How to Travel from Hong Kong to Guangzhou by Ferry

There are 14 high speed ferries from Hong Kong to Guangzhou each day, including those from Sky Pier at the Hong Kong airport. Vice versa, there are 12 ferries from Guangzhou to Hong Kong. The ferry duration is around 70 - 110 minutes and the price is HKD 220/300 or CNY 180/300 for standard class. In Hong Kong, they stop at China Ferry Terminal and Sky Pier; in Guangzhou, they use Panyu Lianhuashan Port and Nansha Passenger Port. 

 See also Hong Kong - Guangzhou High Speed Train
 

Hong Kong to Guangzhou Ferry Schedule & Price

China Ferry Terminal to Panyu Lianhuashan Port

Departure Time Estimated Voyage Time Price
VIP Class First Class Standard Class
07:45, 11:30, 13:30, 18:20 110 minutes
HKD 320 per adult
HKD 270 per adult HKD 220 per adult
HKD 160 per child HKD 150 per child HKD 130 per child

 Note: Children’s ticket is applicable for those between 1 and 5 years old.
 

China Ferry Terminal to Nansha Passenger Port

Departure Time Estimated Voyage Time Price
VIP Class First Class Standard Class
07:45, 11:30, 13:30, 16:15 90 minutes
HKD 320
HKD 270 per adult HKD 220 per adult
HKD 170 per child HKD 130 per child
 

Guangzhou to Hong Kong Ferry Schedule & Price

 Panyu Lianhuashan Port to China Ferry Terminal

Departure Time Estimated Voyage Time Price
VIP Class First Class Standard Class
08:40, 10:30, 15:20 110 minutes CNY 260 per adult CNY 220 per adult CNY 180 per adult
CNY 130 per child CNY 120 per child CNY 110 per child
 

Nansha Passenger Port to China Ferry Terminal

Departure Time Estimated Voyage Time Price
VIP Class First Class Standard Class
09:20, 11:10, 16:00, 18:00 90 minutes
CNY 260
CNY 220 per adult CNY 180 per adult
CNY 130 per child CNY 110 per child
 

Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou Ferry Schedule & Price

 Note: These routes only serve transfer passengers using Hong Kong International Airport.
 

Sky Pier to Nansha Passenger Port

Departure Time Estimated Voyage Time
10:30, 15:20 70 minutes
 

Sky Pier to Panyu Lianhuashan Port

Departure Time
Estimated Voyage Time
10:30, 15:20, 18:40 100 minutes
 

Price

VIP Class First Class Standard Class
Adult
HKD 400
HKD 350 HKD 300
Child HKD 300 HKD 250 HKD 200

 See more How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou
 

Guangzhou to Hong Kong Airport Ferry Schedule & Price

Panyu Lianhuashan Port to Sky Pier

Departure Time Estimated Voyage Time
08:20, 12:50, 16:20 100 minutes
 

Nansha Passenger Port to Sky Pier

Departure Time Estimated Voyage Time
13:30, 17:00 70 minutes
 

Price

VIP Class First Class Standard Class
Adult CNY 400 CNY 350 CNY 300
Child CNY 300 CNY 250 CNY 200
 


 

Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

It is located inside the China Hong Kong City, a shopping precinct with dining facilities. 

 How to get there:
Take MTR West Rail Line and get off at Austin Station, then walk to the south for around 480 meters(525 yd); or take MTR Tsuen Wan Line and get off at Tsui Sha Tsui station, then walk to the north for about 540 meters (590 yd). 
 

Hong Kong International Airport Sky Pier

Sky Pier lies in the north of the airport.  

 How to get there from HKIA:  
Proceed to Transfer Area E2. Shuttle buses run between HKIA and Sky Pier, and the travel time is about 5 minutes.
 

Lianhuashan Port

A Port in GuangzhouPanyu Lianhuashan Port is located at the southern foot of the famous Lianhuashan Mountain (Lotus Mountain), about 61 sea miles from Hong Kong. Near the Lianhuashan Port, there are many tourist attractions, such as Xiangjiang Wild Animals World and Chimelong Nocturnal Animals World. 

 How to get there:
Guangzhou bus line Pan 160 directly brings passengers to Lianhuashan Port; or take a ship at Xidi Wharf to Lianhuashan Port.
 

Nansha Port

Lying on the west bank of the estuary of Pearl River, Nansha Port, an international port, is about 60 sea miles away from Hong Kong City. 

 How to get there:
The most convenient way to get here is to hail a taxi; or bus line Pan 143, Nan 13, Nan 20, Nan 18, Nan 19, and Nan 53 can take passengers to approach the port.

 See more about Guangzhou Ports 
 

Hong Kong - Guangzhou Ferry vs. Train

Ferry High Speed Trains
Schedule 8 departures to downtown;
5 departures to Hong Kong Airport
34 departures from West Kowloon Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station
Duration around 70-110 minutes around 1hour
Price
VIP Class: CNY 260 - 400
First Class: CNY220 - 350
Standard Class: CNY180 - 300
Business Class:CNY432 - 645
First Class: CNY 261 - 344
Second Class: CNY 187 - 215

According to the chart above, it’s advisable for HKIA transit passengers to take a ferry. In bad weather or when your schedule is tight, high speed trains are a better choice as they assure punctuality. Otherwise, both ferry and high-speed trains are OK.

 

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- Last modified on Aug. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong to Guangzhou Ferry
Asked by Ryan from US | Dec. 04, 2019 16:18Reply
Can I take a bike on the Ferry?
I would like to take the ferry from GZ to HK. Can I bring my bike on the boat? Thanks!
Asked by Florence Kalage from TANZANIA | Aug. 18, 2019 14:14Reply
How do I get to Guangzhou east railway station from Lianhuashan
Answers (1)
Answered by George from CANADA | Aug. 18, 2019 20:10
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I heard there is free shuttle bus offered between the port and Ppanyu metro station. You can use this shuttle bus to reach Panyu metro station first and then use metro line 3 to Tiyuxilu and then change to line 3 (North extension part) to reach the GZ East Station.
Asked by Dheeraj from SINGAPORE | Jun. 04, 2019 07:45Reply
Ferry Starting Point
Ferry to Guangzhou operates only from China Ferry terminal ? Or are there ferries from Hongkong Macau Terminal as well?
Answers (1)
Answered by Elmer from USA | Jun. 05, 2019 19:24
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Seems no ferry from Hong Kong Macau Terminal to Guangzhou. Ferry to Macau and Shenzhen should be available there.
Asked by Belinda | Apr. 12, 2019 19:41Reply
Train to hong kong island airport
Hi, were currently in Guangzhou in the district of tian he and would like to travel to Hong Kong island airport tomrorow (sunday) by ferry.
What is the nearest Port to the tian the district
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Francis | Apr. 16, 2019 02:40
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Lianhuashan Port. but I think this ferry service only offers to passengers who make a transfer in HK without going through immigration check of HK.
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