Conference 3 Dec - 6 Dec Exhibition 4 Dec - 6 Dec

Registration & Travel

    Transportation Tips

    SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 will be held on the 3rd to 6th December 2014 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China.


    Conference Venue:
    Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, S/F
    Fuhua Third Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, China, 518048


    Please continue reading or refer to the  the Hong Kong Shuttle website for more detailed information on how to get to Shenzhen from the Hong Kong International Airport.


    From Hong Kong International Airport to Shenzhen Conference and Exhibition Center

    Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center

    By Ferry

    Arrival into Hong Kong International Airport: From the airport, you can get to Shenzhen conference venue by ferry and then metro/ taxi, without going through custom in Hong Kong. Please get Renminbi (RMB, ¥) and Hong Kong dollar (HKD, $) at the airport or in advance.

    Upon your arrival at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), DO NOT pass the immigration and custom check. Proceed directly to the “Ferries to mainland/ Macao Ticketing Counter” located in Transfer Area E2 on the 5th floor of Terminal 1 of HKIA, as shown below.

    Hong Kong Airport




    Hong Kong Airport Internal Signage


    Please retain your boarding pass and present baggage tag receipt for purchasing ferry ticket to Shenzhen Shekou (深圳蛇口). Please present the baggage tag receipt to the staff at the counter, who will help you transit your luggage to the ferry. You will receive your luggage back at the Shekou Ferry Terminal.


    Below are the ferry departure times to Shenzhen Shekou Terminal


    Ferry Departure Schedule


    Please note that you will have to purchase your ticket 60 minutes before the departure time of the ferry.

    The ferry will take 30 – 40 minutes and cost HK$220 – HK$240 per person. Passengers are allowed to carry one piece of baggage for free. Additional baggage will be charged HK$30 per luggage.

    For more information, please refer to:

    Upon arrival at the Shekou Ferry Terminal, you may choose one of the following modes of transportation to get to the conference venue in Shenzhen.



    Approximate Time of Travel 


    Cost (RMB)
    By Metro 45 6 per person
    By Taxi 35 Approx. 80 per car


    By Metro

    Get on the Metro at the Shekou Port Station (along the Shekou Line) and head towards the Xinxiu direction. Interchange at the Window of the World Station (along the Luobao Line). Head towards the Luohu direction.

    Alight at the Convention & Exhibition Center Station (along the Luobao Line), as shown in the figure below:


    Metro Di Tie Map




    By Taxi

    A direct taxi ride from the airport to Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre would cost about RMB80 per car (max 4 persons each), depending on the traffic.

    Remarks to the taxi driver

    To: Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center via Nanhai Ave > Dongbin Rd > Nanshan Ave > Binhai Ave > Binhe Ave > Fuhua 3rd Rd


    In Chinese


     Address in Chinese



    By Public Bus and MTR (Metro)

    Upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), proceed to Exit B after clearing customs. You will then arrive at Arrival Hall B. Keep walking forward and exit through the ramp. Turn right after exiting the building and you will see the airport public bus terminal.

    HKIA Plan


    Board public bus router number A43 (to Fanling) which operates by Long Win from 7:00 am to midnight. The fare will be HKD$30.90 (you will need to prepare the exact change if you don’t have a MTR Octopus Card). Board the bus to Sheung Shui bus stop. The duration is about 1 hour long, not including the waiting time for the bus. You will then walk to Sheung Shui MTR station which is only a few metres away from the bus stop.

    Board the MTR towards Lo Wu station. The duration is about 10 minutes excluding any waiting time. The fare is about HKD$20. Alight at Lo Wu station and walk to the China immigrations building. The process may take 15 minutes to an hour as it can be extremely crowded with long queues during peak hours. A proper China Visitor Visa is required in order for you to clear China immigrations.

    Once you have cleared China immigration and customs, walk to Shenzhen Metro Luohu Station. There will be signs directing you there. Board the MTR from Luohu Station at Luobao Line towards Airport East and alight at Convention and Exhibition Center Station.


    By Cross-Border Coach Services

    The service counters are located at Hong Kong Airport Terminal 2 counters C10 to C14 (follow signs of Mainland Coaches). These counters are operated by different companies that provide different routes and drop-off points. Ensure that you check with each company to see what works best for your desired destination in Shenzhen.

    Cross-border coach services generally operates every hour from 7:00am to 10:00 pm. Some services have more frequent departures (as fast as every 15 minutes) during peak periods. Fare to the borders is around HKD$100 and fares to the drop-off points inside Shenzhen range from HKD$180 to HKD$220. 

    You will board the coach at Terminal 2 just behind the counters. The duration to the border takes roughly 30 minutes. When you reach the Hong Kong side of the checkpoint, you have to get your luggage and get off the coach. You will have to walk a few minutes, up and down a few stairs along the way.

    Lok Ma Chau/ Huanggan Crossing: You will have to board the coach again after clearing Hong Kong immigrations. The coach will then take you to the China side of the checkpoint where you will have to take your luggage and get off the coach again for China immigrations.

    Shenzhen Bay Crossing: You do not need to board and get off the coach a second time because the Hong Kong and China Immigrations are in the same building. When you have cleared China immigrations, you will be collected by an agent of the coach company who will take you to board a different coach for the rest of the journey in Shenzhen. The agent will recognize you by the colorful sticker on your chest that was given to you when you purchased your tickets. Beware of scammers who pretend to be agents of coach companies and approach you for extra fees. Real agents usually have uniforms or badges and do not ask you for money.


    By Taxi

    Upon arrival at Hong Kong Airport, proceed to the taxi station located outside Arrival Hall A. Exit the arrival hall and turn left – you will see a line of taxis and people queuing for them. There are two crossings that you can go through to get to Shenzhen: via Lok Ma Chau Border – Huanggang Crossing or Shenzhen Bay Crossing.

    Lok Ma Chau Border – Huanggang Crossing: This is the only border that operates 24 hours. It does not have a connected MTR/ Metro system and is mainly for ground transportation travelers. There are two immigration offices that are separated by a fairly long road/ bridge. When arriving at this checkpoint, you will have to get off at the Hong Kong Immigration building and go through Hong Kong customs. You will then have to buy a ticket and take a yellow shuttle bus to the China Immigration building which is about roughly 7 minutes. Once you have cleared the China customs, you will exit the building and try to get a taxi in the queue.

    Shenzhen Bay Crossing: Operates from 6:30am to midnight daily. Both Hong Kong and China immigration officers are located in the same building. Once you have cleared both customs in the same building, you can exit and line up to get a taxi.

    Remarks to the taxi driver

    To: Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center via Nanhai Ave > Dongbin Rd > Nanshan Ave > Binhai Ave > Binhe Ave > Fuhua 3rd Rd


    In Chinese


    Address in Chinese


    The taxi fare will be based on the destination – in general, it should be under RMB100. Take note that most taxi drivers at the border crossings will avoid charging by the meter and provide you a fixed price instead.

    Upon arrival at Hong Kong airport, proceed to follow the sign “Transport to Mainland China” after claiming your baggage. Picture as shown below:



     Transport to Mainland China



    Look for a counter that states “Mainland Limousine & Travel Services” as shown below


    Mainland Limousine Service



    The people at the counters speak English thus it makes communication easier for non-Mandarin speakers. They operate from 7:00 am to midnight daily. It will be best if you make your booking in advance.

    Ask for SkyLimo to Shenzhen FuTian. SkyLimo provides shared-ride van that goes directly to several points in the center of Shenzhen from Hong Kong Airport. They run every approx. 15 minutes and the driver speaks English. It will cost approx. RMB150. You will not be required to alight the car through immigrations and customs, making the process much lighter.


    From Shenzhen Bao’an Airport to Shenzhen Conference and Exhibition Center


    By MTR

    Upon arrival in Shenzhen Bao’an Airport, proceed to Exit A after clearing the customs. You will be taking approx. 5 minutes to walk to MTR station ‘Airport East’. Board the MTR at ‘Airport East’ station on the Luobao Line (Green Line) towards Luohu to go to ‘Convention & Exhibition Center’ station. The journey will take approx.1 hour.

    Once you have reached ‘Convention & Exhibition Center’ station, exit the train station through Exit E in order to get to Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.

    MTR Station Nam


    By Taxi

    Upon arrival in Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, you can proceed to the taxi stand outside the airport. There are three different types of taxis available in Shenzhen – Green, Yellow and Red. They travel to different districts in Shenzhen thus in order to get to the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, you will need to board the red taxi.


    Red Taxi Shenzhen


    The taxi drivers have vast tour knowledge and can communicate fairly well in English thus it will not be a worry for non-Mandarin speakers. The journey from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport to Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center will cost approximately RMB100 and the time taken will depend on the traffic condition. Do take note that the taxi fare will be slightly higher at night as compared to in the day.


    By Airport Shuttle Bus

    Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport provides Airport Shuttle bus that has different bus numbers or bus lines that cater to the destination that you are traveling to. In order to head to Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, you will have to board bus ‘Line 9’.

    Stated below in the table is their operating hours as well as the cost of each ticket. The duration of the journey is based on traffic conditions.


    The Timetable of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Shuttle Buses


    Bus No./ Line Departure Arrival (Pinyin) Main Stops (Pinyin) Operating Time (24 HR Clock) Ticket Price (RMB)
    Line 9 Shenzhen Bao-an International Airport Huanggang Port Control Point

    The Office of Shenzhen Special Zone Daily (Te Qu Bao She)

    Shenzhen Convetion and Exhibition center (Hui Zhan Zhong Xin)

    0800 - 2200 20



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