Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium Garden
We went back to Kowloon Shangri-la and decided to spluge on our last meal in Hong Kong. The restaurant was full of people and we had to wait until 2 pm to have a seat. Well, I think it’s worth all the wait since the dishes we ordered really tasted 2 Michelen stars! For a more detailed review of Shang Place, please go to my Hong Kong food trip blog series. Prepare to spend HKD 200 – 250 per person (USD 27 – 33 per person).
Airport Express from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong Airport
Since we came to Tsim Sha Tsui via A21 bus on our arrival, we decided to test how fast is it to travel back to Hong Kong Airport using Airport Express train. It’s also a weekend today and the hotel’s concierge informed us to take the Airport Express to avoid the heavy Tsim Sha Tsui traffic jam.
Fortunately, the Airport Express has a free shuttle bus for major hotels within Tsim Sha Tsui. After 20 minutes of wait in the lobby of Kowloon Shangri-la, the bell boy informed us that the free shuttle to Airport Express Kowloon has arrived and loaded all our luggages for us. It only took about 10 minutes for us to reach the Airport Express Kowloon Station.
The Kowloon Station looks like a mini airport. If you are flying via major full-service airlines like Cathay Pacific, you can already check-in your luggage right there for free. Unfortunately, we are flying back home via Cebu Pacific Air so we did not get the chance to try the free luggage check-in service in Kowloon Airport Express Station.
We purchased a group of 3 ticket for a total of HKD 190 (USD24.50) which effectively gave us a discount of 30%. A single one way coupon from Kowloon Station to Airport costs HKD 90 (USD 11.60) one way. If you are coming from Tsim Sha Tsui, I strongly recommend you to take Airport Express versus Airport bus on weekends to avoid the monstrous traffic jam especially along Nathan Road.
Overall, I had a very pleasant experience in the 20 minute train journey. The seats are comfortable and the train coach looks like the inside of a plane. There’s also plenty of space to put your luggage. I will definitely use the service of Airport Express when I am back in Hong Kong.
The Airport Express departs every 10 minutes from 6 am to 12 mid-night.
- Hong Kong Travel Itinerary 4D/3N
- Hong Kong Day 1: Hong Kong Airport Arrival and Airport A21 Bus to Tsim Sha Tsui
- Hong Kong Day 1: Kowloon Shangrila Hotel, Chao Zhou Restaurant, Nathan Road, Aberdeen Fishball and Noodle Restaurant
- Hong Kong Day 2: Octopus Card, Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Avenue of Stars
- Hong Kong Day 2: Star Ferry and Rickshaw Double Decker Bus
- Hong Kong Day 2: The Peak and Mak’s Noodle House
- Hong Kong Day 3: Hong Kong Museum of History, Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant
- Hong Kong Day 3: Kowloon Park, Spring Deer Restaurant, Symphony of Lights and Avenue of Stars
- Hong Kong Day 4: Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium Garden, Shang Palace, Airport Express from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong Airport
- Hong Kong Food Trip – Cafe Kool and Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangrila (Part 1 of 3 – Food Splurge)
- Hong Kong Food Trip – Aberdeen Restaurant, Spring Deer, Chuk Yuen (Part 2 of 3 – Mid Range Dining)
- Hong Kong Food Trip – Mak’s Noodle, Yoshinoya, Chao Zhou, Kai Kee Noodles (Part 3 of 3 – Cheap Eats)
- Macau 3D/3N Itinerary using Free Bus Transfers
- Macau Day 1: Macau Arrival and Venetian Macau
- Macau Day 2: Senado Square and Saint Paul Ruins
- Macau Day 2: Solmar and Wynn
- Macau Day 3: Sands Buffet, City of Dreams
- Macau Day 3: Exploring Venetian Hotel, Venetian at Night
- Macau Day 4: Venetian Check Out, Fat Siu Lau, MGM