Hong Kong MTR

Brief Intro

Hong Kong MTR Map
Hong Kong MTR Map
MTR, or Mass Transit Railway, is the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong. The railway network consists of ten urban lines, one Airport Express line which connects the Airport and downtown, one light rail system with 12 routes serving the northwest New Territories, and one tourist cable car system Ngong Ping 360. In addition, it includes MTR feeder bus service, intercity passenger transfer. There are 84 railway stations and 68 light rail stops connecting HK Island, Kowloon and many new districts. Due to its efficiency and affordability, the MTR system is a common mode of public transport in HK, with over 4 million trips made in an average weekday.

Ten Urban Metro Lines

East Rail Line: between Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau and Hung Hom
Kwun Tong Line: between Whampoa and Tiu Keng Leng
Tsuen Wan Line: between Tsuen Wan and Central
Island Line: between Kennedy Town and Chai Wan
Tung Chung Line: between Tung Chung and Hong Kong
Tseung Kwan O Line: between North Point and Po Lam/LOHAS Park
Disneyland Resort Line: between Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort
West Rail Line: between Tuen Mun and Hung Hom
Ma On Shan Line: between Tai Wai and Wu Kai Sha
South Island Line: between Admiralty and South Horizons 
 Subway utilizes a stage fare system in HK. 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.

Service Hours

Unlike most other forms of public transport in that city, the MTR is very rarely affected by traffic jam and bad weather. The trains run from early morning till late night, seven days a week, all 365 days of the year. High frequency schedules ensure tourists will never have to wait more than a few minutes for another train during rush hours, 08:30 to 09:00 and 18:00 to 19:00.
Tsim Sha Tsui Station
Tsim Sha Tsui Station
Single Journey Ticket Issuing Machine
Single Journey Ticket Issuing Machine

Trains and Stations

All of the trains and most of the metro stations are air-conditioned to create a relaxed, hassle-free environment. Visitors will find the journey a pleasant one especial during the hot, humid summer months. Almost all of the subway stations are equipped with multiple, clearly identified exits for travelers' convenience. Platforms at all MTR stations are linked to the stations' main concourses by escalators. While on the concourses themselves, passengers can discover minibanks and kiosks selling daily necessities plus other auxiliary services items such as sale of books, magazines, cakes and cosmetics. Moreover, many trains broadcast news coverage. When riding on the East Rail, West Rail and Ma On Shan lines, passengers can even catch regularly undated audio-visual news bulletins from Newline Express.

Customer Service Center / Information Center

The Customer Service Centers at the stations along the Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Island, Tung Chung and Tseung Wan O Lines provide many services such as sale and value-adding of Octopus Cards and replacement of malfunctioning tickets. Moreover, the Customer Service Centers collect excess fares and provide change for passengers purchasing tickets from vending machines. The Ticket Centers/Customer Service Centers at the stations along the East Rail Line, West Rail Line and Ma On Shan Line provide information and ticketing services such as sale and value-adding of Octopus Card and replacement of malfunctioning tickets. These Ticketing Centers also provide change for passengers purchasing tickets from vending machines. Those needing to pay excess fares or obtain assistance with malfunctioning tickets may also visit the Customer Service Centers at these stations.
Passengers can 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 2017 Guangzhou - HK Express Rail Link (HK Section)
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 Jan. 14, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong MTR
Asked by beth from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 12, 2019 20:44Reply
Can i take mtr station from Hong Kong airport to tung chung station?
Answers (2)
Answered by Beryl from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 13, 2019 19:29

Well, there is no direct MTR. Thus for your convenience, you can take bus no.S56 from Cheong Tat Road to Tung Chung Station directly. The duration is about 10mins. The ticket fare is HKD3.5 per person.
Answered by Beth from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 14, 2019 05:40

Thanks for your reply Beryl, appreciate it.
Asked by Krizza Mae Arcayos from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 12, 2019 06:55Reply
What time is the operating hours of MTR in HK?
Is is 24 hours or not? I have flight back to Manila at 9:40am tomorrow. Please answer. Thanks much in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Bertha from DENMARK | Jan. 13, 2019 19:43

No, it is not 24 hours. But most MTR will operate at 09:40am. Don't worry.
Asked by Harmanpreet Singh from INDIA | Dec. 25, 2018 07:11Reply
Hi. I have stay at 9 hours at hong kong airport? Where should i have to visit in this time and how??
Answers (3)
Answered by Harper from CANADA | Dec. 25, 2018 17:06

You are advised to visit Tsim Sha Tsui area. Taste some local foods and have a taste of unique local conditions and customs. Upon landing, take airport express to Tsing Yi Station. Then take Tung chung line to Lai King and transfer to Tsuen wan line to the destination. In addition, remember to go back to the airport at least 2 hours in advance before the departure.
Answered by Harmanpreet Singh from INDIA | Dec. 25, 2018 20:48

What is the things to visit in this areas where you mentioned?
Answered by Harper | Dec. 26, 2018 17:18

Tsim Sha Tsui is known as the one-stop shoppers’ paradise brimming with both high-end malls and bustling shopping streets. There are also various themed museums that inject a little cultural atmosphere to the area. After sunset, enjoying the brilliant night scenes along the Victoria Harbour can be a great way to end the evening.
Asked by AJ from USA | Dec. 14, 2018 12:57Reply
Hello, with Octopus card I can get free journey on Hong KIong Airport Express? Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Eli from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 17, 2018 00:18

No, with the Octopus Card, if you purchase the one day round trip Airport Express, you can get one single trip MTR.
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