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Everything You Need to Know for Travelling on The Hong Kong High-Speed Train – From Opening Hours to Hotel Recommendations

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Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Station of the Express Rail Link (XRL) resumed full service in January this year, making travel between Hong Kong and different parts of the mainland very accessible through the high-speed train. Whether it is your first time catching the high-speed train or you want to know more, we’ll be covering key information that can help you manage your trip. Learn more about the station’s opening times, train schedules, where to buy tickets as well as nearby hotels.

 

Opening hours of West Kowloon High-Speed Rail Station

Although the first high-speed train leaves Hong Kong as early as 7am, West Kowloon Station opens at 6, allowing passengers to purchase tickets and prepare to board the first train of the day. As for travellers arriving on the last train, the travellers will have plenty of time to navigate the station, with staff offering assistance up until the station closes at midnight.

 

Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Schedule

When travelling on the high-speed train to and or from Hong Kong, having access to the timetable will be useful in helping you plan your trip accordingly if you are on a tight schedule. The most up-to-date, High Speed Rail schedule can be found here on the MTR’s official website. Please be aware that these times are subject to change due to conditions such as weather. You can stay up to date with the latest changes in conditions through the official MTR website.

For visitors travelling to Hong Kong, you may need to transfer to another line to reach your destination. If you’re looking to change to another line from the West Kowloon Station, we’ve compiled a list that can help.

I’m looking to transfer to the… Directions
Airport or Tung Chung Line You can transfer to both the Airport Line and the Tung Chung Line at Kowloon Station.
Disneyland Resort Line 1.Board the train at Kowloon station (Tung Chung line, towards Tung Chung).

2. Transfer at Sunny Bay Station.

East Rail Line 1.Board the train towards Wu Kai Sha at Austin Station.

2. Transfer at Hung Hom Station.

Island Line 1.Board the train at Kowloon station (Tung Chung line, towards Central).

2. Transfer at Central Station.

Kwun Tong Line 1.Board the train towards Wu Kai Sha at Austin Station.

2. Transfer at Ho Man Tin Station.

South Island Line 1. Board the train at Kowloon station (Tung Chung line, towards Central).

2.Transfer at Central Station onto either the Tsuen Wan Line (Towards Tsuen Wan) or the Island Line (Towards Chai Wan).

3. Change to the South Island line at Admiralty Station.

Tseung Kwan O Line 1. Board the train at Kowloon station (Tung Chung line, towards Central).

2. Transfer at Central Station onto the Island Line (Towards Chai Wan).

3. Change to the Tseung Kwan O line at North Point Station.

Tsuen Wan Line 1. Board the train at Kowloon station (Tung Chung line, towards Tung Chung). )

2. Transfer at Lai King Station.

Tuen Ma Line You can board the Tuen Ma Line at Austin Station.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to explore the Kowloon area, the distance from Austin Station to Jordan Station is only an eight-minute walk.

 

Offers for Booking Tickets for the Hong Kong High-Speed Train

Tickets for the high-speed train will be available at the counters of the West Kowloon Railway Station for those who would like to arrange a ticket in person. However, booking tickets online can not only help you save time lining up, but certain platforms may also offer discounts.

 

Book XRL tickets From Hong Kong

If you’re looking to book online while in Hong Kong, you can try designated online platforms or the official XLR website. Platforms such as Klook and trip.com may offer points or promotions upon booking.

 

Book XRL Tickets to Hong Kong

Similar to Hong Kong, you can reserve your high-speed rail ticket online through designated online travel platforms such as 123406 China Railway as well as through the official MTR XRL website.

 

How to get to One-Eight-One Hotel from West Kowloon Station

If you’re planning to stay on Hong Kong Island, consider staying at One-Eight-One Hotel. One-Eight-One Hotel is easily accessible from West Kowloon Station and offers a wide range of services for guests. These include a 24-hour concierge, a well-equipped gym, self-service laundry facilities, as well as access to our entertainment and reading room while you stay in Hong Kong.

 

Bus Routes

  • 970 (near West Kowloon Station Exit E)
  • 971 (near West Kowloon Station Exit D/E)
  • 973 (near Exit D of West Kowloon Station)

 

MTR

Walk from West Kowloon Station to Tung Chung Line Kowloon Station to Central Station, then transfer to Island Line to Hong Kong University Station Exit B1 for about a 7-minute walk.

 

 Taxi

For taxis, follow the signs inside the West Kowloon High-Speed Rail Station to the Urban Taxi Pick-up Area on Level B2, while the Drop-off Area is located on Level B1 of the station. A taxi ride from the station to the One-Eight-One Hotel takes around 10 minutes.

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Enjoy premium services when you stay at One-Eight-One Hotel

Whether you’re travelling to or from Hong Kong through the high-speed rail, the One-Eight-One Hotel is only a short ride away from West Kowloon Station. Reserve your stay today and experience the luxurious atmosphere and quality services that One-Eight-One Hotel offers.

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