Transportation to Meizhou

Q: I would like to visit Meizhou next month. Is there any train in the morning from Shenzhen to Meizhou? If I take a bus from Shenzhen to there, is the journey safe? Thank you.

You can take long distance buses to go from Shenzhen to Meizhou. It should be safe to do so. The distance between the two cities is approximately 450 km. Travel time is 5 to 6 hours. Bus fare, depending on the quality of the bus you take, ranges from ¥80 to ¥130. You should be able to find these buses at a number of long distance bus terminals - for example, Futian Bus Station, Qiaoshe Bus Station, or Yinhu Bus Station. There should be several departures everyday, from early morning through afternoon. Futian Bus Station is located at 8001 Shen Nan Da Dao, where the avenue intersect with Guangzhou-Shenzhen Free Way; tel.: (0755) 8323-7655. Qiaoshe (Overseas Chinese Association) Bus Station is located close to Shenzhen Railway Station and the Luo Hu Border cross with Hong Kong; tel.: (755) 89810409. Yinhu Bus Station is located on Bei Huan Da Dao (Northern Belt Way); tel.: (755) 8243-6053.

Two trains depart from Shenzhen for Meizhou on a daily basis. Train ride time between the two cities is 5 to 6 hours. One of the trains leaves in the afternoon and arrives about 8:00 pm. The other train leaves in the evening and arrive past midnight. A soft-seat ticket costs about ¥100. A soft-sleeping-berth ticket costs about ¥175.

If you arrive in Meizhou late at night, you need to think about local transportation/accommodation upon arrival. Taxi rates in Meizhou are ¥5.00 (or ¥4.00 for a smaller cab) for the first 2 km; then ¥1.8 for each additional km. It matters where your final destination is in Meizhou. You may have to take another bus if the place you're going to is far away from Meizhou Railway is station, and that cannot be done at night. Meizhou City refers to a prefecture that consists of several counties and county-level districts. Meijiang District is where Meizhou government is located. There is Meixian (Mei County) which now is actually an urban district of Meizhou. In addition to these two districts, there are five counties plus a county-level city under the administration of Meizhou. The total area of Meizhou is 15,899 square km, with a total population of 4 million.

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could you please indicate how to go from meizhou to hongkong international airport directly.

You can look into it, but it is doubtful that you can find buses in Meizhou that go directly to Hong Kong Airport. You can probably catch one of the coaches that go from Meizhou to Kowloon, Hong Kong. Meizhou Bus Passenger Transportation Company seems to operate coach services between Meizhou and Kowloon, Hong Kong. There should be two or three departures everyday, in the morning and early in the afternoon. For further information, try to call (0753) 2223113, 2226777 or 22237777. The company is located at No. 2, Meishi Road, Meizhou City.

You may also find Kowloon-bound buses at Meizhou Dingziqiao Long Distance Bus Station (Dingziqiao Qiche Zhan).

Once you are in Kowloon, you can use local transportation to get to Hong Kong Airport.

There are many buses that go from Meizhou to Shenzhen. There is not a whole lot difference between these buses and those that go to Kowloon as passengers still have to step off to go through border-check point between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. You can take a train or bus to go to destinations in Hong Kong.