Shenzhen Visa can be easily obtained by applying for a China visa, or you can apply for a 144-hour Convenient Visa, from Hong Kong. Foreign nationals in Hong Kong can visit China’s Guangdong province (where Shenzhen is) for a maximum of 144 hours (six days) via entry ports in Shenzhen.
To be eligible for the 144-hour Convenient Visa, visitors
• must join an organised tour by a registered Hong Kong travel agent.
• must travel in a group consisting of two to 40 people.
• must enter and leave the areas together in their group via the ports of entry stated above.
When to go
The best time to visit Shenzhen in China is from October to December as the weather is pleasant during the day and cool during the evenings. Another great time August to September when a series of celebrations and festivals are held.
The most convenient way to travel to Shenzhen from Hong Kong is to take an organised tour. The tour takes care of getting to Shenzhen, travelling in the city as well as accommodation. The price for a tour starts from ₹8,000 per person that included transportation to and fro from Hong Kong, Shenzhen Visa charges and commute in Shenzhen.
However, if you have a China visa and wish to visit Shenzhen alone, the cheapest way is to take the Airport Express train from Hong Kong Interantional Airport to Tsing Yi, then the Tung Chung underground line to Lai King, then the Tsuen Wan Line to Prince Edward, then the Kwun Tong Line to Kowloon Tong and then the East Rail suburban rail line to Lo Wu. This costs in total $60 (₹4,100) and takes 78 minutes to Lo Wu. From Lo Wu, you pass through a long corridor and a large international border gate, where you show your Visa, after which you'll find yourself on the mainland, where the Shenzhen underground (Metro) and buses will take you from Luohu station to the rest of Shenzhen and the airport.