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SPECIAL BUS SERVICE 629
Ocean Park is served by dedicated Citybus bus service 629 (fare HK$10.60) from Admiralty (West) Bus Terminus (MTR Admiralty Station Exit B) outside the Lippo Centre on Drake Street on Hong Kong Island. Buses operate at 10/15 minute frequency from 09-00 to 16-00 daily. Journey time is about 20 minutes. Following closure of the park's Tai Shue Wan entrance in early 2011 all buses now serve only the main entrance.
Time of last bus back from Ocean Park to Admiralty varies according to Ocean Park closing time.
There are also special morning departures of service 629 (fare HK$10.60) daily from outside Central Pier 6 (next pier to Star Ferry Pier) at 09-35, 09-55, 10-15, 10-35 and 10-55. Bus 629 uses the same bus stop outside Central Pier 6 as service 15 to The Peak. This service also calls at Exchange Square Bus Station (MTR Central Station Exit A) and Admiralty Bus Terminus. Journey time is approx 25 minutes.
Citybus services 6X (fare HK$8.40) and 260 (fare HK$10.60) from Exchange Square Bus Station (MTR Central Station Exit A) on HK Island to Stanley stop outside Admiralty MTR Station on Queensway and pass the main entrance to Ocean Park where passengers can disembark on the main road opposite (the stop for Ocean Park comes immediately after the bus emerges from the Aberdeen Tunnel). These routes do not however serve the Tai Shue Wan entrance to Ocean Park. These services operate at frequent intervals from 7am to 23-30. Additionally there is a morning and evening peak only service 6A from Exchange Square Bus Station which passes Ocean Park.
On Sundays and Public Holidays only NWFB service 65 (fare HK$8.90) operates from North Point and Causeway Bay on HK Island to Stanley and passes the main entrance to Ocean Park. The service operates at 15/20 minute intervals from 07-00 to 19-00.
On Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only the 973 Citybus service (fare HK$13.60) from Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui via Salisbury Road and Canton Road to Aberdeen and Stanley is diverted via Ocean Park Main Entrance Bus Terminus. The service runs at 20/30 minute intervals from 08-30 to 22-00 and the diversion to Ocean Park operates between 13-00 and 17-00 on Saturdays and between 08-00 and 16-50 on Sundays and Public Holidays. Buses on the return journey from Stanley are also diverted via Ocean Park. Journey time is approx 50 minutes.
Green Minibus number 6 (fare HK$10.50) from Man Kwong Street (which runs parallel to the pier entrances at Central Ferry Piers) on Hong Kong Island serves Ocean Park Bus Terminus at the main entrance at 15/30 minute intervals from 08-00 to 18-30 on Mondays to Fridays and Saturday mornings only 08-00 to 09-30. This service does not operate on Sundays or Public Holidays.
See also OCEAN PARK for more detailed information on getting to Ocean Park and Ocean Park's attractions.
Stanley Market is located on the southern coastline of Hong Kong Island.
It is also within walking distance of Stanley Plaza, Stanley Main Beach, St Stephens Beach, Stanley Ma Hang Park, Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum and Stanley Military Cemetery.
Citybus services 6, 6A, 6X and 260 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus (MTR Central Station Exit B) on Hong Kong Island serve Stanley Village Bus Terminus for Stanley Market. All these services stop on Connaught Road outside City Hall and Queensway at Admiralty MTR Station which may be more convenient boarding points for some visitors.
Bus number 6 (fare HK$7.90) travels a very scenic route via Wan Chai, Stubbs Road, then climbs high up through Wong Nai Chung Gap and skirts the Tai Tam Country Park with some spectacular views before descending to Repulse Bay and following the coastal road to Stanley. It operates at approx 10/20 minute frequency daily from 06-00 to 01-00 and the journey takes approx 50 minutes.
Bus 6X (fare HK$8.40) travels through Wan Chai and the Aberdeen Tunnel before joining the coastal road to Repulse Bay and Stanley. It operates from appx 06-50 to 20-00 daily at 10/20 minute intervals and the journey takes 50 minutes. This service is supplemented by service 6A (fare HK$8.40) following a slightly modified route between Repulse Bay and Stanley) on Mondays to Saturdays only which provides additional journeys between 07-00 and 08-20 from Exchange Square and 17-30 to 18-30 from Stanley.
Bus 260 “Stanley Express” (fare HK$10.60) follows a route similar to the 6X (but slightly modified between Repulse Bay and Stanley). It operates at 10/20 minute intervals from 07-15 to midnight and the journey takes appx 45 minutes. This service is sometimes operated by single deck buses.
Citybus service 973 (fare HK$13.60) from Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui travels via Mody Road, Salisbury Road, Canton Road, Jordan Road, Western Harbour Crossing, Pok Fu Lam Road and Aberdeen to Stanley Market, a journey time of approx 90 minutes. The service operates daily from 08-30 to 22-05 at intervals of 15/30 minutes. On Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays the journey is diverted via Ocean Park Main Entrance.
NWFB Service 63 (fare HK$8.90) from North Point Ferry Piers on HK Island serves Stanley via Kings Road, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley and then follows the scenic route of the number 6 service to Stanley Village Bus Terminus. It operates from 06-30 to 19-30 at 20/40 minute intervals and the journey takes appx 55 minutes. This service operates on Mondays to Saturdays only.
On Sundays and Public Holidays service 63 is replaced by service 65 (fare HK$8.40)following the same route from 07-00 to 19-00 at 15/20 minute intervals (the 63 bus continues to Stanley Prison whereas the 63 terminates at Stanley Village).
Green Minibus service 40 (fare HK$9.6 increasing to HK$12 between midnight and 6am) operates a 24 hour service daily from Tang Lung Street near Times Square in Causeway Bay via Hennessy Road (where you can also board near Causeway Bay MTR Station) to Stanley Village (Stanley Main Beach). It operates a 2/5 minute frequency service from 06-00 to midnight and 15 minute frequency between midnight and 06-00. The journey takes approx 35 minutes.
For more information about Stanley and getting there see STANLEY
See “STANLEY MARKET” above. All buses and green minibuses serving Stanley Market also serve Repulse Bay. The journey time varies according to route but from Central to Repulse Bay is approx 35 minutes and from Repulse Bay to Stanley approx 20 minutes. Fares are the same as those quoted for journeys to Stanley Market.
THE PEAK TRAM
The Peak Tram is an experience most visitors will want to experience at least once. The lower Peak Tram Terminus is located on Garden Road next to Hong Kong Park. The most prominent nearby landmark is the distinctive Bank of China Tower with its geometrically angled shape and “forks” shooting skywards from the roof. Adjacent to the Bank of China Tower is the tall box-like structure of the Cheung Kong Centre. Garden Road runs uphill between these two buildings and the Lower Peak Tram Terminus is on the left hand side near the Citibank Tower at the first set of traffic lights. There are tourist information signs with directions to the lower terminus from Central and Admiralty districts of HK Island. On foot the walk is about 10 minutes from either Central MTR Station Exit J2 or Exit K. Exit J2 leads to Chater Garden from where the Bank of China Tower is clearly visible. Exit K leads to Statue Square opposite the HSBC Building. The Bank of China Tower is clearly visible to the left of the HSBC Building. From Admiralty MTR Station take Exit C1 and walk over the pedestrian bridge across Queensway to Pacific Place shopping mall. Take the escalators on the right at the entrance to Pacific Place up to the very top, cross the road into Hong Kong Park and follow the signs to the Peak Tram through the park.
The lower Peak Tram Terminus is also served by Citybus shuttle bus service 15C (which is usually an open-top double decker) fare HK$4.20 from Central Ferry Pier 7 (Star Ferry Pier). You can also board this service on Connaught Road outside City Hall. The journey takes about 10 minutes and the service operates every 10/20 minutes.
The Peak Tram operates from 07-00 to midnight daily at 10/15 minute intervals and the journey to the upper terminus takes appx 8 minutes.
Peak Tram Fares
Citybus service 15 (fare HK$9.80) from Central Ferry Piers 5 (Cheung Chau Pier)* and 7 (Star Ferry Pier)* provides a scenic journey to The Peak and terminates in the bus station under the Peak Galleria adjacent to the Upper Peak Tram Terminus. There are spectacular views over Wan Chai, Central and across the harbour to Kowloon as the bus climbs the twisting Stubbs Road up to The Peak. You can also board this bus at Exchange Square Bus Station, Connaught Road outside City Hall, Queensway in Admiralty and Queens Road East in Wan Chai. The service operates from every 7/15 minutes daily from 06-15 to 00-15 and the journey takes about 40 minutes.
*Note - Up until 10-00 daily all services commence at Exchange Square Bus Station. From 10-00 until 00-15 services commence at Central Ferry Pier 5.
On Sundays and Public Holidays only the following additional services operate to The Peak;
Citybus 15B (fare HK$9.60) from Tin Hau MTR Station Bus Terminus via Causeway Bay and Stubbs Road. Frequency every 20 minutes from 12-00 to 19-00. Journey time appx 30 minutes.
A faster bus service to The Peak is provided by Green Minibus number 1 (fare HK$9.2) although the views are not quite as scenic as those provided by the above franchised double deck bus services. The service starts from Hong Kong Station Public Transport Interchange (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1) which is located under the Four Seasons Hotel end of IFC Mall (the Green Minibus Terminus is somewhat hidden away behind the main bus terminus). The service travels via Connaught Road (where you can board near City Hall) and Peak Road and terminates at the bus terminus under the Peak Galleria adjacent to the Upper Peak Tram Terminus. Journey time is 25/30 minutes and the service operates a 5/12 minute frequency from 06-30 (07-25 on Sundays and Public Holidays) to midnight. On the return journey from The Peak you can disembark in Central on Ice House Street, Peddar Street outside Central MTR Station, IFC 2 Tower or at the terminus.
For more detailed information about The Peak and its attractions see THE PEAK
HONG KONG DISNEYLAND
Hong Kong Disneyland is located at Penny’s Bay on Lantau Island, a short distance from the Lantau Link and North Lantau Highway. The quickest and most convenient way to get there by public transport for most visitors is by MTR train but there are also bus services serving the park.
Hong Kong Disneyland has its own MTR station Disneyland Resort next to the park entrance. Disneyland Resort MTR Station is served by a short spur line from the MTR Tung Chung Line at Sunny Bay. The Tung Chung Line starts at Hong Kong Station** (the terminus station for the Airport Express) on Hong Kong Island and also stops at Kowloon Station (also serving the Airport Express). The journey time from Hong Kong Station to Sunny Bay MTR Station (six stops) is approx 25 minutes. From Sunny Bay MTR Station a Disney themed train operates a frequent shuttle service for the four minute journey to Disneyland Resort Station. Services from Hong Kong Station operate daily from about 06-00 to 00-50 and from Sunny Bay MTR Station to Disneyland Resort from 06-20 to 00-10.
**Hong Kong Station is connected by pedestrian subway/moving walkways to Central MTR Station which is served by the MTR Island and Tsuen Wan Lines which serve parts of HK Island and Kowloon and connect with other MTR lines.
The fare from Hong Kong Station to Disneyland Resort is HK$25.50 (or HK$22.9 if using Octopus Card).
FROM THE AIRPORT - To travel to Hong Kong Disneyland from the airport by public transport take the S1 shuttle bus (fare HK$3.50) from the airport to Tung Chung MTR Station (appx 10 mins). Take the MTR for one stop to Sunny Bay (7 minutes) then change to the Disneyland Resort Line and take the shuttle train to Disneyland Resort Station (4 minutes). The fare from Tung Chung to Disneyland Resort is HK$13.5 (or HK$12.6 if using Octopus Card).
“DISNEYLAND EXPRESS” (from Disneyland only - no outward journey to Disneyland)
Special "Disneyland Express" services direct from Hong Kong Island and Kowloon TO Disneyland were discontinued from 1 September 2008. However direct return buses FROM Disneyland to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon after the fireworks (the last event each day) still operate (see below for details of services R11 and R22).
OTHER BUS SERVICES TO DISNEYLAND
Hong Kong Disneyland can be reached by bus by taking any airport bus and changing to service R8 "Disneyland Shuttle" at the Lantau Link Toll Plaza. Airport routes from Hong Kong Island and Kowloon include;
A11 from North Point, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Admiralty, Central and Sheung Wan every 15/30 mins from 5-10am daily (fare HK$40)
A21 from Hung Hom via Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok and Prince Edward every 9/20 mins from 5-30am daily (fare HK$33)
Disembark at Lantau Link Toll Plaza which is the first stop after the bus has passed over the Tsing Ma and Kap Shui Mun bridges which form part of the Lantau Link and connect with R8 "Disneyland Shuttle" which operates a frequent service until midnight (see below).
BUS SERVICES FROM DISNEYLAND
Special "Disneyland Express" bus services R11 and R22 operate a frequent service direct to Kowloon and Hong Kong Island daily after the firworks display which is the last event of the day.
Route R11 (fare HK$38 to Hong Kong Island stops or HK$32 to all stops up to Cross Harbour Tunnel) – from Disneyland to North Point Ferry Piers on HK Island via Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei, Hung Hom, Cross Harbour Tunnel, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. Journey time appx 65 minutes to North Point.
Route R22 (fare HK$38) – from Disneyland to Yau Tong via Jordan, Hung Hom, Ma Tau Wai, Kowloon City, San Po Kong, Choi Hung, Telford Gardens, Kwun Tong and Lam Tin. Journey time appx 62 minutes to Yau Tong.
Citybus Route R8 (fare HK$7) provides a shuttle service between the Lantau Link Toll Plaza and Disneyland daily from 06-00 to midnight at intervals of 10/20 minutes. Journey time is approx 15 minutes. The Lantau Link Toll Plaza is served by all franchised bus routes serving Hong Kong International Airport. See “Airport Bus Services" at To/from Airport
See also HONG KONG DISNEYLAND for more detailed information on getting there.
NGONG PING / THE “BIG BUDDHA” / PO LIN MONASTERY
Ngong Ping where the "Big Buddha" Statue, Po Lin Monastery and Ngong Ping Village are located is situated on a plateau high amongst the hills of the central part of Lantau Island.
Ferries operate a roughly half hourly service from Central Ferry Pier 6 (next to Star Ferry Pier) on Hong Kong Island to Mui Wo on Lantau Island. The journey takes 30 minutes on the Fast Ferry (catamaran) or around 50 minutes on the Ordinary Ferry. The Ordinary Ferry is recommended as being the preferred choice for visitors as this allows you much better views of the scenic cruise through the harbour and amongst the outlying islands on the journey to Mui Wo. You can also take advantage of the “de-luxe” class top deck with its open sun deck above the stern and its air conditioned cabin.
Ferry fares from Central Ferry Pier 6 to Mui Wo are;
Ordinary Class HK$14.5 Mon to Sat (HK$21.4 Sundays and Public Holidays)
De Luxe Class (not available on Fast Ferry) Mon to Sat HK$24.1 (HK$35.3 Sundays and Public Holidays).
The full timetable can be viewed here;
From the bus terminus outside the ferry pier at Mui Wo take the No 2 bus (fare HK$17.20 Mon to Sat, HK$27 Sundays and Public Holidays) to Ngong Ping. The journey takes around 45 minutes. Buses are usually available on or shortly after arrival of most ferries. The last bus from Mui Wo is 16-30 (17-55 on Sundays and Public Holidays) and from Ngong Ping back to Mui Wo 18-20 (18-45 on Sundays and Public Holidays).
Take the MTR to Tung Chung. Tung Chung MTR Station is at the end of the Tung Chung Line which begins at Hong Kong Station (also served by the Airport Express) on Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong Station is connected to Central MTR Station by underground subway and moving walkways. The journey time from Hong Kong Station to Tung Chung MTR Station is approx 35 minutes and trains operate daily from 05-50 until after midnight. The fare from Hong Kong to Tung Chung is HK$21 (HK$18.4) if using Octopus Card).
From the bus terminus near to Tung Chung MTR Station Exit B take New Lantao Bus Company service 23 (fare HK$17.20 Mon to Sat, HK$27 Sundays and Public Holidays) to Ngong Ping. Services operate at approx 20/30 minute intervals from 08-00 to 18-10. On Sundays and Public Holidays there is an increased frequency and the last bus from Ngong Ping is at 19-10.
MTR TRAIN/NGONG PING 360 CABLE CAR
Take the MTR Tung Chung Line to Tung Chung MTR Station. Journey time is approximately 35 minutes and trains operate daily until after midnight Fare from Hong Kong Station is HK$22.5 (HK$19.8) if using Octopus Card). The Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminus is located about 2 minutes walk from Exit B of Tung Chung Station. The cable car journey takes approximately 25 minutes.
If travelling from the airport take the S1 shuttle bus (HK$3.50, appx every 5 mins from the airport to Tung Chung MTR Station.
For more detailed information about Ngong Ping and getting there by cable car see NGONG PING 360
The stilted fishing village of Tai O is situated on the north west coast of Lantau Island. Many visitors combine a visit to Tai O with a visit to the nearby “Big Buddha”, Po Lin Monastery and Ngong Ping Village. If taking this route it is better to plan to visit Ngong Ping first before proceeding to Tai O as bus services to/from Ngong Ping do operate after early evening.
Follow the directions in the above section for “Ngong Ping/Big Buddha/Po Lin Monastery” and take the ferry from Central Ferry Pier 6 to Mui Wo.
From the bus terminus outside the ferry pier at Mui Wo take the No 1 bus (fare HK$10.70 Mon to Sat, HK$17.70 Sundays and Public Holidays) to Tai O. Services run daily at intervals of 20/50 minutes from 06-00 to 01-10 and buses are timed to meet most ferries from Central. The last bus back from Tai O is at 00-10. The bus journey takes about 40 minutes. There is an increased frequency on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Follow the directions in the above section for “Ngong Ping/Big Buddha/Po Lin Monastery” and take the MTR to Tung Chung. From the bus station near to Tung Chung MTR Station Exit B take New Lantao Bus Company service 11 (fare HK$11.80 Mon to Sat, HK$19.20 Sundays and Public Holidays) to Tai O. The bus journey takes about 50 minutes and daily from 06-20 until midnight at approx 15/30 minute intervals with an increased frequency on Sundays and Public Holidays.
BUS FROM NGONG PING
Bus No 21 (fare HK$6.60 Mon to Sat, HK$14 Sundays and Public Holidays) operates from Ngong Ping to Tai O at 07-30, 10-35 then hourly until 16-20 and a last bus at 17-15. From Tai O to Ngong Ping there are buses at 07-45, 08-30, 10-15, 11-00 then hourly with a last bus at 16-45. On Sundays and Public Holidays the frequency is increased to approx half-hourly and the last bus from Ngong Ping is at 18-30. The journey time is approx 15 minutes.
Taxis are also usually available at Ngong Ping and at a fare of about HK$55 may be a more convenient method of transportation from Ngong Ping to Tai O in view of the infrequent bus service.
Tai O is served by the Tai O to Tuen Mun ferry which also calls at Sha Lo Wan and Tung Chung New Development Pier which is approx 8 minutes walk from Tung Chung MTR Station. This ferry service operates from Tai O at 10-00, 14-00, 18-00 Monday to Friday, 10-00, 14-00, 16-00 and 18-00 Saturdays, 9-30, 11-30, 14-00, 16-00 and 18-00 Sundays and public holidays. From Tung Chung New Development Pier to Tai O ferries leave at 09-25, 11-25, 17-25 Monday to Friday, 09-25, 11-25, 15-25, 17-25 Saturdays and 08-55, 10-55, 12-55, 15-25, 17-25 on Sundays. The sailing time between Tai O and Sha Lo Wan is 20 minutes and between Sha Lo Wan and Tung Chung New Development Pier 10 minutes.
The service is normally operated by "fast ferry". However at peak times, particularly Sundays and public holidays the service may be supplemented by "ordinary ferry" to meet increased demand. There is a flat fare of HK$25 for adults for the "fast ferry" or HK$20 for the "ordinary ferry*" (HK$30 and HK$25 respectively on Sundays and public holidays) except for passengers on the section between Tuen Mun and Tung Chung only where reduced fares of HK$18 for the "fast ferry" and HK$15 for the "ordinary ferry*" apply at all times. Children under 3 free. Payment can be made on board in cash or by Octopus Card. On
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays same day advance tickets for
2pm, 4pm and 6pm sailings from Tai O must be purchased from 1pm onwards
from outside the entrance to Tai O District Rural Committee Office, Wing
On Street, Tai O. Same-day advance tickets can also be purchased from Tuen Mun Ferry Pier from 7-30am onwards for sailings from Tuen Mun.
* "Ordinary Ferry" only operates on special occasions, most sailings are by Fast Ferry
The ferry has a covered open sided top deck and this is a scenic journey around the north western Lantau headland and through the narrow channel between Lantau and HK International Airport at Chek Lap Kok. The ferry departs from the pier adjacent to the bus terminus at Tai O (not the pier at the entrance to the harbour) and maps of pier locations can be viewed here;
Fortune Ferry Company timetable and fare table;
Fortune Ferry's scenic "fast ferry" rounding the Tai O headland
See "To Macau"