When is the cheapest time to fly to Hong Kong?
Unlike most destinations, Hong Kong’s low season actually falls in summer – which means you’re most likely to find cheap flights in July and August. On average, summers temperatures reach up 31 degrees Celsius, with humidity of 90% or more. But, if you want to visit Hong Kong when it’s cooler, you’ll need to be prepared to pay more for flights. The next best time to go is autumn. The weather is very pleasant from October to November, and flights are cheaper than in spring. If your travel dates are flexible, try searching for midweek flights to Hong Kong – less demand means you’re more likely to find a good deal.
You’ll find that flight prices increase around public holidays, including Chinese New Year in February and Golden Holiday Week in May, so these times are best avoided if you want a cheap flight to Hong Kong.
When is the best time to book flights to Hong Kong?
If you want to get a good deal on your Hong Kong flights, it’s best to book about five months in advance. Alternatively, you could try to save some money by booking a last-minute flight in spring or autumn – but you’ll have less options to choose from.
Which UK airports offer flights to Hong Kong?
You can find cheap flights to Hong Kong from a range of UK airports. Direct flights are available from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester Airport. These international airports also offer indirect flights, if you want to track down a cheaper deal. Alternatively, flights to Hong Kong are also available from other airports – including Birmingham, Glasgow and Bristol – but you’ll have at least one stopover.
Which airlines offer flights to Hong Kong?
If you want a direct flight to Hong Kong, you’ll need to fly with Cathay Pacific, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Several other popular airlines also fly indirectly to Hong Kong, including Etihad, Emirates, KLM, Qatar Airways and Air France. If you opt for an indirect flight, you can expect to have a stopover in Europe or the Middle East, before continuing to Hong Kong. The cheapest flights to Hong Kong are often indirect, so it's worth considering.
How long is the flight from the UK to Hong Kong?
A direct flight from London to Hong Kong takes just under 12 hours. If you book an indirect flight with a stopover, your journey will be longer – but it could save you money.
Flying into Hong Kong International (HKG)
Flights to Hong Kong arrive at the city’s only airport – Hong Kong International. Located on Lantau Island, the airport is near some of the main attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland and the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. Connecting roads and transport services can easily take you to the city centre and other inland areas, like Kowloon Bay.
Why visit Hong Kong?
Once a British Colony, Hong Kong has been an economically and politically independent territory of China for many years. Its warm weather draws crowds throughout the year, which makes it an ideal destination for exploration and cultural activities. Book your flights in advance or find last-minute deals to Hong Kong, so you'll have budget left over to spend during your stay.
Despite its numerous tall skyscrapers, there are plenty of green spaces to enjoy in Hong Kong. At 1,805 feet high, Victoria Peak is one of the top destinations to visit for breathtaking views of the city. Lantau Island is the largest island and offers secluded beaches, green mountainsides and traditional fishing villages. Lantau island is also home to the pink-coloured Chinese White dolphins.
Shopaholics will love Hong Kong, where the streets are filled with lively markets. Browse for clothes at the Ladies Market, antiques on Cat Street and jewellery, and stone in the Jade Market. There are lots of other markets that offer a huge variety of goods and services.
Hong Kong’s Chinese and Western influences can be seen in its festival holidays like Christmas and Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is celebrated with fireworks and traditional meals and the Mid-Autumn Festival features bright lanterns and the traditional bakery delicacy, mooncakes.