Hong Kong Station

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Hong Kong
MTR rapid transit station
Hong Kong Station Outside View 2009.jpg
Station exterior (Exit F)
Chinese name
Chinese 香港
Cantonese Yale Hēunggóng
Literal meaning Fragrant harbour
General information
Location Harbour View Street, Central
Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°17′06″N 114°09′29″E / 22.285°N 114.158°E / 22.285; 114.158Coordinates: 22°17′06″N 114°09′29″E / 22.285°N 114.158°E / 22.285; 114.158
Operated by MTR Corporation
Platforms 3 (island platform (Tung Chung Line), side platform (Airport Express))
Connections           Central Station, bus, public light bus, tram, ferry
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code HOK
  • 21 June 1998 (1998-06-21) (Tung Chung Line)
  • 6 July 1998 (1998-07-06) (Airport Express)
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
Terminus Airport Express
Tung Chung Line
towards Tung Chung
Tsuen Wan Line
Transfer at: Central
towards Tsuen Wan
towards Kennedy Town
Island Line
Transfer at: Central
towards Chai Wan
Tung Chung Line
Route map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong
Location within the MTR system

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港; Cantonese Yale: Hēunggóng) is a station of the Hong Kong MTR metro system. It is the eastern terminus of the Tung Chung Line and Airport Express, situated between Man Cheung Street and Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong Island, and sits underneath the International Finance Centre (IFC). It was opened in 1998.

The station is connected to Central Station by two tunnels. The walk between the two stations typically takes three to six minutes. The tunnels, which cross under Connaught Road Central, are equipped with moving walkways. The station, retail mall, pedestrian tunnels, footbridges and masterplan for the IFC development were all designed by Arup Associates (Hong Kong Office) in collaboration with Rocco Design Architects Limited, Ove Arup & Partners, and Meinhardt.[1]

This station provides an in-town check-in service for flights departing Hong Kong International Airport and free shuttle bus services to most major hotels in the Central and Wan Chai areas.

Station layout[edit]

- Overlying Properties Exits
IFC Mall, One ifc, Two ifc
Footbridge to Central
Mid-levels escalator system, Star Ferry Pier
G Airport Express Check-in Exits, Customer Service, MTRShops, Washrooms
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Luggage check-in
Carpark, Drop-off area
Shops Shops, vending machine
Subway to carpark, escalators to Tung Chung Line concourse
Side platform, not in service
Platform 2 No service, reserved platform
Platform 1      Airport Express towards AsiaWorld–Expo (Kowloon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Airport Express
Exits, Customer Service, MTRShops, Washrooms
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, ATMs
Taxi Stand, Airport Express shuttle buses
Douglas Street
Exit C, Customer Service
L3 Tung Chung Line
Customer Service, MTRShops
Vending machines, ATMs
Octopus card promotion machine
Interchange passageway to Douglas Street Concourse and Central Station
Platform 4      Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung (Kowloon)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Platform 3      Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung (Kowloon)
Station concourse
Platform 1
Platform 3

Although two Airport Express platforms have been constructed, Platform 1 is the only one in use. For the convenience of passengers, a taxi stand and a hotel shuttle service are provided on the same level once the passenger has exited through the gates.[2]

The Tung Chung Line and Airport Express are located considerably far away from each other. The Tung Chung Line concourse is located one level below the Airport Express platform. There, passengers have to ride an escalator down one more level to reach the Tung Chung Line trains.[2]

In July 2007, MTR installed two "Self-service Point" machines, for the first time in Hong Kong, at the Tung Chung Line platform. These unmanned machines help resolve passengers' issues such as having lost the ticket or being unable to use the Octopus card to exit. They also have a visual conference system so that the staff can help passengers out.[3]

Entrances and exits[edit]

  • A1/A2: Two IFC Wheelchair user access[4]
  • B1/B2: Exchange Square I/II[4]
  • C: Douglas Street[4]
  • D: Exchange Square III[4]
  • E1/E2: One IFC Wheelchair user access[4]
  • F: IFC Mall[4]

Transport connections[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

These bus routes provide a direct connection to Hong Kong Station. All bus routes that are prefixed by a capital M terminate at the Airport Express station. The ones not prefixed by a capital M stop close by at either Exchange Square or Hong Kong Station Public Transport Interchange.[4]

Exchange Square Bus Terminus (Exit D)[4]
  • to the Peak: 15
  • to Stanley: 6 series, 260 and 66
  • to Lei Tung/Ap Lei Chau: 91
  • to Hong Sing Garden: 690
  • to Cyberport: 30X
  • to South Horizons: 590
Hong Kong Station Bus Terminus (Under Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and ifc mall)[4]
  • to Laguna City: 621
  • to Ma On Shan Town Centre: 681


  1. ^ The design and construction is chronicled in the book "Arup: Hong Kong Station" by Greg Pearce, Stuart Mercer, Graham Powell and Rodney Tan.
  2. ^ a b "Hong Kong Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "MTR News release: Self-service Point to assist passengers; number 041/07" (PDF) (in Chinese). MTR. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2007. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Hong Kong Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 26 April 2015.