How to get from Hong Kong Airport to city center?

This article is about how to get from Hong Kong Airport to city center: distance, prices, forms of transport

Transport from Hong Kong Airport

You can get from Hong Kong Airport to city center by express train, bus, or taxi. The Hong Kong Airport express reaches the city in 24 minutes, the journey cost is $13. The Hong Kong Airport bus will take you to Hong Kong in 1 hour, and you will have to pay $5 for that. The trip by Hong Kong Airport transfer will take 40 minutes and will cost from $154. The distance between Hong Kong Airport and Hong Kong city center is 34 km.

The Hong Kong Airport train is a rather comfortable way of getting from the airport to the city, however it makes few stops on the way. The Hong Kong Airport shuttle bus, on the contrary, makes more stops and drives by lots of popular hotels in Hong Kong. The trip by bus from Hong Kong Airport can take up to 2 hours due to possible traffic jams. There are plenty of buses departing from the airport, so check the timetable for each of them in advance. There are daytime and nighttime buses: the second ones have N and NA at the beginning of their names. Bus tickets can be bought from the driver, but note that in this case you will need to have the exact sum of money needed as drivers don't have change. And remember that you can always book a taxi from Hong Kong Airport to city center.

Hong Kong – the city of the future

Hong Kong is a city of technologies, unforgettable impressions and emotions. No matter whether you are in this city for the first time or come here each year, Hong Kong will always surprise and impress you. First, tourists usually go to the Avenue of Stars which is a 400 m long pedestrian area. Along it, you can find the sculptures of some famous people, and on the ground – the stars with handprints of celebrities like the ones on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Another interesting place is Victoria Peak which is the highest point in Hong Kong. On the top of it, there is an observation platform offering picturesque views of the city with its scyscrapers, Victoria Harbour, and the Kowloon Peninsula.

Hong Kong Airport express

Hong Kong Airport express
Cost

$13

Waiting time

10min

Travel time

24min

Clients

Couple

The high-speed express train from Hong Kong Airport (Airport Express) runs from the airport to the city from early morning until midnight. The trip duration is 24 minutes, the Hong Kong Airport express fare is $13 (100 HKD). Tickets for the Hong Kong Airport express can be purchased at the ticket office.

Hong Kong Airport express:

high-speed Hong Kong Airport train (Airport Express)

Timetable:

from 05:54 a.m. to 00:48 a.m.

Route:

Airport Station – Tsing-Yi Station – Kowloon Station – Hong Kong Station

Travel time:

24min

Waiting time:

10min

Comfort level:

High: roomy cabin, noiseless driving, high speed, room for luggage

Cost:

$13 (100 HKD) for a single trip or $23 (180 HKD) for a round trip

Clients:

businessmen, travellers without small children, young tourists, those who are arriving at daytime

How to find the train station at Hong Kong Airport:

The express train platform is located at the exit from Floor G, near the parking lot №1. To find it at the airport, follow special signs.

Hong Kong Airport bus

Hong Kong Airport bus
Cost

$5

Waiting time

10min

Travel time

1h

Clients

Ind. tourist

There is a large number of buses departing from the airport and taking passengers to different districts of Hong Kong. You should study the location of your hotel before the trip to know which district you will need to go to and choose the appropriate bus. The most popular buses among tourists are №А10, А11, and А12.
The average journey cost is $5 (40 HKD). The Hong Kong Airport bus fare depends on a bus chosen. The trip duration depends on a route and the traffic on the road and is about 1 hour. Hong Kong Airport shuttle bus tickets can be bought at the special ticket office at the airport or from the driver before boarding.

Hong Kong Airport bus:

Hong Kong Airport shuttle bus №А10, А11 and А12 to Hong Kong

Timetable:

№А10: from 06:50 a.m. to 00:20 a.m.
№А11: from 06:10 a.m. to 00:30 a.m.
№А12: from 06:00 a.m. to 00:10 a.m.

Route:

№А10: Airport – Ap Lei Chau
№А11: Airport – North Point Ferry Pier
№А12: Airport – Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort)

Travel time:

1h

Waiting time:

10min

Comfort level:

Medium: two-storey cabin, luggage rack, names of stops are displayed on the screen

Cost:

№А10: $6 (48 HKD)
№А11: $5 (40 HKD)
№А12: $5.8 (45 HKD)

Clients:

those who prefer saving money, travellers without small children, young tourists, those who can orient themselves in unfamiliar areas

How to find the bus stop at Hong Kong Airport:

Go to Floor G (following special signs), pass the train platform, and then you will see the bus stop on the right.

Hong Kong Airport transfer

Hong Kong Airport transfer
Cost

$154

Waiting time

5min

Travel time

40min

Clients

Family

In case you don't want to use public transport or depend on bus or train timetables, book a Hong Kong Airport transfer online. By taking it, you will get to the city faster (in 40 minutes) and with more comfort. The journey cost starts from $154 (for both a small Economy-class car and a minibus up to 6 passengers). A taxi from Hong Kong Airport will suit passengers with lots of suitcases, families with children, and all those who are in a hurry.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

to your hotel in Hong Kong or private address

Travel time:

40min

Waiting time:

There are lots of taxi drivers at the airport. You will spend not more than 10min choosing a car (in case you don't need any child seats or a minibus for a group of people). Pre-booked transfer: the driver will meet you at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate, help you with your luggage and lead you to the car.

Comfort level:

Taxi on the spot: fast journey without stops and other passengers. Private transfer: opportunity to make a pre-payment by card, air-conditioning/heating, fixed journey cost, wide range of car classes, no extra fees for luggage, child seats.

Cost:

from $154 for an Economy-class car or a minibus up to 6 passengers

Clients:

businessmen, families with small children, large groups of tourists, aged travellers, those who are in Hong Kong for the first time or are arriving at night

How to find the taxi rank at Hong Kong Airport:

Taxi ranks can be found on the left side of the exit from the arrivals area.

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to city center?

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to city center?

To get from Hong Kong Airport to city center, take public transport or book a private transfer. The first option will suit people who are travelling solo and have no large luggage. But if you appreciate comfort, calculate your time precisely and don't like waiting, then a private transfer will be a great choice for you! Have a nice trip!