HK-Shenzhen Transport

“Hong Kong – Shenzhen Airport”: the old way of bus transport

I mentioned in my previous post about the direct bus service between Hong Kong and Shenzhen Airport via the Hong Kong – Shenzhen Western Corridor. This bus service departing from the Kowloon Station of Hong Kong Airport Express has the advantage of passport control under one roof, i.e. convenience. The whole journey takes about 75 minutes only.

Actually there has been another bus service running between Hong Kong and Shenzhen Airport for some years via Huanggang checkpoint, which takes about 3 hours and the passport control is inconveniently under two roofs. That means when the bus arrives at Huanggang, the bus passengers must get off and go for Hong Kong side’s passport control. They then get on the bus, and be driven to the Shenzhen side’s passport control building. They get off the bus again, and get on the bus again after the passport control is finished.

The new bus service for Shenzhen Airport is obviously a lot more convenient and quicker. But the old bus service can provide an alternative in terms of departing time and departing locations. You can take the bus from the Hong Kong International Airport, Prince Edward of Kowloon, or Hong Kong Disney Land. It costs differently, ranging from HK$90 to HK$180, depending on the departing location.

If you come from Shenzhen Airport to arrive at Hong Kong, you can be dropped off at Prince Edward MTR station or Wanchai Ferry Pier.

The bus company is called Trans-Islands Chinalink. Its service and ticket centre in Hong Kong is at
G/F., 364 D Portland Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon
Tel:(852) 2336-1111

You can also buy bus tickets at:
-Hong Kong International Airport (Kiosk A09, Arrival Hall HK International Airport, opposite to Exit A)
-Shenzhen Airport (Kiosk A and Kiosk B, Arrival Hall Shenzhen Bao An Airport)
-Branches of Wing On Travel, Hong Kong
-MTR Travel Service Centre at Hong Kong Station 
-Branches of Gray Line Tours, Hong Kong
-Branches of China Travel Services, Hong Kong

For the bus timetable, check out here.

By Anna

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6 replies on ““Hong Kong – Shenzhen Airport”: the old way of bus transport”

Hi Anna,

Thanks for your incredible informative website about Hong Kong and Shenzhen. My family will be travelling to HK and Shenzhen in May and need some travel tips from you. What is the best easiest and fastest way (very important as I will be bringing 2 young kids with me) to travel from Shenzhen (Shekou) to Hong Kong Disneyland?

Thanks in advance for your help!


update: sailed through immagration, was no more than 5 minutes! Travelling on a Tuesday so not if that was why it was so quiet. Got given a free bottle if water when getting back on the bus at shenzhen!

On the bus as I type (using my iPhone!) so far so good, staff at hong kong were polite and efficent. Did have trouble finding the station, it right in the middle of the shopping centre so look at the map of the centre to find it!

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