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Getting Around Hong Kong

In the little island we call Hong Kong there are so much to explore.  You can find mouth-watering food here, world-class shopping malls, places of interest and bustling night markets, high energy nightlife, and more foods.  Before you get too excited wanting to explore every nook and cranny in Hong Kong, you might be asking how do I get around this bustling city?

The city boasts one of the world most efficient and safe transport systems.   We show you what basic transport options are available in Hong Kong.


  • Airport Express

The Airport Express is the fastest way to get to the city from the airport.  It takes about 24 minutes to reach Hong Kong Island.   You can purchase the Airport Express Travel Pass for HK$250 or HK$350.  You can enjoy one or two single journeys  on the Airport Express, in addition to three consecutive days of unlimited travel on the MTR, the Light Rail and MTR bus.  Do take note that the ticket is valid for 180 days from the day of issue.  The Travel Pass is only available to visitors who are not Hong Kong residents and who have been in Hong Kong for less than 14 days.

  • MTR

The comprehensive and expansive MTR (Mass Transit Railway) system of Hong Kong covers eleven lines and travels to major territories including stops at the boundary with Mainland China (Lo Wu Station and Lok Ma Chau Station). 

  • Minibus

There are two types of minbus in Hong Kong.  The green ones operate like a regular bus with specific route and fares.  Exact change is required if paying by cash.  The red minibus operates along routes that are not always fixed and passengers can get on and off anywhere along the route.  Passengers pay as they alight and the driver can provide change for small notes, but to save the hassle it’s best to get the exact amount ready in cash.

  • Taxi

Taxis in Hong Kong are categorized under three colours – red, green and blue.  Each colour represents the geographical areas they are serving. 

Red taxis operate throughout most of Hong Kong, except Tung Chung Road on Lantau Island and the entire south side of Lantau Island which is why red taxis is a very common sight in Hong Kong. 

Green taxis only cover the New Territories.

Blue taxis only operate on Lantau Island.

All taxis are metered so you do not have to worry that you are being overcharged.  The taxis are also generally clean & neat and air-conditioned.

  • Ferry

There are multiple ferry routes that connect Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the Outlying Islands.  The Star Ferry which is more commonly known to tourists moves passengers between Central as well as Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.  You might see many tourists on board busy taking photos of the beautiful harbor.

Ferries operating from Central Ferry Piers on Hong Kong Island provide services to main Outlying Islands of Peng Chau, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island and Lantau Island, including Discovery Bay.