either in person at any train station in China, up to 30 days in advance, or book it online from Ctrip) as there are many workers going home for Chinese New Year from Shenzhen, so you may not get tickets