Hong Kong MTR Tickets & Fares

Using Octopus card will enjoy a discount of Hong Kong metro price according to the line and time. Also, it can be used in some stores, restaurants and parking lots. You can get an Octopus Card at any of the metro stations, Light Rail stations, and Hong Kong Airport.

There are also Tourist Octopus and On-Loan Octopus on sale, facilitating your travel in Hong Kong. Touirst Octopus asks no guarantee deposit, and the price is HKD 39. However, only Adult Tourist Octopus is provided. You can purchase a Tourist Octopus Card and top it up at MTR Ticket & Octopus Selling Machines at the metro station of Airport and HK West Kowloon Station, 7-Eleven stores and Circle-K stores in Hong Kong. When you are leaving Hong Kong, the remaining value can be refunded but the card can't be used any more, except as a souvenir.

On-Loan Octopus provides Standard Optupus for adults as well as children aged 3-11 and the elderly over 65, at a price of HKD 50. You need to top up when buying the On-Loan Octopus Card. If your On-Loan Octopus has not any payment for 3 years, it will become an Inactive card and an administrative fee of HKD 15 is deducted annually unitl there is no deposit. Thus, it may be necessary to refund the On-Loan Octopus if you will not stay in Hong Kong, with a handling fee of HKD 11 or 1% of the remaining value.

Single Journey Ticket

Apart from Octopus Card, passengers can use Single Journey Tickets to take the Hong Kong MTR. The Hong Kong MTR fare is based on the distance traveled. There are two types of Single Journey Tickets – Adult and Concessionary, which you can purchase from the Ticket Issuing Machines in all MTR stations. Concessionary MTR price are for children aged 3 to 11 and senior citizens aged 65 or above. Students aged 12 and above traveling with Single Journey Tickets are required to pay full MTR Hong Kong price. To enjoy concessionary fares, students must travel by Personalized Octopus Card with "Student Status".

Note: Tsim Sha Tsui and East Tsui Sha Tsui are two separate stations and have separate entry and exit gates. Passengers using Single Journey Tickets change Lines here need to purchase two separate tickets. The first ticket is collected upon exit at the first station while another one should be bought at the second station for the next journey. Alternatively, passengers may choose a different route to your destination by interchanging at Kowloon Tong, Mei Foo and Nam Cheong stations where only one Single Journey Ticket is required. Hong Kong subway fare for journeys using two Single Journey Tickets are higher than those using only one Single Journey Ticket.

Single MTR Ticket Price

Sunny Bay – Disneyland: HKD 7.5
Central – Causeway Bay: HKD 6
Central – Wan Chai: HKD 5
Austin – Yuen Long: HKD 18
Mongkok East – Sha Tin: HKD 6.5
Central – Tsim Sha Tsui: HKD 12
Yau Ma Tei – Tsim Sha Tsui: HKD 5
Tsim Sha Tsui – Mongkok: HKD 6
Tsim Sha Tsui – Sham Shui Po: HKD 7.5
Sham Shui Po – Tsuen Wan: HKD 10

Tourist Passes


Tourist Day Pass: HKD 65

-Valid for 1 month from the day of issue
-Any 1 day of unlimited ride on MTR (except Airport Express, MTR Bus, East Rail Line First Class, to/from Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations). 24 consecutive hours starting from the recorded entry time of the first journey.
-Available for online purchase

Child Tourist Day Pass: HKD 30

-Valid for children aged 3 to 11
-Valid for 1 month from the day of issue
-Any 1 day of unlimited ride on MTR (except Airport Express, MTR Bus, East Rail Line First Class, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations). 24 consecutive hours starting from the recorded entry time of the first journey.

Note: All the tickets of Travel Passes are restricted to visitors who are non-Hong Kong residents and have stayed in Hong Kong for less than 14 days.

What Kind of MTR Tickets to Buy

Stay for 1 day or 5 to 7 days: Octopus Card
 To Take Longer routes or take several times of MTR within one day: Tourists Day Pass
A round-trip: Single ticket

- Last updated on Nov. 15, 2023 by Nancy He -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong MTR Tickets & Fares
Asked by netbal8hotmail.com from SOUTH AFRICA | Nov. 15, 2023 11:35Reply
Are there Tourist Octopus week passes available for transport use?
There will be 20 passengers (18 x 15 year old netball players plus 2 adult staff) (21-29 Sept 2024 = 9 days) in our Netball touring team. Are there cheaper Tourist Octopus week passes available for transport use? Do we need to buy 20 Tourist Octopus cards (one per person)?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | Nov. 15, 2023 22:02

I'm sorry but there is no week pass available. And yes, you do need to buy 20 tourist cards.
Asked by Mark from UK | Aug. 08, 2023 06:04Reply
I am staying in Hong Kong for 5 days - Which octopus card shall i purchase
Hello. We are a couple visiting Hong Kong next month for 5 days. We are staying at the Arc Hotel in Hong Kong island. We are intending on sightseeing for 5 days. Which octopus pass do you recommend we buy? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex | Aug. 08, 2023 23:06

Currently, only the one-day pass is available. If you will travel a lot within the day by MTR, you can buy it. If not, a regular Octopus card is better.
Asked by Linda from INDONESIA | Jul. 16, 2023 22:08Reply
how much range or estimated price between stations/bus if we want to walk around the Hong Kong area? each station has a different price or are all prices the same?
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia | Jul. 17, 2023 22:59

In HK, the longer you take the MTR/bus, the higher the ticket price, varying from a few to dozens of pieces.
Asked by CLAUDE LAFLAMME from CANADA | Jun. 12, 2023 08:25Reply
Do hotels sell MTR tickets and Octopus card ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason | Jun. 13, 2023 00:29

I'm afraid no. But it is very convenient to buy metro tickets and Octopus Cards in all metro stations and 711 Convenience Stores.
Asked by Pinkey from USA | Jun. 11, 2023 11:08Reply
Can I buy multiple Tourist Day Passes
I am staying in Hong Kong for 10 days. Just HK, not mainland China.
1. Can I buy THREE Hong Kong MTR Tourist 3-Day Passes?
2. If not, can I buy ONE 3-Day pass and multiple 1 day tourist pass for each day of my stay?
3. Can I buy both 1 day and 3 day tourist passes at HK Airport or I have to purchase online?

Thanks for your help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia | Jun. 12, 2023 01:07

In fact, an Octopus card is more recommended for you. 3-day pass does not seems to be available at present.
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