How to get to
Being centrally located on the north short of Hong
Kong Island the area is well connected to the rest of
the region with a variety of different transport links.
Getting into and out of the area is easy, while due to
its compact size you can reach anywhere within CWB
easily by walking. Being on mostly reclaimed land
the area is very flat and makes a great place to explore
From Hong Kong International Airport
From the airport at Chep Lap Kok the best way to
reach our district is by train. With the high
speed Airport Express going from the Airport arrivals
hall all the way to Hong Kong MTR station in just 23
minutes, and then a single connection from there on the
Island Line to Causeway Bay the total trip is less than
an hour, and clean and easy to follow.
By train the cost depends on which ticket type you
get, as well as single trips on the Airport Express
there are a variety of return and multi-day passes, and
passes combined with underground rail trips as well.
A good option is the "Airport Express Travel Pass - 2
Airport Express Ride" which gets you into the city, and
provides for your return all for HK$300 per person, this
would also cover your MTR ungrounded rail trip from Hong
Kong Station to Causeway Bay.
However if you are unsure of whether you will be
using the AirportExpress when you leave then a single
way travel pass is only $220. In both cases you
get $50 refund if you return the actual ticket when you
leave rather than keep it as a souvenir.
When you alight from the AirportExpress train at Hong
Kong Station you have several options for continuing on
to Causeway Bay:
- AirportExpress Shuttle Bus - line H2 -
This is a free shuttle in a large minibus which
stops at six major hotels dotted around the area;
Empire Hotel, Metropark, Regal, Rosedale, The Park
Lane and finally to the Excelsior which is one of
the regions finest hotels and part of the Mandarin
- By Taxi - It is only 20 minutes and about
HK$60 from the AirportExpress station to any hotel
in Causeway Bay, there are plenty of taxis and
porters will help with your luggage.
- By MTR - The underground rail system or
MTR is joined in the same building as the express
station and is cheap, but best if you have no
luggage and know exactly how to get where you are
going on foot.
For larger groups the AirportExpress fees do add up
though and so you may consider instead a taxi.
Of course regular underground trains are not a good
option if you have just arrived and are travelling with
luggage, in that case for a group of people a Taxi
is good option. The airport in Hong Kong has an
excellent taxi service with metered professional taxi
drivers which will be able to take you to any part of
the region, certainly to any hotel.
As Hong Kong taxis are divided into different types
according to their area they serve, but all types do
pick ups at the airports, you need to make sure you get
a Red taxi, that is to say an Urban taxi. Although
official any urban taxi can take you to any part of the
urban region in practice there are specific Hong Kong
Island red taxis which is what you need when your
destination is Causeway Bay. There are signs at
the airport taxi queues to select the right type.
Another type of Red taxi is a Kowloon red taxi and
this is not correct, nor are the Green New Territories
Taxi or the Blue Lantau Taxis.
The Taxi fare from the airport is around $300,
depending on your exact destination within Causeway Bay
and of course traffic. The charges for tolls are
included, but not the per-item charge for luggage.
Tipping is not required but a rounding up to the nearest
$10 or $20 is considered polite particularly if the
driver has been helpful.
A whole range of "A" route - AirportFlyer and Express
busses run from the airport to a variety of destinations
within Hong Kong. The A11 route goes through
Causeway Bay, ending in nearby North Point, and stops
twice in the region.
The first stop is outside Wanchai Fire Station which,
despite it's name, is the Fire Station for Causeway Bay
and is on the western edge of the district.
After that the bus goes through the area and stops at
Sugar Street which is near the middle of Causeway Bay
and not far from major hotels such as the The Park Lane.
This is not a good route if you have much luggage and
your hotel is not near one of the two stops though, as
it is too close yet to far to get a taxi. And there are
no good places to get taxis near the bus stops.
By Public Bus
Geographically Stanley is not that far from Causeway
Bay so if you have for example been visiting Stanley
Market in the afternoon and want to dine here in
Causeway Bay, or continue with some brand shopping, then
it's an easy trip. There are two good bus options
from Stanley to Causeway Bay, the number 63 which runs
Monday through Saturday, and the 65 which runs on
Sundays and public holidays.
The daily #63 bus goes over the mountain, while the
#65 goes through the mountain using the Aberdeen Tunnel.
From Stanley Market walk back to the Stanley New Road
which is where you entered and up the slope and across
the road to the bus stop. This is where all the public
busses operated by CityBus or NWFB stop. The busses run
about once every half an hour, more frequently on
Sundays and at busy times, and costs just HK$8.90 per
When they arrive here the routes are different, so
for the 65 bus on Sundays get off just before the Sogo
department store at the bus stop named "Sogo".
While on weekdays and Saturdays the bus route is more
inland so get off outside the Central Library which is a
great stop if you want to go to Victoria Park or
Pennington Street outside Caroline Centre which is
excellent for shopping being about half way between
Times Square and Sogo.
By Green Minibus (GMB)
There is also a Green Minibus route which is faster
than other public busses, but is a little confusing for
those who have not yet tried it. From the main
road outside the market, up the slope and near the
public bus stop, is a green sign for the number 40 GMB.
If you flag this down and pay $10 on entry you can go
all the way to Tang Lung Street near Elizabeth House.
But the GMB will only stop when you ask, so ask anywhere
that seems convenient but don't go too far as when the
minibus is on highway it may not be allowed to stop.
From Ocean Park
Ocean Park is actually very close to Causeway Bay,
just the other side of the hill. So a taxi ride
through the tunnel takes you right up to the Times
Square end of the district in just 15 minutes.
From Sai Kung
One options is the 792M public bus as far as the MTR
at Tiu Keung Leng Station, then take the MTR to Causeway
Bay. The trip will take more than an hour though.
Alternatively the 101M Green Minibus goes from the Sai
Kung bus terminal to Hang Hau Station where you can
again catch the MTR. Both these routes take
similar times and are similar prices, your choice
really depends on whether you find the GMB to be
uncomfortable as some people do, because of the speed
and sometimes erratic driving.
As both busses leave from around the same area you
can simply take which one comes first.
The prices are less than $20 per person either way.
Rail is by far the best way to get from Hong Kong
Disneyland to Causeway Bay. The Sunny Bay Line MTR
service from Disney is a great smooth ride, and very
prettily themed with Disney decorations, and runs
straight into Hong Kong Station. A 5 minute walk
along the interior corridors of the underground MTR
station takes you to "Central Station" where the Island
line is just 3 stops to Causeway Bay.
If you will be visiting Disneyland then take some
time to read this
guide to the HK Disneyland on Lantau Island.
From The Peak
While geographically close by there are actually
limited options from going from Victoria Peak, at the
Peak Tower and nearby Galleria, to Causeway Bay. A
taxi of course can take you there directly and would be
a good choice as far as direct trip is concerned though
for those with who are sensitive to motion sickness the
ride along the winding roads of the Peak can be
A great alternative is to take the Peak Tram down the
mountain again to the lower terminus, and from there
take a taxi.
While it would be possible to continue walking down
until you reach the Admiralty MTR station and take a
train from there to Causeway Bay it is only 2 more stops
and you'll be more time walking than riding, nor is the
views particularly interesting in this area.
For something historic though consider a two tram
ride, take the Peak Tram down to the lower terminus then
walk down until you can board the regular Hong Kong Tram
and take that along to Causeway Bay!
From Tsim Sha Tsui
The MTR is the best way from TST.