New Arrangement for issuing Passenger Service Licence Certificate

Starting from 13 July 2020, the Transport Department will issue the Passenger Service Licence Certificate ("PSLC") (Blue) with both scheduled and non-scheduled service endorsements for non-franchised public buses.


 Passenger Service Licence Certificate

Extension of Waiver of 12-month Passenger Service Licence &  Passenger Service Licence Certificate Fee

Starting from 30 December 2022 to 29 December 2023, PSL holders of public light buses, non-franchised buses and private buses providing student service are eligible for fee wavier subject to a maximum of 12-month when granted with a PSL/PSLC which takes effect during the concession period.


 Extension of Waiver of 12-month Passenger Service Licence &  Passenger Service Licence Certificate Fee


Non-Franchised Public Bus

The role of NFBs is to supplement the mass carriers. The supplementary role of NFBs include:

(a) relieving heavy demand on the franchised bus and green minibus services primarily during the peak hours; and
(b) filling gaps of passenger demand which cannot be met viably by the regular public transport services.

Based on the above criteria, NFBs are to provide tailor-made service to specific groups of passengers. As at 31 Dec 2022, there were 6,905 registered non-franchised public buses in the territory.

In 2021, the overall utilisation rate of NFBs is about 54.6%.
No. of Registered Non-franchised Public Bus PDF Document (76 KB)

For public transport route search:
Hong Kong eMobility

Guidelines for Ensuring Safety of Pupils on School Transport Vehicles

anti epidemic fund

special anti-epidemic subsidy

For PSL holders For passengers
Policy on NFB services

Brief description of NFB services


Non-Franchised Private Bus

As at 31 Dec 2022, there are 785 registered private buses. No. of private buses with different service endorsements is appended below:
Service endorsement No. of private buses
B01 - Student Service 133
B02 – Employees' Service 222
B03 – Disabled Persons' Service 410
B04 – Other Service 316
Note : As non-franchised bus can be granted with more than one service endorsement, the total number of service endorsement does not equal to the total number of non-franchised bus.

Brief description of NFPB services (B01 – B04)

B01 Student Service
B02 Employees' Service
B03 Disabled Persons' Service
B04 Other Service

Application for Passenger Service Licence (PSL) for NFB services - Private Bus Service

Applicant for operating a private bus service should fill in the form "Application for A Passenger Service Licence - Private Bus Service" (TD246B) or "Application for Passenger Service Licence Certificate(s) - Private Bus Service" (TD247B)(for existing Passenger Service Licence holder). The applicant should submit the completed application form together with supporting documents as specified in the "Notes for Attention" of the application forms.

Conditions for the Operation of Private Bus Service PDF Document (8KB)