Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car was opened on September 18th 2006. Along with Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) and Po Lin Monastery, they are among the top Hong Kong attractions with different flair. Being located on Lantau Island, far away from skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, you will experience Hong Kong from another angle with more quietness and nature.

Worthwhile: 4 blue stars
Location:   1 pink star
Highlights: Crystal Cabin, Big/Giant Buddha, Po Lin Monastery

Smile Plan to Stay: minimum 4 hours, up to a day

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

Some cool facts of Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
that you cannot miss riding it

1) The LONGEST bi-cable ropeway in Asia with 5.7km ride

In order to protect the fragile ecosystem and endangered species on Lantau Island, Hong Kong government ecologists as well as the management of Ngong Ping Cable selected the route of Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car very carefully.

In the end, the full length of ropeway is 5.7km with two angle stations, giving Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car the title of the longest bi-cable ropeway in Asia. It will bring you all the way up to over 400 meters above sea level.

View of Mountains from Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

2) The EASIEST and FASTEST way to Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery – 25 minutes

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car connects Tung Chung Town Center (Tung Chung MTR station) and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. The complete aerial ride takes about 25 minutes. One exit of Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car is Ngong Ping Village, which is linked to the another two top attractions in Hong Kong, Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery.

As the largest bronze sitting buddha statue in the world, Big Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha is one of the most popular attraction in Hong Kong. The nearby Po Lin Monastery is also a highlight of Hong Kong attractions as it is the largest Buddhist temple in Hong Kong.

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car station on Lantau Island

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car station to Ngong Ping Village

Buddha from Ngong Ping Village

View of Buddha from Ngong Ping Village

Besides the cable car, If you are already in Tung Chung, there are basically three options for going up to the mountain:

  • By bus ride on New Lantao Bus No. 23 (around 50min, HK$ 17-27)
    (not recommended for people with bus sickness);
  • By blue Lantau taxis (around 30-35min, about HK$ 200)
    (not recommended for those with motion sickness);
  • By hiking the trail across the mountains (2.5 – 3 hours);

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Bus No.23 is cheaper but takes longer times. However, for those who has bus/car sickness, it would not be a wise decision since the mountain roads are very winding.

There are usually 1-2 days of some months where the cable car does not operate due to maintenance (sometimes unexpected malfunction). Normally Big Buddha, Ngong Ping Village, Po Lin Monastery and the other nearby attractions will be still open. At this point, the bus ride may be your best option to Big Buddha.

Check out for more details about how to use bus and taxi to get to Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery“.

3) Stunning views on the way from Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

Starting from Tung Chung terminal, Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car glides crossing Tung Chung Bay and climbs up about 440m to Ngong Ping. As a visitor, you have the opportunity to enjoy great panoramic views of Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International Airport with its starting and landing planes. You will soar over the flora and fauna of Lantau Island with its green and lush scenic mountain views, the Tung Chung Bay and the deep blue South China Sea. From the cable car, you can spot the cargo ships, small fishing boats as well as the Buddha statue.

If it is not exciting enough for you, you also can consider to choose the Crystal Cabin with around 2-inch glass as the bottom, offering you the real 360 degree feel and experience.

View of Big Buddha from Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

View of Big Buddha from Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

View of Hong Kong Airport from Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

View of Hong Kong Airport from Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

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Choose your Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car cabin:
Standard Cabin or Crystal Cabin or both ?

The number “360” in the name of Ngong Ping 360 is actually standing for the 360 degree view you are able to enjoy from inside the cable car. When taking the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car ride, you will have two choices of cabins: Standard Cabin and Crystal Cabin. The Standard Cabin is an ordinary cable car. The Crystal Cabin is similar with the Standard Cabin except that the bottom of the cabin is equipped with a 2-inch glass, offering the view beneath your feet.

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car station

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Station

The glass floor of the Crystal Cabins spans the entire width of the bottom and might be a little bit scary at first. The prices of Crystal Cabins are a slightly more expensive than the standard one. But if you are not afraid of heights, it is highly recommend with this special experience at least once. Let yourself soak into the amazing magic of flying over rolling fields of grass and boundless oceans.

Seeing through the glass floor of Crystal Cabin of Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

Seeing through the glass floor of Crystal Cabin

Standard Cabin and Crystal Cabin have two different queuing lines. Standard Cabin can fit maximum 17 people (10 seats and 7 standing). The maximum number for the Crystal Cabins is 10 people. Both cabins also meet the needs of disabled and elder passengers as well as of young families traveling with kids’ carts.

If you would like to try both cabins, it is also possible. There is a 1 Standard Cabin + 1 Crystal Cabin option, allowing you to take one way of each cabin and enjoy both type of fun.

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Ticket Information, available discounts and where to buy tickets

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car tickets are available from the Ngong Ping 360 Ticketing Offices at Tung Chung and Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal. Further discounts can be obtained from following discount sources. Round trip Crystal Cabin vouchers can also be purchased at most of the 7-11 stores in Hong Kong.

Official ticket prices of Ngong Ping Cable Car:

Standard Cabin

Crystal Cabin

1 Standard Cabin
1 Crystal Cabin

Single Trip

Round Trip

Single Trip

Round Trip


HK$ 130

HK$ 185

HK$ 180

HK$ 255

HK$ 240

Children (aged 3-11)

HK$ 65

HK$ 95

HK$ 125

HK$ 175

HK$ 155

Seniors (local only, aged 65+)

HK$ 90

HK$ 130

HK$ 145

HK$ 205

HK$ 190

Private Cabin

HK$ 3800/cabin

HK$ 4500/cabin


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Available discounts and promotions:

There are many different discounts available in terms of cabin type, single or round trip, passenger type (adult or child). If you decide to visit Big Buddha later in the afternoon, you may get a further discount and save more money.

Ngong Ping Cable Car Discounts

Standard Cabin Ticket
Round trip :  HK$ 185  HK$ 161
Single trip :  HK$ 130  HK$ 115

Crystal Cabin Ticket
Round trip : HK$ 255  HK$ 230
Single trip : HK$ 180  HK$ 163

(Discounts for children are available)

Check out more options

Ngong Ping Cable Car 1+1 Discounts

Standard Cabin + Crystal Cabin Ticket
HK$ 240  HK$ 217

Standard Cabin + Crystal Cabin Ticket
(after 14:30)
HK$ 240  HK$ 156

(Discounts for children are available)

Check out more options

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There are three waiting lines in Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car : one for purchasing ticket, one for redeeming ticket voucher (fast lane) and one in the waiting zone for the cable car.

The line for redeeming ticket voucher is usually shorter than the ticketing line. If you have purchased the ticket online, it will save you some time.

If you would like to skip both lines and directly get to waiting area of cable car, a “360 Lantau Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass” is a better choice.

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Avoid long waiting in queue and get a fast pass

As one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong, everyday there are a lot of visitors coming to Lantau Island and choose to travel with Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. You should prepare to stand in line for tickets as well as for the ride itself (minimum 1 hour). If you do not want to stuck with crowds, there are two options:

  • Arrive before opening time:
    Come before the opening hour. Ngong Ping Cable Car opens around 9-10am. It usually needs much less time if you can get there before or when it opens;

  • Get a fast pass:
    If you cannot make it that early, you may consider to purchase a fast pass online. The fast pass is called “360 Lantau Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass“. It entitles the holders to skip the waiting line and get directly through.

    The special 360 Lantau Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass includes:
    1) a round-trip cable car ride;
    2) unlimited New Lantau Bus ride (to/from Tai O – a remaining traditional fishing village worthwhile to go);
    3) a 20-min boat ride through the stilt houses in Tai O;
    4) plus HK$ 20 gift voucher.

    It’s especially important for those who have only several hours stop-over time in Hong Kong. The waiting time of cable car can be sometimes unpredictable. If you do not wish to miss your flight or get too stressed, this pass is a very good option.

    The official price for 360 Lantau Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass (adult) is HK$ 255 (Standard Cabin) and HK$ 325 (Crystal Cabin). Below is the available discounts for the 360 Lantau Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass.

360 Lantau Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass Discount (Fast Pass)

Round trip cable car + Boat ride in Tai O + Unlimited New Lantau Bus ride + Gift voucher

Standard Cabin Ticket
Adult :  HK$ 255  HK$ 225
Child :  HK$ 170  HK$ 150

Crystal Cabin Ticket
Adult : HK$ 325  HK$ 285
Child : HK$ 245  HK$ 220

Booking and more details

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Nearby important attractions on/close to Lantau Island

Lantau Island is a great treasure when it comes to attractions. Besides Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and Tai O Fishing Village these top attractions, you may also be interested to take a look of Ngong Ping Village, Wisdom Path, Ngong Ping Piazza, Besides, Hong Kong Disneyland Theme Park is also located close to it.

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  • Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car will undergo maintenance, even unexpected malfunction. Do check the updated maintenance schedule before planning your trip. You also can contact them through + (852) 3666 – 0606.

  • For those who have several hours stop-over time and do not want to waste in the airport, if you would like to visit Big Buddha, make sure you have sufficient time (at least 6-hour transit time). To be on the safe side, it’s better to purchase a fast pass. In case you do not have sufficient time for Big Buddha trip, check out your other options for your stop-over time.

  • There are some luggage lockers/storage facilities at the Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Terminus. It may be helpful for all of you who are doing a stop-over (transit) and are planning to take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car or would like to do some shopping at the Citygate Outlets. There are about 20 lockers available and charges are HK$20 for 3 hours or HK$ 70 for a day.

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map Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
clock 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Mon – Fri) / 9:00 am – 6: 30 pm (Sat, Sun, Public Holidays)
Price See price details and discounts
phone  + (852) 3666 0606

Where to take Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to Big Buddha ?

train-2-48 By Subway: Take MTR and transfer to Tung Chung Line. Get off at Tung Chung station and take Exit B. Follow the signs and walk about 2-3 minutes to the Cable Car counter.
By bus or taxi from the airport : Take bus S1 from the airport to Tung Chung Bus Terminus. The ride is about 10 minutes and the bus station is adjacent to the Ngong Ping Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. If you want to take taxi from the airport, the cost is about HK$ 40 and takes also about 10 minutes.

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