Flights to Hong Kong

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Student flights from the USA to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is worth visiting for its skyline alone, a dense forest of skyscrapers climbing up to jaw-dropping heights, all surrounded with spectacular mountain scenery. It also boasts amazing markets, bustling with life, and a thriving community of international students, including many from the US. It’s hardly a surprise that Hong Kong is so popular with students traveling from America.

Hong Kong is such an awesome destination that you’ll probably wish you had longer there, no matter how long your stay—there’s always something new to do! First-timers will want to head straight for the Central Business District, amidst all the dizzying skyscrapers. Then experience a whole different side to the city in the maze of alleyways that characterize Kowloon.

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What are the main Hong Kong airports, and how do I get from them to central Hong Kong?

The main (and indeed only) airport hub is Hong Kong International Airport, which handles all flights, whether domestic or international.

Hong Kong International Airport / HKG:With around 100 airlines using it as a base and about 70 million passengers passing through each year, Hong Kong International is one of the world's most major airports—and one of Asia’s busiest hubs.

It’s located 25 miles from central Hong Kong, but it’s easy to travel to, with several transport options. If you can afford to splash a bit of cash, an airport taxi is your quickest option. Most tend to go for the Airport Express Train, which’ll cost you HK$100 ($13) and also includes an additional shuttle bus that will take you directly to your hotel from a drop off point.

Another option is the Hong Kong Airport Public Bus, which is the cheapest mode of transport, but also the longest (at least one hour).

How to fly from the USA to Hong Kong

The USA has excellent connections to Hong Kong, with direct flights from airports in major cities including San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles arriving and departing frequently.

The information below for various US cities is definitely not exhaustive, but is just meant to give you an idea of general travel times and prices. For the most up to the minute info, just do a flight search using the box at the top.

Airlines that connect the USA and Hong Kong include Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, United Airlines and others.

Cheap flights to Hong Kong
from Los Angeles / LAX

Average flight duration

15 hours 25 minutes

Number of daily flights

About 51 nonstop flights weekly

Cheap flights to Hong Kong
from San Francisco / SFO

Average flight duration

14 hours 10 minutes

Number of daily flights

About 42 nonstop flights weekly.

Cheap flights to Hong Kong
from Chicago / ORD

Average flight duration

16 hours

Number of daily flights

About 8 nonstop flights weekly

Cheap flights to Hong Kong
from Boston / BOS

Average flight duration

19 hours +

Number of daily flights

1 nonstop flight a day, numerous connection flights

When is the best time to fly to Hong Kong?

From March to November, Hong Kong enjoys a temperate climate, with the weather typically hot and sunny. Temperatures are still mild from December to February, but you’re much more likely to experience rain and fog, which isn’t ideal for skyscraper-viewing.

It’s worth keeping festival dates in mind, too, and to try and avoid major public holidays, like Spring Festival and Harvest Festival, which see lots of visitors coming over from the mainland. Prices will be higher around these times, and also around Christmas and New Year.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the USA to Hong Kong?

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Why do American students love visiting Hong Kong?

With 85,000 Americans living, working and studying in Hong Kong, the city is well used to US travelers. This is just one of the reasons it’s such a huge draw for American students!

hong kong universities and campuses

Hong Kong universities and campuses

Six of Hong Kong’s 20 or so universities are renowned for being world-class educational establishments, and the others are quickly catching up. The oldest and most established is the University of Hong Kong, which accepts American students every year into its prestigious halls. Other top choices include Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Hong Kong lifestyle and culture

Hong Kong lifestyle and culture

Hong Kong’s culture is obviously reflective of Asia, the region in which it sits, but it has major influences from the West, too. The city—or region—was a British colony until 1997, at which point it was handed back to China, but it’s still semi-independent from the mainland, with unique laws and characteristics.

Being one of the world’s financial hubs, much of the population has a work-hard-play-hard attitude, so you won’t find it difficult to locate bars and clubs. The climate means street food is popular, which can be great for cheap eats.

Exploring Hong Kong on a student budget

Exploring Hong Kong on a student budget

Hong Kong is definitely explorable on a student budget, with plenty of free or almost-free things to do to keep you inspired as a visitor. The exchange rate (which stays fairly still) is currently one US dollar to about 8 Hong Kong dollars.

For things to do on the cheap, look no further than the vintage tram that goes up to Victoria Peak, which gives an amazing view of the city, grabbing some cheap street eats, and walking around Victoria Harbour and enjoying the once-daily Symphony of Lights over the water.

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