JUNE 28, 2018 — I’m no stranger to the transit system in Hong Kong, having used it on trips to the city since the 1980s. However, on a recent six-day visit there, the purpose of which was to focus on the Hong Kong public transit network and operation, I was astonished at how well it works.
I’ve never used Hong Kong public transit exclusively until this trip, and I did it without even trying hard. Public transit in Hong Kong is so good, I now realize, there is no need to drive or to take a private car or taxi.
During our six days in town, my wife and I made our way around 100% via transit, plus the use of our own feet. Our Hong Kong transit modes on that trip included ferries, double-decker buses, light rail trains, and subway trains (also called Rapid Transit trains). Read my complete report, about everything from the Airport Express to local buses, right here.