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Welcome to Hong Kong International Airport

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

Information & Facts

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.

Car 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.

Car Rental

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

City Transfers

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.


Tel: +852 2181 8888.

Departure Tax
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.

Terminal Transfers

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.

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