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The best way to get from HKG to The Ritz Carlton

Old Jul 23, 19, 1:04 pm
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The best way to get from HKG to The Ritz Carlton

hello, im flying with a friend to hk and we will stay at RC. the options to get from HKG to RC are:
Airport Express
Bus
Taxi
Uber
Blacklane
RC shuttle
what should i choose?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 1:38 pm
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Take the Airport Express. It literally stops at the mall underneath The Ritz-Carlton. The seats are large and there is plenty of room for luggage right as you enter the train. My wife and I did this and it was absolutely the right decision.

By the way, that property is amazing. If you're looking for a super relaxing vacation, make sure you have access to the Club Lounge. The views are incredible and service is top-notch.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 2:21 pm
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Do you mean the lounge at the 102 floor?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 2:25 pm
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I'm talking about this. It is on the 116th floor.
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Old Jul 24, 19, 9:37 pm
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take taxi

Originally Posted by nabanab View Post
hello, im flying with a friend to hk and we will stay at RC. the options to get from HKG to RC are:
Airport Express
Bus
Taxi
Uber
Blacklane
RC shuttle
what should i choose?

Take taxi, the cost is going to be about the same for the AE for 2, much more efficient
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Old Jul 24, 19, 9:52 pm
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I would have to agree on taxi as well.

Although RC is just above the Kowloon Station, it does not mean it is a easy walk. IIRC, once you exit the Airport Express Section, you have to pass through the mall (the Element) in order to get to the RC.

For taxi, you will enter the exact spot where you have to be.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by lofu888 View Post
Take taxi, the cost is going to be about the same for the AE for 2, much more efficient
It is indeed more efficient to take a taxi (and you get a view from the bridges), but it'll cost you an extra HKD 100 for the privilege. Unless you're defining "about" to be a 50% difference between 2 AE one-way tickets (HKD 180 I believe) and a taxi (HKD 300+).
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Old Jul 25, 19, 10:01 am
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Taxi.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 1:31 am
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Take the airport train.

Taxi is not a good transport because it is limited to 110 km/h, which is much slower than the airport train with maximum speed 135 km/h with only 1 intermediate stop. Also, taking a train is comfortable, but taking a taxi is a torture because how taxi drivers drive the vehicle. Moreover, you are cramped into the tiny space of a taxi cabin rather than a train compartment as well.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
It is indeed more efficient to take a taxi (and you get a view from the bridges), but it'll cost you an extra HKD 100 for the privilege. Unless you're defining "about" to be a 50% difference between 2 AE one-way tickets (HKD 180 I believe) and a taxi (HKD 300+).
You can get an easy additional 15+% off by buying tickets through Klook or whatever other discount methods have been mentioned in AE discussion threads here, making it even more attractive.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 4:06 pm
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@nabanab we stayed at the HK Ritz Carlton a couple years ago and took the Airport Express train. It was a very convenient and comfortable ride. The station is about a 10 minute walk under the hotel and through a mall, but if you have rolling luggage, it's quite easy and manageable. We booked our tickets in advance at KLOOK and scanned the pass through the QR code. So easy.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 3:43 am
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Mrs. Majuki and I took the Airport Express as well a year ago. Upon departing, a bellhop actually helped wheel our luggage to the In Town Check-In facilities at Kowloon Station.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 7:45 pm
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When I stayed at the RC a couple years ago, I was told that one should phone the hotel and they will have someone (a bellhop) meet you at the airport express Kowloon station to escort you and take care of bags. For the return to the airport express train, just ask.

BTW, the W also offers to have someone help with bags, but they ask that this be arranged/scheduled in advance for departures.

You can also go to the train station early (for departures) to check in and/or drop bags and then return to the station later that day to go to the airport; your ticket (which is required to access the check in desks at the station) is good all day. So you could make a trip to the station in the basement of the mall with the bags to be checked (and your passport of course) and then return to the hotel for your carry on piecs(s).

Also, with the airport disruptions/closures, *do not assume* that you can check in or check bags at Kowloon station, although if you do go to the airport, taking the train without checked bags might be one of the easiest (and less prone to delays) ways right now.
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