Lantau Link

The Lantau Link, formerly known as the Lantau Fixed Crossing,[1] is a roadway linking Hong Kong International Airport to the urban areas in Hong Kong. It was officially opened on 27 April 1997, and it opened to traffic on 22 May the same year.[1]

Lantau Link
Part of Route 8
Route information
Maintained by Highways Department
Length4.0 km (2.5 mi)
Major junctions
East endTsing Yi
Route 3 at Tsing Yi
West endLantau (near Tsing Chau Tsai)
Highway system
Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System
Lantau Link
Traditional Chinese青嶼幹線
Simplified Chinese青屿干线


The Lantau Link is 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) long and consists of:

Link is split into two traffic levels; the upper level is an open, 3-lane divided highway, while the lower level is a double-track railway line used by the MTR Airport Express and Tung Chung Line and also contains two single-lane roads for emergency use in both directions. The speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph) on the upper level and 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph) on the lower level. In normal situations, the lower level is not used except in special circumstances such as strong wind or serious accidents which could lead to the closure of the upper level. The lower level is not connected to Ma Wan.

The Lantau Link is (for now) the only land passageway connecting Lantau and other parts of Hong Kong; a second link via Tuen Mun (which will be part of Route 10 and constructed in conjunction with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge) is under construction and should be ready for use in 2018.

Near the Tsing Yi end of the Lantau Link is the cable-stayed Ting Kau Bridge, and the Cheung Tsing and Nam Wan Tunnels, the latter of which leads to the Stonecutters Bridge.


Lantau Link
Inbound exits Exit number Lantau-bound exits
End Lantau Link
continues as Tsing Sha Highway
- Start Lantau Link
Cheung Tsing Highway
Container Terminals 1-7, Kowloon, Hong Kong
4A no exit
Tsing Long Highway
Yuen Long, Tuen Mun
4B no exit
Tsing Ma Bridge
Ma Wan Viaduct
no exit 4C Ma Wan Road
Ma Wan
enter by permit only
Kap Shui Mun Bridge
Start Lantau Link - End Lantau Link
continues as North Lantau Highway

See also


Preceded by
Tsing Sha Highway
Hong Kong Route 8

Lantau Link
Succeeded by
North Lantau Highway
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