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Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

Overview

Located in Chep Lap Kok outside of Hong Kong City, Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world's busiest airports. Serving more than 50 million passengers each year, the facility is one of the main travel hubs in mainland China.

Hong Kong International Airport is served by roughly 90 airlines to more than 150 cities worldwide, including Paris, Moscow, Auckland, London, Mauritius, Delhi, Riyadh, Johannesburg, Sydney, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tokyo and Bangkok, as well as a number of domestic destinations within China.

One of the biggest terminal facilities in the world, Hong Kong International Airport has also been voted among the best airports worldwide by Skytrax. The facility is clean and efficient, with few of the organization problems that plague smaller Chinese airports. There are also a host of entertainment options ranged from designer shops and restaurants to art galleries and even a golf course.

Location

The airport is situated 21 miles (34km) northwest of Hong Kong Island and 14 miles (23km) from Kowloon.

Getting to the city

The Airport Express Line is a dedicated airport railway providing a fast and reliable service to and from the airport and downtown Hong Kong (HK$100 one way). Trains depart daily, every 12 minutes, between 6am and 1am, and take around 25 minutes into Central. Free scheduled shuttle buses leave Hong Kong and Kowloon stations everyday, taking Airport Express passengers to and from major hotels plus key transport interchanges. There are nine Airbus routes that can take you to and from the airport. Fares range between HK$14 and HK$24. When you exit the arrivals hall, turn right for Airbuses and ordinary city buses. Luxury coaches at the airport also serve many destinations within Hong Kong; approach the Coach Station in Terminal 2 or Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1. Taxis are readily available from the taxi pick-up area in front of the arrivals hall; limousines are also available.

Time

GMT +8.

Contacts

Tel: +852 2181 8888.

Car rental

Public transport in Hong Kong is excellent so car rental is not advised.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are readily available from the taxi pick-up area in front of the arrivals hall at Hong Kong International Airport and all have different colours, depending on their destination. Red taxis drive to almost every destination in Hong Kong besides Lantau Island, green taxis service the New Territories excluding those serviced by the red taxis, and blue taxis drive to places on Lantau Island. A taxi to the centre of Hong Kong costs about HK$350 to HK$400. Journeys involving passage over Lantau Bridge will incur a toll fare of HK$30, payable by the passenger. Note that taxis do not have access to Discovery Bay.

Transfer between terminals

There are people movers to transport passengers from Terminals 1 and 2 to the high-speed ferry service that connects them.

Facilities

Airport facilities include banks, ATMs, currency exchange offices, a post office, beauty salon, a children's play area, showers, restaurants, shops (including duty-free), disabled facilities, internet cafes, cinemas, a golf course, conference and business services and tourist information desks.

Parking

Hong Kong International airport offers 2,500 public parking spaces. The airport has both undercover and open-air car parks. Complimentary parking is given for parking spaces that are occupied for under a time frame of 30-minutes at car parks 1 and 4. Long-term parking is currently located at car park 2. Payment can be made with cash, Octopus cards or VISA cards. Hourly rates range HKD 16-20, and daily rates are HKD 112-140. Monthly rates are also available.

Departure Tax

HK$120 (over 12 years of age).

Website

www.hongkongairport.com

Airlines

Flights to Hong Kong International Airport are available from Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Delta, Dragonair, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Finnair, Hong Kong Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss Internationa, Thai Airways, Turkich Airlines, United and Virgin Atlantic.

Internet

There are wifi hotspots in both terminals.

Business Lounges

There are plenty of business and conference facilities available in the Hong Kong Trade Centre.


Hong Kong International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.