The Hong Kong International Airport, also known as Chek Lap Kok, has the prestigious claim of having been rated the world's best airport five times since its opening in 1998. It is the main point of entry for foreign visitors to Hong Kong and is served by a number of airlines flying from airports across the UK .
An express train runs from Hong Kong Airport into town stopping at Tsing Yi, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island - it takes approximately half an hour. There are also a number of buses that run from the airport to various locations in the city.
Hong Kong is serviced by the MTR railway, which covers all of the territories and is the most efficient way to get around. The bus network, is the cheapest way to get around the city. Buses are also the most widespread mode of travel across the territories, although they are certainly not the fastest. Hong Kong Island is serviced by a cheap and reliable tram network, with routes across the island including the ascent to Victoria Peak. There are also numerous ferry companies operating itineraries between the islands. These are categorised into fast and slow ferries which are priced according to the speed of journey. The 120-year-old Star Ferry operates between Kowloom and Hong Kong Island and is a tourist attraction in its own right. Alternatively, it is generally easy and inexpensive to get around Hong Kong by taxi.
There are a number of options for travelling on to China from Hong Kong. The MTR runs services to Beijing and Shanghai as well as other cities in China from Kowloon. Alternatively, there are a number of bus services over the border. Several hydrofoil services to Macau leave daily. Note that a visa is required for onward travel to China. Hiring a car is also an option.