Today we explain how to plan a trip to Hong Kong, including the best time to visit Hong Kong, how to get to Hong kong and things to do in Hong Kong 2020. To explain how to visit Hong Kong, we also give you ways to save money in Hong Kong and how to get around Hong Kong to help you with your Hong Kong travel planner.
00:00 – Introduction
00:50 – Best time to visit Hong Kong
02:01 – How to get to Hong Kong
02:49 – How to get around Hong Kong
03:41 – Typical costs in Hong Kong
05:23 – Save money in Hong Kong
07:05 – Best things to do in Hong Kong 2020
Full Hong Kong Guide here:
Cost of Travel in China:
Full of culture, cuisine and cash, Hong Kong is a busy and bustling city that will knock you down if you’re not careful.
Although it is known for its skyscrapers, there is so much more to Hong Kong than its skyline. Check out the many street markets, The Peak for that famous view point, the family friendly theme parks and an array of temples, keeping you busy for days and weeks on end.
Best time to visit Hong Kong
The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to December, when the weather is cool and pleasant.
Spring runs from March to May with pleasant weather. However, sunny days can become stormy and foggy quite quickly, so bring a sweater or light jacket for the evenings.
Avoid visiting Hong Kong during the summer. It is incredibly hot and humid but also experiences many thunderstorms and typhoons.
Visit in February to experience the Spring and Lantern festival as well as Chinese New Year. Christmas in Hong Kong is also particularly special. However, visiting during any of these festival periods will see more crowds and higher hotel prices.
How to get to Hong Kong
Fly – As a major airport of the world, most cities fly directing to Hong Kong. From Hong Kong International airport you may catch the airport express line on the MTR, departing every 12 minutes between 6am – 1am and costing HK$100 to Hong Kong Station Central.
Bus – Several transport companies offer buses to near Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Pearl River Delta.
Train – Trains are available to and from Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
How to get around Hong Kong
The Star ferry is the quickest and cheapest option for crossing the harbour whilst the extensive bus and MTR station will take you anywhere you wish to go.
Unless early morning or late at night, avoiding using taxis as the traffic can be horrendous and fares are costly.
Budget: Dorm beds start at HK$83 whilst private rooms start at HK$90 in the Chungking Mansion.
Midrange: Hotels can be pricey in Hong Kong, with private rooms costing HK$478 – HK$1075.
Luxury: HK$1200+ Top hotels are twice and triple this cost.
Transport: Bus, tram or star ferry tickets cost between HK$2.50 – HK$15 with octopus cards available for the MTRs Light Rail System.
Average cost of food:
Hong Kong is an expensive city but cheap food can be found in most areas.
Tea cafes and food stalls will cost HK$40 – HK$80 whilst a large Chinese dinner will cost HK$300+.
Sit down lunch menus start at HK$100 and drinks can be found HK$25 – HK$40, with some wines and cocktails costing more than this.
Save money in Hong Kong
As a fast-paced, financial city, Hong Kong is more expensive than many other cities in China and South East Asia. However, there are some ways you can save money here.
* Book in advance – Book your airline tickets in advance to save some serious money. There are many budget airlines in Asia which often have cheap rates around 3-4 months before the date of travel. We use Skyscanner and Momondo to compare prices but also check sales directly on Jetstar, HK Express and AirAsia.
* Stay in Wan Chai – However, if you do wish to stay on Hong Kong Island, choose Wan Chai for cheaper accommodation.
* Couchsurf – If you plan on spending some time in Hong Kong, take advantage of the active Couchsurfing community.
* Take the tram – A tram ride often works out cheaper than the MTR, so choose this option when possible.
* Catch the bus – When you arrive at Hong Kong airport, there is a handy Airport Express bus which takes 20-30 minutes. However, if you are not in a rush, head down to the bus terminal and catch an airport bus to the city to save some extra cash.
* Use Klook – when booking attraction tickets or tours, browse the options on Klook and book in advance to save money. This is also the case for transport such as the Airport Express bus.
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Except that you CAN’T plan a trip to Hong Kong. It’s been closed to non-residents for the better part of 18 months. This seems to have been written by someone who hasn’t actually tried to get there.
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This reminds me many memories i had in HK. Very informative. Lets stay connected in youtube !!!
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