The easiest method of getting around is by using the (MTR)
subway system which operates like any other subway system in the
world, there are plenty of stations right across the city as
most Hong Kong residents donít own a car. A good idea would be
to have a good map as many of the subway station names all sound
the same but if you are only traveling around the major areas
you should not have a problem.
Buses are favored by the locals and as such finding which one is the is
the one you want can be a hard task, also many of the bus drivers may
not speak English. Taxis are rather simple way to get around as they are
divided into 3 colours. A red taxi is the most popular as this is the
taxi to use around Hong Kong island and Kowloon, Green taxis only
operate in the New Territories and blue taxis are only for Lantau Island. A taxi from the airport will cost you around $300HK in
comparison a trip on the Airport Express Subway will cost $100HK per
person to your nearest station, if you are traveling in a group a taxi
may be the best option in getting to the airport.
Two other popular tourist forms of transport include catching a ferry across
the harbour or hopping on a historic double decker tram that runs down
one of the main CBD of Hong Kong Island. There is even a tram to
take visitors up the steep hill of Victoria Peak.