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 Routes and Schedule
|Star Ferry Route Map|
Wanchai ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui
|Wanchai to Tsim Sha Tsui||Tsim Sha Tsui to Wanchai||Interval (minute)|
|Monday - Saturday|
|Sunday and Holiday|
Tsim Sha Tsui ↔ Central
|Tsim Sha Tsui to Central||Central to Tsim Sha Tsui||Interval (minute)|
|Monday - Friday|
|Sunday and Holiday|
Ticket Price (HKD)
|Ticket Type||Tsim Sha Tsui to Central||Central to Tsim Sha Tsui|
|Monday - Friday||Saturday, Sunday & Holiday||Monday - Friday||Saturday, Sunday & Holiday|
|Adult Ticket||2.5||3.4||Upper Deck||Lower Deck||Upper Deck||Lower Deck|
|Children Ticket (3-12 years old)||1.5||2.1||1.5||1.4||2.1||2|
|Four-Day Tourist Pass||25|
MTR or ferry, considering the waiting time and queue?
As for the places you go before to your hotel, I’m a little confused. Anyway, you may wander around Kowloon Park and Mong Kok nearby.
There are two harbors in Macau you can head for. The specific information of them is as following.
1. Macau Outer Harbor: The ferry operates during 07:00 to 23:59 and runs every 15 minutes. In addition, it will depart at 00:30, 01:00, 01:30, 02:30, 04:15 and 06:00 at night.
2. Macau Taipa Harbor: This ferry departs at 08:40, 11:40, 15:50, 16:50 and 17:50.
The price of an economy class on weekdays is HK$164/person at the day time, and it will charge HK$177/person on weekends and holidays. The night sailing will cost HK$200/person for an economy class. The price of a super class on weekdays is HK$326/person at the day time, and it will charge HK$348/person on weekends and holidays. The night sailing will cost HK$369/person for an economy class.