IATA Airport Code: HKG
Full Airport Name: Hong Kong International Airport
Simplified Chinese: 香港国际机场
Traditional Chinese: 香港國際機場
Pinyin: xiāng gǎng guó jì jī chǎng
City: Hong Kong
Time Zone: GMT+8
Location: located in the northern side of Lantau Mountain, Chiliejiao, Hong Kong
Distance to downtown area: 34km
Telephone: 852 2181 8888
Hong Kong boasts an extensive train system which includes the metro, KCR East Rail, KCR Light Rail as on. Among them, the Hong Kong Tramways offers a train service only on the northern Hong Kong Island while the Peak Tram provide the train service between Central, Hong Kong’s CBD and Victoria Peak.
There are three types of buses in Hong Kong, franchised bus, non-franchised bus and the minibus, running all over the Hong Kong.
The franchised bus includes common bus and air-conditioned bus. Generally the ticket fare is HKD 2.5-45. Passenger need prepare the change in advance because the bus drives are derelict of duty to odd change.
The non-franchised bus mainly provides service at the specific district during the peak hour when the franchised bus and minibus are not available.
The minibus here has two types: red minibus and green minibus. The red minibus could run all over the Hong Kong which has no the fixed route and order of classes while the green one has regular route, order of classed and fee. In general, the adult single ticket is about HKD 2-25 per person. The Octopus card is unavailable when take the minibus, however, it can odd change.
In addition, all the buses are marked the destination name on the head stock with both Chinese and English.
Hong Kong, covering an area of just over one thousand square kilometers, of which about 17% has been developed, boasts a highly sophisticated transportation network, making it easy to get around. Over 90% of daily journeys are made using public transport in Hong Kong, the highest percentage in the world.
The Octopus Card, the same size as a credit card, was introduced to provide a convenient alternative to traditional banknotes and coins in 1997. Available to purchase at all metro stations, users can not only access trains, buses, trams, ferries and minibuses, but also buy daily necessities from convenience stores, supermarkets, fast-food restaurants and some vending machines.