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Hong Kong Transport

External Traffic

►Aviation: Hong Kong International Airport, officially opened on July 6, 1998, is the only functioning civil aviation airport in Hong Kong. It is one of the world's busiest airports and ranked third in the world in international passenger traffic in 2011; and also its global international cargo is foremost around the world. The airport connects approximately 160 global destinations, including about 40 Chinese mainland cities. More than 100 airline companies operate at the airport and about 900 flights take off and land here a day.

►Railway: Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed rail is the only one connected to the mainland's high-speed railway, the starting point is the Guangzhou South Railway Station, through Humen, Shenzhen to the western part of Hong Kong's West Kowloon Terminus. It is 145 km in length, including the Hong Kong section of 26 km. It is expected to be opened to traffic in the year 2015. Then travelling from Guangzhou and Shenzhen to Hong Kong will only need respectively 51 minutes and 15 minutes. Cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhaoqing can reach Hong Kong Hung Hom Station through Kowloon-Canton Railway.

City Traffic

►MTR (Hong Kong Subway): MTR is the main public transport in Hong Kong urban areas. It is divided into nine routes which link Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan in the New Territories, Tung Chung, Tseung Kwan O, Sheung Shui, Ma On Shan, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun, etc. It operates from 6:00 in the morning until midnight in each few minutes every day. The fare ranges from 4 (two stations) to 51 yuan (Lo Wu to Disney).

►Bus: The New World Bus runs part of the Hong Kong Island routes; Kowloon Motor Bus runs in Kowloon and the New Territories; the City Bus runs part of Hong Kong Island routes; Lantau Island bus only runs a dozen routes on the Island as well as two lines coming and going the Shenzhen Bay Port; Longyun Bus which is the subordinate company of Kowloon Motor Bus operates a bus service between the New Territories and the airport. The urban fare per trip is more than two yuan.

►Taxi: Most of the streets in Hong Kong are no shortage of taxis. Except the restricted area, you can easily call taxi on the street. The taxis are all equipped with a speedometer and air conditioning. The charge differs from taxi species and walking routes.

►Tram: The nostalgic double-decker tram began traveling in Hong Kong Island since 1904 and it is still a great tool for city tour. Sitting beside the upper window of the tram, you can appreciate the exciting city landscape and enjoy rich visual experience. The tram passes through the prismy Western District, Wanchai, Causeway Bay and North Cape. The tram runs from morning to midnight and the uniform fare is HK $ 2.3. 

►Ferry service: Hong Kong has a number of ferry routes coming and going from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and other islands, even Macau and the neighboring mainland cities. The Star Ferry, New World First Ferry, Yau Ma Tei Ferry Company, Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry Company and other ferry companies in Hong Kong provide regular ferry service.

►Peak Tram: It is not just a general transportation which can not only take you to Hong Kong's premier tourist spots - the Victoria Peak, but also can make you a very different mountaineering journey. Peak Tram was opened in 1888 which runs a total length of 1365 meters. It has become a popular sightseeing tourists transport in Hong Kong. When the cable car slowly runs near the top, your eyes will appear a broad perspective and this can be an excellent angle for bird's eye view of Victoria Harbour. The tramway service time is 7:00 in the morning to 12:00 at midnight. It runs about each 10 to 15 minutes from Tram Terminus in Central Garden Road.