Hongkong.. 10 hour layover, ideas?

Microsoft gdjwiebdu
Jan 24 16 Comments

Recommendations please!
Any must visit places to visit near airport? Traveling with husband and a toddler.

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  • Salesforce 886
    Take the airport train to IFC and take a good meal from the shopping center. Then go outside and enjoy the view of the harbor. Take the ferry’s wheel. Then take the ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui, walk around. More shopping, view the harbor from the other side. Then take the ferry back to the other side then take the train back to the airport.
    Jan 246
    • Microsoft gdjwiebdu
      OP
      Cool, seems good and doable. Thanks. Any particular restaurant you would recommend for vegetarian family?
      Jan 25
    • Salesforce 886
      Hmm. I don’t really have a recommendation for vegetarian restaurants because I’m not vegetarian I don’t know what’s good. Another tip is to get some HKD in cash. (Especially for the ferry) Mobile payment isn’t as popular as it is in mainland China. Also, metro works super well in HK. It’s also a good option. You can potentially take the metro from IFC to places like Mong Kok to check it out. And then to Tsim Sha Tsui, then back to IFC. You can also ditch all this and take the cable car to the Peak and get a overview of Hong Kong. Depending how much time you actually have.
      Jan 25
    • Nvidia CPgE12
      Check out happycow.com
      Jan 25
    • Yahoo melwarc
      You don't have to return to IFC by taking ferry again to catch the metro to airport. You can board from kowloon station which is near to Tsim Sha Tsui.
      Jan 25
    • Salesforce 886
      That’s right. Kowloon East right?
      Jan 25
    • Yahoo melwarc
      Nope its West Kowloon. Station is known as Kowloon station.
      Jan 25
  • Facebook blindbook
    With a toddler, your motivation to visit places on layover is amazing. Good luck 👍
    Jan 251
    • PayPal mrhuddle
      I visited Singapore with my toddler on a 10hr layover. It was totally doable!
      Jan 25
  • DocuSign B1n8d
    Whatever you decide, buy the octopus card at the airport 711 or visitor center for all transportation except taxi. Taxi takes cash only.
    Jan 251
  • DocuSign B1n8d
    Disneyland is close to airport. Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island is near as well. Ngong Ping 360 cable car offer spectacular view in a nice day.

    Or you can take airport express to HK Station into the city Central. The ride is only 21 mins each way. From there, you can see the Victoria Harbour (Marine museum in the piers central for kids) or take the Peak tram up to the Peak especially for night view skyline. Dining and shopping are very convenient.

    Hope these are helpful!
    Jan 251
    • Microsoft gdjwiebdu
      OP
      Definitely helping.. Disneyland is an interesting idea (though husband would rather prefer to explore the area). Also how lined up is cable car entry on weekday? Online tour sellers are making a case to buy tickets from them for a group/quick entry. Otherwise city central and short TSH ferry is the way to go as another person recommended. Thanks for suggesting!
      Jan 25
  • Amazon YRNO73
    Airport is huge, you can easily kill 10 hours there!
    Jan 251
    • Microsoft gdjwiebdu
      OP
      It’s all during day time and we don’t need any visa etc. so want to get out and may be just roam around 😊
      If nothing else that will keep little one engaged and may be help him to sleep in 10 hour flight later at night.
      Jan 25
  • Microsoft vgcv
    What about hotel stay or luggage drop? Online search tells luggage is $12 per hour per bag... so even for 2-3 carry on bags that seems expensive.. may be we should book a hotel and use that for baggage and freshen up. Any recommendations?
    Feb 130

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