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Getting Around in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a major transportation hub in Asia and is a gateway to China. It has a highly developed and sophisticated transport network, encircling both public and private transport. There are many modes of transportation that provide easy access from one part of the city to another. Some of them are as follows:

MTR - the subway

It is the most convenient way of transportation in Hong Kong. It reaches many parts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and the contact less ‘Octopus’ fare-card is probably the most advanced in the world. To experience the crowds of Hong Kong, you could ride it during rush hours going toward ‘Central,’ from anywhere in Kowloon or from Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island.


They can take you across the harbor. There are also ones that run between the main part of Hong Kong (i.e. Hong Kong Island/Kowloon) to the ‘outlying islands’ (e.g. Lantau Island, Cheung Chau, Peng Chau, Lamma Island). The Star Ferry is a must for tourists. It is just a short 5-minute ride between Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon and Central on Hong Kong Island.


It is a good and very inexpensive way to look around Hong Kong Island. The tram service in Hong Kong has been around for about a century. Unlike most other public transportation in the island, for a tram you get on in the back, and you pay when you get off in the front. Peak tram is also a good option for going up to Victoria Peak from Central district.

Hydrofoil & Cruise Liners

It is the most common transportation to go to Macau, the former Portuguese colony nearby.

Being an international port centrally located in Asia, Hong Kong has plenty of cruise lines servicing many cities.


There are many big double-decker buses in Hong Kong with many different routes that go just about everywhere. Most of these buses are air-conditioned but there is no heater. Buses route numbering system, many of those with 3 digits go through one of the cross harbor tunnels. For example, the 100s go through the tunnel between Wanchai and Hung Hom, the 600s go through the Eastern Cross Harbor Tunnel (Quarry Bay - Lam Tim) and the 900s go through the Western Cross Harbor Tunnel (Sai Ying Pun - Yau Ma Tei).

Air Bus / Cityflyer

These are buses that take you to the airport. They have some luggage space on board. Their route numbers always start with an A, E, N, or S, e.g. A21. The A buses are the fastest among these buses because they don't loop among as much in the city. The E buses get you there ultimately. The N buses only run in the small hours of the morning. The S buses only go between ‘Tung Chung’ (the town closest to the airport) and the airport.

It is officially known as the maxicabs. It is of two kinds - red top and green top. They are 16 seat public vans. Most of them serve as short connecting rides between MTR stations, train terminals, shopping areas and residential areas.


These are mainly of 3 kinds - red, green and blue. The blue ones can only operate on the Lantau Island. The green ones can only operate in the New Territories. The red ones can go anywhere except for outlying islands not connected with a bridge. All three kinds can go to and from the airport.


Rickshaws are just for the tourists and are an unusual method of transport. Today they are used mainly for fun rides and photo sessions. These can be found at the Star Ferry in Central on Hong Kong Island.


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