Cheapest Bus to HK Airport, Citybus “E” Buses

The cheapest bus to HK Airport are the “E” buses. You may know that Citybus runs Airport Flyer (“A” Routes) bus services to and from Hong Kong International Airport HKIA. These are certainly convenient, quick, and affordable for many, around $40-45 HKD from the HK Island Side, but there are even cheaper options.

Citybus also runs what they call Citybus North Lantau External Routes (“E” Routes), details below. These are also bus routes that run to/from the airport and the city, but at about half the cost of the “A” routes. They’re really cheap and won’t take too much longer than the A buses. For example, the E11 runs basically the same route as the A11 and costs only $21 vs $40 on the A11. The E11 runs primarily on Hennessy Road from Tin Hau, through Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, and Central vs the A11 which runs primarily on Gloucester road. This may even make it more convenient for you, and save you from luggage your baggage three extra blocks to Gloucester Road.

The “E” buses themselves are a similar to the “A” buses with luggage racks, and more comfortable padded seating that reclines.

hk e bus

The “E” buses do make a few more stops before getting to the passenger terminals though. The “E” buses loop around Tung Chung and the airport facility to drop off employees and flight attendants, so it’ll probably add about 10 – 15 minutes more travel time to the airport, but if you’re not in a rush, and/or on a tight budget this is a good option.

As a side note, if you’re going to Asia World Expo, these buses will terminate there too so easy and cheap way to get to the expo center without taking the pricey Airport Express.

In the past I wrote about how to take the MTR to Tung Chung and change to the S1 bus, but this way is actually cheaper.

Route details below, if you want a visual map of all of the stops by route, check out this link.

Route No.Route DetailsService Area
E11Tin Hau Station — AsiaWorld-ExpoAsiaWorld-Expo, Airport Passenger Terminal, Cathay City, Catering Area, Cargo Area, Tung Chung (Citygate / Fu Tung), Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Kowloon Station, Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay
E11STung Chung (Yat Tung) -> Tin Hau StationTung Chung (Yat Tung), Tung Chung (North), Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Kowloon Station, Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay
E21Tai Kok Tsui (Island Harbourview) — AsiaWorld-ExpoAsiaWorld-Expo, Airport Passenger Terminal, Cathay City, Catering Area, Cargo Area, Tung Chung (Citygate / Fu Tung), Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Tsing Yi (Cheung Hang / Ching Wah Court), Mei Foo, Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po, Prince Edward, Mong Kok, Tai Kok Tsui
E21AHo Man Tin (Oi Man Estate) — Tung Chung (Yat Tung)Tung Chung (Yat Tung), Tung Chung (Citygate / Fu Tung), Tung Chung (North), Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po, Prince Edward, Mong Kok, Ho Man Tin (Oi Man / Ho Man Tin Estate)
E21XTung Chung (Yat Tung) -> Hung Hom StationTung Chung (Yat Tung), Tung Chung (Citygate / Fu Tung), Tung Chung (North), Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Tsim Sha Tsui / Hung Hom Station
E22Lam Tin (North) — AsiaWorld-ExpoAsiaWorld-Expo, Airport Passenger Terminal, Cathay City, Catering Area, Cargo Area, Tung Chung (Citygate / Fu Tung), Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Tai Wo Ping / Chak On, Kowloon Tong, Lok Fu / Wang Tau Hom, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Ngau Chi Wan / Choi Hung, Ping Shek, Kai Yip, Ngau Tau Kok / Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong Town Centre, Laguna City, Tsui Ping, Lam Tin (Sceneway Garden / Kai Tin / Tak Tin / Hing Tin)
E22ATseung Kwan O (Hong Sing Garden) — AsiaWorld-ExpoAsiaWorld-Expo, Airport Passenger Terminal, Cathay City, Catering Area, Cargo Area, Tung Chung (Citygate / Fu Tung), Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Tai Wo Ping / Chak On, Lok Fu / Wang Tau Hom, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Sheung Tak / Kwong Ming, Tiu Keng Leng, Tseung Kwan O Town Centre, Hang Hau, King Lam, Po Lam/ Metro City, Tsui Lam / Hong Sing Garden
E22PYau Tong — AsiaWorld-ExpoAsiaWorld-Expo, Airport Passenger Terminal, Dragonair / CNAC House, Cathay City, Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Tai Wo Ping / Chak On, Lok Fu / Wang Tau Hom, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Ngau Chi Wan / Choi Hung / Ping Shek, Choi Wan, Shun Lee / Shun Chi / Shun On / Shun Tin, Sau Mau Ping, Lam Tin (Tak Tin / Hing Tin / Kwong Tin), Yau Tong
E22STung Chung (Yat Tung) -> Tseung Kwan O (Po Lam)Tung Chung (Yat Tung), Tung Chung (North), Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Tai Wo Ping / Chak On, Lok Fu / Wang Tau Hom, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Sheung Tak / Kwong Ming, Tiu Keng Leng, Tseung Kwan O Town Centre, Hang Hau, King Lam, Po Lam/ Metro City
E22XYau Tong -> AsiaWorld-ExpoAsiaWorld-Expo, Airport Passenger Terminal, Dragonair/ CNAC House, Cathay City, Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Tai Wo Ping / Chak On, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Ngau Chi Wan / Choi Hung / Ping Shek, Ngau Tau Kok / Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong Town Centre, Laguna City, Lam Tin (Sceneway Garden / Kai Tin / Tak Tin / Hing Tin), Yau Tong
E23Tsz Wan Shan (South) — Aiport (Ground Transportation Centre)Airport Passenger Terminal, Cathay City, Catering Area, Cargo Area, Tung Chung (Citygate / Fu Tung), Lantau Link Toll Plaza, Jordan, Hung Hom (Whampoa Garden / Laguna Verde), Hung Hom, To Kwa Wan, Ma Tau Wai, Kowloon City, San Po Kong, Tsz Wan Shan (South)

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  1. December 13, 2015

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