Reverse transition from Hong Kong to mainland China fell on quite late. We flew from Clark only 10 pm. On the next day, a third half, Our train left from Shenzhen and we had a plan, how to pass the time before departure.
Huge Hong Kong airport is considered one of the best in the world, and get from the airport to the center Hong Kong is a snap. But this time we wanted to go directly to China and began to look for, how to do it. You can sit on the eastern branch of the subway and poison towards Luohu, but as we have already noticed, subway in Hong Kong is not cheap. We went up to the counter and learned Airport express, that bus right in Shenzhen стоит HKD 150$ person. So our price, of course, not arranged.
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Автобусом через Юэн Лон (Yuen Long)
We walked out of the terminal, to assess the situation with the buses. According to our data, the only crossing point, which operates 24 hours a day - it's Lok Ma Chau, and at the bus station, we spotted, that the E34 bus goes straight to the stop Yuen Long, through which we get to Hong Kong.
Bus welling long ripples in the territory, adjacent to the airport, but it is worth passage just HKD 13,9$ person and we drove on it to stop already familiar. When unloaded, need to go back in the direction of McDonalds, on the other side of the road. At this late hour, we have not been able to get into Shenzhen in the same way, how come, so the bus B1 is no longer suitable. On the Internet, there is information, that to Lok Ma Chau buses 277, N277, 76Q и 276B, but we did not wait for any of them, but saw little green minibus, which shines brightly our destination.
Minibus №77 carries right up to the border crossing and стоит HKD 8$. Most of the passengers also went to the border. Do not rush to dispose of all Hong Kong dollars. When we went on the Hong Kong side of the border control, then we waited for another surprise in the form of yellow shuttle to the Chinese checkpoint and it's not free - we eshtё paid in HKD 8$, but other options out there like not observed. Walk there is not very easy to reach, unlikely someone would let us. Now it became clear, why with the same name, this border point identified separately, when we passed on the shuttle over the bridge towards Huanganga (Huanggang), then saw the pedestrian bridge, in which crossing the border between the towns on the way to Hong Kong.
Total, to get directly from Hong Kong to Shenzhen in the late evening, we spent 2 hours and less 30 Hong Kong dollars per person.
The queue to enter was a small, formalities, our workers residence permits, we passed very quickly. On exit, on the Chinese side is the bus terminal, but at this late hour, he also did not work. Last train to Shenzhen subway goes from terminal stations in 23:00, long train rides on the long branch, but we have made no sense to go by metro. At the exit, the crowd greets guests bombed-privateers and greeters, which by its very menacing look accelerates policeman. In English already, respectively, absolutely nobody talks. In this scenario,, the most convenient way to get, Where do you want, a taxi - a whole string of them drive up to the stairs at the entrance to the border crossing. How much is the average hotel in the center of the large Chinese, which allowed foreigners? Maybe 150 yuan, These rooms do not usually, prices are higher and extend to one thousand yuan per night. In Shenzhen has a wonderful sauna, where you can spend the whole day for 90 yuan per person, and we went to the bath.