Hong Kong Transport

Last updated by christyinguilin at 2013-11-1

Hong Kong is the main gateway to China and much of East Asia. Therefore, the international air service is excellent and the fierce competition keeps the fares relatively low compared to the neighboring countries.

Hong Kong International Airport, located in Lantau Island, 40 km away from the urban area is one of the 10 big harbor airports in the world. There are daily services to almost every corner of the world, which includes America, Europe, Canada, mainland China, South African, and Indonesia, Japan, Middle East, Austria and Southeastern Asia Nations. The main airline companies in Hong Kong are Guotai and Ganglong companies.    

Transportation to the airport

The Airport Express line is the fastest and most expensive way to get to/from the airport. You can also go by bus, taxi and underground.

Airport Express Line (AEL)
Airport express is the special railway for the airport. It is convenient and reliable. The 35.3km journey between the Airport and the city takes as long as 24 minutes. Trains run by the Airport Express Line depart from Hong Kong Station every 10 minutes from 5:50 to 0:48. And it stops at the Kowloon Station and Tsing Yi Station en route.

Ticket fare

Starting Station

Adult (HK$)
Day Return Ticket

(3-11 years old)
Day Return Ticket

Return Ticket (HK$)
(Valid for A Month)

Hong Kong Station




Kowloon Station




Tsing Yi Station




Exposition Station





It takes about 24 minutes by the airport express to Hong Kong station from the airport. If you take the airport express with an Octopus Card to the urban area, you can take the MTR for free.

Airport bus
There are more than 30 special bus lines serving the International Airport. The most useful ones for travelers are the A11 and A12 which go past major hotel areas in the Hong Kong Island and A 21 which serves hotel areas in Kowloon.

The taxi station is just outside the main airport building on the left. And it would cost about 335 HK$ from the airport to the Mid District and 270 HK$ to Tsim Sha Tsui.

The most economical way from the airport to the urban area
First take the S1 bus to Tung Chung MTR underground station from the Airport bus station at a cost of  3.5 HK$, and then take the underground to the urban area.

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