Travelers can easily get around in Hong Kong using public transportation.
Hong Kong Octopus Card
The Octopus card is a reusable contactless stored value smart card for making electronic payments in online or offline systems in Hong Kong. The card is commonly used in most major public transport, fast food restaurants, supermarkets, vending machines, convenience stores, photo booths, parking meters, car parks and many other retails business where small payments are frequently made by customers.
Tourists can purchase a Sold Tourist Octopus Card that does not hold any deposits. Any remaining value on the Sold Octopus is refundable. Sold Tourist Octopus Card is available at any Seven-Eleven, Circle K, Vango convenience stores and all branches of China Travel Services Hong Kong.
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Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is a high-speed train infrastructure that covers all major districts in Hong Kong. Commuters can avoid traffic congestion and better manage their time by taking the MTR. As a tourist, it is recommended to purchase an Airport Express Travel Pass at the Hong Kong International Airport after landing. This travel pass will allow you to enjoy one or two single journeys on the Airport Express, as well as 3 consecutive days of unlimited travel on the MTR, the Light Rail and the MTR connecting buses. Tickets are available for HK$220 or HK$300 (both include a refundable deposit of HK$50) and is valid for 180 days from the day of issue. For more information, please visit:
Taxis are typically easy to hail on the street. In Hong Kong, there are Red Taxis (urban area), Green Taxis (sub-urban) and Blue Taxis (Remote Area).
Taxis are relatively inexpensive in Hong Kong. The first 2 kilometers cost HK$22 ($4 CAD) and each subsequent 200 meters is HK$1.60 ($0.30 CAD).
Bus routes cover almost all of Hong Kong. Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus and Citybus operate routes that cover Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. New Lantao Bus mainly operates on Lantau Island and Long Win Bus provides services to north Lantau Island and the airport. Final destinations are prominently displayed in English and Chinese on the front of each bus.
Other Transportation Options include: Mini-buses, Ferries and Trams