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An Overview of Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) System

Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR)Coasting through its major districts, getting around Hong Kong is easy with the Hong Kong MTR System. The lines include stops at the boundary to Mainland China.


Major Stops Covered by Hong Kong’s MTR System

The Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system is the country’s major public network service. Operated by MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL), the MTR makes it easy for anyone to get around the country.

There are 11 rail lines covered in total, which includes:

  • The island itself
  • Kwun Tong
  • Tseung Kwan O
  • South Island
  • Ma On Shan
  • Tsuen Wan
  • Tung Chung
  • West Rail
  • East Rail
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Airport Express

Stops at the mainland China boundary include the Lok Ma Chau and Lo Wu station. Additionally, Hong Kong’s MTR system also runs inter-city services between the island and mainland China. There is also a light rail system running in the New Territories between Tuen Mun and Yuen Long.


How Much Does It Cost to Travel on the Hong Kong MTR System?

Adult and child tourists can expect to pay HK$65 and HK$30 respectively for Tourist Day Pass. With the pass, you’ll be able to enjoy unlimited travel on the MTR the whole day. Your ticket will be valid for a month, starting from the date of issue.

The adult and child pass tickets are only valid for those who are not residents of Hong Kong. If you have been in the country for less than 14 days, you’re eligible for the ticket too. Child tickets are valid for those aged between 3 to 11-years.

If you are travelling with luggage, there will be restrictions applied which you’ll need to take note of. More details about luggage allowance can be found on the website of the Hong Kong MTR system here.