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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby floppy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:30 am

sunshinemomalove wrote:Hi parents, can anyone share with me about travelling between Hongkong & Macau? ( 2A + 1C + 1Senior)

Any itinerary I can use as a reference?
Many thanks to all!


Firstly, it would be helpful to know how many days you would like to spend in HKG and MFM.
Then, are you planning for HKG as the start point of your journey or the end point, or will MFM be a day trip / mid point of your journey.

As long as Macau is planned as the start or the end of the trip, it is possible to use ferry service from HKIA SkyPier as a transfer option. Otherwise, you will have to use the ferry service from either Kowloon or Sheung Wan. If you are planning to travel after December 2017, the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (港珠澳大桥) may be opened by then. Therefore, land transfer (bus, taxi, etc) may also be possible.

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby sunshinemomalove » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:30 pm

floppy wrote:
sunshinemomalove wrote:Hi parents, can anyone share with me about travelling between Hongkong & Macau? ( 2A + 1C + 1Senior)

Any itinerary I can use as a reference?
Many thanks to all!


Firstly, it would be helpful to know how many days you would like to spend in HKG and MFM.
Then, are you planning for HKG as the start point of your journey or the end point, or will MFM be a day trip / mid point of your journey.

As long as Macau is planned as the start or the end of the trip, it is possible to use ferry service from HKIA SkyPier as a transfer option. Otherwise, you will have to use the ferry service from either Kowloon or Sheung Wan. If you are planning to travel after December 2017, the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (港珠澳大桥) may be opened by then. Therefore, land transfer (bus, taxi, etc) may also be possible.



Thank you sooo much for ur reply, floppy!

We intend to go for 7D6N or 6D5N starting from HK then Macau.
:thankyou:

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby quizo99 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:29 pm

Hi

Looking for some advice on transport, many thanks in advance.
We are travelling to HongKong/Macau this month.
Is it easier/cheaper to travel to hotel in kowloon on taxi than taking airport express?
I was checking the price, airport express would cost abt $55+ (2A+2C) and still need transfer from station to hotel.
If taxi can bring us direct to the hotel, maybe even another $10 more is ok.
One plus with airport express is speed, taxi subject to traffic?

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby Cloud Cloud » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:49 pm

quizo99 wrote:Hi

Looking for some advice on transport, many thanks in advance.
We are travelling to HongKong/Macau this month.
Is it easier/cheaper to travel to hotel in kowloon on taxi than taking airport express?
I was checking the price, airport express would cost abt $55+ (2A+2C) and still need transfer from station to hotel.
If taxi can bring us direct to the hotel, maybe even another $10 more is ok.
One plus with airport express is speed, taxi subject to traffic?


http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/servi ... e_bus.html

Airport express shuttle bus is foc.

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby floppy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:52 pm

Cloud Cloud wrote:
quizo99 wrote:Hi

Looking for some advice on transport, many thanks in advance.
We are travelling to HongKong/Macau this month.
Is it easier/cheaper to travel to hotel in kowloon on taxi than taking airport express?
I was checking the price, airport express would cost abt $55+ (2A+2C) and still need transfer from station to hotel.
If taxi can bring us direct to the hotel, maybe even another $10 more is ok.
One plus with airport express is speed, taxi subject to traffic?


http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/services/complom_free_bus.html

Airport express shuttle bus is foc.


It's not FOC. The shuttle bus is an add-on service for Airport Express pax to bridge the last mile between station and Hotel. As per their website:

The Airport Express Shuttle-bus is a complimentary add-on service provided exclusively for Airport Express passengers travelling to / from Airport Station. The Shuttle Bus runs between Hong Kong or Kowloon stations and major hotels, as well as railway interchanges.


To address quizo99 queries:

The taxi would cost you just under HKD 300 from airport to Kowloon. You can refer to this taxi fare guide provided by HKIA for an estimate. Taxi, as you pointed out, is subjected to traffic conditions. Depending on the time of your flight arrival, it may take a long time to get pass the traffic and into Kowloon. The taxi does have the advantage of being able to bring you to the hotel doorstep.

The HK Airport Express train, on the other hand, pretty much runs on time and is very comfortable. From Airport to Kowloon station for 2A2C would cost you HKD 238 (or SGD 42.20) if you buy online from an authorized reseller. Hence, you could save some money if you use the Airport Express. However, using the Airport Express requires you to use the shuttle bus to bridge the last mile (as per discussed above) and if your hotel is not one of the listed stops, you will have to walk from the nearest stop.

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby iluvcruising2 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:42 pm

We have used the Airport Bus A21 to get from Airport to Town.

On this trip in 2015, we travelled to Nathan Road. We were staying at the Eaton Hotel, 380 Nathan Road.
https://youtu.be/pPeNyas_Gkg

For this trip (also in 2015), we took the same A21, this time further to Tsim Sha Tsui area.
https://youtu.be/pts3aRh3YWU

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby BranT » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:21 pm


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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby Vanz » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:27 pm

I've been to Hong Kong, it's really cool. Just go window shopping! Browse around-Hong Kong is really beautiful.

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby JassyT » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:56 am

Hong Kong is a shoppers dream. Cheap and lots of things to choose from. Besides that you can eat a lot of the classical Hong Kong foods such as smelly tofu and like egg tarts either on the streets of Hong Kong or in a nice cafe.

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Postby Vince19 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:27 am

Hong Kong is one of the safest places of China and people find foreigners quite interesting. Many people in Hong Kong can speak English and having some knowledge of Mandarin will certainly help.
Some of these places are certainly worth going to:
Victoria Peak
Ocean Park
Disneyland
Victoria Harbour
Ngong Ping 360 - will bring you to the giant Buddha!

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