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 89 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 about 4 million trips made in an average weekday.

Beside, more metrol lines are in the plan, including Tuen Mun South Extension, Tung Chung West Extension, and Northern Link.

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


MTR Network

Number Serving Area
Urban Lines 9 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

Nine Urban Metro Lines

East Rail Line Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau and Admiralty
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
Tuen Ma Line Tuen Mun - 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 2030 Tuen Mun South Extension
Year 2029 Tung Chung West Extension
Year 2027 Northern Link

Related Link: Hong Kong Transportation Map
- Last updated on Jul. 27, 2023 by Nancy He -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong MTR
Asked by David P from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 25, 2023 17:24Reply
Hong Kong to Shenzhen for a day trip
What station in Hong Kong do I catch the MRT to Shenzhen. AlsoHow do I get a return ticket?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jimmy | Jul. 25, 2023 23:43

The East Rail Line connects HK downtown with Lu Wo border and Futian Port. Some of the MTR stations are Hung Hom, Mong Kok East, Tai Wai, and Sha Tin.
Asked by Lucy from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 10, 2020 03:22Reply
How can I get from Hong Kong International Airport to Guangzhou?
It seems the highspeed trains from Kowloon to Guangzhou South Railway are not running because of the coronavirus.
Answers (1)
Answered by Donna from FINLAND | Mar. 10, 2020 23:59

Yes, thus you are suggested to go to Shenzhen first. Then take the bullet train from Shenzhen to Guangzhou.
Asked by Jessica from INDONESIA | Jan. 21, 2020 08:14Reply
May i know the route from Hong Kong carnarvon Rd to Pasific Palce?
How long is the trip and how much does it cost? Also may i know the operational hours related to the route? Thankyou :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Martin from UGANDA | Feb. 01, 2020 16:52

You can take Tsuen Wan Line from Tsim Sha Tsui to Admiralty, Exit C1. Then walk south around 300 meters to find the destination.
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