Traveling with kids is no joke, especially if you’re not used to traveling light like me.
If you’re going to Hong Kong with kids and lots of luggage, taking the Airport Express might not be the best option for you. Here are some tried and tested transportation companies I used during our recent trip:
1) Hong Kong Shuttle
From Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to The Upper House, I booked a shuttle in advance through Hong Kong Shuttle.
Fare for six people cost only US$114. Just because I didn’t want to put all of us through the hassle of lugging 7 pieces of luggage and more on the Airport Express.
We arrived at HKIA at 11 AM and had time for a quick bite at McDonald’s before taking the shuttle at 12 noon.
The bus brought us straight to The Upper House and was comfy enough that most of us fell asleep during the ride.
2) Uber XL
Cabs in Hong Kong will only take four passengers at most. So for our party of six, it was either split up in two cabs, or get an Uber XL. I’m so glad my friend James told me about it, because Uber XL does not exist in Manila.
Uber is life-changing transport booked through the Uber app on your phone. (In Manila, sign up using my promo code and get Php 200 off your first ride)
In Hong Kong, the Uber XL option appears under Uber Black. Hong Kong is teeming with vans, so it’s not difficult to book one. Our Uber ride from Upper House to Causeway Bay (in a super cool van) cost HK$84.
3) City Cabs
Used this from The Upper House (HK side) to Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Found it through the website and called them up at 11:30 PM to make a booking (they are open 24 hours). I got a text confirmation, and the following day we were picked up at the hotel.
Take note, the Hi-Ace van that picked us up didn’t look anything like this.
The van we had was old and cramped, but everything fit, the driver was nice, and it did its job. The 30-minute ride cost HK$650. We booked this again from HK Disneyland Hotel to the airport and the 20-minute ride cost HK$450.
Cramped, but hassle-free.