Hong Kong Day 1: Hong Kong Airport Arrival and Airport A21 Bus to Tsim Sha Tsui

Despite of its massive size, Hong Kong Airport is smartly laid out allowing even newbie travellers to navigate without any problem. Rest rooms are clean and people manning the airport are quite efficient.  Our plane landed in Hong Kong Airport at 10:00 am and we're able to board the public bus to the city in less than an hours time. It's funny that I landed Hong Kong without an itinerary, thank God there are plenty of free Hong Kong tourist maps in the airport. If you are visiting Hong Kong, make sure you get one!

Hong Kong Airport Bus to City
There are plenty of signs in Hong Kong airport pointing towards the public transportation area. From here, we bought public bus tickets to the city.  The cheapest way from Hong Kong Airport to the city is via double decker public bus. Taxi fare from airport to Tsim Sha Tsui will cost about HKD 250 (USD 33.00) per way while taking the double decker public bus will only cost HKD 33 (USD 4.50) per person. We boarded the A21 bus to get to Kowloon Shangri-la hotel in East Tsim Sha Tsui.
The double decker bus felt very secure, you don't have to worry about your luggage as there's even a TV screen in the second level where you can monitor the luggage store area. How cool is that!
In my previous Hong Kong stays, I have tried using hotel shuttles, taxis and public buses to transfer from airport to city. I particularly enjoyed taking the double decker public bus as it is like a mini Hong Kong tour. The 45 minute ride is actually a pleasant journey allowing you to take a glimpse of Hong Kong from beaches to the heart of city center.

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  1. great blog! i recently went to HK and i wish only to have discovered your blog earlier! very detailed information. thanks for sharing them.

    1. thanks Jun! I happy you did find my blog useful. :)

  2. Very nice blog! and cool. The information you shared is very much useful and its good. Thank you for sharing. .


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