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Getting to Wanchai

From the Airport

Airport express high speed train

While a great way to get into town in general the Airport Express train is less useful if you are heading straight from the airport into Wanchai as there are no nearby stops.

The closest stop on the Airport Express route to Wanchai is Hong Kong Station, but you would then have to change to the local underground railway, MTR, line to get to your destination.

The MTR station in Wanchai while centrally located is not that convenient if you are travelling with luggage.  When you add the cost of the Express ticket to the hassle it is hard to recommend unless you are interested in the train itself.


It is almost 25 miles from the airport to Wanchai and comparatively hard to get to.  Of course a taxi straight from the airport is the most simple way and recommended if you are arriving on a flight and have luggage and have the budget.  A standard red taxi will cost you around HK$300 not including luggage fees of $5 a bag.  Because a taxi can carry up to 5 passengers, though that is a little squashed, it means this is an economical way for a group to travel from the airport to a destination in Wanchai.

Public Bus

The CityBus A11 "Airport City Flyer" coach, which is the "N11" at night, is an express bus with comfortable seats and space for large suitcases.  Although cheap at $40 a person if you are travelling on your own you do have to allow over an hour and a half for the trip, not counting the time you will wait for the bus.  So this option is best for individuals on a tight budget with time to spare.

You will face a walk from the bus stop to your hotel when you arrive, and it can be hard to know when to get off if you are not familiar with the area.

Hotel Coach

Stopping at several major hotels in the Wanchai area the Airport Hotelink service provide easy door-to-door travel in comfortable coaches.  At HK$150 each though this is cheaper than a taxi only if there is one of you.  And it is only an efficient route if you are staying at one of the hotels the coach stops at which include the Empire Hotel, Grand Hyatt, Metropark and The Wesley.  Check their web site for a full list.  http://www.trans-island.com.hk/


From the Peak

Bus 15A or 15B, but not 15 so take care, will take you directly from the bus terminus at The Peak Tower ground floor all the way into Wanchai, stopping outside the Wanchai Firestation.

At almost an hour it is a long, and not particularly comfortable, trip.

An alternative is to take the historic Peak Tram down from The Peak, then walk a few yards down the road from the lower peak Tram station to the Cathedral.  There take a 40 bus which will take you into Wanchai, going as far as the Wanchai Ferry pier.

Lastly it is possible to walk from The Peak down the hill to Wanchai.  The upper part of the walk, down the side of the wooded hill, is relaxing and interesting but be prepared to switch to other transport once you enter the city streets again as the midlevels is not very interesting for the walking tourist.

From Central

Either the MTR or any number of public busses will be a convenient way to get from Central, the main business district of Hong Kong, through to Wanchai.

Almost any bus going east on Harcourt Road or Queens Road or Des Voeux will do, check out the routes starting "5", "1" and "7" but look out for those which may be express "X" or "P" which won't stop in Wanchai.

The MTR is the fastest and generally more comfortable way to go but beware rush hour as in any city when the underground railway is packed.

From Ladies Market, Mongkok

The MTR is the easiest and safest way to travel from the Ladies' Market in Mongkok to Wanchai.  From Ladies Market go the Mongkok MTR station, your closest entrance is at Bank Centre.  Then take the Tuen Wan line south until you reach Admiralty interchange.

At Admiralty change to the Island Line going east towards Chai Wan and you only have to go one stop to Wanchai.

From Nathan Road, TST

You may choose to travel via the MTR as you would from Mongkok or there is a scenic alternative in taking the Star Ferry to Wanchai Pier.

If you walk south on Nathan Road down to the tip of the Kowloon Peninsular you will of course come to the Star Ferry pier.  But what most people forget is that the Star Ferry crosses the harbour not just at one place, going from Kowloon to Central Hong Kong, but also has route that goes to Wanchai Ferry pier.