Please share experience of travelling in Hong Kong

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1. Posted by pratapsingh (Budding Member 4 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Hi friends, I am visiting Hong Kong for a week and want to know that is the MTR is the best option to travel in Kong Kong and what is the situation of local taxi in Hong Kong. Sadly a full day car rental in Hong Kong is a but costlier, around $300-350 per day, and I don't to spend that much amount on daily basis.

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 774 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

I haven't been to HK for many years, but when I was last there the MTR was a very good service and certainly the best way to travel round. The Trams and busses were also very easy to use.

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1477 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

Yeah I wouldn't rent a car in HK - that's too difficult and the public transport is too good.

MTR is easy, cheap, and goes to 90% of the places I want to go. The rest of the places are covered by buses or ferries, which are also cheap and a scenic way to see the place.

There are also trams, which may be quicker than finding an MTR station, and are very cheap and a nice way to see the city.

All the transport can be paid for using an Octopus Card, which you can buy at the airport MTR station and top up at any MTR. This is a very easy system to use.

4. Posted by ToddP (Moderator 174 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

I was Hong Kong just couple months ago.

The easiest way is definitely on MTR. From the airport to the city: we booked HK Express train tickets online via Klook. There is an online advance purchase incentive for the new users, hence worked cheaper if booked in advance. While this is not the cheapest way getting in to the city, but is the fastest and most convenient. You have plenty time so you can choose bus services, but we were there only for two day.

In the city: you would need to purchase an Octopus card as public transport works on a cashless ticket system. Very easy to use, top-up and request refunds once you finished and travelling back home.

5. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1050 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

Generally, renting a car in a city is a waste of time and money. We always use public transportation when it is available. It's usually a lot more fun too.

Enjoy your trip.

6. Posted by pratapsingh (Budding Member 4 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

Thanks Andrew | AndyF | ToddP | Beausoleil for your advice.

So far I have been to Dubai & Bangkok and taxi with driver here aren't that much expensive. And thats why I was a bit ....... about using the MTR or local city taxi in Hong Kong.

But Now I feel quite confident about the MTR system, all thanks to you.

7. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 774 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting pratapsingh

Bangkok and taxi with driver here aren't that much expensive.

Whilst the privacy is nice, your journeys (In Bangkok) probably took longer and cost you more by taxi than using the very efficient and cheap public transport, due to the heavy traffic Bangkok usually suffers from.

8. Posted by pratapsingh (Budding Member 4 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

From New Delhi, so not new to Traffic Jam :)

9. Posted by ggramsmith (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6w 2 Star this if you like it!

Taking the Star Ferry Across Victoria Harbour, it’s the cheapest deal in town – cross from Hong Kong to Kowloon by boat for just $3.40 HKD ($0.44 USD) and take in the absolute best view of the skyline.:)

10. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1050 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

Fellow TP member irenevt is doing a blog on Hong Kong right now. She lives there and has been all over the city. You might enjoy looking through it. There are two entries, Hong Kong and Hong Kong2.
Click here for irenevt's TravellersPoint Blog on Hong Kong

Under the last picture in the blog in very tiny letters is the word NEXT. Click on that to go to Hong Kong2.

Enjoy.