I wanted to explain from A to Z anything, but I will only point out few tips that I think can be useful when you want to walk around the city. As in any blogs around internet you can find the similar explanations, I don’t claim to be original on this, but I can tell you when you are lost in the middle of the Skyscraper, you can be happy to have in mind some tools that will make you have a good day.
Let’s say that the choice is yours!
Just like for the map above really handy to know where to go and how, by using the MTR, that for me is the faster way to do around HK island. You can also have further information about the OCTOPUS card. How it works, or how to get to Hong Kong island via the airport express. Learn more…
It’s a great thing, with one card you can pay some little errands in shops around the corner, like the famous 7/11 (that you will discover fast enough) and also use it to pay all your form of transport. Mini bus, bus, MTR, Tram and even ferries!! The price is variable from a point to another just like your time to travel from one side of the island to the other. If you want it faster, the taxi is a good option, knowing it’s not very expensive.
“From my own experience“
T A X I
I always used a taxi from airport to my home and vice versa. To give you at least a kind of price : 45min taxi for 40euro with luggage (approximately) or 24HKD/2km(2019).
+Good citizen tips : Lot of people can tell you taxi driver in HK aren’t friendly. Like anyone, there is nice people and other not. I take often taxi and I can tell you a ‘hello, thanks, bye’ even if they don’t speak English very well, make the difference, so be polite if you expect the same in return.
Good to know : Different colors, different destination. Red : Hong Kong/Kowloon. Green : New Territories. Blue : Lantau Island.
+An app exist to book a taxi when you are in little streets and is in need of one, or doesn’t feel like waiting. FlyTaxi works in English.
M T R
Fast, easy, clean and secure, never had problem in. The indications, for the different directions and also spots and places to visits always well indicated. Of course like in any city try to avoid rush hours to not be forced to wait too long. Learn more…
M I N I B U S
I was always with my husband to take one of them so to stop it, it wasn’t a problem. A bit complicated when you don’t speak Chinese, because the mini bus actually stop everywhere, people ask for the corner of a road, a bank, just down their house. So be sure about your destination, the line the bus will take, then approximately call after the driver to make him stop where you need to. It’s a very cheap way to go around, but if you have specific spots to see, better use the MTR. If you feel brave enough, maybe this can help you. Learn more…
F E R R I E S
A very nice way to move around Hong Kong, much needed when you want to visit the island like Lamma or Cheung Chau to cite only two in between the myriad of islands you can find. Give a look here for more information, there is many kind of boat, depending of what you need and so a different price for each destination. Learn more…
T R A M
The last on my list but clearly my favorite, affectionately called the DING DING (I won’t explain the how and why, but will let you discover the reason behind alone). It’s a very simple way of visiting Hong Kong Island. Clearly the cheaper and a very great way to move around with family, and by this I mean with kids. You let the driver goes through the different districts while you can enjoy the view and take pictures. It’s not fast and clearly not the purpose, from one side to the other I think it’s kinda 1h30 ( Time given for that specific itinerary : Shau Key wan > Kennedy town) Learn more…
All credit goes to the artist cited under each pictures, give a look to their work, if you wish.