Getting from Hong Kong Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Hong Kong Airport to City Centre

There are 3 modes of transportation available from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to the city centre of Hong Kong: Taxi, Train and Bus. The most convenient method to get to the city centre is by hiring a Hong Kong airport taxi. The taxi ride will cost 40€ (370 HK$) and it will take approximately 30 minutes to reach your destination. The quickest method of public transportation is the train. Train tickets cost 12.50€ (115 HK$) and the journey lasts only 24 minutes. An alternative cheap option is the bus. Tickets for the bus cost 4.40€ (40 HK$). However, the bus trip to the city centre of Hong Kong takes over 1 hour and 15 minutes. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Hong Kong at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 1PASSENGER
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi 40 30min 24/7
Welcome Pickups 71 30min 24/7
Professional and polite English-speaking drivers, flight monitoring, meet & greet at the gate, no hidden fees, free cancellation
Train 12.50 24min 05:54 - 00:48
Bus 4.40 75min 24/7

How to get from Hong Kong airport to centre by taxi

The most convenient way to reach Hong Kong downtown area is by taking a Hong Kong airport taxi. Hong Kong has three types of taxis: Urban, New Territories and Lantau taxis. When you are travelling from the airport to the city centre of Hong Kong you must hire an urban taxi. Urban taxis are red-colored and have yellow taxi roof signs. Since the airport of Hong Kong is very busy you may have to wait in line in order to get a taxi. Without traffic, the ride to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes.

Taxi fare from Hong Kong airport to city centre

There is no flat fee for the transfer from Hong Kong airport to the city of Hong Kong. Therefore, your taxi ride will be calculated by a taximeter, depending on distance. Extra costs for additional luggage and tolls may be applied. However, the estimated cost of the journey amounts to 40€ (370 HK$).

*It is recommended to book your Hong Kong airport transfer in advance in order to save time and to ensure that there are no communication issues with the drivers.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM HKG - TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€40
€40
30 MIN
FROM HKG - TO CITY CENTRE
€40
€40
30 MIN
FROM HKG - TO DISNEYLAND
€15
€15
15 MIN
FROM HKG - TO TSIM SHA TSUI DISTRICT
€30
€30
35 MIN
FROM HKG - TO TSUEN WAN
€25
€25
25 MIN
FROM HKG - TO MACAU FERRY TERMINAL
€30
€30
30 MIN

Where do I get it from?

The taxi station of Hong Kong airport can be reached by the left-hand ramp outside the arrivals hall.

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Convenience

Taxis are much more convenient than other transit options since they can take you straight to your hotel. In addition, they run 24/7 and the fare is cheap if you split it among friends.

Editor’s Note

At the taxi station, you will see the approximate fares for the taxi transfers from the airport to the most popular destinations displayed on boards and leaflets.

Useful Tips

It is advisable to have the address of your destination written down in Chinese.
Never accept taxi services from random individuals.
It is better to pay your transfer with cash.
Taxis charge 0.50€ (5 HK$) for each piece of luggage.
Taxis in Hong Kong can fit up to 3 people with 3 pieces of luggage.

How to get from Hong Kong airport to centre by train

When it comes to travelling from Hong Kong airport to the city centre trains provide the fastest services. The Airport Express trains operate the route from the airport to the central station of Hong Kong up to 6 times per hour and the travel time is only 24 minutes.

Cost

12.50€

Trip Duration

24 Min.

Waiting time for the train is around 10 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money
The Airport Express trains run from 05:54 a.m to 00:48 a.m.

How much is the train from Hong Kong airport to city centre?

Regular one-way train tickets to the Central station cost 12.50€ (115 HK$).

Train tickets can be purchased either from the automated ticket machines or the Airport Express Customer Service Centres on the arrivals hall, using cash or cards.

Where do I get it from?

The Airport Express station is located in the terminal building and only 50 metres away from the arrivals hall.

Convenience

The train journey from Hong Kong airport to the city centre of Hong Kong is very quick and cheap. Moreover, the Airport Express trains offer free Wi-Fi, TV and power charging sockets.

Please note that once you arrive at the Central station you can use the free MTR shuttle bus that travels to 50 nearby hotels.

Editor’s Note

Keep in mind that passengers who are on a hurry can board the train without a ticket. However, you will have to pay the fare once you arrive at your destination.

Useful Tips

Children under 3 years of age travel for free.
It is advisable to check for group tickets discounts.
The Airport Express trains have plenty of luggage storage space.

How to get from Hong Kong airport to centre by bus

There are public buses that run from the airport to the city centre of Hong Kong. The most popular is the bus A11 which stops at Hong Kong's City Hall, Connaught Road Central. Those buses depart from the airport every 20 minutes and the average travel time over 1 hour and 15 minutes because they do multiple stops.

Cost

4.40€

Trip Duration

75 Min.

Waiting time for the bus is around 20 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money
The A11 buses run from 06:10 a.m to 00:30 a.m. The night buses N11 run from 00:50 a.m to 04:50 a.m.

How much is the bus from Hong Kong airport to city centre?

Regular bus tickets cost 4.40€ (40 HK$) and can be purchased either from the Airport Ground Transportation Centre or straight from the driver.

Where do I get it from?

The public buses depart from the Airport Ground Transportation Centre which is located just outside of the arrivals hall, on the right side.

Convenience

The double deck "Cityflyer" public buses offer free Wi-Fi and they are equipped with visual displays and audio recordings that provide important information about each stop in English and Chinese.

Editor’s Note

There is also a night bus, N11, that travels from the airport to the city centre every 30 minutes from 00:50 a.m to 04:50 a.m. Tickets for the N11 cost 3.40€ (31 HK$).

Useful Tips

Once you get off the bus, you will have access to major MTR metro lines.
Pay the exact amount to the driver because he will not give you change.
It is recommended to get an Octopus Card if you are planning to travel by buses or trains during your stay.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Hong kong. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€71
NIGHTTIME
€71

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Hong Kong airport to city centre?

The average price of a taxi ride from Hong Kong airport to the city centre of Hong Kong is 370 HK$ (40€). Without traffic, the journey will take approximately 30 minutes.

How much is a train ticket from Hong Kong airport to city centre?

One-way standard tickets for the Airport Express trains cost 115 HK$ (12.50€) and can be purchased either from the automated ticket machines or the Airport Express Customer Service Centres.

How far is it from Hong Kong airport to City Centre?

The city centre of Hong Kong is around 40 km away from the airport. You can get to central Hong Kong either by taxi, train or bus.

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