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travel to ShenZhen from Guangzhou or Hongkong?

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travel to ShenZhen from Guangzhou or Hongkong?

What would be the quickest and best way to travel to sz,

flying in to gz airport then metro -train-metro- hotel?

This took me 4.5hrs, same on return journey.

Or go hk airport take bus to border crossing-wait then metro?

Have not done this before.

Read many times of delay and waiting to cross border.

Thanks for any feedback.

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1. Re: travel to ShenZhen from Guangzhou or Hongkong?

It depends on your starting point. If you are starting from within China then flying to SZ would be the quickest way. Otherwise train takes 2 hours. ( sounds like you took the "fast train", which takes 70 minutes but leaves from GZ South and arrves at SZ North, not SZ Railway Station. Buses are sometimes still quicker than the train because they leave from more convenient bus stations.

From HKIA ferry might be an option.

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2. Re: travel to ShenZhen from Guangzhou or Hongkong?

Thanks for your reply.

I took the metro from airport to GZ eastern station, and than the bullet train 100 RMB 1st class.

same on return.

I am coming from outside, BKK or MEL.

A connection to SZ can be of long duration as you have to fly to other places in China first.

Sometimes to go from BKK to SZ can take 12 hrs due to stopovers.

Leave alone flying from MEL, I have found up to 27 hrs

So I wanted to check Via Hongkong, as I have done the GZ route.

If you done such trip, please post it.

Thanks

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3. Re: travel to ShenZhen from Guangzhou or Hongkong?

HK airport to Shenzhen She kou ferry by ship only 0.5 hour, then take metro or taxi to your hotel.

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4. Re: travel to ShenZhen from Guangzhou or Hongkong?

OK, now thta your plans are clearer, I'd def recommend ferry from HKIA to Shekou - only need 1 hr connex time then 30 min ferry ride. Taxi or Metro to your hotel can take up to 1 hour depending on location as Shekou is a bit "out-of-the-way".

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5. Re: travel to ShenZhen from Guangzhou or Hongkong?

That was a good tip, to take the ferry.

I might give that a go next time, and not via GZ

when do the ferry's start and stop, cost and where do you board them at the airport?

also how & where do you do the border pass?

Thanks

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6. Re: travel to ShenZhen from Guangzhou or Hongkong?

Google it:

http://www.szgky.com/en/flyferry.asp

Ferries leave from the Skypier at HKIA. You do immigration at Shekou Port just like you do at an airport.

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