Double-decker Citybus ride from HKIA to Jordan

There are many ways to get into the city from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). I have used both taxi and Airport Express before. This time round, we took a slow-mo Citybus’ Cityflyer ride.

 

Follow “To City” sign to Bus Terminal

Follow “To City” sign from arrival floor, and walk towards the Bus Terminal at Ground Transportation Centre.

 

HkD 33 adult fare / HKD 16.50 child/senior

There are few Cityflyer routes to and fro the airport. We took Cityflyer A21 (final destination Hung Hom Station) from the airport to Jordan, and the journey took us approx 60 minutes. Cheap-cheap HKD 33 fare per person, vs. Airport Express HKD 45 (group ticket HKD 90 for 2 pax).

 

Ticket, Octopus or Cash

One can pay with ticket, Octopus or cash.

– Ticket: For “A” route buses, bus tickets are available at the Bus Customer Service and Ticket Offices.

– Cash: Need to pay exact fare, as there in no change onboard

– Octopus: The best way, get yours at the airport

 

Double-decker bus woohoo

The best thing about the ride? At the risk of sounding childish, the double-decker bus itself!! Coming from a non-double-decker bus country, sitting in one just make me extremely happy. Soo happy that I was singing this in my head:

She says: Hello, you fool, I love you
Come on join the joyride
Join the joyride

 

Nice scenery along the way
Passed by some old buildings
High above on the upper deck, bow to me you small people

The bus is also sort of like a ‘tour bus‘, with tourist / travel information’s broadcast during the journey. “You are now on Tsing Ma bridge“, yada yada

There is a luggage security monitor on the upper deck, so you can keep a lookout of your luggage. I saw a notice of free wi-fi onboard, but it wasn’t working both ways to and from the airport (surprise, surprise … ).

 

Techie bf keeping track of our whereabouts

There was multilingual bus stop and passenger announcement, but it wasn’t clear, so bf whipped out his mobile phone and was keeping track of our whereabouts, when we were close to the city.

Heading to New Lucky building 華豐大廈 at Jordan, we alighted at Prudential Center, Nathan Road (Stop 11 in A21 route map). We then walk ‘backwards’ on Nathan Road (same direction where the bus came from), towards MTR Jordan (Exit B1). New Lucky Building is just next to the entrance of Exit B1.

But, heading to the airport, the bus stop from Jordan is not directly opposite Prudential Center (where we alighted).

 

Bus stop 7 to the airport
In front of Tsim Sha Tsui police station
Popular mode of transport

Please walk towards Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station, Nathan Road (Stop 7 in A21 route map), and the bus stop is just right in front of the police station. There were many passengers waiting for the bus, but the bus was still relatively empty at this stop. We managed to get seats at the upper deck again. When the bus reached Mongkok, it was getting full, and some passengers had to stand.

If you are not in a rush, I highly recommend Citybus’s Cityflyer service to get into the city from HKIA. It allows one to take in the city peacefully, before the madness starts.

Timetable:

A21 From Airport (Ground Transportation Centre)

Every Monday to Saturday  Headway (mins) 
06:00 – 08:00 20
08:00 – 00:00 10 ~ 15
Every Sunday and Public Holidays  Headway (mins) 
06:00 – 08:00 15
08:00 – 00:00 10 ~ 15

 

A21 From Hung Hom Station

Every Monday to Friday  Headway (mins) 
05:30 – 06:00 15
06:00 – 09:45 12 ~ 15
09:45 – 19:30 10 ~ 12
19:30 – 23:00 15
Every Saturday  Headway (mins) 
05:30 – 06:00 15
06:00 – 19:30 10 ~ 15
19:30 – 23:00 15
Every Sunday and Public Holidays  Headway (mins) 
05:30 – 06:00 15
06:00 – 21:15 10 ~ 15
21:15 – 22:00 15
22:00 – 23:00 20

 

 

For more info, Citybus’ website is here.

Notyourtypicaltourist

Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.