Category: Train

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Travelling to Guilin by train

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...

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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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TPE Airport Train to Taipei Main Station via MRT

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...

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Travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore

There is no shortage of ways to travel between Hong Kong and Singapore. Here we outline some direct ones. Air For direct air services it is basically a duopoly between Cathay and Singapore Airlines, both of whom offer multiple daily services. We previously reviewed the Cathay flight here...

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The Trans-Siberian Express from Hong Kong

For many travellers, taking the Trans-Siberian Express train across Russia is a lifelong dream. I recently took the train between Moscow and Vladivostok. Below are some tips on planning such a trip. Planning your trip The best resource for long distance train travel like this is the website...

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Booking Mainland Chinese Train Tickets in Hong Kong

Chinese trains can be very busy, especially at peak travel periods such as festivals, when it is often impossible to buy a ticket for immediate travel. One needs to book in advance. The excellent Seat 61 website provides detailed information on booking train tickets for travel in mainland...

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Transport between Hong Kong and Maoming

Here are the best ways to travel between Hong Kong and Maoming茂名 in Southwest Guangzhou province, China. Road With a car, you can drive to Shenzhen and pick up the Shenhai (Shenyang-Haikou) Expressway linking Maoming with Pearl River Delta cities. This is often congested, especially during holidays, and...

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Hong Kong MTR to Shenzhen Metro connections

Shenzhen Metro Line 4 has been in operation for awhile now, which means there are two ways to connect to Shenzhen Metro from Hong Kong’s MTR. HK MTR to Lo Wu Station connects to Shenzhen Metro Line 1 Luo Hu Station HK MTR to Lok Ma Chau Station...