Airport Express train + Free Airport Express Shuttle Bus

Hong Kong Travel Guides / October 22, 2016
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The most popular way to get from the airport to central Hong Kong is via Airport Express train.

This kind of train is used by over 40,000 passengers every day, and accounts for about one-third of all trips to and from the airport.

You can easily find the Airport Express station platform about 50 meters walking distance from the Arrivals Hall.

To get from the airport to the Hong Kong station in central city, the train makes 3 stops along the way: Asia World-Expo, Tsing Yi, and Kowloon.

After alighting at Kowloon or Hong Kong station, you can catch the free Airport Express Shuttle Bus. It will take you to your hotel, or a drop-off point near to your hotel, if the hotel is in this list. Sometimes you’ll have to wait up to 20 minutes for the arrival of the next bus.

Or you could go on foot if your hotel is close to the train stations. But that’s never an option unless you want to start exploring Hong Kong before checking in at the hotel.

Travel time: 22 minutes to Kowloon station / 24 minutes to Hong Kong station + up to 40 minutes (shuttle bus) to get to hotel

Cost: To Kowloon station HK$90 ($11.6); to Hong Kong station HK$100 ($13)

Service hours: 05:50 – 01:15 daily (Airport Express train), 06:12 to 23:12 daily (shuttle bus)

Service schedule: Every 10 minutes (Airport Express train); every 12-20 minutes (shuttle bus)

– Free rides for children under 3
– Children aged 3 – 11 get 50% discount on ticket fare.
– You don’t have to purchase Airport Express tickets at the airport. Instead, pay at the Customer Service Centre on the destination station’s arrival platform.
– Before boarding on shuttle bus, you must show a valid Airport Express ticket dating from the same day.

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