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

  • Hong Kong residents aged 60 or above
  • Eligible persons with disabilities: recipients under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme with 100 % disabilities and recipients of Disability Allowance (DA)
 

Details of Concession

  • Beneficiaries can travel on designated transport modes and services at $2 per trip by using JoyYou Card or designated Octopus.
  • If the normal fare for a journey is below $2, beneficiaries only need to pay the normal fare.
  • Beneficiaries travelling on franchised bus routes are reminded to tap the same JoyYou Card or designated Octopus again before alighting when travelling along the sections for which two-way section fares are offered.
  • Beneficiaries travelling on minibus routes are reminded to inform the drivers of their alighting locations upon boarding when travelling along the sections for which two-way section fares are offered so that the drivers can adjust the Octopus readers before they tap the Octopus cards.
Note 1: $2 Scheme is not applicable to fares paid in cash.
Note 2: Anonymous Elder Octopus and ordinary Personalised Octopus will not be covered under the $2 Scheme with effect from August 25, 2024.
 

How to Enjoy the Concession

Hong Kong residents aged 60-64:
  • Must use a JoyYou Card^ to benefit from the $2 Scheme. 
Persons aged 65 or above:
  • Anonymous Elder Octopus and ordinary Personalised Octopus will not be covered in the $2 Scheme from August 25, 2024 onwards. Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above who do not have JoyYou Card^ should apply for one as soon as possible to ensure that they can continue to benefit from the $2 Scheme from August 25, 2024 onwards using JoyYou Card. By that time, eligible beneficiaries aged 60 or above must use JoyYou Card to enjoy the $2 Scheme.
Eligible persons with disabilities (aged below 60):
  • Must use Personalised Octopus with "Persons with Disabilities Status"# printed with a photo to enjoy the $2 Scheme.
Eligible persons with disabilities (aged 60 or above):
  • Should apply for and use JoyYou Card^ to continue to enjoy the $2 Scheme. There is an expiry date for the "Persons with Disabilities Status" encoded on the Personalised Octopus of eligible persons with disabilities. There is no need to apply for renewal of the "Persons with Disabilities Status" after switching to a JoyYou Card.

^ JoyYou Card is applicable to Hong Kong residents (including eligible persons with disabilities) aged 60 or above.
# Personalised Octopus with "Persons with Disabilities Status" is applicable to eligible persons with disabilities aged below 60.

 

How to Apply for a JoyYou Card

Hong Kong residents (including eligible persons with disabilities) aged 60 or above holding a valid Hong Kong identity card, and eligible persons reaching the age of 60 in 3 months can apply for JoyYou Card now. Each eligible applicant will only be issued with one JoyYou Card.

              or
  • By posting the application form
Applicants should send the completed application form with a copy of their Hong Kong identity card and a 1.5 x 2 inch colour passport photo (with white or plain light colour background) taken within six months by post to the address specified on the application form.
JoyYou Card will be mailed to the correspondence address in Hong Kong given by eligible applicants within four weeks upon receipt of the required information and documents.
 

Distribution Points of Application Forms of JoyYou Card

Application forms with postage paid return envelope are available at the following locations:
The consolidated list of distribution points of application forms is available on JoyYou Card webpage.

Eligible applicants may also download the application form from JoyYou Card webpage. The postage will be paid by applicants.
 

Application Fee of JoyYou Card

  • The HKSAR government subsidises the administrative fee for the first application of eligible beneficiaries.
  • No activation of JoyYou Card is required. It can be used after topping up with an amount higher than HK$50 via Octopus add-value channels. The initial top-up amount will include a refundable deposit of HK$50.
 

When to Enjoy the Concession with JoyYou Card

  • After having received a JoyYou Card, all persons aged 60 or above can enjoy the $2 Scheme with JoyYou Card after reload it. Applicant who is issued with JoyYou Card can transfer the remaining value and services (including the valid "Persons with Disabilities Status") from an existing Personalised Octopus to JoyYou Card with the "Easy Transfer" service. (For details, please refer to the JoyYou Card webpage.)

 

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 Octopus reader. If they do so inadvertently, the operators may deduct $2 per trip from the Octopus. For details, please refer to the announcement from the public transport operators.
 

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, and first-class service of East Rail Line
Franchised buses Franchised bus routes of Kowloon Motor 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
    Tram All tram routes 
      Green Minibuses
      ("GMBs")
      All GMB routes
        Red minibuses
        ("RMBs")
        Designated RMB routes (Last update date: June 3, 2024)

        (Passengers taking the designated RMB routes are reminded that as some RMBs may not have joined the $2 Scheme, for ease of identification, the following logo of the $2 Scheme will be displayed at a prominent position on vehicles and atop the Octopus readers of the designated RMBs. If the RMB has not displayed the following logo of the $2 Scheme, no $2 concessionary fare will be offered.)

        $2 Scheme logo $2 Scheme label
        • Aberdeen – Central
        • Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square) – Yau Tong (Yau Lai Estate)
        • Jordan – Sau Mau Ping
        • Jordan – Lam Tin
        • Hung Hom (Whampoa Estate) – Mong Kok (Bute Street)
        • Tsuen Wan (Belvedere Garden) – Tsuen Wan (Yeung Uk Road)
        • Kwun Tong (Yee On Street) – Tsuen Wan
        • Kwun Tong – Sai Kung
        • Mong Kok – Tai Po
        • Aberdeen – Mong Kok
        • Aberdeen – Kwun Tong
        • Sai Wan – Tsuen Wan
        • Tsuen Wan – To Kwa Wan (applicable to morning session)
        • Chai Wan – Kwun Tong / Kowloon Bay
        • Ping Shek – Tsuen Wan
        • Tsuen Wan (Hanley Villa / Belvedere Garden) – Lai Chi Kok / Sham Shui Po
        • So Kwun Wat Road / Hong Kong Gold Coast – Tai Wai
        • Shek Lei – Kwai Fong
        • Shek Lei – Mong Kok
        • Shek Lei – Jordan Road
        • Yuen Long (Yuen Long Hong Lok Road) – Jordan (Pak Hoi Street)
        • Yuen Long (Yuen Long Hong Lok Road) – Jordan (Parkes Street)
        • Repulse Bay – Mong Kok
        • Yau Tong – Tsuen Wan
        • Tsuen Wan – Kowloon Bay
        • Yuen Long (Shui Che Kwun Street) – Sheung Shui (San Fat Street)
        • Yuen Long – Mong Kok
        • Yuen Long – Chi Lok Fa Yuen
        • Yuen Long (Hung Min Court) – Wong Nai Tun
        • Yuen Long (Yuen Long Station) – Wong Nai Tun
        • Kwun Tong (Tsun Yip Street) to Tsuen Wan (single bound journey)
        • Mong Kok – Tsz Wan Shan
        • Kwun Tong – Lam Tin
        • To Kwa Wan (Tam Kung Road) – Ho Man Tin (Chun Man Court)
        • Tsz Wan Shan – Jordan
        • Yau Tong – Jordan
        • Castle Peak Road – Kwun Tong
        • Castle Peak Road – Yau Tong
        • Causeway Bay – Tsuen Wan (Belvedere Garden)
        • Castle Peak Road – Wong Tai Sin
        • Mong Kok – Wong Tai Sin
        • Ping Yeung – Sheung Shui
        • Shau Kei Wan – Shek O
        • Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square) – Jordan (Shanghai Street)
        • Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square) – Lok Ma Chau
        • Mong Kok (Fa Yuen Street) – Ho Man Tin (Oi Man Estate)
        • Tsuen Wan (Chuen Lung Street) – Shek Lei Pui
        • Tsuen Wan (Yeung Uk Road) – Tsuen Wan (Hoi Pa Village) (applicable to morning session)
        • Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square) – Mei Foo
        • Sau Mau Ping (Sau Fai House) – Mong Kok (Fa Yuen Street Market)
        • Kwun Tong (Shui Wo Street Market) – Sau Mau Ping (Sau Fai House)
        • Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square) – Sau Mau Ping (Sau Mau Ping Shopping Centre)
        • Kwun Tong (Shui Wo Street Market) – Ngau Tau Kok (On Kay Court)
        • Kwun Tong (Fuk Tong Road) – Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Kwun Tong)
        • Sai Kung (Wai Man Road) – Mong Kok (Dundas Street)
        • Mong Kok (Dundas Street) – Ngau Tau Kok / Kwun Tong (Yee On Street)
        • Yuen Long (Yu King Square) – Sheung Shui (San Wan Lane)
        • Sheung Shui (San Wan Lane) – Kam Tsin Village
        • Tsuen Wan (Hoi Pa Street) – Tsz Wan Shan (Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre) (applicable to afternoon session)
        • Yuen Long (Long Ming Street) – Yuen Long (Park YOHO)
        • Yuen Long (Fau Tsoi Street) – Tai Po (Po Yick Street)
        • Tsuen Wan (Tsuen Wan Market Street) – Kowloon City (Lion Rock Road)
        • Olympic Station / Mong Kok (Tung Choi Street) – Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square)
        • Mong Kok (Tung Choi Street) – Yau Tong (Shung Shun Street)
        • Mong Kok (Tung Choi Street) – Kowloon Bay (Lam Fung Street)
        • Mong Kok (Tung Choi Street) – To Kwa Wan (Pak Tai Street)
        • Yuen Long (Yu King Square) – Kam Sheung Road (Sheung Tsuen Park)
        • Tsz Wan Shan (Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre) – Mei Foo
        • Yuen Long (Fau Tsoi Street) – Jordan (Pak Hoi Street)
          Kaitos Designated Kaito services: # (Last update date: January 28, 2024)

          • Aberdeen / Stanley – Po Toi Island
          • Aberdeen – Ap Lei Chau
          • Sam Ka Tsuen – Tung Lung Island
          • Sai Wan Ho – Tung Lung Island
          • Wong Shek Pier – Wan Tsai / Chek Keng
          • Ma Liu Shui – Tung Ping Chau
          • Tap Mun – Wong Shek Pier (via Ko Lau Wan)
          • Ma Liu Shui – Tap Mun
          • Ma Liu Shui – Lai Chi Wo
          • Ma Liu Shui – Kat O / Ap Chau
          • Tai Shui Hang – Ma Liu Shui / Tai Mei Tuk
          • Sam Mun Tsai – Tai Shui Hang / Lai Chi Wo / Kat O / Ap Chau
          • Sai Kung – Kau Sai Tsuen / High Island
          • Sha Tau Kok – Lai Chi Wo / Ap Chau / Kat O
          • Tseung Kwan O (South) – Sai Wan Ho
          # For ease of identification, the logo of the $2 Scheme will be displayed at a prominent position on vessels of the kaitos joining the $2 Scheme.
            Residents' Service
            ("RS")
            Designated RS routes+ (Last update date: April 1, 2024)

            • HR42: Baguio Villa (Lower) – Kennedy Town MTR Station (Circular)
            • HR88: Scenic Villas – Connaught Road Central (Wing On House) (Circular)
            • DB00R: Discovery Bay (within DB)
            • DB01R: Discovery Bay – Tung Chung
            • DB03R: Discovery Bay – Sunny Bay [including special departures route DB03RP: Discovery Bay North Plaza – Sunny Bay]
            • DB08R: Discovery Bay – Central (Central Ferry Pier No. 3) (overnight)
            • NR35: Riviera Gardens – Kwun Tong
            • NR38: Riviera Gardens – Central/Admiralty
            • NR330: Ma Wan (Tung Wan Bus Terminus) – Tsing Yi Station
            • NR331: Ma Wan (Pak Yan Road) – Tsuen Wan (Sai Lau Kok Road) (Circular) [including special departures route NR331S: Ma Wan (Pak Yan Road) – Tsuen Wan West (Nina Tower Bus Terminus) (Circular)]
            • NR332: Ma Wan (Tung Wan Bus Terminus) – Kwai Fong (Metroplaza)
            • NR332A: Ma Wan (Tung Wan Bus Terminus) – Kwai Fong (Metroplaza)
            • NR338: Ma Wan (Tung Wan Bus Terminus) – Central (Central Ferry Pier No. 2) (overnight)
            • NR740: Sun Tuen Mun Centre – Tsim Sha Tsui East
            • NR741: Sun Tuen Mun Centre – Wan Chai
            • NR761: Aqua Blue, Tuen Mun – Tsuen Wan Station (Circular)
            • NR84: Ma On Shan Tsuen – Ma On Shan Station
            • NR91: Fairview Park, Yuen Long – Wan Chai
            • NR92: Fairview Park, Yuen Long – Tsuen Wan
            • NR93: Fairview Park, Yuen Long – On Shun Street, Yuen Long
            • NR94: Fairview Park, Yuen Long – Sheung Shui Station
            • NR917: Fan Kam Road, Yuen Long – Wan Chai
            • NR918: Lam Kam Road – Wan Chai
            • NR936: Fairview Park, Yuen Long - Hung Hom Station
            • NR940: Ha Tsuen – Yuen Long (Sau Fu Street)
            • NR945: Yick Fat/Tai Hang Buildings, Yuen Long – North Point
            • NR948: Fairview Park, Yuen Long – Tsing Yi Station
            + For ease of identification, the logo of the $2 Scheme will be displayed on prominent location on vehicles and atop the Octopus readers of non-franchised buses of designated RS routes.
               

              Promotion Materials of the $2 Scheme

              TV Announcements in the Public Interest
              Hong Kong Residents (including eligible persons with disabilities) aged 60 or above must use JoyYou Card to enjoy $2 Scheme from August 25, 2024 Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1938 or before) Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1939 - 1942) Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1943 - 1945) Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1946 and 1947) Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1948 and 1949) Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1950) Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1951) Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1952)
              Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1953) Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1954) Video clip YouTube Text
              Use the $2 Scheme lawfully Video clip YouTube Text
              Proper ways to use the $2 Scheme Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1955) Video clip YouTube Text
              JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above (1956) Video clip YouTube Text
              Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (generic) Video clip YouTube Text
              Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (Turning 60 in three months) Video clip YouTube Text
              Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (year 1957) Video clip YouTube Text
              Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (year 1958) Video clip YouTube Text
              Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (year 1959) Video clip YouTube Text
              Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (year 1960) Video clip YouTube Text
              Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (year 1961) Video clip YouTube Text
               
              Poster and Leaflet
              Hong Kong Residents (including eligible persons with disabilities) aged 60 or above must use JoyYou Card to enjoy $2 Scheme (Leaflet) Link
              Hong Kong Residents (including eligible persons with disabilities) aged 60 or above
              must use JoyYou Card to enjoy $2 Scheme
              from August 25, 2024 (Poster)
              ‧ Chinese and English Link
              ‧ Bahasa Indonesia Link
              ‧ Hindi Link
              ‧ Nepali Link
              ‧ Punjabi (Indian) Link
              ‧ Tagalog Link
              ‧ Thai Link
              ‧ Urdu Link
              ‧ Vietnamese Link
              Use the $2 Scheme lawfully (Poster) Link
              Proper ways to use the $2 Scheme (Franchised buses - Poster) 
              Link
              Proper ways to use the $2 Scheme (Minibuses - Poster) Link
              Arrangement of Application for JoyYou Card for Hong Kong Residents aged 65 or above (Poster) Link
              Arrangement of Application for JoyYou Card for Hong Kong Residents aged 65 or above (Leaflet) Link
              Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (Poster) Link
              Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (Leaflet) Link
              Hong Kong Residents aged 60-64 must use JoyYou Cards to enjoy the $2 Scheme from February 27
              ‧ Chinese and English Link
              ‧ Bahasa Indonesia Link
              ‧ Hindi Link
              ‧ Nepali Link
              ‧ Punjabi (Indian) Link
              ‧ Tagalog Link
              ‧ Thai Link
              ‧ Urdu Link
              ‧ Vietnamese Link
              Hong Kong Residents aged 60-64 must use JoyYou Cards to enjoy the $2 Scheme from February 27
              ‧ Chinese and English Link
              ‧ Bahasa Indonesia Link
              ‧ Hindi Link
              ‧ Nepali Link
              ‧ Punjabi (Indian) Link
              ‧ Tagalog Link
              ‧ Thai Link
              ‧ Urdu Link
              ‧ Vietnamese Link
               

              Enquiry

              For details of the JoyYou Card applications
              For details of the $2 Scheme

               

              (updated as at June 3, 2024)