The Airport was built with ground-transportation considerations in mind connected by the North Lantau Highway on Lantau Island, providing a fast and scenic
link to inner Hong Kong. Getting to and from Hong Kong International Airport is therefore easy, convenient and relatively inexpensive.
Terminal-to-terminal travel is also quick and simple. Operated by the Airport Authority and maintained by MTR Corporation, there is an automated people mover
connecting the East Hall to the West Hall and Terminal 2. Extension to SkyPier was also completed and opened to public in late 2009.
A cross-boundary coach bus terminal is located in terminal 2. Citybus, New Lantao Bus, Long Win Bus and Discovery Bay Transit Services all together operate
25 bus routes to the airport from various parts of Hong Kong, available at the Airport Ground Transportation Centre and Cheong Tat Road. The bus companies also
offer 10 overnight "N" services since the airport is open 24-hours a day.
Passengers can also take the S1 Citybus to the Tung Chung MTR Station. From there they can board the MTR Tung Chung line which follows the same route as
the MTR Airport Express to Central.
Coach services are available to major cities and towns in Guangdong Province, such as Dongguan, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
Direct ferry services are available from the airport to various destinations throughout the Pearl River Delta via SkyPier. Passengers using these services are
treated as transit passengers and are not considered to have entered Hong Kong for immigration purposes. For this reason, access to the ferry terminal is before
immigration in the airport for arriving passengers. Check-in services are available at these piers. Four ports – Shekou, Shenzhen, Macau and Humen (Dongguan) –
were initially served, extending to Guangzhou and Zhongshan at the end of 2003. The Zhuhai service began on 10 July 2007 while a Nansha service started on
14 July 2009.
The airport can be reached by the Airport Express, a dedicated rail link provided by the Mass Transit Railway. Serving Tsing Yi, Kowloon, and Hong Kong, it is
the fastest mode of transport to the airport from the city, taking only 24 minutes to reach the airport from Hong Kong station. It offers free shuttle bus
services to and from hotels and complimentary transfers to and from the MTR. In addition, both Hong Kong and Kowloon stations provide complimentary and exclusive
in-town check-in services for major airlines. There are also discount promotions for group tickets annually.
The Airport Express line terminates at AsiaWorld-Expo, located near the airport. This segment of the Airport Express started operations on 20 December 2005
to facilitate the opening of the expo.
The airport is served by all three different types of taxi, distinguished by their colour: Urban taxis connect the Airport with Hong Kong Island, Kowloon
and parts of the new towns of Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin and Tseung Kwan O (urban taxis can go anywhere in Hong Kong except southern Lantau Island).
New Territories taxis connect the airport with the New Territories, except those parts of the Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin and Tseung Kwan O served by urban taxis.
Lantau taxis connect the airport with the rest of Lantau Island.