Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Hong Kong, China

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Subway, Bus, Ferry & Tram in Hong Kong - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Hong Kong get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Hong Kong walk each day. See which Light Rail, Subway, Bus, Ferry & Tram and stations are most popular in Hong Kong, and more!
Hong Kong has 5 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Subway, Bus, Ferry & Tram, operated by several transit agencies, including 港鐵 MTR, 九巴 KMB, 城巴 CTB, 新巴 NWFB, 龍運巴士 LWB, 香港電車 Hong Kong Tramways, 天星小輪 Star Ferry & 山頂纜車 Peak Tram
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In Hong Kong, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 73 min. Over 74% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Hong Kong each day? Commuters wait on average 14 min, but over 41% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Hong Kong is 11.2 km. Yet 74% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Hong Kong is 59%. On average, 20% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Hong Kong, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.73 km? Approximately, 24% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Hong Kong by public transit everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
73 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Hong Kong, China?
The percentage of transit riders who ride public transit for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Light Rail, Subway, Bus, Ferry & Tram.
21%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Hong Kong every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Subway, Bus, Ferry & Tram line on a weekday.
14 min
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How many people in Hong Kong usually wait a long time at a transit station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work.
19%
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Trip Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Hong Kong?
The average distance people usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Subway, Bus, Ferry & Tram.
11.2 km
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How many people have a long commute every day in Hong Kong?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit.
31%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Hong Kong?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single trip.
59%
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How many people transfer transit lines more than once during a single trip in Hong Kong?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip.
20%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per trip in Hong Kong?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.73 km
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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Hong Kong?
The percentage of people who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
24%
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Most popular Bus lines
  • 619 - 順利 Shun Lee - 中環(港澳碼頭) Central (Macau Ferry)
  • 101 - 觀塘(裕民坊) Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square) - 堅尼地城 Kennedy Town
  • 214 - 油塘 Yau Tong - 長沙灣(甘泉街) Cheung Sha Wan (Kom Tsun Street)
Most popular Bus stations
  • 九龍城碼頭 Kowloon City Ferry
  • 荃灣西鐵路站總站 Tsuen Wan West Railway Station B/T
  • 安達總站 On Tat B/T
Most popular Subway lines
  • 觀塘線 KWUN TONG LINE - 黃埔 Whampoa - 調景嶺 Tiu Keng Leng
  • 荃灣線 TSUEN WAN LINE - 中環 Central - 荃灣 Tsuen Wan
  • 港島線 ISLAND LINE - 堅尼地城 Kennedy Town - 柴灣 Chai Wan
Most popular Subway stations
  • 金鐘 Admiralty
  • 中環 Central
  • 太子 Prince Edward
Most popular Bus lines
  • 619 - 順利 Shun Lee - 中環(港澳碼頭) Central (Macau Ferry)
  • 101 - 觀塘(裕民坊) Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square) - 堅尼地城 Kennedy Town
  • 214 - 油塘 Yau Tong - 長沙灣(甘泉街) Cheung Sha Wan (Kom Tsun Street)
Most popular Bus stations
  • 九龍城碼頭 Kowloon City Ferry
  • 荃灣西鐵路站總站 Tsuen Wan West Railway Station B/T
  • 安達總站 On Tat B/T
Most popular Subway lines
  • 觀塘線 KWUN TONG LINE - 黃埔 Whampoa - 調景嶺 Tiu Keng Leng
  • 荃灣線 TSUEN WAN LINE - 中環 Central - 荃灣 Tsuen Wan
  • 港島線 ISLAND LINE - 堅尼地城 Kennedy Town - 柴灣 Chai Wan
Most popular Subway stations
  • 金鐘 Admiralty
  • 中環 Central
  • 太子 Prince Edward
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