I know, Hong Kong is a fascinating city. Not only is it a food and shopping paradise, but also a place full of happenings and surprises! No matter if you are new to Hong Kong or just on vacation, it would be a lot more convenient for you to know more about Hong Kong transportation system. Mobile phone apps can help, here are the four highlighted apps for you.
Bus apps (KMB.LWB and CitybusNWFB)
Hong Kong is famous for its organised and efficient MTR system, but there are some places that metro stations may not able to reach, that’s when you need the bus. However, we understand it is quite difficult to figure out the bus system in Hong Kong, here are the top two apps for you. Both apps offer the estimated bus arrival time (trust me it will save you so much time), updates on bus services and the bus route information to help with journey planning.
You can download the apps here:
IOS (hyperlink: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/app1933-kmb-lwb/id1170003707?l=en&mt=8)
Android (Hyperlink: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kmb.app1933&hl=en )
Yes, MTR is so efficient and has a comprehensive network, but an app can make your journey even more convenient. MTR app can help your journey planning with train trip planner function and traffic news. In-app you can also search for facilities, barrier-free facilities and shops in stations
HK for Taxi Fare
Taxis are convenient, but dealing with taxi drivers can be tricky, especially the ones who might try to scam you. This amazing app is tailor-made for you to get rid of scammy taxi drivers, and also if you are not familiar with the Hong Kong tunnel fees, the app can estimate your taxi fare with the added tunnel fees. Another nice function for non-Cantonese speakers is the app also provides voice translation in Cantonese for you to communicate with the Taxi driver.
There may be some times you need to carry oversized luggage, pets, or you just need a hand to help when you’re moving house, this app is perfect for you. You may have already heard of this local online logistics platform, Gogovan is convenient for you to carry oversized goods. The app also provides warehouse in and out service. Don’t worry if you can’t communicate in Cantonese as the app also has English-speaking drivers to help non-Chinese speaking users.