Ngong Ping cable car has reopened in Hong Kong, following a closure due to the pandemic. If you’re planning to go for a ride, here’s what you need to know:
The cosmopolitan region of Hong Kong is known for its glitz and glamor, complete with towering skyscrapers and sophisticated lifestyles. On the opposite end of this is a picturesque landscape with a thick green cover and beautiful blue skies. The best way to soak in these views? Go for a Ngong Ping 360 cable car journey!
Travel from Tung Chung to the whimsical Ngong Ping village, a stretch spanning 5.7 km, in a gondola airlift. This experience is considered to be one of the world’s top 10 Cable Car journeys; prepare to be captivated by fasincating attractions right from the top. Book your Ngong Ping 360 cable car tickets to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience.
Ngong Ping 360 cable car tickets are available in two variant options: for Hong Kong residents, and non-Hong Kong residents. You can book your tickets accordingly.
The Ngong Ping 360 standard cabin ride is a 25-minute journey that begins from Tung Chung or Ngong Ping terminal. With surrounding glass windows, you would experience a stunning panoramic view of the lush side of Hong Kong, that includes Ngong Ping village, Lantau Island and the Tian Tan Buddha among others.
A standard ticket includes a one-way journey from Tung Chung; however, you can also opt to upgrade your trip and go for a round-trip cable car journey.
The Ngong Ping crystal cabin is designed with a glass base, giving you a unique 360º view of Hong Kong from not just from the surrounding windows, but the bottom as well. Witness the scenic green landscape and famed landmarks like Ngong Ping village, Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island and more.
While a standard ticket is a one-way journey, you can opt to upgrade your trip and go for a round trip in the crystal cabin.
Children between the age of 0-2 get free access to a cable car journey and those between ages 3-11 enjoy discounts on their tickets. Please carry a valid photo ID for your child.
Hong Kong residents
Non-Hong Kong residents
These tickets cannot be canceled, amended or refunded
These tickets cannot be canceled, amended or refunded
There's plenty to see while on your cable car journey. Here are some of the top attractions -- all of which you can visit after your trip as well.
Located in Hong Kong’s Lantau Island, Ngong Ping is a man-made village located on a highland. Its landscape is replete with hills and mountains. As the main tourist point after the Ngong Ping cable car ride, Ngong Ping has been designed with classic Chinese elements in its architecture, eateries and cafes and village layout. The prime attraction here is the towering Tian Tan Buddha statue.
The massive bronze statue of Buddha is located right on top of Mount Muk Yue, just about a 10-minute walk from the village. Due to its towering height, at about 34 m, the Buddha statue is easily visible from the cable cars. Guests can also climb up 268 steps to go to the top and see the statue up close, while also enjoying the picturesque view of Ngong Ping.
True to its name, the Po Lin Monastery is a peace of peace and serenity. It is situated on the Ngong Ping plateau and has a direct view of the Tian Tan Buddha from its front. The first thing one would notice about the monastery is its elaborate, traditional architecture; notice the decor, which comprises dragons, phoenixes and other animal designs.
From the top in your cable car, you’ll notice the Lantau hiking trail that is prominently characterized by tall columns -- this is the Wisdom Path landscape installation. Comprising 38, 8-10 m wooden columns, a unique thing to look out for is the inscription of verses from the Heart Sutra in original Sanskrit. For hiking enthusiasts, this trail should be a definite addition to the list.
You can go for a Ngong Ping cable car ride on all days of the week between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
The best time to go for a Ngong Ping 360 ride would be early morning to experience smaller crowds or late evening to catch the sunset.
Yes. The Tung Chung terminal is located at a 5-minute walk from Exit B of the MTR Tung Chung station.
Yes. You can alight at the Shun Tung Road bus stop. From here, the Tung Chung cable car terminal is at a 10-15 minute walking distance.
Yes. Those with physical disabilities can go for a Ngong Ping cable car ride.
No, you cannot carry large bags or luggage on your cable car journey. However, a luggage storage facility is available at the Tung Chung cable car terminal.
Guests can make use of the complimentary Wi-Fi service, mobile battery charging station and use the tourist and sightseeing office to solve any queries.
Yes. You can pre-book your Ngong Ping cable car tickets online now.
For public safety, several health measures have been implemented. Masks are mandatory and visitors will be subject to temperature checks before their journey. All cabins and terminals are regularly sanitized and disinfected. Moreover, hand sanitizing stations are also available.
Guests can choose to book either Standard Cabins or Crystal Cabins for their journey. Furthermore, guests can choose to opt for a standard one-way journey, or upgrade their ticket to a round trip.
Standard tickets provide 25-minute one-way journeys. However, you can upgrade your ticket and opt for a round trip as well.
A standard one-way trip would take about 25 mins to cover the 5.7 km stretch.
While both cabin types have surrounding windows, the Crystal Cabins have an additional glass base that allows views a unique opportunity to soak in the landscape from the top.
A Standard Cabin can accommodate up to 17 guests, while a Crystal Cabin can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Yes. Children between the age of 0-2 can travel for free, while those between 3-11 enjoy discounts on their tickets.
Ngong Ping 360 cable car tickets cannot be canceled, amended or refunded. Please make sure you plan your visit accordingly.
You can go for a Ngong Ping cable car journey between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day of the week.
Tung Chung terminal and Ngong Ping terminal are the primary boarding points for Ngong Ping 360 cable car rides.
Food is not permitted. Guests can carry a small drinking water bottle.