Six airport rail services in Asia

19 Dec 2017 by Valerian Ho
HK Airport Express

Airport Express

Airport: Hong Kong International Airport
Route: Asia World Expo – Hong Kong International Airport – Tsing Yi – Kowloon – Hong Kong
Journey time: 24 minutes
Operational hours: 05:54-00:48
Intervals: 10 – 12 minutes
Ticket fare: HK$115 (US$14.7) for a single ticket; HK$205 US$26) for a round-trip; There are promotions for travellers in a group of two, three or four with rates at HK$170 (US$21.8), HK$230 (US$29.4) and HK$280 (US$35.8) respectively.

Seoul AREX

AREX Airport Express

Airport: Incheon International Airport
Route: Incheon Airport – Seoul Station
Journey time: About 43 minutes
Operating hours: 05:20-21:50
Intervals: About 35 minutes
Ticket fare: 14,800 won (US$13.6) for standard single. A discount is available for customers who present flight tickets from Jeju Air, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, China Southern or T’way Air for departure within seven days (until further notice).

Taoyuan Airport MRT Express Train

Taoyuan Airport MRT Express Train

Airport: Taoyuan International Airport
Route: Terminal 2 – Terminal 1 – Chang Gung Memorial Hospital – New Taipei Industrial Park – Taipei Main Station
Journey time: 37 minutes
Operating hours: 06:12-22:42
Intervals: 7-8 minutes
Ticket fare: NT$160 (US$13.6) for single journey; NT$4,704 (US$157) for 30 days; NT$8,640 (US$288) for 60 days; NT$12,096 (US$403) for 90 days; 20 per cent discount for groups of 10 or more people.

Shanghai Maglev

Shanghai Maglev Train

Airport: Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Route: Pudong International Airport – Longyang Rd
Journey time: About eight minutes
Operating hours: 07:20-21:42; 22:15; 22:40
Intervals: 15-20 minutes
Ticket fare: RMB 50 (US$7.6) for single, VIP at RMB100 (US$15.2); RMB80 (US$12) for round-trip, VIP at RMB160 (US$24); RMB40 (US$6) for a single trip by showing the air ticket of the day; RMB900 (US$136) for 30 journeys.

Narita Express N’EX

Airport: Narita International Airport
Route: Travel from Terminal 1 to Takao. Some trains may skip stations, but all stop at the main Tokyo Station in the city centre.
Journey time: 53 minutes
Operating hours: 07:44-21:44
Intervals: 30 minutes
Ticket fare: Ordinary class single ticket rates from ¥3,020 (US$30) to ¥4,620 (US$41.2); first class single ticket rates from ¥4,560 (US$40.7) to ¥6,160 (US$55); Currently there is an ongoing promotion on round-trip tickets (¥4,000/US$35.7) from the airport to Tokyo, Shinagawa, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Omiya, Yokohama and Ofuna.

Bangkok Airport Rail Link

Bangkok Airport Rail Link

Airport: Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Route: Suvarnabhumi International Airport– Lat Krabang – Ban Thap Chang – Hua Mak – Ramkhamhaeng – Makkasan – Ratchaprarop – Phaya Thai
Journey time: About 30 minutes
Operating hours: 06:00-00:00
Intervals: About 15 minutes
Ticket fare: From THB15 (US$0.5) to THB45 (US$1.4) for a single journey.

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