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Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong
  • Daniele B.
    "HK immigration"(61 Tips)
    Shailendra B.
    "The airport express train is the best with free hotel shuttle"(45 Tips)
    Palle J.
    "For me the best airport, fast transit, free wifi, friendly staff"(318 Tips)
    Lhon C.
    "On of the best in the area... Good wifi"(6 Tips)
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  • Timemykung
    TimemykungJanuary 10, 2013
    Very huge airport, Free very fast wifi is easily detected with no password. You can take the train to Central, if wanna stop by at Disneyland. Can leave Baggage on Arrival Hall, 10$ per piece/hour. :)
    Upvoted May 22
  • A H.
    A HazetAugust 19, 2015
    Another ultra modern & integrated Airport in east Asia, always busy but still efficient. You will suffer to find cheap souvenirs shop like chocolate, snacks and HALAL resto #Traveling #Hong Kong
    Upvoted May 26
  • John M.
    John MedicusJuly 15, 2013
    The most efficient airport I have traveled through. Free Wi-Fi everywhere. Mtr to Hong Kong Central is only 24 minutes. Highly suggest taking the peak tram in central for an amazing view of HK.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Ed B.
    Ed BarzilaijAugust 26, 2013
    Visit the Air France KLM lounge at gate 60. They serve Pork Cheese. Well, that's how 'kaaskroketten' has been translated. Envision milking a gilt and make a pork cheese. Dutch innovation! Dig in!
    Upvoted May 16
  • Nasser M.
    Nasser MNovember 6, 2014
    One of the busiest and largest airports in the world. Upon arrival is not an issue. Once you leave HK, ensure that you arrive early. You may spend half an hour to get to your departure gate.
    Upvoted May 22
  • T F.
    T FungJanuary 30, 2015
    Other than the airport express, there are various airport buses (A buses) out to the districts of HK island, Kowloon and N.T. Just follow the signs for buses as you head out from arrivals.
  • sherlyn c.
    sherlyn coAugust 1, 2014
    if you're taking the airport express to the city, ask for the group tickets as they are a lot cheaper than just the single tickets sold on the machines. & plenty of food choices in the departure area!
  • William K.
    William KanAugust 25, 2014
    This is of course the airport I've visited most and one of my favourites. Large, lots of shops and cafes, efficient and clean. But it gets busy all the time and may take some time to wait for luggages
  • Van G.
    Van GioApril 24
    Free wifi here is really strong even when you're inside the toilet. Also, if your gate is 40-230, please be early because you need to ride a train going to your boarding gates.
  • Trin B.
    Trin BagonianSeptember 13, 2014
    Be prepared to spend a bit to get a decent meal...or any meal...not much to be had that is inexpensive at HKI...unless it's snacks from one of the shops...but still a very nice place for a layover.
  • Dean W.
    Dean WicksOctober 4, 2014
    Free wifi, excellent connections as a regional transport hub around HKG, The China Mainland, Macau and other North Asian destinations. Take the express train to the city in 24 mins. Signage is good
  • Ruby H.
    Ruby HuangApril 18
    Everything is set up conveniently - certainly one of the most efficient airports. However I also seem to encounter bad food here regardless of which chain. Bottled drinks are safe!
  • Franco M.
    Airport Express trains every 12mins sched. Takes you to Central in 24mins. It is cheaper & faster than taxis. Even if u are 4 people is only 220HKD to Kowloon. Must try!
    Upvoted May 22
  • Hafiz I.
    Hafiz IsmailNovember 21, 2013
    Huge airport. Be sure to check in and head for immigration and security check early to avoid missing your flights since the distance from your check in/immigration to your ACTUAL gate can be very far!
  • Christina W.
    Christina WongJanuary 13, 2012
    For long layovers, the travel lounge is worth checking out even if you have to pay. The comforts of a shower, food, quiet space, etc are worth it. If you have Amex/priority pass you are in free.
  • Phang C.
    Phang Cun MunNovember 22, 2015
    This airport has free Wi-Fi all over the premises, very clean & huge but the downhill part about this airport is that if your landing is at T2, you need to take a bus and train to T1 for immigrations
  • Rizky Maulana N.
    Best airport I've seen so far. The place is huge with various resto. The service is good with understanding staff, quick responses and relatively good english. Free fast WiFi. 3 pin connector charger
  • adrian n.
    adrian nApril 7, 2015
    Buy all liquids at the mannings after security check! Good prices too. Free wifi, perfect to check out "EasyConvo" on the iOS or Google play app stores for tips on how to chat up flight attendants 😉
  • Shelton T.
    Shelton TimmApril 14
    Really enjoyed the meals at The Spaghetti House. Egg plant with mozarella and garlic foccacia. Try the new bacon & chicken pasta... wholesome food packed with flavour. What a way to end the trip.
  • Meraj
    MerajMay 17
    If you transferring from a high number gate like 60 to gates 1-4, be prepared for an epically long walk from one side Terminal 2. It could be even longer if you are coming from a triple digit gate #.
  • Pruedence P.
    Pruedence PungNovember 22, 2015
    One thing i find it absurd is that there is not enough common area of seats. It's either foodcourt area and as usual crowded or three benches at the side. Keep finding but can't find public seats. 😠
  • Kate B.
    Kate BoykoMay 12, 2015
    Despite airport is huge you can't get lost here - signs are everywhere. Shops are closed around 11-12 pm. You can register your luggage in HK train station, wander around HK and then go to the airport
  • Jamie C.
    Jamie CohenSeptember 1, 2014
    For long layover, book room @ "day-rate" @ Regal Airport Hotel at Spend day watching planes land from Exec. Lounge on 11th FL. Fab views and great coffee! Spa & pool nice.
  • Kristen R.
    Kristen RMarch 13, 2013
    One of the most convenient and efficient airports I've transited through and arrived/departed from. Awesome airport hotel adjacent to terminal, and a wide array of transport options to HK city centre.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SJanuary 19, 2010
    If you want to shop, and your gate is one of 501 to 510 which you have to go to the North Satelite Terminal with 1 ciggy/liquor and 1 Mannings only. But the smoking area in North Satelite is probably
  • Сергей Э.
    Сергей ЭскинSeptember 27, 2012
    The fastest way to get to the China motherland from HKIA is to take ferry. In this case no need to officially enter HK territory and wait in long line to immigration windows. Good time in HK & China!
  • Kishore K.
    Kishore KumarSeptember 14, 2014
    Free WiFi with a pretty good speed. Little difficult to get long seats for long layovers as only few such seats are there. Also finding power supply plug points are little difficult in the gates
  • Crya R.
    Crya RoblesAugust 30, 2014
    Practical and convenient to use, hassle will make your travel at any location in hk easier (airport express, mtr, and bus).You may also use this card to buy goods/items in 711, mannings, etc.
  • Leo S.
    Leo SumulongAugust 10, 2014
    It's not often that I wish I had just a little more time during a layover but here I find I do. Spacious, full of shops and restaurants, and generally convenient. One of my favorite airports.
  • Ed K.
    Ed KrugerMarch 3, 2013
    Try Airport Express train if you are traveling with hand luggage only. 25 mins to/from Central and Kowloon and free wi-fi on the train. Few cars on the train are labeled as a "quiet area".
  • Nat L.
    Nat LucasMarch 20, 2015
    The food court in Terminal 2 is awesome! I ate at "the Peak Lookout aim the second floor! The food was excellent. Try the Nasi Goreng. Free charging station at each table on the floor.
  • Jonas E.
    Jonas ElslanderMarch 6, 2015
    Save $70 on your public transportation fare by taking the S1 bus ($3.50) from the airport to the nearby Tung Chung station where you can transfer to the MTR line to Kowloon ($18) or Hong Kong ($24).
  • John A.
    John AntosDecember 6, 2014
    Clean efficient airport.. Tip: as soon as you exit baggage claim stop at the express train ticket counter for the shortest queue on the fastest way into central.
  • Maria Ellen L.
    Very efficient airport and there are a lot of people, but the atmosphere is real nice,lots of shops and decent food.Free WiFi, Can't go wrong.I was having a very enjoyable stay in Hong Kong..
  • Tony P.
    Tony PoonMay 25, 2013
    For flights after midnight (12am), only the North Gate is open for customs and immigration. South gate closes at 12am and doesn't reopen until the morning. Be prepared for long queues.
  • Momoko
    MomokoMay 24
    Be noted that there is no boarding announcement in the lounge even though they scan your boarding pass. None app will push you boarding notification since the mobile technology is out dated in HK.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysMay 23, 2014
    An outing at the races is one of the quintessential things to do in Hong Kong, especially if you happen to be around during one of the weekly Wednesday evenings. The atmosphere is electric.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeNovember 22, 2010
    All airports should follow this design. There's really only one direction to go whether you're going outbound or coming inbound. Not too thrilled about the high tram fees but it's cheaper than taxi.
  • Roana
    RoanaNovember 7, 2015
    Busy airport, big food court. Not so convenient for solo travelers cuz it can be hard to get a table but there are service restaurants as well - just a bit more expensive. Find your gate early.
  • Jane A.
    Jane AngOctober 10, 2014
    Pacific coffee used to have lounge couches for us transit pple to pass the time in comfort. Now, non of those comfy armchairs... but the coffee still taste great.
  • Jake R.
    Jake RedmanFebruary 11
    If you're flying business class on Cathay Pacific, the Bridge Lounge is worth the walk. Good food options, decent showers and a good variety of seating.
  • Zach
    ZachDecember 3, 2014
    Great huge airport with a shopping mall inside the terminal hall; convenient last minute shopping before boarding your flight; now no more excuses for not bringing back souvenirs for everyone
  • Jay C.
    Jay ChiuJune 5, 2013
    Be sure to bring a universal adaptor if you're planning on working while waiting or even just a USB charger. There are charging points in some of the seats at the gates!
  • Benedict U.
    Benedict UyMarch 23, 2011
    My favorite airport in the whole wide world. This is by far the best when it comes to accessibility, shopping, lounges, transit, etc. This is home to Cathay Pacific Airways, my airline of choice.
  • Ty 查.
    Ty 查佛思January 12, 2015
    Always a good amount of people passing through this airport at any hour. Arrived at 2 in the morning and was happy to see that restaurants were still open. Hard to find a seat to eat it though.
  • Meraj
    MerajFebruary 9
    Nice, clean airport. If you like local Cantonese cuisine, do yourself a favor and bring food from your favorite spot in the city. Restaurants are fine, but unremarkable.
  • Edelyn B.
    Edelyn BApril 5, 2015
    Massive airport, allow more than 1 hour to transfer between china bound flight to europe bound (the gates are far from each other). Great food choices both before and after security, fast free wifi!
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysOctober 5, 2012
    Must visit: The Ocean Park of Hong Kong which is one of the world's largest oceanario. It is world's seventh most popular amusement park.The visit to the park can be cherished forever.
  • Bernard L.
    Bernard LeeMay 22, 2011
    Definitely the airport with the best food-range and quality.tsuiwah,fairwood for char chan Teng fix,tasty congee n noodles,pak Loh chiu chow.and a wide range of other international fast food chains
  • Charles R.
    Charles Ryan TeoSeptember 6, 2014
    Free wifi at every part of the airport - just one click and you are online. Give yourself some additional time to get from the main building to the gates which requires you to take a shuttle train.
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