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.

Fastest: Airport Express + MTR

  • Route: Airport Station > Tsing Yi Station > Sham Shui Po Station
  • Time: ~30 minutes
  • Cost: HK$56.90

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$6.90 or HK$7.50 if you use an Octopus travel card.

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

Easiest: Airport Bus

  • Route: Airport > Sham Shui Po
  • Time: ~50 minutes
  • Cost: HK$33.00

From the arrival hall, look for the sign towards the bus terminal. A20 runs a direct route from Hong Kong Airport to Sham Shui Po and Cheung Sha Wan.Use the bus operator NWST Bus website or app to see all the stops and check its timetable.

Cheapest: Airport Bus + MTR

  • Route: Airport > Tung Chung > Sham Shui Po
  • Time: ~70 minutes
  • Cost: 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.

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