Hong Kong is a 24 hour economy. The Airport itself runs for 24/7 meaning you can land in Hong Kong late at night. If you are a night owl and on a tight budget, using Hong Kong night buses is highly recommended.
The most obvious way is to take a taxi or Uber, but not everyone wants to pay for that. Public transportation generally runs only from 6am – 12am, but there are some nighttime services. The last airport express airport-bound is at 00:48 from Hong Kong Station.
If you do want to catch a taxi, approximate fares to/from the airport are here.
About the night bus
Hong Kong night buses route number begins with “N”. These buses terminates either at a major transport hub or an MTR station. If your hotel is by the road, you could ask them to drop you at its entrance.
Travelers can pay for the ticket using an octopus card or by cash. Note that drivers don’t give change, so have exact amount. Well, unless you are in the mood to give the driver extra bucks at a tip.
The bus route information is displayed at the front of the bus and in Chinese and English. Most drivers do not speak English.
The night bus generally have more stops compared with day buses, but less traffic makes them take about the same amount of time or less. They run usually around 30 minutes intervals.
How much “N” buses will cost you.
Fares are cheap, HK $20-$50 depending with your destination. See exact prices here and a full list of airport routes.
Where to catch “N” buses
There are many places to board Hong Kong night buses with the Central bus terminus being the busiest.
Majority of travelers use N11 bus route. You will notice the price is a bit higher compared to other night routes. Check the links above for all of the routes, either Citybus or Longwin, or the list below.
“N” Routes – Overnight Bus Services