One of our more popular posts is an affordable way between the airport and the city. Central and TST are the two most popular destinations so I’ll focus on those. Of course taxi and Airport Express are popular, but they’re also not very budget friendly. Here’s the most inexpensive way,
A cheap and convenient way to visit the beautiful cities of Guilin, Yangshuo and their surroundings is by train. Everyone who has been in Hong Kong and China for a while know that the high-speed trains are a symbol of modern China, becoming one of the most efficient ways of reaching different corners of the country (and avoiding the hassle and constant delays when travelling by plane).
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 old
- Kowloon Station: $100 vs $90 old
- Tsing Yi: $65 vs $60 old
Full fare chart can be found here.
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 at the airport.
Here is our simple guide to using wifi on the way to or from Hong Kong airport.
By Airport Express & MTR
If you want to use wifi on the way to or from the airport, the Airport Express has good news.
Taipei finally has a train between the city and Taoyuan Taipei airport. It opened on March 2, 2017 and they have introductory fares of 50% off until April 1, 2017. There are two types of trains, the express or commuter train. The express train takes 38 minutes while the commuter takes 70,