Hong Kong is well-connected by land, water and air. By land, the only doorway into Hong Kong is through mainland China. Since the surrender, transport alternatives have amplified noticeably, linking places as close as Shenzhen and as far as Beijing. Though the Hong Kong SAR is now an essential part of China, visas are still necessary to cross the boundary with the mainland.
After the achievement of the new International Airport - Chek Lap Kok on Lantau Island - in June 1998, Hong Kong has materialized as a main transport hub to China and much of Southeast Asia. Several international and Hong Kong airlines such as the Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Air Hong Kong, Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express proffer usual flights linking Hong Kong to chief destinations in Asia, Europe and the USA. Regular ferry services connect Hong Kong to Macau and numerous destinations in Guangdong territory in mainland China. There are also good system of roads between Hong Kong and mainland China. Visitors can cross boundaries from 5 checkpoints on the Hong Kong-China boundary, including the famed Lo Wu. Hong Kong has an exceptional rail system, linking it to mainland China. Regular trains run between Kowloon Canton Railway Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Dongguan, Foshan, Shanghai and Beijing, the capital city of China. If you adore long train journey, you can take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Europe to Beijing and then on to Hong Kong.