From local culture to high end shopping, there is something for everyone. So leave your car in the airport parking lot, head off for Asia, and enjoy the layover. When you arrive at Hong Kong airport, you might feel naturally inclined to jump into a taxi to enter the city. Do not do this. Take the Airport Express train instead. There’s a ticket agent outside of baggage claim and the platform for the train is connected to the airport so you do not need to step outside. The cost to travel from the airport to downtown Hong Kong is approximately ten U.S. dollars a person. In contrast, a taxi ride will cost you about fifty U.S. dollars and will take longer since the vehicle needs to navigate through city traffic. However, once you are in the city, the taxi is not a bad transportation option for short distances. The drivers are honest and the taxis are easily identifiable by their red and white colors.