Discover Hong Kong

The next time you're caught in an airport layover while traveling for business, pause for a moment in reflection. How could you put that time to good use? Exploring your surroundings can refresh your mind and help you focus. It could also inspire creativity, which may just come in handy for sealing your next business deal.

Here are our top airport layover ideas to help you get the most from Hong Kong International.

What to Do Inside the Airport

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A short layover (one to two hours) is ideal for exploring all that HKG airport has to offer. Use the Automated People Mover (APM) train to get around.


Use this time for work or play; it's your choice. The Airport World Trade Centre is connected to Terminal 2 and features a business center on floor 1F, with work stations that can be rented by the hour. Fax, printer and Wi-Fi are available. Check out the shops when you're finished. You'll find everything from Moleskine to Sound & Vision to Victorinox. If you just want to play a little golf, head to Level 6 for GreenLive AIR.


The Airport World Trade Centre Club is an exclusive way to enjoy your HKG layover, and it features The Terrace restaurant and Moon Bar. Alternatively, you can enjoy dining options throughout the airport, such as Maxim's Jade Garden, The Peak Lookout and Cafe Deco.

What to Do Near the Airport

When your layover extends from three to six hours, you'll want to traverse a bit further than HKG airport's abundant levels. Look for the red taxis (Urban) or blue taxis (Lantau).


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Hong Kong International Airport is on Lantau Island, which offers plenty of entertainment for a few hours. Head to Tung Chung district, just outside the airport, for historical sites like Tung Chung Fort and Tin Hau Temple. Citygate Outlets, beside the rail station, features high-end shops at discounted prices. For a fantastic look at the island and the bronze Big Buddha statue, take the Ngong Ping 360 aerial tramway up to the Po Lin Monastery.

What to Do in the City

If you have more than six hours to spare, you'll be itching to head into downtown Hong Kong. Use the Airport Express train, which averages 24 minutes to Hong Kong Station.


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The SoHo district provides a lively entertainment quarter sure to invigorate your spirits after a long business flight. Shops, art galleries and more line the streets where old and new construction provide a striking contrast. You might also enjoy Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, dating to the Victorian era, or the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware. Nearby is the Edward Youde Aviary.



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Downtown Hong Kong overflows with dining options, such as Mott 32, Yung Kee Restaurant, L'Atelier de Jöel Robuchon, Above & Beyond, Braza Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse, The Market and Bombay Dreams.

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