The Hong Kong Airport Express

From the Airport to the City in 24 Minutes
NEW: QR Code Mobile Pass Direct Gate Access

The Hong Kong Airport Express is the direct rail link from Hong Kong International Airport into the city and one of the most convenient ways to transfer to the several areas in Hong Kong.

The trains depart every 12 minutes and at 130 km/hr will make the 30 km ride to Central, the last stop in the line, in 24 minutes.

Hong Kong Airport Express at Chek Lap Kok Airport

Using the Hong Kong Express is now easier with the new QR Code Mobile Pass which you can buy online and which enables you to go from the plane straight to the access gates without the need of redeeming tickets or vouchers as before.

The Hong Kong Express is part of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system in Hong Kong. The Airport Express line runs parallel to the MTR Lantau Line but is the only line that makes it all the way to the Airport Terminal.

There are five stations in the Airport Express line, the Teal colored line in the MTR maps: the Airport Station, the Asia-World Expo Station where the line ends, and three Stations which most travellers are likely to use to get into the city: Tsing Yi, Kowloon and Hong Kong in Central.

Hong Kong Airport Express Stations

Once you arrive at your Station, there are free shuttle buses with stops at the major hotels, as well as MTR stations, ferry and rail terminals.

Riding the Hong Kong Airport Express from the city to the Airport is also convenient.

There is a free check-in service at the in-town stations offered for passengers.

This is extremely convenient when you have a late flight, it allows you to check your luggage in the city and you can spend the day without having to carry your bags around.

Riding the Hong Kong Airport Express

At Which Hong Kong Express Station Should I Get Off?

Hong Kong Airport Express Stations

Hong Kong Airport Express Station - Airport Terminal: at the Arrivals Hall just follow the "Trains to City" huge signs, you can't miss it!

Unlike the Airport Buses which run different lines with several stops each, there is only one Airport Express line, which makes it really easy, you only need to decide in which of the other four stations to get off:

Hong Kong Airport Express Station - The Asia World Station serves the Asia World Expo site, one of Hong Kong's Convention and Exhibition Centers, a venue for Trade Fairs, Concerts, and all kinds of events.

Most visitors will be taking the line running in the opposite direction towards the city and get off at one of the following:

Hong Kong Airport Express Station - Tsing Yi: this station is convenient if you are staying in the New Territories. Connects to the vast MTR network via the Tung Chung (Lantau) line plus is a major hub for buses.

Hong Kong Airport Express Station - Kowloon: for destinations in the lower Kowloon Peninsula i.e. Tsim Sha Tsui, TST East, West Kowloon, Yaumatei, Mongkok, New Kowloon.

Hong Kong Airport Express Station - Central: for all Hong Kong Island locations i.e. Central, Sheung Wan, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, North Point Island South locations.

> Hong Kong Airport Express Trains to City
Signs for Trains to the City are clearly marked: "TsingYi, Kowloon, Hong Kong"

From the Central and Kowloon stations, there are free shuttle buses that take you to the hotels around their respective areas as well as selected MTR and rail stations. See below for which free shuttle bus to take.

Buying your Ticket for the Hong Kong Airport Express

Airport Express Ticket Fares

Ticket prices are as follows:

Hong Kong Airport Express Ticket Prices HK$

Round Trip Single Single Octopus
Adult Adult Child
(3-11)
Adult Child
(3-11)
Tsing Yi12070356532.50
Kowloon18510552.5010050
Hong Kong20511557.5011055

  • There are no concessions (discounts) for seniors over 65. The Adult fare applies.

  • Children under 3 travel free.

  • There is no round-trip discount for Adults paying with the Octopus Card, as the transaction will be counted as two single journeys when you take the trip.

  • Check the Airport Express Website for latest info and fares to AsiaWorld-Expo.

There are many ways to pay for your fare in order to ride the Hong Kong Airport Express, you can:

Buying Airport Express Tickets At The Airport

If buying the tickets at the airport, you can buy them at the Customer Center at the Arrivals area. You can also buy Octopus Cards here.

Hong Kong Airport Express Service Counter
Ticket Counters at Chek Lap Kok Airport, you can also buy Octopus cards here

Or buy your tickets from the vending machines throughout the airport. You can use your credit card to pay for Airport Express Tickets but not for Octopus Cards. Octopus Cards and top up balances are cash only.

Hong Kong Airport Express Ticket Vending Machines
Tickets can be purchased at the many vending machines in the Arrivals Hall

Buy tickets online through the MTR Website

Hong Kong Airport Express Ticket

You can buy Airport Express Tickets for single and roundtrip journeys through the MTR Website

When you purchase online you print a voucher to be redeemed at the Service Counter at the airport.

There is now also an option to receive a mobile QR Code which saves you the need of stopping at the counter to redeem the tickets.

Hong Kong Travel Passes Including Airport Express Journey

This is an excellent and convenient option that gives you access to the Airport Express, the MTR and the Ngong Ping Cable Car (optional). Passes can be bought online in advance and redeemed at the airport as you arrive, saving you precious time in individual ticket lines, money changing, etc.

  • 1-Day unlimited MTR plus round trip Airport Express transfers Adult and Children US$36.30
  • 1-Day unlimited MTR, round trip Airport Express transfers, round trip Ngong Ping Cable Car (standard cabin) Adults US$56 Children (3-11) US$42
  • 3-Day unlimited MTR, round trip Airport Express transfers, round trip Ngong Ping Cable Car (standard cabin) Adults US$71 Children (3-11) US$59

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Discount Tickets for the Airport Express and
the NEW QR-Code Enabled Mobile Pass

You can save big by buying your Airport Express tickets at Klook.com, Asia's largest in-destination service booking platform.

You can book now and get your eticket instantly, there is no need to redeem the ticket at the counter, simply present Klook's QR-code enabled Mobile Pass and access the gates directly.

Tickets are open-dated, you can use within 90 days of purchase

Prices and savings are as follows:

Kowloon Single HK 105 HK 66 US$9
Kowloon Return HK 185 HK 117 US$15
Hong Kong Single HK 115 HK 72 US$10
Hong Kong Return HK 205 HK 129 US$17

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Boarding the Airport Express

There is no gate or turnstile to check for tickets, in fact, you don't need a ticket to get on the trains but you will need one to get out of the Station once you arrive.

Once on board, relax and enjoy the (short) ride. There is free WiFi and free charging stations for phones and laptops in cars 1 and 7.

Hong Kong Airport Express Train Station
No ticket needed to get on, just hop on a train, tickets are
collected as you exit the train at the arriving station

The Kowloon and Hong Kong Stations have free shuttles in 7 different routes, with stops at major hotels, main MTR stations, ferry and rail terminals to get you closer to your end destination.

Which Free Airport Express Shuttle should I take?

Hong Kong Airport Express Free Shuttle to Hotels
Free Airport Express Shuttles bring you from the Station to your Hotel

The following hotels are served by the Hong Kong Airport Express Free Shuttles, if your hotel does not appear on the list, look for the closest one, stops are not far from each other so it will not be far to walk.

Shuttles from Hong Kong Station

Airport Express Shuttle H1

Runs every 20 minutes and stops at:

  • Island Shangri-La
  • Conrad Hong Kong
  • Pacific Place
  • JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
  • Empire Hotel Hong Kong · Wan Chai
  • The Wharney Guang Dong Hotel Hong Kong
  • Novotel Century Hong Kong
  • Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Airport Express Shuttle H2

Runs every 20 minutes and stops at:

  • Empire Hotel Hong Kong · Causeway Bay
  • Harbour Grand Hong Kong
  • Newton Hotel Hong Kong
  • City Garden Hotel
  • Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay Hong Kong
  • Regal Hongkong Hotel
  • Rosedale on the Park
  • The Park Lane Hong Kong
  • The Excelsior, Hong Kong
  • Gloucester Luk Kwok Hong Kong

Shuttles from Kowloon Station

Airport Express Shuttle K1

Runs every 12 minutes and stops at:

  • Jordan Station (Austin Road)
  • Hung Hom Station
  • Harbour Plaza Metropolis
  • Whampoa Garden (Tak On Street)
  • Harbour Grand Kowloon
  • Eaton Hotel Hong Kong
  • Austin Station

Airport Express Shuttle K2

Runs every 12 minutes and stops at:

  • Prince
  • Gateway
  • Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
  • The Kowloon Hotel / The Peninsula Hong Kong
  • Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers / East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
  • The Langham Hong Kong
  • The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers / China Ferry Terminal

Airport Express Shuttle K3

Runs every 12 minutes and stops at:

  • Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong
  • Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Regal Kowloon Hotel
  • Hotel Nikko Hongkong
  • InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
  • Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

Airport Express Shuttle K4

Runs every 12 minutes and stops at:

  • Park Hotel
  • The Mira Hong Kong
  • The Luxe Manor
  • Empire Hotel Kowloon · Tsim Sha Tsui
  • B P International

Airport Express Shuttle K5

Runs every 20 minutes and stops at:

  • The Cityview
  • Metropark Hotel Kowloon
  • Royal Plaza Hotel

Free In-Town Check-in Service

Another convenient feature of the Hong Kong Airport Express, is that on the day of your return, you can check-in for your flight in the city, at either the Kowloon or Hong Kong stations.

That means, you check-in your bags in town, rather than at the airport, you also collect your boarding pass here.

Hong Kong Airport Express Kowloon Station
Check In counters at the Kowloon Station of the Airport Express

This is extremely convenient when you have a late flight. It gives you the whole day to explore without carrying stuff around, and then when you're ready, simply ride the train to the Airport and board your plane. Your suitcases will be at the other end when you arrive home!

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