How to Get to & around Hong Kong 2019

Get to/away Hong Kong

By Air

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)

Located within five hours flying time from half the world’s population, Hong Kong International Airport is connected to about 180 destinations, including 44 in the Mainland China (like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Guangzhou, Kunming, Sanya, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xiamen etc.) and other international cities like London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney, through over 1000 daily flights by more than 100 airlines. So many travelers choose to start their China tour from Hong Kong.

There are two terminals, called T1 and T2. Signs on approach to the airport by car/taxi list the terminals and check-in zones. Once checked-in, you can clear security at either terminal with an underground shuttle bus outside the security area. Terminal 2 is a check-in only facility, all fight depart from Terminal 1.

Transfer Tips:
Situated on the island of Chek Lap Kok, the airport is 34 km away from Hong Kong. Visitors have plenty of choices to get to and from. The Airport Export Express links directly to Hong Kong’s central business district and buses connect the airport with most of the city. Taxis and coaches provide additional choice for visitors. There are also limousines which take visitors to your destinations directly.

Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport

By Train

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Just put into officially use on September 23rd, 2018, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is the new and only high speed train station serving for all bullet trains to and from Hong Kong. Now, tourists can reach Hong Kong by taking a superfast bullet train from many cities in mainland China, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Wuhan, Changsha, Hangzhou, and all 44 cities directly. Among them, there are frequent over 30 daily trains from Guangzhou and about 80 from Shenzhen to this large high speed train station in downtown Hong Kong with speed and comfort. Please check the running duration of some top popular high speed trains to Hong Kong at below

Guangzhou to Hong Kong About 1 hour Check detailed train schedule >
Shenzhen to Hong Kong About 15-20 minutes Check detailed train schedule >
Guilin to Hong Kong About 3.5 hours Check detailed train schedule >
Beijing to Hong Kong About 9 hours Check detailed train schedule >
Shanghai to Hong Kong About 8.5 hours Check detailed train schedule >
Xiamen to Hong Kong About 4-45 hours Check detailed train schedule >
Hangzhou to Hong Kong About 7.5 hours Check detailed train schedule >
Changsha to Hong Kong About 3.5 hours Check detailed train schedule >

Transfer Tips:
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is situated at between Kowloon Station and Austin Station at Tsim Sha Tsui area with very convenient transportation with many places in this place. Usually, Hong Kong MTR Tung Chung Line, West Rail Line and Airport Express Line connect the station with the prosperous areas with many accommodations, some attractions and the airport. Please check more about Hong Kong West Kowloon Station >>.

>> Hong Kong High Speed Trains

>> How to Book Hong Kong High Speed Rail Tickets

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Hung Hom Station Hong Kong

Located in the Yau Tsim Mong District of Kowloon, Hung Hom Station (also known as Kowloon Station) is a station on the East Rail Line and West Rail Line in Hong Kong. It is also the only international train station serving regular trains to Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, and some other major cities in China mainland. You can also take a train to Beijing (Z97/Z98) or Shanghai(Z99/Z100) in every other day and the whole journey takes about 24 hours or 19 hours.

Transfer Tips:
Getting to and from Hung Hom station is easy and the station is the terminus for the East Rail and West MTR metro lines.

>> Guangzhou-Kowloon Through Trains

Hong Kong Train Station

Hong Kong Train Station

Get around Hong Kong

By Ferry

Once to be a fishing village, Hong Kong enjoys many waters and piers. So taking a ferry to visit Hong Kong would be a good idea. With connection with cities on China’s southern coast (Zhuhai, Shenzhen), the Pearl River Delta and Macau, you can plan a tour combing these amazing cities.

Hong Kong – Macau Ferry Pier

  1. Turbo Jet, every 5 to 30 min, 24 hours a day to/from Macau;
  2. Cotai Jet, every 15 to 30 min, 24 hours a day to/from Macau, Taipa.

Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

  1. Turbo Jet, every 30 min to Macau;
  2. Xunlong to Shekou, Shenzhen;
  3. Chu Kong Passenger Transport to Zhuhai and various other points in Guangdong Province.

Star Ferry - the classic way to get to Hong Kong Island from Kowloon.

  1. Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon – Central, Hong Kong Island, the busiest route by far, cheap price;
  2. Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon – Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island.
Hong Kong Ferry

Hong Kong Ferry


MTR (Mass Transit Railway) is a fast, clean, efficient, modern and cheap network of underground and suburban rail is fastest way to get around the territory. At present, there are seven underground lines (Kwun Tong Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Island Line, Airport Express, Tseung Kwan O Line, Disneyland Resort Line and Light Rail). The most important lines for many visitors are the busy Tsuen Wan Line which tunnels from Central to Kowloon and down Nathan Road towards Tsuen Wan in the New Territories.

Airport Express
The MTR’s high-speed Airport Express takes about 24 minutes to reach Hong Kong Island and is the fastest way to get between the city and the airport.

MTR in Hong Kong

MTR in Hong Kong

By Tram

The narrow double-decker city trams (in Cantonese called “ding ding”) trundling along the northern coast of Hong Kong Island are a Hong Kong icon. Trams are slower and bumpier than other any modern transport and they are not air-conditioned. But the route along the length of Hong Kong Island’s center covers many places visitors would want to see. Trams run 06:00-23:59.

Peak Tram
Opened in 1888, the peak tram is Hong Kong’s first mechanized mode of transport. The 1.7 km track up from Central to Victoria Peak is worth at least one trip. The journey takes only seven minutes and is a visual experience to remember, as skyscrapers glide past at what appear to be impossible angles while the tram makes its ascent. The peak trams run 07:00 to midnight daily.

Peak Tram

Peak Tram

By Taxi

Taxis in Hong Kong are plentiful, clean and efficient, so you can take one to your destination conveniently. There are three types of taxies in Hong Kong: red, green and blue. The Urban (red) taxis can travel anywhere within Hong Kong and also the most expensive. The meter starts at HK $22.00 for the first 2 kilometers, and a further HK $1.60 for every 200m thereafter. Lantan (blue) taxis operate only on Lantau Island (including the airport and Disneyland). It charges HK$26 for the first 2 kilometers and HK $1.3 for other every 200m. NT (green) taxis are confined to rural areas in New Territories, the airport, Hong Kong Disneyland. For this kind of taxi, HK $16.5 is charged for the first 2 kilometers, and HK $1.65 is charged for extra 200 meters.

Taxi in Hong Kong

Taxi in Hong Kong

Octopus Card

Octopus card is an extremely versatile stored-value electronic card that can be used for most public transport, as well as purchases in convenience stores, fast food shops, supermarkets, cake shops, vending machines and more. Tourists can buy an Octopus card in most of the shops where Octopus card can be used.

Recommended Hong Kong Tours

Top 3 Hong Kong tours chosen by most customers to explore Hong Kong in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.

Green Longji Rice Terrace (June ~ August)
6 Days In-depth Guilin Tour from Hong Kong

Hong Kong / Guilin / Longsheng / Yangshuo / Guilin

Victoria Peak Tram
2 Days Essence of Hong Kong Tour (Hong Kong Island + Lantau Island)

Hong Kong

Ruins of the Church of St Paul
2 Days Hong Kong & Macau Highlights Tour

Hong Kong / Macau / Hong Kong

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