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

Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple & New Territories Tour


€40.00 p.p.

Private Full Day Hong Kong Insider Tour



€55.00 p.p.

Best of Hong Kong Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems



€27.00 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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Lis Wing Wing

The Traditional Side of HK: Tai O Village Tour

What can we say …. Wing Wing was a perfect guide . So relaxed and wonderful . Wing Wing took us on a tour to Tao Fishing Village in Hong Kong . We had a great day with her as she was very informative and knew exactly where she wanted to take us , even trying some of the local food. We found her to be very kind and caring and would recommend any one that wants to see the other parts of Hong Kong besides the city to book Wing Wing , you wont be disappointed , she is fabulous ! We felt like she was part of our family by the time we said goodbye.

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Graham Matteo

Treasure Hunting in Lei Yue Mun Fisherman Village

A second very interesting trip with Matteo having a look at a side of Hong Kong that most would never see.

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CRAIG Hong Kong

Hong Kong Favorite Food Tour: 10 Tastings

Adrian was quietly spoken, knowledgeable and a very good guide. He gave us time to ask questions as well as usual insights into his neighbourhood, walk at a leisurely pace with my elderly father, and flexibility to choose a couple of options depending on our preference. Thanks Adrian Paul!