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Hong Kong Transportation

Hong Kong is the important gateway to China and much of East and Southeast Asia. Amazingly well connected, Hong Kong's international sea, air, road and rail links make getting there and away easy and largely stress free. Equally, its excellent infrastructure makes it a breeze to get around within the city, whether by bus, taxi, ferry, tram or train.

Getting Hong Kong by air

Hong Kong International Airport known as Chek Lap Kok, is a highly modern institution set on reclaimed land off Lantau Island. It is the fourth busiest international passenger airport in the world, the airport has some 750 aircraft movement every day and it operates 90 airlines to around 150 destinations round the world, including some 40 cities in the mainland of China. No matter where you travel from, overseas or cities in Mainland China, you can reach Hong Kong by air.

Hong Kong Airport

Hong Kong Airport

To/from Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is served by a highly efficient and comprehensive transport network, making it easy to get to and from including by Airport Express which links the airport with the business district in Central District, by buses which links the airport with most area in Hong Kong, by taxi, and limousines which take passengers to their destination directly, by high-speed ferries link Tung Chung New Development ferry pier with Tuen Mun in the New Territories.

The Airport Express line of the Mass Transit Rail (MTR) is the fastest, but the most expensive way to get to and from Hong Kong International Airport. It has trains departing from Hong Kong station in Central every 10-12 minutes from 5:50am to 12:48am, calling at Kowloon and Tsing Yi station before arriving at Airport station. The last train leaves the airport for all three stations at 12.48am. Running at speeds of up to 135km/h, trains make the journey from Central/Kowloon/Tsing Yi in only 23/20/12 minutes.

The Tung Chung New Development ferry pier is opposite the airport and it is accessible from the terminal on bus S56. Ferries depart from Tuen Mun between 7am and 7pm; the first ferry from Tung Chung pier leaves at 7.30am and the last at 7.30pm and the journey takes 30 minutes.

HKIA is also well-connected with the Pearl River Delta by sea transports. A fast ferry service called the Skypier links Hong Kong airport with five Pearl River Delta destinations: Shekou near Shenzhen, Shenzhen Fuyong, Humen in Dongguan, Zhongshan and Macau.

Getting Hong Kong by Land

Transport to/from China - bus

Passengers can reach virtually any major destination in neighboring Guangdong province by bus from Hong Kong. Buses are run by a multitude of transport companies depart from locations around territory. Schedules vary enormously according to carrier and place, but buses leave throughout the day and departures are frequent.

Transport to/from China - train

If passengers start from Beijing, Shanghai or some cities of Guangdong Province to Hong Kong, through train services are available. Tickets can be bought at Hung Hom or any Kowloon-Canton East Rail station, or through travel agents. As the intercity passenger services are cheaper than air services, it is the choice of lots of intercity passengers.

Get Around in Hong Kong


The MTR (Mass-transit Railway) is an underground and over ground railway. You can get to many places in Hong Kong on the MTR. Click here for an MTR map.

Hong Kong MTR

Hong Kong MTR


Buses mostly double decker run all over Hong Kong. First Bus, Citybus and KMB are three different bus companies.

Hong Kong Public Bus

Hong Kong Public Bus


The tram runs on Hong Kong Island from the west to the east.

The tram is cheapest way to get around.

Star Ferry

The star ferry runs between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. It is the oldest ferry in Hong Kong still being used today.

Star Ferry

Star Ferry

Outlaying Island Ferry

If you want to visit Cheung Chau, Lamma, Peng Chau or Lantau you need to take a ferry.

Macau Ferries

 Macau Ferry

Macau Ferry

If you want to visit Macau you can take a fast ferry which only takes one hour.

Hong Kong's well-equipped transportation network provides a variety of accessible transport for passengers from point of arrival to their eventual in-town destination.

Recommended China Tours with Hong Kong

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