Zhanjiang Introduces Direct High-Speed Rail Link to Hong Kong

By Billy Jiang, October 11, 2023

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A significant milestone in regional transportation was marked today, October 11, with five cities in Guangdong – including Zhanjiang – introducing their inaugural high-speed rail link directly to Hong Kong. 

This development brings a more convenient and efficient mode of travel to the region, offering both commuters and tourists a high-speed rail connection to the vibrant city of Hong Kong from the heart of Guangdong.

The high-speed rail journey originates from Zhanjiang West Station and is represented by the G6046/8 train service, which will provide the first-ever direct rail link between Zhanjiang and Hong Kong. 

The high-speed rail route traverses through nine stations, making it accessible to numerous cities along the way. These include:

  • Zhanjiang West

  • Maoming

  • Yangjiang

  • Kaiping South

  • Jiangmen

  • Guangzhou South

  • Humen

  • Shenzhen North

  • Hong Kong West Kowloon

Besides Zhanjiang, the cities of Maoming, Yangjiang, Kaiping, and Jiangmen will also experience the convenience of a high-speed rail link to Hong Kong for the first time.

The direct high-speed rail service from Zhanjiang West operates once daily, providing a travel time of approximately 4 hours and 13 minutes to reach the bustling Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. 

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Daily scheduled high-speed train between Zhanjiang and Hong Kong. Image by That's

Zhanjiang: Where Culture and Nature Converge

Known for its vibrant history, abundant coastal resources, and unique cultural offerings, Zhanjiang has become a must-visit destination for those seeking a perfect blend of tradition and tranquility.

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Huguangyan Scenic Area. Image by Lewan Log

The region is home to pristine lakes like Huguangyan Scenic Area, where crystal-clear waters meet ancient geological wonders.

Nearby Donghai Island and Naozhou Island beckon with pristine shores and ecological treasures, making them paradises for beachcombers and adventurers alike.

Naozhou Island lighthouse. Image by Billy Jiang/That's

Zhanjiang Sea Turtle Resure Center. Image by Billy Jiang/That's

For a taste of the city's past, Xuwen Ancient City stands as a testament to Zhanjiang's historical significance, where ancient city wall along with old temples and charming streets provide an enchanting glimpse into the city's cultural legacy.

Zhanjiang's fresh seafood markets and delicious local dishes are nothing short of a culinary adventure. The famous Zhanjiang Oysters, Seafood Hotpot, and Zhanjiang Chicken are culinary delights that every visitor should savor.

Are you planning to experience this new high-speed rail link to Zhanjiang or Hong Kong? Share your thoughts and travel plans with us. Stay updated with the latest developments in the Greater Bay Area by following our WeChat official account, ThatsGBA.


[Cover image via Unsplash]

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