Getting Between Mui Wo and Hong Kong Airport
Although Mui Wo is on the same island as the airport (Lantau), the transport connections can be a bit spotty.
There is an airport bus, the A35. However it has a limited and sporadic frequency. There is also a nighttime service N35. Here is the timetable for both services, in both directions:
The journey meanders over Lantau and takes up to one hour at busy times. There is a luggage hold on the side of the bus – you can ask the driver to open it.
Alternatively, you can take a bus such as the 3M from Mui Wo to Tung Chung, and change there. This will be a few dollars cheaper, and the service is much more regular. Alight from the bus at the last or penultimate stop (the New Lantao Bus Company terminus), and you then need to walk over to the main bus terminus. You won’t need to wait more than a few minutes for a bus to the airport, such as the S1 bus or S56. Both cost $3.50. The S1 has fewer stops although you may just want to hop on whichever bus comes first.
A taxi costs around $150 although this will vary dependent on traffic. From the airport it is easy to pick up a taxi – you need one of the blue Lantau ones to get to Mui Wo. From Mui Wo there are sometimes taxis near the ferry pier, or you can hail one driving by. There aren’t many taxis on Lantau so you may have to wait ten or more minutes to find one. Lantau taxis have an airport hotline: 5583 7773.
You may also try a ride hailing app. If you download Uber for the first time we offer a free $100 credit here.
This way may seem roundabout but if for some reason you don’t want to drive through hilly Lantau, you could take a ferry from Mui Wo to Central and from there take either the Airport Express from IFC next to Central Piers, or an airport bus nearby such as the A11 or A12 which both stop fairly close by on Connaught Road. One reason to do it this way may be if you want to check in your bags and enjoy some time in Hong Kong Island before going to the airport, as for passengers with many airlines the Airport Express station offers intown checkin.
It won’t suit everyone, but if you fancy a hike and are not overly laden with baggage, you can actually walk the Olympic Trail from Mui Wo to Tung Chung, and pick up a bus to the airport there. The hike will take around two and a half to three hours.