Hong Kong International Airport

Fast Facts

Official name: Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)
Date of Operation: July 6, 1998
Distance from Downtown: 34km
Total Site Area: 1,255 hectares
Flight Handling Capacity: 57 flights per hour at peak hours
Number of Terminals: Two (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2)
Number of Runways: Two (South and North Runways)
Runway length: 3,800m
Service Hours: 24 hours, all year
Hotels: Regal Airport Hotel
Connectivity: About 90 airlines operate flights to around 150 destinations worldwide, including about 40 Chinese mainland cities.
Telephone: (852) 2188 7111
Facsimile: (852) 2824 0717
Enquiry Hotline: (852) 2181 8888


Brief Intro

Hong Kong International Airport is the only civil airport operating in Hong Kong now. Located on the artificial island of Chek Lap Kok, north to Lautau Island of the New Territories, it is also called Chek Lap Kok International Airport (CLK).

It is the fourth busiest international passenger airport in the world and has the busiest international cargo facilities. There are 90 airlines operating from the airport and at any time, some 750 aircraft are on their move daily. HKIA links Hong Kong with around 150 destinations round the world, including 40 cities in Mainland China. Since its operation from July 1998, the International Airport has earned the world's best airport recognition for more than 25 times by 10 different entities. It boasts two terminals, with an area of 71 square meters. Whilst Terminal 1 was put into use from the start, Terminal 2 was only added in Feb.2007. Located opposite to each other, the two terminals are within walking distance.

Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
 Terminal in HKIA

Hong Kong International Airport is the southern gateway to Mainland China. Some 320 cross-boundary shuttle buses connect it with 90 Pearl River Delta (PRD) cities and towns. Passengers can use cross-boundary limousine to get to their PRD destinations directly. What's more, with the SkyPier cross-boundary ferry services, passengers from Pearl River Delta cities going overseas will have a comfortable trip as they do not have to go through the usual immigration and customs formalities in Hong Kong. At present, speedy cross-boundary arrangements are available at eight Pearl River Delta ports: Shekou and Fuyong ports of Shenzhen, Nansha port of Guangzhou, Humen port of Dongguan, and ports in Zhongshan, Zhuhai and Macau. At Shekou, Macau, Fuyong and Humen ports, passengers can even pre-check-in their baggages and obtain their boarding passes. A new permanent SkyPier facility is currently under construction.

 Hong Kong Flights:
 Beijing - Hong Kong Flights
 Shanghai - Hong Kong Flights
 Hong Kong - Guangzhou Flights

 Airport Amenities & Services


Airlines Information

Airline Name Airline Code Check-in Areas Terminal / Aisle Transfer Point
Air Canada AC T1 / D W1
Air China CA T1 / J E1 / W1
Air France AF T1 / D W1
Air India AI T1 / K W1
Air New Zealand NZ T1 / G W1
Air Asia AK T2 / P ---
Air Nippo Airways NH T1 / E W1
Bangkok Airways PG T2 / P W1
British Airways BA T1 / J E1
Cathay Pacific Airways CX T1 / B (C) E2 / W1
China Airlines CI T1 / F E2
China Eastern Airlines MU T1 / J E1 / W1
China Southern Airlines CZ T1 / J E1 / W1
Continental Airlines CO T1 / E E2
Delta Airlines DL T1 / D (G) E2
Finnair AY T1 / F E1
Hong Kong Airlines HX T2 / P E1
Hong Kong Express UO T2 / P E1
Japan Airlines JL T1 / G W1
Korean Air KE T1 / G E2
Malaysia Airlines MH T1 / E E1
Northwest Airlines NW T1 / E E1
Philippine Airlines PR T2 / N E1
Shanghai Airlines FM T1 / E W1
Shenzhen Airlines ZH T2 / P E1
Singapore Airlines SQ T1 / F E1
South African Airways SA T2 / Q E1
United Airlines UA T1 / G W1
Xiamen Airlines MF T1 / J E1 / W1


Hong Kong Airport Ground Transportation

 Hong Kong Airport Express
Airport Express is one of the world's leading airport railway systems, offering swift transportation between HKIA and the vibrant city center. The 35.3km long journey from the airport to Central downtown takes as little as 24 minutes. It takes only 1 minute from the airport to AsiaWorld-Expo. Airport Express boasts five stations: AsiaWorld-Expo Station, Airport Station, Tsing Yi Station, Kowloon Station, and Hong Kong Station. Moreover, passengers can enjoy exclusive free services.
Special Services of Airport Express 

 Hong Kong Airport Shuttle Bus
HKIA is well served by public bus routes, transferring passengers to and from most parts of the city. Comfortable and relatively inexpensive, they offer a convenient transport option. There are altogether five routes; "A", "E", "N", "S" and "R", providing distinct services.

Hong Kong Airport Transfer Map
Airport Transfer Map (Click to enlarge)
Hong Kong Airport Transportation Map
Airport Tansportation Map (Click to enlarge)

 Hong Kong Airport Taxi
Taxis offer a fast and flexible service to and from the airport. Arriving passengers intending to use this service should proceed to the Taxi Station on the left-hand ramp outside the Arrivals Hall. Taxis in the city come in 3 colors, distinguishing the areas they serve.  They are the red urban taxis, the green New Territories taxis, and the blue Lantau taxis. Whilst all taxis serve the airport, none gets access to Discovery Bay.

 Hotel Coach & Limousine
Location Map of HK Airport Ground TransportLimousines provide a more luxurious mode of transport, but hotel coaches are also available. There are in total 3 service providers, namely SkyeXpress, Airport Hotelink Limo Services Ltd. and Parklane Limousine Services Ltd.

 Airport Rehabus
Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation provides accessible transport and travel services between the airport and hotels and sightseeing for people who find it difficult or impossible to use public transport. Visitors from overseas (non local residents) with mobility difficulties who need transportation and travel services, e.g. traveling between the airport and hotel, and sightseeing, can book its service in advance.

 Residents' Shuttles
Residents of nearby Discovery Bay and Park Island can travel to the airport swiftly and easily by residents' shuttles.

Routes Destination Service Hours Fare (HK$) Remarks
DB02R Discovery Bay 24 hours 32 Pick up at bus stop outside Car Park 1
NR334 Park Island 06:30 - 00:30 24 Pick up at T2 Coach Station

 Transfer between Hong Kong Airport and Pearl River Delta Regions
The airport offers extensive land and sea connections to major cities in Pearl River Delta region. While cross-boundary ferries provide speedy sea transport to and from seven mainland ports, coach service covers more than 90 Pearl River Delta cities and towns. Passengers looking for point-to-point transport can hire a limousine to enjoy more privacy and comfort.
Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou: 4 Ways
Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen: 5 Ways
Shenzhen to Hong Kong Airport
Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Ferry

Further Reading:
Shenzhen Airport Transport to Hong Kong
Hong Kong to Guangzhou Bus
Guangzhou to Hong Kong Bus

- Last modified on Apr. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong International Airport
Asked by KAREN HATTON from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 11, 2019 22:07Reply
How do I get from arrival terminal 1 to Hong Kong Regal Airport Hotel?
Do I go through customs?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mark from USA | Jul. 18, 2019 23:28

It is located about 200m to the northeast of the T1, and you just need to walk several minutes. Yes, you need to go through the customs.
Asked by Che from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 07, 2019 00:02Reply
How to get to Arrival Hall B Tourist mtg area from HK Internation Airport Terminal 1
Answers (1)
Answered by Justin from USA | Jul. 08, 2019 18:38

Take A22 (CTB) from Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) to Austin Station, Jordan Road, then walk north to your destination. It costs HK$39 with around 45 minutes.
Asked by Hewie from CANADA | Jun. 18, 2019 03:46Reply
Taking the ferry from Humen, can I still go watch a movie?
I'm going to be arriving early morning via the ferry to the HKG airport on Monday June 24th for a flight that leaves late at night.
Will I be able to go watch a movie at the airport movie theater?
Thank you.
Answers (3)
Answered by Anna from USA | Jun. 18, 2019 19:08

Sounds like you have enough time for seeing a moive. Mind your time will be ok.
Answered by Hewie from CANADA | Jun. 19, 2019 03:19

It's more of "Can I access the theater as it's on the other side of customs" type of issue. The ferry brings you straight into the international terminal. So I don't know if I can leave and re-enter?:S
Answered by Bill from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 19, 2019 23:18

I'm afraid you cannot. Anyway, you can confirm it with the staff of the airport.
Asked by Leslee from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 15, 2019 18:16Reply
Which terminal the hongkong airlines at HKIA?
Answers (1)
Answered by Marie from FRANCE | Jun. 16, 2019 22:49

It is at T1.
Asked by Patarapong from THAILAND | Jun. 13, 2019 08:38Reply
I will arrive Hong Kong International T1 by Emirates and have 6 hrs transit.
Can I walk from t1 arrival to 6th floor T2 sky plaza food court?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 13, 2019 20:32

Yes, of course you can.
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