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 Aug. 28, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Bus
Asked by Lin from INDONESIA | Sep. 23, 2023 04:22Reply
Regal kowloon hotel to airport
How can i get to airport from regal
Kowloon hotel at 4 a.m ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Maria | Sep. 24, 2023 23:54

You can walk about 400m to take Bus Line 203C from TSIM SHA TSUI EAST (MODY ROAD) to KIMBERLEY ROAD and then transfer to Bus Line N21 to Cheong Tat Road. Get off the bus, you can see the airport. It takes about 2 hours to get.
Asked by Patrick from UNITED STATE | Sep. 09, 2023 22:38Reply
Which bus I can take from Dorsett Hotel (Mong Kok) to Airport arriving at 5:15 am on Sunday?
Sorry, we just found out that we have to arrive Hong Kong Airport by 5:15 am for the tour, can you tell me what is the best way?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina | Sep. 11, 2023 20:14

You can take Bus Line N72 to Sogo Department Store, Hennessy Road and then walk east about 200m to Paterson Street, Yee Wo Street. Take the Bus Line N11 to Cheong Tat Road to get to the airport.
Asked by olaf from HONG KONG | Aug. 27, 2023 21:22Reply
Yuen Long to Shenzen by bus. How to, and how much?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma | Aug. 28, 2023 02:10

To which place in Shenzhen? I suppose it's Luo Wu Border, crossing which you will be in Shenzhen.

From Yuen Long, take MTR Tuen Ma Line to Hung Hom, then change to East Rail Line to Lo Wu. This is the fastest way, taking about 75 minutes and HKD58.
Asked by JASMEETSBAWA from INDIA | Jun. 19, 2023 18:06Reply
Early morning bus support
I need to travel to airport from north point at 4:30 in the morning. What bus is available.
Answers (2)
Answered by Cindy | Jun. 19, 2023 19:44

I'm afraid only taxi is available that early. It costs around HKD300 for that ride.
Answered by Markus | Jun. 22, 2023 04:37

There is a nightbus connection, line NA11, once per day, starting at North Point at 4:50. Cost is 55 per person. Travel time about 1h20m
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