Two sets of fare are available, namely Published Fares and Implemented Fares. Published Fares are the original price while Implemented Fares are the actual selling price. Implemented Fares will not be higher than Published Fares. Child Ticket fares for High Speed Rail Train are about half the Adult Published Fares, while Child Ticket fares for EMU Sleeper Train will not be higher than Adult Implemented Fares.

Fares are set by China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. in Renminbi (RMB) with the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) fare being adjusted monthly subject to the prevailing exchange rate. Adjusted HKD fares will be announced on the first day of every month. For tickets sold in HKDs, the fare is the valid Implemented Fare for the current month which may not be the same as the fare on the date of travel.

Example: A ticket for a train departing from Hong Kong to Guangzhounan on 5 February is sold at HKD260 on 23 January. Due to subsequent appreciation of RMB, the HKD fare is adjusted upward to $265 on 1 February, which means a passenger buying a ticket from 1 February will pay an extra $5 for the same journey.

Fares are different for different Classes of Travel: Second Class, First Class, Premium Class and Business Class are available. Premium Class and Business Class are only available on some Mainland trains. Besides, Second Class and Sleeper Class are available on EMU Sleeper Train connecting Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Beijingxi Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Station. The latter also provides EMU Deluxe Sleeper Class.

Fares for travelling between Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and the same destination, may vary based on different train number or different train routes for long-haul and short-haul trains.

Actual fares are determined by the ticketing system at the time of purchase.

Download Fare Charts:

Published Fare Charts in RMB Implemented Fare Charts in RMB Implemented Fare Charts in HKD

Download the Sleeper Train Published Fare Charts in RMB. (For Sleeper Train Implemented Fare in RMB, please refer to the 12306 online ticketing platform):

Published Fare Charts in RMB