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Transportation & MTR Student Travel Scheme

Getting Around

Hong Kong is geographically compact and boasts one of the world’s most efficient, safe and frequent public transport systems.  Listed below are different modes of transportation.



All double-decker and coach buses have their final destinations marked in English and Chinese on the front top panel.  Routes and fares are fixed. Exact change is required.  Octopus cards are accepted.




Routes are not always fixed and passengers may get on and off anywhere.  Pay as you alight.  Exact fare is not required and small change can be given. Octopus cards are not commonly accepted.



Travel specific routes at fixed prices. Exact payment is required. Octopus cards can be used.


Fares for minibuses are a little higher than buses.



Taxis come in different colours, depending on their area of service: red on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon; green in the New Territories; and blue on Lantau Island. Taxis are frequent and are reasonably priced. Only Hong Kong dollars are accepted. Receipts are available on request. Passengers passing through tunnels are required to pay a round trip tunnel fee. Passengers only require to pay single toll charge if they take taxi to cross harbour tunnel at a cross-harbour taxi stand.



The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) network provides greater ease of travel for rail passengers at competitively priced fares. The Network is comprised of the Kwun Tong Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Island Line, South Island Line, Tung Chung Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, East Rail Line, West Rail Line, Ma On Shan Line and the Disneyland Resort Line. Together, they make up a comprehensive transport network that offers fast, reliable and efficient services to passengers travelling to destinations throughout Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories.


Fares vary with destinations. Tickets can be purchased at stations. Octopus cards are accepted.

Eligible students can join the “MTR Student Travel Scheme”. Please visit MTR website ( and watch out for university email announcement.

It is very convenient to travel around Hong Kong by taking MTR at the HKU station.


University Shuttle Bus Service

Residents in campus accommodation can travel to Main Campus and Sassoon Road Campus by means of University Shuttle Bus within normal school hours. Shuttle Bus Schedule can be found at this webpage:


Bus and Minibus Routes to HKU

Destinations ~ Main Campus Stops at HKU gate Bus / Minibus No.

West only









East & West





8, 8X




Admiralty West only



East & West








Sassoon Road Campus East/West

Bus:  4, 40, 40M, 71, 90B, 91, 94

Minibus: 8, 8X, 10, 22, 22S, 28, 31

Sandy Bay East/West Minibus: 10, 10p
Flora Ho Sports Centre/ St John’s College/Ricci Hall/Lady Ho Tung Hall/Starr Hall East/West

Bus: 4, 40, 40M, 71, 90B, 91, 94

Minibus: 8, 8X, 10, 22, 22S, 28, 31

University Hall East/West

Bus: 4, 40, 40M, 71, 90B, 91, 94

Minibus: 22, 22S, 31

Dental Campus East/West Bus: 40M
Minibus: 8, 8X, 10, 22, 22S, 28, 31
Causeway Bay



Bus: 23
Minibus: 10, 28
Western District West only Bus: 4, 7, 37A, 71, 91, 94
Tsim Sha Tsui West only Bus: 973
Soho/Lan Kwai Fong East/West Minibus: 10, 22, 22S, 28
Mong Kok West only Bus: 970, 970X
Mong Kok Victoria Road outside HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Bus: 971

Fares may range from $5.5 to $15.7.

*Fares & routings may subject to change without prior notice, please refer to respective service providers, contacts could be found at
*Section fares may be applied to some bus/minibus routes.

For more information, please visit Transport Department.