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. It runs every 12 minutes from 05:50 to 01:15 next day. 

Journeys between the Airport and downtown take 24 minutes, while time between AsiaWorld-Expo and the city center is about 28 minutes. It covers five stations including AsiaWorld-Expo, Airport, Hong Kong, Kowloon and Tsing Yi. Free shuttle bus and in-town check services are available in Hong Kong and Kowloon Station. Passengers can also enjoy free porter service and MTR connection. 

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

Hong Kong Airport Express Timetable

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

Hong Kong Airport Express Tickets 

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.

Hong Kong Airport Express Tickets Fare

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 May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Airport Express
Asked by pauline from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 30, 2019 21:44Reply
Anyone knows how much is the fare from Tsing Yi to Hong Kong island on the airport express?
Answers (1)
Answered by Avril from FRANCE | Jul. 01, 2019 02:54

It seems the airport express cannot take you from Tsingyi to Hong Kong Island. But you can take metro and it takes HK$14.7 per person.
Asked by edita hunt from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 21, 2019 10:19Reply
How much it cost from central station to Hong Kong Airport?
Answers (2)
Answered by Mona from USA | Jun. 23, 2019 19:33

If you take E11, the fare is HK$21.
Answered by Edita hunt from UK | Jun. 24, 2019 22:41

Thank you ,,we took A11 instead although it's a bit dear but the route is quicker,,thank you anyway!
Asked by Jose from MALAYSIA | Jun. 18, 2019 21:52Reply
Is there senior citizen rate for the Hong Kong Airport Express?
Answers (1)
Answered by Elma from USA | Jun. 19, 2019 18:46

Sorry, as I know, there is no discount for elders.
Asked by Janet from CANADA | Jun. 09, 2019 23:21Reply
Can you check your luggage for the Airport Express in Kowloon during all the operating hours?
IE. if I take the midnight train, is there an attendant at the counter to check my bags?
Answers (1)
Answered by Warren from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 10, 2019 23:07

You can check-in and collect your boarding pass between 90 minutes and one full day ahead of your scheduled flight departure time. So there is no problem to check-in in operating hours.
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