With the size of 1.5 hectares of lands, formerly known as ‘Tung Chung Cable Car Project’, the Ngong Ping 360 is a popular tourism spot in Hong Kong and owned by MTR Corporation that runs the Hong Kong Rail. The title – Ngong Ping 360 was awarded on April 2005 and the spot contains a cable car, gondola and a small village. It also connects Tung Chung and is linked with Hong Kong by a rail road track.      

History of Ngong Ping 360 –Hong Kong:

Hong Kong government planned to initiate a cable car in 2000 and accordingly proposed for tenders to run, manage and maintain the entire system for 30 years of the cable car system that connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. The project also was set to attract tourists and visitors in the locality and the cable car commenced in 2006. This is a 5.7 kilometer long gondola lift – commonly termed as cable car consisted of eight towers and five of them are located at the country park.

Ngong Ping 360, Best Tourist Attractions & Destinations in Hong Kong
Ngong Ping 360 –Best Tourist Attractions & Destinations in Hong Kong

The cable car project construction began in 2004 but the inauguration was delayed for some security-related complexities during the test operation of the cars on cable that trapped about 500 volunteers. It took about two months to repair the trouble start the test run again, and the authority sold 1688 tickets on the maiden day of the cable car to keep feng shui traditions. Each of the maiden trip tickets was sold at HK$ 88. However, there are still some system failures in the current days. A major accident occurred in 2007 when a cable car fell from the cable line, but fortunately nobody was injured at the incident, and then the operational responsibility was handed over to MTR Corporation from Skyrail for negligence in responsibilities, and finally it was officially opened on December 31, 2007 for all.

Ngong Ping 360, Best Tourist Attractions & Destinations in Hong Kong

The journey on the cable car lasts for 25 minutes. Visitors can have different views of parks, South China Sea, surrounding waterways and more. The gondola cabins – technically termed as cable car cabin, can accommodate 17 visitors at a time both by sitting and standing room.                    

Travel Guide information of Ngong Ping 360 –Hong Kong:

If you want to have a ride on the cable car, turn to MTR Tung Chung Station, take the exit –B, and a five-minute walk will take you to the Tung Chung Cable car terminal. You can also hire a taxi that will take you at the cable car terminal within 10 minutes and charge you about HK$ 35. You can also take train to reach the terminal and then you have to start from Hong Kong Station. The trains run between 6am to 1am. Besides, you can also ride of on the number 11 ferry from Tai O Ferry Pier to get there.

Some Tips when you visit on Ngong Ping 360 –Hong Kong:

Remember that the terminal is opened from 9am to 6pm and in public holidays it is operational from 9am to 6.30 pm. When the cable car is under service or maintenance, the terminal remains closed. Paying bills with cards is preferable as spending cash is costlier in many cases during the visit. At times ticket prices are more than the regular times, so be careful if you are paying more.

Culture & Customs of Ngong Ping 360 –Hong Kong:

The locality is a bit commercial area, and thus, one can buy souvenirs and other knick-knacks for them and there are some eateries too to have snacks during visit. The village is similar to typical European villages and perfect for hiking or outing with near and dear ones. You can also observe the world largest Buddha statute in the village.

Transport/ Getting Around in Ngong Ping 360 –Hong Kong:

From Downtown :

By MTR:

MTR is a railroad system that covers most major locations in Hong Kong. The system comprises the Airport Express and 10 rail lines, namely the Island Line, the South Island Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Kwun Tong Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, Tung Chung Line, the West Rail, the East Rail, Ma On Shan Line and the Disneyland Resort Line. The MTR also operates the Light Rail and through train services that connect China and Hong Kong. It is a convenient and comfortable way to tour around major attractions in Hong Kong.

Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is adjacent to MTR Tung Chung Station. It is a 5-minute walk from Exit B of the station.

From Hong Kong International Airport:

01. By Taxi:
You can simply take a Lantau taxi (blue) to Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal in just around 10 minutes. It costs around HK$40.

02. By Bus:
Or you can take the S1, S56, S64 and S64X bus to go to Tung Chung Bus Terminus. This journey takes approximately 10 minutes and the bus station is adjacent to the Ngong Ping Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal.

From China:

By Bus:

Visitors arriving at Hong Kong through Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge can take feeder bus route B6 to Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal Station.

By MTR:

Route 1: Hung Hom Station – Tung Chung
Interchange Station: Nam Cheong Station
Time: approx. 35 mins

Route 2: Lo Wu Station – Tung Chung
Interchange Station: Kowloon Tong Station, Prince Edward Station, Lai King Station
Time: approx. 78 mins

Route 3: Lok Ma Chau Station – Tung Chung
Interchange Station: Kowloon Tong Station, Prince Edward Station, Lai King Station
Time: approx. 83 mins

Route 4: Tsim Sha Tsui Station – Tung Chung
Interchange Station: Lai King Station
Time: approx. 39 mins

By Cross-border Coach:

Shuttle buses from two Cross Border Coach Operators provide direct route to the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal, offering easy access for visitors from China.

From Shenzhen Bay / Shenzhen Airport / Guangdong Province to Hong Kong:

You can make use of the shuttle bus service provided by Trans-Island Limousine. The time of this journey varies with your point of departure. For enquiries, please call the customer service hotline at (852) 3193 9332 / (86) 4006 123 148 or visit Trans-Island Limousine Offical Website.

From Huanggang to Hong Kong:

You can make use of the shuttle bus service provided by Eternal East Cross-border Coach Mgt. Ltd. The shuttle bus journey takes about an hour to the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. For enquiries, please call the customer service hotline: (852) 3412 6677 or visit Eternal East Bus Official Website.

From Lantau:

By Taxi:

Taxi services are available throughout Hong Kong. With the exception of restricted zones, you can easily fetch a taxi by waving your hands in the streets.

Route 1: Mui Wo – Ngong Ping
Time: approx. 36 mins
Fare: Around HK$140

Route 2: Tai O – Ngong Ping
Time: approx. 16 mins
Fare: Around HK$50

Route 3: Tung Chung – Ngong Ping
Time: approx. 37 mins
Fare: Around HK$150

By Bus:

Visitors can enjoy easy access from other parts of Lantau Island to Ngong Ping Village by New Lantao Bus.

From Others:

By Taxi:
Taxi services are available throughout Hong Kong. With the exception of restricted zones, you can easily fetch a taxi by waving your hands in the streets.

By Coach:
Coach parking areas are available on the G/F of Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal during opening hours.*

*The parking areas are only available for Ngong Ping 360 guests.

For enquiries, please contact us at Guest Services Hotline (852) 3666 0606.

Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Opened: September 18, 2006
Carrier capacity: 109 cabins, maximum of 17 adult passengers per cabin, 3500 passengers per hour either way।
Trip duration: 25 min
Operating speed: 6 metres per second