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inor Jul 1st, 2009 02:42 PM

6 Hour Layover in Hong Kong what to do
 
On our way back from Bangkok we have a 6 hour layover in Hong Kong, we will have already visited Hong Kong during the beginning of our trip so we don't need to do the main sites, but do you have any suggestions of a place to go and how to get there. We will have some small luggage.

Cat12345 Jul 1st, 2009 05:59 PM

Tung Chung!

Bus #S1, fare HK$3.50, takes 15 minutes to get there from airport.

Click yahoo or google "Tung Chung" for more.

Cicerone Jul 1st, 2009 06:01 PM

If you can let us know the date and time of your layover (e.g. daytime versus evening) that would be more helpful in giving more precise reccos, such as having dinner someplace versus a daytime activity. Your visit may also be over public holiday which may mean you will want to go see something or conversely avoid crowds.

6 hours is not a lot of time when you add in the time needed for Immigration when exiting and returning to the airport, transportation time into Hong Kong, and whether or not you will already have you boarding pass for your onward flight, so all in all, your options may be a little limited.

It would be relatively easy to get to the waterfront on the Kowloon side or someplace like the Peak if you just wanted to take in the view for one last time, and either could be combined with a drink or meal nearby. Seeing things located in or near Central on Hong Kong Island like Hong Kong Park and its aviary, St Andrew’s cathedral, or the market areas of Wan Chai should be feasible as well. You may, with good planning, have time to see the Buddha on Lantau. You could also consider going instead to the little fishing village of Tai O on Lantau. Trips further afield than that (like Stanley or the New Territories) probably are not going to be possible with the limited time you have.

You could also wait for your trip here and see what you enjoyed most and then try to fit a repeat trip into your layover. Or if you ran out of time to see something on the first trip, try to fit that in during the layover.

If your trip is between now and about the first week in October, you probably also want to have a contingency plan in case it is poring with rain or there is a typhoon, neither of which (esp the former) are that unusual for summer here in Hong Kong. Something like the Hong Kong History Museum, Science Museum or Museum or Art; or if all else fails, a visit to the IFC Mall or Elements Mall (both on the Airport Express line. See http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/cs_mus.php for information on all museums in Hong Kong.

You can store your luggage for HK$35 (US$4) per piece go to http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/a...gage.html#left for info. The Left Luggage area is in the "Meeters and Greeters Hall", which is the main arrivals area, the Left Luggage area is on the far right of the hall as you exit the baggage claim/Customs areas.

There is a transit tour from the airport which takes 5 hours, so you may not have enough time. Take a look at http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/...g_138539.jhtml I have not taken it.

Asimpathan Dec 28th, 2009 12:36 AM

Hi i am going to be in HK airport at 7.00 - 14.00 so is there something i can do in this time .Also any suggestions of good place to shop for electronics . Is it worth shopping in HK or USA itself

chad101 Dec 18th, 2014 05:51 AM

Hello there :)
I will be having a lay over of 18 hours in Hong Kong and I would be more than thankful if you could suggest me the economical or most practical way of spending my 18 hours lay over. My arrival in Hong Kong is 8:10pm evening and my Departure is the next day of 3:20pm. Hoping that you could help my 18-hour lay over very useful and memorable. A big THANKS!!!


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