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
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. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong International Airport
Asked by Dieu Huynh from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 18, 2019 18:59Reply
Where is Qantas check in counter at Hong Kong international airport ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from UKRAINE | Apr. 19, 2019 01:08

The counter is located at Area E1, in T1.
Asked by Chris Lim from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 17, 2019 14:14Reply
What is the best way to go from Hong Kong airport to Kai Take Cruise terminal?
My wife and I will arrive at HKIA about 10 am from Australia and would like to go directly to Kai Take Cruise terminal to go on Cruise at latest at 12 am. What would be the best mean of transport? Thank you in advance, Chris Lim
Answers (3)
Answered by Emma from USA | Apr. 17, 2019 20:12

You can take Bus Line E22 to Ede Road, Cornwall Street and then transfer to Bus Line 22 to the terminal. It takes about 2 hours and HKD18 per person.
Answered by Chris Lim from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 19, 2019 12:38

Hi Emma, thank you very much for your reply. We are elderly and have luggage so we think probably taking Uber is easier. Do you know if we can get Uber from the airport? Thanks again, Chris
Answered by Emma from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 22, 2019 18:02

Yes, of course you can.
Asked by Kapila from INDIA | Apr. 15, 2019 17:51Reply
How Do I get to The Hong Kong Airport from JJ Hotel in Wan Chai before 7 am? My flight is at 8 20 am
Answers (1)
Answered by Jane from MALAYSIA | Apr. 15, 2019 20:56

You can take the bus line E11 and its first bus departs at 5:20. In addition, it takes about 80 minutes to get the airport.
Asked by Kapila from INDIA | Apr. 15, 2019 17:49Reply
Can I do a baggage drop off at Hong Kong station for Indigo airlines?
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia from UAE | Apr. 19, 2019 01:02

Yes, if you are an Airport Express passenger, then you can left your luggage there. :)
Asked by Enrica Gonzales from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 25, 2019 06:12Reply
Is there a sleeping area at the Hong Kong Airport for long layover? How much?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emilie from FRANCE | Mar. 25, 2019 22:54

Yes, the Club Autus - HK Airlines Lounge is near Gates 201-230, Departures Level (L7), Midfield Concourse (Restricted Area). There are three ways to charge: CNY400 for 2 hours, CNY500 for 5 hours and CNY600 for 10 hours.
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