TOURIST DAY TICKET
If you know you’ll be travelling a lot around Hong Kong on the day of your arrival (or some other days), consider buying Tourist Day Tickets, which gives you unlimited free access to main MTR (Mass Transit Railway) and certain Light Rail lines.
You can purchase a Tourist Day Ticket at the price of HK$65 ($8.5) and enjoy free rides for 24 hours.
The Tourist Day Ticket is valid for 1 month since the day you bought it. This kind of ticket is available only to non-residents of Hong Kong who will be staying there for less than 2 weeks.
For those staying in Hong Kong for more than a couple of days, the Octopus Card will help a lot. It is a rechargeable card that can be used on pretty much all modes of public transportation in Hong Kong. And interestingly, it is accepted at convenience stores, fast food stalls and supermarkets.
You can purchase the Octopus Card for HK$150 ($20), including HK$100 of credit and HK$50 of refundable deposit. Children and seniors can buy the card for HK$70 ($9).
You’re spending about 4% – 8% less on fares with the Octopus Cards (compared to regular fares on the MTR). The cards can be purchased and reloaded at any MTR station.
HONG KONG eTRANSPORT APP
We also recommend you to get the Hong Kong eTransport mobile app, which helps you to find the cheapest and fastest public transport routes to get to your destination.