Transportation

Hong Kong is geographically compact and boasts one of the world's most efficient, safe, affordable and frequent public transport systems. Whether by taxi, ferry, rail, bus or tram, you can get around easily and catch wonderful glimpses of the city along the way.

 

Octopus Cards
Octopus Cards
Make use of the Octopus Card, an electronic fare card that is accepted by almost all public transport, and at many restaurants and stores. It's easy and convenient to use, saves time and eliminates need for small change.
Buses
Bus routes, with double-decker and single-level buses, cover almost all of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories.  Fares are low, usually ranging from HK$1.20 to HK$45, and are based on distance travelled. Exact change is required. Octopus cards are accepted.

The Light Rail Transit System
Serving Tuen Mun and Yuen Long new towns and the network was extended to Tin Shui Wai New Town. The system comprises 119 single-deck light rail vehicles and 57 stops. The adult single fares range from HKD$4 to $5.8.

The Mass Transit Railway (MTR)
MTR rail system that covers all major districts in the territory, and includes stops at the boundary with Mainland China (Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau). The MTR consists of ten lines: Island, Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong, Tseung Kwan O, Tung Chung, West Rail, East Rail, Ma On Shan and Disneyland Resort, as well as an Airport Express.
The Mass Transit Railway (MTR)
Minibuses
Minibuses are small passenger buses that carry about 16 people. Exact payment is required when getting on, octopus cards are accepted. Please note that minibuses are best suited for people who can speak some Cantonese and who are familiar with Hong Kong.

Trams
Trams shake, rattle and roll along an east-west path across north Hong Kong Island and follow the same tracks they have travelled since 1904.The flat fare is HK$2 (HK$1 for seniors aged 65 or above and children under 12) and exact change is required. You can get on at the back of the tram and pay the exact fare when you're alighting at the front. Octopus cards are accepted.

 

Peak Tram
Peak Tram
Hong Kong Island is a cable tramway to the upper terminus between Central and the Peak . The 1.4 kilometers line runs with four stops en route, climbing 373 metres on gradient as steep as one-in-two. A single trip for adults costs HK$ 20.
Star Ferry
A plethora of ferries ply the waters of Hong Kong connecting Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the Outlying Islands, Macau and Mainland China.

Star Ferries
Star Ferry service between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island from piers in Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom in Kowloon and Central and Wan Chai on the Island. It offers a memorable and scenic boat trip across one of the most-photographed harbours in the world.

Outlying Island Service
Ferries operating from the Central Ferry Piersin Central provide service to the main outlying island of Peng Chau, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island and Lantau Island including Discovery Bay.
Taxis
Red taxis operate in most of Hong Kong, except for Tung Chung Road and the south side of Lantau Island, green taxis serve the rural areas of the New Territories and blue taxis operate on Lantau Island.
Taxis