Hong Kong: Chauffeured Airport Transfer at the Same Price as Express Train

The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is pretty far from tourist hot spots (like Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, and Kowloon). So if you’ve booked your night’s stay there, getting to and from the airport can be quite a hassle. Public transport is probably the first option that’ll come to mind—especially for those on a tight budget—and indeed, the bus is the cheapest means. But is it necessarily the most value for money? This is where the Hong Kong airport transfers come in.

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Airport transfers are not necessarily costly. Most of them are charged per vehicle, and if you have a full car, it is actually very value for money!

Public Buses

Let’s talk about buses first: Taking a public bus from the HKIA is by far the cheapest option, and will cost only around S$5 per pax. Hence, if cost is the top deciding factor for you, then read no further. However, be warned: The public buses don’t guarantee you a seat, and you will have to keep a close eye on your luggage. It also takes around 1.5 hours to get to the city—time you can well be spending having a rest or exploring Hong Kong!

Express Train

Next in running is the HKIA express train: Since it’s on the railway, it avoids all traffic jams, and hence is the fastest option. It will take about 25 minutes to Hong Kong Island. The retail price of the tickets are S$16 to S$18, but after discount on Changi Recommends, it costs S$14 per pax per trip. For a party of six, that amounts to S$84. We recommend considering this option only if a) you want to get to the city in the shortest time possible, and b) you live the near an MTR station. If you live far from the station, you’d probably need to take a taxi, which is an additional cost.

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Unlike taxis which go by the meter, the airport transfer service goes at a fixed, all-in price.

This brings us to…

Changi Recommends Hong Kong Airport Transfer!

At just S$87 for the biggest vehicle (that means S$14.50 per pax after dividing six ways), this is a very value-for-money option. It takes about 35 minutes to get to the city (with smooth traffic), and you will be in a clean, comfortable car the entire time.

Here’s how it works:

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Screenshot this step-by-step guide on how to book your private airport transfer from Changi Recommends.

Not only is this service available 24-7 (yes, even in the wee hours when there’s no public transport), but the chauffeurs also go through stringent screening to ensure they are have valid vehicle licenses and have undergone a rigorous safety course. This means you can rest easy knowing that you’re in safe hands! Plus, you get VIP treatment too—they’ll “receive” you at the arrival hall with your name on a placard. Not bad, huh?

Choose from the following options:

  • Premium 7-seater (S$87) *Recommended!
    Up to 6 pax, with a maximum of 4 luggage
    In a full car: S$87 / 6 people = S$14.50 per pax
  • Deluxe 7-seater (S$84)
    Up to 4 pax, with a maximum of 4 luggage
    In a full car: S$84 / 4 people = S$21 per pax
  • Deluxe 5-seater (S$66)
    Up to 3 pax, with a maximum of 3 luggage
    In a full car: S$66 / 2 people = S$22 per pax

The prices include everything except gratuities, but tipping is not customary in Hong Kong. That said, if you’re feeling generous and are pleased with the service provided, please feel free to give your driver a token of your appreciation!

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