Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hong Kong 2013 Day 1: Arriving at Hong Kong

Day 1: 30 October 2013 (Wed)

Jetstar to Hong Kong

I went to Hong Kong for a short trip with my family last month. We took quite a late flight actually by Jetstar. The departure time was at 3:50pm and thankfully, the plane departed on time and we reached Hong Kong airport at around 7:40pm according to the schedule.

As it was already night time, we were quite anxious to get to the hotel soon. Unfortunately, things were a bit slow at the airport over here. First there was no connecting bridge from the plane to the airport and we had to take a bus to bring us there. After that, we waited for very long for our luggage. :(

Airport Express

As we were going free and easy, we took the Airport Express to Kowloon Station. After that, we took the free Airport Express Shuttle Bus Service K5 that would drop us directly at our hotel. This complimentary airport express shuttle bus service stops at quite many major hotels in Hong Kong. So if you are travelling on your own, it is quite a good idea to stay at the hotel which is connected by this service.

Do check out any on-going promotions. We managed to get the group tickets at HK$220 for a group of 4 adults to Kowloon. The usual single journey ticket cost HK$90 per adult and HK$45 per child. You can get the tickets from the Airport Express Counter in the airport. We got our Octopus cards there as well.

From MTR official website

The Airport Express was a very comfortable ride and took us to the city in just about 30 minutes.

After that, we transferred to the shuttle bus. Our hotel was the last stop - Royal Plaza Hotel.

Next: Royal Plaza Hotel