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 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
2.5 2 3.4 2.8
Children Ticket (3-12 years old) 1.5 2.1 1.5 1.4 2.1 2
Four-Day Tourist Pass 25


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.

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