Hong Kong subway map and Octopus map for payment

AT Hong kong I stayed only 5 days, but during this time he managedsink into the soul. I still remember this trip and understand that I would gladly repeat it. And in fact, this is surprising, because I don’t really like megacities and crowds, but Hong Kong is special in this regard. In this post I want to lay out a subway map in Hong Kong and explain a little what the subway is like.

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Subway map of hong kong

Metro is called MTR and is denoted by Russianthe letter F on a red background, once you see it and then you don’t mix it up. Cost and travel time can be found here on this interactive map - http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/main/index.html

Subway map of hong kong

Subway map of Hong Kong (clickable)

Subway map in hong kong

Subway map in hong kong

This is what Hong Kong subway designates.

This is what Hong Kong subway designates.

Hours Hong Kong Metro

Hong Kong's subway opening hours fluctuate atdepending on the station, but on average from 6 am to 1 am. More details can be viewed on the official website by selecting the desired station (a pdf will be downloaded with the necessary info).

Oktopus Map

Pay for travel on the subway is the easiest cardOctopus (Octopus), it can be immediately at the airport to buy at the box office express to the city. I used it constantly, very conveniently, and I don’t need to think about the fare. This card is useful:

- To pay for trips on the subway, it is cheaper than if you buy a ticket every time.
- To pay for trips on buses and trams (they rarely give change).
- To pay for sightseeing or transportation to these attractions, such as a tram to Victoria Peak or cable car to Big Buddha.

Initially, you take it with a balance: 150 HKD (adult), 70 HKD (retired from 65 years), 50 HKD (child), and then recharge the balance as needed (in any metro station or 7/11). Every time you apply it to the turnstile for passage, you will see the rest. Of this amount, you have $ 50 is a deposit that can be returned, like the rest of the card itself, when leaving the country (at any ticket office of the metro). Only HKD 9 will be held for using the card if you leave earlier than 3 months after purchasing the Octopus card.

Here you can also read about Octopus cards - http://www.octopus.com.hk

Oktopus Card Price & Other Metro Tickets

Oktopus Card Price & Other Metro Tickets

Automatic machines for replenishing Octopus cards and buying regular tickets

Automatic machines for replenishing Octopus cards and buying regular tickets

Get a free dollar on your Octopus card

Get a free dollar on your Octopus card

Some nuances

You probably read that in the Hong Kong subwayvery confusing. It's true! But the fact is that if you be careful and do not hurry, then it will be difficult to get lost there. For example, the transitions between branches are always accompanied by pointers, you just need to focus on the color of the branch and the name of the end station, which will be clear direction of movement. Everywhere at each station before an exit there is a detailed scheme of exits (usually there are a lot of them), which must be studied and found.

Follow the signs

Follow the signs

Transition scheme from one station to another

The scheme of transition from one station to another is not always so difficult

Hong Kong Metro Exit Scheme on a city map

Hong Kong Metro Exit Scheme on a city map

Do not be surprised if you leave the metrofind yourself in a mall, this is normal. At first it was very unusual and inconvenient for me, because I was not going to make purchases at all. I remember, we somehow wandered around the shopping center for half an hour and tried to find a marine station and ticket office there. ferry to macau. Yes, and they, too, were embedded in a large shopping center.

Here we have to wander along similar shopping centers in search of a way out.

Here we have to wander along similar shopping centers in search of a way out.

Despite some complexity and confusionsubway in Hong Kong, it can be reached very far, almost throughout the country, which is very convenient. If you look at the Google map, you will see how it connects several islands, and on the mainland stretches in all directions. You can, of course, go by bus, but I prefer the subway.

Hong Kong Subway (3)

Metro hong kong

Travelators in all long tunnels

Travelators in all long tunnels

Handrails sometimes pink

Handrails sometimes pink

The platform is fenced off from the train with transparent glass with doors.

The platform is fenced off from the train with transparent glass with doors.

Hong Kong Subway (7)

Metro hong kong

Some metro stations in Hong Kong have free internet.

Some metro stations in Hong Kong have free internet.

Hong Kong Subway (9)

Metro hong kong

In this simple way, you can submit a book to the library.

In this simple way, you can submit a book to the library.

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