Hong Kong International Airport
One of the world's busiest airports and the main gateway to China, award-winning Hong Kong International Airport on scenic Lantau Island flies nearly 51 million passengers a year. The 39 km (24-mile) journey south-east to central Hong Kong takes 25 minutes by Airport Express train.
The Airport Express is the fastest route into central Hong Kong, stopping in Kowloon (HK$90 adult single fare), and Hong Kong, near Central (HK$100 adult single fare). From both, free shuttle buses take passengers to nearby major hotels. The train runs every 12 minutes, taking 24 minutes to reach downtown Hong Kong.
Although rather slow, the cheap CityFlyer service operated by Citybus is the most scenic of them all, travelling over the spectacular Tsing Ma Bridge which joins Lantau Island to Kowloon. Popular routes include the A11 to Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay (HK$48), and the A21 to Tsim Sha Tsui (HK$40). There are also shuttle services to nearby AsiaWorld Expo and Disneyland.
Taxis are found to the left of the Arrivals Hall exit, with separate aisles for different regions. Urban taxis (red) serve all destinations throughout Hong Kong; New Territories taxis (green) serve only New Territories and a few roads on Lantau; Blue taxis travel only to Lantau Island. Stick to the appropriate colour for correct fares. The journey to Central (Hong Kong Island) takes approximately 30 minutes and costs about HK$290 (including tolls).