To Stanley Market from Admiralty
Admiralty, on the north coast of Hong Kong island, is
something of a transport hub and a convenient place to
change MTR lines. The MTR station is called Admiralty
The district is more passed through than
visited, though there are a few things which may interest
the visitor; such as the entrance to Hong Kong Park, and the
Pacific Place shopping mall.
Buses to Ocean Park also leave here, and at the end of
the day deposit their loads of weary park travelers. Apart
from this it is more an office district with the Queensway
Government Offices and the Lippo Centre towers disgorging
large crowds to eat in the many lunch restaurants jammed
into the arcades.
There are four large luxury hotels above and
adjoining the Pacific Place arcade. Three are major chain
hotels with everything you would expect, the Island
Shangri-La, the Conrad, and the Marriot while the third, The
Upper House, a locally designed boutique hotel of 100 rooms.
But if you are staying in one of the luxury hotels here,
or you have had to visit the British Consulate which is
located high up the hillside above Admiralty, then you may
wish to know how to get to Stanley Market from Admiralty.
There are a number of options but Taxi, public Bus and
Green Minibus are the best choices. Walking is not an option
unless the 3 hour hike over the hills is really what you
want to achieve, and while the views and paths are sometimes
interesting you would arrive perhaps rather too weary at the
market to enjoy it!
Option 1 - Taxi
- If in northern, lower, Admiralty go the United
Centre Taxi rank, at ground level
- If in southern, upper, Admiralty go to the Pacific Place
taxi rank, it is on level 4
- It is also possible to get taxis outside the hotels
but of course you may have to wait behind guests
- Ask the driver for "Stanley" - every taxi driver in
Hong Kong knows this English word even if they don't
speak another word!
- Tell the driver to take the Tunnel, unless you have
claustrophobia, as it is more direct
- The taxi drops you at Stanley Village Road, there are
signposts directing you to the market
The trip will take about 30 minutes and cost about HK$125
which is $120 for the ride, and $5 for the tunnel toll fee.
If you don't like Tunnels then you can ask your
taxi driver to go via Peak Road, over the hill. This
may even be a few minutes a faster when the tunnel is
congested, and you don't pay a toll, but the road is
extremely windy in parts and not good for those who get
Option 2 - Public Bus
Air-conditioned, modern, double decker and slightly scary
on windy roads the public busses of Hong Kong are an
- There are several bus options but they all depart
from a bus stop misleadingly referred to as being at
- From Pacific Place or the hotels walk north
following signs to United Centre
- Cross the road from Pacific Place via the enclosed
- Immediately take the escalator on your left downward
as you enter Queensway Plaza
- Turn right as you exit the escalator and the bus
stop is right there
Wait for a bus numbered 260, 6, 6A or 6X. They will
be signposted Stanley Prison, Stanley Fort. Don't worry,
you get off before the Prison!
Select bus 6 for interesting views as you go over the
hill, or 260, 6A and 6X if you want the faster tunnel
- Alight at the stop marked Stanley Village Road, the
bus tends to empty at this point so you'll notice it
- Cross the road at the zebra crossing and walk down
the slope to the market, it is well signposted
Prices vary by route but are mostly less than HK$10 per
person, with half prices for children. So even for a group of
five, which is the maximum allowed into a Taxi,
The route 66 to Stanley Plaza is also ok, but will
involve 15 minutes walking after you arrive. From the
Stanley Plaza stop you should enter the plaza and take the
escalators down to the lower entrance. It is then a
short walk along the waterfront to the market.
More details about
bus routes here.
Option 3 - Green minibus
The green minibuses (GMB) are small, with only 16 passengers, fast
Unfortunately there are no minibus routes
directly from Admiralty to Stanley, but you can take the MTR to
Causeway Bay and then take the GMB 40 from there.
More details about GMB
40 from Causeway Bay
Option 4 - MTR and Minibus
With the opening in 2017 of the MTR South Island Line it is
possible to take the MTR from Admiralty Station through the
central hill of Hong Kong, mostly underground. Get off at
the above ground and open Ocean Park Station then it is just a a
few minutes walk to the stop for the GMB 40. But without proper
pavements this is not particularly safe or convenient.
although this is a possible route it isn't recommended because
of the confusion of the interchange and the fact that there
isn't a view for the first half of the trip.