MTR
About
Getting around Hong Kong couldn't be easier than with MTR. As MTR lines cover all major districts, it is quick and convenient to explore the whole city. There are nine commuter rail lines with easy interchange as well as a Light Rail network and high-speed Airport Express service. In addition, cross-boundary train service is provided to cities in the Mainland of China. Enjoy your Hong Kong journeys with MTR, operated by the MTR Corporation, one of the world's leading railway operators for safety, reliability and customer service.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience MTR and nearby attractions

The area
Neighbourhood: Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
The Jordan and Yau Ma Tei neighbourhood is where you will find some of the more authentic areas of Hong Kong. Not as glamourous or busy as its neighbours Mong Kok to the north or Tsim Sha Tsui to the south, Yau Ma Tei is often mistakenly overlooked by visitors on their trips to Hong Kong. Exploring parts of this area makes you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. A large part of the neighbourhood draws from the rich history of Temple Street, stretching from Jordan to Yau Ma Tei, where a mix of dai pai dongs (outdoor restaurants), market stalls, fortune tellers and old karaoke bars bring out the history and culture of the area. The neighbourhood is a showcase of diversity – different ethnicities, cultures, and a mix of old and new.
How to get there
  • Wan Chai • 7 min walk
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • KCSB9
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved HK's fabulous MTR system. Spacious, clean & efficient
    Excellent public transport system. We didn't bother with Oyster cards. We bought one day Tourist cards for unlimited travel each day (H$65) then when we had some cash just bought single fare tickets. Machines are all in English and very easy to use and take notes and coins.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 November 2023
  • Denis F
    Dublin, Ireland40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant clean efficient system
    Brilliant system has to be up there with the best in the world. I bought an Octopus card and got partly refunded at the Airport for un-used credit I was there for 3 days and used Trains, buses and a boat for less than $10.00 a day over the 3 days. I went up on the 360 cable car to the Big Buddha and used the Octopus card to go to Tai O on the bus from the Big Buddha. The MRT customer service desk only accepts cash.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 December 2023
  • Lester Gencianeo
    Macau, China731 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A convenient way to get around Hong Kong
    The MTR system is one of the best ways to get around in Hong Kong. The railway map and instructions are straightforward, and this is, in my opinion, one of the best-established subway systems in the world. The MTR exits are accessible to most of the iconic spots in Hong Kong, which could be a convenience for tourists on their travel itinerary. Be sure to have your Octopus card ready; it will make your journey more convenient. Ticket machines and service counters are also available on sight. The MTR mobile app is also available for download.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • tony l
    Vancouver, Canada4,857 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    :} Convenience :}
    it is perfect safe fun way to travel around to all the district in Hong Kong and from the airport , very impressed and proud to say , the subway system is top of the world so unique for sure not like Japan or N .America , easy to navigate lot of signs and colour code in each stations plus a lot of MTR friendly staff around in a yellow jacket not confusing at all , very inexpensive for ride , senior only pay two H.K dollars , very convenience and time saving all the stations so clean and people every where like they just come out from concert , enormous area fill with so many different shops restaurants , convenience store such like 7 Eleven , cake shop and you name it they got it all , best way is purchase a Octopus Card , so convenience , you can use it for any where . avoid the rush hours , special the seniors ! it is Mad Mad Mad world
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 February 2024
  • 38Russ
    72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best way to get around
    One of the best systems in the world you will find it on time safe clean and the cheapest best way to get around. For first time travelers make sure you get a copy of the MTR system and it’s pretty/easy to work out where ever you’re heading to. For anyone over 65 ensure you get a senior octopus card as this will reduce most of your trips to 2 HG dollars a real bargain
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2024
  • RoverP
    Inverness, United Kingdom740 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic service
    Wow. What can one say! The trains have good coverage for just about everywhere you want to go, they are very frequent, they are spotlessly clean, they are quiet and they are cheep. The whole experience is way, way better than the filthy, unreliable, noisy and expensive excuse for a transport system we have in London and the rest of the UK. We purchased an Octopus card which also worked on the busses, trams and Star ferry. At the end of our stay we handed the ticket back, had the deposit refunded, together with remaining cash balance less a very modest admin fee.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2024
  • gcrefs
    Brisbane, Australia506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MTR the cheapest way to get around HK! Even from the airport to your hotel
    The Hong Kong MTR is the most efficient and cheapest way to get around HK. From the moment you land in HK until you are settled in your hotel and start exploring the MTR is your way to get around HK. Would recommend you buy at Octopus Card (travel card) it costs HK$200 and includes HK$150 credit. This will get you in and out of the stations quickly and efficiently. This can be used on ferries/trams/buses and trains. The MTR has a wonderful network - easy to navigate. Signed in Chinese and English. You can transit stations and different lines easily. The stations and MTR are very clean Explore HK - use the MTR
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 May 2024
  • TR4prez
    Greater London, United Kingdom330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best way to see Hong Kong
    Best way to get around Hong Kong, Kowloon and new territories. Get an Octopus card from station booths. Make sure you have cash to purchase the octopus card and don’t forget to collect your deposit when your time in HK is done.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles23,670 reviews
Excellent
17,426
Very good
5,029
Average
916
Poor
159
Terrible
140

DipuKV
Pune, India3,125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
One of the lifelines of this lovely city, MTR, Hong Kong’s metro, is efficient and offers you a good option to go across to various parts of the city.
Written 21 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TR4prez
Greater London, UK330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Best way to get around Hong Kong, Kowloon and new territories. Get an Octopus card from station booths. Make sure you have cash to purchase the octopus card and don’t forget to collect your deposit when your time in HK is done.
Written 17 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Babs1472
Heswall, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The trains and stations were very clean considering how crowded it was at all times of the day.The trains ran very frequently and l enjoyed the experience.I have to say when alighting the walk from the trains to the exits are extremely long and challenging.
Written 14 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Erdmann78
Düsseldorf, Germany160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
Not so much more to say: The fastest, cheapest and probably most convenient way to get around in Hong Kong! Cabs might get stuck in the traffic but underground is running perfectly!
Written 14 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

gcrefs
Brisbane, Australia506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The Hong Kong MTR is the most efficient and cheapest way to get around HK.
From the moment you land in HK until you are settled in your hotel and start exploring the MTR is your way to get around HK.
Would recommend you buy at Octopus Card (travel card) it costs HK$200 and includes HK$150 credit. This will get you in and out of the stations quickly and efficiently.
This can be used on ferries/trams/buses and trains.
The MTR has a wonderful network - easy to navigate. Signed in Chinese and English.
You can transit stations and different lines easily.

The stations and MTR are very clean

Explore HK - use the MTR
Written 12 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
One of the best transport networks in the world. Of the ones I know, only Japan has better. Timetables adhered to. Excellent signage. Easy to use even for those who don't speak Chinese
Written 16 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RoverP
Inverness, UK740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Wow. What can one say! The trains have good coverage for just about everywhere you want to go, they are very frequent, they are spotlessly clean, they are quiet and they are cheep. The whole experience is way, way better than the filthy, unreliable, noisy and expensive excuse for a transport system we have in London and the rest of the UK. We purchased an Octopus card which also worked on the busses, trams and Star ferry. At the end of our stay we handed the ticket back, had the deposit refunded, together with remaining cash balance less a very modest admin fee.
Written 8 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

38Russ
72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
One of the best systems in the world you will find it on time safe clean and the cheapest best way to get around. For first time travelers make sure you get a copy of the MTR system and it’s pretty/easy to work out where ever you’re heading to.
For anyone over 65 ensure you get a senior octopus card as this will reduce most of your trips to 2 HG dollars a real bargain
Written 26 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Steve R
Bolton, UK529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Super easy and very safe airport and city transport at a reasonable price (airport to Kowloon £10). Very rapid, approx 30mins to downtown. Immaculately clean and respected by passengers and tourists alike. Every city should have a transport system like this.
Written 1 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GDay1044
Durban, South Africa1,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a must and to master the MTR is not difficult – It will take you anywhere and everywhere – it is recommended you buy an Octopus Card at the airport and load it with whatever you think you will need depending on the time you are there - not to worry the Card has a deposit of $50 which is returned less a card fee of $11 and also all the unused money on the card – you can use the card on the MTR, Buses, Taxi’s Restaurants and Shops – it is the way to go
Written 10 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 17,498
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

MTR - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Hong Kong HotelsHong Kong Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Hong Kong
All things to do in Hong Kong
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire