We flew from San Francisco to Hong Kong. Our experience as we arrived in Hong Kong couldn’t have been better. It is an incredibly well organized and run airport (and city). An express train took us from the airport direct to downtown. The airport express is very well set up, with lots of room for suitcases, spotlessly clean, and very modern. (The stop indicator not only indicates the next stop, but also the train’s progress towards that stop!)
When we arrived at the airport express train station downtown, we transferred to a free airport express bus. Although the train station is connected to the subway line, it was easier and faster to take the buses. The buses ferry airport passengers to various big hotels in Kowloon, where we were staying.