Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest and nicest airports in the world, offering direct flights to destinations in China, across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 to 180 days. Check this webpage to learn whether you need a visa or entry permit to enter Hong Kong for a visit or transit.
From the airport, most people prefer to take the Airport Express train, which travels to Central/Hong Kong Station in 24 minutes every 10-12 minutes, from 5:54am-00:48am. From Hong Kong Station, passengers can take the complimentary shuttle bus to Western District hotels, including Island Pacific Hotel (Bus A1). Information is available at the airport and at Hong Kong Station as needed. Tickets cost HK$115 (AUD$21) and can be purchased by cash or credit card at the airport or Hong Kong Station Airport Express service counters. On the day of your return travel, you can check in your bags at Central/Hong Kong Station Airport Express service counters for extra convenience. For more information on Airport Express, click here.
Guests of Hotel Jen may take the Vigor Airport Shuttle Services directly from the airport to the hotel (check with the hotel for information). Citybus Cityflyer buses (A10) travel from the airport to the Western District in about 45 minutes, and cost around HK$50 (AUD$9).
From the airport, private taxis cost about HK$350 (AUD$65). From Hong Kong Station, a taxi to Western District will cost HK$30-50 (AUD$5-10). Taxis are safe, clean, and reliable. There is no tipping expected. However, there is an extra fee for luggage, and it is highly recommended that passengers have the name and address of their destination written in Chinese to pass to the driver to ensure best service.
With the exception of the Airport Express train, most taxis and all public transportation require cash payment. In general, all transportation options in Hong Kong are equally good, as they are inexpensive, safe, well-organised, and clean. More information about buses and trains can easily be found through using Google Maps or similar websites.
It is highly recommended to carry cash in Hong Kong, as credit cards may not be accepted in all businesses, or for making small transactions. A variety of ATMs and currency exchange services can be found in the Hong Kong International Airport and around town.