Hong Kong Bus

Hong Kong buses
Hong Kong buses

Hong Kong buses with more than 700 routes have covered almost all the region except some outlying islands. They are very important means of transportation in the Ocean Park, Repulse Bay and Lord Stanley in the south of Hong Kong Island. Almost all the buses running on Hong Kong Island are equipped with air-conditioning. Hong Kong boasts many double-decker buses, where passengers can sit near the front on the top deck, catch all the excitement and feel the pulse of city life. Also, there are night buses scheduled to operate at 0:00 – 6:00 which are good choice for the people arriving at the airport at night. All the night buses numbers start with letter “N”.  

Operating Time

Most buses operate from 05:00 to 01:00 the next day. For night buses, they operate from 00:00 to 06:00.

Ticket Fare

The fare of Hong Kong bus is set according to the distance which ranges from HKD 8 to HKD 80. And it is displayed on information boards at the bus stops generally. Almost all the buses in Hong Kong are self-service ticketing and change is not given, so passengers should ensure they are carrying the exact change before boarding. Cash, coin or Octopus Card are all avilable, but if you pay by Octopus Card, you will enjoy a discount.

How to Take a Bus

City buses in Hong Kong are easy to take. Final destinations are shown on the front of the buses both in English and Chinese. When you are approaching your destination stop, press the electronic buttons fixed in the bus to inform the driver that you want to get off. Otherwise, the driver may not stop.

Tips: Half price for children under 12 and elders over 65.

Bus Stop, Hong Kong
Bus Stop

Main Bus Routes in Hong Kong

2: So Uk Bus Terminal - Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier

Main Stops: So Uk Bus Terminal - Sham Shui Po (Fuk Wing Street) - Mong Kok (Arran Street) - Yau Ma Tei (Saigon Street) - Cameron Road - Tsim Sha Tsui (Middle Road) -  Hong Kong Cultural Centre - Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier
Operating Time: 06:30-21:30
Frequency: 10mins
Ticket Fare: 4.9

10: Kennedy Town - North Point Ferry Pier

Main Stops: Kennedy Town - Belcher Bay Park - Queen's Road West, Des Voeux Road West - Wing On Centre, Des Voeux Road Central - Statue Square, Chater Road - Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Queen's Road East - Victoria Park, Causeway Road - North Point Ferry Pier
Operating Time: From North Point Ferry Pier: 06:20-22:00; From Kennedy Town: 05:30 - 07:03
Frequency: 10mins
Ticket Fare: 4.3

A 21: Hong Kong International Airport - Hung Hom

Main Stops: Airport - Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge - Lantau Link Toll Plaza - Metropark Hotel Mongkok, Lai Chi Kok Road - Sino Centre, Nathan Road - Nathan Hotel, Nathan Road - Cameron Road, Nathan Road - East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Salisbury Road - Hong Kong Science Museum, Chatham Road South - Hung Hom Station
Operating Time: From Airport: 05:30 - 00:00; From Hung Hom: 05:15 - 00:00
Frequency: 8 - 30 mins
Ticket Fare: HKD 33 for the whole journey

N122: Mei Foo - Shau Kei Wan

Main Stops: Mei Foo - Tonkin Street, Castle Peak Road - Fuk Wing Street, Yen Chow Street - Mong Kok Centre, Nathan Road - South Pacific Hotel, Morrison Hill Road - Victoria Park, Causeway Road - Ngan Mok Street, King's Road - Cityplaza, King's Road - Shau Kei Wan
Operating Time: 01:10-05:45
Frequency: 00:10-00:30: 10mins; 00:30-05:45: 15mins
Ticket Fare: 7.9-14.3

680X: Central (HK Macau Ferry Pier) - Wu Kai Sha

Central (HK Macau Ferry Pier) - Harbour Building, Pier Road - City Hall, Connaught Road Central - Victoria Park, Causeway Road - Yiu On, Hang Hong Street - Ma On Shan Police Station, Ma On Shan Road - Wu Kai Sha
Operating Time: From Central (Macau Ferry): 07:05-08:05; From Wu Kai Sha: 17:45-19:05
Frequency: From Central (Macau Ferry): 10 or 20mins; From Wu Kai Sha: less than 10mins
Ticket Fare: 5.7-19

94: Tsing Yi (Cheung On Estate) - Causeway Bay (Tin Hau)

Cheung On Estate - Fung Shue Wo Sports Centre, Fung Shue Wo Road - HK Macau Ferry Pier, Connaught Road Central - Central Pier 3, Man Kwong Street - General Post Office, Connaught Place - Victoria Park, Causeway Road - Tin Hau
Operating Time: From Tsing Yi: 08:30-17:00; From Causeway Bay: 15:00-00:00
Frequency: 20-30mins
Ticket Fare: 6.1-17

Buses to Main Spots

Manly Plaza: 2, 2A, N8, 19, 81, 81A, 82, 106, 110, 116, N122, 682, 682P, M722, 802
Time Square: 2A, 2X, 8, 8P, N8, N8P, 15B, 23, 23A, 23B, 25, 26, 38, 42, 65, 109, 112, 113, 116, N121, N122, 601, 680, 680X, N680, N691, 692, 811, 914, 948
City Plaza: 2, 81A, 82, 110, N122, 682, 682P, 720, 720A, 720P, M722, 802
Pacific Place: 2, 15, 23, 23A, 23B, 25, 26, 43X, 66, 101, 104, 109, 111, 113, 115, N121, 590A, M590, 680, 680A, 680P, 680X, N680, N691, 692, 720, 720A, M722, 811, 905, 914, 948
Ocean Park: 38, 42, 65, 315, 590A, M590
The Museum of Coastal Defense: 2X, N122
The Police Museum: 15, 15B, 315
Victoria Peak: 15, 15B, 315

City Bus Signboard
City Bus Signboard

Big bus in HK has three daytime routes to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and Aberdeen & Stanely and 1 night route for Kowloon. Passengers can hop off at any stops on the way. And the buses are all euipped with 10 languages, so passengers can enjoy the trip more.

See Also Hop on Hop off Buses in Hong Kong

There are two kinds of Mini Buses, one is in green with fixed routes, schedule, service hours and ticket fare, while another red bus is in a flexible manner. What passengers need to pay attention to is the arrival stop, since there is no broadcast on the bus. Before getting off, they need to push the button or tell the driver.

Bus Companies

There are five major bus companies in the city. Tour bus routes of Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB) are mainly in Kowloon and New Territories. Citybus Limited (CB) offers special buses to Ocean Park. New World First Bus Company (NWFB) provides buses to many attractions and shopping places in the city. Long Win Bus Corporation Limited and New Lantao Bus Corporation Limited. Long Win Bus Corporation together with KMB is operated by Transport International Corporation Limited. Hong Kong bus routes provided by these companies are carefully devised for the convenience of passengers. Some bus routes have been introduced especially for visitors.

Tram, Hong Kong

Customer Service Centers:

Kowloon Motor Bus Company & Long Win Bus Corporation Limited:

Hung Hom Customer Service Center (10:00–20:00): Cross Harbour Tunnel Bus Interchange, Salisbury Road

Tsim Sha Tsui Customer Service Center (10:00–20:00): Star Ferry Bus Terminus
Mei Foo Customer Service Centre (1:00-14:00, 15:00–20:00) : Mei Foo Bus Terminus

Lam Tin MTR Bus Terminus (11:00-14:00, 15:00–20:00): Lam Tin MTR Bus Terminus

Tuen Mun Customer Service Center (11:00-14:00, 15:00–20:00): Tuen Mun Central Bus Terminus

Sha Tin Customer Service Center (11:00-14:00, 15:00-20:00): Sha Tin Central Bus Terminus, 18 Shatin Central Street

Tsuen Wan Customer Service Center (11:00-14:00, 15:00–20:00): Tsuen Wan MTR Station Bus Terminus, Sai Lau Kok Road

Tin Shui Wai Customer Service Center (11:00-14:00, 15:00– 0:00): Tin Heng Estate Bus Terminus

Citybus Limited service centers:

Citybus Limited has several customer service centers in Central (Exchange Square) Bus Terminus.
Service Hours: 10:00–14:30 and 15:30–18:15 from Monday to Saturday; 10:00–18:15 on Sundays and public holidays.

New World First Bus Company Service Center

NWFB Customer Service Center is located at No.90 Queenway, Admiralty (East).
Service Hours: 11:00-14:00, 15:00–19:00 from Monday to Friday.

New Lantao Bus Corporation Limited

Tel: +852-29849848

Further Reading
Hong Kong Ding Ding Tram

- Last updated on Jan. 10, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Bus
Asked by kendal from MALAYSIA | Mar. 29, 2023 01:24Reply
how do i get to tian tan buddha from Hong Kong International airport?
is there a direct bus or train where i can get there by? and what is the estimated time for the journey?
Asked by Hansjoerg from GERMANY | Mar. 21, 2023 10:35Reply
Is there a bus stadion near Kai Tak Cruise Terminal?
is there any stop from a public transport near the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vicky | Mar. 21, 2023 20:19

Of course there are bu stops near the cruise terminal and one of them, also the closest one is called Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, where bus no.22 and 5R stop.
Asked by Lane from INDONESIA | Mar. 12, 2023 07:05Reply
I will arrive midnight in hkia, can i take a bus to chungking mansion? If yes what bus should i take and how much the fare?tq
Answers (1)
Answered by Paul | Mar. 14, 2023 18:50

The bus no.A21 runs from airport to Middle Road, Nathan Road, whihc is only 70 meters away from your hotel. But if you arrive at midnight, I'm afraid only taxi can send you there.
Asked by cyel from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 04, 2023 03:44Reply
Bus from Park Hotel in Cameron Road to City Gate Outlets
Answers (1)
Answered by Lydon | Mar. 06, 2023 17:28

No direct bus is available. You may take bus no.1A from Kimberley Road to Nelson Street Mong Kok, then walk to the nearby Tung Choi Street, Argyle Street to take bus No. E21A to Seaview Crescent, Wai Tung Road, then walk for about 600 meters to the destination.
Asked by Rudi from INDONESIA | Jan. 09, 2023 00:49Reply
How do i get to hongkong citygate outlet from tshi sha tsui?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jim | Jan. 09, 2023 18:17

Take Tsuen Wan Metro Line from Tshi Sha Tsui to Lai Chi Kok, then change to bus no. E21A to get there.
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