Shantou Railway Station Guides

Opened in 1995, expanded in 2016 and finished the renovation on Nov 28 2018, Shantou Railway Station (Chinese name 汕头站, Shantou Zhan) is located in Longhu District, 5km east of Shantou downtown. This station covers 26,000 square metres, and has 2 platforms, 4 railway tracks. Shantou Railway Station combines both ordinary passenger train station (denoted with letter Z/T/K) and high-speed train station(G/D series) and serves 25 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Shenzhen–Xiamen high speed railway and Hong Kong–Shantou high speed railway.

Shantou Railway Station, Shantou train station

Shantou Railway Station has only 2 floors. The entracnce, ticket offices, departures and arrivals are all on 1F. The bus transfer and ticket pick-up and drop-off areas are B1.

1F Level Entrance, departures hall, ticket offices, arrivals, platforms, station square (includign ticket bus stations, parking lot)
B1 Level Bus transfer hall, taxi pick-up and drop-off areas.

Map and Location

Address: Taishan Road, Longhu District, Shantou, Guangdong Province, China

There is one railway stations in Shantou, Shantou Railway Statino, 5km east of Shantou downtown, 40km southeast of Jieyang Shantou international airport.

Map of Shantou Railway station, Shantou Train Station Map

Public Transportation

The public transports are included bus and taxi. Taxi is mostly recommended. How to get to Shantou Railway Station?

Taxi

Taxi is one convenient and fast way to get to or leave Shantou Railway Station.

Taxi drop-off and pick-up areas are on B1 level.

The taxi fare from Shantou Railway Station to Chaozhou downtown is around RMB45 and the duration is around 30 minutes

Taxi Fee Standard

Day(6:00~23:00) Night (23:00~6:00)
0~2.6 km RMB10 RMB12
2km - 25km RMB2.4 per km RMB3 per km
Above 25km RMB3.1 per km RMB4 per km

Taxi to Shantou Railway station, Taxi at Shantou Train Station

Bus

There are 26 bus routes to or pass Shantou Railway Station, including bus k3 to Shantou University, K6 to port of Guangao. The bus transfer hall is on B1, but the bus stations on station square on 1F.

Bus at Shantou Railway station, Bus routes at Shantou Train Station

Bus transfer at Shantou Railway station, Bus routes at Shantou Train Station

How to get to Jieyang Chaoshan Airport?

Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport(SWA) is located 40km northwest of Shantou Railway Station. How to get to Jieyang Chaoshan Airport, please click on here to get details.

Shantou Railway station to Jieyang Chaoshan airport, SWA airport

Departures

Step 1: Get to Shantou Railway Station by Taxi, bus or Car.

Step 2: Go through Security Check and real-name ID check to enter departure Hall by showing passport. If you train is to Hong Kong, you need to pick up your printed tickets before enter the departures hall

Step 3: Find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The gate No. will be in the confirmation email we send to you.

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The boarding gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. If you train is to Hong Kong, please show your train tickets to station staff to check in the train. The boarding gate will be closed 5 minutes before the train departs

Step 6: Find the platform of your train.

Step 7: Board the train and find your seats. How to find your seats?

Departures at Shantou Railway station, Shantou Train Station

Ticket offices

3 offices are on 1F

Do you need to collect train tickets?

Since Dec 2019, the electronic tickets have been available on most high-speed and bullet train routes from or to Shantou Railway Station.

It means international travellers can show their passports, likes Chinese ID to check in and board the train directly, and don't need to collect the printed tickets at ticket office.

But if you train is to Hong Kong, you need to pick up your printed tickets before enter the departures hall.

How to check in the train by E-ticket? Please click on here to get Guides.

If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please click on here to get Guides.

Arrivals

Step 1: After get off your train, follow direction signs to exits. And please show your passport and confirmation No.(or printed ticket) to station staff to check out.

Step 2: Leave Shantou Railway Station by bus, taxi or car. Taxi is mostly recommended.

Arrivals at Shantou Railway station, Shantou Train Station

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