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HOW TO GET TO HONG KONG

BY PLANE

Flights to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a key aviation hub serviced by more than 100 airlines that provide connections to major cities throughout the world. Your gateway to the city is the 24-hour Hong Kong International Airport, which is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world. Use the search function below to find the most appropriate airlines travelling to and from your location.

Getting to and from the airport
Recognised as one of the most superior airports in the world, Hong Kong International Airport offers a comprehensive range of facilities and services to travellers entering and leaving Hong Kong. If you arrive in the city by plane, from the airport you’ll have direct access to train, bus, taxi and hotel transport to get you to and around town, as well as shuttle buses and high-speed ferries to transport you to Mainland China.

Passenger departure tax and surcharges
All passengers aged 12 and above departing Hong Kong International Airport must pay a HK$120 Air Passenger Departure Tax, which is waived for passengers who arrive and depart on the same day. There is also a security charge of HK$45 to maintain the standards of safety, security and passenger services currently required at international airports, and from 1 August 2016 onwards, an Airport Construction Fee ranging from $70 to $180. All of these surcharges are normally included in the price of the airline ticket.

 

Transport to and from the airport: within Hong Kong

Getting to and from Hong Kong International Airport from within Asia’s world city is easy, convenient and relatively inexpensive.

Train
The MTR’s high-speed Airport Express train is the fastest transport link to the airport and takes approximately 24 minutes to reach Hong Kong Island. Airport Express passengers can catch a free shuttle bus from Kowloon and Hong Kong stations to major hotels. Both these stations also provide free in-town check-in services for major airlines when you’re returning to the airport. Please contact your airline for further information.

Taxi
Taxis are readily available from the taxi pick-up area in front of the airport’s Arrivals Hall. If you’re travelling to Hong Kong Island or Kowloon you’ll need to catch a red taxi. If you’re headed for the New Territories you’ll need a green taxi, and those going to Lantau Island will require a blue taxi. All taxis in Hong Kong are able to take passengers to and from the airport. Fares are metered and detailed information about charges are clearly displayed inside each cab.

Bus
There are 12 convenient Airbus ‘A’ routes that can take you from the airport to key locations on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and in the New Territories (including Lantau Island) with fewer stops than an ordinary city bus. When you exit the Arrivals Hall, turn right to find Airbuses and city buses.

Coach and limousine charter
Passengers who require their own personal limousines, minivans, vans and group coaches (buses) can book their transport from service providers located in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 or in the coach station located in Terminal 2.

Transport to and from the airport: Mainland China
Hong Kong International Airport also serves as a land and sea transport hub for direct links to Mainland China.

Coach
There is a coach station servicing Mainland China located in Terminal 2 that offers coach (bus) services to major cities in Guangdong Province.

Ferry
Passengers transiting through Hong Kong International Airport on their way to one of eight ferry ports in the Pearl River Delta do not need to go through immigration and customs or reclaim baggage. Ferry tickets are sold at the Mainland/Macau Ticketing Counter located at Transfer Area E2 in Terminal 1. Passengers will then take the automated people mover to SkyPier to board one of the high-speed ferries.

 

BY TRAIN

To and from Shenzhen 
Hong Kong travellers coming to and from Shenzhen in Mainland China via the Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau checkpoints can take a local MTR train into town after passing through Hong Kong Immigration.

Intercity services
The MTR runs regular through-train intercity services between Hong Kong and Guangdong province, Beijing and Shanghai. The through-train terminus is MTR Hung Hom Station located on the Kowloon harbour-front, where travellers need to pass through Hong Kong Immigration before boarding the train.

 

BY FERRY

Hong Kong is linked to a number of ports in Mainland China by high-speed ferries servicing Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Hong Kong International Airport (off Lantau Island).

Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal

  • TurboJet provides ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau that take approximately 55 minutes.
  • Chu Kong Passenger Transport (CKS) provides ferry services between Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta cities of Shenzhen Shekou and Zhuhai.
  • Cotal Water Jet provides ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau.
Info
Address:
202 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island
How to get there

MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit D

Hong Kong–China Ferry Terminal

  • TurboJet operated by Shun Tak China Travel Ship Management Limited provides ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau that take approximately 60 minutes.
  • Chu Kong Passenger Transport (CKS) provides ferry services between Hong Kong and cities in Guangdong province.
  • Cotal Water Jet provides ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau.
Info
Address:
33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How to get there

MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A1

Hong Kong SkyPier

Passengers transiting through Hong Kong International Airport on their way to the Pearl River Delta region via SkyPier ferry services do not need to go through immigration and customs or reclaim baggage.

  • Chu Kong Passenger Transport (CKS) provides ferry services between Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta cities of Shenzhen (Shekou), Shenzhen Airport(Fuyong), Guangzhou Lianhuashan, Zhongshan, Dongguan (Humen) and Zhuhai.
  • Cotal Water Jet provides ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau
  • TurboJet provides ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau, and Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha)*.

*Operated by Panyu Nansha Port Passenger Transport Co Ltd

GETTING AROUND

There are plenty of ways to get around Hong Kong, whether it’s by taxi, ferry, rail, bus or tram. The city claims one of the world’s safest, most efficient and frequent public transport systems and a convenient payment method in the form of the Octopus Card.

Please visit this link to find out more details.

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