How To Reach Hong Kong

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How to Reach Hong Kong from India

Direct flights from India to Hong Kong are available from New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Cathay Pacific, Air India, Jet Airways and Dragonair are the carriers providing these flights. From all other international airports, connecting flights are readily available to Hong Kong.

Visa Policy for Indians

Visa on arrival policy applies for Indians travelling to Hong Kong. This policy is only valid for a stay of up to 14 days. Keep in mind though that you may still be asked to prove your finances for your trip.

How to reach Hong Kong by flight

The Hong Kong International Airport is one of the largest and the best airports in the world. It has flights to all major cities all over the world. By air, the city is easily accessible from anywhere. Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, South China Airlines and several other international airlines connect Hong Kong.

How to reach Hong Kong by train

China has an extensive network of bullet trains throughout the country. Routes to Hong Kong are from Guangzhou. Dongguan, Foshan and Zhaoqing as well as long distance routes to Shanghai and Beijing. These trains arrive at the Hung Hom station.

Local transport in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's public transport system is extremely sophisticated and extensive. The MTR rail system is Hong Kong's subway and is the busiest and the best way to travel around the city. It runs on 5 lines connecting a large part of the city. However, it will be a little expensive compared to the tram cars and the buses. The trams are crowded and very slow, though they are a great way to tour the city and look around! The most extensive connections are however provided by the buses, which are of three types. There are large double decker buses that ply almost everywhere in Hong Kong, and charge according to the distance. The small van sized buses come in green and red, which is determined by a wide coloured strip on the top. On waterways, the Starr Ferry is the most popular mode of transport. It has some spectacular views and is a must do activity in Hong Kong. And of course, taxis run throughout the Hong Kong area. The red taxis travel all over Hong Kong except Lantau and are the most expensive. The blue taxis only cover Lantau Island, and the green taxis cover the New Territories, airport and the Disneyland. The hands down best way to pay for public transport is the Octopus Card. It can be used in all modes of transport (except cabs), and is extremely convenient because in most places you will be expected to pay the exact change of cash. So the Octopus Card is an absolute must.

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