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weilian

Hey ya'll,

I just recently purchased a ticket to Shenzhen from Beijing due to the cheaper fare. Does anyone have any idea how I can get from the SZ airport into Hong Kong?

Weilian

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muyongshi

What part of HK do you want to leave from? There are buses that leave from quite a few different locations that go to the border and then take you to the airport and that is all through China Travel Services.

Here is the info from the Baoan airport website

buses

ferry

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self-taught-mba

Walk downstairs. 90 kuai and they'll escort you all the way through to the center of HK with 2 bus changes - they have a few destinations.

Also a cheap shuttle which will get you to Lou Hu (Sp?) which you can walk across the border on foot and get on the MRT (train) from there to pretty much all points..

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weilian

Is going through customs a huge process with long waits? I picture it like the US/Mexico border, cars lined up for a mile.

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gougou

I'm not a fan of the bus, as they make you get off at the border for passport check, which can take quite a while depending on the number of people. So you could also check out the ferry, which leaves from somewhere close to the airport, or the train (which I've only taken from Guangzhou so far but which was by far the most convenient means.)

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imcgraw

It really depends on when you go I guess. I did the bus both ways, and thought it was terrific (didn't take more than 10 minutes to get through customs each time). My bus back was direct from the island (90 kuai) and only stopped at customs.

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roddy

The ferry is my favourite option - just because boats are fun. Not the cheapest though, and it can involve a bit of a wait. See this old post with some links - should be more or less the same case now.

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Rincewind

If you are going form Shenzhen to HK airport, I'd recommend the ferry in both directions though they are only a few each day so check the timetables carefully. I have found the timetable online to be inaccurate or out of date. Telephoning is best. Twice I have carefully check my times, even getting my hotel to phone and check, only to arrive at the pier and be told there's no ferry for many hours.

For the centre of HK you have the choice of more ferries. Some go from Fu Yong, which is near Shenzhen airport but infrequent. Other go from Shekou which is actually near the HK border but are more frequent. These will either take you to Kowloon or to HK island's Macau ferry pier. There are buses from the airport to both piers or you can take a taxi. A taxi form Shenzhen airport to Shekou pier will be about 100 to 110 RMB.

You can also go through one of the land crossings. There are buses form the airport or you can take a taxi, at most a taxi would be 120 RMB. Once on the HK side, you can either continue by bus or use the MTR depending on where you crossed.

For the return journey, wikitravel has some good advice:

In the recently completed 'Elements' shopping centre above the Kowloon MTR station on the Tung Chung and the Airport Express line, there is a shop front waiting room where you can check-in and receive your boarding pass, and then board a bus direct to Shenzhen airport. This in-town check-in is completely separate from the in-town check-in provided for Hong Kong International Airport. Take the escalators up from the AE/MTR station to 1/F of the Elements Mall, turn right, and then look for Starbucks. The checkin is opposite Starbucks. The bus uses the new western passage immigration facilities where both Hong Kong SAR and Chinese immigration formalities are completed under one roof. The cost of the service is $100HK and the bus is advertised to take 75 minutes (more like 90 minutes in reality). Buses currently run every half an hour from 7:30am to 5pm at Hong Kong side, and from 10am to 9pm at Shenzhen side.

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liuzhou

Are you intending to visit HK or get to the airport as some people have assumed. To get good advice, you have to be a bit more speciifc.

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gougou
Twice I have carefully check my times, even getting my hotel to phone and check, only to arrive at the pier and be told there's no ferry for many hours.
And you're still recommending it?

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Rincewind
Twice I have carefully check my times, even getting my hotel to phone and check, only to arrive at the pier and be told there's no ferry for many hours.

And you're still recommending it?

Yes, It's not the companies fault that some 3rd party advertises out of date timetables on their web sites. If you go to the ferry company itself then you find the true details. Fu Yong pier is right by Shenzhen airport and you can go straight into HK without any other stops or changes.

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roddy

That only covers ferries to and from the actual airport though (which lands airside - you can't use this to, eg, go and meet someone) - you'll need to look elsewhere for timetables from Shenzhen to Kowloon, etc.

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889

So far as I can gather, ferry service between urban HK and Fuyong pier, near Shenzhen airport, has been reduced, and thus I'd suggest you just hop on a frequent bus to Luohu and join the crowds walking across the border, and then take the MTR into HK proper.

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flameproof
So far as I can gather, ferry service between urban HK and Fuyong pier, near Shenzhen airport, has been reduced, and thus I'd suggest you just hop on a frequent bus to Luohu and join the crowds walking across the border, and then take the MTR into HK proper.

One little error: with the tight China visa policy now there are no crowds at the border.

Luhuo (Lowu) is by far the most busy border. I cross there twice a week. On a very, very busy day you see maybe 10-15 foreigners there. That translates to a waiting time of less then 5 Minutes. On a normal day the foreign head count is more like 3-5.

I would just take the SZ airport bus and go to the SZ city and make my own way from there. But that's easy for me to say since I always travel with lite baggage.

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Ed Log

Buses from SZ airport go through the new Shenzhen Bay border crossing with fast access to the rest of HK.

Buses are the fastest public transport to get to down town HK from Shenzhen airport.

Edited by Ed Log

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