Bus Services, Hong Kong
The link below shows a coach service that runs every hour (every 30mins in the afternoon) from HKIA to Shenzhen (close to the train station). It will take just over an hour and cost HK$150.
The Terminus for the E34 bus is less than 200m from the Harbour Plaza Resort City Hotel.
To get on the main KCR West Rail you will have to take an LRT (light rail) train 3 or 4 stops to get to the Tin Shui Wai station.
This will then link you to the main MTR lines.
The Hotel also has shuttle buses to TST costing only HK$20.
To go around Hong Kong you can ride Bus. From Airport, there is a bus terminal when you get out from the airport that goes to different part of Hong Kong. There is an information board where you will know what bus to take.
going to victoria peak, you can take taxi or bus. By bus, take shuttle bus No. 15C or Minibus No. 1. Honestly, I enjoyed the thrill ride of the bus than the tram. But you can go for it for added experience.
The following link gives transport options...
From TST your best bet seems to be the 8P bus that leaves from close to the Star Ferry.
A taxi would cost around HK$25 to 30 so if there are a few of you travelling the price difference would be minimal.
You could always walk. The distance is about 2.5km as the crow flies and you may see something interesting on the way.
Enjoy your stay.
One easy way to get from Hong Kong airport to Shenzhen is to catch the CTS bus. The buses do take large cases. Buses leave for Shenzhen and Guangzhou every hour but be warned the last bus from the airport is at 10pm. Go to the CTS section of the airport. The bus ticket from Hong Kong airport to Shenzhen was US $14 or HK$100. The journey itself was fairly uneventful. You arrive at customs basically walk through and then the bus drops you off at the bus terminal. (Which seems at night time in the middle of nowhere!) From the bus terminal you catch a taxi to your hotel or a connecting bus to Shenzhen Bao An International Airport. We arrived in Hong Kong at 10pm – by 12pm we were in our bed in Shenzhen! I have included a scanned copy of the CTS Express Coach brochure (there are two pages!).
On arrival at Hong Kong International Airport, just follow the sign that points towards City and Airbus. For travel to Metropark Hotel - Mongkok, Airbus A21 takes you right to the door step for about HK$33. Compared that with the Hotel's Shuttle Bus which charges HK$85 per pax. The journey takes about 35 minutes.
Octopus Card (stored value card) can be purchased at the Arrival Hall (just passed the custom and immigration).
There plenty of luggage space within the bus interior.
The bus comes with LED display in Chinese and English and highlights upcoming stops in both languages. Announcements are in Cantonese, PuDongHua and English and are given in advance and put you in the ease of mind.
The journey I took with my group of 6 is a breeze and, being first time in Hong Kong, the trip was without anxiety of when and where to get off the bus.
If you take the bus and get roundtrip fare it's cheaper than paying with your octopus card. Once you get off at Tung Chung and walk towards the bus terminal there will be signs that lead you to bus #23 and the ticket booth (cash only).
It's a nice bus ride, but windy (hold on tight!) and curvy, up and down the mountain. Keep your eyes open for local animals along the road. I saw cows and some sheep.
When arriving in Hong Kong in 2005 I decided to take the City flyer bus which is the cream and red bus from the airport to Kowloon. The A21 takes you into Kowloon. It cost only $33.00HK and is a great sightseeing adventure. What struck me was the sight of the Tsing Ma Bridge and how it looked so much like the Golden Gate Bridge here in SF while coming from Lantau island into Kowloon. The bus left me off virtually about a half block away from my hotel. I enjoyed the ride and would definitely use this mode of transportation again from the airport. I paid by the way by using the octopus card which I bought @ the airport. In 2008 I was staying in Central and took the A11 from the airport to Connaught road in Central where I took a taxi to my hotel. Going back to the airport I hopped on an A12 to the airport. I love the scenic rides on the City Flyer buses. They are a smooth and fun ride. It's been three years and the price still remains the same. I used the octopus card for payment bot to and from the airport. A tip, when you get into HK go to the HKTB office which in Kowloon is located right on the star ferry pier and ask them for a City Flyer bus brochure. It gives you schedules, stops and price info for their entire fleet.
Disneyland Resorts offer a free shuttle bus that travels from the Disney and Hollywood Hotels to the park.
Near the park entrance you will find the MTR and Bus station located next to each other which makes it convenient for travels to and from downtown and the airport.
Catch the No.72 bus from Hennessy Street in Causeway Bay. The ride is short; between 5-10 minutes depending on traffic (try to go on off-peak hours).
The ride costs 4.870HKD each way, so make sure to have exact change since the bus driver doesn't give change.
Exit the bus at the Aberdeen Promenade stop, and take a left, walking along the promenade to one of the various river dwellers offering sampam rides (if interested).
Bus services on Hong Kong Island are provided by the Citybus and the First Bus. They provide air-conditioned buses only. Cash and Octopus cards are accepted. You need to pay the fare when you get in the bus.
Same as KMB, a TV programme is shown on the bus, called Firstvision. But there is no display showing the bus stop names. So it may not be convenient for travellers. You may ask the bus drivers for the bus stop that you need to get off. They are willing to help you.
For the bus routes and fares, you may visit the following websites.
Bus in Hong Kong are mainly provided by four bus companies, Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB), CityBus, The First Bus and The Lantau Island Bus Company. KMB provides services in Kowloon and the New Territories.
KMB provides hundards of routes travelling in Kowloon and the New Territories. It is classified into air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses. The air-conditioned bus provides air conditioning system, several TVs showing a TV programme called Roadshow, more confortable seats and a monitor displaying the name of bus stops. For the non-air-conditioned type, the seats are not as confortable as the previous one, and no TVs are provided. But normally, you will get the air-conditioned bus.
The fare of buses varies with routes. For short distance, it charges HKD$3.00 (Euro 0.3, US$0.38). But for a longer distance, it may charge HKD$15.00 (Euro 1.5, US$1.92). The fare is shown in the bus stop and the display next to the driver. You need to pay the fare once you get the bus. Cash and octopus cards are accepted in all buses.
Buses are normally operated from 5:30am to 1:00am. There are specific routes which are operated at night (after 12:00am) only. Those bus numbers are started with an "N".
Buses are a good transport for travellers as it has a specific route and bus stops. The bus stops name are displayed in the bus through a small monitor. Travellers can easily know where to get off. Sometimes when the MTR does not reach the places, like Sai Kung and Kowloon City, the bus does.
But buses are the slowest transport in Hong Kong, although it is quite confortable and convenient. It is especially slow when you need to pass through Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway, where they are crowded.
For more details like the routes and fare, you may visit the website below.
Take airport shuttle A21 from Airport to HK at 33HKD per person. It is much more cheaper than airport express and thus of course take longer time to reach.
Buy an octopus card, just tap it on the sensor when you board the bus will do.
Updated: Feb 25, 2006
After my arrival in Hong Kong, if there was one thing that I was most surprised of, it was the excellent bus services, which include the vast network covering all parts of HK as well as the very efficient websites.
The main bus companies operating in HK are:
1. HK Citybus (yellow)
2. New World First Bus (orange-white-green)
3. Kowloon Motor Bus (cream-red)
Apart from the fact that all buses are operated as "icy fridges on wheels", they literally serve every part of Hong Kong, run from early in the morning until usually late after midnight (sometimes even 24 hours!) and provide a detailed plan of stops for each route at each station. And, of course, they are double-deckers!
I especially recommend to take bus no. 15 (departing at Central) to The Peak, where you can experience the skills a driver needs to bring his giant double-decker around those tiny roads winding up the mountain. In addition, the trips to either Stanley or Shek O are also extremely picturesque and exciting. Warning: Not every stomach's favourite!
As mentioned above, each company operates a fantastic and very detailed website, where you can easily check which bus to take, their respective schedules and bus stops: