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    Question (Mini) Bus maps

    5 months into my HK experience I am still struggling with public transport except the MTR / KCR - both of them work perfectly for me. Yes and I did figure out how to travel by Minibus or Bus on my frequently used routes. but what if I want to go to places I havent been to yet? How do I find out what (mini)bus is going where and weher I can get off and on?
    Am I missing something? All bus companies have no busmaps on their sites, the customer service centers as well as the drivers dont have maps...
    please tell me I should have figured it out long time ago...


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    In bookshops you can buy a thing called the "Palm Atlas" which comes bundled with the "Public Transport Boarding Guide". This is a mini street atlas showing all the routes, and the boarding guide shows in detail where each bus stop is.

    However, if you know in advance where you are going then the search facilities on the bus company websites are the best way I find. The Point-to-Point search on the Citybus site (http://www.citybus.com.hk/eng/main.asp) covers both Citybus and NewWorld buses. If you're over on the darkside you'll need the Destinatyion search on the KMB site: http://www.kmb.hk/english.php?

    For Green Minibuses the best online source is the Transportation Map at http://www.ypmap.com


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    the minibus map on www.ypmap.com was great, thanks!


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    Since the previous post 3 years ago, we now have this system which I find works reasonably well for Green minibuses: http://ptes.td.gov.hk/en/index.asp

    Golden Hawk and pizza like this.

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    http://www.centamap.com/gc/home.aspx

    I've been using the above site for a little over a year now. It pinpoints all bus and minibus stops for any given area!
    Last edited by IMJuksing; 06-05-2010 at 07:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMJuksing:
    http://www.centamap.com/gc/home.aspx

    I've been using the above site for a little over a year now. It pinpoints all bus and minibus stops for any given area!
    Any update on this? I find etransport fine most of the time, but not if you want to search green minibus routes. There are a bunch outside Metroplaza and I want to know where they go!

    The centamap seems to know, but good god is it hard to use!

    Anything better? (Android app suggestions also welcome)

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    eTransport does Green minibuses. Did you mean red?


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    Hong Kong transport department's etransport has a journey planner and if you click on the map it pulls up for origin and destination, you can see the various minibus stops in that area. Clicking on one of the stops will link you to the green minibus page which has details of the routes of the various green minibuses. Hope this helps.

    Last edited by pandancake; 25-09-2012 at 05:31 PM. Reason: addition

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    I use etransport all the time. But what I want is to be able to type in a route number - say 88G - and see where it goes - ideally marked on a map rather than street names which are just meaningless to me! I can't make etransport do that for me. I find their map to be befuddling at best and only manage to find bus stops on it after searching for a journey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    I use etransport all the time. But what I want is to be able to type in a route number - say 88G - and see where it goes - ideally marked on a map rather than street names which are just meaningless to me! I can't make etransport do that for me. I find their map to be befuddling at best and only manage to find bus stops on it after searching for a journey.
    There is an android app by studiokuma that almost does what you want the route is listed but you can open each route stage in google maps. Only shows start end points of the stages not as a line on the map. Used it a couple of times.

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