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Why Its Cheaper to Visit Hong Kong Tourist Spots via Big Bus Tours

Most Pinoys think Big Bus Tours is expensive when going around Hong Kong’s tourist spots but it’s actually not. I’ve been to Hong Kong so many times that I’ve already earned a Hong Kong frequency card (I no longer need to go through immigration when visiting or leaving Hong Kong) and believe me – getting Big Bus Tours complete package is worth your every penny.

Big Bus Tour Hong Kong

What is Big Bus Tours

For those of you who haven’t heard of Big Bus Tours, it is like a shuttle service with over 20 stops all over Hong Kong that drops off and takes in riders every 30 minutes. So if you are touring Hong Kong, you no longer need to fall in line at the MTR, squeeze yourself in trains during peak hours and stand all the way to your destination when there are no seats available.

All you need to do is choose which attraction you like to visit, hop on the Big Bus and hop off when you reach your destination. Once your done, just wait for 30 minutes or less and the Big Bus will pick you up at their designated stops and bring you to your next destination.

Why You Should Try Big Bus Tours Hong Kong

Aside from their hop on hop off service, you also get complimentary earphones so you get to listen to a voice tour guide as the bus bring you to your next destination. And did I mention it also comes with a free wifi on board so you can post as many Instagrammable pictures as you like. Oh and you get complimentary rain ponchos too just in case it rains.

Best of all, most of their employees are Pinoy (except the drivers) so you can easily ask questions, tips on itinerary and how to make the most out of your 2 Day Big Bus Tour package. 🙂 

Also Read: When in Hong Kong: Why You Should Stay in Tsim Sha Tsui

Big Bus Tours vs MTR for Tourists

So when you’re in Hong Kong, whether it’s your first or nth time to visit, the most convenient way to get around the city is their MTR. Compared to the Philippines, their trains are cleaner, more organized, easy to understand and most of all faster. However, it can be very crowded and tiring during peak hours. And if you’ve been walking all day, sometimes you just want to sit down and relax while enjoying the view.

So with Big Bus Tours, it’s like you have a bus that you can get to any time of the day. And you don’t need to walk too far because their bus stops are always near most Hong Kong tourist spots. In this way, you get to reserve all your energy in touring instead of walking to reach an MTR and standing through travel periods during crowded peak hours.

Big Bus Tours Hong Kong Brochure

How much does Big Bus Tours cost?

So the first question you might ask is how much will it cost to avail Big Bus Tours services. They offer different packages but I recommend their deluxe package if you want to save a lot. ( USD prices are based on Big Bus Tour website, Philippine Pesos conversion is based on 50 pesos to 1 USD exchange rate.)

The Classic Ticket:

  • 1 day access to hop on hop off bus
  • free Star Ferry trip
  • free Peak Tram Sky or sky100 Observation Deck entry
  • free Sampan ride

US $55.30 or approximately 2,765 pesos / 480 HKD

The Premium Ticket:

  • 2 days access to hop on hop off bus
  • free Star Ferry trip
  • free Sampan ride
  • free Peak Tram Sky or sky100 Observation Deck entry

US $61.10 or 3,055 pesos / 530 HKD

The Deluxe Ticket

  • 2 days access to hop on hop off bus
  • free Star Ferry trip
  • free Peak Tram Sky or sky100 Observation Deck entry
  • free Night Tour
  • free Sampan ride
  • free 1 hour Victoria Harbour tour via Star Ferry

US $72.60 or approximately 3630 pesos / 630 HKD

Also Read: Survived 4D3N in Hong Kong with ₱15,000 Including Airfare

How Much Do You Save When You Avail Deluxe Package?

Now let’s break down how much you can save availing the Deluxe package:

Peak Tram Sky = 90 HKD or sky100 Observation Deck entry = 188 HKD

Star Ferry Trip round trip (2.70 HKD to 3.70 HKD x 2) =  5.4 to 7.4 HKD

Night Tour Big Bus Tour (35.80 USD) = approximately 280 HKD

Sampan ride = 2.2 HKD

1 hour Victoria Harbour tour via Star Ferry = 100 HKD

Total:  575.43 HKD worth of attractions in the deluxe package

Additional expense: Fare to get to each tourist spot: Approximately 100 HKD

So if the deluxe package cost approximately 630 HKD (when bought through their website), then you actually save money at the same time get 2 days of hop on hop off bus services for FREE!

Coming Soon: Hong Kong Itinerary via Big Bus Tours and How to Get the Most Out of Your 2 Day Big Bus Tour 48 Hour Package

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