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List of current discounts on the Airport Express

Free travel for children (aged 3-11) and half-price travel for seniors (aged 65+)

From 16 December 2019 to 2 February 2020, Child Octopus card holders enjoy free journeys, while Elder Octopus card holders enjoy a 50% discount on the Octopus fare. For details, visit the [http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/ti...price.html]MTR website[/url].

Up to 40% off single and return tickets

When purchased in advance online at kkday (https://www.kkday.com/en/product/2425) and you will get a e-redemption voucher QR Code 1-2 hours later, or...
When purchased online from Klook (https://www.klook.com/activity/71-ai...ess-hong-kong/). After payment, you will immediately receive a confirmation email and e-redemption voucher (which is valid for 1 month from the order date), and can use it immediately (as of May 2019)
Hong Kong, Kowloon and Tsing Yi station tickets are available at a discount of around 40% off.

Alternatively, if you pay with an HSBC credit card and the total order amount is at least USD50, you will receive an additional USD5 discount by entering the promo code HSBC18US5 (first order only). For details, see https://www.homeandaway.hsbc.com/1/2...looktravel/all

Note: if you purchase multiple one-way tickets in a single transaction on Klook, you will only be issued a single voucher. If you exchange that voucher, you will receive multiple tickets, valid on the day of exchange only.

If you want to purchase multiple tickets for use on different days (say several different trips) you have to buy single one-way tickets in separate Klook transactions, receive several separate vouchers, and exchange those vouchers on your respective travel dates.

30% off single and return tickets

Use promotion code mtronline when buying a single or return ticket on the MTR website or MTR mobile app between 16 December 2019 and 5 January 2020. Tickets are valid for 92 days from the date of purchase. For details, see http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/main/ael_winter.html

Group discount (2, 3 or 4 people travelling together)

Discount available on a single journey fare to/from the airport: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/ti..._4persons.html

50% off an Airport Express single journey to the airport

If using an Octopus card, a 50% discount is available on a single journey fare to the airport if taking the taxi (taxi fare of HKD60 or more) to Kowloon or Tsing Yi station (but not Hong Kong station): http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/tickets/ael_taxi.html

Free connection on the MTR

http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/se...nnections.html

30% off single and return tickets

When purchased from Hong Thai travel agency either online (http://www.hongthai.com/tc/Promotion...Promotion.html) or in person at a branch office (list of addresses: http://www.hongthai.com/tc/templates/BranchListAll.html).

If purchasing online, the "confirmation note" (which you must print out and show at the Airport Express station ticket counter to get your ticket) will be e-mailed to you 12-24 hours after you make your purchase on the Hong Thai website. The "confirmation note" is valid for 60 days from the order date. Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay and American Express are accepted payment methods for online orders.

If purchasing in person at a branch office, only cash/EPS is accepted. You will receive a paper voucher valid until 31 December 2018 which must be exchanged for a ticket at the Airport Express station ticket counter.

Confirmation Note is redeemed at Airport Express Customer Service Centre at Tsing Yi/Kowloon/Hong Kong stations; not HKIA station. When flying into HKIA, head directly to Airport Express train. Do not stop at HKIA Airport Express Customer Service Centre. Once you arrive at Tsing Yi/Kowloon/Hong Kong, redeem at Customer Service Centre for ticket to exit the turnstile.

(Old info that has not been updated/verified since Jul 2018 below)


22% off single and return tickets

When purchased in person from Skywards Travel, which has 15 branches in Hong Kong (http://www.skywards.com.hk/files/con...3-file_cht.pdf).

20% off single and return tickets

When purchased in person from Travel Expert travel agency (which has many branches in HK, including in Central MTR station and Kowloon and Tsing Yi Airport Express stations). The Travel Expert branch in Central MTR station (shop number E17) sells a one-way ticket between HK and the airport for HKD80, and a return ticket between HK and the airport for HKD144. The Travel Expert branch in Kowloon station (shop number 53 located to the right hand side of the in-town check in area) sells a one-way ticket between Kowloon and the airport for HKD72, and a return ticket between Kowloon and the airport for HKD128. The Travel Expert branch in Tsing Yi station (shop number 302) sells a one-way ticket between Tsing Yi and the airport for HKD48, and a return ticket between Tsing Yi and the airport for HKD88. Airport Express tickets are also available from other Travel Expert branches (full list at http://www.travelexpert.com.hk/en/Ab...ails.asp?Uid=6).

Up to 16% off single and return tickets (including child tickets)

Gray Line Tours sells Tsing Yi tickets at a 16% off discount, and Hong Kong/Kowloon tickets at a 10% off discount: http://www.grayline.com.hk/transportation/1/fulllist/4
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Old Apr 25, 14, 7:56 pm
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Airport Express Current Discount

Hi: Thank you for your help.

I'll help put together a Wiki for this thread if others want to help.

The Airport Express Train is running a discount @ 140 HK$ each way for two passengers. Have to be two or more.

And, of course, this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Ko...l_Airport#Rail
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That is the standard group rate, not a time limited special.

For frequent visitors many travel agencies sell coupons for one way (one year validity) or RT (within the same month) for a discount.

You need to change the coupon to "card" to enter or exit at the service counters.
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CX duty free gave me $10 off the roundtrip fare.
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Old May 8, 14, 1:15 am
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You may buy it from travel agencies in advance, like this one. It's $140 for RT.
http://www.hongthai.com/HtPublic/MTR...t/MTRFrame.asp
Present the email at the ticketing counter to get the ticket.
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Old May 8, 14, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by brianngan View Post
You may buy it from travel agencies in advance, like this one. It's $140 for RT.
http://www.hongthai.com/HtPublic/MTR...t/MTRFrame.asp
Present the email at the ticketing counter to get the ticket.
Hey! I was miss-informed by the agent.

We purchased two OW @ 140 HK$ when, according the website above, we could have purchased the RT @ 125 HK$ saving 15 HK bucks.
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Originally Posted by brianngan View Post
You may buy it from travel agencies in advance, like this one. It's $140 for RT.
http://www.hongthai.com/HtPublic/MTR...t/MTRFrame.asp
Present the email at the ticketing counter to get the ticket.
That's the going rate for a single purchase. However my price with our HK TA in quantity is much better.
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Originally Posted by brianngan View Post
You may buy it from travel agencies in advance, like this one. It's $140 for RT.
http://www.hongthai.com/HtPublic/MTR...t/MTRFrame.asp
Present the email at the ticketing counter to get the ticket.
http://www.cxholidays.com/chl/r/details/AEL
CX Holiday offers similar. Slightly cheaper/more expensive depending on your station.

Originally Posted by tentseller View Post
That's the going rate for a single purchase. However my price with our HK TA in quantity is much better.
How much better?

Lowest I got was $110 for r/t to HK Station.
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Originally Posted by CanucksHKG View Post
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How much better?

Lowest I got was $110 for r/t to HK Station.
25 single trips without RT commitment, one year validity at a Star ferry crossing less each.
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Originally Posted by CanucksHKG View Post
http://www.cxholidays.com/chl/r/details/AEL
CX Holiday offers similar. Slightly cheaper/more expensive depending on your station.



How much better?

Lowest I got was $110 for r/t to HK Station.
You always can do RT to HK Station at HK$100 (same day that is )
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Hong Thai is currently selling Airport Express tickets at a 40% discount on its website:

http://ebuy.hongthai.com/tc/airexpress.html

You need to make your online purchase at least 24 hours in advance, as the "confirmation note" which you must print out and show at the Airport Express station ticket counter to get your ticket will be e-mailed to you 12-24 hours after you make your purchase on the Hong Thai website.
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Thanks paul00

Note #6 states "All the tickets listed on the Confirmation Note have to be collected at the same time. Partial Collection is not allowed.". Therefore, my interpretation is that if you are travelling alone and want to buy x tickets for use on different occassions, then you will need to place x orders separately.
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Thank you paul00!

Iamhappy - I interpreted the other way. I understood it as you have to pick up all the tickets at the same time.

I've never taken the Airport express, so I'm not sure how their fares work i.e. buy now, use later, or if they are dated.

Could somebody confirm?
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There are two versions:

One was and still is a printed coupon that you exchange for a Octapus size card to enter or exit depending on the station. Full retail at travel agencies is around $80 for HK Central. You can get them cheaper if you have frequent dealings with the agency.

Agency chains buy these annually in bulk. Maybe HongTai is clearing out their 2015 commitment?

The other is a voucher that you print and exchange for the same enter/exit card and it was always redeem these cards all at the same time. I have no experience whether these one time use cards can be used at a later date.

Maybe ChrisLi can comment?
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Originally Posted by paul00 View Post
Hong Thai is currently selling Airport Express tickets at a 40% discount on its website:

http://ebuy.hongthai.com/tc/airexpress.html

You need to make your online purchase at least 24 hours in advance, as the "confirmation note" which you must print out and show at the Airport Express station ticket counter to get your ticket will be e-mailed to you 12-24 hours after you make your purchase on the Hong Thai website.
anyone know when this finishes?
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I just looked at the ticket confirmation that you have to print out. I hope this clarifies this for everyone, especially about when you have to use the ticket.

Please bring along and present this Confirmation Note in person to collect the ticket(s) at the following Airport Express Customer Service Centre* on or before the above redemption deadline.

‧ Redemption of ticket(s) cannot be made after redemption deadline and customers should bear the responsibility of not able to collect ticket(s) if required document(s) is/are not presented.

‧ All the ticket(s) ordered have to be collected in one go. Partial collection is not allowed.

‧ The ticket is only valid for the day of issue. The round trip ticket is valid for 30 days from date of issue. All tickets are non‐refundable.
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