The Hong Kong Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus

A great way to get oriented, three loops and dozens of attractions

Hop On Hop Off Bus Hong Kong

We love Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tours! Every time we come to a new city and want and orientation, this is one of our top choices. They go to the major attractions and highlights of a city, let you get off and explore on foot the little corners, and give you an overview so you know where to go back to if you have the time. The Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus in Hong Kong is no exception.

It is a fun an enjoyable way to discover all the different highlights as you traverse among the skyscrapers and the busy harbour, through bustling street markets and colorful temples, and along the beautiful coastline to faraway fishing villages...

For first time travellers it is a great way to get your bearings, and for kids, a real treat riding on the open-air double deckers and hoping-on-and-off the over 20 points of interest.

The three loops cover all the must sights in the city with some perks added on like a ride on the Peak Tram, the Star Ferry and a traditional sampan in Aberdeen to make sure you cover all the must-see's and must-do's in Hong Kong.

We started our tour at the Star Ferry terminal in the Tsim Sha Tsui side, took our free ride on the Star Ferry to Central where we boarded the Big Bus. Here are some of the highlights encountered along the route, please note that routes and stops have slightly changed post the Covid reopenings. Check the official site to confirm routes and stops prior to your tour to avoid dissapointment.

Kwun Yam Shrine in Repulse Bay
Repulse Bay and its colorful shrine

Three Routes of Hong Kong's Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

The Red Route: Hong Kong Island

#1: Central Star Ferry Pier 7 - Star Ferry to TST, IFC, Central Shopping Malls

#2: Mid-Levels Escalators - Queen's Road and Central Market, HSBC Bank Building

#3: Man Mo Temple - Cat Street, Hollywood Road, antique shops and galleries

#4: Causeway Bay - SOGO Department Store, Times Square Shopping Center

#5: Park Lane Hotel - Fashion Walk Shopping Area, Typhoon Shelter and Victoria Park

#6: Peak Tram - For Victoria Peak and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

The Green Route: Hong Kong Island South - Stanley

#7: Central Star Ferry Pier 7 - Same as #1 above, this is the departure point for buses to Aberdeen, Repulse Bay and Stanley

#8: Peak Tram - For Victoria Peak and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

#9: Repulse Bay - Repulse Bay Beach, Kwun Yam Shrine

#10: Stanley - Stanley Market and Village, Murray House

#11: Aberdeen - Aberdeen Fishing Village and Sampan Pier

The Blue Route: Kowloon - Temporarily unavailable

#12: TST East - Avenue of the Stars, Promenade, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Clock Tower, Star Ferry, Museum of Art, Space Museum

#13: The Peninsula - DFS Galleria, Nathan Road, iSquare

#14: Langham Place - Ladies Market, Fa Yuen Street Market, Mongkok Markets

#15: Temple Street - Temple Street Night Market, Jade Market, Tin Hau Temple

#16: Sky 100 - West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Elements Shopping Mall, ICC

#17: Hankow Road - 1881 Heritage, Harbour City, Canton Road

#18: Mody Road - DFS Galleria, Science Museum, Museum of History

You can download the route map here ››


Buses run continuously approximately every 60 minutes. Times per route may vary and could be subject to change due to seasonal variations.

  • Red Route Hong Kong Island: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the main Red Route
  • Blue Route Kowloon: N/A
  • Green Route Stanley: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Departure: You are free to hop on at any of the stops along the route

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What's Included?

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour includes:

  • Discover Hong Kong's must see sights aboard an open top bus accross different routes at your own pace
  • Complimentary headphones
  • Audio commentary in 10 languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian
  • Ride on the Star Ferry
  • Free on-board WiFi
  • Different packages for maximum flexibility

The Night Tour

Night Bus Tour takes in the fantastic city lights and Symphony of lights Show

The one-hour Night Tour brings you along the bustling Kowloon side, through neon-lit Nathan Road, the best night markets, and the waterfront to take in the fantastic skyline views. The Night Tour is NOT hop-on hop-off.

The Night Tour departs from the K11 MUSEA, Donut Playhouse entrance (on Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, near the Space Museum) at 7:00 pm

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Ticket Prices and Options

Hop On Hop Off Bus Online Ticket Prices

Option Adult Child 5-15 Family*
Discover Ticket - 24 hours - Red and Green Lines US$43.60 US$37.80 N/A
Essential Ticket + Sampan Tour - 48 hours - Red and Green Lines US$79.10 US$73.40 N/A
Explore Ticket + Peak Tram - 48 hours - Red and Green Lines US$79.10 US$73.40 N/A
Night Tour US$36.69 US$36.69 N/A

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Tips for riding the Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus in Hong Kong

Even though the buses run intermittently every 30 minutes or so, it would be impossible to do all three routes in one day if you are hopping on and off, specially along the Green Route that brings you to the South of the island. If you only have one day, then either:

  • Concentrate on two routes only
  • Do all three routes without getting on and off or limiting the stops to a handful

Do the Green Route first, the buses for the Green Route stop running earlier, you can concentrate later on the other areas

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