When KMB was founded, its bus fleet consisted of 106 small, single-deck buses. Today KMB is the largest bus operator in Hong Kong with 3,832 buses, mostly double-deckers. With more than 12,000 staff, KMB operates a network of 429 bus routes carrying about 2.62 million passengers every day. Fares range from $3.1 to $12.9 for urban routes, from $1.9 to $45 for the New Territories routes and from $8.4 to $35.6 for the cross-harbour routes.
Having played an active part in the development of Hong Kong over the years, KMB has became one of the world's largest privately run public bus companies and gained recognition as an international leader in public bus transportation.
An on-board Electronic Bus Stop Announcement System has been installed on KMB’s entire bus fleet. The system provides passengers with a convenient way of identifying their destination, giving voice announcements in Cantonese, Putonghua and English, and showing the name of the next bus stop on light emitting diode (LED) displays.
CITYBUS LIMITED started operating buses in 1979 using one double deck bus on a shuttle service for the employees of a Hong Kong dockyard. By 1981 the search for new business resulted in the operation of our first residential bus route between City One Shatin and Kowloon Tong MTR station. This route is still operating as route 62R and was Hong Kong's first fully air conditioned bus route.
In 2003 Citybus became a member of NWS Transport Services Limited which also owns New World First Bus Limited and now operates 108 bus routes, including 59 Hong Kong Island routes, 30 cross-harbour routes, and 19 routes to Tung Chung/Airport.
Fares range from $2.5 to $10.6 for Hong Kong Island routes, from $9.3 to $32.2 for the cross-harbour routes, and from $3.50 to $48 for Shuttle, External and Airport routes.
At the end of 2014, the Citybus fleet of 958 licensed buses carried about 655,000 passengers a day.
To further add to your convenience when using the Light Rail service, you will also enjoy an integrated fare system that offers free travel on the feeder bus services that link many housing estates to designated stations when using your Octopus Card,
The MTR operates a total of 17 routes, including West Rail and Light Rail feeder bus services, residential routes and express routes, as well as an additional six East Rail feeder routes operated under a KMB franchise.
The MTR Bus fleet comprises 143 buses, which provide service for 19 hours every day.
LONG WIN BUS COMPANY LIMITED was granted the franchise to operate bus routes for Hong Kong International Airport and North Lantau in 1996, and started to operate bus routes travelling between the airport and the New Territories in 1997.
It operates 19 routes with a fleet of 172 air-conditioned buses.
Daily patronage is about 94,000 passengers and fares range from $3.5 to $30.9.