About Flights to Hong Kong
Flights from the UK to Hong Kong disembark at Hong Kong International Airport and take approximately 11 hours and 45 minutes direct from London. Airlines that operate direct flights from London to Hong Kong include Cathay Pacific, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, while other airlines will include a stopover in Europe, the united Arab Emirates or Asia depending on the airline. Also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong Airport is home to one of the largest airport terminals in the world and is amongst one of the busiest in Asia. The airport is also a major base for Cathay Pacific as well as a number of other local airlines.
Airlines that fly to Hong Kong
Airlines that fly from the UK to Hong Kong include:
Hong Kong International Airport is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, 34 kilometres from the central tourist area. Transfers from the airport to the CBD can be done so via train, public bus, taxi or car hire. The quickest option is to catch the Airport Express train which takes around 24 minutes to reach the city and runs every 10 to 12 minutes depending on the time of day. For travel by taxi, expect to pay around £10 or more, depending on traffic.
British passport holders can holiday in Hong Kong for up to 180 days without a visa. Before your Hong Kong flight, it’s a good idea to exchange some pounds into the local currency which is Hong Kong Dollars. As a major shopping destination, particularly for bargains, carrying cash comes in handy in Hong Kong, especially at the markets. Like other Asian destinations, bartering is very much apart of the shopping culture in Hong Kong. In order to get a great price, start by offering half of the asking price and work your way from there.
With such a large and buzzing population, transport in Hong Kong is equally so. For the most part, the city’s underground train network can take you to pretty much everywhere you need to go (including the airport and Disneyland) with trains running every two to 12 minutes. For where the trains don’t reach, Hong Kong is also home to an extensive public bus system, as well as trams. If you do just one public-transport trip in Hong Kong, make it the Peak Tram, a cable-hauled funicular railway that has been running to the city’s highest point, Victoria Peak, since 1888. For another fantastic view, explore Hong Kong’s imposing harbour by ferry and venture out to one of the surrounding islands.
Hong Kong has a long list of attractions to put on your list, and something for every travel style. One of it’s most popular spots is Hong Kong Disneyland, an ideal day out for kids and kids at heart. Victoria Peak is another must-do, offering spectacular views of the city’s skyline both day and night. In addition to landmarks, many travellers come to Hong Kong for the dining and shopping with it’s standout meal being spicy crab and famed shopping spot being the Temple Street Night Market.
While it may be commonly known as a hub for business and expats, Hong Kong still manages to double as a fantastic holiday destination as well. With incredible accommodation options, not to mention cruises, tours, cooking classes and more, Hong Kong is a dynamic destination for families, couples and single travellers. Looking for a classic Hong Kong bargain? Check out our Hong Kong holiday packages and travel for less with Flight Centre.