Community

Destinations

Shenzhen Border Visa - Guangzhou Day Trip?

6 Discussions

jamdav16

Member since 05 May 2018

Total posts 2

Hey all,

Anyone crossed the Shenzhen border from Hong Kong and done a day trip to Guangzhou on that visa?
Are there any checks when boarding the HSR trains?

For some background info, I'll be staying in Shenzhen for 4 days, figured a day trip to Guangzhou would be nice!

Cheers

Dredgy

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Apr 2017

Total posts 162

If you don’t have a full Chinese visa, it’s probably not worth trying. I used to live in Dongguan and public transport was always checked by officials when entering/leaving Shenzhen. Private transport was never checked to my recollection, but doesn't mean it never is.

Every possibility that this has changed in the last couple of years.
Last editedby Dredgy at May 06, 2018, 01:46 AM.

ratrace

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2018

Total posts 46

Currently in China and I can tell you that public transport infrastructure is so heavily policed I would not chance it.

ratrace

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2018

Total posts 46

.... and to book train tickets on high speed rail you need to show your passport

jamdav16

Member since 05 May 2018

Total posts 2

Thanks guys, my suspicions were correct. Guess i'm staying in Shenzhen for now!

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 824

You'll need to use your passport to book HSR or even intercity bus, so I wouldn't risk it as i suspect it all goes to a central database somewhere.

That said I've never actually seen rail staff checking visa conditions, hotels do, they simply punch in the passport number which appears on ticket, and cursory check that it matches by security


airADL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Mar 2014

Total posts 183

Hire a car and driver

Hi Guest, join in the discussion on Shenzhen Border Visa - Guangzhou Day Trip?

Attach Files