Star Ferry

With a history of over 100 years, the Star Ferry is a witness to the many changes that have taken place in Hong Kong over the years. As both a vehicle and a tourist attraction it is a symbol of Hong Kong. The Star Ferry Company came into existence around 1898 and since then its ferries have been shuttling busily between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The company now owns 12 double-deck ferries and each has a cabin on the upper deck that is equipped with air conditioning. All of its ferries have the word 'star' in their names, such as Night Star, Morning Star, Gold Star, and Heaven Star.

Star Ferry at Central Pier
Central Pier
Star Ferry, Hong Kong
Star Ferry, Hong Kong

Star Ferry Routes and Schedule

The ferries run on two routes: between Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui and Central. Service times vary with the different routes and on weekdays and weekends and holidays.

Hong Kong Star Ferry Map
Star Ferry Route Map

 Wanchai ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui

Wanchai to Tsim Sha Tsui Tsim Sha Tsui to Wanchai Interval (minute)
Monday - Saturday
07:20-07:30 10
07:30-07:52 07:30-07:41 11
07:52-09:12 07:41-09:00 8
09:12-16:48 09:00-16:36 12
16:48-18:24 16:36-18:12 8
08:24-20:00 18:12-19:36 12
20:00-22:20 19:36-22:30 10-14
22:20-23:00 22:30-22:50 20
Sunday and Holiday
07:40-13:00 07:30-12:50 20
13:00-19:00 12:50-19:00 12
19:00-22:20 19:00-22:30 10-14
22:20-23:00 22:30-22:50 20

 Tsim Sha Tsui ↔ Central

Tsim Sha Tsui to Central Central to Tsim Sha Tsui Interval (minute)
Monday - Friday
06:30-07:15 06:30-07:25 12/10
07:15-09:45 07:25-09:55 6
09:45-20:30 09:55-20:40 8/6
20:30-23:30 20:40-23:30 12/10
06:30-07:15 06:30-07:25 12/10
07:15-22:30 07:25-22:40 8/6
22:30-23:30 22:40-23:30 12/10
Sunday and Holiday
06:30-07;15 06:30-07:25 12/10
07:15-22:30 07:25-22:40 8/6
22:30-23:30 22:40-23:30 12/10

Ticket Price (HKD)

Ticket Type Mon. - Fri. Sat., Sun. & Holiday
Upper Deck
Adult Ticket 2.5 3.4
Children Ticket (3-12 years old) 1.5 2.1
Lower Deck
Adult Ticket 2 2.8
Children Ticket 1.4 2
Four-Day Pass Ticket 25
Note: The Four-Day Pass Ticket can be bought at Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and Harbour Tour ticket center.

Favorable Advantages

The Star Ferry is a favorite among the local people because it is affordable, convenient and quick. Its ticket prices are the cheapest in Hong Kong; ferries run very frequently; and it takes only about 10 minutes to travel across the harbor. In the evening, passengers can enjoy the gentle breeze from the sea and the world-famous sights of Victoria Harbor. Far from the hustle and bustle, a ride on the Star Ferry provides a rare chance to relax.
Star Leo of Star Ferry at Victoria Harbour
Star Leo at Victoria Harbour
Star Ferry, Hong Kong
Star Aquarius
Since 2003,  a custom-built ferry has been used for tours of Victoria Harbor. This ferry is a reproduction of a ferry of the 1920s and features a coffee house and a deck for sunbathing. It has proved to be very popular with tourists who can enjoy a cup of coffee or just relax while feasting their eyes on the sights of Victoria Harbor.
- Last updated on Dec. 05, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Star Ferry
Asked by Bonnie Santantonio from UNITED STATES | Dec. 03, 2023 01:56Reply
Where to catch the ding ding tram?
We are staying at the intercontinental hotel in Hong Kong, where would we pick up the Hong Kong tram?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica | Dec. 05, 2023 19:09

It is recommended to get on the tram at Causeway Bay Terminus, which is the closest stop from your hotel.
Asked by Mardan from SINGAPORE | Oct. 15, 2023 19:04Reply
how to travel from Hong Kong International Airport to Coli Hotel Shenzhen?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Oct. 16, 2023 23:17

From the hotel, you can take Bus Line A36 to Tung Lok Street and transfer to Metro Line B1 to Lok Ma Chau Station. After that, walk to pass through Futian Port, take Metro Line 10 from Futian Port to Gangshabei and transfer to Metro Line 14 to Dayun Station. After that, transfer to Metro Line 16 to Longcheng Park. Finally, exit from D exit and walk about 750m to the hotel.

It takes about 3 hours for a single journey.
Asked by Gayl Belfor from UNITED STATES | Aug. 18, 2023 10:01Reply
Kai Tak cruise port -> Star Ferry pier
Here's what I'm trying to plan: get off cruise ship at Kai Tak cruise port, get on ferry to Star Ferry pier to Landmard Chater (Chater Road). I see that there's a ferry nearby but each time Google maps gives a different route. None tells me if they go near Crater Rd
Answers (1)
Answered by Bella | Aug. 20, 2023 23:18

The Star Ferries only dock at three piers: Tsim Sha Tsui, Centeral and Wan Chai.
Asked by Les Leong from MALAYSIA | Sep. 09, 2019 02:44Reply
How to travel in the cheapest way from Airport to Hotel Panorama at Tsimshatsui Kowloon, 4 adults ?
Answers (3)
Answered by Dean from USA | Sep. 09, 2019 20:49

Take S56 (CTB) from Cheong Tat Road to Tung Chung Station, then take MTR from Tung Chung (Tung Chung line) to Nam Cheong, and transfer to West Rail Line to East Tsim Sha Tsui (Exit N1). It takes around 1 hour with HK$20.9/person.
Answered by Les from MALAYSIA | Sep. 11, 2019 23:52

Hi, is the HKD$20.90 / person is the total tickets fares from airport till Tsim Sha Tsui (Exit N1)? Thanks.
Answered by Dean from USA | Sep. 16, 2019 01:00

Yes, it is.
Asked by Ishia from INDONESIA | Nov. 01, 2018 10:32Reply
Hi how to go from Hong Kong Airport to Causeway bay?
I’ll stay in Lanson hotel Causway bay. With 2 adult and 1 baby. Wich a better way to go there from hk airport at 6pm?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Rhoda from GERMANY | Nov. 04, 2018 23:30

You can first take the airport express line and get off at Hong Kong Station. Then transfer to take the city bus No.307 at Des Voeux Road Central bus stop and get off at Victoria Park Gloucester Road. Or, you can take a taxi.
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