Must Know Hong Kong Travel Tips
If you’re traveling to Hong Kong for 24 hours or spending 3 days in Hong Kong, these Hong Kong travel tips are essential to making your trip easier. Learn the best tips on how to get from the airport to the city, things to do in Hong Kong with local insider recommendations, and much more.
TAKE THE AIRPORT EXPRESS
Getting to and from the Hong Kong International airport couldn’t be any easier. The Airport Express connects the airport Kowloon and Hong Kong Island in under 24 minutes. Get on the train right at the airport after you pass customs and immigration. Tickets are available at the airport but you should purchase your tickets online to avoid a long line waiting.
GET AN OCTOPUS CARD
An octopus card is basically like a prepaid debit card but it works all over Hong Kong. With an octopus card, you just scan your card over the reader and the payment is deducted from your prepaid stored value. Octopus cards can be purchased at all MTR stations, you should buy one at the Airport Express station at the Hong Kong airport before heading into the city.
WHERE TO EAT CHEAP IN HONG KONG
Hong Kong is expensive, it’s not going to lie, but go on with Hong Kong Foodie Tours where they showed us some of the best things to eat in Hong Kong and where to eat cheap in Hong Kong. Some of the best and cheapest places to eat in Hong Kong are the little local places. In Hong Kong Dim Sum is king, but you can also find some awesome BBQ/roast pork, wonton noodle soup, egg tarts, Hong Kong waffles. Some of favorite cheap places to eat in Hong Kong were Dim Sum Square on Hong Kong Island and Tim Ho Wan (also dim sum) which have a few locations in Hong Kong.
BEST HONG KONG SKYLINE AT VICTORIA HARBOUR
The best Hong Kong tip for taking a picture of the Hong Kong Skyline is to view it from Victoria Harbour on the Kowloon side. Jump on the Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island and it’ll drop you off right at Victoria Harbour in less than 10 minutes. Right in front of the Hong Kong Cultural Center is a prime spot, the area closes at 11 p.m. The nearest MRT station is Tsim Sha Tsui only a ten-minute walk away.
HONG KONG TAXIS ARE CHEAP
In an expensive city like Hong Kong, you would just assume taxis are expensive like any other big city in the world. WRONG taxis in Hong Kong are super cheap with the first 2 kilometers being a set $22HK and additional $1.60 HK for every 200 meters. Uber is in Hong Kong too, but it’s more expensive than a taxi within the city. Prices for Uber in Hong Kong got much better for longer distances like to the airport and the outer parts of the city.