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Transport Department of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
- http://www.td.gov.hk

Hong Kong Traffic Webcam
- http://traffic.td.gov.hk/selection_e.htm

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB)
- http://www.kmb.com.hk/

New World First Bus
- http://www.nwfb.com.hk

City Bus
- http://www.citybus.com.hk

MTR Corporation
- http://www.mtr.com.hk

The KCR Corporation
- http://www.kcr.com.hk

Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Co. Ltd.
- http://www.hkf.com

Heliservices (Hong Kong) Ltd.
- http://www.heliservices.com.hk/

 

- Bus

Hong Kong bus route system is one of the best in the world, linking all corners of the city and running at regular intervals. There are three companis servicing the territory.

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- MTR (Mass Transit Railway)

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Opening of the first line in 1979, one of the most heavily utilized mass transit system in the world. Apart from the Airport Express Line, the current system comprises 6 lines, running over 83.7 kms through 51 stations:

 

  • Kwun Tong Line
  • Tsuen Wan Line
  • Hong Kong Island Line
  • Tung Chung Line
  • Tseung Kwan O Line
  • Disneyland Resort Line

For more details, please click here.

 

- KCR (Kowloon Canton Railway)

From the new East Tsim Sha Tsui terminus to Lo Wu Station, the East Rail line covers a distance of 35 kilometers with a total of 14 stations, including a Racecourse Station open on race days. East Rail has embarked on a major expansion programme. The extenion to Tsim Sha Tsui was commissioned in October 2004, while Ma On Shan Rail came into service in December 2004. KCR operates two domestic passenger rail system:

    - Ease Rail, opened for service in 1910 with a 34 kilometers single track line, operates suburban mass transit services with 13 stations between Kowloon Peninsular to Hung Hom and New Territories to Lo Wu.

    - Light Rail, Established in 1988, with 119 vehicles provides local passenger transport within the North West New Territories. Covers a route length of 31.75 kms with 57 stops.

For more details, please click here.

 

- Minibus

Minibus contain 16 seats with 2 types, Red-striped minibus and Green-striped minibus, run on the main roads, unscheduled stops and charge variable fares. Visitors should avoid to use this form of local transportation, unless if visitors really familiar with its routes and destinations.

 

- Taxi

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Taxi can be stop at any area beside the area with double yellow line. All fares are metered and there are fare details inside each cab. Taxis come in different colors to indicate the area of service and all can go to any area and places in Hong Kong:

 

    - Red taxis operate at Hong Kong Island and Kowloon with HK$15 for first 2km and HK$1.4 for every additional 200 meters / Every one minute waiting time;

    - Green taxis operate at New Territories area with HK$12.5 for first 2km and HK$1.2 for every additional 200 meters / Every one minute waiting time;

    - Blue taxis operate at Lantau Island with HK$12 for first 2km and HK$1.2 for every additional 200 meters / Every one minute waiting time

Addtional charge is needed like Cross Harbour Tunnel (with return roll) between HK$3 and HK$50, each baggae for HK$5. Details fares please click here.

 

- Ferry

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Star Ferries have been crossing Victoria Habour since 1898. With Journey time - 8 mins, running every 5-10 mins, operating time - 6:30am to 11:00pm. Routes between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui and between Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui. Terminals are located in Wan Chai, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry Ltd. and New World First Ferry Services Ltd. runs ferries from Central to the outlying islands of Lantau, Cheung Chau, Lamma and Ping Chau.

 

- Tram

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Serving Hong Kong Island for over 100 years since 1904. Now own and operate a fleet of 163 tramcars which includes 2 antique tramcars. It is world's largest fleet of double-deck tramcars still in operation, carrying a average of 240,000 passengers everyday. They run east west in straight line from Kennedy Town, Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, North Point and Quarry Bay, ending in Shaukeiwan with one branch turning off from Wan Chai to Happy Valley.

 

- Helicopter

Operate by Heliservices (HK) Ltd., services for more than 20 years. It specialities are air scenery tours, aerial photography or surveying, construction lifting, etc. Have fully-equipped base near Shek Kong in the New Territories plus a conveniently located pick-up point at The Peninsula Hotel overlooking the Harbour in Kowloon.

 

Airport: 4 (2004 est.)

Airports - with paved runways: total 3, over 3,047 m: 1, 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1, under 914m: 1 (2005 est.)

Heliports: 3 (2005 est.)

Roadways: total: 1,831 km, paved: 1,831 km (1999)

Ports and terminals: Hong Kong