Hong Kong’s raison d’être is its harbour, which has long connected it with the rest of the world. But today, the world-class infrastructure linking the city to the rest of the world offers travellers a host of attractive arrival and departure options.
Hong Kong is a key aviation hub serviced by more than 120 airlines that provide connections to major cities throughout the world. Your gateway to the city is the 24-hour Hong Kong International Airport, which is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world. You can get flight and airport information by downloading the ‘HKG My Flight’ app, or use the search function below to find the most appropriate airlines travelling to and from your location.
British citizens whose passports have at least six months’ validity can enter Hong Kong for a period of up to 180 days without a visa. Those who wish to stay longer must apply for a visa from a Chinese Visa Application Service Centre or a Chinese Consulate.
The following airlines fly direct to Hong Kong without stopping en route. For information regarding flight schedules please either call them or visit their websites.
For help in planning your flight details, please visit the Hong Kong International Airport's flight planner.
By train from the Mainland
It’s possible to visit Hong Kong from cities in the Mainland by both high-speed trains and regular intercity train services.
Visitors can take a high-speed train to Hong Kong from numerous cities in the Mainland. The 26 km 'Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong' High-Speed Rail (Hong Kong section) runs from West Kowloon and connects passengers to the national high-speed rail network. Visitors can travel directly between Hong Kong and 58 destinations in the Mainland, including Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Xiamen and Kunming.
To see everything you need to know about the high-speed rail, please click here for details.
The MTR runs regular through-train intercity services between Hong Kong and Guangdong province, Beijing and Shanghai. The through-train terminus is MTR Hung Hom Station located on the Kowloon harbourfront, where travellers need to pass through Hong Kong Immigration before boarding the train.
By coach from the Mainland and Macao
Visitors can use cross-boundary coaches to travel to Hong Kong from Macao and cities in the Mainland. There are cross-boundary coach services via the five major road-based land crossings in Hong Kong: Shenzhen Bay Port, Lok Ma Chau, Man Kam To, Sha Tau Kok and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
HONG KONG-ZHUHAI-MACAO BRIDGE
Passengers can take shuttle buses or cross-boundary coaches between Hong Kong and Macao, or Hong Kong and Zhuhai via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Cross-boundary coaches provide services between urban areas of Hong Kong and Zhuhai or Macao to different parts of Hong Kong. The main stopping points in Hong Kong include Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Station, Mong Kok, Prince Edward, Kwun Tong and Tseung Kwan O. The main destinations in the Mainland via the bridge include Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Jiangmen, Xinhui, Kaiping, Taishan and Yangjiang.
By ferry from the Mainland and Macao
Hong Kong is linked to a number of ports in the Mainlan by high-speed ferries servicing Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Hong Kong International Airport (off Lantau Island).
HONG KONG–MACAU FERRY TERMINAL
TurboJet provides ferry services between Hong Kong and Macao that take approximately 55 minutes.
Info - Address: 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How to get there - MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A1
HONG KONG SKYPIER
Passengers transiting through Hong Kong International Airport on their way to the Pearl River Delta region via SkyPier ferry services do not need to go through immigration and customs or reclaim baggage.
Chu Kong Passenger Transport (CKS) provides ferry services between Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta cities of Shenzhen (Shekou), Shenzhen Airport (Fuyong), Guangzhou Lianhuashan, Guangzhou Nansha, Zhongshan, Dongguan (Humen) and Zhuhai.