Hong Kong Airport

General information

Hong Kong Airport is one of the busiest and best airports in the world, located in the Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Hong Kong Airport is the biggest cargo airport in the world and the main base of Cathay Pacific, HK Express and Hong Kong Airlines. The airport was built on an artificial island (Chek Lap Kok) and opened in 1998 for passenger flights.


Where is Hong Kong Airport situated?

Hong Kong Airport is situated west of the city on the island of Chek Lap Kok. Route 8 connects the airport with Lantau Island, Tsing Yi Island, Stonecutters Island and West Kowloon.

How many terminals does Hong Kong Airport have?

The airport has two terminals, namely Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is the largest and consists of the main building with gates and a large pier (Y shape) with many more gates. Terminal 2 is only used for departing passengers, here you will find check-in desks and SkyPlaza.

Does Hong Kong Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, an underground Automated People Mover takes travellers every 5 minutes between 06:30 hours and 01:00 hours from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1.

Airport Map



The distance from Hong Kong Airport to the centre of Hong Kong is 38 kilometres. By car, it takes 50 minutes to get to the centre of Hong Kong.

From HKG Airport to Hong Kong City centre by Car
38 km
50 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Hong Kong Airport by public transport. Visit the Hong Kong Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Hong Kong Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Hong Kong is about RMB 400.-. Book your taxi at Hong Kong Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From HKG Airport to Hong Kong City centre by Taxi
38 km
45 min
RMB 400.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Hong Kong Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Hong Kong Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Hong Kong Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Hong Kong Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Hong Kong Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Hong Kong Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Hong Kong Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Cathay Pacific
  • HK Express
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • XiamenAir


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Hong Kong Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong

Directly linked to Hong Kong International Airport, Regal Airport Hotel offers a large outdoor pool with ample lounge areas, and an indoor heated swimming pool. It boasts 6 dining options and spacious rooms with double-glazed windows.


Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

Nestled on the banks of the South China Sea, Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel offers spacious accommodation with direct access to AsiaWorld-Expo. Facilities include an award-winning spa and a fully equipped 24-hour fitness center.

Hotels in Hong Kong

Looking for the best hotels in Hong Kong? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Superbly located in the heart of Central-The Landmark Mandarin Oriental-Hong Kong sets new standards in Asia for deluxe contemporary accommodation and state-of-the-art in-room facilities-This exclusive-ultra-chic luxury hotel offers...


Burlington Hotel, Hong Kong

Burlington Hotel is a brand new 4-star business hotel strategically located at the heart of Wanchai, a 2-minute walk from Wanchai MTR Station.


Hong Kong Inn, Hong Kong

Located only a 3-minute walk from MTR Causeway Bay Station, Hong Kong Inn offers simply furnished rooms with free WiFi in Hong Kong. There is a 24-hour supermarket just opposite the property while a variety of local food options can be found nearby.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Hong Kong Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Hong Kong Airport Express Ticket (Airport Pickup)

The easiest and most convenient way for you to get from the airport to the town. After just 24 minutes, you will arrive in the town.


Hong Kong Island: Private Food Tour with 10 Tastings

Find out why Hong Kong people are so passionate about their food, then relish 10 amazing tastings while strolling through this culinary paradise. Admire the cultural insights, listen to the stories behind them, and create tasty, unforgettable memories.

Tour & transport

Hong Kong Airport: MPV 1-Way Transfer

Book an arrival or departure transfer between Hong Kong International Airport and your accommodation and travel in comfort in a Toyota Alphard MPV.


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