Attendees / Transportation

The below picture shows the Hong Kong Airport (IATA/airport code: HKG) and the conference venue (Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kowloon East, Hong Kong, P.R. China) on Hong Kong map.

You can go to the conference venue form Hong Kong airport by serval way. We will introduce to you one by one.

MTR (Mass Transit Railway)
The most reliable way, the most recommendable way

The cost is HKD65.00 paid by Octopus smart card or HKD70+14 by buying single journal ticket.

Travelling time is 67 minutes (claimed by MTR company)

You can get more information in http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/jp/index.php

Taxi
The most comfortable way, but may not the fast way (traffic jam happens in Hong Kong usually)

In Hong Kong, there are three different color taxi (Red, Green and Light blue). 

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Different color means the different operating areas. Urban taxis (Red) operate in most areas in Hong Kong. New Territories taxis (Green) mainly operate in the north-eastern part and north-western part of Hong Kong. Lantau taxis (Light Blue) operate only on Lantau Island and Chek Lap Kok. All taxis are allowed to provide services at the passenger terminals of Hong Kong International Airport, the Hong Kong Section of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Hong Kong Disneyland.

In short, you will take Urban taxis (Red) most of the time.

About the fare, you can get more information in https://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/taxi/taxi_fare_of_hong_kong/index.html

How to recognize a taxi?

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You can see a light box (it may be / may not be light up) on top of the car.

Some taxi may have advertisement on the car body, but the light box on top of the car should be there.

The cost is around HKD330-450 (you can only pay by cash, the driver may reject HKD1000 banknote).

Travelling time is 50-120 minutes (traffic jam happens in Hong Kong usually).

Please request the taxi driver to give you a receipt.

Airport bus
The cheapest way, you can see the view of Hong Kong, but you need to know where you are and drop-off the bus on the right station.

The cost is HKD24.00 (you can pay by cash or Octopus smart card)

Travelling time is 100 minute (if not traffic jam) (claimed by bus company)

You can get more information in https://mobile.nwstbus.com.hk/nwp3/index.php?golang=EN , enter route no: E22A (Tseung Kwan O (Hong Sing Garden) direction)

Octopus smart card (Octopus card / Octopus)

Octopus is the pioneering electronic fare collection system that makes travelling easier and more enjoyable. All Octopus contain a built-in microchip that can communicate with different fare or payment processors. You simply tap your Octopus over the Fare Deducting Readers as you pass through the ticket gates and enter the MTR system. Octopus are available in Adult, Elder, Child and Personalised versions.

Octopus is a smart contactless payment tool which is fun and easy to use, and accepted all over Hong Kong! Use it for public transport, dining, entertainment, shopping and more. It is the easy way to get the most from your time in Hong Kong!

Travel : MTR, buses, ferries, public light buses, coaches, trams

Dining : Bakeries, fast food chains, Hong Kong style cafés, coffee shops and ice cream shops

Entertainment : Skating rinks, cinemas, racing courses, swimming pools and theme parks

Shopping : Apparel shops, convenience stores, department stores, household shops, personal care stores and supermarkets

 

There are many ways to get an Octopus, after you arrive in Hong Kong. Look below for ways to get an Octopus according to your mode of travel.

If you arrive at Hong Kong by air, you can get an Octopus in the following ways:

Purchase a Sold Tourist Octopus, buy at the Airport

You can purchase a Sold Tourist Octopus at the following stores within the Hong Kong International Airport on arrival:

China Travel Service (Counter A4, Arrival Hall, Terminal 1)

7-Eleven (Unit 5T058, Arrivals Meeters & Greeters Hall, or any 7-Eleven outlets)

Get an On-Loan Octopus

Visit the MTR Customer Service Centre or MTR Ticket and Octopus Selling Machine at the Hong Kong International Airport to get an On-Loan Octopus. The On-Loan Octopus is also available at MTR Customer Service Centres at all MTR stations (except Racecourse Station).

If you arrive in Hong Kong by land, you can get an Octopus in the following ways:

Purchase a Sold Tourist Octopus, buy a Sold Tourist Octopus at the following stores:

7-Eleven

          Unit K8, 2/F, Lo Wu Station

          Shop WEK B1-1, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

          Unit No. 308, G/F., Passenger Clearance Building, Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port

CTS

          B2-5, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Circle K

          Unit 109, Lo Wu Station

          Shop WEK B2-8, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

          Unit No. 502, 1/F, Passenger Clearance Building, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port

VanGo

          Unit K3, Lo Wu Station

TripAdvisor

          B2-7, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Get an On-Loan Octopus

Visit the MTR Customer Service Centre at Lo Wu Station or Lok Ma Chau Station / the Octopus Selling Machine at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station / Citybus Ticketing Office at Bus Terminus at Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, to get an On-Loan Octopus. The On-Loan Octopus is also available at MTR Customer Service Centres at all MTR stations (except Racecourse Station).

If you arrive in Hong Kong by sea, you can get an Octopus in the following ways:

Purchase a Sold Tourist Octopus

You can purchase a Sold Tourist Octopus at the following stores:

7-Eleven

          Shop 289 on 2nd Floor, Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

          Shop 48-49, Upper Ground Floor, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Get an On-Loan Octopus

Visit the MTR Customer Service Centre in Sheung Wan Station or Tsim Sha Tsui Station to get an On-Loan Octopus. The On-Loan Octopus is also available at MTR Customer Service Centres at all MTR stations (except Racecourse Station).