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How to get around Hong Kong

Getting around Hong Kong is a breeze, with one of the world’s fastest, safest and easiest public transport systems, abundant and cheap taxis, as well as ferries that offer incredible views as they take you from A to B. The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is Hong Kong’s rail network, comprising overland, underground and light rail. Trams also run throughout the city, as do mini buses, night buses and several rideshare services. Hong Kong is also a great city in which to do some walking, with scenic strolls and invigorating climbs – take your pick. 

Hong Kong taxis and rideshare

It's not difficult to find a taxi in Hong Kong, with more than 18,000 cruising the streets of the territory. Red taxis service Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, green-with-white-top taxis service the New Territories and blue taxis service Lantau Island. They're easy to flag down, are metered and cheap. Several rideshare services also operate throughout Hong Kong, such as Uber, Fly Taxi, eTaxi and SuperCab.
Hong Kong Taxis.

Hong Kong public transport

Get yourself an Octopus card and you'll find Hong Kong transport ridiculously easy to manage. This is a contactless smart card, and for tourists there is a thing called an ‘On-Loan' Octopus card which comes with a refundable deposit of HK$50. The Octopus card enables you to ride the MTR, buses, minibuses, ferries, trams and yes – even a few taxis equipped with card readers.
Buses and trams in Hong Kong's Central District.

Hong Kong bike hire

Keen to rent a bike and take to Hong Kong on wheels? Hong Kong has some incredible cycling routes. One of the most scenic would have to be from Tai Po to Tai Wai/Sha Tin. Bikes can be rented in the park at Tai Po, and from here you'll travel along the Tai Po waterfront, pass numerous cafes (or not pass, if you fancy stopping for a refreshment) and travel along the Tolo cycling track, the Pak Shek Kok Promenade and through the Hong Kong Science Park.
Hong Kong - Getting Around - Bike

Hong Kong on foot

There are riches to discover if you want to explore Hong Kong on foot. Lugard Road is a pathway which circles the Peak and at more than 400m above sea level, offers incredible views on a clear day. (Even on a cloudy grey day, it's a moody and unforgettable experience.) There are plenty of walkable neighbourhoods in Hong Kong and if you plan to explore markets, this is the way to go. Don't miss the walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade for that iconic Hong Kong view.
Walk up to Victoria Peak to get an aerial view of the famous Lugard Road viewpoint.