Hong Kong MTR

HK MTR, or Mass Transit Railway, is the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong. Hong Kong MTR system boasts four kinds of metro lines which are serving in different areas. There are 84 railway stations and 68 light rail stops in total connecting HK Island, Kowloon and many new districts. Due to its efficiency and affordability, MTR Hong Kong system is a common mode of public transport in HK, with over 4 million trips made in an average weekday.

Beside, more metrol lines are in the plan, including Shatin - Central Line, Tuen Mun South Extension, Tung Chung Wesy Extension and Kowloon East Extension.

In addition, Hong Kong subway offers MTR Bus service and intercity passenger transfer.  


MTR Network

Number Serving Area
Urban Lines 10 Urban area
Airport Express Line 1 Between Airport and Downtown
Light Rail 12 Northwest New Territories
Tourist Cable Car 1 Between Ngong Ping and Tung Chung

Ten Urban Metro Lines

East Rail Line Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau and Hung Hom
Kwun Tong Line Whampoa - Tiu Keng Leng
Tsuen Wan Line Tsuen Wan - Central
Island Line Kennedy Town - Chai Wan
Tung Chung Line Tung Chung - Hong Kong
Tseung Kwan O Line North Point - Po Lam/LOHAS Park
Disneyland Resort Line Sunny Bay - Disneyland Resort
West Rail Line Tuen Mun - Hung Hom
Ma On Shan Line Tai Wai - Wu Kai Sha
South Island Line Admiralty - South Horizons
 Hong Kong metro utilizes a stage fare system. Single-ticket, one-way fares range from HK$3.5 to HK$55, depending on the distance. If using Octopus Card, you can enjoy a discounted fare. Credit card-size plastic train tickets are inserted into slots at entry turnstiles, retrieved, and inserted again at exits. Besides, there are four kinds of tourists passes, including MTR Day Pass, Child Day Pass, Cross-boundary Travel Pass and Airport Express Travel Pass. The fares range from HK$ 25 to HK$ 300.

Service Hours

HK MTR hours start from around 06:00 in the early morning to the last train at about 01:00 at midnight. Most metro trains will run about 19 hours per day. In some holidays like Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Hong Kong MTR stations will provide overnight service. Besides, high frequency Hong Kong MTR schedules with average interval of 5mins ensure tourists never have to wait for next one for too much time.
Tsim Sha Tsui Station
Tsim Sha Tsui Station
Single Journey Ticket Issuing Machine
Single Journey Ticket Issuing Machine

Trains and Stations

The facilities in the HK subway stations include Mother’s lounges, free WIFI, free mobile device charging service, mailboxes and barrier-free facilities. All the trains and most of the stations are air-conditioned. Platforms at all stations are linked to the stations' main concourses by escalators. While on the concourses, passengers can discover minibanks and kiosks selling daily necessities plus other auxiliary services items such as books, magazines, cakes and cosmetics. Moreover, many trains broadcast news coverage.

Customer Service Center / Information Center

Passengers can also call the MTR Hotline (852) 2881 8888 which is manned between 08:30 to 18:00 on weekdays and between 08:30 and 13:00 on Saturdays (Except public holidays) for assistance. After office hours, general MTR service information via the Interactive Voice Recognition System is obtainable.
Queuing for subways
Queuing for subways
In the subway
In the subway

Future Expansions

HK MTR has got plans for new lines. Provisions are made to upgrade the existing infrastructure. New subway links to the stations are also being made for better access.
Expected Date of Operation Routes
Year 2019-2021 Shatin - Central (Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section)
Year 2022 Tuen Mun South Extension
Year 2024 Tung Chung West Extension
Year 2025 Kowloon East Extension

Related Link: Hong Kong Transportation Map
- Last modified on Nov. 13, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong MTR
Asked by joshua Lee from SINGAPORE | Jun. 25, 2019 17:33Reply
Is the Hong Kong octopus card valid for bus ride from zhuhai to hongkong airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ann from CANADA | Jun. 25, 2019 20:36

Sorry, octopus card is only valid in HK.
Asked by Ann V from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 13, 2019 12:09Reply
Quickest way for 5 people from Hong Kong Kai Tak Cruise Terminal to Tung Chung
Which is the quickest way from Kai Tak to Tung Chung for Ngong Ping and then on to Tai O and back to Central please. Alternative routes if possible please.
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Natasha from ROMANIA | Jun. 13, 2019 19:52

1. Take 22 (CTB) from Kai Tak Cruise Terminal to Kent Road, Cornwall Street and transfer to E22 (CTB) to Tung Chung Crescent, Shun Tung Road. It takes about 2 hours and costs HK$18 per person.

2. From Tung Chung to Tai O, you can take 11 (NLB) directly, which takes around 1h and costs HK$12.

3.Take 11 (NLB) back to Tung Chung and then take Tung Chung Line to Hong Kong Station. It takes 100 mins and HK$35.
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