Useful apps for life in HK

Moving to a new city can be daunting and stressful. Having a selection of Hong Kong apps on your phone can help you navigate around the city and get your hands on the essentials with minimal hassle.

We have compiled a list of the best Hong Kong apps for you to install.

Public Transport

  • MTR MTR Provides useful information related to MTR trips to help you plan your journey
  • High Speed Rail High Speed Rail Trip planner for journeys between HK and Mainland cities
  • Citymapper Citymapper A transit app for effective travel planning i.e. finding the fastest route, checking departure times
  • HKeMobility HKeMobility HK Gov't transport information, covering all public transport
  • HK Bussez HK Bussez A collection of bus companies in HK with real-time information, plus tram info and routes
  • Citybus NWFB Citybus NWFB Bus route search and estimated time of arrival for HK Island routes only
  • 1933 KMB/LWB 1933 KMB/LWB Bus route search and estimated time of arrival for Kowloon and NT routes
  • HK Ferries HK Ferries Ferry timetable for HK ferry services
  • First Ferry First Ferry Timetable, ticketing and on time sailing information for HK ferry services


  • HK Taxi HK Taxi Very useful for hailing a taxi and is bilingual Cash is the default payment method
  • Take Taxi Take Taxi Address translator into Cantonese, plus estimated time and price information
  • SynCab SynCab Pre book your taxi. Convenient in-app credit card payment option
  • HK Taxi Cards HK Taxi Cards Translates your destination into Cantonese
  • Uber Uber Ride-hailing

Traffic Conditions

  • HK Road Cam HK Road Cam Browse real-time traffic snapshots and latest traffic information
  • HK Traffic HK Traffic Real time traffic information


  • Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Official booking and information app for Cathay Pacific
  • HK Int Airport HK Int Airport Flight information


  • Trailwatch Trailwatch Hiking guide combining conservation and appreciation for HK country parks
  • Enjoy Hiking Enjoy Hiking Extensive information on Hong Kong hiking trails
  • Hiking HK Hiking HK Mobile hiking app providing offline map information, route drawing, route sharing, GPS location, deviation alert options
  • Hong Kong Citywalks Hong Kong Citywalks Featuring several self-guided walks, taking in famous attractions to hidden gems A great way to explore HK

Events, Ticketing & Leisure

  • Pelago Pelago Event and ticketing information
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland Includes wait times, park map, schedules and ticket reservation options
  • HKmovie HKmovie Gathers movie times from all cinema branches. Choose and purchase your movie here
  • The Entertainer The Entertainer Discount app for restaurants etc
  • Sightseeing & events Klook: Sightseeing & events Discount app for event and sightseeing tickets
  • Meetup Meetup Connect with local groups hosting online events so you can meet new people and try new things


  • HSBC HSBC Manage your finances on-the-go
  • PayMe PayMe HSBC's mobile payment service
  • PPS PPS Electronic bill payment platform. Conveniently settle bills for over 900 merchants
  • Octopus Octopus Payment method for most public transport and widely accepted by other retail outlets


  • Hello Toby Hello Toby Hire qualified service pros including handyman, tutors, personal trainers, photographers and more

Transport / Moving

  • GOGOX GOGOX help move or deliver your goods, 24/7 service
  • Lalamove - Fast Delivery Lalamove - Fast Delivery On demand express delivery service for business or personal needs
  • Pickupp Pickupp Door to door delivery service

Groceries & Shopping

  • City'Super City'Super Premium quality online grocery shopping
  • M & S HK M & S HK Marks and Spencer Food online shopping
  • Market Place by Jasons Market Place by Jasons Good quality online grocery shopping
  • PARKnSHOP PARKnSHOP Online grocery shopping
  • Wellcome Wellcome Online grocery shopping
  • Mannings HK Mannings HK Health, beauty and personal care shopping
  • Watsons Watsons Health, beauty and personal care shopping
  • HKTV mall HKTV mall One stop shopping platform serving every aspect of your daily life

Food Delivery

  • Foodpanda Foodpanda Online food delivery.
    Good coverage for Western cusine
  • Uber Eats Uber Eats Online food delivery
  • Deliveroo Deliveroo Online food delivery.
    Good coverage for local restaurants
  • Black Sheep GO Black Sheep GO Premium food ordering service for Blacksheep's outlets
  • BottlesXO BottlesXO Wine, beer and spirits delivery within an hour


  • Eatigo Eatigo Restaurant reservation offering time-based discounts
  • Open Rice Open Rice Restaurant information, reviews and booking services
  • Chope Chope Local restaurant & booking system guide
  • Starbucks Starbucks Order your favorite beverage online
  • Beanhunter Beanhunter Find great coffee
  • Bistro Chat Bistro Chat Restaurant booking and loyalty program in HK

Air Quality & Weather

  • HK AQI HK AQI Air quality information
  • HK Observatory HK Observatory Up-to-date information on HK's latest weather forecast including weather warnings

Media / News

  • South China Morning Post South China Morning Post HK's online English language newspaper
  • RTHK News RTHK News News content in English and Chinese
  • RTHK On The Go RTHK On The Go Live radio, news and podcasts
  • Online news, features and commentary from the Information Services Department


  • Google translate Google translate Translate between 108 languages
  • HK Calender HK Calender Includes public holidays and events
  • HK Tax Calculator HK Tax Calculator Calculator for individual income tax
  • HK Post HK Post HK postal services
  • HK Immigration Department HK Immigration Department Allows for various Immigration services online
  • Toilet Rush Toilet Rush Shows the nearest toilets
  • Nemo Cantonese Nemo Cantonese Learn Cantonese

Free Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi HK Wi-Fi HK Find free wi-fi spots
  • CSL Wi-Fi CSL Wi-Fi Search for CSL wi-fi spots