Hong Kong MTR Tourist Pass: Octopus, Day Pass, Monthly Pass, Airport Express Travel Pass, Cross-boundary Travel Pass, etc.

As always, taking a taxi is the most convenient way for newcomers to travel around a city. However, everybody in Hong Kong has a taxi driver story. The taxis can be difficult to hail from the street as they cannot just stop anywhere. It is easy to catch a taxi during sunny days, but situations can be very nasty on rainy days and around 4pm on weekdays when drivers normally change shifts. In my opinion, taking MTR (Mass Transit Railway – rapid transit railway system that spans almost the entire Hong Kong) is easier and cheaper especially if you are travelling in less than five people. You can either use a transportation card or travel pass or just a single ticket. Below is some information about the Hong Kong MTR tickets, travel pass and fare I gathered while travelling in Hong Kong with my family. I hope it is helpful.

Hong Kong MTR Tourist Pass

Ticket name Selling Price Description Validity, purchase point and additional information
Octopus $150* Adult Octopus is valid for 1,000 days from date of last add-value transactionPlease ensure adequate remaining value in the Octopus before making a journey* The selling price of Octopus includes a $50 refundable deposit and a minimum usable value of $20 or $100

A refund handling fee of $9 will be charged if the On-loan Octopus is refunded within 3 months from the date of issue

Available from: MTR, Airport Express and Light Rail Customer Service Centres

$70* Elder
For senior citizens aged 65 or above
$70* Child
For children aged 3-11
Single Journey Ticket $3.5 – $55 Adult Ticket is valid on day of issue for 1 journeyAvailable from: Ticket Issuing Machines in MTR stations
$1.5 – $27 Concessionary
For children aged 3- 11 and senior citizens aged 65 or above
First Class
Single Journey Ticket
$7.0 – $91 Adult Available from: MTR Customer Service Centres and Ticket Issuing Machines in East Rail Line stations
$3.0 – $45.5 Concessionary
For children aged 3-11 and senior citizens aged 65 or above
Airport Express Travel Pass $220 1 Airport Express single journey + 3 days of unlimited train, Light Rail and MTR Bus (Northwest New Territories) travel* (except East Rail Line First Class, Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations) Valid for 180 days from date of issueUse of the ticket is restricted to tourists (non resident in Hong Kong) who have been in Hong Kong for less than 14 days at the time of purchase# The 3 days starts from the recorded entry time of the first MTR train journet and lasts for 72 hours plus any additional hours up tp the end of train service on the last day

* Travel on Light Rail and MTR Bus (Northwest New Territories) only becomes effective after the first journey has been made on the MTR

Available from: Airport Express and MTR Customer Service Centres (except Racecourse Station and Light Rail Customer Service Centres)

$300 2 Airport Express single journeys + 3 days of unlimited train, Light Rail and MTR Bus (Northwest New Territories) travel* (except East Rail Line First Class, Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations) Valid for 180 days from date of issueUse of the ticket is restricted to tourists (non resident in Hong Kong) who have been in Hong Kong for less than 14 days at the time of purchase# The 3 days starts from the recorded entry time of the first MTR train journet and lasts for 72 hours plus any additional hours up tp the end of train service on the last day

* Travel on Light Rail and MTR Bus (Northwest New Territories) only becomes effective after the first journey has been made on the MTR

Available from: Airport Express, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Kowloon Tong stations Customer Service Centres

Tuen Mun – Nam Cheong Day Pass $24 1 Day of unlimited travel on the day of purchase on West Rail Line (between Tuen Mun and Nam Cheong stations), Light Rail and MTR Bus (Northwest New Territories) Available from: West Rail Line (between Tuen Mun and Nam Cheong stations) Customer Service Centres
Tourist Day Pass $55 AdultValid within 1 month of purchase for any 1 day* of unlimited train and Light Rail travel (except Airport Express, MTR Bus, East Rail Line First Class and travel to/from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations) Use of the ticket is restricted to tourists (non resident in Hong Kong) who have been in Hong Kong for less than 14 days at the time of purchase* 24 consecutive hours starting from the recorded entry time of the first journey. Travel on Light Rail only becomes effective after the first journey has been made on the MTRAvailable from: Airport Express and MTR Customer Service Centres (except Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau, Racecourse stations and Light Rail Customer Service Centres)
$25 Child
For children aged 3-11Valid within 1 month of purchase for any 1 day* of unlimited train and Light Rail travel (except Airport Express, MTR Bus, East Rail Line First Class and travel to/from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations)
Tourist Cross-boundary Travel Pass $85 2 single journeys to/from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations within 1 day# and unlimited travel on the MTR and Light Rail* (except Airport Express, MTR Bus, East Rail Line First Class, and additional travel to/from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations) during the same 1-day period Valid for 1 month from day of purchaseUse of the ticket is restricted to tourists (non resident in Hong Kong) who have been in Hong Kong for less than 14 days at the time of purchase# Each day means from start to close of train service

* Travel on Light Rail only becomes effective after the first journey has been made on the MTR

Available from: Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations Customer Service Centres

$120 22 single journeys to/from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations in 2 consecutive days# and unlimited travel on the MTR and Light Rail* (except Airport Express, MTR Bus, East Rail Line First Class, and additional travel to/from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations) during the same 2-day period
Tuen Mun – Nam Cheong
Monthly Pass Extra
$450* 1 calendar month of unlimited travel on the West Rail Line (between Tuen Mun and Nam Cheong stations), Light Rail, MTR Bus and other designated feeder services** Valid from the first day to the last day of each month* Current holders of $355 Monthly Pass can continue to enjoy the privileged price for the following month by using the same Octopus** For details of ither interchange concessions, please refer to related promotional leaflets

Available from: West Rail Line (between Tuen Mun and Nam Cheong stations) Customer Service Centres

Tuen Mun – Hung Hom
Monthly Pass Extra
$530* 1 calendar month of unlimited travel on the West Rail Line, Light Rail, MTR Bus and other designated feeder services** Valid from the first day to the last day of each month* Current holders of $440 Monthly Pass can continue to enjoy the privileged price for the following month by using the same Octopus** For details of ither interchange concessions, please refer to related promotional leaflets

Available from: West Rail Line Customer Service Centres

Sheung Shui – East TsimSha Tsui Monthly Pass Extra $430* 1 calendar month of unlimited travel on the East Rail Line Standard Class (except Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Racecourse stations), Ma On Shan Line, West Rail Line East Tsim Sha Tsui Station and designated MTR feeder Bus Valid from the first day to the last day of each month* Current holders of $355 Monthly Pass can continue to enjoy the privileged price for the following month by using the same OctopusAvailable from: East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, East Rail Line and Ma On Shan Line Customer Service Centres (except Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chay and Racecourse stations)
Tung Chung – Hong Kong
Monthly Pass Extra
$565* 1 calendar month of unlimited travel on the Tung Chung Line and Central Station Valid from the first day to the last day of each monthAvailable from: Tung Chung Line and Central Station Customer Service Centres
Tung Chung – Nam CheongMonthly Pass Extra $360 1 calendar month of unlimited travel onĀ  the Tung Chung Line (between Tung Chung and Nam Cheong stations Valid from the first day to the last day of each monthAvailable from: Tung Chung Line Customer Service Centres (between Tung Chung and Nam Cheong stations)

Hong Kong MTR Single Journey Ticket Issuing Machine
How to buy a single journey MTR ticket in Hong Kong? Look for the Single Journey Ticket Issuing Machines at the train station. Touch destination on the map. Select ticket type (Adult tickets are set by default). Ensure destination and fare are correct. Insert coins (notes not accepted. Take ticket and change.

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