Want to hop-on hop-off Hong Kong? Wondering if there are any Hong Kong open-top bus tours? Looking for details about Big Bus Hong Kong or Rickshaw Bus Hong Kong? We have got these covered.
You might have taken the vintage open-top bus from the old Star Ferry Pier in Central to the Lower Peak Tram Terminus. Now the pier has been moved and there is no more vintage bus, but you have choices of bus routes and packages. You don’t have to rent a chartered bus or join a group tour like those days before the late 2000s.
The open-air double-decker sightseeing buses take riders around the main attractions in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and let you experience the culture of the city. You can make your own schedule, hop on and off wherever you want at designated bus stops and have fun.
Big Bus Hong Kong
Big Bus Hong Kong, the UK-based operator arrived in Hong Kong in December 2008. There are four sightseeing routes: Hong Kong Island Tour (Red Route), Kowloon Tour (Blue Route), Stanley Tour (Green Route) and Night Tour (Purple Route). All of them are audio guided tours with personal headphone commentary in 10 different languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
Big Bus Hong Kong Pick-up Points and Hours
Hong Kong Island Tour – Red Route (Daily: 9:30am – 6:10pm)
- Central Star Ferry Pier 7 – Victoria Harbour, IFC
- Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Golden Bauhinia Square
- Causeway Bay – SOGO Department Store, Times Square
- Park Lane Hotel – Typhoon Shelter, Victoria Park
- Wanchai – Computer Center, The Pawn bar and restaurant
- Lower Peak Tram Terminus – for Victoria Peak, St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong Park
- Mid-Levels Escalators – Queen’s Road
- Man Mo Temple – Hollywood Road, antique shops and galleries, PMQ
- Lan Kwai Fong – SoHo, dining and nightlife
Kowloon Tour – Blue Route (Daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm)
- Tsim Sha Tsui East – Hong Kong Museums, DFS Galleria
- The Peninsula hotel – museums, shopping centres, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Clock Tower, Star Ferry
- Langham Place shopping mall – Street Markets in Mongkok
- Temple Street Night Market – Jade Market, Tin Hau Temple
- sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck – West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, ICC
- Hankow Road – 1881 Heritage, Harbour City, Canton Road
- Mody Road – K11, shopping centres, Knutsford Terrace bars and restaurants
Aberdeen and Stanley Tour – Green Route (Daily: 9:45am – 4:45pm)
- Central Star Ferry Pier 7 – same as #1 above
- Lower Peak Tram Terminus – same as #6 above
- Ocean Park – Hong Kong first amusement park
- Repulse Bay – Repulse Bay Beach, Kwun Yam Shrine
- Stanley Beach Road – Stanley Market and Village, Murray House
- Aberdeen Fishing Village, Market, Jumbo Floating Restaurant
Night Tour – Purple Route
The one-hour Night Tour takes you through the heart of Kowloon with its iconic neon-lighted Nathan Road. The bus departs at 6:15pm at Central Star Ferry Pier 7 or 7:00pm at The Peninsula Hotel, Kowloon.
To get Big Bus Hong Kong Discount on all routes, click here. For route maps, click here.
Rickshaw Bus Hong Kong
Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus, operated by New World First Bus (NWFB), was introduced in October 2009, a few months after the launch of Open-Top Citytours by its sister company, Citybus. The local operated Rickshaw Bus bring visitors to many hotspots in Hong Kong and Kowloon featuring the heritage route which covers 20 declared monuments and 29 Grade-1 historic buildings. Commentary video is available on-board.
Rickshaw Bus H1 Heritage Route Pick-up Points
- Central (Star Ferry)
- Central (Exchange Square) Bus Terminus – to Stanley and the Peak
- Connaught Road West near Western Market, Macau Ferry Terminal
- Queen Street near Ginseng and Bird’s Nest Street
- Hollywood Road opposite Man Mo Temple, Lascar Row
- Peel Street
- Hollywood Road opposite Old Central Police Station
- Lan Kwai Fong, Wyndham Street
- Ladder Street, Duddell Street gas lamps
- Statue Square, Chater Road
- Central Government Offices, Tamar Park
- Hong Kong Handover Monument
- Golden Bauhinia Square, Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Wan Chai Ferry Pier
Across Cross Harbour Tunnel to Kowloon
- Temple Street
- Jade Street, Battery Street
- Harbour City, Canton Road
- 1881 Heritage, Peking Road
- The Peninsula
- Avenue of Stars, East Tsim Sha Tsui Station (Change For MTR West Rail Line)
- K11, Mody Road
- Hong Kong Museum of History, Granville Road
Across Cross Harbour Tunnel to Hong Kong Island
- Causeway Bay Shopping Area, Paterson Street
- Times Square, Lee Gardens
- Happy Valley Racecourse, Leighton Centre, Hong Kong Stadium
- Bowing Road Market (Ngo Keng Kiu)
- Southorn Playground, Wo Cheong Pawn Shop
- Pacific Place, Hong Kong Park
- Peak Tram Terminus, St John’s Cathedral
- Statue Square (Connaught Road Central)
- Central (Star Ferry)
Daytime Tour (Stops 1-29)
- Departures from Central Star Ferry Pier: 10:00 – 16:30 (Every 30 minutes)
Nighttime Tour (Stops 1,11-29)
- Departures from Central Star Ferry Pier: 17:00 – 20:30 (Every 30 minutes)
Journey Time: approx. 110 mins. on both routes
- Day Pass: Adult HK$200, Child/Senior*HK$100
Single Trip Fare:
- Stop 1 -> 22: Adult: HK$33.00 Child / Senior: HK$16.50
- Stop 23 -> 30 -> 1: Adult: HK$33.00 Child / Senior: HK$16.50
- Pay again when alighting for whom stay onboard upon passing Stop 22 in Kowloon.
- Total Fare: Adult: HK$66.00 Child / Senior: HK$33.00
You can pay by cash (exact fare) on board, purchase on NWFB Citybus eShop or their Customer Service Centres at Admiralty East Bus Terminus, Central Ferry Pier 5 & 6, and Airport GTC.
Open-Top Sightseeing Bus by Citybus
The non-stopping bus tour takes you through Wanchai and Causeway Bay on the north of Hong Kong Island. The terminal is at the Golden Bauhinia Square. The journey time is approx..45 mins.
Tickets can be purchased onboard by cash (exact fare) or at Citybus Customer Service Centre (Airport GTC).
Hop-on hop-off Hong Kong Tips
If you want to explore different attractions at one time and enjoy the freedom of hopping on and off, why not get the day pass or packages? If you want to travel through Hong Kong and Kowloon but only have limited time or budget, it would still be nice to have a single trip ride. Remember to check the weather before you get on board the open-top.
Which routes Hong Kong open-top bus tour do you enjoy most? Please feel free to leave us comments or contact us if you have any questions.
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