To Stanley Market from Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay is one of the main dining, shopping and
entertainment districts of Hong Kong as well as at the same
time being a popular residential area. With everything from
street markets to the highest end brand shopping, all packed
into a few streets of high-rise blocks, the CWB district as
it is often known is a must for visitors and local alike.
At one time the area was well known for its Japanese
expatriate population and there were several Japanese
department stores in the area, but today only SOGO and
City'Super remain, with only a subdued Japanese influence in
their style and products.
are as many local Hong Kongers waiting outside the entrance
to the SOGO department store as there are tourists
admiring the contrast of old style trams, and modern glass
high-rise towers. You can visit the mini Ladies' Market in
Jardine's Crescent, and buy cheap blouses and accessories
along with the locals, or you can walk around the up-market
Times Square mall and into the traditional "wet market"
where live fish, fresh meat and produce are on offer.
Many people stay in or near Causeway Bay, and even if
your hotel is not in the district itself you'll probably
visit to hear the Noon Day guy fired, right outside the
Excelsior Hotel. Or perhaps a walk in the small green spaces
of Victoria Park, one of the few green oaises in this busy
built up city.
Getting from Causeway Bay to Stanley Market is not
difficult, there are a few major options to choose from.
From Taxi, Minibus, public bus or even Uber all will work
fine but offer different experiences. The distance is
not walkable, and hiking the hill would not be a recommended
The Crown Plaza Causeway Bay hotel is one of the newest
custom built hotels in the district.
As Causeway Bay is on the north side of the island, and
Stanley is of course on the South side, you must get past
the mountainous interior of Hong Kong island. Going over
the top is an option via Wong Nai Chung Gap or there is a
tunnel which for a few dollars toll allows you to quickly
get from one side to the other.
Option 1 - Take a taxi
The ubiquitous red taxi of Hong Kong is hard to beat for
convenience. For less than HK$100, including a $5
tunnel toll, up to 5 people can take the trip in less than
half an hour.
- Catch a taxi, outside Times Square there is a taxi
rank though busy at rush hour
- Tell the driver "Stanley market", and ask to go
through the tunnel
- Don't take the Eastern Island Corridor route, which
is much longer though faster
- Don't take the Wong Nai Chung Gap route, unless you
don't like tunnels
- When the taxi drops you at the Stanley Village road,
walk down, away from the slope, to enter the market
There are plenty of taxis arriving at almost all times of
the day, except early morning, so it is easy to catch a cab
here back to the city after your time in the market.
Option 2 - Green minibus
With a direct route from Causeway Bay to Stanley the green minibuses (GMB)
number 40 is a great choice, and is certainly travelling like a
local. These minibuses are small and fast, so fast that in
the past there were problems with them speeding but now they
generally are a safe option.
More details about GMB
40 from Causeway Bay