Ngong Ping 360 is a fantastic cable car experience, and one of the best ways to explore Lantau, the largest of Hong Kong islands.
The gondola lift connects Tung Chung, on the North coast of Lantau Island and Ngong Ping.
That’s why often visitors call it the Tung Chung Cable Car.
Ngong Ping is home to tourist attractions such as Ngong Ping Village, Po Lin Monastery, Tian Tan Buddha, etc. The other nearby attraction is Tai O fishing village.
Table of contents
- How to get to Ngong Ping 360
- Ngong Ping 360 opening hours
- Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
- Types of cabins in Ngong Ping 360
- Ngong Ping 360 tickets
- Things to do at Ngong Ping Village
- Attractions near Ngong Ping Village
- View from Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
- Restaurants in Ngong Ping Village
How to get to Ngong Ping 360
Of all the ways to reach Ngong Ping 360, we recommend Hong Kong’s robust public transport.
Ngong Ping 360 by MTR
To get to Tung Chung MTR Station, you can board one of the trains on Tung Chung Line.
If you can’t directly get on to Tung Chung Line, head for the MTR Hong Kong Station, from where trains to MTR Tung Chung Station start.
Kwun Tong Line (Green), Tsuen Wan Line (Red) and Island Line (Blue) train pass through the Hong Kong Station.
The journey from Hong Kong Station to Tung Chung MTR Station takes approximately 30 minutes.
Once you get down at MTR Tung Chung Station, take Exit ‘B’ and walk the 5-minutes path as shown in the map below to reach Ngong Ping 360’s Tung Chung Car Terminal.
The Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Car Terminal is 15 minutes walk from the Shun Tung Road bus station.
Here is a list of buses you can board to reach Shun Tung Road bus station.
From Hong Kong Island
|E11||Tin Hau Station||AsiaWorld Expo B/T|
|E11A||Tin Hau Station||AsiaWorld Expo B/T|
|E21||Tai KokTsui |
|AsiaWorld Expo B/T|
|E21A||Ho Man Tin||Tung Chung |
(Yat Tung Estate)
|E22||Lam Tin (North)||AsiaWorld Expo B/T|
|E22A||Tseung Kwan O||AsiaWorld Expo B/T|
|E23||Tsz Wan Shan (South)||Airport Terminus|
|E21||Tsim Sha Tsui|
From New Territories
|E31||Discovery Park B/T||Yat Tung|
Railway Station B/T
|AsiaWorld Expo B/T|
|E33||TuenMun Central B/T||Airport Terminus|
|E34A||Tin Shui Wai|
(Ma Wang Road)
|E41||Tai Po Tau Terminus||AsiaWorld Expo B/T|
|E42||Pok Hong B/T||Airport Terminus|
Once you get down at the Shun Tung Road bus station, follow Google Map’s directions here.
Taxi is also a convenient option to get to Ngong Ping 360’s Cable Car terminal in Tung Chung.
Except for a few restricted areas, you can easily flag down a Taxi anywhere in Hong Kong.
If you take a taxi from Central, you may end up paying approximately HK$ 290, and the journey will take 30 minutes or so depending on traffic.
If you get into a Taxi from Tsim Sha Tsui, the journey will take approximately 40 minutes, and it will cost you around HK$ 220.
From Shatin, you can reach Ngong Ping 360’s Cable Car terminal in Tung Chung in 30 minutes and HK$240.
The approximate fares include tunnel and bridge tolls.
If you are traveling by car, it is easy to reach Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal.
Get directions here and start driving.
Parking in Ngong Ping 360
Near Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal, you will find many car parking options.
We recommend the following two 24-hour car parks:
During weekends and other holidays, it is advisable to reach early.
Ngong Ping 360 opening hours
From Monday to Friday, Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car services and Ngong Ping Village open at 10 am and close at 6 pm.
On Saturday and Sunday, they open early at 9 am and close later at 6.30 pm.
On Public holidays, both the Cable Car service and the Village follow weekend timings.
Note: Occasionally Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car shuts down for service. On such service days, Ngong Ping Village remains open.
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
Ngong Ping 360 is one of its kind bi-cable ropeways.
This Hong Kong’s cable car service covers the journey of approximately 5.7 Kms (3.5 Miles) in 25 minutes.
Ngong Ping 360 has a total of 109 cabins and can carry up to 3500 passengers per hour either way.
Types of cabins in Ngong Ping 360
While booking your Ngong Ping 360 experience, you can choose between two types of Cabins – the Standard Cabin or the Crystal Cabin.
These two Cabins types can either be shared with other visitors, or booked for your family or group alone, in which case its called a ‘Private Cabin’.
Most tourists book the Standard Cabin because its the cheapest and most value for money option.
The Standard Cabin accommodates a maximum of 17 guests, where ten people sit, and seven stand.
Each child is counted as one person, regardless of their age. Book a Standard Cabin
The Crystal Cabin is a recent addition.
On 4th April 2019, Crystal Cabins were added to Ngong Ping 360, to provide an upgraded experience.
With the introduction of Crystal Cabins, Ngong Ping 360 became the first-ever cable car system to install a glass bottom.
The Crystal Cabin offers eye-popping views of the boundless sea and the lush grasslands underneath your feet. Image: np360.com.hk
Tourists needn’t worry because the glass bottom is made up of three layers of tempered glass with a total thickness of approximately 4.84 cm.
They can handle a weight of up to 2,250 kg.
Crystal Cabins can hold up to ten tourists, and they leave the station every 3 to 7 minutes. Book a Crystal Cabin
At Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, seating for the cabins is according to the boarding queue.
However, if you want to skip this queue or prefer some privacy during the 25-minute cable car ride, you can book your private space up in the air.
Both the Standard Cabin or Crystal Cabin can be booked as your Private Cabin. Image: np360.com.hk
Since Private Cabins offer VIP treatment, they are costlier. Book a Private Cabin
Ngong Ping 360 tickets
There are three ways to experience Ngong Ping. You can choose from:
We explain more about these three options going forward.
Important: For all the three tickets, we direct you to Klook because thats Asia’s biggest travel company.
Besides offering the cheapest rates, they also have a designated Klook counter (pic below) at the Cable Car Terminals, which ensures VIP treatment.
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car ticket
This ticket helps you board the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to reach Ngong Ping village.
While booking this Ngong Ping 360 ticket, you must decide on the following:
– Do you want to take the Cable car one way or both ways? Some visitors prefer to take a bus back.
– Do you want to share the Cable car cabin with other travelers or prefer to book a private cabin? Private Cabins are very costly.
– Do you want to book the Standard Cabin or the Crystal cabin? We recommend you opt for the ‘Standard + Crystal’ option. You can then experience both the types of cable car cabins.
Travelers between 3 to 11 years need to buy child tickets while travelers 12 years and above need to buy the adult ticket.
Kids two years and below can travel for free.
Here is the Ngong Ping 360 ticket price for some of the popular combinations –
Shared Standard Cabins tickets
|Adult ticket||One way||HK$ 130|
|Child ticket||One way||HK$ 61|
|Adult ticket||Round trip||HK$ 172|
|Child ticket||Round trip||HK$ 89|
Shared ‘Standard+Crystal’ Cabin tickets
|Adult ticket||Round trip||HK$ 236|
|Child ticket||Round trip||HK$ 134|
*These tickets can only be for a round trip
Shared Crystal Cabin tickets
|Adult ticket||One way||HK$ 175|
|Child ticket||One way||HK$ 110|
|Adult ticket||Round trip||HK$ 232|
|Child ticket||Round trip||HK$ 155|
Private Cabin tickets
|Standard Cabin||Round trip||HK$ 3,388|
|Crystal Cabin||Round trip||HK$ 3,880|
*Private cabin tickets are only issued for round trips
**Ten travelers can sit in the private cabins
Ngong Ping 360 Fun Pass
If everybody in your group is 16 years and above, we highly recommend the 360 Fun Pass.
This Pass includes both transport to and from Ngong Ping and exciting activities at the Village.
The inclusions are –
1. Ngong Ping 360 cable car tickets (roundtrip)
2. Admission to ‘Motion 360,’ a 4D movie experience
3. Entry to ‘VR 360,’ a Virtual Reality adventure center
4. Admission to ‘Walking with Buddha,’ a spiritual experience
Cost of Ngong Ping 360 Fun Pass
While booking your 360 Fun Pass, you must choose between Standard and Crystal Cabin.
Your choice of the cabin decides the price of Ngong Ping 360 Fun Pass.
|Standard Cabin||Round trip||HK$ 262/person|
|Crystal Cabin||Round trip||HK$ 343/person|
*This Fun Pass only comes with a round trip Cable Car ride
Ngong Ping 360 Tai O Pass
About 10% of the tourists who visit Ngong Ping also visit Tai O finishing village, making it a full-day tour.
Tai O village is a 20-minute bus journey from Ngong Ping village and has many activities suitable for both kids and adults.
The Ngong Ping 360 Tai O Pass is a comprehensive package which includes the following –
1. Ngong Ping 360 cable car tickets (roundtrip)
2. New Lantao Bus ticket (Ngong Ping village to Tai O roundtrip)
3. Tai O boat excursion
4. Tai O snack coupon (valued at HKD20)
Cost of Ngong Ping 360 Tai O Pass
The price of Tai O Pass depends on two factors – the cabin you choose and if you opt for one-way or two-way Cable Car ride.
If you choose Standard Cabin
|Adult ticket||One way||HK$ 229|
|Child ticket||One way||HK$ 132|
|Adult ticket||Round trip||HK$ 262|
|Child ticket||Round trip||HK$ 163|
If you choose Crystal Cabin
|Adult ticket||One way||HK$ 273|
|Child ticket||One way||HK$ 194|
|Adult ticket||Round trip||HK$ 344|
|Child ticket||Round trip||HK$ 238|
Prefer something more romantic? Check out this Sunset tour of Lantau
Things to do at Ngong Ping Village
The Ngong Village is carefully designed, keeping in mind the culture and the beauty of the Ngong Ping to bring the integrity of Lantau and the heritage of Hong Kong together.
This 1.5-hectare village is both scenic and serene, and is bound to leave you speechless.
There are lots of things to see and do at the Ngong Ping Village, and the 360 Fun Pass gets you access to all these attractions.
Here are the must-do attractions at Ngong Ping –
VR 360 is a taste of virtual reality with a flavor of Hong Kong’s culture and heritage.
Here is the list of games you can play at VR 360:
- Hide and Seek with Sheriff Cat
- High Altitude Ropeway Walk
- Cinematic Wishing Shrine
- Enchanting Wardrobe
- Time Shuttle
- Surround Lantau Photo Booth
This VR 360 experience at the Ngong Ping village is open to visitors aged 16 years and above.
Each session lasts 30 minutes.
Motion 360 is a 4D movie experience with moving seats, water sprays, and wind effects to create a stimulating environment to heighten your senses for an immersive experience.
You get to watch two movies at Motion 360, Little Ants Adventure and Discover Lantau.
Both these 4D movies are 10 minutes long.
Visitors must qualify three conditions to enter Motion 360 at Ngong Ping village –
- They must be three years plus
- They must be at least 100 cms (39.4 inches) tall
- They must weight less than 110 Kgs (242 Pounds)
On weekdays Motion 360 is open from 11 am to 5 pm and on weekends (and Public Holidays) it is open from 10 am to 5.30 pm.
Walking with Buddha
Walking with Buddha is a three-part experience at Ngong Ping Village.
You start with the immersive, multimedia attraction which narrates the story of Siddhartha Gautama, who went on to become Buddha.
Next, you move on to the Temple, where you get to pick a Bodhi leaf with words of wisdom written on it.
After reflecting on the words, you get to the third part of Walking with Buddha – the Path of Enlightenment.
In this section, you get to see the origins of Buddhism and learn how it spread all over the World.
You can also learn about Buddha’s teachings
Walking with Buddha takes approximately 20 minutes.
Open hours of Walking with Buddha
On weekdays Walking with Buddha is open from 11 am to 5 pm and on weekends (and Public Holidays) it is open from 10 am to 5.30 pm.
The Art of Chocolate Hong Kong
If you love chocolates, you must not miss this Chocolate Museum of sorts at the Ngong Ping Village.
This attraction uses chocolates to craft scenes from Hong Kong’s life and culture.
You also get to taste chocolates – up to 10 different types of raw chocolates by Barry Callebaut, the World’s leading high-quality chocolate maker.
At this tourist attraction, you can also indulge in chocolate art DIY workshops, and create your personalized chocolate art.
Attractions near Ngong Ping Village
There are lots of things to see around Ngong Ping Village.
The Big Buddha
You cannot finish your trip to the Ngong Ping village without visiting the Buddha Temple Hong Kong.
It is also popularly known as the Big Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha.
The World’s second-largest outdoor bronze statue of seated Buddha sits on the peak of the Mount Muk Yue and faces North towards the capital of China, Beijing.
From Ngong Ping Village, the Big Buddha Hong Kong is only 10 minutes by walk. It is right next to the Po Lin Monastery.
As you climb the 283 steps to reach the Buddha, you will see breathtaking views of the boundless South China Sea and the terrific scenery surrounding Lantau and the Buddha.
In the three-story exhibition hall inside the pedestal, you will see the holy relics of Buddha.
Po Lin Monastery
The Po Lin Monastery facing the iconic Big Buddha in the Ngong Ping Plateau came into being in 1906.
Back then, it was called ‘The Big Thatched Hut.’ It got its current name in 1924.
It is one of the most revered and renowned Buddha establishments in the entire World.
If you are looking for some peace and inner tranquility, this is the place for you.
The Po Lin Monastery is a ten minutes walk from Ngong Ping Village.
If you believe in spirituality and are looking to do some soul searching of your own, make sure to visit the Wisdom Path, located at the foot of the Lantau Peak.
The path is a landscape of 38 wooden columns inscribed with words from Heart Sutra in beautiful calligraphy.
The Heart Sutra is a very popular sutra from the Mahayana Buddhism translated into Chinese by master Sinologist Professor JaoTsung-I.
The Sanskrit title of the Heart Sutra reads “Sāhasrikā-prajñā-pāramitā,” which roughly translates to “The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom.”
The Sutra is revered all around the World by followers of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
It is 20 minutes away from the Ngong Ping Village.
You need to walk to the Ngong Ping Piazza and follow the directions to reach the Wisdom Path.
Tai O Fishing Village
Tai O Fishing Village is one of the most popular nearby attractions to visit during your trip to Ngong Ping.
It is the oldest fishing village in Lantau and is a fantastic place to enrich your knowledge of the history of Lantau.
To visit Tao O Village, you need to buy the Tai O Pass.
How to reach Tai O village
Before the inauguration of Ngong Ping Cable Car in 2006, the Tai O fishing village was not easily accessible.
Now it is easy –
1. Board the Tung Chung Cable Car for a 25-minute ride to Ngong Ping Village
2. Then head to the Ngong Ping Terminus, which is 5-minutes of walking from the Ngong Ping Village.
3. From the Terminal get on to New Lantao Bus #21 for a 20-minute journey to Tai O Bus Terminus
Tai O Boat Excursion
A significant landmark on the main street of Tai O village is the iron footbridge, renovated from a ferry raft.
Select one of the boats anchored under this bridge and start on your 20-minute ride.
As the boat glides its way over the waterways of the fishing village, you get to see Tai O’s stilt houses.
As part of the boat tour, you will also head to the General’s Rock, a seacliff of the North-Western part of Tiger Hill, Lantau and see Tai O Heritage Hotel, which was earlier the fishing village’s police station.
Every visitor to Tai O village goes on this boat excursion (and that’s why it is included in the Tai O Pass)
Chinese Pink Dolphin
If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the Chinese White Dolphins as well.
They are beautiful, rare, and most mesmerizing creatures are also known as Chinese pink dolphins because of their unique pink color.
Their presence in the Hong Kong waters dates way back to the 17th century.
Dragon Boat Water Parade
The Tai O celebrates the Tai O Deities Parade on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month every year.
It is a centuries-old ritual and is also known as Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade.
Tai O villagers take deities from their four temples and place the statues on small boats and parade through the waterways.
If you want to be a part Tai O parade, you must plan since it does not happen on the same date each year.
In 2020, the parade will take place on 25th June.
Ling Yan Abbey
The Ling Yan Abbey stands in the Keung Shan Village in Tai O surrounded by mountains from three sides and covered with lush vegetation.
It is a four-column style building with stone walls and wooden doors.
It is a perfect place for you to experience beauty and calm at the same time – the sound of water from the nearby streams mixed with the Buddhist chants soothe your energies.
The Abbey is also known for its amazing vegetarian meals and is definitely worth the trip.
To reach the Abbey, take the New Lantau Bus #11 from downtown Tan Chung and get down at the Lin Yang Abbey station.
The Abbey is within 10 minutes of walking distance from the station.
View from Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
During the 25-minute journey, you will enjoy stunning views on all sides of the Cable Car.
We list everything you will see in the order they appear, once you start from Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal.
The moment your Cabin leaves from the Terminal, you see the aerial view of the well-developed new town called Tung Chung.
It used to be known as “Tung Sai Chung” and is a part of the new development project of the Lantau North.
The city is close to the Hong Kong International Airport and therefore a vital passageway to Hong Kong.
Tung Chung Bay
You next see the Tung Chung Bay, which with its unique combination of seagrass and wetland is quite a sight.
Tourists often visit the Bay for clam digging and fishing.
Shan Tau wetlands, a site for Special Scientific Interest is also part of this Bay.
Hong Kong International Airport
Next, from the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, you see the entire Hong Kong International Airport spread before your eyes.
If you are lucky, you might even see air crafts flying by you.
The HK International Airport is one of the largest airports in the World and has won the title of the best airport 60 times.
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is a 50 Km (31 Miles) long bridge connecting Lantau, Macau Peninsula and Zhuhai in Guangdong province.
The beautiful bridge in the forefront and the vast ocean and the blue sky as the backdrop makes for stunning visuals.
Lantau North Country Park
After the long bridge, you will spot dense vegetation, which is the Lantau North Country Park.
Local hikers love the massive Park (22 sq km / 8.5 sq Miles) for its numerous hiking trails.
Nei Lak Shan
Next, you get to witnessNei Lak Shan, Hong Kong’s sixth tallest peak, from your cable car.
Suspended 751 meters above the sea level, you will be having the most unbelievable sights of the entire South China Sea along with the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge in the distance.
If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might even see Macau from a distance.
Tian Tan Buddha
As your Ngong Ping 360 cable car nears its destination, you will spot the world-famous Big Buddha.
Mountains surround the 34 meters (112 feet) tall Big Buddha which makes for a beautiful sight just before you touch down.
Ngong Ping Village
At the end of the journey, you will spot Ngong Ping village from your cable car.
The Village is one of the most popular destinations for locals as well as tourists because of its beautiful reflection of Ngong Ping’s cultural and spiritual integrity.
Restaurants in Ngong Ping Village
Ngong Ping Village has four eating places which we highly recommend –
1. Wo Kee Loong Snacks Express
Wo Kee Loong Snacks Express is the go-to shop for snacks in Ngong Ping Village.
Do not miss out on its 50-year-old bakery, which serves the most amazing and diverse snacks of the region.
2. Zen Noodles Cafe
Zen Noodles Cafe is shop No. 2 in Ngong Ping Village and serves the most delicious Japanese noodles and other wide range of Japanese snacks.
3. AOK Hong Kong Cafe
The Authentic Oriental Kitchen (AOK) is where you should go if you want to get traditional Hong Kong-style dinner and drinks.
These include Pineapple bun with a cold, thick slice of butter, coffee, and the signature milk tea.
4. Ngong Ping Garden Restaurant
Ngong Ping Garden Restaurant specializes in authentic Cantonese and Chiu Chow Cuisines.
Some of its signature dishes are Cantonese Dim Sum, Chiu Chow Sweet, and Sour Noodles, etc.