Where should I start with my 2 weeks trip in Asia?
Ciao! Mr. and Ms. Marco Polo! Are you planning the travel itinerary of your trip to Asia? If you have such a question in mind, read on as it helps you for reducing the air transportation cost. I gonna introduce you 3 major international airports in E. Asia and SE. Asia that with relatively low air fare, so that you can hop around the region easily.
IF YOU ARE VISITING CHINA…
The most straight forward answer would be Beijing (PEK) or Shanghai (PVG), right? But it’s wrong. The correct answer would be Hong Kong (HKG).
China is famous with its high-speed rail network, and it is a direct competitor to all those short to medium haul flights. Thus, with limited supply, it is hard to get the price down. However, due to political reason, Hong Kong is the place that hasn’t been reached by the network yet. And this making the city as the perfect spot for hoping around China.
You may say, then why not taking the train? Well… The issue is with its short advance purchase period. You can only make a booking to the train for the upcoming 30 days.
IF YOU ARE VISITING JAPAN & NE ASIA…
Again, most people would start with Tokyo (HND/NRT), right? But it is not a good choice in monetary terms. Try Osaka (KIX/ITM). Peach airways are the most well-established low-cost carrier in Japan and it is based at Kansai International Airpot (KIX) and making the fare generally cheaper.
One more thing to mention, there is quite a number of flight flying from Hong Kong International Airport to Japanese cities, including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Okayama. During the promotion of hkexpress (once a month), the fare can go down to USD60+ for a round trip to Japan. Thus, put Hong Kong (HKG) on your list if you wish to do China and Japan in a row!
IF YOU ARE VISITING SE ASIA…
Okay. The answer would be Hong Kong (HKG) again, right?
Um… I don’t mean to be tricky. Kuala Lumpur (KUL) is the answer, no matter for the peninsula or islands. And the reason is simple. It’s just because of AirAsia’s hub is located in Kuala Lumpur. The fare is crazily low as the bus fare. From Kuala Lumpur, you can reach Penang in 8 USD and Singapore in USD12.
That’s it. Just share with you friends if you find it useful : p Thank you!