A grassroots melting pot for culture, a paradise for craft lovers and the best place to find affordable gadgets and electronics in Hong Kong—Sham Shui Po offers a taste of Hong Kong that’s playful and plentiful.

Here are the best ways to travel from Hong Kong International Airport to Sham Shui Po without breaking the bank.

Overview

ModePriceTimeLinks
Airport Express + MTRHK$57.20~30 minutesBook via Klook
Airport Bus + MTRHK$18.30~60 minutesN/A
TaxiHK$245.00~30 minutesN/A
Private transferFrom HK$336.00~30 minutesBook via Klook

Fastest and easiest: Airport Express + MTR

Airport Station > Tsing Yi Station > Sham Shui Po Station
~30 minutes
HK$57.20

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Take the Airport Express (teal line) all the way to Tsing Yi Station (14 minutes).
Switch to Tung Chung Line (orange line) towards Hong Kong and get off at Lai King Station. Change platforms at Lai King Station to Tsuen Wan Line (red line) and take the train to Sham Shui Po Station (towards Central).

You can book discounted Airport Express tickets through Klook. A single journey ticket to Tsing Yi Station on Klook is HK$50.00 (original price HK$70.00) and a return ticket between Tsing Yi Station and Airport Station is HK$88.00 (original price HK$140.00). Just download the QR code and swipe at the gate to enter and leave the station.

The ticket from Tsing Yi Station to Sham Shui Po Station is HK$7.50 or HK$7.20 if you use your Octopus.

Hong Kong Airport to Sham Shui Po
Sham Shui Po is a crafter’s paradise. | Photo by Christy Choi

Cheapest: Airport Bus + MTR

Airport > Tung Chung > Sham Shui Po
~60 minutes
HK$18.30

You can take one of the S buses that runs between the airport and Tung Chung Station, the nearest MTR station to the airport excluding the stations on the Airport Express Line.

S1 is the most frequent bus (HK$3.50). After getting off at Tung Chung Station, you can take the Tung Chung Line (orange line) towards Hong Kong. You have to switch again at Lai King Station to Tsuen Wan Line (red line) towards Central. At last, you will arrive at Sham Shui Po Station.

The fare of the journey is HK$16.00 but is slightly cheaper (HK$14.80) if you use an Octopus Card.

Convenient but pricey: Taxi

Airport > your destination
~30 minutes
From HK$245.00

Bleary-eyed after a long-haul flight? Skip figuring out how to navigate public transport and opt for a taxi. Kowloon is actually not too far from the airport, so a direct taxi to the Sham Shui Po area will set you back less than HK$300.00.

The Taxi Station is located near the left-hand ramp outside the Arrivals Hall. You’ll want to take an urban taxi, colour-coded red.

Ideal for larger groups: Private transfer

Airport > your destination
~30 minutes
From HK$336.00

Travel website Klook offers convenient private transfers. These are especially helpful if you’re travelling in a larger group.

If your heart shrinks at the idea of carrying your bags all that way, Klook & Luggagent can transfer your luggage from the airport to your accommodation, and vice versa.

Trying to get from the airport to somewhere else in Hong Kong? Check one of our guides below.

This article was first published in July 2020. Last updated in October 2023.

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