How to Buy Ngong Ping 360 Tickets for Hong Kong

Ngong Ping 360 Tickets

When visiting Hong Kong, we highly recommend taking a trip on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. It’s a great half or full day trip from central Hong Kong and would also be a worthwhile break if you have an extended stop at Hong Kong International Airport.

Ngong Ping 360 and Cable Car
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

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About the Ngong Ping 360 Hong Kong

If you want to have a short break from the intensity of central Hong Kong, experience the Ngong Ping 360 cable car and you will be rewarded with spectacular views when the skies are clear on the 25-minute trip to Ngong Ping village. At the end of your journey, you can then also visit the Tian Tan Big Buddha, one of Hong Kong’s most popular attractions.

Ngong Ping 360 - Big Buddha
Tian Tan Big Buddha on Lantau Island in Hong Kong

If you have an extended layover at Hong Kong Airport we would also recommend a short trip to Ngong Ping 360 and the Big Buddha rather than remaining stuck in an airport. If you’re thinking of getting out of the airport for a bit, Hong Kong Airport to Ngong Ping (Tung Chung Terminus) takes about 10 minutes by taxi. Allow for some time queuing to get on the cable car, but you can save yourself both time as well as money shopping online and buying Klook Ngong Ping tickets. The journey to the top takes about 25 minutes, then allow yourself about 90 minutes to look around when you get to the top, and another 25 minutes to get back down to Tung Chung and a further 10 minutes to get back to the airport. All up this should roughly take a little under 3 hours but I would allow 4 hours to give yourself a bit of a buffer.

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Quick Links

Here is a quick summary of the key links to book Ngong Ping 360 tickets through Klook.  It is significantly cheaper to book a Ngong Ping 360 ticket through Klook compared to booking directly.

Ticket Type How to Book
Adult Crystal Single Trip/Adult Crystal Round Trip Click here to book  Crystal Cabin Tickets through Klook
Adult One Way Standard, One Way Crystal Click here to book  One Way Standard, One Way Crystal Tickets through Klook
Adult Standard Single Trip/Adult Standard Round Trip Click here to book Standard Tickets through Klook
Ngong Ping 360 (Crystal or Standard Cabin) + Tai O Fishing Village Click here to book a Ngong Ping 360 Sky-Land-Sea / Tai O Pass

The rest of this article has much more information including our review of the Ngong Ping 360, details on the various ticket options and the different ways of purchasing them, opening hours for the Ngong Ping 360 and how to get there.

Ngong Ping 360 Review

The Ngong Ping cable car is one of the world’s most amazing cable car experiences. The cable car connects Tung Chung to Ngong Ping. On our journey, we were rewarded with stunning panoramic vistas of land, sky and sea. As we started our journey, looking back we got a great view over the town of Tung Chung.

Ngong Ping 360 View over Tung Chung
View over Tung Chung

Looking down and to the sides, we got to see Tung Chung Bay and the Shan Tau wetlands. Our boys were fascinated looking through the floor of the Crystal Cabin. We felt that the small extra cost for the Crystal Cabin was definitely worth it for the superior views it offered (unless you get nervous looking through a glass floor).

Ngong Ping 360 - Looking Through Floor
Our son looking through the floor of the Crystal Cabin
Ngong Ping 360 - Crystal Cabin Floor
View through the floor of the Crystal Cabin – plus our legs 🙂

When we reached the first station, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car line took a sharp left turn towards North Lantau and we started to enjoy views over Lantau North Country Park.

Ngong Ping 360 Sharp Left Turn
The Ngong Ping 360 taking a sharp turn at the first cable car station

On our left, we got a fabulous view over Tung Chung and the cable car line.

Ngong Ping 360 - Tung Chung and Cable Car
View of Tung Chung, Harbor and Cable Car

On our right, we got to see the vast size of Hong Kong International Airport and the South China Sea.

Ngong Ping 360 View Over the Airport
View of Hong Kong International Airport

Also, on the right, we found it particularly interesting to witness the scale of the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge that was still under construction at the time of our visit.

Ngong Ping 360 - Hong Kong Macau Bridge
Hong Kong to Macau Bridge

We were fascinated by the design which involves a large bridge section diving down to a large undersea tunnel than resurfacing to connect with a bridge section on the other side. Here’s a link to an interesting article about the bridge project. As we continued our journey to Ngong Ping we had the opportunity to watch people on the hiking trails up to Ngong Ping and were excited to catch our first glimpse of the Big Buddha.

Ngong Ping 360 Hikers
Hikers seen through the floor of our Crystal Cabin

 

Ngong Ping 360 View of Big Buddha
View of the Big Buddha

Just as we approached the Ngong Ping cable car terminal we also enjoyed seeing cows chilling out through the clear glass floor of our Crystal Cabin.

Ngong Ping 360 Cows
Cows Grazing Near the Ngong Ping 360 Terminus

We really couldn’t have asked for better weather both on the trip to Ngong Ping and the return journey to Tung Chung.

Once we arrived at the Ngong Ping 360 terminus we walked through Ngong Ping village. From Ngong Ping village it took us about 10 to 15 minutes to arrive at the Big Buddha. We entered the monastery area through a stone triple white archway called the Mountain Gate. We then walked along a path flanked by the Twelve Divine Generals. At the end of this path, you can either go straight ahead to the Po Lin Monastery or go right and climb the 260 steps to the Big Buddha.

Ngong Ping 360 - Big Buddha
Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island

How to Purchase Ngong Ping 360 Tickets

There are a number of different ways to purchase Ngong Ping 360 tickets. My top tip is to book your tickets through an online provider such as Klook. Buying tickets through Klook will save you money and time (unless you happen to enjoy standing in a queue for ages). Booking a Ngong Ping ticket through Klook is the best option for several reasons.

Ngong Ping 360 tickets
Our Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin tickets

Ngong Ping 360 Price

The first reason to book your tickets through Klook is that you will save money on the normal Ngong Ping 360 price. I’ve compared the Ngong Ping cable car price for booking tickets directly through the Ngong Ping 360 site versus buying through Klook for several different ticket options. Klook has a regular Ngong Ping 360 ticket promotion and for most ticket types, you will save between 14 to 29 percent on the normal Ngong Ping 360 ticket price when buying through them. The exception to this is a 1 + 1 standard and crystal round trip which is currently being promoted on the Ngong Ping 360 site. For this particular option, you will only save about 6% when buying through Klook.

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Price Comparison

Here are just a few examples of the savings.

Note that pricing was accurate as at 15 October 2018, however is subject to fluctuate due to changes in pricing and exchange rates.  This article will be periodically updated to reflect the latest prices.

Ngong Ping Cable Car Ticket Prices
Ticket Type Direct Klook Percentage Discount Buying Through Klook
Adult Crystal Single Trip/Adult Crystal Round Trip

Click here to book  Crystal Cabin Tickets through Klook

$US 27 (one way)

$US 40 (return)

$US 24

$US 29

14%

28%

Adult One Way Standard, One Way Crystal

Click here to book  One Way Standard, One Way Crystal Tickets through Klook

US$33 (return) US$31 6%
Adult Standard Single Trip/Adult Standard Round Trip

Click here to book Standard Tickets through Klook

$US 20 (One Way)

$US 30 (Return)

$US 17

$US 21

17%

29%

Another option that is worth checking out if you have a little more time is to also include a visit to the famous Tai O Fishing Village. Tai O Fishing Village is located on the western side of Lantau Island. While the village is on the coast, it has a mountain backdrop and is known for its traditional stilt houses which were a common feature of old Southern Chinese fishing villages. Klook offers a package which includes Ngong Ping 360 tickets (either Crystal Cabin or Standard Tickets), bus rides to get you from Ngong Ping to Tai O and Tai O Boat Excursion vouchers. Click here to book a Ngong Ping 360 Sky-Land-Sea / Tai O Pass.

Save Time by Booking through Klook

The other big benefit of buying through Klook is that you can bypass the sometimes very long queues, as there is an exclusive Klook lane at the Ngong Ping 360. When we went up the Ngong Ping 360 cable car near the opening time, the general queue wasn’t too bad, but we still saved ourselves a fair bit of time using the dedicated Klook lane.

Ngong Ping 360 tickets queue
Klook ticket queue near opening time

When we returned to the Tung Chung terminal at about noon, the general queue was massive while the exclusive Klook lane was still quite small. Here’s a photo which will give you some idea of the general queues vs the Klook queue. Unfortunately, the photo doesn’t capture the full extent of the normal queue as the rest of the line is out of the picture.

Ngong Ping 360 - Non Klook Queue
Non-Klook Queue at the Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Terminus

Here’s a photo of the much shorter Klook queue.

Nong Ping 360 - Klook Queue at Midday
Klook Queue at the Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Terminus

Another top tip to save time is to book the crystal cabin. The crystal cabin is only marginally more expensive than the standard cabin and not only offers superior views, but you will also save time as the queues are quite a bit shorter compared to the queues for the standard cabin.

When booking your tickets through Klook you will also be offered the opportunity for a couple of add-ons including meal coupons at any one of the participating restaurants and VR 360 admission which offers six VR adventures and games.

Other Ticket Purchase Options

Our least recommended option to purchase Ngong Ping 360 tickets is to buy your tickets from the ticket offices at either the Tung Chung or Ngong Ping terminals. I don’t recommend this option as it is the most expensive and you are also likely to experience long queues depending on the time of your visit.

You can also book tickets in advance at either 7-11 convenience stores (except for the Tung Chung and Ngong Ping stores) or book directly through the Ngong Ping 360 website. The benefit of this option is that you can bypass buying tickets when at the Ngong Ping 360.

Ngong Ping Village and Ngong Ping 360 opening hours

Ngong Ping opening hours are the same for both the cable car and Ngong Ping Village. From Monday to Friday, the Ngong Ping 360 and the village operates from 10am to 6pm. The Ngong Ping Village and Ngong Ping cable car opening hours on the weekend and public holidays are from 9:00am to 6:30pm.

How to Get to Ngong Ping 360

The following section gives you the best ways to get to Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung terminus from both central Hong Kong and the Hong Kong International Airport.

Central Hong Kong to Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Terminus

There are various options to travel from Hong Kong to Tung Chung to catch the Ngong Ping 360 to Ngong Ping Village.

By MTR

The MTR is the easiest and cheapest option to get to the Tung Chung terminus. The MTR (or Mass Transit Railway) is a major network of both heavy and light rail, based around an 11-line rapid transit network connecting most major locations in Hong Kong. We found it to be a great way to move around Hong Kong as stations were everywhere, the trains ran on time and were very frequent.

From a station such as East Tsim Sha Tsui Station on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong, use the West Rail Line and change trains at Nam Cheong Station on to the Tung Chun line. Total journey time is about 30 minutes. From Hong Kong Island catch the Tung Chung line from Hong Kong Station. Total journey time is also about 30 minutes. Once you arrive at Tung Chung Station the Ngong Ping 360 is just a short walk away.

Ngong Ping 360 - MTR
View along MTR Carriages

If you are looking to use the MTR rail system to travel around Hong Kong I recommend purchasing either an Octopus card or an MTR pass. Both an MTR Day Pass and 72-hour Unlimited MTR Travel Passes are available. The 72-hour MTR card also includes a one-way trip on the Hong Kong Airport Express.

The advantage of the Octopus card is that it can also be used for all buses, trams, trains and ferries while the MTR day pass can be used only on the train system. The Octopus card is a tap-on tap-off public transport card which comes with an initial credit and can be topped up at locations such as 7-11. With this option you pay for every ride. Click here to buy an Octopus Card through Klook.

The advantage of the MTR day passes are that they can be used for unlimited MTR rides within the validity period. The time period is calculated from the first use of the card. Click here to buy an MTR Day Pass through Klook and click here to buy a 72-hour MTR Pass.

By Bus to Nong Ping (Tung Chung Terminus)

There are various bus options to get to Tung Chung detailed on the Ngong Ping 360 site but generally, they won’t be as quick or as efficient as using the MTR. An Octopus card can also be used for bus journeys.

Another good bus option which will be more comfortable and relaxed than public transport is to use a shared bus transfer from Kowloon to Ngong Ping 360 through Klook. There are two boarding points at either Yam Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui. The cost of this service is US$6.15 per person. Click here to book a shared bus transfer to Ngong Ping 360 through Klook.

By Taxi or Car

A taxi or car journey will normally take between 30 to 40 minutes to get to Tung Chung. Using a taxi will be much more expensive than using the MTR.

Hong Kong International Airport to Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Terminus

The two main options to get to the Ngong Ping 360 from Hong Kong International Airport to Ngong Ping 360 are using a bus or catching a taxi.

By Bus

Catch the S1, S56, S64 or S64x bus. The journey should take around 10 minutes. The bus station is next to the Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung terminal.

By Taxi

From the airport, catch a Blue Lantau taxi to the Tung Chung Terminus of the Ngong Ping 360. The journey should take about 1o minutes.

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