HCCH 125
Ways Forward: Challenges and Opportunities
in an Increasingly Connected World
Hong Kong | 18 -20 April 2018

Hong Kong SAR, China

Travel to Hong Kong
  • Air Travel
    Hong Kong International Airport
    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is located less than five flying hours from half of the world's population. We are the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports. Last year, HKIA handled 70.5 million passengers and 4.52 million tonnes of air cargo. It is connected to 220 destinations, including over 50 in the Mainland, through around 1,100 daily flights by more than 100 airlines.
  • Ground Transportation (to and from airport)
    HKIA is served by a highly efficient and comprehensive transport network, making it easy to get to and from.

    The Airport Express train is highly recommended and links HKIA directly to Hong Kong's central business district. Travelers can then use a complimentary shuttle to get to their hotels. Travelers can also use public buses to connect from the airport with most of the city. Taxis and hotel coaches provide additional choices for passengers, as well as private limousines which can take passenger directly to their destinations.

    Detailed PDF map of Hong Kong's transportation options

Getting Around HK

Public Transportation Options
The city claims one of the world's safest, most efficient and frequently used public transportation systems. The Hong Kong Tourism Board website is a great resource to learn more about public transportation options.

  • Airport Express
    We recommend you to use the Airport Express to and from the airport. This express train is the fastest and most affordable option between the airport and various parts of Hong Kong . The fee ranges from US $8 (HKD65) to US $44 (HKD350), depending on your travel distance. You can pick the type of Airport Express tickets that fits your travel schedule.
  • Mass Transit Railway (MTR)
    For your convenience, you may purchase a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Tourist Day Pass which allows any 1 day of unlimited travel on MTR and Light Rail (except Airport Express, MTR Bus, East Rail Line First Class, and travel to/from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations) during your stay in Hong Kong. Tickets cost US $8.30 per ticket (HK $65), per day. MTR tickets do not include bus or ferry service. You may purchase MTR tickets at any MTR station. Please visit the MTR website for more information about local transportation and ticket options.
  • Ferries
    A fun way to hop between islands and a great way to see and experience Hong Kong. Numerous ferry routes connect Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the Outlying Islands. Learn more about taking the Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back or exploring other ferry options.
  • Octopus Card
    The Octopus Card is another option for getting around the city. You can store value on this smart card and then use it for most public transport, as well as purchases in convenience stores, fast food shops, supermarkets, cake shops, vending machines and more. Simply place the Octopus card over a reader and the correct amount will be automatically deducted from the stored value. You can purchase this card at any MTR station.
  • Taxi
    Taxis are plentiful in the city and can easily be hailed on the street or summoned by phone. All rides are metered, relatively cheap, air-conditioned and clean. Taxis in Hong Kong are categorized by three colors, each indicating a geographical area. All taxis can travel to and from Hong Kong International Airport, as well as Hong Kong Disneyland. Red taxis operate throughout most of Hong Kong, except for Tung Chung Road on Lantau Island and on the entire south side of Lantau Island. Green taxis only service the New Territories. Blue taxis only operate on Lantau Island.

    Tips for a hassle free taxi trip :

    • Taxis are usually easily hailed along the street, although they can't pick up or drop off passengers in certain restricted zones. It's often a good choice to opt for either a taxi queue at a hotel or a taxi stand.
    • Drivers are required to use the taximeter and passengers are required to pay the exact fare as recorded by the taximeter.
    • Always ask for a machine-printed receipt. If the machine is not functioning, the taxi driver is obliged to provide a hand-written receipt.
    • All taxis are regulated and taxi drivers are required to display their taxi driver identity cards on their dashboards.

    Find out more about taking a taxi in Hong Kong and view fare tables.

  • Walking Around the City
    The above ground tunnels system can be an easy way to traverse the city. Note that most buildings are given a name in addition to their street address, which is very helpful when using the tunnel system as most exits list the building name.

Points of Attraction
  • Peak Tram Ride
    To get a ride on the oldest funicular Peak Tram– already in operation for over 125 years. There is nothing comparable in the world like riding the 373 meters/1223 feet long Peak Tram to visit the Victoria Peak. Many skyscrapers buildings you pass by look like they leaning at a 45° angle. The ride gives a uniquely spectacular perspective of the city.
  • Peak Sky Terrace
    Up to the Peak, strolling around Peak Sky Terrace, you will stand at 428 meters/1404 feet above sea level. It is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong, offering a stunning 360-degree panoramic view across Hong Kong, including over the Victoria Harbour.
  • Ngong Ping Village
    Ngong Ping Village is an impressive cultural themed village that comes with three major attractions – Stage 360, Motion 360 and Walking with Buddha. It also offers a comprehensive list of shops and restaurants. It is not surprising that it tops the list of Hong Kong top tourist spots.

    For a more cultural and religious experience, the majestic outdoor bronze Buddha, the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, is only a short stroll from the Ngong Ping Village. Tian Tan Buddha statue is the major centre for Buddhism in Hong Kong and is located next to the Po Lin Monastery.
  • Aberdeen Fishing Village & Factory at a Jewelry Workshop
    Zip around the harbor in a sampan, a traditional fisherman's boat like they had in the old days and are still in use now. Their size dwarfed by huge multi-million dollar yachts and fishing boats in the marina. A twenty minutes Sampan ride around the docked boats provide a fabulous glimpse of everyday life as people go about their business repairing nets, cooking and sorting the catch on their fishing boats.

    After a taste of Aberdeen's local life, you will visit the famous local Jewelry workshop. They are one of the few merchants that have received the "Outstanding QTS Merchant Award" for their longstanding business performance, which goes already on for over more than 10 years and counting. Known for offering a wide range of products from quality cut diamonds to outstanding original design handcrafted jewelry, a visit a workshop will give you an exclusive first-hand experience on its state of art jewelry facility.
  • Stanley Market
    Stanley is one of the villages on Hong Kong Island, located at the southern sea side. In Stanley you can relax at the bay side promenade or leisure shopping around the local street market located next to the bay. The market is a typical example of a traditional open-air market in Hong Kong. Stanley Market sell Hong Kong souvenirs as well as clothing - particularly silk garments and traditional Chinese dress - toys, ornaments, luggage, souvenirs and Chinese arts and crafts.
  • Wong Tai Sin Taoist Temple
    Wong Tai Sin is one of Kowloon's most colourful and popular temples. As Wong Tai Sin is also the god of good fortune, worshippers come here not only to pray but also to have their futures foretold. Participants can have their face or hand read during their visit to Wong Tai Sin. (Optional and additional charges paid on site).
  • Jade Market
    Jade is an intrinsic part of Hong Kong & Chinese culture. According to many people, jade has healing powers and brings good luck. Jade market, located at the Junction of Kansu Street and Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon is buzzing with activity, with dealers selling all manner of carved jade including bangles, earrings and intricately detailed pendants.
  • Ladies Market
    Round the corner on Tung Choi Street, there is the hugely popular Ladies Market, where shoppers can find bargain-priced clothing, accessories and household knick-knacks. It's not just for the ladies: many stalls also sell items for men and children. Another street along is the Sportswear Street on Fa Yuen Street, where you can find trendy sportswear and sports equipment: good quality against sharp prices.
  • Avenue of stars
    There is the Avenue of Stars along the Victoria Harbour. As one of the top 10 attractions, it pays tribute to the names that helped make Hong Kong the 'Hollywood of the East', While giving a panoramic view of the city's most iconic sight: its glorious skyline, dramatically set against the captivating dazzle of Victoria Harbour.