Friday, February 20, 2009

Hong Kong Transportation - MTR & Airport Express

Hong Kong MTR and Airport Express

Whenever time is of essence, I take MTR. It has proved to be a safe, reliable and efficient public Hong Kong transportation. Its air-conditioned cabin does not allow eating and drinking. This makes your journey to be extra comfortable.

Minimum fare is HK$4 (US$0.5). Within major urban area is just HK$11 (US$1.4). MTR offers around 10% discount to Octopus users. MTR is extremely convenient to take you to everywhere in Hong Kong.

MTR Route Map & Fare Table
The whole of Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories and Lantau Island are connected by a very well developed railway system which consists of MTR, KCR, Light Rail, Airport Express, Disney Line and Shatin racecourse. Find out the interchange stations on the map, and you are able to go to almost anywhere in Hong Kong.

Click the small MTR route map to gain access to a full-scale full-colour route map with interchange station info. Here are the major MTR routes:

Hong Kong Line – between Chai Wan (east) and Sheung Wan (west)

Tsuen Wan Line – between Central (HK) and Tsuen Wan (New Territories)

Kwun Tong Line – between Yau Ma Tei (Kowloon) and Kwun Tong (Kowloon)

Tung Chung Line – between Central and Tung Chung (Lantau Island)

Disney Line – change at Sunny Bay along Tung Chung Route

Hong Kong Airport Express
Airport Express is a high speed rail operated by MTR. It takes you from Airport to Central in just 23 minutes at a toll of HK$100 (US$12.8). Airport Express provides free porter service, free shuttle bus and free MTR connections. Airport Express is luxurious, comfortable, fast and reliable.

MTR Interchange Station: Central, Kowloon, Tsing Yi

Special Note:

As soon as the Airport Express leaves Lantau Island, it will run through the state-of-the-art Tsing Ma Bridge (which is the logo of my blog) and continues its way into the city. As you might know that the Hong Kong International Airport was built from 0 on the land of Lantau Island. The Tsing Ma Bridge is an important part of the airport transportation network, and has now become a landmark of Hong Kong.

Airport Express Tickets Online
Though it is extremely easy to buy an Airport Express ticket or Octopus card at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport, you can choose to buy tickets on line.

Hong Kong Travel - Transportation

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