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Green MiniBus (GMB) 40 from Causeway Bay
Green MiniBus are not as comfortable as taxi or even bus, but they do run as
frequently or more so than busses, and are a lot cheaper than taxis. These 16
seater small vans are regulated public transport, take octopus or cash, but tend
to drive rather fast around the winding roads. You can flag one down at any
point on their route, and also ask to get off at any point making them more
flexible than a franchised bus.
Despite the name the minibuses are only green around their
top, the rest of the body of the bus is usually covered with
advertising. The busses have a name
plate at the top front stating their destination in Chinese and
English, though the English may be in a small font and harder to
read. A bus number is always displayed but not always obviously,
while the driver may also put a "full" notice in the front
window if the bus is full.
Flag down the bus you want, in this case
it should be the number 40 with a name plate saying Stanley
Market or Stanley Prison, don't worry you can get off before the
In Causeway Bay you should stand on
Hennessy Road watching traffic that is going west,
towards Wanchai, and look out for the right minibus.
When you board the minibus pas the $10 fee immediately and
then wait as it goes via Wan Chai, the Aberdeen tunnel, Wong
Chuk Hang, Deep Water Bay, Repulse Bay then Chung Hom Kok before
finally reaching Stanley.
The bus stops outside Stanley Plaza first before going
onwards to Stanley Market. If you miss that stop it will go on
to the Stanley Prison, then return to the market so you have a
second chance to alight. The bus runs continuously all day but
frequency variies according to how busy it is, from 15 mintues
to 3 minutes.