Guests flying into Hong Kong for the first time may be a little confused of how best to get around town. However, Hong Kong is served by extensive and convenient transportation links that you are sure to fall in love with very quickly. Until that point, here’s a rundown of what you need to know about transport in Hong Kong (including airport transfer to the hotel):
Note: Estimated charges, schedules, and fees are not guaranteed by the hotel. Travel distance may be affected by local conditions and traffic.
TO/FROM HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
If you are travelling to W Hong Kong from Hong Kong Airport (HKG), we highly recommend taking the Airport Express train service - the fastest and most direct route from the Airport to Kowloon Station.
Acting as a dedicated airport railway service that's fast and reliable, the MTR Airport Express provides a convenient way to begin your travels upon arriving at Hong Kong International Airport. Operating at 12-minute intervals (5:30 AM to 1:15 AM) daily, the Airport Express will have you in Kowloon Station within 23 minutes, from there just head up the escalators in Elements Mall to find W Hong Kong.
- Single Journey Cost: HK$90 (adult), HK$45 (child)
- Round Trip Cost: HK$160 (adult), HK$90 (child)
- Estimated Time: ~22 minutes
TRAVELLING IN STYLE
Need a pick up? W Hong Kong now offers pick up service with the exclusive Tesla Model S, an amazing electric car with zero emissions which for HK$1,030 per way can transfer you straight from the airport to our wonderland (or vice versa) in approximately 30 minutes.
- Fee: HK$1,030; Fee is net, per way.
- Hours: 24 Hours
- Travel Time: 30 - 40 minutes (depending on traffic conditions)
- Contact: 3717 2992 or email@example.com; Reservation Required
For specific enquiries please contact us for details. We’ll do our utmost to accommodate last minute requests, however, to avoid disappointment, please try to reserve transfers 24 hours prior to your arrival date.
If you are arriving from southern China, you can board an East Rail Line train from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau to Hung Hom Station. From Hung Hom you can catch a taxi for a short ride to the hotel.
- Taxi Journey Cost: ~HK$45 to HK$55
- Estimated Journey Time: ~1 Hour
- Estimated Train Time: ~45 minutes
- Estimated Taxi Time: ~15 minutes
TO/FROM MACAU FERRY PIER
If you are visiting from Macau, you can head to either Hong Kong Island or Tsim Sha Tsui ferry piers. From Hong Kong Island take a taxi through the Western tunnel and you'll arrive at the hotel in about 10 minutes. The estimated taxi fare will range between HK$100-120, including tunnel toll. However, it is important to note that some taxis will also charge for the return toll. From Tsim Sha Tsui, the hotel is only minutes away by taxi, or if the weather's particularly nice, W Hong Kong is only a leisurely stroll away!
- Taxi Journey Cost: ~HK$100 to HK$120 (from Hong Kong Island), ~HK35 to HK$50 (from Tsim Sha Tsui)
- Estimated Journey Time: ~1 hour 5 minutes
- Estimated Ferry Time: ~55 minutes
- Estimated Taxi Time: ~10 minutes
GETTING AROUND HONG KONG
Generally speaking, taxis are abundant in Hong Kong and it is usually possible to hail a taxi street side without the need to call for pick up. However, taxis are harder to catch when it's raining, during rush hour (between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM), during the 4:00 PM shift change and on horse-racing days (from September to May).
Taxi fares begin at HK$22; however, there are extra charges for trips through Aberdeen and the harbour tunnels, so make sure to take this into account when planning your journey.
BY MTR (SUBWAY)
The MTR (Mass Transit Railway) is Hong Kong's popular and efficient subway and light rail system. The MTR can take you to just about every corner of the city and outlying areas. Fares range from as little as HK$4 all the way up to HK$46.50 each way.
However, by far the most cost effective way to travel on the MTR is the rechargeable Octopus smart cards. At a cost of HK$150 (with a refundable deposit of HK$50) the Octopus card is a staple of Hong Kong life, and can be purchased in any MTR station. From train journeys, ferry rides and even paying for your shopping, the Octopus card is a huge money and time saver.
Tourist Day passes are also available, offering unlimited travel for a one day period for HK$55.
BY W HONG KONG’S SHUTTLE SERVICE
Complimentary Service from the hotel to Tsim Sha Tsui is available every 30 minutes between 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, 7 days a week.
If you require assistance arranging transportation or have any additional requests, please feel free to contact us at 3717 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org