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Business travel from HK Island to SZ and Changsha

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  1. #1

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    Business travel from HK Island to SZ and Changsha

    I am planning my move to HK. Ideally, I would live in HK Island,

    I do need to go to Shenzhen and Changsha (Hunan Province), what's the most affordable way to do this?

    I recall high speed train is now available from HK to Mainland. How much is that? Flying would be a bit expensive for me if I do this monthly.

    Thanks


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    Where in SZ?
    The high speed rail is not very well set-up as a commuter service. Need to pre-book tickets, allow lengthy immigration time (sometimes needed often not), You may be better catching a bus to China or the old East Rail line.


    For Changsha see below
    https://hk.trip.com/trains/china/

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    Most convenient way is high-speed since you are going to CS. May not be the cheapest, but probably not that much more if you get 2nd class seats.


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    Of course, there is no high speed train service at the moment and probably for a long time.

    We have used it on a couple of occasions and found it reasonably simple and quick from ticket buying (online) to immigration. Sorry can’t remember prices and not sure they are accessible at the moment.

    Of course East rail line to Schenzen is cheaper but takes a lot longer.

    edit...found fare chart. 83 hkd to Shenzhen.
    https://www.highspeed.mtr.com.hk/res...e-chart-tc.pdf

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    Oh well, only 83 hkd to SZ! Nice!

    I need to go to Bao’an area which is pretty close to HK.

    going to CS will be a lot more time and effort...