Bad news first. MTR fares went up today AGAIN, this time for an average of 4.3 %. This doesn’t come as a surprise at all, since the train operator has been raising prices for 6 consecutive years now. But putting my complaints aside, there are actually some ways you can make the best of the situation.
In case you’re unaware, there’s a number of MTR Fare Saver booths all over Hong Kong. These discount your same day MTR fares by $1-2 depending on the booth. It’s really easy, all you have to do is ‘doot’ your Octopus card on the Fare Saver reader,