How to Ride the Hong Kong Train?

One of the scary things when you wish to travel to Hong Kong for the first time may probably how to navigate the area, use their transportation, and of course use the Hong Kong MTR. It wasn’t my first time in Hong Kong and I’m not alone, so I was not that scared on doing this, so I’d like to share with you guys on how to ride the Hong Kong MTR and understand their map.

You might be like “don’t you have trains?

We don’t have a train in Cebu Philippines, trains in the Philippines (is as far as I know) are only present in Manila though there used to be a train in Cebu way back years ago but it’s gone now. So that’s why I’d love to share with you on how to understand and ride the train in Hong Kong. At least you’ll be at least a bit confident on going and visiting Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Train Fare – Octopus Card?

If you’re visiting Hong Kong, I highly recommend getting the Octopus card right away when you land. You can use it for multiple stuff such as from trains, buses, ferry, and trams! It works! But if you don’t like loading a card and keeping a card, and prefer to carry cash and just buy the ticket when you need them, you can when riding the Hong Kong MTR. But it’s such a hassle if you’re going for cash.

Where to buy the Octopus Card?

You can prebook your Octopus Card via Klook, and just pick it up at the airport. Or you can look for the Octopus card stall at the airport, it’s right after the customs area.

You may get your Octopus card on Klook, just click below.
KLOOK Octopus Card

Octopus Card: Suggested Load

Do note that if you still have some balance on the card you can get it back when you return the card, and even get a refund. For our entire stay for 5 days in Hong Kong, we’re able to use 150HKD but we didn’t get to roam around much and get to a number of tourist attractions because we’re also there for business. So you might want to load up 200 HKD on your Octopus card if you're there for 5 days. But it's okay if you only have 100 HKD at first, then add more later.

The Hong Kong MTR Map

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In the map you’ll see the entire Hong Kong that covered by the train, or has the train. If you’re coming there make sure you’ll at least save this on your phone, even though you’ll see this map a lot it’s still helpful that you can easily review and see this anywhere and anytime you needed it. This is very helpful for us to navigate.

How to Ride the Hong Kong Train?

In our visit in Hong Kong, I was able to shoot a video and show how to ride the Hong kong MTR but I was speaking in a Filipino language, Tagalog. This is because a lot of Filipinos have been complaining that I am speaking English in my YouTube channel, so if you’re a Filipino you’re in luck! But if you’re an English speaker, let me know and I’ll put up an English subtitle on the video.

It’s basically entering the subway at the station, and knowing where you want to go.

Tsim Sha Tsui to Disneyland Hong Kong
Let’s say for example you’re staying at the area of Tsim Sha Tsui area, so you’ll be going in to the Tsim Sha Tsui station and wish to go to Disneyland Hong Kong.

I see 2 ways on how you can take the train from Tsim Sha Tsui to Disneyland Hong Kong. And here’s how.

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(1) Tsim Sha Tsui to Disneyland (Red Lane + Orange Lane)

You enter the Tsim Sha Tsui, take the Tsuen Wan Lane train and make sure it’s the one going to Tsuen Wan since it may be the one going to Hong Kong Island. And on the 9th stop, the Lai King Station get off and take the Orange Lane – it’s just basically crossing to the other side. And from Lai King Station get off at the 2nd stop which is the Sunny Bay. From there a train of Disneyland will pick you up.

This route will also work for those who are staying or at the Jordan station area, Yua Ma Tei station, Mong Kong station, Prince Edward station, and Sham Shui Po. Since these are among the station that you’ll be passing by from Tsim Sha Tsui to Lai King Station.

(2) East Tsim Sha Tsui to Disneyland (Red Lane + Purple Lane + Orange Lane)

If you’re staying a bit far from Tsim Sha Tsui station, you might like the East Tsim Sha Tsui better, or if you like walking towards there, then you might also like this. This option works for those who are at the areas of Austin Station.

It’s basically walking to the East Tsim Sha Tsui station, then get off the second stop which is at the Nam Cheong station, and transfer to the orange lane which is the Tung Chung lane, and get off at the Sunny bay lane, and a Disneyland train will take you from there.

It’s easy to understand later on, it’s scary at first to look at but once you get it, it’s so easy that you wish you have this connecting the entire Philippines! It would be really easy to go to different provinces in the country.

If you need more help in understanding this map, please let me know. I'd love to answer your questions as your Philippines travel blogger - who just recently visited Hong Kong. Subscribe to my YouTube channel too since I may go LIVE on YouTube and/or make videos about the Hong Kong MTR.

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