How do you get from Hong Kong Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui by bus, by MTR, and by Airport Express train? In this article, we’ll show you all your possible options!
Tsim Sha Tsui, often abbreviated as TST, is one of the most popular areas to stay in Hong Kong, especially among budget travelers; thanks to its endless options of small but relatively affordable hotels and inns. It’s also very, very accessible.
If you look at the map of Hong Kong, you’ll find Nathan Road cutting across the district and serving as its main artery. It is punctuated with several bus stops and MTR stations. In fact, a big section of this thoroughfare runs parallel to the MTR Tsuen Wan Line. This is especially useful for tourists because most of the city’s key attractions are accessible from this train line.
Tsim Sha Tsui has another popular side: the area surrounding Chatham Road, which is also lined with several lodging, dining, and shopping establishments.
So, how do you get to Tsim Sha Tsui from the airport? You have two main options: by bus and by train.
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Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui by BUS
The bus is the cheapest, easiest, and most convenient way to reach Tsim Sha Tsui from the airport. You can take either:
- Bus A21
Operating hours: 05:30 am-12:00 am
Fare: HK$ 34.60 (PHP 250, USD 4.43)
- Bus N21
Operating hours: 12:20 am–04:40 am
Fare: HK$ 23.80 (PHP 172, USD 3.00)
Both bus routes offer a direct way to Tsim Sha Tsui, without a need for switching or transferring to another vehicle, at least if your hotel is located near Nathan Road or Chatham Road.
Here’s how to travel to Tsim Sha Tsui by bus:
1. Get an Octopus Card.
Consider getting an Octopus Card, which can make your journey much easier and cheaper. An Octopus card is a pre-paid reloadable card that you can use for MTR and bus rides and even purchases at select stores. It will allow you to skip buying tickets each time you’re taking the MTR or scramble for coins when taking the bus. All you need to do is tap the card above the reader and you’re through.
The fare is also cheaper when you use an Octopus Card than when paying at the station. And if you’re taking public transportation multiple times, these discounts rack up and you’ll end up saving a lot!
You can get an Octopus Card from Klook. It costs HKD 97 (PHP 695, USD 12.41), but it already comes with HK$ 50 load that you can use right away. You can pick it up at the airport’s Arrival Hall.