Hong Kong Public Buses

Hong Kong Travel Guides / October 22, 2016
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Buses and minibuses can take you pretty much anywhere in Hong Kong. It’s a great way to explore the city, especially the south side of Hong Kong Island and the New Territories.

Most buses in Hong Kong are double-decker and equipped with air conditioning. It’s a pretty affordable mode to get around in Hong Kong, but may not be the most pleasant one during rush hours as it gets very crowded in buses.

Pay special attention to information boards at bus stops because they display detailed info about routes as well as ticket fares.

Hong Kong buses are self-service, meaning you’ll never be given change. So make sure you always carry around lots of HK$1s and HK$2s (if you pay the fares in cash).

In order to get off the bus, you must press an electronic button near the exit at least 5 second before the bus approaches your bus stop.

Central Bus Terminus: In central Hong Kong, on the ground floor of the Exchange Square, there is a large bus terminus, where you can take special route buses to places that cannot be reached by MTR. Those places include Repulse Bay, Stanley, Aberdeen, andVictoria Peak (take bus #15).

Bus hours: 24 hours for major routes

Bus schedule: Every 10 to 15 minutes

Bus fares: From HK$4.3 ($0.55) to HK$39.4 ($5.08) depending on the routes and the travel distance

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