Permitted operating areas of taxis
There are 3 types of taxis. They operate in different parts of Hong Kong. (239KB)
(a) Urban taxis (red taxis) are available for hire throughout Hong Kong (except Tung Chung Road and roads in South Lantau).
(b) New Territories taxis (green taxis) are available for hire in-
They are also permitted to carry passengers along specified routes to/from the following locations:
(c) Lantau taxis (blue taxis) are available for hire on Lantau Island, Chek Lap Kok and the Public Transport Interchange at the Hong Kong Port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
Details of permitted areas for New Territories and Lantau taxis are stipulated in the Schedule 7 to the Road Traffic (Registration and Licensing of Vehicles) Regulations, Chapter 374E.
Note: New Territories taxis carrying passengers via Sha Tin to and from Tsuen Wan MTR Station, Tsing Yi AR Station, Hong Kong Disneyland and Hong Kong International Airport Passenger Terminal 1 have to use Shing Mun Tunnels.