Hong Kong MTR (Metro): Lines, Stations, Fare, Cards, Hours & Map

Hong Kong MTR (Mass Transit Railway) is the most popular mode of transport in Hong Kong, which works usually quite efficient, friendly and punctual. All the trains are clean, air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi all year around, helping passengers travel around Hong Kong City and get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen with ease and comfort. No matter you are a local resident or a tourist visiting Hong Kong for the first time, getting around Hong Kong by MTR is really an easy thing. However, it can be more time-saving and money-saving if you have a better understanding of this massive network. In this guide, we will not only introduce you Hong Kong MTR lines, stations, opening hours, fare and cards, but also other useful tips and suggests of riding the MTR, trying to make your tour in Hong Kong more enjoyable and efficient!

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Hong Kong MTR Lines & Map

Hong Kong MTR system operates altogether 11 lines: Island Line, Kwun Tong Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, Tung Chung Line, Disneyland Resort Line, East Rail Line, West Rail Line, Ma On Shan Line, South Island Line and Airport Express. Each line on a Hong Kong MTR Map features in different color, helping passengers work out which line they are and where they can get to. The color will also appear on the running Hong Kong metros you are going to take. Therefore, you are suggested to download the Hong Kong MTR English Map at below and keep it into your phone, which will be helpful during your Hong Kong tour.

Hong Kong MTR Map

Click to Enlarge Hong Kong MTR Map (updated in November, 2019 - check latest metro lines at official website)

Hong Kong MTR Stations, Hours & Schedules

Hong Kong MTR system consists of 159 stations. Those stations are spread out and can be found near most of the city’s attractions, airport, railway stations, ports, etc. Usually, most of the metros run every 2-6 minutes from 6:00am till 1:00am, with slight difference from line to line. For example, the service time of Airport Express running from Hong Kong Airport to Hong Kong downtown is from 05:54 to 00:48 (next day).

MTR Lines Color Terminals Hours Average Schedules
Island Line          Kennedy Town ↔ Chai Wan Kennedy Town:
06:00 - 00:50 the next day
Chai Wan:
05:55 - 00:35 the next day
every 2-6 minutes
Kwun Tong Line          Lam Tin ↔ Whampoa Whampoa:
06:10-00:40 the next day
Lam Tin:
06:12-00:28 the next day
every 2.1-5.3 minutes
Tsuen Wan Line          Tsuen Wan ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui Tsuen Wan:
06:00 - 00:30 the next day
Central:
06:06 - 00:54 the next day
every 2-5.5 minutes
Tseung Kwan O Line          LOHAS Park ↔ Yau Tong North Point:
06:13 - 01:12 the next day
Po Lam:
06:00 - 00:50 the next day
LOHAS Park:
05:57 - 00:48
every 2.5-13.8 minutes
Tung Chung Line          Hong Kong ↔ Tung Chung Tung Chung:
06:02 - 00:43 the next day
Hong Kong:
06:01 - 00:50 the next day
every 3.6-12 minutes
Disneyland Resort Line          Hong Kong ↔ Tung Chung Tung Chung:
06:02 - 00:43 the next day
Hong Kong:
06:01 - 00:50 the next day
every 4.5 - 10 minutes
East Rail Line          Hung Hom ↔ Lo Wu / Lok Ma Chau Lo Wu:
6:30 am - midnight
Lok Ma Chau:
6:30 am - 10:30 pm the next day
every 6-8 minutes
every 10-12 minutes
West Rail Line          East Tsim Sha Tsui ↔ Tuen Mun Tuen Mun:
05:45 - 00:15 the next day
Hung Hom:
05:53 - 00:25 the next day
every 2.9-7 minutes
Ma On Shan Line          Tai Wai ↔ Wu Kai Sha Tai Wai:
05:40 - 01:05 the next day
Wu Kai Sha:
05:40 - 00:39 the next day
every 3-7 minutes
South Island Line          Admiralty ↔ South Horizons Admiralty:
06:11-01:05 the next day
South Horizons:
06:00-00:42 the next day
every 3.3-6 minutes
Airport Express          AsiaWorld-Expo Station ↔ Hong Kong ASIAWORLD-EXPO:
06:00-00:45 the next day
AIRPORT:
05:54 - 00:48 the next day
Hong Kong:
05:50 - 00:48 the next day
every 10 minutes

Note: the above timetable and schedules are only for your reference. It may be changed according to real-time situation.

Tourist Stations on Each Hong Kong MTR Line

Hong Kong is a great place for sightseeing and shopping and it is also a vital gateway city to visit tourist destinations in mainland China, like Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Guilin, etc. Convenient Hong Kong MTR can bring you to most of the city' highlights, allowing you to get around Hong Kong city efficiently. Moreover, it can take you to important airports, ports and railway stations in Hong Kong, from where you can catch a flight, high speed train or ferry to your next destination. The tutorial at below shows you all the highlights and stations on each MTR line, allowing you quickly and easily navigate Hong Kong MTR.

Yangshuo Countryside in Guilin Yangshuo Countryside in Guilin

    Airport Express Line

    Island Line

  • HKU: to have a close visit of Hong Kong University, one of the most internationalized universities in the world as well as one of the most prestigious universities in Asia

    Kwun Tong Line

  • Wong Tai Sin: to visit one of the most famous temples in Hong Kong - Wong Tai Sin Temple
  • Diamond Hill: to visit the wonderful Nan Lian Garden, the peaceful world that you can't miss hidden in the tall city buildings of Hong Kong
  • Yau Ma Tei: to visit Temple Street Night Market and hunt for treasures at ad-hoc stalls set up in alleyways and in every nook and cranny possible.
  • Mong Kok: to visit the famous Ladies' Market and find the clothing, accessories and souvenirs you like

    Tsuen Wan Line

  • Tsim ShaTsui: to visit Hong Kong Museum of History and explore the history of Hong Kong
  • Yau Ma Tei: to visit Temple Street Night Market and hunt for treasures at ad-hoc stalls set up in alleyways and in every nook and cranny possible.
  • Mong Kok: to visit the famous Ladies' Market and find the clothing, accessories and souvenirs you like

    Tung Chung Line

  • Kowloon: to visit Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and catch high speed trains to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, etc.
  • Hong Kong: to take Star Ferry and enjoy the magnificent view of the skyscrapers in Central and Wanchai and the stunning "A Symphony of Lights" light show.

    Disneyland Resort Line

  • Disneyland Resort: To visit Hong Kong Disneyland and spend you half day or whole day in this fairy-tale kingdom with your family.

    East Rail Line

  • Hong Kong: to take Star Ferry and enjoy the magnificent view of the skyscrapers in Central and Wanchai and the stunning "A Symphony of Lights" light show.
  • Hung Hom: to visit Hung Hom Station and catch a Through Train to Guangzhou.
  • Luk Ma Chau: to visit Luk Ma Chau Port and cross the border to Shenzhen.
  • Lo Wu: to visit Luohu Port and cross the border to Shenzhen.

    West Rail Line

  • East Tsim Sha Tsui: to visit Victoria peak and Avenue of Stars
  • Austin: to visit Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and catch high speed trains to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, etc.
  • Hung Hom: to visit Hung Hom Station and catch a Through Train to Guangzhou.

    South Island Line

  • Ocean Park: to visit Ocean Park and experience the cable car facing the ocean there or have fun with your kids with several interesting entertainment projects
Hong Kong International Airport Hong Kong International Airport
Wong Tai Sin Temple Wong Tai Sin Temple
Temple Street Night Market Temple Street Night Market
Shenzhen Luohu Port Shenzhen Luohu Port
Hong Kong Ocean Park Hong Kong Ocean Park Cable Car

 

Hong Kong to Shenzhen by MTR

Hong Kong and Shenzhen are connected with convenient Hong Kong MTR service and Shenzhen Metro service directly. There are two stations on MTR East Rail Line available for your journey from Hong Kong to Shenzhen: Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau. If you get off at Lo Wu Station, you can cross the border at Louhu Port to Shenzhen. And if you are going to Lok Ma Chau, you can cross the border at Futian Port or Huanggang Port to Shenzhen.

After cross the border at Luohu Port, you can change Shenzhen Metro line 1 to continue your tour to Shenzhen. Huanggang Port is linked with Shenzhen downtown by Shenzhen Metro line 7 and Futian Port is line 4.

Useful Links:

>> Shenzhen Metro
>> Top 10 Shenzhen Checkpoints

Shenzhen Metro Shenzhen Metro

 

Hong Kong MTR Fare & Cards

The Hong Kong MTR tickets can be booked at the Customer Service Centre or Ticket Issuing Machines at MTR stations. For visitors, there are Single Journey Tickets, Tourist Day Pass, Tourist Cross-boundary Travel Pass and Octopus Card you can choose. In order to save on the wait for buying tickets and save on fares, you are mostly suggested to using the Hong Kong MTR Octopus Card.

Ticket Types Price (HKD) Details
Single Journey Ticket 5-115 It needs buying every single journey on the MTR. The fare depends on the distance traveled.
Hong Kong MTR Octopus Card (top recommended) 150 (adult) / 70 (child)
150 = Deposit $50 + Initial stored value $100
70 = Deposit $50 + Initial stored value $20
The mostly frequently used smart card that can make payments for MTR, buses, minibuses, ferries, trams and on a few taxis. It is also used in shops, department stores, supermarkets, bookstores, cinemas and other places provided with Octopus readers.
Tourist Day Pass 65 (adult) / 30 (child) One day of unlimited rides on the MTR subway trains (except for first-class compartments on the East Rail Line, the Airport Express, and journeys to and from Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau)
Tourist Cross-boundary Travel Pass 100 (1 Day) / 140 (2 Days) Unlimited travel on the MTR to/from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau Stations in 1 day or 2 days
Airport Express Travel Pass 350 (round trip) / 250 (one way) It can be used for one or two Airport Express journeys and any 3 consecutive days of unlimited rides on the MTR. (except for first-class compartments on the East Rail Line, the Airport Express, and journeys to and from Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau)

Note: the above prices are only for your reference. It may be changed according to real-time situation.

 

Tips of Riding Hong Kong MTR

1. You are suggested to avoid the rush hours (8–9am and 5–6pm) if possible, because the metro will get extremely crowded during that time.
2. If you are going to stay at Hong Kong for more than 2 days, you are highly recommended to buy an Octopus Card, by which you can take metro, buses and ferries more conveniently.

 

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