You may think it’s easy to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen and vice versa because it seems like their location is just within close proximity. But if you are not a frequent traveller and it’s your first time in Hong Kong, you might not know of your options for transportation. Once you know what your options are, it will make your travel easier and faster. You will be able to select the method of moving about that will suit your preferences.

From Hong Kong, you actually have 5 options on how to get to Shenzhen. That is by public bus, shared shuttle, coach, taxi and by private car. Each option varies differently depending on four aspects:

  1. Time - How long it will take you to get to Shenzhen from Hong Kong
  2. Comfort – Will I feel comfortable riding the bus for several hours? Or share a vehicle with strangers? Or walk with my bags at some distances between drop off points?
  3. Convenience – How many drop offs, switches or types of transport will I have to deal with?
  4. Cost – What is your budget? Are you willing to sacrifice comfort to save a few dollars? Or are you willing to pay the price for more comfort and a faster way to travel?

You have to remember that to get to Shenzhen from Hong Kong, you will have to cross an international border to get into mainland China. You will go thru several immigration checkpoints and get cleared at customs both at the Hong Kong and Shenzhen sides of the border. All travellers pass this way. You must have your passport ready and keep in mind your country’s own visa requirements when you are entering mainland China. Because these two borders have stringent requirements it will add a significant amount of time to your journey.

If the reason for your travel is of high priority, the best option you can take is hire a rental car that can take you from Hong Kong to Shenzhen that will allow you to stay inside the vehicle and you can conveniently pass thru both borders of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, and arrive at your hotel without any hassle.

You can opt to take a bus then the MRT, it will turn out as the cheapest option but it has a huge cost. You will have to take a lot of discomfort and inconvenience due to several bus route changes, carrying your bags at every stop and change of bus, engaging too much time and you have to know some Cantonese to make sure you don’t get lost along the way.

If you take the coach bus, you will have a continuous and comfortable ride all the way to the border. But once you get to the border, you will have to get off the bus and endure the long lines to immigration and take the taxi to Shenzhen.

Similarly, when you take the shared shuttle it is like riding the bus only at a higher cost. Both will require you to buy tickets, load up at the airport terminal 2, both have direct routes to the Shenzhen boarder where you get off and take a taxi. The only difference with the shuttle is that you could stay inside the vehicle when you pass thru the HK border immigration. Ideal if you don’t mind sharing a cramped space inside the vehicle.

The taxi is the most expensive option to the boarder but similar to both the bus and the shuttle, it will just take you as far as the Shenzhen border. Its only convenience is that you own the space and the vehicle is spacious. The travel time is also faster.

 

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