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Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme

Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme

Non-means-tested Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme Introduced by the Government


The Government will implement the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme ("the Scheme") on 1 January 2019. All commuters, regardless of their age and income levels, are not required to submit an application for the Scheme. Under the Scheme, commuters with monthly public transport expenses exceeding $400 are eligible for the public transport fare subsidy. The Government will provide a subsidy amounting to 25% of the actual monthly public transport expenses in excess of $400, subject to a maximum of $300 per month. The subsidy of each month will be calculated on the basis of the actual monthly public transport expenses recorded on each Octopus.

For details about the Scheme, please click here or call at 1823.

MTR Fares Covered by the Scheme


The Scheme covers all fares of MTR trips paid by Octopus (including Light Rail and MTR buses). In addition, the fares of Monthly Pass Extra, MTR City Saver, Tuen Mun íV Nam Cheong Day Pass, Airport Express Round Trip Ticket and Airport Express Group Ticket can also be included in the monthly public transport expenses for calculation of subsidy under the Scheme. Monthly Pass Extra is encoded on Octopus and hence, the expenses on purchasing the ticket will be recorded under the Scheme automatically.

For MTR City Saver, Tuen Mun íV Nam Cheong Day Pass, Airport Express Round Trip Ticket and Airport Express Group Ticket, passengers are required to go through a simple registration with the relevant tickets, the Octopus and sales receipts issued from Airport Express Customer Service Centre (only applicable to Airport Express Round Trip Ticket and Airport Express Group Ticket) at the "Designated Transport Ticket Self-registration Point" within 30 days from the date of purchase according to the registration instructions set out in the table below. Also, commuters can collect subsidy by tapping the Octopus at the "Subsidy Collection Point". Please click here for the MTR station list of the "Designated Transport Ticket Self-registration Point" and "Subsidy Collection Point".

Registration Instructions of Designated Tickets


MTR Tickets Covered by the Scheme
Registration Instructions
MTR City Saver
MTR City Saver

Tuen Mun íV Nam Cheong Day Pass
Tuen Mun íV Nam Cheong Day Pass*
  1. Select "Other MTR Tickets" on the main menu at the Designated Transport Ticket Self-registration Point.
  1. Tap your ticket on the reader according to the instruction.
  1. When the ticket has been read successfully, tap the Octopus on the reader.
  1. After completing the registration process, the relevant information will be displayed on the screen. Passengers may check the registration status 2 days later at the Scheme website (click here), the Octopus App or call the Scheme hotline at 2969 5500.

* The free Tuen Mun íV Nam Cheong Day Pass exchanged from ten expired Tuen Mun íV Nam Cheong Day Passes is not covered by the Scheme.

MTR Tickets Covered by the Scheme
Registration Instructions
Tickets purchased at Customer Service Centre
Registration Instructions
Tickets purchased on MTR Mobile or MTR Website
(only applicable to Airport Express Round Trip Tickets)
Airport Express Round Trip Tickets

Hong Kong Station
Hong Kong Station

Kowloon Station
Kowloon Station

Tsing Yi Station
Tsing Yi Station
  1. Select "Airport Express Tickets" on the main menu at the Designated Transport Ticket Self-registration Point.

  2. Enter the registration number (6 digits) on your ticket receipt or scan the QR code.
    (Note: Each single ticket under the Airport Express Group Ticket must be registered separately)

  3. Tap your ticket on the reader according to the instruction.

  4. When the ticket has been read successfully, tap the Octopus on the reader.

  5. After completing the registration process, the relevant information will be displayed on the screen. Passengers may check the registration status 2 days later at the Scheme website (click here), the Octopus App or call the Scheme hotline at 2969 5500.
  1. Upon successful purchase, you will receive an "MTR Online Shopping - Order Confirmation" email. Please click the link in the email to register for the GovernmentíŽs Scheme. (Registration must be completed within 30 days upon the date of order)

  2. Fill in the registration information, and click "submit".

  3. The screen will show "registration process completed" and you will receive a registration confirmation email.

  4. Passengers may check the registration status 2 days later at the Scheme website (click here), the Octopus App or call the Scheme hotline at 2969 5500.
Airport Express Group Tickets
Hong Kong Station/ Kowloon Station/ Tsing Yi Station
Group of 4/Group of 3/Group of 2


Airport Express Group Tickets
Same as above
Not applicable

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