Thinking about traveling to the most badass
city in the world but don't know quite where to start? Here's a general idea of how much getting around costs in a taxi
in Hong Kong
. Keep in mind that a taxi
is probably the most expensive means of transportation in Hong Kong
All prices are in Hong Kong
dollars and are as of June, 2001.
First 2.0 kilometers
Every 0.2 kilometers
$1.2 is added.
Every minute of waiting, $1.2 is added.
For every animal
on the taxi, including birds
, $4 is added.
For every piece of luggage
that cannot rest on your lap, $4 is added.
If the taxi
was called by telephone
, another $4 is added.
However, anything aiding the disabled (such as crutches
or a wheelchair
) is free. It even says so on the little fare
Remember that the red taxis
will only take you within Kowloon
and the island of Hong Kong
itself, and the green taxis
will only take you within the New Territories
. If you're really a hardcore Hong Kong traveller, you also may know that the light blue taxis
will take you to Sha Tin
and a couple of outlying territories.
For quick reference, the value of the Hong Kong dollar
is roughly 7.7 HK dollars to 1 US dollar. Usually I just divide prices by 8 while I'm over there buying stuff.