Hong Kong Airport Express

Hong Kong Airport ExpressHong Kong Airport Express (AE), one of the world's leading Airport railway systems, offers the most direct connection between the airport and downtown Hong Kong. It runs every 12 minutes form 05:50 to 01:15 daily. Journeys between the Airport and downtown take approximately 24 minutes, while travel time between AsiaWorld-Expo and the city center is about 28 minutes. It provides the fastest and most convenient route to AsiaWorld-Expo, which is just a one-minute ride from the Airport Station. All five Airport Express Stations, AsiaWorld-Expo, Airport, Hong Kong, Kowloon and Tsing Yi, have been designed to world-class standards. Passengers can also enjoy some special services of Airport Express for free at each station, such as free shuttle bus service, free in-town check-in service, free porter service. The train aims to provide passengers with a pleasant and seamless travel experience.

 Service Hours: 05:50 to 01:15 a.m.
 Last train: 00:48 (from the airport and Hong Kong Station)
 Journey Time: about 24 minutes
 Frequency: every 12 minutes


From To First Train Last Train
AsiaWorld-Expo Airport / City 06:00 00:45
Airport City 05:54 00:48
Airport AsiaWorld-Expo 06:15 01:13
Hong Kong Airport 05:50 00:48
Kowloon Airport 05:53 00:52
Tsing Yi Airport 06:00 00:59

Journey Time

Station Journey Time (min.)
Hong Kong - Airport 24
Kowloon - Airport 21
Tsing Yi - Airport 13
Hong Kong - AsiaWorld-Expo 28
Kowloon - AsiaWorld-Expo 25
Tsing Yi - AsiaWorld-Expo 17
Airport - AsiaWorld-Expo 1

Tickets and Fares

Ticket Type Description Place of Purchase
Single Journey Ticket 1 single journey between Airport and the station specified. Valid on the day of issue only. Any Airport Express Customer Service Centre or Ticket Issuing Machines.
Same Day Return Ticket 1 Return journey between Airport and the station specified. Valid on the day of issue. Any Airport Express Customer Service Center or Ticket Issuing Machine.
Round Trip Ticket It is station-specific and can be used for 1 return journey between Airport and the station specified. Valid for 30 days from date of issue. Any Airport Express Customer Service Centre (excludes AsiaWorld-Expo Station).
Octopus Card An electronic stored value smart card which automatically deducts fares for most major local transportation modes from its stored value. Any Airport Express or Mtr Customer Service Centre.
Airport Express Travel Pass Specially designed smart card offering passengers convenient pre-programmed Airport Express journey(s) and 3 days of unlimited rides on MTR (except East Rail Line First Class, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations), Light Rail and MTR Bus (Northwest New Territories). Any Airport Express or designated Mtr Customer Service Centre.

Charging Scheme

Fares To/From Airport (HK$)
Single Journey/Same Day Return Ticket/Octopus Card Round Trip Ticket
Adult Child Adult Child
Hong Kong 110 55 205 --
Kowloon 100 50 185 --
Tsing Yi 65 32.5 120 --
Fares To/From Asiaworld-Expo Station (HK$)
Single Journey/Octopus Card/Same Day Return Ticket
Adult Child
Hong Kong 110 55
Kowloon 100 50
Tsing Yi 65 32.5
Airport 5.5 2.7
The Same Day Return Ticket is not applicable for the commute between HKIA and AsiaWorld-Expo.

 Notes: 1. Children tickets are eligible for kids between 3 and 11 years old.
              2. Children under 3 years old can enjoy free ride.
              3. Elderly Ticket is not available.

Group Tickets/Packages

Fares To/From Airport (HK$)
Group of 2 Group of 3 Group of 4
Hong Kong 170 230 280
Kowloon 150 210 250
Tsing Yi 100 140 170

1. Group ticket is only valid on the day of issue.
2. Passengers can buy the group tickets at Airport Express Customer Service Center, except AsiaWorld-Expo Station.
3. After purchasing the group ticket, passengers have to travel together in a group.
4. Group tickets sold are not refundable.
5. The group ticket is for single journey and no round-trip ticket is available.

Hong Kong Airport

Special Same Day Return Fares for Octopus Card Users

If you use the same Octopus Card to to/from AsiaWorld-Expo in the same day and stay in AsiaWorld-Expo for at least one hour between exiting and re-entering the AsiaWorld-Expo Station's ticket gate, you can enjoy the following discounted fares.

The normal one-way trip fare will be deducted from your Octopus Card when you get on the express train. Fare rebate will be automatically credited to your card at the end of your return journey.
From / To (HK$) Adult Child
Hong Kong - AsiaWorld-Expo 80 40
Kowloon - AsiaWorld-Expo 72 36
Tsing Yi - AsiaWorld-Expo 47 23.5


1. The one-way ticket, the round-trip ticket and the Airport Express Travel Pass can also be booked online through the official website of HKG MTR.
2. Free ride for children under three.
3. Passengers holding Personalized Octopus Card with 'Student Status' must pay the adult fare.
4. If using the Octopus Card to take the express train, you can enjoy free subway connection of MTR (Mass Transit Railway Corporation) Island Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Kwun Tong Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, Tung Chung Line and Disneyland Resort Lines to/from the downtown area. But the precondition is that your Octopus Card still has usable value and you have to transfer from/to the Airport Express to/from the metro within one hour.

- Last modified on Nov. 11, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Airport Express
Asked by Linda from CANADA | Nov. 10, 2018 09:18Reply
Hong Kong Airport Express Return ticket only to be used on the same day?
When I travel to HK, is the airport express return ticket good for arrival date and departure date? Or do you have to use the return ticket on the same day?
Answers (1)
Answered by Casey from USA | Nov. 11, 2018 22:29

The Airport Express Same Day Return Ticket is only valid on the day of issue. Thus you are advised to purchase the Round Trip Ticket. It is valid for 30 days from date of issue.
Asked by Wilson from VANCOUVER | Nov. 04, 2018 19:08Reply
Hong Kong Airport Express Round trip ticket is valid for 30 days.
If the departure is delayed and exceeds the 30 days, is it possible to extend the validity for a week later.

Or will round trip ticket be used for traveling from airport to airport express in central twice instead.
Answers (1)
Answered by Quent from GERMANY | Nov. 05, 2018 18:01

I'm afraid it is possible to extend the validity for a week later, and you cannot use it for travel from airport to airport express in central twice.
Asked by anonymous from UAE | Nov. 03, 2018 10:30Reply
Hello -- I know the one way Hong Kong air train ticket has to be purchased the day of the trip.
Can I buy it even from ~midnight HKT to use around 7 am, or is it the day of once the physical ticketing locations open?
Answers (1)
Answered by William from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 05, 2018 18:05

It's OK by both ways.You can also buy the ticket as you arrive.
Asked by Samuel Yip from CANADA | Sep. 27, 2018 19:23Reply
When does the Kowloon Station open for check in in the morning?
I know their first airport express train departs around 550 am. When does the station open to start accepting luggage for check-in?
Answers (1)
Answered by Golda from USA | Sep. 28, 2018 00:29

Generally, you can check in 1.5 hours to 24 hours before your departure time. The specific opening time for this service depends on which airline you take.
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