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Airport to Causeway Bay

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Airport to Causeway Bay

Hello, wondering about cost and options for transfer from HK airport to Causeway Bay area hotel (likely Metropark Causeway Bay, otherwise Rosedale on the Park) for 4 people. Our flight is scheduled to arrive in the evening ~8pm. Not sure if a taxi is the best way vs. MTR? Would we be able to find a larger taxi to fit all four of us (+ luggage)? Or cost wise what the prices would be for the options to choose something economical but that is also relatively easy (don't want to be transfering or walking too much with all this luggage, etc.)

Also we have an early morning flight (9:20 departure) - so I assume taxi might be the easiest and best way to do that transfer? Will it be difficult to get a taxi early in the morning and what time would one suggest leaving for the airport..?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Airport to Causeway Bay

You can take Airport Express to Hong Kong Station and take the free shuttle H2 which would bring you right at the doorstep of the hotel. Alternatively you can take Airbus A11 from the airport and get off at Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay and walk to the hotel (~10-15 mins with luggage).

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2. Re: Airport to Causeway Bay

With 4 people, you can ride the Airport Express buying the group discount tickets: HKD $250 for all 4 of you to Hong Kong Station. From there, as dinomandy indicated, you can get on the connection shuttles which serve both Metropark Causeway Bay Hotel and Rosedale on the Park Hotel.

The airport bus A11 would cost you HKD $40 each. For a total of HKD $160. The bus stop is not too far from Metropark. If you can lug your bags on the street with ease, it is not bad at all. For Rosedale on the Park... you need to walk up the elevated pedestrian walkpaths to cross Causeway Road. With luggage this may not be entirely comfortable. (Or you can take the one bus stop later opposite the Central Library. They have elevator/escalator there to cross Causeway Road. But the distance is farther.)

The trip back to the airport is journey in reverse. What time you need to depart from your hotel depends on which method you want to take.

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3. Re: Airport to Causeway Bay

Thanks. Any idea what a taxi cost would run for this journey? And what travel times are like? mtr + shuttle vs taxi? And how frequent are these connecting shuttles?

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4. Re: Airport to Causeway Bay

With four in your group, just grab a taxi as long as all your luggage can fit into the cab. The taxi cost to CWB should be a shade under $300. There is a $5 per bag charge for each large piece of luggage. Allow 40 minutes for the taxi ride.

Airport Express takes 24 minutes to Hong Kong station. If you connect on the free shuttle, add another 20-30 minutes including connection time. If you connect on a taxi, add 15 minutes.

Allow 70-80 minutes for the airport bus.

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5. Re: Airport to Causeway Bay

Thanks. That's very helpful! Are larger taxis easy to get? Like van vs small sedan? Just not sure we can fit four carry on suitcases into the trunk of a regular small car taxi..

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The van version of taxi is rarer than rare. Don't expect to get one.

However, the trunk of the taxi can fit 3-4 large check-in sized bags. Therefore, if all you have is carry-on bags, you will have no problems putting them all in one taxi.

Technically, carry-on bags shouldn't be charged the $5 a piece but some taxi drivers might do that if you put it in the trunk. I supposed if you don't want an argument, just think of it as a tip. By the way, there is no need to tip a taxi driver in HK. They normally round-up automatically to the nearest dollar and that's it.

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Great thanks! Last question. Is that ~hkd300 cost meter plus tolls/expressway fees etc. Just like to know what to expect because sometimes i find it confusing when you don't know what the tolls and surcharges are and the taxi driver tells you the fare that can then look much different from what's on the meter. Thanks!

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8. Re: Airport to Causeway Bay

chatterbox-2007:

The HKD $300 fare sammyfloyd estimated is inclusive of the tunnel and bridge fee, but not the extra fees for luggage (as we don't know how many you actually have).

Here are the breakdowns of the fare calculations. Let me assume that you are going from Metropark Causeway Bay Hotel to the airport. The distance is about 39km. There is one tunnel crossing - typically using Cross Harbour Tunnel, which would make the trip shorter (than Western Tunnel). And one bridge crossing - Lantau Link Bridge.

The fare strictly based on distance travelled: would be HKD $225. If you run into traffic, it will tick the meter up some. Say may be $235 or $245.

Cross Harbour Tunnel: Taxi driver pays $10, you pay an additional $10 to him. That makes $20.

Lantau Link Bridge: you pay $30

So the driver should add HKD $50, plus $5 per luggage, to whatever the meter says. It will make it something over HKD $300.

But note that some drivers may suggest going through the Western Tunnel instead of the Cross Harbour Tunnel. During congestion hours (e.g. afternoon around 4pm) this can be a good idea as one can spend 30 min to even an hour stuck in the tunnel traffic. Usually no traffic at Western Tunnel. However, going through Western Tunnel will cost you more - you will pay $60 instead of $20 (taxi gets charged $45 for the crossing, you pay $15 on top of that). The distance travelled will be about 3 to 4km more. So you would end up paying $350 - $370 or above.

Since you indicated that your time of needing to reach the airport is 7am - ish to or 6am -ish to catch your flight, there is no congestion in that hour. You can insist on using the Cross Harbour Tunnel for your trip.

For further readings:

Toll charges: td.gov.hk/en/…index.html

Taxi fare calculations:

td.gov.hk/filemanager/…2011_airport.pdf

Map:

http://g.co/maps/spgs5

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9. Re: Airport to Causeway Bay

Great. Thanks a ton.

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10. Re: Airport to Causeway Bay

Thanks again for this - this was very helpful in knowing what to expect when we went..and the driver did use the Western Tunnel for the higher cost both ways. Not sure if it is intentional to drive up the cost for the slightly longer distance, as we were traveling early 6am and midweek night, but I guess it's something others might also want to be aware of as well.

At the airport there is a board showing estimated fares for different areas which people can look at before getting to the taxi dispatch area - the estimated price seems to be based on use of the Cross Harbour Tunnel. So, I was glad to be aware of the costs, especially since the taxi driver just manually adds the aggregate fees and surcharges to the meter rate.