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3 Days in Hong Kong

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3 Days in Hong Kong

Hi, looking for some advice please. We will be spending 3 days in HK pre cruise. Our hotel is on Nathan Road and we plan to take the bus from the Airport. Whilst in HK we plan to visit the Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Gardens, Golden Computer Centre, Victoria Peak, trip on Ding Ding Tram and either Stanley or Sai Kung. Is it worth buying Octopus Cards (1 x Senior Citizen and 1 x adult), or pay as we go?

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: 3 Days in Hong Kong

Absolutely worth it to buy Octopus card.

Edited: 09 October 2013, 17:59
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2. Re: 3 Days in Hong Kong

Octopus is basically pay-as-you-go as well except it's a stored value card so transport fares are deducted as you go. Octopus users pay a discounted fare vs purchasers of single tickets on MTR. The card functions similarly to the London Oyster Card except there is no daily cap.

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3. Re: 3 Days in Hong Kong

>> Is it worth buying Octopus Cards (1 x Senior Citizen and 1 x adult) <<

I think you should get Octopus Cards for the convenience. Also, if your "senior citizen" companion qualifies (age 65 or over) he/she can get an Elder Octopus Card. Take advantage of the substantial discount - HKD $2 per ride on most MTR and buses.

See this reply #2 by SolentTraveller.

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With the Elder Octopus Card, senior citizens (65 and over), including senior foreign visitors, are charged a maximum fare of HK$2 for all MTR journeys except Airport Express, MTR journeys which terminate at the mainland border stations of Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau and journeys in first-class compartments on MTR East Rail Line. The same HK$2 max fare also applies to nearly all bus journeys except A-prefix airport route numbers, racecourse routes and New Lantao Bus Company routes on Lantau Island. From sometime before the end of March 2013, HK$2 max fare will also apply on most domestic ferry routes (eg to outlying islands) and New Lantao Bus routes... [more]

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4. Re: 3 Days in Hong Kong

Hi and a big thank you for your advice, much appreciated.

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5. Re: 3 Days in Hong Kong

Absolutely. Octopus card is the way to go and you could actually save the hassle of buying tickets and bringing small change when you hop into convenience stores or taking a bus

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6. Re: 3 Days in Hong Kong

Hi, we will be taking the bus from Airport to Nathan Hotel at approx. 06.30am. Does the Octopus Card cover this journey? I am a bit confused about which card to buy.

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7. Re: 3 Days in Hong Kong

If you are talking about the A21 bus, yes Octopus Card will work.

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8. Re: 3 Days in Hong Kong

OK, thanks v much.

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