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 60-64
  • Persons aged 65 or above
  • Recipients under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme aged below 65 with 100 % disabilities and recipients of Disability Allowance (DA) aged below 65
 

Details of Concession

  • Beneficiaries can travel on designated transport modes and services at $2 per trip.
  • 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 Octopus cards again before alighting for recording the differential fares of the trips concerned for Government 's reimbursement to the franchised bus operators when travelling along the sections for which two-way section fares are offered.
  • Beneficiaries travelling on green minibus routes are reminded to inform the drivers of their destinations 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 for recording the differential fares of the trips concerned for Government 's reimbursement to the green minibus operators.
Note: $2 Scheme is not applicable to fares paid in cash.
 

How to Enjoy the Concession

Hong Kong residents 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.
Persons aged 65 or above:
  • Persons aged 65 or above may continue to use Anonymous Elder Octopus or Personalised Octopus to enjoy the concession at present. Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above must apply for a JoyYou Card in phases during the designated period to continue to benefit from the $2 Scheme, and use the JoyYou Card once it is received. The Government will announce the date to cease covering Anonymous Elder Octopus and Personalised Octopus in the $2 Scheme later.
Eligible persons with disabilities:
  • May continue to use Personalised Octopus with"Persons with Disabilities Status"printed with a photo to enjoy the concession. Card replacement is not required at present.
For details, please refer to the website of Labour and Welfare Bureau.
 

Application Period of JoyYou Card

  • JoyYou Card applications for Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above start on June 1, 2022. Applications shall be submitted according to designated periods as follows:
Application Periods Year of Birth
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 and 1949
March 1 to April 30, 2023 1946 and 1947
May 1 to June 30, 2023 1943 to 1945
July 1 to August 31, 2023 1939 to 1942
September 1 to October 31, 2023 1938 or before
Eligible persons reaching the age of 60 in 3 months, and Hong Kong residents aged 60-64, can apply for JoyYou Card now.
 

How to Apply for a 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 light coloured background) taken within six months by post to the address specified on the application form.
JoyYou Card will be mailed to the corresponding address in Hong Kong given by eligible applicants within four weeks upon receipt of the required information and documents.
 

Distribution Points of Application Forms

Application forms with return envelope are currently available at the following locations:
From 1 June 2022, the application forms with return envelope are also available at the following locations:
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 time application of eligible beneficiaries.
  • No activation of JoyYou Card is required. JoyYou Card should be reloaded with an amount more than HK$50 via the established channels to reload Octopus. The initial reloading 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.

 

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, 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
("GMBs")
All GMB routes
Red minibuses and Kaitos Designated services of red minibuses and kaitos:

Red minibus routes
  • Aberdeen – Central
  • Kwun Tong – Yau Tong
  • 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
  • Causeway Bay – Tsz Wan Shan
  • Sai Wan – Mong Kok
  • Aberdeen – Mong Kok
  • Aberdeen – Kwun Tong
  • Sai Wan – Tsuen Wan
  • Tsuen Wan – To Kwa Wan
  • 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 – Jordan
  • Repulse Bay – Mong Kok
  • Yau Tong – Tsuen Wan
  • Tsuen Wan – Kowloon Bay
  • Yuen Long – Sheung Shui
  • Yuen Long – Mong Kok
  • Yuen Long – Chi Lok Fa Yuen
  • Yuen Long – Wong Nai Tun
  • Kwun Tong (Tsun Yip Street) to Tsuen Wan (single bound journey)
  • Mong Kok – Tsz Wan Shan
  • Kwun Tong – Lam Tin
  • Mong Kok – Yau Tong
  • Kowloon Bay – Mong Kok
  • Tsuen Wan – Shek Lei Pui
  • Mong Kok – To Kwa Wan
  • Mong Kok – Kwun Tong
  • To Kwa Wan (Tam Kung Road) – Ho Man Tin (Chun Man Court)
  • Tsz Wan Shan – Jordan
  • Yau Tong – Jordan
  • Mei Foo – To Kwa Wan
  • Castle Peak Road – Kwun Tong
  • Castle Peak Road – Yau Tong
  • Causeway Bay – Tsuen Wan (Belvedere Garden)
Kaito services:
  • Aberdeen / Stanley – Po Toi Island
  • Discovery Bay – Peng Chau / Trappist Monastery
  • 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
A logo of the $2 Scheme will be displayed at the approved red minibuses and kaitos joining the $2 Scheme:
$2 Scheme logo
Tram All tram routes 
 

Promotion Materials of the $2 Scheme

TV Announcements in the Public Interest
Arrangement of Application for JoyYou Card for Hong Kong Residents aged 65 or above (year 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
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
 

Enquiry

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

 

(updated as at May 16, 2022)