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Sunday, December 15, 2013

onboard Hong Kong International's AIRPORT EXPRESS

I realized that I wasn't able to extensively blog about our Macau-Hong Kong trip in 2011 compared to what I did in Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand so I am attempting to post a couple more helpful tips despite most of my photos wiped out when my computer crashed last year. Yeah, my existing posts are nothing but those shitty pang-inggit posts na di naman nakakainggit so I hope this one could be more useful :p

During our short 3D/2N stay in Hong Kong in 2011, we stayed with our Filipina godmother working as domestic helper in Hong Kong as her employer provides a separate house for her. The thing is, he works and lives in Chung Chau which is an outlying western island 45 minutes away via ferry from Central Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong Island.

Read: street food at CHEUNG CHAU Island

Our stay in Chung Chau made our Hong Kong vacation more memorable as it felt like being one of the locals and going back each night felt like going back to our own house. It was surreal.

The main concern at that time though was our flight back to Manila. Oour entry yo Hong Kong was via ferry from Macau so we weren't really familiar with the transportation to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Although quite pricey, we didn't wanna risk missing our morning flight so we opted for the fast, comfortable and efficient AIRPORT EXPRESS.

AIRPORT EXPRESS_Hong Kong International_Airport
the Airport Express of Hong Kong International Airport

The Airport Express takes passengers to Central in just 24 minutes. Quick and comfortable, trains depart at about 10-minute intervals from 05:54 to 23:28 and approximately 12-minute intervals from 23:28 to 00:48 daily.

Passengers taking the Airport Express can enjoy the free In-town Check-in service in Hong Kong and Kowloon Stations to check in between 90 minutes and one full day ahead of their scheduled flight departure time.

Passengers wishing to visit the Disneyland Resort can change to the Tung Chung Line at Tsing Yi Station, and alight at Sunny Bay Station for the Disneyland Resort Line.

Free shuttle bus service is available, taking passengers from Kowloon or Hong Kong stations to most major hotels and transport interchanges. Passengers can also enjoy free porter service at all Airport Express stations.

Airport Express charging Scheme (HK$)

From Airport toAdult /Child /Round Trip
Hong Kong Station 100 /50 /180
Kowloon Station 90/ 45/160
Tsing Yi Station 60 /30 /110
AsiaWorld-Expo Station 5 /2.5

Adult includes those aged 65 or above **
Child (aged 3 to 11) **


Airport Express Single Journey Ticket - Hong Kong Station
Listed Price: HK$100.0
Online Price: HK$95.0

1 single journey on the Airport Express to or from Airport and the station specified

Airport Express Single Journey Ticket - Kowloon Station
Listed Price: HK$90.0
Online Price: HK$86.0

1 single journey on the Airport Express to or from Airport and the station specified

Airport Express Round Trip Ticket - Hong Kong Station
Listed Price: HK$180.0
Online Price: HK$171.0

Tickets are station-specific and can be used for 1 return journey on the Airport Express between Airport and the station specified.
Earn 75 Asia Miles for online ticket purchase

Airport Express Round Trip Ticket - Kowloon Station
Listed Price: HK$160.0
Online Price: HK$152.0

Tickets are station-specific and can be used for 1 return journey on the Airport Express between Airport and the station specified.

look for this building in Airport Express' Hong Kong Island
station is underground this :)

The Airport Express runs every 10 minutes from 05:50 to 01:15 daily. Journeys between the Airport and downtown Hong Kong take approximately 24 minutes, while travel times to and from AsiaWorld-Expo are about 28 minutes.

From AsiaWorld-Expo
To First train Last train
Airport and City 06:00 00:45

From Airport
To First train /Last train
City 05:54 /00:48
AsiaWorld-Expo 06:15 01:13

From City to Airport
First train /Last train
Hong Kong 05:50/ 00:48
Kowloon 05:53/ 00:52
Tsing Yi 06:00/ 00:59

1. The one-way ticket, the round-trip ticket and the Airport Express Travel Pass can also be booked on line. The official website is: http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/airport_express/tf_index.html
2. Free ride for children under three.
3. Passengers holding Personalized Octopus Card with 'Student Status' must pay the adult fare.
4. If using the Octopus Card to take the Airport Express, you can enjoy free subway connection of MTR (Mass Transit Railway Corporation) Island Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Kwun Tong Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, Tung Chung Line and Disneyland Resort Lines to/from the downtown Hong Kong. But the precondition is that your Octopus Card still has usable value and you have to transfer from/to the Airport Express to/from the metro within one hour.

Hong Kong International Airport
Airport Enquiry Hotline +852 2181 8888
Car Parks +852 2183 4360
Airport Express +852 2881 8888

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