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Yayoi Kusama exhibition to be opened at M+ Taking KMB Route 296D to enjoy the Arts

New exhibitions in M+ and the Hong Kong Palace Museum (“HKPM”) are coming up, including Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now, the largest retrospective of renowned artist Yayoi Kusama in Asia outside Japan, featuring more than 200 works and inclusive of two large sculptures titled Pumpkin (2022). Taking 55 KMB routes from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories, passengers can easily reach M+ and HKPM via transferring to Route 296D.

Route 296D provides daily service

Route 296D observes Museum Drive throughout the day. It is the only bus route that passes through HKPM and M+ daily, providing a point-to-point service between West Kowloon Cultural District and Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan and Tseung Kwan O. Passengers going to HKPM can alight at the ”Hong Kong Palace Museum” bus stop (Platform G1), while those going to M+ can get off at the ”M+” bus stop (Platform F1).

48 designated routes provide interchange discounts at Nathan Road and Kowloon Park Drive

Passengers who take Route 296D can enjoy the second leg’s fare discount, up to $10 off. They should pay with the same Octopus card, credit card, or mobile payment account, and travel to and from the West Kowloon Cultural District by transferring to 48 designated routes at bus stops such as Nathan Road and Kowloon Park Drive. Below are some examples:

Example 1: From North District to West Kowloon Cultural District


First Leg

Suggested Interchange stop

Second Leg

Total Fare

Forward trip

270A ($15.6)

Tak Shing Street Tsim Sha Tsui (Platform S46)


($6.8 sectional fare for free)


Return Trip

296D ($10)

Park Lane (Platform N13)


(Full fare of $15.6; $5.6 to pay in this leg with $10 off)



Example 2: From Tsuen Wan to West Kowloon Cultural District


First Leg

Suggested Interchange stop

Second Leg

Total Fare

Forward trip

234X ($9.4)

Kimberley Road (Platform S50)


($6.8 sectional fare; $0.6 to pay in this leg with $10 off)


Return trip

296D ($10)

Kimberley Road (Platform N11)


($9.4 fare for free)


Seven routes provide interchange discounts at Tseung Kwan O Tunnel Interchange and Kai Tak Tunnel Interchange

Passengers may also take KMB Routes 98, 98D, or 297 to Tseung Kwan O Tunnel Interchange (Platform G1) interchanging Route 296D to the West Kowloon Cultural District, or take Routes 11X, 14X, 215X, or 219X to Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC) (Platform L1) transferring to Route 296D, and enjoy relevant interchange discounts.

For route details, please refer to annex 1 and annex 2.

15 routes via Western Harbour Crossing

HKPM and M+ are located near Western Harbour Crossing and Kowloon Station (International Commerce Centre). Passengers depart from different areas by taking KMB Routes to Western Harbour Crossing or International Commerce Centre and walking for around 10 minutes after alighting will arrive at the West Kowloon Cultural District. The return trip is also convenient.



Forward trip
suggested alighting stops

Return trip
suggested boarding points

Central, Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay

900, 934, 936, 960, 961, 968, 978, P960, P968

Western Harbour Crossing

(Platform B1/B4)

Western Harbour Crossing (Platform A1/A2/A3)

Tuen Mun, North District

960, 961, 978, P960

Western Harbour Crossing (Platform A1/A2)

Western Harbour Crossing

(Platform B1/B4)

Yuen Long

968, P968

Tsuen Wan

934, 936

Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin

11, 203E

Nga Cheung Road, Western Harbour Crossing (Platform D1)

Nga Cheung Road(International Commerce Centre) (Platform C1)

Yau Ma Tei, Ho Man Tin


Kwun Tong, Lam Tin


Austin Road West (Platform E1)

Mong Kok, Sha Tin



New exhibitions at M+ and HKPM

M+ celebrates its first anniversary with a special exhibition by visionary artist Yayoi Kusama, to be on 12 November 2022 through 14 May 2023. The exhibition comprises more than 200 works, including three brand-new works, two large sculptures titled Pumpkin (2022), Death of Nerves (2022), and a large-scale installation commissioned by M+ and Dots Obsession—Aspiring to Heaven's Love (2022).

“Odysseys of Art: Masterpieces Collected by the Princes of Liechtenstein” has been opened at the Hong Kong Palace Museum from 9 November 2022 to 20 February 2023. The prestigious collections of the Princes of Liechtenstein were established over the last four centuries, ranking among the world’s largest and most important art collections. It is the first-ever showcase of Liechtenstein’s quadricentennial collection in Hong Kong. Among the treasures on display at the HKPM are paintings by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), two of the most distinguished 17th-century artists of the baroque period.


Explore museums with KMB Route 280X


There are many more museums worth visiting in Hong Kong. In the KMB latest eBook, "Ultimate Travel Guide: Recreational Routes Recommendation”, there is a chapter of "Buscation Themed Tour" introducing Route 280X, a Museum Route, that connects various museums. Passengers taking Route 208X not only can visit the HKPM and M+, but also visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Hong Kong Museum of History, suggested to alight Royal Park Hotel and Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road) respectively.


Download the "Ultimate Travel Guide: Recreational Routes Recommendation” on the KMB website or via App1933

Ultimate Travel Guide: Recreational Routes Recommendation




Route 296D travels via Museum Drive throughout the day, allowing passengers to reach M+ and HKPM easily.

A special exhibition by visionary artist Yayoi Kusama will be opened in M+.



Passengers may call the KMB Customer Service Hotline on 2745-4466 or visit KMB website or App1933 for more details.