"Hong Kong City Center:" Transportation Tip by frqtflyr
Transportation, Hong Kong: 19 reviews and 28 photos
Favorite thing: Moving Around Hong Kong:
Hong Kong is small and very crowded, which makes
public transportation the only practical way to
get around. Local public transportation is cheap,
fast and widely used for efficiency. The bus system
is extensive and you will need it to explore the
South side of Hong Kong Island and the New Territories.
The North side of Hong Kong Island and most of
Kowloon are served by Hong Kong's modern Mass
Transit Railway (MTR). There are three
tunnels that link Hong Kong with Kowloon.
The Kowloon-Guangzhou (Canton) Railway (KCR) runs
from Kowloon to the Chinese border at Lo Wu. Light Rail
Transit (fast, modern, air-con trams) run in the New
Territories, connecting the city of Tuen Mun with
Yuen Long. Double-decker trams trundle along the
northern side of Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong's ferries
are usually faster and cheaper than buses and trams.
This also provides harbour views which are excellent
when there is good visibility.
Metered taxis are red with silver tops (green with
white tops in the New Territories). They will not pick
up or put down at bus stops. Car rental is available but
not recommended. Bicycling in quiet areas of the islands
would be a nice way to see different parts of Hong Kong
away from the major cities.
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