HKG Airport Express train mobile app…

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This topic contains 10 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Chris in Makati 17 Oct 2018
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  • MartynSinclair
    Participant

    Is their an official mobile app for the HKG airport express so I can buy ticket pre arrival from HKG to Kowloon.

    I downloaded KLOOK – are they as good as any..?


    travelsforfun
    Participant

    It appears the answer is yes:
    http://www.mtrmobileapp.com/en/other-function.php

    Alternatively, you can order online and then use a QR code from your mobile:
    http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/buy_tickets/payment_method.html


    stevescoots
    Participant

    or use your octopus card, I know you travel to HKG a lot Martyn so I assume you have one?


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    I just charge-up my Octopus card when I walk towards the airport express and that’s that.

    Use it for small purchases in 7-1 shops as well.


    stevescoots
    Participant

    and buses and a small number of taxis now


    GivingupBA
    Participant

    Use it for small purchases in 7-1 shops as well.

    And any supermarket, every ferry, the MTR, and other places too – I just keep mine charged up with HK$1000. And anyone over 65 can get a Senior’s Octopus card, for discounts on the buses and MTR.


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Good point – I see I wrote 7-1 instead of 7-11 !

    It was very late.


    canucklad
    Participant

    I’m having a wee chuckle to myself, because the 7/11 has become an arrival ritual .
    Clear customs head straight to the 7/11 , buy a couple of Tsing Tao’s and top up my Octopus at the same time, ready for the DB bus .
    saves time in the official queue.
    A very civilized way to arrive back in the 3rd best city in the world.


    GivingupBA
    Participant

    …7/11 has become an arrival ritual … head straight to the 7/11 , buy a couple of Tsing Tao’s … A very civilized way…

    You’re just like me! We’re civilized… I love arriving in Hong Kong, and a bottle of Tsingtao is a wonderful jetlag cure


    Chris in Makati
    Participant

    As others have said, an Octopus card is the most convenient because once you’ve got credit on it you can use it to pay for just about all transport in Hong Kong, as well as other purchases such as convenience store, McDonald’s etc.

    But if you buy through Klook or similar you can get quite substantial discounts on Hong Kong Express tickets from the airport. For example, a one way ticket from the airport to Hong Kong Station costs HK$110 using an Octopus card, but you can get it on Klook for HK$75.


    FlorianFlyer
    Participant

    As others have said, Octopus is generally the way to go. I don’t know these Klook people. However, if there are two or more people travelling together it can often be cheaper buying at the counter in HKIA. Often have promotions and the like. Also, young children with Octopus cards often (perhaps always?) travel for free.

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