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

 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
Ferry to and from Shenzhen
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.

Shenzhen Airport Transport to Hong Kong
- Last modified on Dec. 10, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong International Airport
Asked by Tmanzano from USA | Dec. 08, 2018 10:01Reply
Sfo to Hong Kong International Airport. United...HKIA mnl cebu pac
I will arrive HKIA fr Sfo. Via united airlines and will take Cebu pacific flt from HKIA. To Manila. .what terminal is Cebu pacific. .how far is it from where I get off united airlines
Answers (1)
Answered by Qahira from USA | Dec. 10, 2018 01:17

The two airlines are at the same terminal - T1 and you just need to walk to finish the transfer.
Asked by Nena Maturan from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 06, 2018 00:29Reply
What terminal is Cebu Pacific in Hong Kong International Airport?
Hi. May I know what terminal is Cebu Pacific? I am planning to book a flight from Fort McMurray to HK via Air Canada and HK to Manila via Cebu Pacific. I just want to know how far is the check-in counters of those two airlines because I would only have 1.5 hours from my arrival in HK to my departure to Fort McMurray. Thank you very much.
Answers (2)
Answered by Abel from USA | Dec. 07, 2018 00:03

The two airlines are at the same terminal - T1. Maybe you just need to walk about 5 minutes.
Answered by Nena Maturan from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 07, 2018 02:13

Thank you very much.
Asked by lyn carbonel from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 05, 2018 02:51Reply
How far is the departure area for Dragon Air from Arrival area of Air NZ at Hong Kong Airport?
I will be arriving in HK via Air NZ at 6:00 a.m.
and has a connecting flight to the Philippines at 9:a.m
same day via Dragon Air. I am worried on the distance
from my arrival to departure area, I might be late cause i
am not familiar with the place.

Answers (4)
Answered by Jennifer from USA | Dec. 05, 2018 21:54

Don't worry. Both flights are at the same terminal - T1 and you don't need walk too much.
Answered by nena maturan from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 06, 2018 00:32

Wow! that was fast, thank you very much. How about immigration processes? Will it not take lots of time? Can I catch my next flight with only 1.5 hours? Thank you so much once again.
Answered by Jennifer | Dec. 06, 2018 01:05

Don't worry, 1.5 hours is enough for you to transfer.
Answered by Nena Maturan from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 07, 2018 02:11

Thank you very much.
Asked by S S Chakravarthy from INDIA | Dec. 03, 2018 11:06Reply
Traveling to Melbourne from Hyderabad via Hong Kong International Airport by cathe pacific flight.
1.10min layoff time sufficient?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bena from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 23:34

Yes, it is sufficient.
Asked by Louise from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 24, 2018 14:27Reply
Are you sure CX is T1, Hong Kong Airport?
I'm arriving from London, leaving for Melbourne in January and my documentation says T2 on it.
Answers (1)
Answered by Amelia from USA | Nov. 25, 2018 23:45

CX is at T1 and I got this information from HKIA official website.
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