To Hong Kong – Entry Requirements
Visitors from around 170 countries and territories travelling to Hong Kong can enjoy a visa-free period ranging from 7 days to 180 days depending on their nationality (90 days for visitors from the US, Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand and 180 days for visitors from the UK). For more details, click here: https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html

From Airport to Hotel

1. Train – Airport Express and MTR (Mass Transit Railway)

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It is approximately a half-hour train ride from the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to the Bishop Lei International House. To get there by train, take the Airport Express (look for and follow the signs in the arrival hall) and travel from the airport station to Hong Kong station by purchasing a single ride ticket or using an Octopus Card which can be purchased in the arrival hall (more about the Octopus Card below). This should take about 25 minutes and cost HKD 110 or 115 (~USD 14-15/€ 12-13). You can then walk underground from Hong Kong station to the Central MTR station. Leave the station through the D1 exit. It is a 15-minute walk from the station exit to the hotel, as indicated here:


Instead of walking, you may take a taxi there. Hail a red urban taxi which should look like this:
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The taxi ride should take around 5 minutes and cost around HKD 30 (~USD 3.8/€ 3.3). Only cash accepted.

2. Taxi

In the arrival hall, look for and follow the signs for the city taxis.

Queue up at the taxi rank for a red urban taxi and talk to the attendant, who will then print a receipt for you and inform the taxi driver of your destination. The cost will range from HKD 300 to 350 (USD 38-45/€33-40). The estimated travel time is 50 minutes.

3. Bus

In the arrival hall, look for and follow the signs for city buses.

Look for and queue up at the bus stop for the double-decker “Cityflyer” bus A11 heading toward North Point.
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The A11 buses run daily from 5:35am to 12:30am. The waiting time ranges from 15 to 35 minutes.
The bus journey will cost you HKD 40 (USD 5/€ 4.5). There are three main ways to pay for the ride:
- Buy a single journey ticket. It can be purchased at the Airport Ground Transportation Centre.
- Pay by cash on the bus. You must pay the exact amount as no change will be given.
- Pay by Octopus Card. It can be bought in the arrival hall (more about the Octopus Card below).

Get off the bus at the 6th station (Jardine House, Connaught Road Central). It will take around 75-100 minutes to get to this station. Click here for more details (route, timetable, frequency).

The location of the Jardine House and the route from the Jardine House to the hotel is shown here:


You can take a red urban taxi to go to the hotel. The taxi ride should take around 5 minutes and cost around HKD 30 (~USD 3.8/€ 3.3). Only cash accepted.

From Hotel to Conference Venue
Tai Kwun is about a 10-minute walk from the Bishop Lei International House.


Travelling around Hong Kong

1. Public Transport

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Providing a fast, convenient, inexpensive and easy means of transport, the MTR is a local subway network that connects Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. There are stations scattered almost everywhere, and most trains run every 2-4 minutes from around 6:00am to 1:00am. To check the train schedule, stations and calculate travel time, you can download the MTR mobile app here or visit their website.

MTR Map:
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You can either purchase a ticket for every journey at the ticket vending machines found in all MTR stations or use an Octopus Card (there will be more about it below).

Bus and Minibus
There are 2 main kinds of bus in Hong Kong – the large double-decker buses and the small green minibuses. Taking buses and minibuses is also a convenient, easy and inexpensive way to get to your destinations, especially when you are travelling to the southern side of Hong Kong (e.g. Stanley Market, Aberdeen), as the MTR stations mainly cover the northern part of Hong Kong. To find out more about double-decker bus routes and rates please click here (for buses available on Hong Kong Island) and here (for buses available in Kowloon and the New Territories). To learn more about green minibuses, click here.

To ride on a bus or a minibus, you can either pay in cash or use an Octopus Card (there will be more about it below). Note that if you pay in cash, no changes will be provided by the driver.

Taking ferries is one of the ways to travel from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon, and basically the only way to get to the outlying islands which include Lamma Island, Cheung Chau Island and Peng Chau Island. Check out the following links for more information:

To take a ferry, you can either purchase a ticket online or at the ticketing office at the pier or use an Octopus Card (more information about this card below).

Despite being a more expensive option, taxis can go everywhere in Hong Kong. Taxis in Hong Kong come in three colours – red (seen on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon), green (seen in the New Territories) and blue (seen on Lantau Island). You can hail a taxi on the side of the road or queue up at a taxi rank. For more information, please click here.

Only cash is accepted.

Uber is also available in Hong Kong – you may download the uber app to find out more. (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uber/id368677368?mt=8 for iOS or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubercab&hl=en for Android).


1. Octopus Card

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It is a contactless, rechargeable stored-value smart card mostly used to pay for rides on the MTR, buses, minibuses and ferries as well as payments in convenience stores, supermarkets and any shop or fastfood outlet equipped with the Octopus Card reader. You can enjoy a little discount on the MTR fare by using an Octopus Card as well as save the time spent on buying a ticket for every ride.

To buy an on-loan Octopus card, you can visit the Airport Express Customer Service Centre or the Customer Service Centre located in any MTR station (except Racecourse station). An adult on-loan card will cost you HKD 150 (HKD 50 as deposit and HKD 100 as the initial stored value). Upon return of the card to any Customer Service Centre in any MTR station, the HKD 50 deposit as well as the remaining value will be refunded.

You can top up your card at any add value machine or Customer Service Centre located in any MTR station. You can also top it up at convenience stores and supermarkets.

For more details, please visit the official website.

2. Data Card

If you wish to purchase a local SIM card, you can buy one at the 1010 outlet in the arrival hall at the airport.

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SIM cards from other companies or carriers like China Mobile or 3 can be purchased at convenience stores like 7-11.