East Rail Line


Admiralty ↔ Lo Wu / Lok Ma Chau

(Identification Color: light blue         )

The East Rail Line, one of the 10 MTR lines in Hong Kong, used to be one of the three lines of the Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) network. First known as the KCR British Section, it is now called MTR East Rail. It starts at Admiralty Station on Hong Kong Island and terminate at Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations, both of which are boundary crossing points into Shenzhen.

Inside the Subway Train
Inside the Subway Train

Length: 45.8km
No. of stations: 16
Journey time: 45 minutes
Districts: Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon City, Sha Tin, Tai Po, North, Yuen Long


Admiralty – Exhibition Center – Hung Hom – Mong Kok East – Kowloon Tong – Tai Wai – Sha Tin – Fo Tan /  Racecourse – University – Tai Po Market – Tai Wo – Fanling – Sheung Shui – Lo Wu / Lok Ma Chau (Futian Port)

 Fo Tan and Racecourse are parallel stations. Racecourse is reached only when horseracing or a special event is on at Sha Tin Racecourse.
See subway maps for reference.

Transfers along East Rail Line

  Admiralty (Transfer with Island Line, South Island Line, and Tsuen Wan Line)
  Hung Hom / Tai Wai (Transfer with Tuen Ma Line)
  Kowloon Tong (Transfer with Kwun Tong Line)

East Rail Line Service Hours

Admiralty: 05:54 - 01:15
Hong Hom: 05:20 - 01:25
Sheung Shui: 05:30 - 01:17
Lo Wu: 05:45 - 00:40
Lok Ma Chau: 06:28 - 23:05

East Rail Line Schedule

Station To Lok Ma Chau To Lo Wu To Sheung Shui To Hung Hom To Admiralty
First Train Last Train First Train Last Train First Train Last Train First Train Last Train First Train Last Train
Admiralty 06:10 21:29 06:04 23:01 06:04 00:22 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Exhibition Center 06:13 21:31 06:07 23:03 06:07 00:24 N/A N/A 05:58 00:49
Hung Hom 05:35 21:35 05:30 23:07 05:30 00:28 N/A N/A 05:55 00:46
Mong Kok East 05:28 21:38 05:33 23:10 05:28 00:33 05:49 01:09 05:49 00:39
Kowloon Tong 05:30 21:41 05:36 23:13 05:30 00:37 05:45 01:06 05:45 00:36
Tai Wai 05:35 21:45 05:40 23:17 05:35 00:41 05:40 01:01 05:40 00:31
Sha Tin 05:37 21:48 05:35 23:20 05:35 00:44 05:38 00:58 05:38 00:28
Fo Tan 05:40 21:51 05:37 23:23 05:37 00:47 06:01 00:55 06:01 00:25
Universtiy 05:44 21:55 05:41 23:27 05:41 00:50 05:57 00:52 05:57 00:22
Tai Po Market 05:50 22:01 05:47 23:33 05:47 00:57 05:51 00:46 05:51 00:16
Tai Wo 05:52 22:03 05:49 23:35 05:49 00:59 05:49 00:42 05:49 00:13
Fanling 05:58 22:08 05:54 23:41 05:54 01:05 05:42 00:37 05:42 00:07
Sheung Shui 06:00 22:11 05:57 23:43 N/A N/A 05:40 00:34 05:40 00:04
Lo Wu 05:55 22:02 N/A N/A N/A N/A 05:55 00:30 05:55 00:00
Lok Ma Chau N/A N/A 06:38 22:55 N/A N/A 06:38 22:55 06:38 22:55


Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Morning Peak Hours Evening Peak Hour Non-peak Hours
Admiralty - Sheung Shui 2.7-3.8 minutes 3.2 min. 4-8 min. 4-8 min.
Admiralty - Lo Wu 5.5 min. 4.7 min. 6-10 min. 6-10 min.
Admiralty - Lok Ma Chau 12 min. 9.5 min. 12-14.5 min. 12-14.5 min.
Note: In the early morning and late night, train frequency of the section between Admiralty and Sheung Shui will be reduced to every 12 minutes, and that between Sheung Shui and Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau will be every 21 minutes at most.

Stations along East Rail Line:

Conrad Hong Kong, Empire Hotel, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Kew Green Hotel Wanchai Hong Kong, The Murray Hong Kong, The Upper House
Central Section of Central and Western District Promenade, Hong Kong Arts Center, Pacific Place, Bank of China Tower, Bank of America Tower,  Central Government Offices, Hong Kong Police Headquarters, Tamar Park, Hong Kong Park

Destination Routes Exit
Caine Road Bus 12M B
Hong Kong Park
The Peak Tram Central Terminus
MacDonnell Road
Minibus 12A B
Mount Butler Bus 24M A
Shiu Fai Terrace Bus 24A (e), 24M A
The Peak Bus 15 C1
Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park Bus 6, 65(m) C1
(e) It is operated during peak time only, not in service on Sundays and public holidays.
(m) It can be available in peak hours only, with no service on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

 Hung Hom
Harbourfront Horizon All-suite Hotel, Harbourview Horizon All-suite Hotel, Harbour Plaza Metropolis, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel, Bridal Tea House Hotel, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong
Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Kwun Yum Temple, Chinachem Golden Plaza, Concordia Plaza, East Ocean Centre, Empire Centre, Harbour Crystal Centre, MTR Hung Hom Building, New East Ocean Centre, New Mandarin Plaza, Peninsula Centre, South Seas Centre, The Metropolis Tower, Hong Kong Coliseum, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, The Urban Council Centenary Garden
Destination Routes Exit
Ho Man Tin Estate Bus 8 / Minibus 8 B2 / C1
Ka Wai Chuen Bus 5C, 11K, 21 B1 / B2
The Opening University of HK Minibus 8 A1 / A2
To Kwa Wan Bus 11K, 11X, 21 B1 / B2
Whampoa Estate Bus 8A C1

 Mong Kok East
Cordis Hotel, H1 Hotel, Lodgewood by Nina Hospitality Mong Kok, Metropark Hotel Kowloon, Metropark Hotel Mongkok, Royal Plaza Hotel, Standford Hotel 
Chong Hing Square, Flower Market, Grand Plaza, Gala Place, King Wah Centre, Langham Place, Mongkok Computer Centre, Mong Kok New Town Mall, Pioneer Centre, Sincere Podium, Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
Allied Plaza, Chow Tai Fook Centre, CTMA Centre, Ginza Square, Hollywood Plaza, HSBC Building Mongkok, Mongkok City Centre, Sino Centre, Kowloon Public Library, Macpherson Playground, Mong Kok Road Playground, Sai Yee Street Garden, SKH All Saints' Cathedral
Destination Routes Exit
Argyle Street Jockey Club School Dental Clinic
Chun Seen Mei Chuen
Evangel Hospital
Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Hospital Authority Building
Kowloon Hospital 
Bus 24 B
Cosmopolitan Estate Minbus 12B, 12A, 12S C
Metro Harbour View Minibus 12B C
Park Avenue Bus 79K C
Tai Kok Tsui Minibus 12A, 12B, 12S C

 Kowloon Tong

Kowloon Tong Station
Kowloon Tong Station

The Ten Hotel, HK Tech Lodge
 Leisure / Shopping:
Festival Walk
Business Environment Council, EPD Indoor Air Quality Information Centre, Hong Kong Productivity Council,  InnoCentre, Cornwall Street Park, Cornwall Street Children's Playground, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, Junction Road Park, Kowloon Tsai Park, Kent Road Garden, Shang Sin Chun Tong, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sanits, To Yuen Street Playground

Destination Routes Exit
Broadcast Drive
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital
Hong Kong Baptist University - Ho Sin Hang Campus
Minibus 29A E, F
Beacon Hill Minibus 29B E, F
Hong Kong Baptist University - Shaw Campus / Baptist University Road Campus
Tung Tau Estate
Minibus 25M E, F
San Po Kong Bus 85 E, F

 Tai Wai
Che Kung Temple, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Grandeur Shopping Arcade, Sun Chui Shopping Centre, Tsang Tai UK, HK JEBN Group Center, Hin Tin Playground, Hin Tin Swimming Pool, Self-service Library Station, Sha Tin Park, Shatin Swatow Baptist Church, Union Hospital
Destination Routes Exit
Carado Garden / Lung Hang Estate Minibus 68K / Bus 46X, 88K, 286X B / D
Fu Shan Minibus 64K A, D
Granville Garden / Park View Garden Minibus 63B A, D
May Shing Court Minibus 63A A, D
Mei Lam Estate Minibus 63A, 63B, 63K / Bus 286X A, D / F
Mei Tin Estate Minibus 63K / Bus 286X A, D / F
Parc Royale / Julimount Garden / Union Hospital Minibus 68K B
Tai Wai New Village Minibus 64A, 64K A, D
Tung Lo Wan Hill Minibus 481B B
Worldwide Garden Minibus 61M B

 Sha Tin
Regal Riverside Hotel, Royal Park Hotel
City Art Square, Citylink Plaza, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, New Town Plaza, Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Grand Central Plaza, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, New Town Tower, Lek Yuen Health Center, Po Fook Hill, Sha Tin Central Library, Sha Tin Park, Yuen Chau Kok Park
Destination Routes Exit
Greenwood Terrace / Ville De Jardin Minibus 69K A1, B
HKGGA Pok Hong Camp Site Minibus 809K A1, B
Hong Kong Heritage Museum Bus 282 / Minibus 68K A3 / A1, B
Kau To Minibus 66K A1, B
Prince of Wales Hospital / Shatin Hospital Rehabus Feeder Bus B
Shatin Lodge Minibus 62K A1, B
Sui Wo Court Bus 80M, 81K / Minibus 69K A3 / A1, B
Villa Athena, Ma On Shan Minibus 810 A3

 Fo Tan
Fortune City One Plus, Jubilee Square, Plaza Ascot
Fo Tan Industrial Area, Fo Tan Railway House, Shatin Galleria, Sui Fai Factory Estate, Watson, Immigration Department, On King Street Park, Penfold Park, Sha Tin Racecourse, Sha Tin Sports Ground, Shatin Rowing Center, Siu Lek Yuen Road Playground, Yuen Wo Playground
Destination Routes Exit
Chun Yeung Estate / Fo Tan Industrial Area / Sui Wo Court Minibus 811, 811A A
Chek Nai Ping / Cheung Shue Tan Minibus 28K, 28S A
Royal Ascot Bus 88K A
Greenwood Terrace Minibus 811A A

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin 
CUHK Medical Center, Lingnan Stadium, Sir Philip Haddon Cave Sports Field, Bio-Informatics Centre, Biotech Centre 1 & 2, Car Park Building, Charles K. Kao Auditorium, Core Building 1 & 2, Enterprise Place, Green 18, Harbour View 1 & 2, HK Institute of Biotechnology, IC Development Centre, Lakeside 1 & 2, Marine Science Laboratory, Phillips Eletronics Building, Photonics  Centre, SAE Technology Centre, Wireless Centre
 Bus & Ferry
Destination Routes Exit
Hong Kong Science Park Bus 272A, 272K B
Global Geopark - Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail & Ping Chau Country Trail Ferry B
Lai Chi Chong / Sham Chung Ferry B
Pak Shek Kok Bus 272A B
Tap Mun Ferry B
Tung Ping Chau Ferry (#) B
(#) Service on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only.

 Tai Po Market 
Hong Kong Railway Museum, Man Mo Temple, Tai Po Mega Mall, Kwong Fuk Park, Tai Po Waterfront Park, Yuen Chau Tsai Park
Destination Routes Exit
Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital Bus 71K / Minibus 20A, 20X A3
Bride's Pool Bus 275R (Sundays & holidays only) / Minibus 20R A3
Classical Gardens / Ma Wo Minibus 20S A3
Eightland Gardens MTR Feeder Bus K12 / Minibus 20A, 20B, 20C, 20K A3
Fong Ma Po (Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree)
Sheung Tseun / Kadoorie Farm
Minibus 64A A3
Fung Yuen / Mount Vert Minibus 20P A3
Hong Kong Railway Museum Minibus 20A, 20C, 20K A3
Kerry Lake Egret Nature Park Bus 74A / Minibus 28K A3
Sam Mun Tsai
(Walking to Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail of HK UNESCO Global Geopark)
Bus 74K, 20K A3
Tai Mei Tuk Bus 75K / Minibus 20C A3
Tai Po Centre / Tai Po Plaza MTR Bus K12 A3
Tai Po Industrial Estate Bus 74K, 75K A3
Tai Po Waterfront Park Bus 275R (Sundays & public holidays only) A3
Tai Yuen Estate Bus 75K / Minibus 20A, 20B, 20C, 20K A3
The Education University of Hong Kong Bus 74K A3
Tsz Shan Monastery Minibus 20T (Peak hours only, no service on Satur., Sun. & holidays) A3
Tung Tsz Bus 20B A3
Wan Tau Tong Estate Minibus 20S, 23K A3
Wu Kau Tang
(Walking to Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail of HK Global Geopark)
Bus 275R (Sundays & holidays only) / Minibus 20R A3

Hong Leong Plaza, Sun Ling Plaza, Lung Fung Group Center, Fanling Recreation Ground,  Hong Lok Park, Kun Chung Temple, North District Park
Destination Routes Exit
Avon Park / Dawning Views / Flora Plaza /
King Shing Court / Wah Sum Estate
Bus 273, 273A / Minibus 501C, 501K B / C
Belair Monte / Regentville /
Wing Fai Centre / Wing Fok Centre
Minibus 52A, 54A, 56A A2
Cheerful Park / Glamour Garden / 
Greenpark Villa / Vienna Garden
Bus 273A, 273D B
Lau Shui Heung / Hok Tau Minibus 52B C
Luen Wo Hui / Union Plaza Bus 278K / Minibus 52A, 54A, 56A A2
Luk Keng Minibus 56K C
Lung Yeuk Tau Minibus 54K C
Ping Che / Wan Chuen Sin Koon Minibus 52K / Bus 79K C / A2
Sha Tau Kok Bus 78K A2
Siu Hang Tsuen Minibus 56C C
Tan Chuk Hang Minibus 56B C
Wah Ming Estate / Yung Shing Court Bus 273, 273A, 273D B
Yan Shing Court Minibus 501A, 501C C
Queen'S Hill Estate / Shan Lai Court Bus 78A A1

 Sheung Shui
Spot, Choi Yuen Plaza, Landmark North, North District Hospital, North District Park, Shek Wu Hui Jockey Club Playground, Skating Rink, The Hong Kong Golf Club
Destination Routes Exit
Cheerful Park / Greenpark Villa Bus 273A A2, C
Ching Ho Estate Bus 273B A3, D1
Kwu Tung (South) / Europa Garden Minibus 50A A3, D1
Hang Tau Minibus 50K A3, D1
Ho Sheung Heung / Ma Tso Lung Minibus 51K A3, D1
Ki Lun Tsuen Minibus 605 A3, D1
Lin Ma Hang Minibus 59K A3, D1
Man Kam To Bus 73K A4
North District Hospital Bus 273A, 276A A2, C
Ping Kong Minibus 58K A3, D1
Sha Tau Kok Bus 78K / Minibus 55K A4 / A3, D1
Ta Kwu Ling / Wan Chuen Sin Koon Bus 79K A4
Tin Ping Estate / On Shing Court Bus 261, 270 / Minibus 55K A3, D1
Tong Kung Leng / Tsiu Keng Minibus 57K A3, D1
Tsui Lai Garden Bus 270 A3, D1

1. Mong Kok East Station and Mong Kok Station (Tsuen Wan Line and Kwun Tong Line), are not interconnected stations. Take a 10 to 15 minutes pedestrian transfer by a footbridge.
2. The Information Center at Admiralty MTR station on the East Rail Line handles general customer inquiries and souvenirs sale. Here below is about the opening hours: 08:00 to 20:00
- Last updated on Jan. 22, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong MTR - East Rail Line
Asked by sheila from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 18, 2024 23:41Reply
hello, thinking of a day trip or maybe 2 days to Shenzen fromHong Kong . I think LCC sounds like the
hello, thinking of a day trip or maybe 2 days to Shenzen from Hong Kong . I think LCC sounds like the shopping centre to see. (1) So which station do I need to get off at? I know there is one right by LCC but not sure which it is - Happy to go from H.Kong by train or subway - whichever is the closest to LCC. Thank you (2) Also is there a not to expensive hotel right near LCC which we could stay at? and (3) best electronic gadget shopping please - is it Huaqiangbei Electronics and Fashion Shopping? or is that more computers than general electronic things? and (4) how far from Lcc would it be? Thanks you
Answers (2)
Answered by Helen | Jan. 21, 2024 17:27

I'm not sure what the LCC you mentioned is. Could you please be more specific about it?
Answered by sheila | Jan. 22, 2024 21:30

lcc is the lou wu shopping cnetre
Asked by Rich from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 09, 2020 23:25Reply
How many hours travel from fanling to central station
Answers (1)
Answered by Anthony from UKRAINE | Feb. 12, 2020 16:59

Take East Rail Line from Fanling Station to Kowloon Tong Station and transfer to Kwun Tong Line to Mong Kok Station. Then take Tsuen Wan Line to Central Station. In general, it takes around 65 mins on the way with the fare of 22HKD per person.
Asked by uvex from HONG KONG | Jun. 25, 2018 22:10Reply
From Tuen Mun to East Rail Stations
I am in Tuen Mun, at 6am is there any type of public transportation for going from Tuen Mun to any of the East Rail Stations? I need to get to Lok Ma Chau at 7:30am.
Thank you for your help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Pine from PANAMA | Jun. 26, 2018 22:07

You can take west railway line from Tuen Mun at 6am. to Yuen Long. Get out of the exit E and walk about 200m to take bus line B1 to Lok Ma Chau. It takes about 1 hour to get there.
Asked by Urs Ehrbar from SWITZERLAND | Sep. 11, 2017 12:22Reply
Hongkong via Shenzhen to Guilin with train
Hello all
I want to travel from Wan Chai (Hongkong Island) to Guilin via Shenzhen North with the highspeed train (leaving at 11:45hrs).
My questions:
1) at what time I have to leave on a Sunday morning ( 8th of October) at Wan Chai?
2) With what means of Transport should I travel to Shenzhen North?
3) How much time do I have to calculate for the immigration procedure at Fution Port (with valid Visum)?

My plan: take Island line to Admiralty, change to Tsuen Wan line until Mong Kok, Change to Kwun Tong line until Kowloon Tong and there continue with East Rail Line to Fution Port. There it should be possible to transfer to line 4 towards Shenzhen North Train Station (?)
Thank you very much for your tips.
Best Regards
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from CANADA | Sep. 12, 2017 02:39

Well, your plan is right, and the metro in HK takes about 80 minutes, generally, the immigration procedure takes 15-20 minutes, and the metro line 4 of Shenzhen takes about 20 minutes to North Station.

You are suggested to Shenzhen North 1 hour earlier, so you can depart around 08:00-08:30.
Asked by Phil from USA | May. 24, 2017 18:07Reply
Kowloon Station to Hung Hom by Taxi
Hello, just to make sure I have enough time. I will leave Kowloon station to Hung Hom to take the East rail line to Lok Ma Chau, cross border, and take the 2:43 pm train to Guangzhou. It that enough time?

Would taci from Kowloon station to Hung Hom faster than metro?
Thank you very much
Answers (1)
Answered by Jim from GERMANY | May. 27, 2017 03:49

1. May I know when you will start your trip from Kowloon station?
2. Generally speaking, the taxi will be faster than the metro without any traffic jam.
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