There are different kinds of public transport in Hong Kong including buses, minibuses, railways, taxis, tramways and ferries.
Most of the buses in Hong Kong are double-decker and air-conditioned. There are different bus companies that provide bus routes covering almost all places in Hong Kong including Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories.
There are two types of minibuses in Hong Kong: Green and Red minibuses. Minibuses are air-conditioned small buses with 16 or 19 seats. Green minibuses have fixed routes and fixed fares while red minibuses do not.
There are three types of taxis in Hong Kong: Red for Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, Green for the New Territories and Blue for Lantau Island.
Mass Transit Railway (MTR) and Light Rail
MTR is one of the most convenient and efficient public transport in Hong Kong. The MTR system has 11 railway lines covering all of the major districts in Hong Kong. Light Rail is a rail system that only covers Tuen Mun and Yuen Long districts in the New Territories. The nearest MTR and Light Rail station to Lingnan University is Siu Hong Station. It only takes 10 minutes' walk from the University to the Siu Hong Station.
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There are also different ferries for travelling to different outlying islands of Hong Kong. One of the popular routes is the Star Ferry travelling between Central and Wan Chi on Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon Peninsula.
Tramways - Ding Ding
Hong Kong Tramways (HKT), known to locals as “Ding Ding”, the tramway runs on Hong Kong Island between Kennedy Town and Shau Kei Wan, with a branch circulating through Happy Valley.
MTR Student Travel Scheme
MTR concessionary fares are available to Personalized Octopus Cardholders (with student status) under the MTR Student Travel Scheme.
Octopus card is an electronic stored value card which is accepted all over Hong Kong. The card extends the convenience of travelling around Hong Kong as most forms of public transport accept it. Octopus card payment is also widely accepted at convenience stores, fast food outlets, supermarkets, self-service machines, leisure facilities, etc. You can make the payments with your Octopus card on campus such as the student canteen, library and student hostel laundry services. Cards can be bought at customer services centres at any MTR station or convenience store at the airport or train station in the city.