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I have flight with stop in HK at 14:30 for 3:30 hrs. Is it possible to get out airport and see something in HK?

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    No, not really. But the good news is that the airport is huge and you can easily spend time exploring (and shopping) there. – Zach Lipton Sep 5 '17 at 5:56
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No. There's not enough time, even to go to nearby Tung Chung. Especially in the afternoon. Just leaving the airport, passing through immigration, and coming back, passing through security checks and immigration, would take you and hour and a half. Plus, you don't have 3.5 hours, but 3 hours – remember you have to be at your gate 30 minutes before departure.

When I lived in Tung Chung, a few years ago, I had a couple of times two business trips back to back. I would go home, change bags, and go back to the airport, in less than an hour. But conditions were different. I don't need to pass through an Immigration counter (I use the eChannel), I know my way around the airport, and a blue taxi (for Lantau island) would take me home and back to the airport in 5 mn.

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3.5 hours is hardly any time (you can get somewhere but you still have to get back, go through outgoing immigration and security with enough time to be comfortable), but you could see if there is anything interesting (to you) going on at Asiaworld Expo Centre- there is often a trade show going on and if you happen to be deep in the fresh fruit, eyeglass frame or lingerie business it might even be exciting. It's one stop on the Airport Express .. I think about HKD5.. cheap anyway. Usually trade only admission.

Otherwise, it's easy to spend a few hours at the airport. If you go to arrivals you may find less expensive food etc. than with the trapped folks in departures.

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If you had maybe 7 hours, then you may be able to leave the airport and take a little field trip through Hong Kong. Less than even 4 hours will not be enough time.

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Its a good half an hour via car and more than an hour by train from Hong Kong International Airport to the city centre, so its not something I would be doing in such a short connection...

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    Actually, it's less than 30 min from HKIA to the city by train. Still not time to see anything meaningful. – jpatokal Sep 5 '17 at 8:14
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    Actually it's the contrary: half an hour by train, and, depending where you're going, and and what time, one hour+ by road. – TheGrouch HK Sep 5 '17 at 8:15
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    I live in HK, and have lived there for ten years. Real experience vs Internet... The train takes exactly 24 mn. – TheGrouch HK Sep 5 '17 at 8:17
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    hongkongairport.com/eng/transport/to-from-airport/… "The Airport Express takes passengers to Central in just 24 minutes. [...] trains depart at about 10-minute intervals from 05:54 to 23:28 and approximately 12-minute intervals from 23:28 to 00:48 daily." Not only my weekly experience, but the Internet agrees with me too. Strange... – TheGrouch HK Sep 5 '17 at 8:21
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    Yeah, I bet people not agreeing with something you said, when wrong, doesn't interest you. But it is still fact... – TheGrouch HK Sep 5 '17 at 8:23

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