Pay for public transport with Apple Pay if Express Transit mode isn't supported or enabled

If you don't have Express Transit enabled or it's not supported, see how to pay for your journey with Apple Pay.

What you need to travel on public transport with Apple Pay

Here's what you need to pay for public transport with Apple Pay when Express Transit mode is not enabled:

*If you have an Octopus card and you're in Hong Kong, you need iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus or later, or Apple Watch Series 3 or later.

Pay for public transport with Apple Pay

You can pay for journeys using Apple Pay on your iPhone and Apple Watch. Without Express Transit, you must authenticate each public transport purchase with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode.

If you're using Express Transit with Apple Pay, learn how to pay for your journey.

On your iPhone with Face ID

  1. At the contactless reader, double-click the side button with your iPhone on the Lock screen.**
  2. Authenticate with Face ID or your passcode.
  3. Hold the top of your iPhone near the contactless reader.

When it's complete, you will see Done and a tick on the display.

On your iPhone with Touch ID

  1. At the contactless reader, double-click the Home button with your iPhone on the Lock screen.**
  2. Authenticate with Touch ID or your passcode.
  3. Hold the top of your iPhone near the contactless reader.

When it's complete, you will see Done and a tick on the display.

On Apple Watch

  1. At the contactless reader, double-click the side button.
  2. Hold the display of your Apple Watch near the contactless reader. 
  3. Wait until you feel a gentle tap.

Watch the demo to see how it works.

**Your iPhone doesn't need to be connected to a network.

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