Visa & Transportation
Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
This chapter sets out the visa or entry permit requirements of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China. It cannot be taken as a full statement of the law governing immigration.
Even where all immigration requirements set out in this chapter are met, travellers should not assume that they can gain automatic entry. The HKSAR immigration authorities have the right to refuse any person permission to land except those in Part I of this chapter.
If you need advice on individual cases, please address your enquiries to :
- • any Chinese diplomatic and consular mission; or
- • the Immigration Department.
- 1. If you have a close connection with the HKSAR by birth or long period of residence in the Region, you may not require a visa or entry permit. Please read Part I of this chapter.
- 2. If Part I does not apply to you, you will need a visa or entry permit to work, study, establish or join in any business or to take up residence in the HKSAR. However, you may not need a visa or entry permit for visit, depending on your nationality / type of travel document you hold. Please read Part II of this chapter.
1. Airport Express Train & Mass Transit Railway System
The Airport Express runs every 12 minutes from 05:50 to 01:15 daily. Journeys between the Airport and downtown Hong Kong take approximately 24 minutes.
The Airport Express Train is well connected with the Mass Transit Railway system, linking the metropolis from North to South, East to West. Its 174.7km of track covers 82 stations on the Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Island, Tung Chung, Tseung Kwan O, East Rail, West Rail, Ma On Shan and Disneyland Resort lines. It is one of the world’s most efficient, safe and reliable transit networks and is accessible to people with disabilities. Wheelchair users can travel from street level to the platform at all stations with the provision of public lifts or wheelchair aids. Passengers who require the portable ramp to connect the platform and the train can contact the MTR staff who are willing to assist. Ancillary facilities such as tactile guide paths, escalator audible device, and induction loop at all customer service centres are provided to assist visually impaired passengers and hearing impaired passengers.
2. Light Rail
The public bus service network is extensive, providing relatively inexpensive services. All buses running the Airport service routes are low floor deck design for easy passenger access and luggage loading.
For detailed public bus service running to/from Airport, please visit
There are five companies operate franchised public bus services in the city
• Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited ()
• Citybus Limited ()
• Long Win Bus Company Limited()
• New World First Bus Services Limited()
• New Lantao Bus Company (1973) Limited ()
Most of the buses have the following features to assist disabled passengers:
grab pole for passenger boarding and alighting; two reserved seats near bus entrance with seat yielding signs; large destination display; red-light, line bells and push bells; low floors covered with non-slip floor material; step edges marked with contrasting colours and; grab poles and stanchions with bright distinctive colouring plus; easily-accessed alighting bell; dedicated space is provided for wheelchairs inside some bus
5. Public Light Bus
• seat belts
• braille plates with the bus license number
• rugged grab poles for passengers boarding and alighting
• route display panels
• alighting bell
7.1 Central / Tsim Sha Tsui
7.2 Central / Cheung Chau or Mui Wo
7.3 Central / Lamma Island
7.4 Central / Discovery Bay
7.5 Park Island / Tsuen Wan or Central
8. Peak Tram
Garden Road in Central while the upper terminus is in The Peak Tower. The tram runs from 7am to midnight every day at about 10 – 15 minute intervals. It offers magnificent views over the harbour and skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
The Peak Tram service is accesible to most people with disabilities including wheelchair users. Public announcements are made inside the tram compartments. An announcement and buzzer sound is made upon doors closing. Special facilities such as ramps, special access gates and call bells are available at platforms. Handrails are installed on the Upper Terminal boarding platform and there are yellow markings on the edges of all platforms. In addition, electronic information displays and audio announcements are provided as an aid to people with hearing and visually impairment. Staff is available to help with boarding and alighting for wheelchair users. Wheelchair boarding the Peak Tram cannot exceed 26 inches/66cm in width