Due to the big signboard in front of the Zhaoqing Railway Station, I would like to highlight that there are direct trains traveling between Kowloon, Hong Kong to Zhaoqing.
Train #: T805 & 806
The train departs from Hung Hom Station (Kowloon) at 10:52 and arrives Zhaoqing at 14:55 (4 hours).
The train departs from Zhaoqing at 15:30 and arrives Hung Hom Station (Kowloon) at 19:26. (4 hours).
This would be an alternate tourist destination for the locals and visitors of Hong Kong.
In Chinese: 肇庆站， zhao qing zhan
The electric buggy in Dinghu Mountain serves the following location:
1) Dinghu Mountain Main Entrance
2) Dinghu Summer Resort
3) Baoding Park
4) Butterfly Valley Ticket Reception
5) Qingyun Temple
I think it is worth paying RMB 20 to save the time walking 3.8 KM on a road from the main entrance to Baoding Park, and return. In addition, it includes unlimited rides within the national park.
Operating Hours: 8:00 - 18:00
It runs every 15 minutes.
The People of Zhaoqing are served by Zhaoqing Bus. Its official website only written in Chinese. They have clean and air-conditioning buses that travel within the city center and sub-urban towns including Dinghu Mountain.
* You can catch bus #21 from the Zhaoqing Long-Distance Bus Station to Dinghu Mountain. It takes about 45 minutes.
The Station Name: 鼎湖山
* You can catch bus #1 from the Zhaoqing Long-Distance Bus Station to Seven Stars Crags East Entrance.
The Station Name: 市国税局 （七星岩东门）
*You can catch bus #19 from Banyue Lake to Seven Stars Crags West Entrance.
The Station Name: 七星岩西门。
Buses that stop at Zhaoqing Railway Station include #1, #2, #7.
The Fare: RMB 2 each ride.
Zhaoqing Long-Distance Bus Station is located in Duanzhou 4 Lu (端州四路), across the street from the shopping mall, Wal-Mark. Buses from other cities of Guangdong Province including Shenzhen, Zuhai, Kaiping will arrive and depart at this bus station. I took a bus from Guangzhou Tianhe Long-Distance Bus Station arrived here in this station, 1 hour 45 minutes.
The Bus-Station is conveniently located in the city center, where the shopping malls, restaurants and the Pingfang Square and the lakes are within walking distance.
In Chinese: 肇庆粤运汽车总站，zhao qing yue yun qi che zong zhan
Take the ferry from China Hong Kong City pier at Tsim Sha Tsui northwest of the Star Ferry pier. You can purchase tickets a day in advance at China Hong Kong City.
The daily Hong Kong - Zhaoqing departure is at 08:15 arriving in Zhaoqing at 12:30 and costs around HK$225
From Zhaoqing back to Hong Kong departs daily at 14:10 and arrives in time for dinner at 18:00 back at China Hong Kong City Pier.
You can also go by train or bus but ferry is the most convenient option. (The daily train departs at 15:35 and arrives at 19:50)