5 Best Hong Kong Subway Map App For Android

As you know, Hong Kong is a major metropolitan area where a lot of people are concentrated in one spot. As usual, that makes traffic difficult to navigate, but especially during rush hour hours when people are getting off work and trying to head home or to their next destination. That’s why the MTR was invented — the Mass Transit Railway. It cuts down on traffic by offering residents, tourists, and commuters a rapid mass transit way to navigate the metro area. It actually consists of heavy rail, light rail, and a feeder bus service centered on an 11-line rapid transit network. As you might already know, it’s exclusively for the urban areas — or metro areas — of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories.

That said, if you want to navigate these areas better, you’ll definitely need an app to help you get in touch with important transit information. Ready to download a Hong Kong Subway Map app on your phone? Here are some of the best options available for you today.

Hong Kong Rail Map

Hong Kong Rail Map is the first application that we’re covering, and it’s actually one of the few pieces of transit software that has a clean and easy to use interface. You can search for nearby stations by name or proximity with a GPS locator. Hong Kong Rail Map actually has information on every station, and can even provide you weather information around that station. The interactive map that comes with the Hong Kong Rail Map is clear and easy to navigate through as well, something you don’t oft see in a transit application like this. Check it out for yourself at the link below.

Download it now: Google Play

Hong Kong Metro

We really like Hong Kong Metro because of just how accessible it is. You don’t have to be using an Internet connection in order to access Hong Kong’s MTR information. Just download the app over a Wi-Fi or 4G connection, and then you can easily access the MTR Subway Map whenever you’d like, with or without a connection. The Hong Kong Metro appĀ  also has high res graphics, which means that you’ll be able to clearly see the details of the Subway map as well– far better than what you would find on Google Maps. If you have an Internet connection, you can easily search for local and nearby stations as well.

Download it now: Google Play

aMetro World Subway Maps

Don’t want to download a transit app for every city you visit? Then you might want to look at an app that combines all of your transit apps into one! With aMetro World, you’ll have access to almost every subway and bus map in the world — that is, specifically in metropolitan areas, such as Hong Kong. There are a handful of other extra features inside, such as being able to plan your own routes and look at estimated arrival times in supported cities.

Download it now: Google Play

Citymapper – Transit Navigation

And in number two position, we’re looking at Citymapper – Transit Navigation. This is actually one of the few subway map apps out there that has a clean and easy to navigate user interface. Not only that, but the service is full of different features as well. It has all the usual transit musts like bus, subway and train routes and real time departure and arrival times. It even has GPS support fo locating nearby stations and buses.

Download it now: Google Play

Transit: Real-Time Transit App By Transit App, Inc.

And finally, we have the aptly named Transit app. Transit is similar to Citymapper in a lot of different ways, first and foremost with a clean and easy to navigate user interface. Not only does this app provide you with simple trip planning, but also point to point navigation, and service disruption notifications found in the Hong Kong metropolitan area. Transit is available in other locations as well — in fact, most major cities and capitals can be used with it.

Download it now: Google Play

Verdict

Here we’ve shown you five of our favorite apps for navigating the hectic system that is the Mass Transit Railway in Hong Kong and the outlying urban areas. Any one of these will give you access to a Subway map, as well as the information that you need, such as local stations, arrival times, service alerts, delays, and so on. However, we think some of the best options out there are easily Transit and Citymapper — both are clean, easy to use applications that you can use in almost any major city in the world.

Do you have your own favorite transit app? Let us know what it is in the comments section below — we’d love to hear from you!