When visiting Hong Kong during the National Day Golden Week holidays, choose less busy boundary control points to cross the border with ease. Click here to check the passenger traffic at each control point, or download the Hong Kong Immigration Department app to check the estimated queuing situation at each land boundary control point.
High-speed ferries depart frequently from Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan and China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui for either Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal or Taipa Ferry Terminal, where you can find free shuttle buses to reach various hotels. The ferry journey is only one hour.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge shuttle bus, also known as Gold Bus, costs just HK$65 per one-way trip which is about 45 minutes. During peak hours, service is available every 5 to 10 minutes. The Hong Kong Port bus terminal is located near Hong Kong International Airport.
Cross-boundary coaches can be found in numerous locations in Kowloon and the New Territories. Hop on and relax until you arrive at the door of your hotel in Macao. The journey takes around 2 hours and you can depart from locations across Hong Kong — the actual time depends on where you choose to set off from.
Once you board the train at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, it takes 1 hour to arrive at Guangzhounan (Guangzhou South) Station. The frequent service and comfortable seats make this the ideal choice for families.
The trip from Hong Kong to Guangzhou city centre is about 3 hours. The main advantages are the low fare (a one-way journey costs about HK$100) and the fact that you can board from one of the many pick-up points across Hong Kong.
The East Rail Line operated by MTR provides speedy and affordable train services to Shenzhen from Sheng Shui station via Lo Wu (7 minutes) and Lok Ma Chau (12 minutes).
Trains depart regularly from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station for Futian and Shenzhenbei (Shenzhen North) stations. In exchange for the relatively higher fare, you are guaranteed a seat and a comfortable experience, and the whole journey takes merely 14 to 15 minutes.
There are cross-boundary coaches going from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories to Shenzhen. If you are departing from New Territories West, choose the coaches going to Huanggang and Shenzhen Bay to save time and money. The journey time varies based on your point of departure.
It takes around 40 minutes to reach Zhuhai on the Gold Bus from the Hong Kong Port bus terminal near Hong Kong International Airport. In addition to the cheap single-trip fare of about HK$70, service is available every 5 to 10 minutes during peak hours.
You can get to the city centre of Zhuhai by taking frequently available cross-boundary coaches from the numerous pick-up points on Hong Kong Island or in Kowloon and the New Territories. The journey takes around 75 minutes via the Hong Kong — Zhuhai — Macao Bridge but the actual time varies depending on your departure point.
Ferries depart daily for Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port from Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan and China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. The journey takes around 70 minutes. Access to a WC and food is available on board. Those leaving after a shopping spree can take advantage of checked baggage services.
It takes about 70 minutes to travel between Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Huizhounan (Huizhou South) Station. There are 10 trains every day to provide flexibility for travellers.
A trip to Huizhou on the cross-boundary coach takes 2.5 to 3 hours. The fare is only slightly cheaper than the high-speed rail. However, service is more frequent and there are many pick-up points in Hong Kong to offer greater convenience.
Ferries depart daily for Zhongshan Port from Hong Kong — Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan and China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. The journey takes around 90 minutes. Access to a WC and food is available on board, together with checked baggage service.
The trip from Hong Kong to Zhongshan takes about 3 hours. Though the trip is long, it is cheaper than the ferry and you can choose from many pick-up points.
The quickest way to get to Jiangmen is to take the high-speed rail from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Guangzhounan (Guangzhou South) Station, and from there change trains to Jiangmendong (Jiangmen East) Railway Station. Frequent train service is available and the fastest is just 2 hours.
If you have a limited budget and do not mind spending more time on transport, consider taking the cross-boundary coach which takes around 4 hours and offers a relatively cheap return ticket.
Two trains depart every day from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station for Zhaoqingdong (Zhaoqing East) Station (and one train from Zhaoqingdong (Zhaoqing East) for Hong Kong). The journey takes only 1.5 to 2 hours. For greater flexibility, take the high-speed rail first from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Guangzhounan (Guangzhou South) Station, where you will find more frequent trains going to Zhaoqingdong (Zhaoqing East) Station.
A return ticket for cross-boundary coaches running between Hong Kong and downtown Zhaoqing costs about HK$200. Choose this route if you want to save money and have time to spare. The journey takes around 4 hours and you can depart from locations across Hong Kong — the actual time depends on your departure point.