Getting to Hong Kong / Getting around Hong Kong / Getting to the conference


Getting to Hong Kong

The most common way to get to Hong Kong is to fly. The Hong Kong International Airport code is HKG.

Once you get to the Hong Kong Airport and have picked up your baggage, there are many ways for you to get to your hotel. The Hong Kong International Airport website has a great transportation guide for getting to and from the airport, whether you prefer the public buses, the Airport Express, a taxi, or a hotel coach.

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.

Hong Kong Map

Use this map to find all of the conference hot spots are! We have added the University of Hong Kong, and the possible hotel locations that we have listed for you on our Accommodation page. This resource is useful for planning your trip. You can look at the different hotel locations and choose one that's close to the University, so you can easily get to the conference, or in the middle of city life in Kowloon, so that you don't miss experiencing any city adventures between events! We will continue to add locations as events are planned, so that you can find your way from hotel to events to dinner and back!

Not only is this map here, but you can sign in to Google to save this map or share it with others. Take it with you on your wireless devices wherever you go!






Getting around Hong Kong

The Discover Hong Kong website has a fantastic guide for planning your trip. They have great guides to discovering the culinary delights of Hong Kong, travel packages for great vacation deals, more information on accommodations, and information for travellers with disabilities. We suggest you paruse these resources as you plan your trip for an easier time in Hong Kong!


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.

Only cash is accepted.


Tourist Octopus Card

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Tourist Octopus is fun and easy to use, and is accepted all over Hong Kong! Use it for public transport, dining, entertainment, shopping and more. It is the easy way to get the most from your time in Hong Kong!

  • Card type: Adult
  • Priced at HK$39 without initial stored value and no deposit is required
  • Remaining value can be refunded but the Octopus will be deactivated
  • Keep it as a souvenir

You can reload your Tourist Octopus with cash anytime at thousands of locations, from transportation providers to retailers.

For more details, please visit the official website.




Getting to the conference

The conference will be held at 3/F in The Jockey Club Tower at the Centennial Campus of the University of Hong Kong. This building is close to MTR HKU Station (Exit C1).

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From MTR HKU Station - Exit C to The Jockey Club Tower

1. Once you are off the train, go up one level to the concourse. Follow the signage to exit C1.

2. Walk along the green corridor and turn right to the lift lobby. Take the lift to Pok Fu Lam Road.

3. Once you are off the lift,

  • turn LEFT to take another lift to go up one level ("F") to the footbridge, or

  • turn RIGHT and walk straight, following the exit signs to the first escalator to the footbridge.

4. Walk across the footbridge.

5. Take the second escalator to LG1/F.

6. Take the third escalator to LG/F.

7. Go straight entering Centennial Campus and turn left.

8. Go straight and the LG/F lift lobby of The Jockey Club Tower is on your right-hand side.

9. Take lift to 3/F of The Jockey Club Tower.

You may check this video for getting from the HKU Station to the Campus. For getting to the Centennial Campus, please watch from 1:26.