Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) – information and services

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is the largest airport in Hong Kong and an important hub in Asia. Learn more about the airport and all its amenities in our extensive guide.


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Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok. This airport is not only the primary airport serving Hong Kong but also one of the busiest and most efficient airports in the world. Known for its architectural excellence and efficiency, the airport has received numerous awards and is a critical hub in international aviation.

Terminal layout and gates

Hong Kong International Airport features two main terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, alongside the North Satellite Concourse and the Midfield Concourse.

Terminal 1

Known as one of the largest airport passenger terminals in the world, Terminal 1 is the main operation hub for HKG and offers an extensive range of facilities and services. It hosts the majority of the airport's passenger services and flights.

Terminal 2

Although currently closed for major renovation as part of the Three-runway System project and expected to reopen in 2024, Terminal 2 previously served as a check-in and processing facility for departing passengers, with no boarding gates.

North Satellite Concourse

Primarily handles regional flights and can be accessed from Terminal 1 via an automated people mover.

Midfield Concourse

Situated to the west of Terminal 1 and connected by an underground automated people mover, this concourse is used for additional gates and serves both regional and long-haul flights.

Baggage handling when connecting at HKG

Hong Kong Airport is equipped with an efficient baggage handling system, and when it comes to connecting flights the baggage handling depends on your type of ticket.

  • Single ticket connections: Baggage is checked through to the final destination for passengers traveling on a single ticket with connecting flights.

  • Multiple tickets and different airlines: Passengers with separate tickets or traveling on different airlines may need to claim and recheck their baggage, depending on the arrangements between the airlines.

Security routine at the airport

Security at HKG is stringent but efficient, ensuring safety while minimizing wait times. All passengers must undergo security screening, including a walkthrough metal detector and baggage X-ray examination. Additional random checks, including pat-downs and secondary screening, may occur.

Passengers arriving from or departing to international destinations go through passport control. Automated e-Channels are available for eligible passengers to expedite the process.

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The airport in Hong Kong is an important hub when it comes to connecting flights in Asia.

Dining options on-site

Hong Kong International Airport offers an extensive selection of dining options that cater to a wide range of tastes, from local specialties to international cuisines. Here are some popular restaurants and their offerings.

  • Ho Hung Kee: A Michelin-starred restaurant, known for its delicious congee and noodle dishes that exemplify classic Cantonese culinary art.

  • Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao: Offers a variety of Chinese dishes, specializing in Shanghai-style soup dumplings and hand-pulled noodles.

  • Starbucks: A familiar global coffee chain providing a wide range of coffee beverages, pastries, and light meals for travelers needing a quick refresh.

Lounges at Hong Kong International Airport

Several exclusive lounges are available for passengers seeking a relaxing space before their flight. The majority of the lounges belong to Cathay Pacific and offer for example luxurious amenities, showers and food services.

Hotels in the area

If you are looking for a place to stay near the airport, there are a number of options to choose from.

  • Regal Airport Hotel: Directly connected to Terminal 1, offering a convenient and comfortable stay with ample amenities.

  • Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel: Located near the airport with a complimentary shuttle service, providing luxury accommodations and conference facilities.

  • Novotel Citygate Hong Kong: Located just a few minutes from the airport via free shuttle, this hotel offers modern rooms, an outdoor pool and easy access to nearby attractions like Ngong Ping 360 and Citygate Outlets.

  • Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel: Also in close proximity to the airport, this newer establishment features spacious, elegantly designed rooms, several dining options and excellent views of the South China Sea.

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Transportation to and from the airport

Hong Kong International Airport is well-connected to the city and the region through various modes of transport.

  • Airport Express: This is the fastest way to reach central Hong Kong, taking about 24 minutes to travel between the airport and Hong Kong Station. A single journey ticket costs approximately HKD $115.

  • Buses: A wide range of bus services operate from the airport to various parts of Hong Kong. Fares vary depending on the destination but generally range from HKD $20 to HKD $40.

  • Taxis: Taxis are readily available at the airport and provide a convenient way to reach any part of Hong Kong. Fares start at about HKD $250 to HKD $350 for a trip to central Hong Kong. An additional luggage fee may apply.

  • Ride-sharing: Services like Uber are available at HKG, offering another convenient option for passengers. Prices are competitive with taxis but can vary based on traffic conditions and specific destinations within the city.

You can also choose to take a car transfer from the airport – follow the link below to see available options.

Car transfer from Hong Kong Airport

Hong Kong International Airport facts
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Airlines at Hong Kong International Airport airport

From HKG, you can choose from 71 different airlines to 130 different destinations

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Hong Kong International Airport car rental

If you are in need of a rental car, there are several options at HKG.

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Airport transfer and taxi

Taking a car transfer from Hong Kong International Airport to Mong Kok Station takes 39 minutes.

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Hong Kong International Airport airport hotels

If you are in need of a good night sleep, before or after you flight, we can help you decide where to stay. Within a distance of 3km we found hotels like Regal Airport Hotel , Four Points by Sheraton Hong Kong, Tung Chung and Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel

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Cathay Pacific is one of the largest airline working out of Hong Kong International Airport.

Hub information

HKG serves as the main hub for Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines and HK Express. It provides connections to numerous destinations worldwide, with significant routes across Asia, Europe and North America. This airport plays a vital role in maintaining Hong Kong's status as a global financial center and is a key gateway between the East and the West.

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