Using taxi services is a great option if you don’t want to learn about alternative ways of getting from the airport to central Hong Kong, and don’t mind spending a few bucks more (compared to Airport Express and bus services).
In fact, such a journey in taxi will be at least 7 times more expensive than taking a public bus. So it all comes down to your individual preferences and budget.
Riding taxi is the fastest way to get from the airport to central Hong Kong or any other destination in good traffic conditions.
You can pick up a taxi at the Taxi Station, which is on the left-hand ramp outside the Arrivals Hall at the airport. There, you’ll find three rows of taxis, each designated for their operating areas.
Red taxis are urban taxis, drive all around Hong Kong, including the airport, but don’t serve Tung Chung Road and some parts of south Lantau.
Green taxis, also known as N.T. taxis, operate in New Territories and drive on some roads in Lantau.
Blue taxis are Lantau taxis, providing services all around Lantau and the airport.
Airport taxis have fixed prices depending on which area of your destination. You can easily find the rate list at the taxi rank.
While tipping is not a must in Hong Kong, it’s recommended to pay the taxi fare with tips (usually HK$10 is enough) before you start the trip.
If you’re traveling with a group of more than 3 people, taxi is not your best option, as a taxi can seat maximum 3 passengers.
There is also a high chance of having to line up for a taxi at the airport during rush hours.
Travel time: 30 to 40 minutes
Cost: HK$295 ($38) from airport to Central Hong Kong
Service hours: 24 hours
Note: You’ll be charged HK$5 ($0.6) for each piece of luggage (except light personal handbags).