You will find Ascension House 10-15 minutes from Sha Tin Station about 45 minutes by MTR (Mass Transit Railway) from the center of Hong Kong. The house is located on a hill with a beautiful view of the surrounding area.
From the airport
Take bus A41 (HKD 23.20) to Sha Tin Central Station. This will be where most people will get off the bus. It is located in an underground bus terminus. From there you may either walk (which can be quite tiring because Ascension House is located on a hill) or you can take a taxi (approximate HKD 35) using one of the addresses written below.
Tao Fong Shan Road 31:
You will find the path up to Ascension House on your righthand side 25 meters further up the road. Follow the sign for Ascension House and keep right the entire way. From where the taxi lets you off, you will have around a 5 min. walk up the hill.
(A lot of steps, can be difficult with heavy luggage)
Christian Centre, Tao Fong Shan Road 33:
After arriving at the carpark of Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre follow "Road Description with pictures." From where the taxi lets you off, you will have around a 5 min. walk down the hill.
(The gate to the Centre closes at 5.30 pm. If you arrive later than that, just hold to your right and follow the road to the carpark and follow the description from there).
Road description with pictures
Offline directions in apps
To get the route on your smartphone offline download either Hiking Trail HK for Android or ViewRanger for iPhone. The routes can be found below.
From Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories
Go to an MTR station and make your way to Sha Tin Station if you want to walk up or go to Tai Wai if you plan on taking a taxi (it is cheaper from Tai Wai).
From Tai Wai take EXIT D and find a red taxi (approximately HKD 35).
From Sha Tin Station follow the "Route Description with pictures."
Directions for taxi drivers from Sha Tin or Tai Wai MTR Station
3 minute walk up the hill from Tao Fong Shan road 31:
5 minute walk down the hill from Christian centre,
Tao Fong Shan road 33:
From Sha Tin MTR Station (by walking)
From the MTR station, leave the station from Exit B. In front of you, you will see an outdoor bus terminus. Go to the left and follow the walkway to a ramp going down to the ground level. When you are at the ground level, turn 180 degrees left and follow the walkway on your lefthand side. Go past a little local shop on your right hand. Take the set of stairs that goes up the hill, and follow the path for around 10 min. (Note: If it's dark, you may need a flashlight because the path is only moderately lighted ). You will arrive at a roundabout. Turn right and go up the hill. About 100m up the road you will find a sign for Ascension House on the right. Follow the signs up the stairs and along a winding path and you will arrive Ascension House after 5 min. The house managers will welcome you with cold water to cool you down.