New Guangzhou-Shanwei High-Speed Railway to Slash Travel Times

By Billy Jiang, September 25, 2023

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Travelers in the GBA, get ready for faster and more convenient journeys!

A brand new high-speed railway line connecting Guangzhou and Shanwei is set to commence operations, with tickets available for purchase from September 24 on China's railway booking website, and travel starting on September 26.

The Guangzhou-Shanwei high-speed railway spans a total length of 203 kilometers, boasting a design speed of 350 kilometers per hour. 

The new line features eight stations along its route:

  • Xintang

  • Zengcheng

  • Luofushan

  • Boluo

  • Huizhou South

  • Huidong

  • Shenshan

  • Shanwei

It's important to note that the inaugural trains on September 26 will be the only ones making stops at Guangzhou East Railway Station.


The new high-speed railway line operates daily between Guangzhou and Shanwei. Screenshot by That's

The journey from Guangzhou to Shanwei officially begins at Xintang Railway Station, making stops at Huizhou South and Huidong before reaching its final destination at Shanwei Railway Station.

With a travel time of just one hour and five minutes, second-class tickets are priced at RMB131, while first-class tickets are available for RMB210.

Once in operation, the high-speed trains on this route will reduce the travel time from the current two hours to a mere one hour, making Shanwei a convenient one-hour destination within the broader Guangzhou metropolitan area.

Shanwei, situated along the coast, is one of Guangdong's significant coastal cities, rich in cultural diversity, blending Minnan, Chaoshan, Hakka, and Cantonese cultures. 


DoubleTree by Hilton, Shanwei. Image by Billy Jiang/That's

In recent years, Shanwei has seen rapid development in its tourism resources, offering a plethora of beachfront attractions, water-based entertainment, and coastal-themed activities, all centered around its 'Gold Coast' theme.


Shanwei beachfront. Image by Billy Jiang/That's

Local cuisine in Shanwei is a delightful fusion of Minnan, Chaoshan, Hakka, and Cantonese flavors, making it a must-try for food enthusiasts.

Have you visited Shanwei before? With the new high-speed railway opening, will you consider Shanwei as your next travel destination? Share your thoughts with us in the comments! For more information about the Greater Bay Area, stay connected with our WeChat official account, That's GBA.

[Cover image via Unsplash]

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