Travel options in Hong Kong

There are plenty of ways to get around Hong Kong. If this is your first time traveling to Hong Kong, here is a list of ways to move around to help you pick the most suitable one during your stay.

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Getting around Hong Kong

MTR Trains

Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is a great way to easily travel in Hong Kong. The railroads cover all areas from the New Territories, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. It is safe, reliable, fast and convenient. The entire system has 91 stations now, covering 10 urban metro lines, the airport express line and an extra 12 light rail routes with 68 stops. You can basically travel everywhere in Hong Kong by MTR without worrying of traffic jam!

Mini Buses

One of fastest ways to travel in Hong Kong is by the mini buses that can take you through the city. There are many routes crossing around different districts, so make sure you check out the route before hoping on! Mini Buses hold a maximum of 16 passengers, so prepare to wait a bit to get on one. One funny thing about Mini Buses is that they don’t have a stop button to press, so you will need to learn how to say, “next stop” in Cantonese and don’t be shy, shout it out loud to the driver to let them know!

 The Tram

If you want to have a fun time going back in time in Hong Kong, you should definitely try out Hong Kong’s most charming transportation ‘Ding Ding’. There are six main routes from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan and you can travel from one end of the Island to the other while enjoying the stunning view along the way. It is cost-efficient and also an icon of Hong Kong.

Top day-trips in Hong Kong

Stanley Market, beaches, temples & more!


€30.00 p.p.

Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple & New Territories


€39.00 p.p.

Private Full Day Hong Kong Insider Tour



€55.00 p.p.

Additional Options to Travel in Hong Kong

Star Ferry

Another iconic way to travel in Hong Kong must be the beloved Star Ferry.  The distinctive green and white ferries, with different names on it, allow you to travel from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon or vice versa. Besides of the cheap fare, the best part of taking a ferry is enjoying the stunning view of the Victoria Harbour, no matter if it is day or night, you will surely fall in love with it!


If you wish to go to a specific or hidden spot that is complicated to find, then taxis will be the best choice for you. The price is a bit higher but you get to travel quickly and comfortably.

 There are 3 types of taxies in Hong Kong: Red taxis serve areas including all of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, green taxis serve the New Territories, and blue taxis serve Lantau Island. Taxis cannot take you to places other than their designated areas, so make sure you wave at the right one!

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Mallory Jenny

Historical Hike of Hong Kong with a Local

Jenny was very knowledgeable and creative in putting together a customized historical tour of Central, Sheung Wan, and Sai Ying Pun with a focus on 1930s and 1940s Hong Kong. She was also very friendly and patient as we wanted to stop often to take pictures. I would highly recommend her as a guide. Thanks Jenny for the unique and memorable experience!

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Rachel Hong Kong

Best of Hong Kong Island Private Tour

Thia knows very well Hong Kong’s history and shared her family’s traditions as well. This was a great tour of old Hong Kong! This is a walking tour so put on your comfy shoes. Though we had to cut short our tour as my father and aunties were already tired walking, we still had fun and knew a lot of trivias!

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Nikki Hong Kong

Private Full Day Hong Kong Insider Tour

We only had a day in the city and Sam gave us the best overview of Hong Kong. Not only showed us lots of great neighborhoods, but places we wouldn’t have been able to find on our own!