Airport Express, Hong Kong
Airport Express Information - MTR:
The airport express is the fastest link between the airport and the city. It leaves every 10 minutes and takes 20 mins to go to Kowloon Station in Tsim Sha Tsui and 23 mins to reach HK Station in Central.
12 mins Tsing Yi
+8 mins Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui)
+3 mins HK (Central)
Ticket Fares - Basic Guide
Adult Prices-Single Journey only, children half this price
HK Station to Airport - HK$90
Kowloon to Airport - HK$80
Tsing Yi to Airport - HK$50
Airport Express Tourist Octopus Card - Each pack costs HK$200 and includes:
One single journey on airport express
3 days unlimited rides on MTR
HK$20 usuable value (applicable on MTR and other majour transportation services)
The FREE Airport express shuttle bus provides free transfers between HK Station, Kowloon Station and majour hotels. It operates from 6am to 11pm at 20 minute intervals.
--Hong Kong Station
H1: Island Shangri-la; Conrad Int HK; Pacific Place; JW Mariott Hotel; The Empire Hotel; Renaissance Harbour View Hotel; HK Convention + Exhibition Centre; Furama Hotel HK
The Airport Railway is comprised of the high-speed Airport Express (AEL). It takes approximately 23 minutes between the airport and Hong Kong Station in Central, with 2 stops(Tsing Yi Station and Kowloon Station) en route, operating at speeds of up to 135 km an hour. The fare is HK$100 for a one-way adult ticket from airport to HK Station.
You can buy one of the two available packages for airport express (one way, or both ways) that include unlimited MRT rides for three days. If you were to be in Kowloon for three days and plan to ride on MRT often, they are good deal. If not, just buy one way or two way tickets. They are called Airport Express Travel Pass.
I just came back from HK and found the two-way airport express with 3-day unlimited MRT rides very convenient.
Once you get off the station, just ask at the shuttle counter. They will tell you which shuttle to take.
This tip might be a bit redundant but still..
Catching the airport express is the fastest and easiest way and yes it convinient too.
The biggest asset im my opionion is not the express itself but the Intown check in (atleast when flying with one world alliance) as can add so many extra hours in town instead of spending them on airport
Get in time to airport use Airport express:)
We got Airport Express return tickets on arrival, which were HK$160 each (~£13) and included shuttle bus transfers right to the hotel entrance. Unfortunately, we had to leave early to catch our return flight and the buses only start running after 6am, so we had to get a taxi to Kowloon station on the way back, but that only cost HK$43 (£3.40), so not exactly a fortune.
We were extremely surprised the first morning to find that our 5-year old Octopus cards were still valid and immediately loaded them up with HK$100 each, which did us for the whole week, including a couple of snacks from 7/11 shops.
As everyone knows Hongkong airport is one of the best airports in Asia. Airport express train is a most convinient way to travel between an airport and a city. The Airport Express Shuttle-bus is a complimentary add-on service provided exclusively for Airport Express passengers travelling between Hong Kong or Kowloon station and major hotels and railway interchanges.
Best deal for tourist $300 HK for round trip from the airport on the Airport Express and 3 days unlimited use on the subway. The price of a round trip ticket on the Airport Express alone is $180. This card also has a $50 refundable deposit ( if you don't want to keep the card). You must have a non HK passport to buy one at the airport.
The operating hours are 0550 to 0115 daily. Trains run at 12-minute intervals. The journey time between Airport and downtown is about 24 minutes.
The station downtown is very modern and clean. Everything is well signposted. We found it a very pleasant experience.
The fastest way to travel from Hong Kong International Airport to downtown is by the AEL.
It stops in Tsing Yi, Kowloon, and Hong Kong Island (central). It takes approx 23 minutes to get to the Central Station in Hong Kong Island.
This is also the most expensive way to travel. From airport to Tsing Yi costs around $60 and to Kowloon $90 one way per person.
The ticket counter is located in the middle of the arrival hall. Free shuttle buses are provided for major hotels
From airport, you can travel to downtown of Hong Kong by airport express. It's very fast, convenient and cheaper than taxi or bus.
When you collect the luggage at belt, come out to the departure hall and looking for the sign that show "Train to the city".
When you return to airport from Airport Express station, you will reach the check in counter area of many airlines.
Airbus is the most convience transport in Hong Kong. When you come out from the arrival, pick you lauggue, you can see the singal board, (photo at your left hand side). There are two main route of buses. FIrst with a "A" in front of a number e.g. A11. It is usually a 'Express" bus which is the faster bus carrying you to the destination. Second one with a "E" in front of the number E31. It is a much slower, because it needs to stop quite a lot bus-stop. It picks lot of people. Usually we like to go to the upper deck " they are usually double deck" so it can view more and see far away.
from the airport to the city area, there are a few methods. if u r staying on the hong kong island side, its better to take the airport express train. it has a stop at central and from there u can connect to the mtr to other parts of hong kong island. it costs around HKD90 but i forgot if its oneway or return. if u r staying on the kowloon side, its much cheaper and more convenient to take the airbus A21. it costs HKD33 one way. the A21 goes straight to nathan road where most of the hotels are located. on the bus, there's also an announcement system that announces which hotels are located at a particlular stop. u can take the train also but there's only one stop at mongkok. u will have to take a cab to ur hotel from the station since the normal buses dont allow luggages.
Public transport in general is super-efficient, fast and cheap. The airport express leaves many other world cities in the dust! It's a comfy 30-minute whizz from Chek Lap Kok airport to the heart of Hong Kong.
Check-in areas in the city centre stations also ensure a stress-free time on the way back to airport. Excellent stuff!
3 Day Hong Kong Transport Pass
Choose between 2 options to suit your needs:
(1)TWO Airport Express single journeys, plus 3-day unlimited MTR rides and an additional HKD20 usable value to be used on other major transportation services(HKD300)
(2)ONE Airport Express single journeys, plus 3-day unlimited MTR rides and an additional HKD20 usable value to be used on other major transportation services(HKD220)
Airport Express passengers can enjoy free In-town check-in service, free Airport Express Shuttle Bus service* and free MTR Connections.
Tourist MTR 1-Day Pass
Travel HK MTR as much & as often as you like for ONE day (HKD50)
Free links between stations and hotels:
(1)From HK Station
-H1: Island Shangri-La>Conrad Int' HK>Pacific Place>JW Marriott Hotel HK>The Empire Hotel HK>Renaissance Harbour View Hotel>HK Convention & Exhibition Centre
-H2:The Wharney Hotel>Novotel Century HK Hotel>The Excelsior, HK>Regal HK Hotel>The Park Lane>Luk Kwok Hotel
(2)From KLN Station
-K1:MTR Jordan station(alighting, Tak Shing Sch)>KCR Hunghom Station(alighting)>Whampoa Garden(Tak On st, Wing On dept store)>Harbour Plaza Hotel>Harbour Plaza Metropolis>KCR Hunghom Station(boarding)>MTR Jordan(boarding, Union Church Kln)
-K2:The Marco Polo Prince>The Marco Polo Gateway>The Marco Polo HK Hotel>Sheroton HK**
-K3:The KLN Hotel**>Hyatt Regency HK>Langham Hotel HK>Royal Pacific Hotel/China Ferry Terminal
-K4:New World Renaissance Hotel>Regal KLN Hotel>Hotel Nikko HK>Grand Stanford inter-Continental HK>KLN Shangri-La
-K5:Holiday Inn Golden Mile HK**->Park Hotel>Hotel Miramar>Windsor Hotel>The Empire Hotel KLN>BP Int'
-K6:YMCA Int' House>Metropole Hotel>Caritas Bianchi Lodge/Salvation Army Booth Lodge>Dorsett Garden Hotel>Eaton Hotel HK>Majestic Hotel
**if you are a budget traveller, you probably may stay in Chung King Mansion?thou travel with Express is not a budget way,but would like to let you know that K2, K3, K5 can bring you to the Mansion(with a walking distance)
Airport Express Group Ticket (Single Journey Ticket Price):
(1)Group of 2 -
to HK station: HKD150
to KLN station: HKD 139
to TY station: HKD85
(2)Group of 3
to HK station: HKD200
to KLN station: HKD 180
to TY station: HKD120
(3)Group of 4
to HK station: HKD250
to KLN station: HKD 220
to TY station: HKD150
*Tickets are available at all Customer Service Centres of Airport Express Station(NOT the Visitor Information^. )
*This ticket is valid on the date of issue only