Domestic Transportation in Hong Kong SAR

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Means of Transport Recommended in Town

The best mode of transfort for moving in Hong Kong is a taxi for short distances. Taxis are present everywhere in the most frequented blocks and a trip is relatively less expensive. Number of drivers understand English. Nevertheless it is wise to equip yourself with the address of your destination in Chinese characters. Consult the website Hong Kong tourism Board for further precautions.
Maps of Urban Networks
On line UT Library
Metro Plan
Urban Transport Agencies
City Bus
Hong Kong Tramway Limited
New World First Ferry Services Ltd 
The Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry Ltd
Find an Itinerary
Subway navigator
Taxi Companies
Transport Department of the Government of Hong-Kong
Forum of taxi associations on the website of the Transport Department

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok (HKG) 34 km / 21 miles HKD 340 / 30-60 min HKD 48 / 70-110 min HKD 100 / 23 min Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

Excellent. Trains are punctual and well maintained (mainly the commuter trains towards the New Territories and a line towards Guangzhou and China). The interior lines linking Hong Kong with the rest of China are underdeveloped and have the character of international connections as per the formal plans to be accomplished. The rechargeable Octopus payment card (Bat Dat Toong in Cantonese) is usable in all the public transports of Hong Kong, except for taxis. Moreover, many small shops, accept it as a method of payment. It can be bought and recharges at the counters of the MTR stations. There are Octopus cards for tourists also which include the trip from the airport and an unlimited number of trips on the MTR lines. To buy train tickets, visit the website de MTR Light Rail or the website
Rail Companies
MTR Light Rail


Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Hong Kong Express Airways Limited Low cost Yes Yes
Cathay Pacific Major Yes Yes
Dragon Air Major Yes Yes
Oasis Airlines Low cost No Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Traveling By Yourself

Driving is on the left. The network is of good quality and is well maintained even if the signalling often leaves a lot to be desired. All the sign boards are in English. Fuel supply is comfortable.
Driver's License
For foreigners there are three possibilities for driving :
(a) obtain a driving license without passing a test;
(b) obtain a temporary driving license;
(c) driving with a foreign driving license is authorised if the person travels to Hong Kong for less than 12 months.
For the procedures for obtaining, visit the webite Transport Department
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
Minimum age required in 18 yrs.
Rental Agencies
Advance Car rental
Road Maps
Find an Itinerary
Maps live
Traffic Conditions Online
Real time traffic conditions
Parking Facilities
Hong Kong has few parking places, which are less frequented due to their high price.

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
18 years
Side of the Road For Driving
Speed Limits
Many of the highways in Hong Kong such as Island Eastern Corridor and East Kowloon Corridor are limited to 80 km/h and in case of dense traffic 70 km/h. On the Toloet West Kowloon highway, the speed is limited to 100 km/h , and on North Lantau Highway it is limited to 110 km/h,the highest speed limit in Hong Kong.
Safety Belts
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
0.05%. Up to three years prison sentence for driving in an intoxicated state.
National Roads Organizations
The Hong Kong Road Safety Association (HKRSA)
Road Safety Council

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