Shenzhen Transportation Guide
The Shenzhen metro opened for business in 2004. Although the spanky-new subway system is clean and cheap, it is not very extensive yet. There are two lines in operation. Line 1 (the green line) runs in an east-west direction from the Luohu Border Checkpoint in Luohu district, through Futian district and ends at the Window on the World theme park in Nanshan district.
Almost every street in Shenzhen is accssible by bus or minibus. Excellent maps are available for purchase which show all of the city’s bus routes. Buy one if you intend to make use of the bus system. Bus fares within the area of Luohu, Futian and Nanshan districts cost from 1-6RMB depending on where you are going.
Taxis in Shenzhen are abundant and can be hailed on almost every street. You can usually depend on catching a cab quickly but allow for some delays between 5pm and 7pm. Besides being peak traffic time, this is also the period when a lot of cabbies call it a day and return the car to the driver on the late shift. Although they are not supposed to, many drivers will refuse a fare if it takes them in a different direction to their base.
Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is located in Bao’an District in the west of the city. From the airport, there are several convenient transport options to the city centre, Hong Kong and Macau. There is a transport information desk in the arrivals hall of Terminal B.
By Train 坐火车
There are two train stations in Shenzhen, Shenzhen Train Station in Luohu District and Shenzhen West Station in Nanshan District. West Station only handles a few trains, so Shenzhen Station will be the only long-distance rail entry and exit point for most travellers.
Buses from Shenzhen to Guangzhou leave from Luohu Bus Station, Futian Bus Station and Bao’an Bus Station. They operate between 6:00am and 12:00am and leave every ten minutes. Tickets cost about RMB60. The journey takes two hours.
Luohu Bus Station 罗湖汽车站 (0)755 8232 1670
Futian Bus Station 福田汽车站 (0)755 8358 7526
Bao’an Bus Station 宝安汽车站 (0)755 2778 5540
There are several entry points to Hong Kong in Shenzhen. The most useful to visitors are Luohu , Huanggang and Shenzhen Bay border checkpoints， and Shekuo port.
From the Airport:
To get to Hong Kong from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport please refer to To and From the Airport.