Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)


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.


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 downtown Hong Kong. Trains depart every 12 minutes or less around the clock, and the journey takes around 25 minutes. Scheduled hotel shuttle buses leave the airport regularly taking passengers to major hotels plus key transport interchanges, and there are a number of public bus (Airbus) routes from the airport.


GMT +8.


Tel: +852 2181 8888.

Car rental

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

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the taxi pick-up area in front of the arrivals hall. Red taxis drive to central Hong Kong, green taxis service the New Territories, and blue taxis drive to Lantau Island. A taxi to the centre of Hong Kong costs about HK$300 to HK$350.

Transfer between terminals

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


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.


The airport has both undercover and open-air car parks. Long-term parking is located at Car Park 2. Hourly rates range between HK$18 and HK$22, and daily rates are between HK$144 and HK$176.

Departure Tax

HK$120 (over 12 years of age).




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.


There are free 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.