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.
If travelling to Hong Kong by plane, travellers will arrive at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and can reach the city centre by bus, train or taxi. For more information, please check the link below.
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
The Lo Wu Line and Lok Ma Chau Spur Line/Futian Control Points have resumed regular services without any prescribed daily quotas.
It’s possible to visit Hong Kong from cities in the Mainland by both high-speed trains and the East Rail Line via Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations.
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.
You may also take the East Rail Line to and from Shenzhen and Hong Kong via Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations. For more information on high-speed trains and the East Rail Line, please check the links below:
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 six major road-based land crossings in Hong Kong: Shenzhen Bay Port, Lok Ma Chau, Man Kam To, Sha Tau Kok, Heung Yuen Wai 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.
Hong Kong is reachable by cross-boundary coaches and shuttle buses through six major road-based land crossings. For more information, please check the links below.
Passenger clearance services at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal and the China Ferry Terminal continue to operate with regular services.
Air-to-sea ferry transfer services from the SkyPier of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to the Shenzhen Shekou Port have resumed. Sea-to-air and air-to-sea ferry transfer services are available at the Shekou Port for transfer passengers. However, sea-to-air and air-to-sea transfer services between the HKIA SkyPier and other Mainland China ports remain unavailable at HKIA. Sea-to-air and air-to-sea ferry services between the SkyPier and Macao have resumed. For details, please visit their website.
Hong Kong is linked to a number of ports in the Mainland 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.
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.