LT1, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
The Yasumoto International Academic Park is a building next to the University MTR station.
You can get there
Get off at the University MTR station. Yasumoto International Academic Park is a 1 min walk away from Exit D.
From Kowloon: Take Tolo Highway (Route 9) North, exit at "Exit 4" towards Ma On Shan/ Ma Liu Shui/ University Station, and take the 1st exit onto Science Park Road, turn left to the Biotechnology Avenue, then cross the No. 2 bridge to Campus Circuit East, then turn left onto Station Road.
From Taipo: Take Tolo Highway (Route 9) South, exit at "Exit 4" towards Ma On Shan/ Ma Liu Shui/ University Station, and take the 1st exit onto Science Park Road, turn left to the Biotechnology Avenue, then cross the No. 2 bridge to Campus Circuit East, then turn left onto Station Road.
G/F Lobby, Run Run Shaw Science Building & LG31, Science Centre, CUHK
The Run Run Shaw Science Building is one of the collection of science and engineering buildings that could be found at the centre of the campus. The LG/F of Science Centre could be found just opposite the G/F entrance of Run Run Shaw Science Building.
You can get there
By on-campus shuttle school bus
Bus A runs in loops at every 00, 20 and 40 mins from the University Station. The Run Run Shaw Science Building is at about a 2-mins walk from the Sir Run Run Shaw Hall (2 stops). A complete list of bus routes could be found at CUHK's website.
Travel and Visa
Getting to CUHK campus
Via Hong Kong International Airport
There are 3 main ways to travel from the Arrival Hall of the airport.
- Taxi: Readily available outside of the terminal. HK$22 for the first 2 km and HK$1.6 for every 200m thereafter.
- Uber: Need to be called with a smartphone app. Min. of HK$30 per ride. Charges HK$6 per km stacked with HK$1 per min.
- Airport Express/MTR: Get off from the University MTR Station.
Via Lo Wu or Southbound Direct Train
There is a direct MTR railway line going from either Lo Wu or the exit of Southbound direct train (Hung Hom Station) to University Station.
In order to avoid recent protests in Hong Kong to disrupt the normal daily activities in the campus, CUHK has installed security checkpoints at the entrances. All personnels who enter the university must fulfil one of the following requirements in order to be admitted entry:
- Present a CUHK student/staff ID card
- Escorted by a CUHK staff
- Present the invitation email we have sent to all attendees (Contact us if you do not have one)
- Present your identity document and register at the checkpoint
Visitors to Hong Kong must hold a valid passport. Passports should be valid for at least six months after your planned departure date from Hong Kong. Nationals of most countries are not required to obtain visas for periods varying from 7 days to 180 days, depending on nationality. Please refer to Hong Kong SAR Immigration Department Home Page for visa requirements for the foreign countries/territories (scroll down to Item. 12 in Part II).
Persons who need a visa or entry permit for visit should obtain the appropriate visa or entry permit before travelling to the HKSAR. You may apply for the appropriate visa or entry permit from the nearest Chinese diplomatic and consular mission.
Currencies and Exchange
The local currency is the Hong Kong dollar. The Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of approximately US$1 to HK $7.8. Most local banks levy a HKD $50 commission for each transaction on non-account holders. The Octopus card is the most common form of debit card used in Hong Kong, accepted for nearly all means of transportations, supermarkets and many restaurants. You can purchase a card and add value at the airport and most MTR stations. You can also add value at several different major chains of supermarkets and convenience stores.