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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hong Kong Travel Dictionary: Bus

Hong Kong Travel Dictionary - handy tips for visitors

Bus

Buses have been supporting Hong Kong in the past 80 years. Although it is still a relatively budget way to travel around Hong Kong, buses are slowly being taken over by Hong Kong's railway system MTR. Having said that, these double-decker monsters can easily be found throughout Hong Kong. Vast majority of public buses in Hong Kong are air-conditioned, pumping cool air during both summer and winter.

Buses in Hong Kong are operated by two companies, with the exception that bus service on Lantau Island is run by another company. No matter where you are in Hong Kong, bus schedules are difficult to predict. Do expect to wait for up to 20 minutes for a bus. While this may seem short in some cities, 20 minutes is a lot of time in a fast-paced city like Hong Kong. Having said that, buses take you to plenty of districts in Hong Kong that railway does not cover. Simply pay for your bus journey with coins (exact amount required, no change will be given) or with an Octopus Card.

Hong Kong Bus
 
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