Information & Facts
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.
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.
Public transport in Hong Kong is excellent so car rental is not
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.
HK$120 (over 12 years of age).
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 official languages in Hong Kong are English and
Cantonese. The other main language is Mandarin.
The unit of currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD); HK$1 is
divided into 100 cents. Major banks are open from 9am to 4:30pm
Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12:30pm on Saturday. Banks and
moneychangers charge commission as do hotels that provide exchange
services. All major credit cards are accepted and ATMs are widely
distributed. Some HSBC 'Electronic Money' machines provide 24-hour
cash withdrawal facilities for Visa and MasterCard holders.
There are people movers to transport passengers from Terminals 1
and 2 to the high-speed ferry service that connects them.
Local time is GMT +8.