With the opening of the HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Tung Chung residents are to get two new bus routes to the airport.
The service, due to start when the bridge opens, will eventually run 24 hours a day, HK01 reports.
New Lantao Bus (NLB) and Citybus have won the tenders to provide service on three new routes between the new border crossing and North Lantau,
NLB will carry passengers on two routes from the new Tung Chung West housing development, through Tung Chung and then to the airport and new border crossing.
Citybus will run between the border and Sunny Bay.
The Tung Chung route will take about 10 minutes, with two to three stops, according to Transport Dept advice to NLB. Fares are yet to be determined.
The company expects it will need 11 to 12 buses to operate on the two routes. In future, it will need to hire an additional 30 drivers to provide a 24-hour service.
Officially, the bridge is still due to open by the end of 2017, but because of a series of delays appears likely to open for traffic some time in 2018.