How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui, located in the southern point of Kowloon Peninsula, is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Hong Kong Airport. A fast way from Hong Kong Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui is by Airport Express plus free shuttle bus. If you want to save more money, get off the Airport Express at Tsing Yi and change to MTR. But the cheapest way is by Airport Shuttle Bus. You may choose hotel coaches and urban taxis as well, but they cost more.
How to TRavel from Hong Kong Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui

1. Fast Way: Airport Express + Free Shuttle Bus: 45 minutes, HKD 105.

Airport Express 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.
1. Follow the direction signs to board the Airport Express and get off at Kowloon Station, 30min, HKD 105.
2. Transfer to free shuttle buses to Tsim Sha Tsui, like K2 to Canton Road, K3 to Mody Road, or K4 to Kimberley Road. They are in service from 06:15 to 23:00 with an interval of 15 minutes.

Free shuttle buses only deliver passengers to famous hotels and transportation hubs including West Kowloon Station, The Peninsula Hotel, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, and MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station.

2. Second Choice - Airport Express + MTR: about 50 minutes, HKD 81.5

Step 1. Take Airport Express to Tsing Yi Station, 20min, HKD 70.
Step 2. Transfer to Tung Chung Line and get off at Lai King Station
Step 3. Interchange to Tsuen Wan Line and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui, 30 min, HKD 11.5.

3. Cheapest Way - Airport Bus: about 1 hour, HKD 23-37.5

Schedule of Top 5 Airport Shuttle Buses to Tsim Sha Tsui:

Bus Routes  Service Hour Stops in Tsim Sha Tsui Bus Fare
A21 05:30-24:00 every 15-20 minutes Kimberly Road, Nathan Road;
Cameron Road, Nathan Road;
Middle Road, Nathan Road;
East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Salisbury Road;
Mody Road, Chatham Road South;
Granville Road, Chatham Road South;
Hong Kong Science Museum, Chatham Road South.
HKD 33
A20 11:00-24:00 every an hour 
N21 00:20-04:40 every 20-30 minutes Kimberly Road, Nathan Road;
Cameron Road, Nathan Road;
Middle Road, Nathan Road;
Tsim Sha Tsui (Star Ferry)
HKD 23
N21A  05:00  
NA20 00:35 Kimberly Road, Nathan Road;
Cameron Road, Nathan Road;
Middle Road, Nathan Road;
East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Salisbury Road;
Wing On Plaza, Salisbury Road.
HKD 37.5

4. Airport Shuttle Bus to Hotel: about 40-60 minutes, HKD 140/150

Schedule: Most operate from 07:00 to 23:00 with an interval of 30 min while some operate from11:00 to 17:00.
Ticket Counter: Counter B18, Arrivals Hall B, Arrivals Level (L6), Terminal 1.
Boarding Point: Coach Station at Car Park 1.
Stop-by Hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui: Best Western Grand Hotel, Imperial Hotel, Peninsula Hong Kong, Holiday Inn Golden Mile, Kimberley Hotel, Marco Polo Hong Kong, Marco Polo Gateway, Harbour Plaza Metropolis, Kowloon Shangri-La, Regal Kowloon, The Royal Garden, InterContinental Grand Stanford…

5. Urban Taxis in Red Color: about 35-40 minutes, HKD 270.

The Taxi Station is located near the right-hand ramp outside the Terminal 2.

Further Reading:

How to Get from Hong Kong Airport to City

How to Get from Hong Kong Airport to Kowloon

- Last updated on May. 15, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui
Asked by Nonoy Chong from PHILIPPINES | May. 29, 2023 08:00Reply
Xi Hotel TST to Kowloon Station Aiport Express
How do I get to Kowloon Station from Xi Hotel TST in order to take the Airport Express to the airport. Where can I buy the ticket? Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Adam | May. 30, 2023 00:25

You can take Metro from East Tsim Sha Tsui Station to Nam Cheong Station and then transfer to Tung Chung Line to Kowloon Station. You can buy tickets at Kowloon Station directly.
Asked by Marj from PHILIPPINES | May. 28, 2023 16:50Reply
Best route to Regal Kowloon Hotel
We're planning to take the Airport Express then take the Free Shuttle Bus. Is the bus stop at K3 (Mody Road) just a walking distance from Regal Kowloon Hotel, like how many minutes? Or should we take a taxi from the bus stop to the Hotel? Or what do you suggest should be our route?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jonas | May. 29, 2023 20:59

Don't worry, the shuttle bus will send you directly to the hotel.
Asked by Dani from PHILIPPINES | May. 14, 2023 19:35Reply
Airport Express Free Shuttle
Is the free shuttle already operational?
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | May. 15, 2023 18:39

Yes, it is operational now.
Asked by Eddy from INDONESIA | Apr. 10, 2023 21:05Reply
Transportation to Hongkong airport
From Tsim Sha Tsui to Hongkong airport.
Can I use MTR to Tung Chung st and then Bus S1/S56 from Tung Chung st to airport (terminal1)?
Thank you.
Answers (3)
Answered by Lucas | Apr. 11, 2023 20:48

You should take S1 or S64, instead of S56.
Answered by Eddy | Apr. 12, 2023 06:36

Thanks Lucas. I found Bus S56 in HK airport website, yes beside S1 and S64. At least I know there are more than one option for the Bus between HK airport and Tung Chung MTR St.
It should be the cheapest transportation between HK airport and Tsim Sha Tsui, much cheaper than Bus A21 (with Octopus), beside can also be faster, right?
Answered by Lucas | Apr. 12, 2023 17:53

It's indeed much cheaper than bus A21, but the travel time may not differ a lot, because it takes some time to transfer from MTR to the connecting bus.
Asked by Maricon | Mar. 31, 2023 03:43Reply
Airport Express plus free shuttle bus
Can we use the free shuttle bus from kowloon to tst even if we will be staying in chungking mansions?
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Apr. 03, 2023 18:05

Yes, you can only if the free shuttle buses are in service. They once stopped during the outbreak of covid-19 and I'm not clear if they have been resumed or not.
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