When visiting Hong Kong during the National Day Golden Week holidays, choose less busy boundary control points to cross the border with ease. Click here to check the passenger traffic at each control point, or download the Hong Kong Immigration Department app to check the estimated queuing situation at each land boundary control point.
As a global financial centre, Hong Kong has a high paced work rhythm. As such, rush hour in the city can be crowded and intense. Rush hour is typically around 7:30am to 9:30am, and 5:30pm to 7:30pm Mondays to Fridays, while office lunch hours takes place from around 12:30pm to 2pm.
Be smart with your planning and try to avoid travel during those times. You don’t want to be caught in the crowds.
Hong Kong is known for orderliness, which is embodied in locals’ respect for the queue. Not just for public transport, Hong Kong people queue up for ticketing counters, bathrooms, restaurants, the latest products, store openings, giveaways and more. If others are on the same mission as you – join the queue.