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TRAVEL TIPS Monday, 17 October 2016

Economic and fast way to transfer from Hong Kong airport to the city center

Hong Kong international airport, one of the biggest airports in Asia, is Chek Lap Kok airport and locates at Lantau island, far 30km from city center.

Hong Kong international airport, one of the biggest airports in Asia, is Chek Lap Kok airport and locates at Lantau island, far 30km from city center. Therefore, as for tourists travel in Hong Kong in the first time, transferring from the airport to the city center is quite hard, especially for people having limited budget.

You can use some public transportation like bus, airport express or taxi. Up to your budget and demand, choose a suitable mean for you.

By taxi

Economic and fast way to transfer from Hong Kong airport to the city center

Like other countries in the world, Hong Kong taxi is the most convenient mean for tourists. But taxi is also the most expensive one for tourists. The special feature of Hong Kong taxi is its different color similar to different destination, so be careful and choose a suitable color for your destination: Red color to go to city center, green color to go to New Territories and blue color to go to Lantau island. You should come to information desk of taxi companies to ask the price and go to parking place of red taxi to transfer to city center. The price is about 200- 350 Hong Kong Dollars.

By bus

Economic and fast way to transfer from Hong Kong airport to the city center

Bus is the favorite one of tourists with limited budget in Hong Kong because it is not only convenient and fast but also very cheap.

Bus system in Hong Kong airport is called Cityflyer. From the airport, you can go following to introduction board to Arrival Hall, from here, you will spend 3 minutes to go to the first bus station in the airport (Ground Transportation Center). Don’t forget to take a bus map in information desk.

With about 40HKD and 45 minutes from the airport to city center, bus is the most economic and convenient mean in Hong Kong.

By Airport Express

Economic and fast way to transfer from Hong Kong airport to the city center

Although bus and taxi are the most convenient means to transfer from the airport to the city center, its disadvantage is traffic jam in rush time. So if you don’t want to wait long, Airport Express (Train) is an ideal choice for you.

You can easily find station of Airport Express with clear board, if you don’t understand, please ask airport staff. Airport Express is operated from 5:30a.m to 0:50 a.m in the next day, about 10 minutes/ turn with the price from 0- 180HKD/ round- trip. There are 4 main stops: Asia World- Expo (Hong Kong exhibition center), Tsing Yi Station, Kowloon Station and Hong Kong station.

To transfer to the city center, you can get blue train in Island Line. The train will pass by some famous destinations like SOGO shopping center, Time Square, etc.

You should buy an Airport Express map and an Octopus ticket in Airport Express Customer Service in A and B Arrival hall or Airport Express station.

If you go by Airport Express, you can use free Airport Express Shuttle. The bus from Airport Express stop will pass by over 50 hotels in Hong Kong Center. 

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