Welcome. You’ve just landed at the Hong Kong International Airport, one of the best airports in the world. But no matter how wonderful an airport is, your trip really begins only as you arrive at the city centre.

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As one of the busiest airports in the world, Hong Kong International Airport on Chek Lap Kok Island is only a stone’s throw away from its nearest urban centre, Tung Chung on Lantau Island. For those going from Hong Kong Airport to city centres on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, we’ve got the best ways to travel without breaking the bank.

Taking the Airport Express

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Taking the Airport Express to Hong Kong Station, Kowloon Station or Tsing Yi Station is usually the easiest way to get to the urban centres. From those hubs, you can take a shuttle bus or a transfer to your final destination.

You can get discounts on Airport Express tickets when you book through Klook. A single-journey ticket to Kowloon Station is HK$80.00 (normally HK$105.00) and a return ticket between Kowloon Station and Airport Station is HK$135.00 (normally HK$185.00). Just download the QR code and swipe at the gate to enter and leave the station.

Taking a taxi from Hong Kong Airport to city centre

Hong Kong taxi
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If you’re taking a taxi from the airport, you should know that there are three types of taxis in Hong Kong. The red taxis (the most common type) can take you to any place in Hong Kong.

However, if you’re going to the New Territories and the Outlying Islands, the green taxis and the blue taxis, respectively, will be the cheaper options.

An airport staff will station in front of the taxi terminal asking passengers where they are headed. You can get an estimated cost (as well as a hotline number for any issues) from them before getting in a taxi.

Read more about taxis and other ways of getting around in our Hong Kong public transport mega guide.

Regardless of where you’re headed, Luggagent can transfer your luggage from the airport to your accommodation, and vice versa.