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  • suitedesire
    Ipswich, UK33 contributions
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    Easy, cheap and there's a courtesy bus at the Kowloon station when you get there to take you to your hotel . Plenty of baggage room.. would us this option again.
    Written 28 March 2024
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  • Derrick Aw
    Singapore, Singapore817 contributions
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    An engineering marvel worth a visit once in a lifetime. You go above water, you go into a reclaimed island, you tunnel under the ocean. 55km which takes 45min. Make sure you get a window seat!
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • GDay1044
    Durban, South Africa1,213 contributions
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    A21 Bus Airport to Kowloon - Just an update here – the fare is now $34 0ne way for those who have not seen my review. This service is the very best ride to Kowloon as it travels down Nathan Road and turns left at the promenade and up Chatham Road - a lot of the hotels (from no stars to 5+) are on Nathan Road – plenty of luggage space and an information screen to tell you the hotels available at each stop
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • jctsthk
    Hong Kong, China197 contributions
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    Riding the KMB bus is a good and cheap way to see interesting sites in Kowloon as most buses are double deckers. The buses are air-conditioned in summer.

    If you arrive at Tsim Sha Tsui by Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai, there is a KMB bus terminal next to Star Ferry offering various bus lines to different parts of Kowloon.

    In particular the no. 1, 1A & 6 travel partly along Nathan Road, viz. the longest road in Kowloon passing many tourist interests such as Yau Ma Tei’s Temple Street night market, fruit market, Mong Kok’s Langham Place shopping mall, Sports Shoe streets, Ladies’ Street, Gold Fish market and Prince Edward’s Flower Market etc.

    You can pay bus fare by cash or stored value card (called Octopus Card) available at any MTR (underground station).

    You need to press alighting button first if you want to get off the bus.

    The KMB bus also caters for wheelchaired passengers.

    KMB has a mobile apps with usually accurate live arrival time and route planner.
    Written 16 January 2019
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  • Mark v
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    While traveling in Hong Kong a while back, we realized we would be late for our ride with Rorider, but they went out of their way to wait for us and take us back to the hotel. They were in contact with us and told us they would stay until we got there. It was reassuring to know we had a ride waiting.
    Written 23 April 2021
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  • W_o_o_f_grr
    Green Bay, WI40 contributions
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    Direct bus service to HKIA is back as there is only limited ferry service to the airport currently. My hotel purchased the ticket for me, so I am not sure how well I would have done that on my own. I went to the wrong place to check in when I got to the terminal, but it was not busy when I traveled. I speak only English and people were very helpful. Your ticket comes with a sticker you can wear which helps. Bus ride was only 40 minutes. I was traveling on a non contract airline so had to retrieve my luggage when I got off the bus and check in at the SkyPier. This only added a few minutes to my journey and I did not need arrive 180 minutes before my flight (but when it is busier; maybe). Overall, good way to get to the airport
    Written 15 September 2023
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  • Chris B
    98 contributions
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    Took the airport bus from Kowloon to the airport. Great value that is much cheaper than using the red and white taxis which charge over HK$200+ for the transfer
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,014 contributions
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    Amongst the many forms of local transportation found in Hong Kong are the light minibuses that help connect hundreds of locations near and far throughout the territory. What we have are red and green light buses, which are basically 16 or 19-seater vans that transport around 1.25 million people around the territory on a daily basis.

    Note that Red light buses are free to operate when and where they want without control over routes and fares. However, Green light buses operate on fixed routes, times and prices just like our normal larger buses. You pay for rides with your Octopus Card or by depositing exact change into the till as you enter. According to our local transportation department, there are around 550 various routes and 3.3K green mini buses operating throughout HK.

    Locals are familiar with routes that help them get between home, work and regularly visited places. Unfortunately, they are not easy to understand for non-Cantonese speakers and those who don't read Chinese. In fact quite a few of the bus stop signs have no English and bus drivers often only speak Cantonese. You can always try asking locals on the bus for help. In the city, this usually works just fine, further in the New Territories, it is a hit or miss and English language abilities dwindle quickly.

    However, these days, the Citymapper Hong Kong app that many use on their mobile devises, makes using the green buses much easier. The app is updated and does a good job revealing useful routes and expected arrival times. Stops are shown in English and Chinese which helps riders better understand when and where to make their correct exits. This can make things much, much easier if you want to try and use light green mini-buses during your time in Hong Kong, especially when trying to get to places off the beaten track, further away from the city and beyond the coverage of the larger public buses.
    Written 13 November 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,014 contributions
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    Long Win Bus (LWB) is a major bus operator in Hong Kong. Their buses and service are similar to the three largest operators (KMB, NWFB and Citybus) and for the most part passengers choose them because of specific routes and most convenient journeys offered compared to the other providers.

    LWB has 38 routes around the city with particular focus on connecting routes between the Airport, North Lantau and New Territories. Airport buses are modern with interior luggage hold areas, onboard wifi service, charging ports next to seats and fairly comfortable seating. Payments are made by way of Octopus Card or exact change which is dropped in the payment slot below the Octopus Card reader.

    Buses have electronic boards calling out upcoming stops, simply press the nearest stop button to your seat to inform driver that you want to disembark the at the next stop. If you are in route to the airport, the bus will drop off just in front of the departure area where it is best to exit instead of going all the way to the Central terminus.

    Bus stop signage at terminuses and roadside are in English and Chinese so it is easy to read and understand. Updated routes, times and fares can be found on Citymapper HK mobile app as well, making it convenient to check upcoming departures as you arrive at HKIA or from the city when preparing for your bus journey to the airport. The website is updated regularly as well, so you can research conveniently there as well.
    Written 16 November 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,014 contributions
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    Cityflyer is a bus service provided by Citybus, which is one of the three largest bus operators in Hong Kong. Cityflyer routes are designated for airport runs, connecting major locations within Hong Kong Island and Kowloon with the Hong Kong International Airport and HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Port. Most passengers choose Cityflyer as an alternative to more expensive taxi rides and longer, less convenient MTR journeys that might require multiple line changes.

    Airport buses are modern with interior luggage hold areas, air-conditioning and decent seating comfort. For the most part, the ride experience is similar to using any of the major operators for bus journeys around the city. Payments are made by way of Octopus Card or exact change which is dropped in the payment slot below the Octopus Card reader. Buses have electronic boards calling out upcoming stops, simply press the nearest stop button to your seat to inform driver that you want to disembark the at the next stop. If you are in route to the airport, the bus will drop off just in front of the departure area where it is best to exit instead of going all the way to the main airport bus terminus.

    Bus stop signage is in English and Chinese. Additionally, routes, departure schedules and fare information is updated on Citymapper HK mobile app, making it convenient to check upcoming departures as you arrive at HKIA or when in the city and checking in on planned journey to the airport. Note, while information on the bus website is fine for general research on routes, Citymapper app is much easier to use on the day.
    Written 16 November 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,014 contributions
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    New Lantao Bus Company started operating in 1973 providing important bus routes around Lantau Island. You can learn about specific routes on the New Lantao Bus website and more user friendly lantauonline website.

    Buses are in fair condition but are showing their age compared to the more modern fleets of KMB, Long Wing and CityBus companies that service more city wide routes. Bus fare is reasonable and can be paid with exact coin payment amount or by using your Octopus Card. Service frequency is sufficient and destination coverage around Lantau Island just fine.

    Important routes with New Lantao Bus Company include Route 1 (Mui Wo to/from Tai O), Route 2 (Mui Wo to/from Ngong Ping), Route 3 Mui Wo to/from Tung Chung, Route 11 (Tung Chung to/from Tai O) and Route 21 (Tung Chung to/from Ngong Ping).
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,014 contributions
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    Most will arrive at Sai Kung by way of the large double decker buses from the city. Once in Sai Kung, you will quickly notice a smaller green minibus terminus just beside the main bus terminus and promenade.

    Those familiar with the green minibus routes can then use this form of transportation to make your way around the greater Sai Kung area. Importantly, a few of these light green minibuses travel into the Sai Kung Country Parks, providing important to/from key trailheads for those planing to hike or camp in the two country parks.

    These routes include bus 7 (Sai Kung <> Hoi Ha Village), bus 9 (Sai Kung <> Lady MacLehose Resort), bus 9A (Sai Kung <> East Dam at High Island Reservoir) and NR29 (Sai Kung <> San Wan Pavilion). Do check online for updated departure times if you want to make use of the green minibuses in and around of the Sai Kung Country Parks. Citymapper is also helpful if you have that app installed on your mobile device.

    Note: Like minibuses in the city, you pay with exact change or with your Octopus Card. Further note, there are a couple of large buses that travel into the park and you can use taxis as well. These are more comfortable and have far more seating but services are usually less frequent.
    Written 7 November 2021
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