Cheap Flights from Beijing to Hong Kong
Flight information Beijing to Hong Kong International
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Flying from Beijing to Hong Kong? Your trip will take you from the capital of the People’s Republic of China, and the third largest city in this sprawling nation, to Hong Kong, a region with a unique history that has maintained both its autonomy and its importance as a cultural and economic center throughout the years. These tips from Skyscanner will make sure you know everything you need to in order to make your journey smooth and stress free.
Flight Route Options
On your flight route from Beijing to Hong Kong, direct flights go from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to Hong Kong International (HKG) on Chek Lap Kok island. The flight lasts around 3 hours and 40 minutes, and your airline carriers will include Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Air China, China Southern, and Cathay Pacific.
Getting to Beijing Airport
You can reach Beijing airport by car, or via the city’s public transportation network. The Airport Express train runs from the Sanyuanqiao Station and Dongzhimen Station to the airport, and takes 20-30 minutes depending on when you get on and off. The airport shuttle bus is a slightly cheaper option which has several lines around the city.
Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
This airport is the main hub for Air China, a major carrier of the People's Republic of China. Beijing Capital International Airport has three terminals.
Terminal 2 is where China Eastern, China Southern and Xiamen Airlines are located. It's advisable to be at the airport at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to leave. Within Terminal 2 there are banks, ATMs, foreign currency exchange stores and machines, a health clinic and other amenities. You can travel from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 via a public walkway. A shuttle bus also connects all three terminals.
Terminal 3 is the second largest airport building in the world, with a main passenger terminal and two satellite concourses. One concourse (Terminal 3D) is used solely by Air China. There are 72 global food service options in this terminal and a huge area with retail shops, duty-free stores, and convenience services.
Immigration and Security Requirements at Beijing Capital International Airport
As you will likely know from your arrival in China, U.S. citizens need a visa in order to enter China, as well as a passport with at least 6 months remaining validity. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region, and therefore has different visa entry requirements from China. Happily, this means that U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Hong Kong, but you will still need a passport that is valid for one month beyond the date of your intended stay in Hong Kong. For more information and the latest travel advisories, please refer to the U.S. Department of State’s travel website for Hong Kong and China.
Landing in Hong Kong
When you touch down in Hong Kong, you’ll be happy to find yourself in the airport that’s been named the world’s best on 8 separate occasions. All arrivals come into Terminal 1, and you’ll find lots of options to get into the city from there. The Airport Express Train runs every 10 minutes, and is a fast and easy way to get to the downtown area, though tickets for this smooth ride can be pricey. Buses are a more reasonable option – the S1 bus will take you to the Tung Chung MTR station from which you can take the MTR Tung Chung line to Hong Kong, Kowloon, or Tsim Sha Tsui. The city itself has many bus lines running through it, and you’ll find that the A lines are most convenient, as they are more direct than the E line buses, and include free Wi-Fi throughout your journey. You’ll know which line the bus is because it’s bus number will start with the appropriate letter - A or E (and N or NA for night buses).
Taxis and car rentals are also available from the airport. If you’re interested in hitting the road around Hong Kong, have a look at Skyscanner’s rental car price search for the best deals on a sleek ride.
Time Zone, Currency, Practicalities
Beijing and Hong Kong are both in the same time zone, so you won’t have to worry about resetting your watch. The currency used in Hong Kong is Hong Kong Dollars (HKD, HK$). One US dollar is worth around HK$7.75 in Hong Kong dollars, so prices will look more expensive than they are. It’s always good to check the currency rates as you travel though, as they fluctuate from day to day.
For electrical appliances you’ll need a separate plug converter in Hong Kong, as they use a different power outlet than in China. Due to earlier British influence, Hong Kong uses a British 3 pronged plug (type G) with 220 Volts at 50 Hertz.
While the cost of an inexpensive meal in either of these two cities may be quite similar, the cost of dinner in a more elegant eatery nearly doubles in price when you dine out in Hong Kong, where a nice dinner for two can cost 350.00HK$. Keep in mind, though, that one US dollar is equal in value to about 8 Hong Kong dollars (HK$). Be sure to have a Type G British 3-pronged plug converter if you plan on using any electronic devices in Hong Kong, as the power outlets here differ from those in Beijing.
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