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 Jun. 02, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong MTR
Asked by Barbie from PHILIPPINES | May. 30, 2024 22:31Reply
From Tsim Sha Tsui to HK Airport
Our flight is 9:25 AM. We want to leave the California Hotel TST at 4:30 AM. What can we ride from California hotel to Airport at 4:30 AM? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lori | Jun. 02, 2024 19:02

You can take bus no. N21 at Haiphong Road, Nathan Road bus stop near your hotel at 04:30 or 04:50 to the airport, taking about 100 minutes.
Asked by Sherman from ONG | May. 30, 2024 01:49Reply
I will be arriving on 14 June around 11pm. Is the MTR still in operation to take me from the airport to East Tsim Sha Tsui station? If not what is the cheapest way to get to Kowloon Hotel? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | May. 31, 2024 01:09

The MTR has stopped, you can take bus no. A21 to Middle Road Nathan Road.
Asked by Iana Mangoba from PHILIPPINES | May. 02, 2024 03:35Reply
Is there an MTR going to Royal View Hotel at 12midnight?
We will be arriving at HK at 12midnight and we will be staying at Royal View Hotel in Ting Kau, Tsuen Wan. Will there be a MTR during those time? or a bus and what bus number should we ride? or we need to ride a cab/taxi? thanks
Answers (2)
Answered by Randy | May. 06, 2024 23:17

No MTR available. Night buses are available. You can take bus no. N31 to Fu Wah Street, then transfer to bus N252 to Lido Beach, then walk eastward for 250m to find the hotel.
Answered by iana | May. 28, 2024 09:13

Hi Randy, how much would the night buses cost each person? thanks for the reply
Asked by Rita from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 27, 2024 04:01Reply
Which is the cheapest option from Hong Kong International airport to Hotel stage
Answers (2)
Answered by Lucy | Feb. 27, 2024 22:06

Take Bus Line A21 from the airport to Nathan Hotel, Nathan Road. Get off the bus and walk about 100m to reach the hotel. The bus fare is around HKD 35 and the duration is about 1 hour.
Answered by Rita | Feb. 29, 2024 00:18

Thank you!
Asked by Peter Chua from SINGAPORE | Feb. 22, 2024 01:35Reply
Airport Express
a) Is the Airport Express Train from Hong Kong MTR Station to the Airport still in operation?
b) How much is the Fare payable for the Airport Express ride from Hong Kong Station to Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tiffany | Feb. 22, 2024 19:37

a. Yes, it is still in operation.
b. It costs HKD 110 and takes about 35 minutes to arrive at the airport.
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