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Q: Most convenient way from HK to Foshan with small children and big luggage?

Hello, I am traveling from Sheung Wan, Hong Kong to Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foshan during end of March 2013. My group is 2 adults  and 2 small children with 2 large suitcases. My main concern is my ability to keep track of my luggage and children while crossing through customs & immigration, which I have heard can be a long and crowded walk & line up.  Please could you provide some advice on whether to travel by bus or train?  I understand there is a direct bus from HK/Macau Ferry terminal in Sheung Wan to my hotel in Foshan. However I also understand there is a crazy customs crossing required in Shenzhen. I am very nervous about this.  Therefore is it preferable to take MTR / Taxi to Hung Hom then train to Foshan railway station, followed by taxi to Foshan hotel? Will the customs process at HK and Foshan train stations be much more manageable?  Please understand from perspective of 2 adults  and 2 small children with 2 large suitcases. Thank you smart advisors for your assistance very much!!

7 years 35 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - Other cities

 
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I have not tried this particular route, but from Sheung Wan you will have easy access to the ferry port at the Shun Tak Center (also called the Macu Ferry Port) However there is no service to any ports near Foshan from this ferry port. From the ferry port in Kowloon you can sail to Shunde (and then probably by bus the rest of the way) The benefit is that the passport check is done at a smaller crossing point than the Hong Kong / Shenzhen border. The ferry companies usually handle the luggage so you don't have to carry it yourself. 

 

Note. There are also some busservices that will take you from hong Kong to the mainland, where the busdriver will kick you out by th border, drive the bus and your luggage to the other side, and pick you up again. So you still need to stand in line, but avoid the struggle with your luggage. This is most likley the better option. Try contacting the hotel and ask them to figure out exactly how the transfer will be with the service from their hotel. 

 

 

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I returned from HK to Foshan on 2nd January 2013 using the CKS ferry from HK China Ferry Terminal to Foshan (SHUNDE PORT). It cost me 228 HK Dollars, and took about 2 hours, maybe less.

The HK departure point is spacious and easy to negotiate with lots of luggage. Emmigration and customs were a breeze, about 5 people in the queue and at the other end, there were 2 others using the non-Chinese queue for immigration. Easier than buying a coke!

Outside the Shunde arrival point there are free transfer buses to lots of places. I got one that went to Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foshan. The bus goes to other FS destinations too. I was the only one in the bus.

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Take the Ferry to Shunde port ,Foshan.you are allowed to take big luggages,and It's not crowded.

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