Hong Kong Disneyland is the most visited destination in Hong Kong. The park ticket do not come easy on pocket and if you are NOT staying at the much coveted Disney park hotel, the cost further pile up with the two – way transport from downtown Hong Kong/Kowloon.
One way fare in the regular metered taxis from Mongkok area in Kowloon should minimally be about 150 HKD. The cost is even higher for online taxi services like Uber.
So the best hack for a budget traveller is to book a hotel with free airport and disneyland tranfers 🙂
By doing so, you not only get a buzz out of Hong Kong’s city-life but also reap the pleasure of travelling to and from Disneyland and HK Airport for free!!!
Choice Of Hotel
However, searching for such hotels might look easy but in reality it does require some effort.
Hong Kong Disneyland, The Lantau Buddha and Hong Kong Airport – are all located at the Lantau Island. In fact, to reach HK Airport you will cross the road that leads to Disneyland entrance.
So hotels that mentions that they offer free airport transfers (but do not mention anything about Disneyland transfers) will usually agree to a pick up and drop service on request.
Most hotels will mention that their Shuttle service to Disneyland is available with extra cost. But bargaining always tops on a budget travellers rule book. I stayed at a 4 star property and need not had to shell a single dollar for both Airport as well as Disneyland transfers. Wondering how?
So, there comes the effort part: a few emails and a phone call or two to the reception/hotel manager requesting for “complimentary” two-way transfers to Disneyland as well as the Airport, should do you the favour. I always prefer a personal style of conversation to professional communication. It helps you to connect better to the person, who otherwise is on a regular 9to5 job and has to focus on maximum profit for his employer.
If you are lucky, and not travelling during peak tourist season; chances are that you can not only avail a free shuttle to Hong Kong Disneyland but also get your complimentary Airport transfers right from your hotel front gate!
Your bus will drop you off at a specified row and a bay number. The driver of your bus will direct you to wait at the same row and bay while your way back.
But if you are given the option to avail only one complimentary transfer service, it is wiser to choose a pick up and drop off service for Disneyland; as in any way, you can avail the add on free shuttle Airport bus service, if you are travelling by the Airport Express.
I stayed at the Regal Oriental Kowloon Hotel and although the rate that I had paid for my room included only Airport transfers, I could luckily avail both Disneyland and Airport transfers for free!!
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