Getting to HKUST

Hong Kong's public transportation system is considered to be world-class in terms of its management and efficiency. Once you are oriented, getting around by public transportation is relatively easy.

Public Transport To / From HKUST

As a general rule, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is always a safe bet for traveling efficiently. This is especially so during peak hours when roadways can become congested.

MTR System Route Map is availabe here for download.

The MTR (subway) stops that are closest to HKUST are Choi Hung, Diamond Hill, Hang Hau, Po Lam stops. The following bus and minibus services are available for going to and from campus.

  • To Choi Hung MTR

    Station: HKUST South Gate

    • Bus No. 91, 91P, 91M
    • Green mini-bus No. 11, 11S (overnight service)
  • To Diamond Hill MTR, Hollywood Plaza

    Station: HKUST South Gate

    • Bus No. 91 or 91M
  • To Ngau Tau Kok MTR

    Station: HKUST South Gate

    • Green mini-bus No. 104
  • To Sai Kung

    Station: HKUST North Gate

    • Bus No. 792M
    • Green mini-bus No. 12, 1S (overnight service)
  • To Hang Hau MTR, East Point City

    Station: HKUST North Gate

    • Bus No. 91M
    • Green mini-bus No. 11, 11M, 11S (overnight service)
  • To Po Lam MTR, Metro City

    • Bus No. 91M, Green mini-bus No. 12 (Station: HKUST North Gate)
    • Green mini-bus No. 11S (overnight service) (Station: HKUST South Gate)
  • To Tseung Kwan O MTR, PopCorn Mall

    Station: HKUST North Gate

    • Bus No. 792M
  • To Tiu Keng Leng MTR, Metro Town

    Station: HKUST North Gate

    • Bus No. 792M

Taxi Service

Taxis in Hong Kong are generally abundant. You can queue for them at the taxi stands or flag down one on the street.

Types of Taxis:

Taxis in Hong Kong are categorised by three colours, each indicating a geographical area. All taxis can travel to and from the Hong Kong International Airport.

Red taxis operate throughout most of Hong Kong, except for some places on the Lantau Island.
Green taxis only service the New Territories.
Blue taxis only operate on Lantau Island.

Tips for using taxi service:

  • In general, taxis are not allowed to drop off or pick up passengers on roads with double yellow lines or in restricted zones.
  • Passengers are required by law to wear a seatbelt, when available, whether sitting in the front or rear. All taxis are regulated and taxi drivers are required to display their Taxi Driver Identity Sign on the dashboard. Failure to pay your taxi fare is a criminal offence in Hong Kong.
  • All taxis are metered, and you should refer to the meter for the exact charge. Taxi fare information is listed on the inside of the taxi, or from the Hong Kong Transport Department's website. Charges in addition to the meter charge may include a tunnel toll if the journey passes through paid tunnels and there will be a luggage fee of HK$5 per piece. Tipping is not necessary except for rounding to the nearest dollar.
  • Taxis in Hong Kong normally accept cash in Hong Kong dollars only. Foreign currencies are not accepted. Some of them now accept Octopus Cards. If you wish to pay by credit card, you can download the HKTaxi mobile app to book a taxi.
  • Always ask for a receipt. This helps you track down lost items or the taxi driver. If you cannot read the price, the taxi number or the fine-print on the the receipt, ask for a hand-written version.
  • If you encounter any problems with the taxi service, such as possible overcharging, take down the taxi driver's name and license plate number as shown on the Taxi Driver Identity Sign on the cab's dashboard to lodge your complaint.

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