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Hong Kong Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Hong Kong Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

we actually just slept on the floor because we were so tired and didn't have to time to look for somewhere better. My dad crawled under the seats so as to be out of the way. - Steve

Airport Overview

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photo credit: Prakash / SleepingInAirports

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Hong Kong Airport.

What to Expect

  • A large terminal, spread out terminal. Expect lots of walking!
  • Travellers report mixed experiences here - overall, sleepers are allowed and not bothered by staff, but the customer service can be underwhelming, as they seem to adhere to strict rules that aren’t necessarily logical.
  • Terminal 1 is much larger, and T2 is home to mostly budget airlines. The SkyPlaza, located in T2, is a business and entertainment complex. Flights depart around the clock, so travellers are around all night.
  • T1 has several 24-hour eateries. There is one 24-hour restaurant Landside in T2, but none Airside.
  • Plenty of power outlets to charge your mobile devices, but only for Hong Kong/England plugs or USB. Have an adapter handy!
  • Clean restrooms with western toilets.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Seating is practically non-existent on the Landside, so get through security to find some sleeping spots.
  • Many seats and benches have no armrests so you can stretch out.
  • Be on the lookout for the airport’s “relaxation room”, a dimly-lit room offering massage service and loungers that lay flat for sleeping. You can find it downstairs from Gates 23 and 25. Five more loungers are available behind large black planter boxes near Gate 35.
  • Very loud overnight, especially as the cleaning staff comes through, so bring ear plugs.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to Terminal 1 and several hotels that provide airport shuttle service. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Showers are available in T1.
  • Economy class travelers can buy a pass to several airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and hours.

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Hong Kong Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Plaza Premium Lounge (West Hall) - Location: Terminal 1, airside, Level 6, Departures Hall West Hall, near Gate 35. Private resting areas ($) and showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (HKD 580 - 900) • Buy a lounge pass (£5.00 - 3 hours or £36.00 - 6 hours - 24 hour advance purchase is required) •  Priority Pass.
  • Plaza Premium Lounge (East Hall) - Location: Terminal 1, airside, Level 6, Departures Hall East Hall, near Gate 1. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (HKD 580 - 900) • Buy a lounge pass (£25.00 - 3 hours or £36.00 - 6 hours - 24 hour advance purchase is required) •  Priority Pass.
  • Plaza Premium Lounge (Arrival Hall) - Location: Terminal 2, landside, Level 3. Private resting area ($) and showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Buy a lounge pass (US$52 - 3 hours • US$75 - 6 hours • US$88 - 12 hours) •  Priority Pass.
  • Centurion Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, airside, Level 7, near Gate 60. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$50 - AMEX cardholders only) • Centurion Card members (Free).
  • Plaza Premium Lounge (Shower & Relaxation) - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Level 7, after Gate 60. Private resting area ($) and showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (HKD 580 - 900).
  • United Club - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, West Concourse, Level 7, before Gate 61. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of United Airlines ticket (US$59) • United Club Membership.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Hong Kong Airport. WiFi is available throughout all terminals, but the signals tend to be stronger in some areas. Connect to the “#HKAirport Free WiFi” network. No registration required! If you don’t have your own mobile device to connect to the internet, you can use a desktop computer with free internet access at any one of 36 locations airside in Terminal 1 and Midfield Concourse, and also at the Internet Zone on the Departures Level in the North Satellite Concourse.

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Airport Hotels