$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

  • Hong Kong residents aged 60-64 (with effect from February 27, 2022)
  • Elderly people 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 (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.
Elderly people aged 65 or above:
  • 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 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.
For details, please refer to the website of Labour and Welfare Bureau.

Application Period of JoyYou Card

  • JoyYou Card applications start on August 2, 2021. 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 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.

How to Apply for a JoyYou Card

Application via mobile app / distribution of application form will be available from August 2, 2021.
  • 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 can be obtained from August 2, 2021 at any of the following locations:
Eligible applicants may also download the application form from JoyYou Card webpage starting from August 2, 2021. 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

  • With effect from February 27, 2022, JoyYou Card holders aged 60 or above can enjoy the $2 Scheme.

  • For those who have applied and received a JoyYou Card before the effective day, such card can be used as Adult Octopus.

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
All GMB routes
Red minibuses and Kaitos
(From February 27, 2022)
Designated services of red minibuses and kaitos (Route details will be announced later)
  • A logo of the $2 Scheme will be displayed at the approved red minibuses and kaitos joining the $2 Scheme
(From February 27, 2022)
All tram routes 

Promotion Materials of the $2 Scheme

TV Announcements in the Public Interest
Lowering Eligible Age of the $2 Scheme to 60 (generic) 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


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


(updated as at September 27, 2021)