How to Get from Hong Kong Airport to Kowloon

The distance between Hong Kong Airport and Kowloon is about 35 kilometers (22 miles). Traveling between them by Airport Express is the most popular way. Passengers can also take public buses, and taxis according to their schedules.
How to Get from Hong Kong Airport to Kowloon

1. Fastest Way: Airport Express: about 25 minutes, HKD 100

Schedule: every 10 minutes from 05:54 to 23:28; every 12 minutes from 23:08 to 00:48.
Ticket Counter: Airport Express Customers Service Centre between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Steps: Follow the direction boards to take the Express and get off at Kowloon Station where passengers can transfer to Tung Chung Line to other places.


2. Cheapest Way: Airport Bus: Less than 1 hour, HKD 18-50

How to pay: One can pay the ticket fare in advance at Airport Bus Customer Service and Ticket Offices next to Terminal 1; or pay when boarding by cash or Octopus card.

Schedule for Hot Airport Buses to Kowloon:

Bus Routes Service Hour Bus Fare
A10 06:50; 08:50; 10:50
12:20-16:20 every 60min
16:20-18:20 every 30min
HKD 49.7
A11 08:10-00:15 every 15-30min HKD 41.9
A12 Mon.-Fri.
07:45-16:45 every 60min
17:15, 17:45
18:45-23:45 every 60min
Sat., Sun. & public holidays
07:45-23:45 every 60min
HKD 47.1
A22 09:45 to 00:10 every 20min HKD 40.8
E11A Mon. to Fri.
8:00-16:00 every 40min
Sat., Sun. & public holidays
05:20-16:00 every 40min
HKD 21.7
E23 Mon.-Fri.
13:20-24:00 every 20-30min
Sat., Sun.&Public Holidays
13:30-24:00 every 20-30min
HKD 18.6

Buses mentioned above can deliver passengers to different locations of Kowloon such as Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Mong Kok etc.

1. Those buses give no change, so make sure you take the right amount of money.
2. Octopus card makes your journey in Hong Kong easier and it can be bought at Airport Express Customers Service Centre.

3. Airport Express + MTR: about 40 minutes, HKD 65

Step 1: Take Airport Express to Tsing Yi Station, one station.
Step 2: Transfer to Tung Chung Line and get off at Kowloon Station, 3 stations in total.

4. Point-to-point Service: Taxi: about 30 minutes, HKD260-290

Taxi Stand: Right-hand ramp outside the Terminal 2.
Hong Kong taxis are colored in red, green and blue according to their operating areas. Passengers to Kowloon take red taxi, also called urban taxis.

Taxi cost from Hong Kong airport to top destinations in Kowloon:

To  Urban Taxi Fare
Cheung Sha Wan HKD 245
Hung Hom MTR Station HKD 265
Jordan    HKD 260
Kowloon Bay  HKD 285
Kowloon Tong HKD 255
Kwun Tong/ Kai Tak Cruise Terminal HKD 310
Lei Yue Mun HKD 320
Mong Kok HKD 260
Wong Tai Sin HKD 265
Yau Ma Tei HKD 260
West Kowloon Railway Station HKD 250

How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to West Kowloon Railway Station

1. The most convenient way is by Airport Express. You should get off at the final stop and walk following the direction signs for about 10 minutes to reach the railway station. The Airport Express ride costs HKD100 and takes about 25 minutes.  
2. You can also take airport bus A22 and get off at Austin Station, Jordan Road. The railway station is nearby. It takes HKD40.8 and 55 minutes.
3. If by taxi, it takes around HKD250 and 30 minutes.

Further Reading:

How to Get from Hong Kong Airport to City

How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui

- Last updated on Nov. 15, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on How to Get from Hong Kong Airport to Kowloon
Asked by Bheng del rosario from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 22, 2023 03:44Reply
How to get there from tungchung station to the Kowloon hotel Nathan road
How to get there to the Kowloon Hotel Nathan Road from tungchung station the fastest way route using MTR ? Pls help
Answers (1)
Answered by Mark | Nov. 23, 2023 01:01

You can take Metro Tung Chung Line to Nam Cheong and the transfer to Tuen Ma Line to East Tsim Sha Tsui. Get out of L3 Exit and walk about 50m to the station.
Asked by Yan Yim Tong from SINGAPORE | Nov. 14, 2023 08:10Reply
public transport from HK airport to Best Western Plus Hotel, Kowloon.
Is it ok to have suitcase to bring into the public bus?
Is there a direct bus from the airport to the hotel?
Thank You
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy | Nov. 15, 2023 18:02

Yes, it is okay to bring your suitcase into the public bus.

Yes, you can take the Bus Line A12 directly from the airport to Water Street. It takes about 1 hour to reach. Get off the bus and walk about 90m to your hotel.
Asked by Harold Hip from CANADA | Oct. 30, 2023 16:13Reply
Airport Express & free shuttle bus to major hotels
We are arriving in HK in 2 weeks, a friend told me the shuttle service was stopped in January.
Where can I check whether the service has been resumed ?
Answers (1)
Answered by James | Oct. 30, 2023 17:56

It is better to contact the airport or one of the major hotels to confirm if they are in service.
Asked by Natalie from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 23, 2023 02:52Reply
I would like to go to the M+ museum from the airport. What is the best way to get there.
Answers (1)
Answered by Fiona | Oct. 24, 2023 01:06

If by public transport, you need to transfer many times. So it is more suggested to take a taxi directly.
Asked by hi from INDIA | Oct. 20, 2023 09:03Reply
hi there i want to go to hong kong airport from royal view hotel and my flight is at 745 am , what are my cheapest and reliable options
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen | Oct. 22, 2023 20:35

You have to depart at night and maybe taxi is the best option for you!
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