Category: HKIA

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New Airport Express Fares in Effect

Airport express fares are going up around 10% on June 18 2017. Since this is the first increase since the start of Airport Express, I feel this is more than fair and still a reasonable cost. New Fares using Octopus card are: Hong Kong Station: $110 vs $100...

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Intown checkin the Day Before Departure via Airport Express

One of the most convenient things about the Airport Express is the intown checkin. This service allows you to checkin your bags at Hong Kong or Kowloon stations before you board the train. This can be convenient if you want to avoid the possible hassle of checking in...

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Hong Kong Visitor Visa Requirements: Do I need a visa?

Asking yourself, “Do I need a visa to enter Hong Kong?” The official government policy is cumbersome to view, we’ve simplified it for you. Simply look at the chart below and see if you are allowed visa-free entry. If not, refer to your local Hong Kong/China consulate or...

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Short HKG Layover, Things to Do in Tung Chung

Do you only have a few hours and/or want to stay near Hong Kong Airport? HKG Airport is located on Lantau Island, roughly 36km from Central to the airport via road. Certainly far by Hong Kong standards. Luckily though, Lantau has a few attractions on offer for the quick...

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Left Luggage in Hong Kong Airport

If you want to leave luggage at Hong Kong airport, there is a left luggage facility situated between terminals one and two. It is clearly signposted. Basically, from the arrivals area, follow the signs to the city buses, and take the last left before you see the doors...

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Getting between Zhongshan and Hong Kong airport

The most convenient way to travel between Zhongshan中山 and Hong Kong airport is by ferry. (For information on how to travel between the airport and other places in Guangdong, read here). The ferry operates four or five times daily in each direction. The timetable is shown below. Note...

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Discount Airport Express Tickets & Asia Miles

Saw a new promotion being advertised at HK Airport. Earn 1 Asia Mile per $1 spent on Airport Express tickets. Promo runs through May 17. Why not earn some Asia Miles if you’re going to purchase AE tickets anyway? Keep in mind though if you purchase tickets via...

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Plaza Premium Lounge Gate 40 HKG Airport

Last review in a series of Plaza Premium Lounges in HKG and TPE, covering the one by gate 40 (West Hall) at HK International Airport. Previous reviews HKG Lounge by Gate 1 HKG Arrivals Lounge TPE Terminal 2 Lounge This lounge is fairly new and is on the...

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Plaza Premium Departure Lounge HKG Review Gate 1

Plaza Premium operates two lounges airside at HKIA. One near gate 1, another near gate 40. This review covers gate 1. It’s certainly the busier of the two, when I arrived there was a long queue out the door for those entering using credit cards. If you have...

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Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge HKG Review

Plaza Premium operates an arrival lounge at T2 at Hong Kong Airport. I had the opportunity to visit it on my last flight back and was pleasantly surprised. It’s located right between T1 and T2, under the Airport Express tracks. If you find the Airport Express service counter on the platform,...

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Review: Qantas Lounge, Hong Kong Airport

People often talk about the passing of the golden age of glamorous travel. However, Qantas’ lounge in Hong Kong airport goes a long way to restoring some of that. The lounge is situated above the area beside Gate 15 and can be accessed from the stairs and lift...