Government Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities (the $2 Scheme)

Purpose of the $2 Scheme

  • To enable elderly people and eligible persons with disabilities to travel on designated public transport modes and services at a concessionary fare of $2 per trip.

Target Beneficiaries

Public Transport Modes and Services under the $2 Scheme

Transport Mode Services
MTR Domestic MTR services, including Light Rail and MTR Bus (Northwest New Territories)
  • Excluding the Airport Express, East Rail Line services to and from Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Racecourse Stations, first-class service of East Rail Line
Franchised buses Franchised bus routes of Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus, Citybus, Long Win Bus and New Lantao Bus
  • Excluding "A" and "NA" routes to the airport, racecourse routes, new long-haul services and the routes on a pre-booking and group hire basis
Ferries Designated ferry services
  • Excluding Deluxe Class Services
Green minibuses All green minbuses routes
Red minibuses, Kaitos and Residents’ Service

Red minibuses, Kaitos and Residents’ Service approved by Transport Department to join the $2 Scheme. For details, please visit the website of Transport Department. A logo of the $2 Scheme will be displayed at a prominent position on vehicles or vessels and atop the Octopus readers of the routes of the Red minibuses, Kaitos and Residents’ Service concerned.

Tram

All tram routes

Note: For enquiries regarding the details of the fare concessions voluntarily offered by public transport operators, including the age and other limits of free rides offered to children, please contact the relevant operators directly

  • Beneficiaries can travel on designated public transport modes at $2 per trip.
  • If the original fare for a journey is below $2, beneficiaries only need to pay the original fare.

Note: $2 Scheme is not applicable to fares paid in cash.

Elderly people aged 65 or above:

  • Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above should apply for the JoyYou Card from June 1, 2022 according to their year of birth in phases to continue to enjoy the concessionary fare. After having received a JoyYou Card, please use it to enjoy the $2 Scheme.
  • May continue to use Anonymous Elder Octopus or Personalised Octopus to enjoy the concession at present. Depending on the application progress for JoyYou Card, the Government will further announce the date to cease covering Anonymous Elder Octopus and Personalised Octopus in the $2 Scheme.

Arrangement of application for JoyYou Card

  • JoyYou Card applications start on June 1, 2022. Applicant can apply for JoyYou Card via "Octopus App" mobile application / collect paper application form (with return envelope) at designated locations. Application forms can be downloaded from the JoyYou Card webpage(without return envelope). Applications shall be submitted according to designated periods as follows:
  • Application Period Applicant’s year of birth(Hong Kong Identity Card Holder)
    June 1 to 30, 2022 1956
    July 1 to 31, 2022 1955
    August 1 to 31, 2022 1954
    September 1 to 30, 2022 1953
    October 1 to 31, 2022 1952
    November 1 to 30, 2022 1951
    December 1 to 31, 2022 1950
    January 1 to February 28, 2023 1948-1949
    March 1 to April 30, 2023 1946-1947
    May 1 to June 30, 2023 1943, 1944 and 1945
    July 1 to August 31, 2023 1939-1942
    September 1 to October 31, 20231938 or before
  • Each eligible applicant will only be issued with one JoyYou Card.

 

Hong Kong resident aged 60-64:

  • Must use a JoyYou Card to benefit from the $2 Scheme. Each eligible applicant will only be issued with one JoyYou Card.
  • Those reaching 60 in three months may apply for the JoyYou Card via the Octopus App or by posting the application forms to enjoy the concessionary fare when they reach 60.

For details of the JoyYou Card applications:

 

Eligible persons with disabilities:

  • Use Personalised Octopus with "Persons with Disabilities Status" printed with a photo.
  • Need to apply to MTR Corporation Limited (MTR) for the above Personalised Octopus or for encoding the "Persons with Disabilities Status" on an existing Personalised Octopus printed with a photo. Application forms for the above Personalised Octopus are available as follows:
    • Upon approval of the application or renewal of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme and Disability Allowance (DA), the Social Welfare Department (SWD) will mail the Personalised Octopus application form with confirmation of applicants' eligibility to the eligible beneficiaries (i.e. Recipients under CSSA aged below 65 with 100% disabilities and recipients of DA aged below 65) , their parents or guardians, as appropriate;
    • For the above eligible persons with disabilities who have not received the Personalised Octopus application form with confirmation of applicants' eligibility from SWD for whatever reason, they can approach the Social Security Field Unit of SWD for reissuing, or obtain the application form from MTR Customer Service Centres @.
  • When completing the form, please refer to the Flowchart and Notes to All Applicants at its back. After completing the form, please hand it at MTR Customer Service Centres@for application for Personalised Octopus with “Persons with Disabilities Status” or activation/renewal of “Persons with Disabilities Status” on a Personalised Octopus. Application for Personalised Octopus with “Persons with Disabilities Status” need to pay the Octopus deposit of HK$50.

@ Except Airport Express stations, Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau, Racecourse, Disneyland Resort, Sunny Bay, Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tung, South Horizons, Hin Keng, Kai Tak, Sung Wong Toi and To Kwa Wan stations

  • Upon receipt of the duly completed application form, the processing of application for a new Personalised Octopus normally requires 4 to 6 weeks, while activation/renewal of “Persons with Disabilities Status” on a Personalised Octopus requires 2 weeks.
  • For any enquiries on the application for Personalised Octopus with “Persons with Disabilities Status”, please call MTR hotline 2881 8888 (Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00pm)
  • Eligible persons with disabilities who are holding valid Personalised Octopus with “Persons with Disabilities Status” may continue to use the card to enjoy the concession. Application for JoyYou Card is not required.

Free rides for children:

  • Some of the public transport operators are currently offering free rides to children of designated age groups. Eligible children with disabilities for the $2 Scheme of such age groups will continue to enjoy these free rides by not tapping their Personalised Octopus with “Persons with Disabilities Status” against the reader. If they do so inadvertently, some operators may deduct $2 per trip from the Octopus. For details, please refer to the relevant announcement from the public transport operators regarding their free rides to children of designated age groups.

Chinese English
Effective on MTR
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Extension to Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus, Citybus and Long Win Bus
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Extension to ferries and New Lantao Bus
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Extension to eligible children with disabilities aged below 12
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Phased Extension to green minibuses
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Eligible age is lowered to 60
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Extension to Red Minibuses, Kaitos and Tram
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JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above
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TV Announcement
Radio Announcement
Effective on MTR TV Announcement WMV format 
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Radio AnnouncementMP3 format
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Extension to Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus, Citybus and 
Long Win Bus
TV Announcement WMVformat 
Transcript PDF format
Radio Announcement MP3 format
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Extension to ferries and New Lantao Bus TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Radio Announcement MP3 format
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Phased Extension to green minibuses TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Radio Announcement MP3 format
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Promotion TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Accessible Version WMVformat 
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Radio Announcement MP3 format
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Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (generic) TV Announcement  
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JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (Year 1956) TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Radio Announcement MP3 format
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JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (Year 1955) TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Radio Announcement MP3 format
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JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (Year 1954) TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Radio Announcement MP3 format
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JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (Year 1953) TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Radio Announcement MP3 format
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Details of the $2 Scheme:

Transport Department Tel: 2804 2600
Fax: 2804 2652
Email: tdenq@td.gov.hk
(The above telephone and fax hotlines and e-mail box are handled by 1823.)



MTR and Franchised bus services:

Mass Transit Railway Tel: 2881 8888
Kowloon Motor Bus Tel: 2745 4466
New World First Bus Tel: 2136 8888
Citybus Tel: 2873 0818
Long Win Bus Tel: 2261 2791
New Lantao Bus Tel: 2984 9848



Ferry services:

Ferry operator hotline Route

Sun Ferry
Tel : 2131 8181

  • Central - Cheung Chau (excluding Deluxe Class Service)
  • Central - Mui Wo (excluding Deluxe Class Service)
  • Peng Chau - Mui Wo - Chi Ma Wan - Cheung Chau
  • North Point - Hung Hom
  • North Point - Kowloon City
HK & Kowloon Ferry
Tel : 2815 6063
  • Central - Peng Chau (including special departures between Peng Chau and Hei Ling Chau)
  • Central - Yung Shue Wan
  • Central - Sok Kwu Wan
Coral Sea Ferry
Tel : 2513 1835
  • Sai Wan Ho - Kwun Tong
  • Sai Wan Ho - Sam Ka Tsuen
Tsui Wah Ferry
Tel : 2272 2022
  • Aberdeen - Pak Kok Tsuen - Yung Shue Wan
Chuen Kee Ferry
Tel : 2375 7883
  • Aberdeen - Mo Tat - Sok Kwu Wan
Fortune Ferry
Tel : 2994 8155
  • North Point - Kwun Tong
  • Tuen Mun - Tung Chung - Sha Lo Wan - Tai O
  • Central - Hung Hom
Park Island Transport
Tel : 2946 8899
  • Ma Wan - Central
  • Ma Wan - Tsuen Wan
Discovery Bay Transportation
Tel : 3651 2345
  • Central - Discovery Bay
Peng Chau Kaito
Tel : 2983 8617
  • Discovery Bay - Mui Wo
Star Ferry
Tel : 2367 7065
  • Central - Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Wan Chai - Tsim Sha Tsui

Note : The above ferry routes may be subject to change

Green Minibuses :

Please visit the website of Transport Department for details of routes and operators’ hotline.