Getting Around

The Shenzhen Standard “Getting Around” page is your home for getting from A to B in greater Shenzhen.

Here you can find a comprehensive guide to all the different aspects of getting around Shenzhen, including: How to pay for Transport, The Shenzhen Metro System (Subway), Ferries in and out of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Border Crossings, Shenzhen Bus System and Shenzhen Taxis.

If you feel we have missed anything, or you need to ask a question we have not answered, please email us and we will find out and add it to the page. Alternatively you can call Shenzhen’s new English Tourism Hotline at:

English Tourism Hotline 1258033

Paying for Transportation

Choose which method of payment you want to know about.


Shenzhen Transport Card

Shenzhen Metro

The Shenzhen Metro is an important means of public transport in Shenzhen. The following links cover all the important things you need to know about the Shenzhen Metro. If you feel we have not covered a particular topic, please email us and let us know.

Shenzhen Metro map

Shenzhen Metro Guide

Ferry to Hong Kong / Macau / Zhuhai / Airport

The following pages contain schedules, prices and information about terminals:

Shenzhen – Hong Kong Ferry

Shenzhen – Macau Ferry

Shenzhen – Zhuhai Ferry

Shenzhen – Hong Kong Airport Ferry

Shenzhen Zhuhai Island Ferry

Shenzhen Ferry terminal Webpage

Shenzhen Border Crossings

Shenzhen has 6 Border Crossings, each serving different purposes and suburbs:

Louhu Border Crossing

Wenjindu Border Crossing

Huanggang Border Crossing

Futian (Lok ma chau) Border Crossing

Shenzhen Bay Border Crossing

Shekou Ferry Terminal

Shenzhen Buses

In Shenzhen, the buses are not very “non chinese speaking” friendly, but we endevour to decode this maze of Bus routes. Perhaps we will just provide you with the key Routes

Key Bus Routes in Shenzhen

How to get from Louhu to Shekou and back again

How to get from Futian to Shekou and back again

How to catch inter city and inter provincial buses.

Shenzhen Taxis

Shenzhen has 3 different taxis which service different parts of Shenzhen. Some can move freely and some are restricted to specific zones. There are 2 zones in Shenzhen, Inside the Special economic Zone and outside the Special Economic Zone. Below you can find out about these taxis, also their relevant fares and how to deal with bad servie or complaints.

Red Taxis

Yellow Taxis

Green Taxis

How to deal with bad taxi Service