Visiting the Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)

The Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) has three campuses. One of those campuses is in the city of Shenzhen.

More precisely, HIT (Shenzhen) campus is located in an area called University Town, in the Nanshan district of Shenzhen.

Need a visa to China?

If you plan to come to China from abroad, you may need to apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy in your country. To apply for a visa, you may need an official invitation letter.

From Shenzhen Airport to the University by Taxi

In Shenzhen, there is only one international airport called the "Shenzhen Bao'an international airport" (SZX).

To go from the airport to the Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), it takes about 30 to 40 minutes by taxi, and cost about 70 to 90 RMB, depending on the time and day.

This is the location of the university in Chinese:

深圳市南山区桃源街道深圳大学城哈尔滨工业大学校区  邮编:518055

This is the location of the university in English:

Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), University Town, Xili, Nanshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518055

Note that about 5 RMB is added to the price shown on the taxi meter to pay for the highway fee (and this is normal).

From Shenzhen Airport to the University by Subway

If you want to travel by subway from the Airport to the university, then it takes about 1 hour, and the itinerary is as follows:

From Macau, Zhuhai or Hong Kong to Shenzhen by Ferry

There are some ferry lines that go from Shenzhen Shekou port to Macau, Zhuhai and Hong Kong in about 1 hour. To buy ferry tickets : https://www.turbojet.com.hk/en/

The above picture shows the main ferry line to the Shekou port in Shenzhen. Note that there are also some lines that go to the Shenzhen airport (not shown in this picture).

From the Shekou ferry port in Shenzhen to the university, it takes about 40 minutes by taxi.

From Hong Kong to Shenzhen by subway

It is also possible to go from Shenzhen to Hong Kong by subway. It requires to go out of the subway to cross the border and then take the subway again on the other side. Going from downtown Hong Kong to the university in Shenzhen by subway may perhaps takes 2 hours.

From other cities in Mainland China to Shenzhen by train

If you take the train to go to Shenzhen, you will likely arrive and Shenzhen North Station. From there, it is possible to take a taxi to the university or take the subway.

Hotel information

In Shenzhen, there are numerous hotels. But the University Town area is located in the north of Shenzhen, where there are less choices.

I highly recommend to stay at the "Vienna hotel" on 1st Pingshan Road, Pingshan village, Xili Town, Nanshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.

This hotel is an international hotel and generally, some staff members should speak English.

To book a room, be aware that there are multiple hotels called "Vienna hotel" in Shenzhen.

To find the correct Vienna hotel:

This is a picture of the hotel location :

There are some other hotels in the area. But I highly recommend to choose the Vienna Hotel on Pingshan Rd. as it is just beside the university. Some other hotels that are more far are:

Kylin Villa
Address: No.4599, Qinyuan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel.: 0755-26618888
Website: www.kylinvilla.cn

Jin Baihe Hotel
Address: Xili Road(opposite to the Shenzhen Safari Park), Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel.: 0755-26626666
Website: www.szftc.com

Sheraton Hotel Nanshan
Address:No 4088 Liuxian Boulevard, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518055 China
Tel: +86 755 2266 9999

Map of the Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)

Here is a map of the campus. It does not include some of the newest buildings but should give a good idea of the area.

Shopping

One of the shopping mall that is the closest to university is:

Rainbow Mall (Xili Branch)
Address: No.1380, Liuxian Bld., Nanshan District

There you can buy food, clothing, etc.

Tourist attractions in Shenzhen

If you want to visit tourist attractions in Shenzhen, TripAdvisor provides a list: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g297415-Activities-Shenzhen_Guangdong.html