Travel Information

Getting to Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport is some way from the downtown areas, 34km west of Central, on the north coast of Lantau Island, but it's connected to the urban areas by excellent rail and road links. Click here to see the map of Hong Kong International Airport.

Ground Transportation from Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport offers passengers a variety of transportation options:

From Airport to Conference Venue (Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers)

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers provides shuttle bus service from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to the hotel. It costs HK $130 (US $17) and about 1 hour to get there. To arrange your ride, please call the hotel or see their Airport Transportation Desk, which is open until 1:00 AM daily. For more information please refer to Deluxe Hotel Coach.

There are other options from Hong Kong International Airport to the conference venue.

  1. By Airbus A21 (most economical option)
    1. Take the Airport Bus A21 from the airport ground transportation centre outside of the Arrival Hall.
    2. Alight at Stop #14 (30 Nathan Road before Middle Road) and then walk to the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers. It costs HK $33 (US $4.50) and takes about 1 hour.
    3. The bus comes every 10-12 minutes during regular office hours.
  2. By Taxi (best option for early or late arrival)
    1. Take a red taxi at the Taxi Station, which can be reached by the left-hand ramp outside the Arrivals Hall.
    2. It costs approximately HK $225 (US $29) and takes about 35 minutes.
    3. We recommend using the taxi if you come in early or late in the day.
  3. By Airport Express and Free Hotel Shuttle
    1. Take the Airport Express from the Airport Station and get off at the Kowloon Station. It costs HK $90 (US $12) and takes about 25 minutes.
    2. Take the free hotel shuttle from the Kowloon Station to the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers. Depending on the bus schedule, it may take 30 minutes.
  4. By Airport Express and Taxi
    1. Take the Airport Express from the Airport Station and get off at the Kowloon Station. It costs HK $90 (US $12) and takes about 25 minutes.
    2. Then take a red taxi to the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers. It costs about HK $40 (US $5) and takes about 10 minutes.

Transportation in Hong Kong

  • Taxis - Fares are comparatively low. The basic flag fall rate is HK$18 for the first 2 kilometres in Kowloon and on Hong Kong Island, and the meter adds on HK$1.50 every 200 metres.
  • Buses - Double-deckers and coaches have their final destinations marked in English and Chinese on the front top panel. Fares are low (ranging from HK$1.20 to HK$45).
  • Ferries - The “Star” Ferry, Hong Kong's most scenic (and inexpensive) mode of travel across Victoria Harbour, celebrated 100 years of service in 1998. Other ferry services are available to the New Territories, outlying islands as well as mainland China and Macau.
  • Minibuses- Minibuses are small passenger vans, carry 16 passengers, that differ by their colour. Minibuses can be stopped almost anywhere on the street (not on double yellow lines), though these often have the destination written in Chinese only. Fares for both are bit higher than buses, usually in the HK$1.50 to HK$20 range.
  • Trains - The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is fast, clean, efficient and inexpensive (route map and fares).
  • Peak Tram - A quick way to Hong Kong's highest point. This cable railway has been operating since 1888, and climbs 373 metres to Victoria Peak in eight minutes. Single journey costs HK$22 while return journey costs HK$33.
  • Hongkong Tramways - Running along the harbour side of Hong Kong Island, double-decker trams rock, rattle and roll along the same tracks they've travelled over since 1904, offering one of the best views in town. Flat fare only at HK$2.
  • Car Hire - Avis, Dah Chong Hong and Toyota Rent-A-Car are available in Hong Kong.
travel.txt · Last modified: 2011/02/02 11:37 by admin

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