Hongkong Public Transportation

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askpranav askpranav
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Tips on Metro Travel in Hong Kong May 15, 2010
Metro Travel in Hong Kong is perhaps the most convenient Metro Travel anywhere in the world (at least from what I have seen, even better than the MRT in Singapore). There are 5 or 6 lines which cover the entire city of Hong Kong. While you can pay for every journey by cash, it is not economical at all and it is highly recommended that you buy an Octopus Card as soon as you arrive in Hong Kong.

This Octopus Card works in all metros as well as in McDonalds and at some other merchants as well and if you use the Octopus Card you get decent discounts as well. At the time of taking the Octopus Card you need to pay a refundable deposit of HKD 50 and also load money onto the Card. For a stay in Hong Kong in excess of 4 days it is recommended that you load the card with at least HKD 500 per person. The loading machine is there at every MTR station and you can get the card refunded / unloaded at the MTR Station or at the airport as well.

You need to tap the card before starting any journey and again at the time of getting out of the destination station. At the time of tapping at the time of exit you get the amount deducted for the trip as well as the balance available.

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mabby mabby
18 reviews
Dec 07, 2007
Travelling though Hongkong can be such a breeze. Whether by ferry, rail, bus, tram or taxi, one can get around very easily.

1. TAXI - Flag fall is HK15 for the first 2 kilometes, with additional charges of $1.40 HKD for every 200 meters. Expect extra charges if passing the bridge tolls, driver's return tolls and sometimes for luggage handling. All passengers are required to use seatbelts as mandated ny law.

2. MTR or the Mass Transit Railway - This is probably the most efficient means of travelling in Hongkong. For tourists and locals on the island, this rail system has six connected lines on the entire peninsula, making it the perfect jump off points in getting to the tourist attractions.

3. Ferries - Star Ferry, is Hongkong's most scenic and inexpensive mode of transportation connecting Hongkong Island, Kowloon, and the outlying islands. Ferries travel between Kowloon and HK Island from piers in Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom in Kowloon and Central and Wan Chai on the Island. Adult fares range from $2.20 to $5.30, depending on your route.

4. The Peak Tram - This century old cable-pulled tram travels between Central and the Peak and is considered one of Hongkong's most scenic routes.

4. Trams - They operate 6 overlapping routes along what was the northern shore of HK Island, between Shau kei Wan and kennedy Town and around Happy Valley. Fares are only at $2 HKD per adult.
The Peak Tram
qqstacy says:
I'll recommend all visitors to buy a octopus card. It's just so convenient, you can use it not only in all forms of public transit (except taxi) but also in convenience shop, supermarket, fast food restaurants, etc. All you have to do is hold your card over a scanner, wait for the beep, and that's that. You'll never fumble for coins or bills ever again. There is discount in taking MTR by octpus card as well.

You can buy it as soon as you land in Hong Kong at the Airport Express desk in the arrivals hall of Chek Lap Kok International Airport. In addition, all MTR stations in the city sell Octopus Cards, which will cost you HK$150 (US$20). Fifty of that is a refundable deposit on the card; the remaining amount is the credit available for ticket fares. When you exhaust your available credit, you can top up your card at any of the automated add-value machines located in all MTR stations. You simply insert your pass into the machine along with a $50, $100 or $500 bill. The machine will then transfer the appropriate cash value to your card and presto, you're ready to make hassle-free journeys to even the most far-flung parts of Hong Kong.

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Posted on: Feb 12, 2008
megkuuu says:
thats why i have a lot of hk friends can not drive,,, good point~
Posted on: Jan 08, 2008

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