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 Jan. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Airport Express
Asked by Jan from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 05, 2019 18:56Reply
Do we buy an Hong Kong Octopus card and travel on the train or is better buying as we go?
Hello, we are staying for a week in Wan Chai and will need transport to and from the airport. We also intend to see Stanley Markets, the Peak, the Gondola and Big Buddha, Lo Wu, the night markets, the Star Ferry, Tsim Sha Sui, Disneyland and hopefully a harbour cruise on a junk. As we will be travelling on trains, MTR, buses and boats could you please advise as to whether we should buy an Octopus card or do something else?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gemma from RUSSIA | Jan. 10, 2019 18:09

According to your situation, you are advised to purchase the ordinary Octopus Card.
Asked by Andru Limba from INDONESIA | Dec. 26, 2018 22:24Reply
About the early travel to Hong Kong International Airport
Hi, i have a morning flight at 9 AM.
I will stay at Yau Ma Tei area.
What is the best transport if i want to go to airport?
Can i use the Airport Express Train? And when is the suggested time to go to the Kowloon Station to take the Airport Express Train?
Answers (3)
Answered by Eudora from CANADA | Jan. 02, 2019 22:31

Generally speaking, you need to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours in advance before the departure. Thus you'd better to arrive at the airport at 07:00.
Taking the airport express train is not convenient for you. You can take bus no.A21 from Pitt Street, Nathan Road to HKIA directly. It takes around 50 mins on the way. The earliest schedule of this bus line is 05:15.
Answered by Andru from INDONESIA | Jan. 04, 2019 08:41

Thanks for the answer man.
I will be staying at hotel on Tung Fong Street. Is it close to Nathan Road for the Bus?
Can you inform the exact bus location?

Answered by Eudora | Jan. 06, 2019 23:39

Take Tsuen Wan Line from Yau Ma Tei Station and get off at Tsim Sha Tsi Station, Exit B1. Then get out of the metro station, you can see the Nathan Road directly.
Asked by Nina from MALAYSIA | Dec. 21, 2018 02:31Reply
Is HK Airport Express round trip apply to 2 different travel date?
Means to & from airport on different date.
24/12 from airport to HK station
26/12 to airport from HK station
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from GERMANY | Dec. 26, 2018 19:08

Yes, you can take the round trip Airport Express on different date. For the Airport Express Travel Pass, it is valid for 180 days from the date of issue.
Asked by TT from ISRAEL | Dec. 11, 2018 21:46Reply
how can I buy online a Hong Kong Airport Express 'same-day return ticket'?
On the MTR web-page, there is no such option (only single journey or round-trip, but not same-day round-trip)
Answers (1)
Answered by Wadan from USA | Dec. 13, 2018 17:58

I have found the booking window on MTR official website. You can try again. And the booking page is English.
Asked by Barry Pommer from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 05, 2018 18:59Reply
Luggage check in time Hong Kong Kowloon
I am travelling on 7 pm Qantas flight - what time can I check my luggage in at Kowloon airport express station
Answers (1)
Answered by Justin from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 07, 2018 01:02

At first, you need to make sure whether the airline you take opens the service at the airport express station. If yes, you can check your luggage in the express station in advance.
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