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 and Kaitos
  • From February 27, 2022, the $2 Scheme will be extended to red minibuses and kaitos approved by Transport Department to join the $2 Scheme.
  • The routes of red minibuses and kaitos approved by Transport Department joining to $2 Scheme will be announced in the first quarter 2022.
  • A logo of the Scheme will be displayed at the approved red minibus and kaitos joining the $2 Scheme.
Tram

All tram routes (from February 27, 2022)

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:

  • Use Elder Octopus or Personalised Octopus.
  • May continue to use Anonymous Elder Octopus or Personalised Octopus to enjoy the concession at present. Application arrangement of JoyYou Card for elderly people aged 65 or above will be announced in the first quarter 2022.

 

Hong Kong residents aged 60-64 (With effect from February 27, 2022):

  • Must use a JoyYou Card to benefit from the $2 Scheme. Each eligible applicant will only be issued with one JoyYou Card.
  • JoyYou Card applications start on August 2, 2021. Applicant can apply for JoyYou Card via "Octopus App" mobile application / paper application form (with return envelope) from 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 Periods Year of Birth
    August 2 to 31, 2021 1957#
    September 1 to 30, 2021 1958
    October 1 to 31, 2021 1959
    November 1 to 30, 2021 1960
    December 1 to 31, 2021 1961
    From January 1, 2022 onwards Persons reaching the age of 60 in three months

    #Persons born between January 1 and February 26, 1957, can automatically enjoy the concession with JoyYou Card when they reach the age of 65.

  • For details of the JoyYou Card applications:
    • Visit JoyYou Card webpage
    • Call Octopus Customer Service Hotline : 2266 2222 (press 6,2,3,0 after selecting language) to contact OCL staff directly.

 

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 “Personalised 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 “Personalised 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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TV Announcement
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Effective on MTR TV Announcement WMV format 
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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 TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Phased Extension to green minibuses TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Promotion TV Announcement WMVformat 
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Accessible Version WMVformat 
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Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (generic) TV Announcement  
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Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (Year 1957) TV Announcement  
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Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (Year 1958) TV Announcement  
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Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (Year 1959) TV Announcement  
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Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (Year 1960) TV Announcement  
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Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (Year 1961) TV Announcement  
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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

New World First 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)
Islands Ferry
Tel : 2815 6063
  • Central - Yung Shue Wan
Winnertex
Tel : 2815 6063
  • 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.