Exploring Hong Kong via Public Transportation

5 Apr

Over quite a few trips to Hong Kong, I have realised that it undoubtedly has one of the best public transportation and signages networks in the world. It has all forms of transport – taxis, buses, trams, buses, minibuses, metro, ferry, etc which are very easy and convenient to use and take you to all the touristy places that you normally want to see.

So, what are the various options available to you?

For travelers who are looking for convenience and not that worried about budgets, it is very easy to hail a taxi here for nearly all places and the charges are as in the pic below –

Taxi Fares, Hong Kong

Taxi Fares, Hong Kong

However from the perspective of a budget traveler, I recommend you use the metro / bus / ferry networks for sight-seeing in this city. The ticket expenses are much lower than taxi fares and the signages all across are so amazing that you will not get lost.

Signages in Hong Kong

Signages in Hong Kong

During my latest trip, I came across a really good map that gave exact details about bus numbers and metro train stations closest to all major tourist destinations in Hong Kong. I am listing these directions below for everyone out there who plans to visit this city like me i.e. the budget way.

MTR Map of Hong Kong

MTR Map of Hong Kong

The Peak / Madame Tussaud’s Hong Kong

  • Take the Peak Tram from the Lower Peak Tram Terminus on Garden Road, Central.
  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D, take bus no. 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus.

Lan Kwai Fong (LKF)

  • MTR Central Station Exit D2

SoHo

  • From MTR Central Station Exit D2, take the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) / Golden Bauhinia Square

  • MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A5

Happy Valley Racecourse / Hong Kong Racing Museum

  • MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit A

Ocean Park

  • From MTR Admiralty Station Exit B take bus no. 629

Jumbo Kingdom (Aberdeen)

  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D to Exchange Square Bus Terminus and take bus no. 70, walk to dock for free boat ride to floating restaurant.
  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D to Exchange Square Bus Terminus and take bus no. 75, walk to Shum Wan Shuttle Ferry Pier for the free boat ride

Repulse Bay

  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D to Exchange Square Bus Terminus and take bus no. 6, 6A, 6X, 66 and 260.

Stanley Market / Murray House

  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D to Exchange Square Bus Terminus and take bus no. 6, 6A, 6X, 66 and 260.
  • From MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit B to Tang Lung Street and take green minibus no. 40.

Ngong Ping 360

  • From MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B and walk to the Chung Cable Car Terminal

Giant Buddha / Po Lin Monastery / Ngong Ping Piazza

  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1 to Central Pier 6, take feery to Mui Wo, Lantau Island and take bus no. 2 to Ngong Ping.
  • From MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B and take bus no. 23 to Ngong Ping.
  • From Tung Chung take NP360 to Ngong Ping Village, walk 5 minutes to Giant Buddha.

Tai O Fishing Village

  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1 to Central Pier 6, take ferry to Mui Wo, Lantau Island and take bus no. 1 to Tai O.
  • From MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B and take bus no. 11 to Tai O.

Cheung Chau

  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1 to Central Pier 5, take ferry to Cheung Chau

Lamma Island

  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1 to Central Pier 4, take ferry to Lamma Island (Yung Shue Wan or Sok Kwu Wan)

Ma Wan Park / Noah’s Ark Hong Kong

  • From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1 to Central Pier 2, tak ferry to Park Island.

Tsing Ma Bridge

  • From MTR Tsing Yi Station Exit A1 then take a taxi or green minibus no. 308M (at one – hour intervals) to the Lantau Link Visitors Centre.

Hong Kong Disneyland

  • MTR Disneyland Resort Station

Avenue of the Stars / A Symphony of Lights / Clock Tower

  • You can take a ferry from Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui.
  • MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui and the station exit J

1881 Heritage 1881

  • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E / East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L6

Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

  • MTR Kowloon Station Exits C1 or D1, via Elements – Metal zone 2/F

Jade Market / Jade Street

  • MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C and walk to Kansu Steet

Temple Street Night Market

  • MTR Jordan Station Exit A / Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C.

Ladies Market

  • MTR Mong Kok Station Exit E2

Sham Shui Po Apllu Street Flea Market

  • MTR Sham Shui Po Station Exit C2

Kowloon Walled City Park

  • From MTR Lok Fu Station Exit B and take a taxi
  • From Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry bus terminus take bus no. 1 alight at Tung Tau Tsuen Road.

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

  • MTR Wong Tai Sin Station Exit B2 or B3

Nan Lian Garden

  • MTR Diamond Hill Station Exit C2

Lei Yue Mun Seafood Bazaar

  • From MTR Yau Tong Station Exit A2 and take green minibus no. 24 to Sam Ka Tsuen Ferry Pier

Hong Kong Wetland Park

  • From MTR Tin Shui Wai Station Exit E, change to Light rail no. 705 or 706 and get off at Wetland Park Station

Sai Kung

  • From MTR Hang Hau Station Exit B1 and take green minibus no. 101M or MTR Choi Hung Station Exit C2 and take green minibus No. 1A to Sai Kung town terminus

Gold Coast

  • From MTR Mei Foo Station Exit A and take bus no. 52X
  • From MTR Admiralty Station (outside Pacific Place) and take bus no. 962
  • From MTR Tuen Mun Station Exit F2 and take bus no. K51 to Gold Coast

Sam Tung Uk Museum

  • MTR Tsuen Wan Station Exit E

Che Kung Temple / Tsang Tai Uk

  • MTR Che Kung Temple Station Exit B to Che Kung Temple and Exit D to Tsang Tai Uk

Tai Fu Tai

  • From MTR Shueng Shui Station, take bus no. 76K alight at San Tin

Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees

  • From MTR Tai Wo Station and take a taxi
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18 Responses to “Exploring Hong Kong via Public Transportation”

  1. A. Mittal April 5, 2013 at 23:08 #

    I have the taxi-fare picture too 🙂 your post brought all the memories of my 2 months stay in HKG. Thank you for visiting and like my post 🙂

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    • getsetandgo April 6, 2013 at 22:33 #

      Thanks 🙂 and I look forward to reading your stories on HK soon

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  2. freedman121 April 6, 2013 at 22:17 #

    It’s such a wonderful thing to see a city with good public transportation!

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    • getsetandgo April 6, 2013 at 22:35 #

      I know… Its very easy visiting from one to the other here 🙂

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  3. Nitin April 7, 2013 at 19:27 #

    OMG such a comprehensive information….Good Article….Thanks for sharing…..:)

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  4. The World Is My Cuttlefish April 11, 2013 at 02:57 #

    So much to do.

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  5. Thousands Colours April 11, 2013 at 20:09 #

    Nice, all the must see in HK 😉

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  6. theghostwhoshops April 22, 2013 at 08:48 #

    Thanks for visiting my blog … this is a great article on getting around Hong Kong the cheap way!

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  7. delightfullypeculiar June 28, 2013 at 02:22 #

    I will be going to Hong Kong in August and this was very helpful 🙂

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  8. The Sock Mistress November 2, 2014 at 13:29 #

    Also for senior travellers (you don’t have to be a HK resident), they give really discounted fares on public transport – around 10% of the normal fare. They just need to get a senior octopus card. HK is a great destination for the older travellers.

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  9. Sandeep April 20, 2015 at 20:06 #

    Really great as we are visiting Hongkong in the month of May, 2015 and your article is going to help us a lot….

    For quite sometime, I was trying to find out the ways to explore Hongkong by using Public Transportation. Your article gave me a thorogh insight for what I was looking for…

    Thanks once again and small request, if you have any other information which you feel will be of help to me, kindly e-mail me on sandybaiswar@rediffmail.com

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  10. Vonnie September 5, 2016 at 06:46 #

    thanks for stopping by

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