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Hong Kong Airport To Shenzhen By Shuttle Minivans – Easy Guide

Hong Kong To Shenzhen by Shuttle at Huanggang Border

Shuttle minivan crossing the Hong Kong border. Passengers showing the passport from within the vehicle.

Cross the Border from Hong Kong Airport To Shenzhen By Shuttle Minivans

Getting from the Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen by shuttle minivans is very convenient. Shared shuttle ticket booths can be found in Hong Kong International Airport’s Terminal 2, next to the Coach ticket booths, offering shared ride services from Hong Kong Airport to the Shenzhen border.

  • Time: 2-3 Hours
  • Convenience: Medium
  • Comfort: Low
  • Cost: HK$300+
  • Travel Steps:

Travel Steps By Shared Shuttle Minivan

Enter into HK Airport Arrival Hall and walk to Terminal 2 Airport coach and shuttle ticket counters (5-10 min)
→ Purchase ticket and board minivan (15-25 min.)
→ Travel to Hong Kong border (30-45 min.)
→  Disembark, pass through Hong Kong border immigration, re-board coach, and travel to Shenzhen border (10-20 min.)
→ Pass through Shenzhen immigration (10-20 min.)
→ Wait in taxi queue (5-20 min.)
→ Take taxi to Shenzhen destination (10-30 min.).

Shuttle vans from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen operate between 07:00 – 00:00. The total cost of the trip shouldn’t exceed HK$300, depending on the quantity of luggage and your Shenzhen destination. Cross border shuttles carry 6 passengers and depart only after all seats have been filled.

An advantage of taking the shuttle from the Hong Kong Airport to the Shenzhen border is that there is no need to disembark until you arrive at mainland China immigration. For Hong Kong immigration you are simply required to show your passport from inside the vehicle. Afterward, you’ll be taken through to the mainland border where you’ll go through China immigration on foot. Once through immigration, you’ll make your way to the taxi loading area (queue length depends on time of day). Avoid the fake taxi hawkers vying for your business. Make sure to have your destination address in Chinese ready to show the driver.

The shared shuttle from Hong Kong to Shenzhen provides a similar experience to the coach at a slightly higher cost. Both require ticket purchasing and loading at Terminal 2 of the Airport, both are direct routes to the border, both finish at the Shenzhen border once you pass through Immigration on your own. The shuttle offers a bit less comfort because you’re cramping into a van with 6 others, with bags, for upwards of an hour. However, it does offer a bit more convenience because you’ll only have to exit the vehicle once you arrive at the Shenzhen border.

Note: You’ll need to take a taxi in Shenzhen upon clearing any of the borders on the China side to finish your journey. The drivers will not speak any English. However, as long as you have your destination address written clearly in Chinese you should encounter no problems. Avoid taxi hawkers shouting “taxi” and encouraging you to take illegal transport. There are always licensed taxis even if there is a short waiting time. 

Recommendation: The Shared Shuttle is another option for a budget traveler, slightly more expedient than coaches because you are allowed to stay in the vehicle during the Hong Kong immigration process.  The major disadvantage is the often cramped conditions, which can lead to an uncomfortable 45 min+ journey to the border. In this respect, a seat on a coach offers a bit more comfort. Also, pay attention to your arrival time in Hong Kong, as service is suspended at midnight.

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Alternative Option: Hong Kong Airport Private Car & Limo

  • Time: 1-1.5 Hours
  • Convenience: High
  • Comfort: High
  • CostGet a quote
  • Travel Steps Summary: Hong Kong Airport Arrival Hall Driver Greeting → Private Car Travel Through HK and Shenzhen Huanggang Border Immigration → Shenzhen Final Destination.

Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Transfer

A Private Car Service provides clients with a full door-to-door service.  Meaning, you are met by the driver at the Hong Kong Airport Arrival Hall; you travel directly to the HK border; you pass through HK immigration from inside the car in a special vehicle lane; then, pass through the Shenzhen immigration (the Chinese government requires all travelers to pass through the Shenzhen side immigration on foot – at which point you’ll exit the vehicle for immigration, then re-enter the vehicle after immigration); and continue on to the door of your hotel or final destination.

The private car offers by far the highest level of convenience and comfort. No waiting, no queuing, and no changing vehicles along the way.The private car assures that you complete the journey as quickly as possible and in the most convenient way. Private car service from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen is recommended for time-sensitive travelers, leisure travelers looking to avoid inconveniences, families traveling with children, and seniors.

Travel & Visa Documents

Travelers crossing from Hong Kong to Shenzhen at Shenzen Huanggang Border

Travelers Queuing at Shenzhen Huanggang Border Immigration

Note: Getting from Hong Kong to Shenzhen requires crossing an international border into mainland China. There are immigration checkpoints and customs clearance at both the Hong Kong side of the border and the Shenzhen side of the border, both through which all travelers must pass.

Prepare your passport and other travel documents required to obtain a Chinese visa and enter China mainland. Passport holders from a select list of countries are eligible for a visa on arrival at the Shenzhen border crossing. Note that these two border crossings can often add significant time to the journey, prepare accordingly.


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