Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

Yes. The public transportation system here is amazing and extremely safe. - Jun 2020


YES. MTR (subway) is amazing, clean, air conditioned, inexpensive, and reliable. Buses are great. Taxis are generally great and inexpensive if you can explain where you are going (get the Hong Kong Taxi translator app). The cheapest way to explore Hong Kong Island is by ding ding (tram). Rides cost about 30 US cents, and can take you completely across the island. Slower, unair-conditioned, but great views from the upper deck. - Jul 2018


Yes! Safe, affordable and super easy. Most taxi drivers speak enough English to get by but just in case, I keep my destination on my phone through google maps so I can show the driver which has come in handy a few times! - Apr 2016


Yes, very safe, extremely cheap (best deal in Hong Kong). - Feb 2015


All are safe and affordable. Public transportation is hard to navigate with three young children so I find myself using taxis more. Taxis can get expensive when going to the South Side of the island. Taxi drivers also like to ride on the brake and smoke in their cars so my family often gets car sick. I look forward to the day when I never have to ride in a Hong Kong taxi. - Feb 2015


Yes. Minibuses, MTR, double decker buses, even the ferries take the Octopus card. - Mar 2012


Yes. Taxis are a bit expensive. - Mar 2012


This is probably one of the best public transport systems in the world. - Aug 2010


Taxis are EVERYWHERE and they are really reasonably priced. Public transport is excellent, extensive and pretty cheap, although it's often quite crowded. - Jun 2010


See above comments. Taxis are all metered and extremely cheap, as are buses. Hong Kong has an excellent public transport system. - Jun 2008


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