Hong Kong Airport Arrival to Tsim Sha Tsui

I was able to revisit Hong Kong after 20 years after realizing that I should also travel and visit other countries although this is a Philippines travel blog I can slowly transition to traveling in Asia, or maybe the world. Anyway, this time I’m with my siblings and their families, so I must learn myself (of course, I’m too old to be dumb on this) and not be totally dependent on other adults. So for those who are going to Hong Kong for the first time, nervous if you’re going to be able to do it right or what, here’s a simple guide on how to arrive in Hong Kong airport, and then go to your hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui or nearby areas.

But what I can share with you guys here is getting to the Tsim Sha Tsui area, but once you get to be familiar with the train lines, it’s easy to navigate Hong Kong and understand their transportation.

The hotel that we booked is the Canada Hotel and is located at Nathan Road, it’s at the Chung King Mansions building, but they actually gave us the New Euro Asia Guest House – I don’t get why, but they say it’s pretty much the same. So that’s our target location from the Hong Kong Airport.

Hong Kong Airport Arrival to Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong Airport Express Train shuttle Bus Guide

How to get to Tsim Sha Tsui from Hong Kong Airport?

I was able to document almost everything in video for my YouTube channel (please subscribe to my channel). So if you’re looking for visuals and can’t imagine stuff of what I’m talking about in this Hong Kong airport arrival guide, then here’s the video.

Hong Kong Airport Arrival

First off let me show you how to go through the airport. That is from getting off the plane, going through Immigration, and then through Customs.

Now, after going off board the plane here are the few things you need to do.

Take the Hong Kong Airport Train
There’s an escalator going down, and below it is a train. You have to go on the train and stop on the stop that will say for arrivals, or claim baggage. There’s a voice announcing the next stop, or the current stop, so do listen.

Once you arrived at the stop, you must take the escalator going up and find the immigration area.

Hong Kong Immigration
For some who are like me who are fond of passport covers, remove your passport from the passport covers and submit your passport.

Most likely the Immigration Office will look at you which is what I’ve noticed while waiting for my turn and listening. But there are some who are asked some questions, like when are you flying out or back home, or how long are you planning to stay, or to some “are you traveling alone?”

Just be honest, especially if you’re innocent and with clear conscience there’s nothing to be nervous about. They just look scary, but they’re cool.

Pick Up Check in Bags
You can then now pick up your bag, that’s if you have a check-in bag(s).

All you have to do is found the carousel for your airline, and for you to find out, there’s a big TV with flights who have arrived with which carousel you can find your bags. As for as, (if I remember it right) it’s on E.

Go Through Customs
Now you have your bags, if you have nothing to declare (which is basing on the paper you filled out on the plane given to you by the stewardess) then just go through the “NOTHING TO DECLARE” area. There are customs staff that will look at you, and don’t take photos there (just like I did to show you guys), since it’s not allowed. It’s just a short walk anyway, like few steps.

TIP: Follow fellow travelers. Try to see or hear, or maybe befriend someone who’s the same as you are who’s going to Tsim Sha Tsui, or at least get on the Hong Kong Airport Express train.
Where to buy the Octopus Card?

You can prebook your Octopus Card via Klook, and just pick it up at the airport. Or you can look for the Octopus card stall at the airport, it’s right after the customs area.

You may get your Octopus card on Klook, just click below.
KLOOK Octopus Card

Hong Kong Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui

Once you go through the customs area, on your left you can find the Hong Kong Express Train booth to be able to buy a ticket to get to Hong Kong Island or Kowloon area easily, and fast using the Hong Kong airport train. You can also pick up your Octopus card there, which I highly recommend you do.

All you have to do then next is exit the gates, and find the Hong Kong Express train. Once you did, just hop on board.

Hong Kong Airport to Kowloon Station by Express Train

The one in green circle above is where you are landed. So that colored lane is actually the Hong Kong Express Train that you’ll be taking.

There will be a total of 3 stops from the Hong Kong Airport, since we’re targeting the Tsim Sha Tsui, we need to get off the Kowloon station, which is the 2nd stop. Now if you’re staying at Hong Kong station, then go for the last stop which is the 3rd stop, the Hong Kong island stop.

Kowloon Station to Tsim Sha Tsui by Bus
Once you arrived at the Kowloon station which is shown in Orange Circle in the image above, you can then find the bus sign which is shown on the signs above your head or ask the station staff there, they’re helpful.

Once you find the waiting area of the Express Shuttle bus which is complementary, you should then take the dedicated sign for each bus round. There are K1, K2, K3, K4 and even K5 bus routes. Their stops are different. Here are the different stops for each bus.

K1 (To Hung Hom & Jordan)
Service hours: 06:15 - 23:00 (every 15 minutes)
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
MTR Jordan Station (Austin Road)
MTR Hung Hom Station
Harbour Plaza Metropolis
Whampoa Garden (Tak On Street)
Harbour Grand Kowloon
Kerry Hotel Hong Kong
Eaton, Hong Kong
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

K2 (To Tsim Sha Tsui Canton Road)
Service hours: 06:15 - 23:00 (every 15 minutes)
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
The Kowloon Hotel / The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers / China Ferry Terminal

K3 (To Tsim Sha Tsui Mody Road)

Service hours: 06:15 - 23:00 (every 15 minutes)
Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Regal Kowloon Hotel
Hotel ICON
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

K4 (To Tsim Sha Tsui Kimberley Road)
Service hours: 06:15 - 23:00 (every 15 minutes)
MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station/ Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Park Hotel
The Luxe Manor
Empire Hotel Kowloon • Tsim Sha Tsui
B P International

K5 (To Mong Kok & Tai Kok Tsui)
Service hours: 06:12 - 23:12(every 20 minutes)
MTR Yau Ma Tei Station/ The Cityview
Metropark Hotel Kowloon
Royal Plaza Hotel
Metropark Hotel Mongkok
Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong

Now what you have to do if none of these hotels are your hotel, you need to know which of these stops are the nearest to your hotel. As for us, the nearest is the “Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong” which is on Mody road and all we have to do is walk to our hotel’s building towards Nathan Road and that’s it! We’ve arrived.

Where to buy Hong Kong Airport Express Train ticket?

You can prebook your Hong Kong Airport Express train ticket via Klook, and just pick it up at the airport. Or you can look for the Hong Kong Airport Express train stall at the airport, it’s right after the customs area.

You may get your Hong Kong Airport Express Train Ticket on Klook, just click below.
KLOOK Hong Kong Airport Expres Train Ticket
The Express Bus is complimentary if you avail the Hong Kong airport Express train. If you want to arrive in Hong Kong fast and easy, the Hong Kong airport express train is the best way to go. You can also avail the train ticket now via Klook.

Now if you don't want to take the free express bus, you can take the train but it can be too much transfer, but I have an article on How to Ride the Hong Kong Train to help you navigate Hong Kong easily.

Now if you’re still confused, let me know through the comments below and I'll try my best to answer your questions as your Cebu travel blogger. If you have any updates to share, please do feel free to share it with us down below.

Note: Due to what’s going on in Hong Kong at the moment there are stations that are not working. If they recover from this, they might also implement some changes. So if you’re coming soon, please be careful there.

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