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.

Photo by Gregory Lane

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.


Airport ExpressFrom HK$86.00~25 minutesBook via Klook
BusFrom HK$14.50~60 minutesView bus information
TaxiFrom HK$260.00~20 minutesView taxi information
Private transferFrom HK$128.00~20 minutesBook via Klook

Fastest and easiest: Airport Express

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$88.00 (normally HK$105.00) and a return ticket between Kowloon Station and Airport Station is HK$157.00 (normally HK$185.00). The relevant prices from the Airport to Hong Kong Station are HK$96.00 (normally HK$115.00) for a single journey, and HK$172.00 (normally HK$205.00) for a return trip. Just download the QR code and swipe at the gate to enter and leave the station.

Photo by iStock.com/winhorse

Cheapo Tip: Another option is to get the Klook Pass Hong Kong for HK$350.00 which includes a return trip on the Airport Express (up to a value of HK$205.00) plus two choices from a selection of 15 popular Hong Kong attractions.

Cheapest: Bus

There are plenty of buses plying from the airport to destinations across the city. This includes buses that run overnight.

You can find specific details on this page.

Convenient but pricey: Taxi

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.

A red taxi | Photo by Gregory Lane

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 member will be stationed in front of the taxi stand 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.

Ideal for larger groups: Private transfer

Travel website Klook offers a wide variety of vehicles depending on your group size. These options include free waiting time, room for luggage, and free cancellation up to 24 hours before the pickup time. Simply select your vehicle, fill in your pickup and flight information, and make the payment. You’ll receive information on your vehicle and driver after your booking is confirmed.

How do I get to x neighbourhood?

For directions on how to get from the airport to specific areas in the territory, make sure to check out our handy guides:

This article was first published in September 2019. Last updated in October 2023.

Written by:
Filed under: Getting Around