Here you find all the information you need for your arrival and stay in Shenzhen during Licensing China.
Don't forget to check out the 2020 travel guide we have put together just for you! With a new venue, we want to make visitors of our Licensing China trade fair have a trouble-free and easy trip whether they live in Hong Kong and travel to Shenzhen frequently or are coming from farther field. It contains all the Shenzhen Travel Wisdom you need.
Travel to Shenzhen
By train, bus or by plane, Shenzhen is easily accessible from Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas.
**Covid-19 special note**
Please check the latest qurantine for inbound travellers if you need to transfer via Hong Kong. You can check HKSAR website or your airline for the latest news.
If you do not have the direct scheduled flight to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, we will suggest you to take flight to Hong Kong international Airport first, and then transit to Shenzhen or venue directly by the below method, which take around one and half hour to the venue.
From Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport is a multi-modal transport centre, offering travellers extensive land and sea connections to cities throughout the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region. Check here for the details.
There are two companies operated scheduled ferry service from Hong Kong International airport to Shenzhen international airport
- Turbojet (Fare: HKD235 and approx. 45mins.)
- CKSP (Fare: Hong Kong >Shenzhen HKD295, Shenzhen>Hong Kong HKD360)
There are four companies operated scheduled coach service from Hong Kong International airport to Shenzhen international airport, Lok Ma Chau (Huanggang) Port and Shenzhen Bay Port. You can check their website for the schedule, timetable and fare.
From Hong Kong city center
By MTR East rail line + shuttle bus
We will recommend you take the MTR east rail line to Lok Ma Chau station and then walk to the Shenzhen Bay checkpoint to go through the immigration and custom. You can then take the shuttle bus or taxi to the venue. The time is around 45mins from Shenzhen bay checkpoint to the venue.
Shenzhen Luohu station is also connected Shenzhen and Hong Kong, but it will take longer travel time than Lok Ma Chau station. It will take around 1 hour taxi from Luohu boarder to the venue. And no shuttle will connect between Luohu and the venue.
Click here about using MTR to get to our trade fair from Hong Kong.
By High Speed Rail
You can take the High Speed Rail from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Shenzhen Futian Railway station. It will take around 15mins to reach Shenzhen Futian Railway Station and then take around an hour taxi to the venue. Click here to view the schedule and ticket prices.
Cross boarder coach run between different district in Hong Kong to Shenzhen Bay boarder. You can then take taxi or shuttle bus from boarder to venue in 45 mins.
You can book your ticket in advance via the ticking points or online ticket. Check here for the routes, timetable and fares.
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport is located about 32km from the city centre of Shenzhen. It is about 7 kilometers away from the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center and only takes 30 minutes by taxi.
Shenzhen International Airport operates 24 international (regional) routes, connecting 23 cities.
International passenger flight destinations include: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Sabah, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul, Phuket, Bali, Jeju, Ho Chi Minh, Dubai, Sydney, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Seattle, Siem Reap and Da Nang.
Regional passenger flight destinations include: Macao, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung.
The airport also has direct ferry routes to Hong Kong International Airport, where passengers can transit without going through immigration and custom checks, akin to transit between two flights.
Shenzhen has six railway stations serving domestic routes across China. Among them, Shenzhen Railway Station, Shenzhen North Railway Station and Futian Station are the most popular choices among commuters.
- Shenzhen Railway Station
Also known as Shenzhen Luohu station, it is the gateway and the close to the China-Hong Kong border, opposite Hong Kong MTR east rail - Lo Wu station.
- Shenzhen North Railway Station
One of the largest intercity railway stations of Southern China. From there you can connect with the High Speed Railway network to other parts of China and Hong Kong
- Futian Station
It is the closest train station to Shenzhen city centre. You may transit on to the Shenzhen Metro from there to get to the fairground.
Getting to the fairground
Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center
Located in the Bao'an District of Shenzhen, the new fair venue is 3km away from the Shenzhen Airport and can be accessed by ferry, coach or metro from Hong Kong, Macau and other major Chinese cities.
Address: No. 1 Zhancheng Road, Fuhai Street, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China (Google map)
It is about 3km to Shenzhen Airport T4; 7 km away Shenzhen Airport T3. You can take the shuttle bus or taxi to the venue in 30mins.
Fuyong Port is the closest port to the venue which provide the schedule ferry service between Hong Kong International Airport and Macao. The duration is around 1 to 1.5 hours. You can then take taxi from ferry port to the venue in 45 min.
Check here for the routes, timetable and fares.
Fuyong station and Tangwei Station on line 11 currently in operation is only 3.5 km away from the venue; shuttle bus will be arranged to facilitate the transportation in between. Taxi from Fuyong station/ Tangwei station to venue is around 15-20 mins. Shenzhen metro map and ticket information can be found here .
New metro line on line 12 and line 20 is currently being constructed that will service the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center.
Round trip shuttle service from nearby metro stations – Fuyong and Tangwei metro station, Shenzhen Bay Port , Shenzhen Airport, Futian city center and selected hotels to fair venue will be provided. The shuttle bus schedule will be announced soon.
Hotel accomodation (New!!)
Whether you're visiting our 3-day trade fair from Hong Kong or farther field, you probably want somewhere to stay. Book your hotel room or private accommodation through our travel service platform with special rates offered. All our show participants are eligible. Besides, car rental and visa invitation letter are also available. Don't forget to also check them out.
For any booking queries, please find JL-BESTmeeting - Ms Cao (Phone +86-755-8288 0055/89 or email email@example.com)
**COVID-19 visa update**
In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0 a.m., 28 march 2020. Details
According to the Administrative Law of the People's Republic of China on Entry and Exit of Foreigners, foreigners entering China should apply for a visa to the Chinese diplomatic representative or consular offices, or other institutions authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People's Republic of China.
If you are travelling to our fair from Hong Kong, it is also possible to get a visa on arrival at the land border there, valid for 5 days. The visa enables travelers from most countries to stay in Shenzhen for up to 5 days without applying for a regular visa. During the 5 days, tourists cannot leave Shenzhen for other mainland Chinese cities.
This list changes often and without notice.
Eligible passport holders of many western countries can get a VOA in Shenzhen. You can check your local embassy or us before using this visa on arrival.