The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is Hong Kong’s rapid transit system, which also runs the Airport Express train. Whether you travel from your hotel to the conference, or head for any sightseeing in Hong Kong, MTR is one of your best choices for transportation.
The extensive bus network in Hong Kong is able to connect some of the hotels and the conference venues, as well as the airport and the hotels. There are 2 major bus companies in Hong Kong:
Octopus debit card for transportation and small purchases
Octopus card is widely used on all transportations (except taxis), as well as in many small convenience shops (like Seven-Eleven). More information about the Octopus Card is available on the official website.
We suggest buying one per person for HK$100 (+$50 deposit = $150), which can be topped up if needed. Before leaving Hong Kong, remember to return your card for refund at any Service Centre of the MTR or at the airport.
Half the vehicles in Hong Kong are taxis, mostly colored red. Taxis are cheap, but their drivers often do not speak English. You can most easily give your destination by showing the address in writing (in English or Chinese), or by showing your destination on a map with street names. Note that both the Octopus debit card and Credit cards cannot be used on taxis.
Between airport and hotel
Some hotels (e.g. Royal Plaza, MetroPark) offer a shuttle service: please consult your hotel’s web site. A list of MTR Airport Express Shuttle Bus service supporting hotels can be found on the MTR website.
Another option is to take the Airport Express train between the airport and Kowloon Station, and a taxi between Kowloon Station and your hotel in Kowloon.
A taxi between the airport and your hotel will cost about HK$200 for the half-hour ride.