What’s an Octopus Card

Octopus CardAn Octopus Card is a little gem that fits in your wallet and will help to make your life much easier in Hong Kong.  This magic card holds a cash value which you can top-up at convenience stores, MTR stations and many other locations throughout Hong Kong.  With a wave of your card you can quickly pay for public transportation (buses, trams, the MTR and sometimes even taxis). You can also make purchases with this card in convenience stores, supermarkets and many cafes.

Octopus cards can be purchased with a deposit of $50 at all MTR stations. Octopus cards are also available for children and automatically deduct a concessionary instead of full fare when travelling on public transport.

Discovery Bay residents can register their Octopus card at their local management office for 20% ferry rides and $1.10 off their second leg on internal bus routes. Some local shops and restaurants offer holders of DB Registered Octopus cards discounts on goods and services.