Airlines Offering Check in at Kowloon and Hong Kong Station

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In Town Check In at Hong Kong Station and Kowloon Station can save you both time and stress. The service allows you to check-in for your flight at the station, sometimes up to a day in advance. Not only does that mean that you can then arrive at the airport a little later on your day of departure, but you can also check your bags at the station, so no need to hump them all the way to the airport.

Below you’ll find a list of airlines offering in town check in at Hong Kong station and Kowloon station and instructions on how to use it.

Instructions for In Town Check In at Kowloon and Hong Kong Station

In town check in operates from Hong Kong Station or Kowloon Station on the Airport Express MTR line. You will need a valid Airport Express ticket or Octopus Card to access the check-in service. Once at the station you check in with your passport as you would at the airport. You'll find the service on offer for around sixty airlines at each station, although many of them share physical desks.

When Does In Town Check In Operate?

The general operating hours are between 6 am and midnight, but each individual airline desk will have its own opening times. The latest you'll be allowed to check in is 90 minutes before your flight and the earliest is twenty-four hours. You'll be issued with a boarding card and can head straight to security when you then travel to the airport. 

What About Bags?

All airlines that offer In Town Check In also allow you to check in your bags at the same time, although there are limitations on how late you can check in with bags for certain airlines.

There is no additional fee for checking bags. There are limitations on the size of bag you can check in at the station - although these are quite generous. The total size of the bag can't be larger than 145cm (length) x 100cm (width) x 85cm (height) and the total weight can't be heavier than 90kg.

List of Airlines Offering In Town Check In at Hong Kong Station

Almost all airlines flying from Hong Kong airport offer In Town check in at both Hong Kong Station and Kowloon Station.

The full list is below.

  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines
  • Air Astana
  • AIR BUSAN
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Air Mauritius
  • AIR NEW ZEALAND
  • Air Niugini
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Bangkok Airways
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Cathay Dragon
  • EL AL Israel Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • ETIHAD AIRWAYS
  • EVA Air
  • Finnair
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • Hong Kong Express
  • Japan Airlines
  • JEJU AIR
  • Jet Airways
  • Jetstar Aisa Airways
  • Juneyao Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Mandarin Airlines
  • MIAT Mongolian Airlines
  • Nepal Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Brunei Airlines
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 Airlines
  • SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Sichuan Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Swiss Int'l Air Lines
  • Thai Airways
  • Tigerair
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Xiamen Airlines

Remember, each airline will have its own opening times (some close on certain days) and baggage rules for In Town Check In. If it's your first time using the service, do check with your airline to get the details.