Dear forum members,
is there any comprehensive bus map for Hong Kong that shows all public bus routes througout the entire city, maybe even in PDF format? I don't like to use Google Maps overlays or such, so something like the PDF maps available in NYC or most German cities would be better.
Also, I know that there are different operators of bus routes in Hong Kong, did they "split up" the city's territories meaning that there is only one bus operator, say, in Kowloon, and another one on Hong Kong Island, or are they all competing within the same parts of the city, such as Kowloon?
Also, I wanted to ask about scenic or interesting bus lines which might be suited for tourists, maybe even through woods, mountains and along the sea to small villages. Ideally a line that runs more frequent than once an hour and also later in the evening. Are there lines that close down early, such as 8pm, at all? I wouldn't want to get stuck in a smaller village in the evening.
And a least question, can I use Octopus Card for ALL public bus routes in Hong Kong, or are there certain express routes, some older vehicles or even entire operators that don't accept Octopus Card?
Lots of questions I know, but I'm very fond of public bus routes when visiting cities. Many thanks in advance for any input!