Shenzhen Subway

Consisting of six lines, the Shenzhen subway network has been put into use since December 28, 2004, making Shenzhen the fifth city in mainland China to have a subway after Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
The current system of this city provides a relatively fast and economical way of transferring in the city. It also reaches to the border between the city and Hong Kong at Luo Hu station and Fu Tian Kou An station, where passengers can transfer to Lo Wu station and Lok Ma Chau Station of Hong Kong’s MTR East Rail Line for the Hong Kong travel. Moreover, Luo Bao Line also runs to the hot destination Window of the World and Baoan Airport. The announcers in the trains and stations broadcast in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English in turn.

Shenzhen Subway Map

Metro Lines in Operation

Line 1 (Luobao Line)

Full Length: 25 miles (41 kilometers)
Station Number: 30
Stations: Luo Hu – Guo Mao – Lao Jie (Old Street) – Da Ju Yuan (Grand Theater) – Ke Xue Guan (Science Museum) – Hua Qiang Lu (Hua Qiang Road) – Gang Xia – Hui Zhan Zhong Xin (Convention and Exhibition Center) – Gou Wu Gong Yuan (Shopping Mall) – Xiang Mi Hu – Che Gong Miao – Zhu Zi Lin – Qiao Cheng Dong (OCT East) – Hua Qiao Cheng (OCT) – Shi Jie Zhi Chuang (Window of the World) – Bai Shi Zhou – Gao Xin Yuan (High-tech Park) – Shen Da – Tao Yuan – Da Xin – Li Yu Men – Qian Hai Wan – Xin An – Bao An Center – Bao Ti – Ping Zhou – Xi Xiang – Gu Xu – Hou Rui – Airport East

Line 2 (Shekou Line)

Full Length: 22 miles (36 kilometers)
Station Number: 29
Stations: Chi Wan – Shekou Port – Hai Shang Shi Jie (Sea World) – Shui Wan – Dong Jiao Tou – Wan Xia – Hai Yue – Deng Liang – Hou Hai – Ke Yuan – Hong Shu Wan – The Window of the World – Qiao Cheng North – Shen Kang – An Tuo Shan – Qiao Xiang – Xiang Mi – Xiang Mei North – Jing Tian – Lian Hua West – Fu Tian – Shi Min Zhong Xin (Civil Center) – Gang Xia North – Hua Qiang North – Yan Nan – Grand Theatre – Dong Men – Huang Bei Ling– Xin Xiu

Line 3 (Longgang Line)

Full Length: 25 miles (41 kilometers)
Station Number: 30
Stations: Shuang Long – Nan Lian – Long Cheng Square – Ji Xiang – Ai Lian – Da Yun (Universiade) – He Ao – Yong Hu – Heng Gang – Tang Keng – Liu Yue – Dan Zhu Tou – Da Fen – Mu Mian Wan – Bu Ji – Cao Pu – Shui Bei – Tian Bei – Cui Zhu – Shai Bu – Lao Jie – Hong Ling – Tong Xin Ling – Hua Xin – Lian Hua Cun – Shao Nian Gong – Fu Tian – Gou Wu Gong Yuan (Shopping Park) – Shi Xia – Yi Tian

Line 4 (Longhua Line)

Full Length: 13 miles (21 kilometers)
Station Number: 15
Stations: Fu Tian Checkpoint – Fu Min – Convention & Exhibition Center – Shi Min Zhong Xin – Shao Nian Gong (Children’s Palace) – Lian Hua North – Shang Mei Lin – Min Le – Bai Shi Long – North Railway Station – Hong Shan – Shang Tang – Long Sheng – Long Hua – Qing Hu

Line 5 (Huanzhong Line)

Full Length: 25 miles (40 kilometers)
Station Number: 27
Stations: Qian Hai Wan – Lin Hai – Bao Hua – Bao An Center – Fan Shen – Ling Zhi – Hong Lang North – Xing Dong – Liu Xian Dong – Xi Li – Da Xue Cheng – Tang Lang – Chang Ling Pi – North Station – Min Zhi – Wu He – Ban Tian – Yang Mei – Shang Shui Jing – Xia Shui Jing – Changn Long – Bu Ji – Bai Ge Long – Bu Xin – Tai An – Yi Jing – Huang Bei

Line 7 (Xili Line)

Full Length: 19 miles (30 kilometers)
Station Number: 28
Stations: Xili Lake – Xili – Chaguang – Zhuguang – Longjing – Taoyuancun – Shenyun – Antuoshan – Nonglin – Chegongmiao – Shangsha – Shawei – Shixia – Huanggangcun – Fumin – Huanggang Checkpoint – Fulin – Chiwei – Huaqiang South – Huaqiang North – Huaxin – Huangmugang – Bagualing – Hongling North – Sungang – Honghu – Tianbei – Tai’an

Line 9 (Meilin Line)

Full Length: 15.5 miles (25 kilometers)
Station Number: 22
Stations: Hongshuwan South – Shenwan – Shenzhen Bay Park – Xiasha – Chegongmiao – Xiangmei – Jingtian –Meijing – Xiameilin – Meicun – Shangmeilin – Maling – Yinhu – Nigang – Hongling North – Yuanling – Hongling – Hongling South – Ludancun – Renmin South – Xiangxicun – Wenjin

Line 11 (Airport Line)

Full Length: 32 miles (52 kilometers)
Station Number: 18
Stations: Bitou – Songggang – Houting – Shajing – Ma’an Hill – Tangwei – Qiaotou – Fuyong – Airport North – Airport – Bihaiwan – Bao’an – Qianhaiwan – Nanshan – Houhai – Hongshuwan South – Chegongmiao – Futian

Ticket Type

Shenzhen subway adopts the following three common types of tickets:

Single Journey Ticket (Token):
Single journey ticket is a green or yellow RFID plastic token, while the Transportation Card is a smart card similar to the Octopus Card used on the MTR rail lines in Hong Kong. It can be purchased at a vending machine. The machine has a high standard of the smoothness of the paper currency, so exchange coins from service staff if the bills cannot be identified. Each person can buy as many as 8 tickets at one time, so repeat the procedure for more tickets. Ticket vending machine only accepts CNY0.5 and CNY1 coins, CNY5 and CNY10 bank notes. The RFID token as the single journey ticket records the station entrance information after the purchase. To exit the station, one just needs to deposit the token in the slot at the station exit gate.

Shenzhen Tong Pass (local transportation card):
Passengers using Local Transportation Card can receive a 5% discount. The card is easy to use just wave it in front of the card reader at all entrances and exits. The card can be reloaded at the value add machines. As the machine only accepts CNY50 and CNY100 bank notes, the minimum value added would be CNY50.
1. This pass is available at the Customer Service Centers of the following metro stations: Qiaocheng East (OCT East) and Bao’an Center on Line 1; Grand Theatre, Civic Center and Wanxia on Line 2; Liuyue on Line 3; Huangbeiling, Minzhi and Fanshen on Line 5; Chegongmiao, Hongshuwan, Houhai, Nanshan, Qianhaiwan, Bao’an, Bihaiwan, Airport, Airport North, Fuyong, Qiaotou, Tangwei, Ma’anshan, Shajing, Houting, Songgang and Bitou on Line 11.
2. Only Laojie Station, Convention & Exhibition Center Station and Bao’an Center Station provide card returning service.

One-day Travel Pass:
The pass is sold CNY20 and could be purchased at any ticket booths set at Customer Service Centers of metro stations. It cannot be recharged. Passenger could take all the city’s metro lines without limit in 24 hours after the first use. Besides, this pass is not required to be returned after use.

Preferential Prices

1. Children under the height of 4 feet (1.2 meters) can ride for free when accompanied by an adult. If the case is one adult with more than one kid, only one of the kids is free of charge and the rest of them should buy full price ticket. Children between 4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 meters) pay half of the full price.
2. Senior citizens over the age of 65, and the physically disabled can also take free rides on local metro.

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