Public transport in Hong Kong is fast, cheap, and efficient. With so many transport options, you’re always connected.
Hong Kong uses a similar system to the UK’s Oyster card – it is called Octopus, and can be used on nearly all types of transport, except taxis. In addition, it can be used in restaurants, shops, and more. As such, it is considered more of a “cash alternative system” than just a public transport ticket.
The underground and overland rail system, the MTR, is generally the fastest way to get around.
Taxis in Hong Kong are readily available, and begin with a flag fall of around $22HKD for the first 2km.
Double-decker buses go most places that the MTR does not, and minibuses go everywhere else.
Double-decker trams run the length of Hong Kong Island. Costing only $2.30 HKD per trip, they are a cheap, and scenic option – as long as you’re not in a hurry.
Light Rail Tram
Connected to the western rail section of the MTR, the light rail trams connect the large spans in between the MTR stations.