Airport Express is the quickest and most efficient way to get to downtown Hong Kong. After you pass through the customs and enter the arrival hall of the airport, you can see the Airport Express station is straight ahead. The trains run every 10 minutes from 05:50 to 01:15 daily and take approximately 24 minutes from the airport to the downtown. For train schedule and fare details, please click here.
Buses offer a comfortable and inexpensive transport option to and from most parts of Hong Kong. For further details of the bus routes and schedules to and from the airport, please click here.
Taxis can take you to anywhere to and from the airport and are categorized by 3 colors: red, green and blue. Each color indicates their operating areas: red taxis serve throughout most of Hong Kong, except for Tung Chung Road on Lantau Island and the entire south side of Lantau Island; green taxis operate only in the New Territories and specific roads in Lantau; blue taxis only serve all destinations in Lantau and the airport.
The fare for the first 2 kilometres of red, green and blue taxis is: HK$22, HK18.5 and HK$17 respectively. Taxi passengers using the Lantau Link are required to pay an additional toll fare of HK$30, and additional fares are also charged for using toll tunnels. It takes about 45 minutes from the airport to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and costs approximately HK$235. For further details of the transport to/from the airport, please click here.
The legal tender in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD), which is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of about HKD7.8 to USD1 (exchange rates may fluctuate slightly). Banknotes are issued by 3 commercial banks: HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of China. For more information about Hong Kong’s banknotes and coins, please click here.
Another means of payments commonly accepted in Hong Kong is credit cards (e.g. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa). There are many automatic teller machines in Hong Kong, and they are reliable and safe. They offer a wide range of services. To draw money from a Hong Kong ATM with either a credit or a debit card, you must have your personal identification number (PIN). So please make sure you have your PIN before traveling to Hong Kong. Exchange stores charge a handling fee for exchanging money and cashing traveler's cheques.
You can exchange Hong Kong dollars at the airport, hotels, banks, and other exchange stores. However, banks may provide you with more competitive rates. You may wish to have local currency exchanged before you leave your city to avoid lines at the airport exchange booths.