Asked by Ms.Sheppard from New Zealand | Apr. 15, 2009 00:10
About:Guangzhou Transportation by Air

Kia ora (hello in Maori),

I am travelling from Hong Kong to Shenzhen via Guangzhou, and i would just like some help with the following: Do i have to pay tax to get into China from Hong Kong?; Where do i catch the train from Guangzhou to get to Shenzhen, and how long does this take? & could you recommend a ferry from HK to get to Guangzhou with a view to catching a train to Shenzhen?...sorry if this all sounds a bit confusing!!! :)

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Answered by Mr.Shan | Apr. 15, 2009 04:16
Hi, yes, your itinerary really soulds somewhat complicated since people usually going to Guangzhou from Hong Kong via Shenzhen. Hong Kong and Shenzhen is just separated from each other by a Customs.

Anyway, answers for your questions:
1. the tax is charged but if you arrive in and leave from Hong Kong in the same day, you could enjoy drawback.
2. It is suggested that you take the express train from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Shenzhen. The train departs frequently every day from 08:35 to 22:40 and just takes one to two hours.
3. currently, HK Airport doesn't have ferry to Guangzhou directly. And, the China Ferry Terminal of Hong Kong just has four scheduled ferries to Guangzhou everyday. So, personally, this method is not recommended.

For instead, both at the HK Airport and the dowtown area, there are frequent coaches to Guangzhou. Maybe you would like to have a try! By this way, you could catch a train to Shenzhen easily!
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