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Q: early flight from hong kong international

hello again

i am in guangzhou and i have an 09.45 flight from hkia,  is it possible to make it on time if i leave early on the same day..............its an hour and a bit to shenzhen and then crossing and then an hour to hung hom and an hour to the airport.......

is border crossing open  open 24/7.........what about the first train from the crossing to TST...i think im answering my own question...........i could go the night before and sleep in the airport
not going to spend a ridiculous amount on hk accomodation

i have been trying to find out online.......but im a little clueless

7 years 45 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - Guangzhou

 
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What do you exactly like to know..... do you want to do a visa run??

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For international fligths you should be at HKG airport minimum 2 hours prior, better 3 for the long lines to check in and go thru customs and immigration.  That will make you arriving at airport at 7 am at the latest, leaving Guangzhou at 4 am at the latest, suggest earlier.
Border crossing is open 24/7, and 3-1/2 hours is the right time to allow for the trip to Hkg airport.
The only way you can get out of Guangzhou at 4 am or earlier will be by taxi or a limo, and being a foreigner it will cost you upwards of 1000 Rmb.

Find out the latest bus from Guangzhou to HKG airport the night prior, and get on it, and sleep at airport.  That will be your best bet.  CTS bus line has offices at China Hotel and at Landmark Canton Hotel in Guangzhou.  Be alert checking that no one take your luggage from below the bus at any stop, I have seen many suitcases stolen.

From memory (BUT CHECK IT OUT), last bus leaves Guangzhou at 10 o'clock or 11 o'clock.  It will be about 235 Rmb for the trip

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First of all, is the poster above 100% sure that the Shenzhen - Hong Kong border is open 24 / 7?  It was my understanding that it closed at night for a period of time but things could have changed.

Secondly, instead of all of this shlepping around, why not go to Guangzhou East Train Station and take either the last fast train to Hong Kong out in the evening or the first one out in the morning?  It's a tremendously quick journey and outbound customs / immigration are done in Guangzhou prior to boarding the train. The train is sealed 30 minutes, I believe, before departure time.

It is easy to get from the Hong Kong train station to Hong Kong airport.  As some have suggested, you may wish to sleep at Hong Kong airport. 

The overland bus can be really cumbersome and can run late on the occasion.

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