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Getting to the Conference Venue
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is located at the centre of the city. The venues is nearby and is easily accessible via various transportation.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Map)  

- By MTR
The nearest MTR station is Hung Hom Station and a footbridge at Exit A1 or D1 leads you to the campus.

- By Bus
Two major bus stops around campus are Hung Hom Station and Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza (Kowloon side).

- By Taxi
Three types of taxis are operating in Hong Kong: Urban red taxi, New Territories green taxi, and Lantau Island blue taxi. All three types of taxis serve Hong Kong International Airport, but only Urban red taxis go to PolyU. Details for taxi far are available here  Additional charges occur for large baggage. The tunnel tolls are both payable by a passenger for cross-harbour hiring.

From the Airport to PolyU

- By MTR
First, take Airport Express from Hong Kong International Airport to Tsing Yi Station. Next, interchange at Tsing Yi Station Platform 4 to Tung Chung Line (towards Hong Kong Station). Then, interchange at Nam Cheong Station Platform 2 to Tuen Ma Line (to Wu Kai Sha Station). Get off at Hung Hom Station and take the footbridge at Exit A1 or D1 to the campus. A single journey takes around 40 minutes for the ride, and costs HK$65 (with Octopus) / HK$70 (without Octopus). Please refer to the MTR website for details.

- By Bus
Take Cityflyer route A21 from Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus to Hung Hom Station. Take the footbridge at Hung Hom Station Exit D1 or A1 that leads you to the campus. It takes around 75 mins for the ride and costs HK$33. Please refer to the Citybus & NWFB website for details.

From Inland China and Macao to PolyU

- By High Speed Rail (Hong Kong Section)
The Hong Speed Rail (Hong Kong Section) runs from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, connecting Hong Kong with Inland China’s national high-speed rail network. Please refer to the MTR High Speed Rail websiteHigh Speed Rail website for details. To ensure timely departure, passengers are advised to allow sufficient time for completing security checks and immigration formalities at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. Normally, travellers can complete the above procedures smoothly within 30 minutes. Passport holders or travellers using traditional immigration counters may require additional time for clearance process. After clearance, first, get off at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and get on the train at Austin. Passenger can reach the destination via overhead bridge/ pedestrian tunnel. Next, interchange at Austin Platform 2 to Tune Ma Line (towards Wu Kai Sha Station). Get off at Hung Hom Station and take the footbridge at Exit A1 or D1 to the campus. A single journey (from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Hung Hom Station) takes around 11 minutes for the ride, and costs HK$5.9 (with Octopus) / HK$6.5 (without Octopus). Please refer to the MTR website for details.

- Via Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge (HZMB)
The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge operates 24 hours a day and puts major cities in the Pearl River Delta within a three hours’ commute from Hong Kong. It will take only 40 minutes to travel the distance of approximately 42km from Hong Kong Port to Zhuhai Port and Macao Port. Cross-boundary visitors should possess a valid travel document. Non-cross-boundary travellers should possess a valid Closed Area Permit for entering the Closed Area of the HZMB Hong Kong Port.

For details of local public transport serving the Hong Kong Port, please refer to the HZMB website and the HKSAR Transport Department website.  

Getting around PolyU Campus

Campus Accessibility
Most Buildings on campus are accessible via ramps or lifts. Signs are available inside cores to indicate the location of wash rooms for the physically disabled. Connections between campus and Hung Hom Station as well as bus stop Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza (most platforms) are accessible via ramps and lifts. If you need any special assistance in attending our events, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance for more information.

Visa Issue
Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong without a visa/entry permit for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. For more information on visa/entry permit requirements for visitors to the HKSAR, please refer to the website of the Immigration Department .

The organiser does not accept responsibility for accidents that might occur. Participants are strongly encouraged to arrange travel insurance prior to their departure from their home countries. An insurance plan covering accidental loss of belongs, medical costs of injury and illness, and other possible risks related to international travel are recommended.

Latest Updates for Inbound Travellers
Please refer to the HKSAR announcements and COVID-19 Thematic Website for the latest arrangements for inbound travellers.

Useful Travel Information

The legal tender in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD), which is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of about HKD 7.80 to USD 1, although exchange rates may fluctuate slightly. 
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at airports, banks, hotels and currency exchange stores. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Hong Kong.

Time zone

Local Hong Kong time is Greenwich Mean Time +8 hours.

Power and electricity

The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz (British three-pin rectangular blade plug).


Please visit the website of Hong Kong Observatory to find the latest weather forecast of Hong Kong.

Tourism attractions

Please visit the website of Hong Kong Tourism Board to know more about attractions of Hong Kong:

Octopus card

The Octopus card is a multi-usage smart card charging for the public transportation in Hong Kong, making it easy to enjoy Hong Kong’s public transportation system. You can loan an Octopus at any MTR customer service centre with a refundable deposit of HK$50. More information about the Octopus card HERE