Bus Services, Hong Kong
Specially decorated in a rickshaw livery, the "NWFB Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus" offers you a convenient hop-on, hop-off service. Like riding on a rickshaw in the old days, you can explore Hong Kong with a 540-degree panoramic view, this time in an air-conditioned double decker, and enjoy a spectacular sight of all the attractions along the way.
Your Touring Choice:
- One Day HK$50 Hop On Hop Off - to experience the fun of riding on Open-top Sightseeing bus
- Two routes cover 16 declared monuments and 10 Grade-1 historic buildings
- Passengers can enjoy the scene along the routes and take our bus service to travel between the hotspots
- Commentary video available on-board
H1 (Heritage Tour) - A tour around the main attractions in Central and Western District to experience the ¡¡ãold¡¡À Hong Kong culture and colonial lifestyle.
H2 (Metropolis Tour) - Takes you to the hotspots and attractions of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Central District to enjoy the urban wonder of Hong Kong.
Phone: (+852) 2136 8888
I stayed at Ibis North Point last week. I used the A11 bus. The bus terminal is right outside the hotel. It costs HK$40. Get an Octopus Card inside the Airport terminal and use it for the bus, MTR etc. I also used the A11 to return to the airport. It departs every 20 minutes.
You actually have to experience to believe the excellent bus service in Hongkong. After landing at the airport first thing I did was to buy an octopus card from the small kiosk & then proceeded to the bus stop for A21 cityflyer which was just 5 minutes walk & was well connected to the airport itself. The schedule for the bus including its timings are mentioned on all the bus stops & believe me the bus comes on exact time written at its bus stop. On the arrival of the bus the driver opens the gate, touch your octopus card on the meter, board your luggage comfortably as there is ample of space to keep your luggage & be near your luggage for your own safety. With in 45 minutes bus dropped me at Middle Road, Nathan road & again it was just 5 minutes walk from my hotel YMCA. This was my experience for day one but day two was little more than what I could have expected.
Early in the morning we took the subway from YMCA & proceeded to Central by Star Ferry which was beautiful. At Central we again took bus no 629 to go to Ocean Park & dropped us there in 20 minutes. This 629 was the second bus of that day which has started from its origin. The moment we got down out of the bus my son shouted " papa our bag", oh! no we forgot our bag in that bus. Then what we went in the office of Ocean park & narrated our story, he immediately took the action & told us that first bus of that day has reached its desitnation & has been checked with no bag & I knew it was correct as we boarded the second bus of that day. He told us to go inside ocean park & enjoy & call after 15minutes. We went inside & called him after 10minutes only due to anxiety & unbelievingly he had the bag in his hands. All four of us were thrilled & thanked them for their excellent well connected organised system of buses.
I travelled to Victoria peak by bus no 15, it was scary & thrilling too, narrow roads up the hill & traffic both sides & you wondering that even the tallest building is left behind & you are over n above all the buildings & hassle bassle of the place.
Also I went to Stanley Market by bus no 6X which was again an experience like peak & enjoyed at the beaches there, although bus no 260 (express bus) also goes to these places for your information. Hope it helps people as their tips helped me in making my trip wonderful & rememberable.
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.