Train Services in Hong Kong International Airport

train to city HK

The Hong Kong airport rail express line is called the MTR Corporation Airport Express. It operates trains from HKIA to downtown every 10 minutes during the day, and every 12 minutes at night. The journey the airport to Hong Kong Station takes 24 minutes, but most people stop off at Kowloon, which only takes 18 minutes.Have no fear you’ll end up on a tired metro – Kong Kong Airport Express trains are brand new, and travel at 130 kilometres per hour.

The Hong Kong Airport Express  ticket price isn’t exactly cheap. Single trips from the airport to Hong Kong cost HK$100, Kowloon HK$90, and Tsing Yi HK$60. However same-day return tickets are the same price as a single – a bargain if you are on a stopover at the airport for several hours.

Beware however that Kowloon station is in an inconvenient location west of the heart of Kowloon, in a great big shopping centre called Elements, and from where buses leave for most of Hong Kong. The only thing you can’t really do is walk out of the station – you are expected to take a cab to your destination. There are a couple of sets of doors at the extreme ends of the shopping centre (exit D2), or if you get desperate – as many people do – you can leave by walking out of the exit ramp of the car park onto the pavement outside.

Hong Kong Metro Clean, quiet, empty.

You can check-in for flights and receive a boarding pass at Hong Kong and Kowloon Stations at no extra cost: this can be a life saver if you are running close to the 90 minute check in deadline.

The Airport Express forms only a small part of the Hong Kong metro system: there are many other lines: most people change at Hong Kong itself which connects with Central station, and the trams on the island. The metro is clean and quiet, but beware of the strange ticketing system: without a Hong Kong credit card, you need change for the machines, for which you need to visit the ticket office, which oddly cannot sell you a ticket.

train in HKIA

TICKETS TYPE AND FARES

Below will should you the ticket type and it fares:

Single Journey Ticket

Single Journey Ticket
Description: 1 Single journey on the Airport Express to or from Airport and the station specified, valid on day of issue only.
Place of Purchase: – Any Airport Express Customer Service Centre or Ticket Issuing Machines.
– Online Purchase

Same Day Return Ticket

Same Day Return Ticket
Description: 1 Return journey on the Airport Express between Airport and station specified and valid on day of issue.
Place of Purchase: –Any Airport Express Customer Service Centre or Ticket Issuing Machines.

Round Trip Ticket

Round Trip Ticket
Description: Round Trip tickets are station-specific and can be used for 1 return journey on the Airport Express between Airport and the station specified. This ticket is valid for 30 days from date of issue.
Place of Purchase: – Any Airport Express Customer Service Centre or Ticket Issuing Machines.
– Online Purchase

Octopus

Octopus
Description: The Octopus is an easy-to-use, electronic stored value smart card which automatically deducts fares for most major local transportation modes from its stored value. Please click herefor more details.
Place of Purchase: –Any Airport Express or MTR Customer Service Centre.

Fares to / from the Airport (in HK$)

ADULT (AGED 12 OR ABOVE) – OCTOPUS
To/From Single Journey / Same Day Return Round Trip
Hong Kong $110 N/A
Kowloon $100 N/A
Tsing Yi $65 N/A
CHILD ( AGED 3-11) – OCTOPUS
To/From Single Journey / Same Day Return Round Trip
Hong Kong $55 N/A
Kowloon $50 N/A
Tsing Yi $32.5 N/A
ADULT (AGED 12 OR ABOVE) – SMART CARD
To/From Single Journey / Same Day Return Round Trip
Hong Kong $115 $205
Kowloon $105 $185
Tsing Yi $70 $120
CHILD ( AGED 3-11) – SMART CARD
To/From Single Journey / Same Day Return Round Trip
Hong Kong $57.5 N/A
Kowloon $52.5 N/A
Tsing Yi $35 N/A

Fares to/ from AsiaWorld-Expo (in HK$)

ADULT (AGED 12 OR ABOVE)

To/From Single Journey / Same Day Return
Octopus Smart Ticket
Hong Kong $110 $115
Kowloon $100 $105
Tsing Yi $65 $70
Airport* $5.5 $6

CHILD ( AGED 3-11)

To/From Single Journey / Same Day Return
Octopus Smart Ticket
Hong Kong $55 $57.5
Kowloon $50 $52.5
Tsing Yi $32.5 $35
Airport* $2.7 $3

* Same Day Return Fare is not applicable for journey between AsiaWorld-Expo Station and Airport Station.

Special Same Day Return Fares for Octopus Users (in HK$)

These fares are valid when you use the same Octopus to travel to and from AsiaWorld-Expo on the same day and stay in AsiaWorld-Expo for a minimum of 1 hour between exiting and re-entering the station ticket gate.

To/From Adult (aged 12 or above) Child (aged 3-11)
Hong Kong $80 $40
Kowloon $72 $36
Tsing Yi $47 $23.5
  • Passengers who fail to meet these requirements will be charged the Octopus Same Day Return fare .
  • The Octopus Single Journey fare will be deducted when you enter the system. Fare rebate will be automatically credited to your Octopus at the end of your return journey.
  • If your boarding and destination stations are different, your total fare will be calculated as the average of the fares for the two journeys.
  • Children under 3 travel free.
  • Those holding Elder Octopus, Personalised Octopus with “Student Status” or ” Persons with Disabiities Status” must pay the adult fare.