Hong Kong’s rail corporation MTR announced that the airport check-in services at the Kowloon Station will reopen on June 6. The counters, which were closed in April 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, will operate between 6am and 3pm every day only for Cathay Pacific passengers, who can drop their bags off up to 90 minutes before their flights depart from Hong Kong, and take the Airport Express to directly to the Hong Kong International Airport.

Cathay PacificHong Kong MTR Station6am-11pm (ongoing)
Cathay PacificKowloon MTR Station6am-3pm (from June 6, 2024)
Hong Kong AirlinesHong Kong MTR Station6am-7pm (from June 7, 2024)
The operating hours of the in-town check-in counters at the Hong Kong and Kowloon MTR stations.

The Kowloon MTR station has been fitted out with six smart check-in kiosks and two self-service bag drop counters for passengers who have checked in online to directly print their boarding passes and baggage tags, and then drop off their luggage at the counters. In addition, the in-town check-in counters at Hong Kong station, which resumed in July 2023 for Cathay Pacific passengers, will allow also Hong Kong Airlines passengers to use their services starting June 7, from 6am-7pm every day.

hong kong airport express interiors
The Airport Express takes 24 minutes to get from Hong Kong Station to the Hong Kong International Airport (© MTR)

Passengers who use the check-in services at the Hong Kong and Kowloon MTR stations can also get a free single-journey ticket to use on MTR rides within the city, from June 6-July 5. All they need to do is pick up their tickets at the self-drop bag counters once they’ve checked in their luggage. The tickets are valid for one month from the date of issue, and can be used for trips on all domestic MTR lines except the Airport Express, Light Rail, East Rail Line First Class, Lo Wu, and Lok Ma Chau lines. They also cannot be used on MTR bus and feeder bus routes.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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