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.
- Last updated on Jun. 14, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Star Ferry
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.
Asked by Tatti from USA | Oct. 16, 2018 14:17Reply
what is the most convenient / fastest way from HK airport to Grand view hotel where i am staying?
Answers (1)
Answered by Yazime from KENYA | Oct. 17, 2018 00:05

You can take the bus A11 directly to the hotel and you shall get off the bus at The South China Hotel, Java Road. You hotel is near the bus station.
Asked by Gemini from SINGAPORE | Jun. 12, 2018 02:44Reply
What is the easiest way to travel from HK airport to kowloon?
How much and how long does it take?
MTR or ferry, considering the waiting time and queue?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jerry from CANADA | Jun. 12, 2018 21:52

Taking Airport Express will be the easiest way, the departure time is 06:15 - 23:00 with an interval of 15 minutes. It takes HKD 105 for an adult and around 20 minutes can take you there.
Asked by Payupay from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 05, 2018 22:32Reply
We will be arriving in Hong Kong at around 9AM on a Tuesday.
Our hotel is in Nathan Road Kowloon will check us in at 2PM. What is the easiest and cheapest way to get to our hotel? Where do you recommend we can go before proceeding to the hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joe from SWEDEN | Apr. 09, 2018 21:41

You are suggested to take bus A21 to Cameron Rd, Nathan Rd. It takes about 1h and 35HKD or so.
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.
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