Hong Kong International Airport

Airport Code: IATA: HKG; ICAO: VHHH

With an area of 1, 255 hectares, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is located in Chek Lap Kok, north of Lantau Island, New Territories, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Downtown. It is also called Chek Lap Kok Airport due to its location. HK Airport has two terminal buildings within walking distance which are opposite to each other. About 90 airlines operate flights to around 150 destinations worldwide, including about 40 Chinese mainland cities.

Enquiry Hotline: (852) 2181 8888

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 Terminal in HKIA

Passengers Guide

Time for taking flight:

Arrive at the airport at least about 2 hours earlier before the departure time and at least 30 minutes earlier arrive at the boarding gate.
Close Time for Check-in and Boarding: It varies according to the airlines, please check it on the airlines websites.

In-town Check-in:

Hong Kong MTR Station and Kowloon MTR Station: For passengers taking Airport Express, some airlines are allowed to check-in in advance at the stations.  
Arrival Hall of Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: From 07:00 to 22:30. Passengers taking Cathy Pacific, Cathy Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines and HK Express should finish the check-in and baggage drop-off at least 120 minutes earlier. For those do not need to check in baggage, at least 90 minutes earlier. Cathy Pacific, Cathy Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines can check in one day in advance, while HK Express provide service only the same day for departure.
B2 of West Kowloon Railway Station: From 07:00 to 21:00. Cathy Pacific and Cathy Dragon provide check-in and baggage drop-off, while Hong Kong Airlines provides check-in only. Passengers need to drop off the baggage need to finish the procedures 240 minutes earlier and if not, 90 minutes earlier. The service fee of baggage drop-off is HKD 80 per piece.

Terminal Building

Terminal 1:

Departure Level: L4, L5, L6
Check-in Aisle: L7
Arrival Level: L4, L5
1. Domestic Airlines: Air China (CA), Cathay Pacific (CX), Cathay Dragon (KA), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern (CZ), EVA Air (BR), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Mandarin Airlines (AE), MIAT Mongolian Airlines (OM), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Spring Airlines (9C), Xiamen Airlines (MF)
2. International Airlines: Aeroflot Russian Airlines (SU), AIR BUSAN (BX), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air Mauritius (MK), AIR NEW ZEALAND (NZ), Air Niugini (PX), AIR SEOUL (RS), All Nippon Airways (NH), American Airlines (AA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), British Airways (BA), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), Eastar Jet (ZE), EGYPTAIR (MS), EL AL Israel Airlines (LY), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), ETIHAD AIRWAYS (EY), Eznis Airways (MG), FIJI AIRWAYS (FJ), FINNAIR (AY), Garuda Indonesia (GA), IndiGo (6E), Japan Airlines (JL), Jin Air (LJ), Kenya Airways (KQ), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Air (KE), Lanmei Airlines (LQ), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Nepal Airlines (RA), Peach Aviation (MM), Qantas Airways (QF), QATAR AIRWAYS (QR), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Royal Jordanian (RJ), S7 Airlines (S7), SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES (SK), Singapore Airlines (SQ), South African Airways (SA), SpiceJet (SG), SWISS International Air Lines (LX), T'way Air (TW), TURKISH AIRLINES (TK), United Airlines (UA), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS), VIRGIN AUSTRALIA (VA)

Terminal 2:

This terminal is built to handle the overflow of terminal 1 and also function as GTC, airport administration office and business district.
Check-in Aisle & Departures Level: L5
Arrivals Level: L3
1. Domestic Airlines: HK Express (UO), JEJU Air (7C), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH)
2. International Airlines: Air Astana (KC), AIR EXPLORE (ED), AirAsia (AK), Bangkok Airways (PG), EASTAR JET (ZE), EZNIS AIRWAYS (MG), Jetstar Asia Airways (3K), Jetstar Japan(GK), Jetstar Pacific (BL), MALINDO AIR (OD), Myanmar National Airlines (UB), Philippine Airlines (PR), Philippines AirAsia Inc (Z2), SCOOT (TR), Thai AirAsia (FD), Thai Airways (TG), THAI Smile Airways (WE), Tigerair (TR), VietJet Air (VJ)

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 Express Travel Pass

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 "B", providing distinct services.
  See Airport Bus A21

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

Location Map of HK Airport Ground Transport

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.

The service of hotel coaches is provided by Vigor Airport Shuttle Services Limited and covers area of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The operating time from airport is 07:00 - 23:00 or 11:00 - 17:00 and that from hotels is 04:50 - 22:00.

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

See Also:
Hong Kong International Airport Transfer

How to Transport to Major Attractions in Hong Kong

1. Take bus A11 to Wan Chai Fire Station, Hennessy Road
2. Take Airport Express to Hong Kong Station then transfer to Island Line, travel from Central to Causeway Bay.
3. Take red urban taxi to the place.

1. First, take the Airport Express to Hong Kong Station, then go to Repulse Bay Beach, Repulse Bay Road by bus 6/6A/6X.
2. Take an urban taxi to the attraction. 

1. Take the bus A26 to Yau Tong.
2. Take Airport Express to Hong Kong Station then take Island Line to North Point and transfer to Tseung Kwan O Line to Yau Tong.

See Also:

How to Get from Hong Kong Airport to Kowloon
How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui

Transfer between Hong Kong Airport and Pearl River Delta Regions

Mainland / Macau Coaches: The coaches connect it with 90 Pearl River Delta (PRD) cities and towns. Passengers can use cross-boundary limousine to get to their PRD destinations directly.

Ferry: 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 nine Pearl River Delta ports: Humen port of Dongguan, Lianhuashan port and Nansha port of Guangzhou, Maritime Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal of Macau, Fuyong and Shekou port of Shenzhen, Zhongshan port and Jiuzhou port of Zhuhai. At Shekou, Macau, Fuyong and Humen ports, passengers can even pre-check-in their baggage and obtain their boarding passes.

Limo: Passengers looking for point-to-point transport can hire a limousine to enjoy more privacy and comfort.

See Also:
Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou: 4 Ways
Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen: 5 Ways
Hong Kong Airport to Zhuhai: 2 Ways
Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Ferry
Shenzhen to Hong Kong Airport
Shenzhen Airport Transport to Hong Kong

In Hong Kong International Airport, various services are provided to meet the demand of passengers, which can be divided into banks and currency exchanges, baggage service, facilities for passengers, family and emergency, car parks, shop & dine and so on.

Read more: Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport, used to be one of the busiest airports in the world, has been replaced by the present Hong Kong International Airport.

- Last updated on Feb. 12, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong International Airport
Asked by See toh kwai leng from SINGAPORE | Feb. 11, 2023 20:10Reply
HKIA to Taipa, Macau
I would like to find out whether the Ferry from HKIA to Taipa has resume for daily departure?

We are travelling from Singapore to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific on 22nd March2023

Please enlighten us

Answers (1)
Answered by Frank | Feb. 12, 2023 19:07

The ferries have started running again.
Asked by Helen from USA | Jan. 07, 2020 17:18Reply
How much time to transfer from USA flight to a China flight at HKIA?
Am arriving T1 on a United flight from USA and then to catch a Cathay Dragon flight to Guilin? I will have a checked bag to pick up after immigration. My tickets are separate.
Will I have to go out of Security to check bag with Cathay, then get re-screened for immigration and security?

I have not yet booked my HK to China flight and want to pick a flight that gives myself enough time.

Thank you!
PS -- I will have lounge access from my United flyer membership, none with Cathay. Will I be allowed to use the Star Alliance lounge with my arriving flight boarding pass?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joan from USA | Jan. 07, 2020 22:36

Yes, generally speaking, you have to recheck the luggage at HKIA.
For this international to domestic transfer, you'd better to prepare 2.5 to 3 hours to make this transfer.
In addition, for the lounge use, you are suggested to consult the airport staff when you arriving there.
Hope helpful!
Asked by Mizzie from BRUNEI | Nov. 19, 2019 19:34Reply
How do i go to west kowloon station from Hong kong International Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Beryl from USA | Nov. 20, 2019 23:43

You can take bus no.A22 from Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) to Austin Station, Jordan Road. The duration is around 45 mins with the fare of 39HKD per person.
Then walk south around 400 meters to find the destination.
Asked by Shank from INDIA | Oct. 17, 2019 14:56Reply
Is there a way from Zhuhai to start @ 05:00 AM for hongkong airport ? Limousine service ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Chason from UKRAINE | Oct. 17, 2019 23:34

Well, I am afraid that there is no public transportation at that early morning. Thus you are suggested to arrive at HK one day in advance.
Asked by Mrs. Marilyn Fredenburg from USA | Oct. 17, 2019 08:59Reply
arrive at 7:45 via AA from LAX ,depart via Cathay Dragon at 8:35 to HKT..is this long enough time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Charlton from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 17, 2019 23:32

The time is a little bit tight. You should finish the transfer procedures as soon as possible.
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