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Flight booking tips

Favourite airline: Cathay Pacific
The majority of passengers on the route London – Hong Kong prefer to fly with Cathay Pacific.
Cathay Pacific
4 %
Virgin Atlantic
2 %
British Airways
2 %
Tip: book 8 weeks before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 8 weeks before the flight. Pay only £350.00.
54 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Thursday
Choosing the right day of the week is worthwhile as prices of flights on this route are cheapest on Thursday.
Direct flights are more expensive
On this route, direct flights are £33.00 more expensive than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
11h 55min
21h 25min
45h 20min
£364
£331
£359
Favourite connection: via Zurich
On this flight route, flights with a stopover in Zurich are the most popular.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Zurich (Zürich)-Kloten
14h 50min, from £399
9 %
Direct flights
11h 55min, from £364
9 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
21h 25min, from £331
8 %

Travel Tips

An exciting harbour side city

Hong Kong is vibrant being a major port and densely populated. A former British colony, Hong Kong in South East China is a known for its stunning skyline. Shopping opportunities and the food scene are lively. 

Best time for a stay in Hong Kong

The climate is subtropical with long hot summers and typhoon rains between June and September. From March until April and from October until December the climate makes a visit more comfortable. The Chinese New Year is a fun time to visit. It is celebrated at the first full moon between the 21st January and  21st February. It is the first full moon in a new year. The Spring Lantern Festival happens in March and the Birthday of Tin Hau, Goddess of the Sea, is celebrated at the end April to the beginning of May. Exact dates depend on the moon calendar. The Dragon Boat Festival is on the 5th day after the 5th full moon, usually in May or June. Establishment Day is celebrated on the 1st July.

 

Pre-travel information 

A visa is not needed for British Citizens who intend to visit for up to 6 months. About 8 weeks before travel travellers should contact a doctor about recommended vaccines. Hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus, rabies and diphtheria may be needed. Generally prices in Hong Kong are lower than the UK. Lunches cost approximately 100-150 HKD, a beer is priced at approximately 40 HKD and soft drinks around 20 HKD.

 

Local Hong Kong facts

Airport transfers from Hong Kong International Airport to the city centre are straightforward. The Airport Express train goes to Hong Kong Station. It costs about 100 HKD and the journey takes about 25 minutes. A taxi journey to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island costs about 200-350 HKD. Bus number 44 operates 24 hours a day and costs from 10-48 HKD. The range of accommodation is wide. Starred hotels are expensive but there is well priced, good  accommodation in Mong Kok Jordan or Tshim Sha Tsui. Hostels are available and cost from about 250 HKD. Three Star hotels cost approximately 900 HKD per night per person. The public transport system is efficient. There are trams, buses, trains ferries and the metro. An Octopus card is a rechargeable chip card. Taxis on Hong Kong Island are more expensive than in the suburbs. A taxi in Kowloon costs 70 HKD for the first 3 km, then 15 HKD per km.

Flight information London - Hong Kong
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London - Hong Kong
  • Flight duration: min. 11:35 / max. 12:05
  • Distance: 9623 km
  • Flights per week: 72
  • Return flight duration: min. 13:00 / max. 13:20
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