This is one convenient way to get from the Airport on Lantau Island into Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. There are only 4 stops on this express line: Airport, Tsing Yi, Kowloon (Tsim Tsa Tsui) and Hong Kong (Island). The journey takes only 30 minutes from Airport to Hong Kong Island.
The MTR card costs HK$220 for one return journey and for the next 3 days, all rides on the MTR are free. To see more details, please see URL below.
The HKG airport express train is a great option to get into the city if you are new or have luggage. It is fast, efficient and had the luxury to be designed into the new airport island when it was built. This means it follows new land most of the way that is flat and moderate on curves to maintain a good speed. 24 minutes from the airport to Hong Kong island Central Station.
As of 2012, the fare was $100 HKD per person. Do be aware that a regular octopus card will not give you a round trip discount. For that you must buy a separate ticket. This will save you $20 HKD off of a round trip or 10%.
At each set of doors on the trains there will be a luggage rack. Then chairs for the ride. Stow your bags, sit back and enjoy the fast trip into town. You can take it to Tsing Yi and Kowloon as well.
Hong Kong International Airport is served by a highly efficient and comprehensive transportation network. Connected to the passenger terminal, the four-level Ground Transportation Centre houses the station for the Airport Express trains and an extensive public transport interchange with facilities for taxis, franchised buses, tour coaches, hotel limousines and private cars. Baggage trolleys can be found at all passenger drop-off points and porter service is available at the passenger terminal departures kerbside.
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The Airport Express is the priciest way of getting to the city from the airport-- and for a good reason. The comfort, service and efficiency offered by the express train is unparalleled, and it really DOES get you to HK Island itself in half an hour! I've taken it many times, and still prefer to any other mode of transport.
So for those running late, this is the best option. Airport Express also allows early check in in the city stations so that you don't need to queue at the airport. You can check in your luggage in the city too!
On the topic of transportation, don't take a public bus to the airport unless you've got time to burn, even if you want to do a bit more sightseeing before you leave HK. These trips tend to take up to 3 hours as they travel ALL OVER the city before reaching the end of the earth otherwise known as the airport. On the bright side, buses cost just a fraction of the Airport Express so could be an option for those without money to burn.
The downtown check in service and the airport express are an absolute godsend.
We were flying out of HKG at 0845 on a Monday, so in theory we needed to be at the airport for 0645 for check in, which would have meant leaving our hotel at 0600 in a taxi. Downtown check in to the rescue.
We checked our cases in at the Hong Kong Station the evening before. We purchased our tickets for the airport express , they issued us with our boarding passes and we went out for dinner, happy in the knowledge that the next morning we had a short trip on the MTR to Hong Kong Station, and then a 25 minute ride on the airport express, which stops inside the departure hall at the airport. On arrival, all we had to do was go through security and straight to the gate, therby not needing to arrive at the airport until 08.00
A little tip is to check at Hong Kong station of there are any offers on for Airport Express tickets,as sometimes it is cheaper to buy the tickets directly rather than using your octopus card on the train. Also if you do have an octopus card, there is a booth at the airport express station at the airport that will refund your deposit and any unused credits.
This train is a fast and convenient way from the airport to Hong Kong Island. The trip makes two stops before reaching its final destination, and takes about an hour.
An adult ticket costs $100 HKD one way; $180 round-trip. No eating or drinking allowed unless you want to pay the $2000 HKD fine. Other than that, be prepared for a smooth ride.
If you're going TO the airport, you might want to try the in-town check-in so you don't have to check-in at the airport!
Very very convenient!
It takes you from the new airport to the Hong Kong downtown (Kowloon, Hong Kong Island etc) in only 23 minutes.
Departure every 12 minutes, and they serve from 5:50 am to 1:15am!
The Airport Express is a slick, modern, fast method of getting from the airport to Hong Kong. It takes around 20 minutes to get to Kowloon, a little more to Central. We took it to Kowloon, it was 160HK for a round trip, 90HK for one way. Slightly more for the trip to Central.
Once in Kowloon or Central there is a free shuttle every 20 minutes or so to hotels. If you're in a hurry though it may be better to take a taxi, esp. if your hotel is the last one on the route.
When you're heading back to the airport, there is a check in service for most major airlines, provided you are there 90 minutes in advance. You can get your seat assignment and check your bags.
Tavelling to or from airport by airport express is very expensive(100 HKD), specially if you have time and more than two passengers, best is to take a airport bus (Max 33 HKD) and enjoy the scenery by sitting at the upper level.
It is the fastest way to get from airport to central Hong Kong. It takes around 20 min, the seat are very comfortable and big, trains come very often. You can buy single journey ticket or same day return ticket (the price is same 100HK$). Train stops in Kowloon and Central Hong Kong.
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