Hong Kong Ferry

Star Ferry, Hong Kong
Star Ferry, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Ferry is an important transportation to connect Hong Kong Island and Kowloon which are separated by Victoria Harbour. It is also a main way for people to travel between the island and the outlying islands. The destinations of ferry in Hong Kong include 24 harbours in Macau and Mainland China. The major Hong Kong ferry companies are Star Ferry and New World First Ferry.

Hong Kong boasts many piers and can be grouped into, firstly, HK-Macau Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong International Airport SkyPier, China Ferry Terminal and secondly, the Tuen Mun Pier, Central Piers, Wan Chai Ferry Pier and North Point Ferry Pier etc. Whilst the first group provides transportation to mainland China or Macau, the second group provides routes between HK Island and Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom or some outlying islands, such as Lamma Island, Peng Chau Island and Cheung Chau Island.

Ports in Hong Kong

Central Pier, Hong Kong
Central Pier, Hong Kong

Lying in the third floor of Shun Tak Center of Sheung Wan, this Hong Kong ferry terminal with two piers mainly operates fast ferries to Macau. Also, it provides ferries to Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen Shekou Port and Guangzhou, etc.

Main Routes:
1. HK ↔ Macau Outer Ferry Terminal
Operating Time: 
 From Hong Kong 07:00 – 23:59 every 20 – 30 minutes, 00:30, 01:00, 02:00, 04:30;  From Macau 07:00 – 23:59 every 20 – 30 minutes, 00:30, 01:00, 02:00, 03:00, 06:15
Frequency: 20 minutes in daytime and 30 minutes at night
Duration: 55 - 60 minutes
Ticket Fare:
 From HK: HKD 171- 346 from Mondays to Fridays; HKD 186 - 371 in Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and HKD 211 – 391 for night ferries.
 From Macau: HKD 160 -335 from Mondays to Fridays; HKD 175 - 360  in Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and HKD 200 – 380 for night ferries.

Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

Ticket Center, China Ferry Terminal
Ticket Center, China Ferry Terminal

China Ferry Terminal is in China Hong Kong City, No. 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. The Departure Hall is in the first floor and the Arrival Hall is in the second floor. Passengers can go to Macau, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Shunde, Guangzhou, Gaoming, Heshan, Shenzhen and more nearby cities.

Main Routes: China Ferry Terminal ↔ Macau Outer Ferry Terminal / Taipa Ferry Terminal
Operating Time:
 From China Ferry Terminal to Outer Ferry Terminal: 07:30, 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:30,
17:00, 18:30;  From Outer Ferry Terminal: 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, 18:30, 19:30, 21:30.
 From China Ferry Terminal to Taipa Ferry Terminal: 09:30, 11:30 ; From Taipa Ferry Terminal:  14:35, 16:00
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket Fare:
 From HK: HKD 171 – 346 from Mondays to Fridays, HKD 186 – 371 in Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and HKD 211 – 391 for night ferries.   
 From Macau: HKD 160 – 335 from Mondays to Fridays, HKD 175 – 360 in Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and HKD 200 – 380 for night ferries.

Hong Kong International Airport SkyPier

Affiliated to Hong Kong International Airport, SkyPier is on the fifth floor of the airport. Ferry routes here can arrive at Zhongshan, Shenzhen, Gongguan, Zhuhai, Guangzhou and Macau.

Main Routes
1. SkyPier ↔ Macau Outer Ferry Terminal /Taipa Ferry Terminal
Operating Time:
From SkyPier to Outer Ferry Terminal: 11:00, 18:00; From Outer Ferry Terminal: 09:00, 11:30, 19:45
From SkyPier to Taipa Ferry Terminal: 14:15, 16:15; From Taipa Ferry Terminal: 07:25, 07:55, 09:55, 11:55, 13:55, 15:55
Duration: about 70 minutes
Ticket Fare: HKD 270 – 435 for adults, HKD 205 – 325 for children aged between 2 and 12, HKD 150 – 215 for children aged under 2

2. SkyPier ↔ Shekou Port
Operating Time:
From SkyPier: 08:15 - 21:50
From Shekou Port: 07:15 - 21:00
Duration: about 30 minutes
Ticket Fare:
From SkyPier: HKD 220 – 240 for adults, HKD 130 – 150 for children aged under 6
From Shekou Port: HKD 340 – 380 for adults, HKD 220 – 250 for children aged under 6

3. SkyPier ↔ Humen Port
 Operating Time:
From SkyPier: 10:30, 12:30, 14:00, 16:30, 18:30
From Humen Port: 08:15, 10:15, 12:00, 14:30, 16:30
 Duration: 70 minutes
 Ticket Fare:
From SkyPier: HKD330 for adults, HKD221 for children aged under 6
From Humen Port: HKD358 for adults, HKD248 for children aged under 6

Central Piers

Central Pier, Hong Kong
Central Pier, Hong Kong

Central Piers provide HK ferries mainly bounded for the outlying islands and Victoria Harbour, which is located in the northeast of International Financial Center.

Main Routes:
1. Central Piers ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui
Boarding Place: Central Pier No.7/ Kowloon Point Ferry Piers at Salisbury Road
Operating Time: 06:30 – 23:30
Frequency: 6 – 12 minutes
Duration: about 9 minutes
Ticket Fare:
HKD 2.2 – 2.7 in weekdays and HKD 3.1 – 3.7 in weekends and public holidays for adults
HKD 1.5 – 1.6 in weekdays and HKD 2.1 – 2.2 in weekends and public holidays for children

2. Central Piers ↔ Discovery Bay
Departure Place: Central Pier No. 3/ Discovery Bay Ferry Pier at Plaza Lane, Discovery Bay
Operating Time: 24 hours
Duration: about 25 minutes
Ticket Fare: HKD 46 – 65.5 for adults and HKD 21.8 – 44.7 for children aged between 1 and 12

3. Central Pier ↔ Mui Wo
Departure Place: Central Pier No. 6 at Man Kwong Street/ Mui Wo Ferry Pier at Mui Wo Ferry Pier Road, Lantau Island
Operating Time: 24 hours
Duration: 50 to 55 minutes for ordinary ferry, 35 to 40 minutes for fast ferry
Ticket Fare: HKD 15.9 – 31.3 from Mondays to Saturdays and HKD 23.5 – 44.9 in Sundays and public holidays
 

Tuen Mun Pier

Located in No. 148, Hucui Road, Tuen Mun, passengers can take ferry to Tai O, Tung Chung, SkyPier and Zhuhai from here.

Main Route: Tuen Mun ↔ Tung Chung ↔ Sha Lo Wan ↔ Tai O
Departure Place: Tuen Mun Ferry Pier (Berth D)/ Eastern berth of Tung Chung Development Pier/ Sha Lo Wan Pier, Lantau Island/ Tai O Promenade Landing Steps, Tai O Promenade, Lantau Island
Operating Time:
From Tuen Men: Mon. – Fri.: 07:00 – 19:00; Sun. and Public Holidays: 10:00 – 18:30
From Tai O: Mon. – Fri.: 10:00 – 18:00; Sun. and Public Holidays: 07:00 – 19:00
Duration: 50 minutes for fast ferry, 90 minutes for ordinary ferry
Ticket Fare: HKD 15 – 25 from Mondays to Saturdays and HKD 15 – 30 in Sundays and Public Holidays.
 

Wan Chai Ferry Pier

Entrance of a pier for ferry to Central or Wanchai
Entrance of a pier for ferry to Central or Wanchai

Wan Chai Ferry Pier is nearby HK Convention and Exhibition Center. Star Ferry Company has cooperated with the pier and provided two routes to Tsim Sha Tusi and Hung Hom separately.  

Main Route: Wan Chai – Tsim Sha Tsui
Departure Place: Wan Chai Ferry Pier at Convention Avenue/ Kowloon Point Ferry Pier at Salisbury Road
Operating Time:
From Wan Chai: Mondays to Saturdays: 07:30 - 23:00; Sundays and Public Holidays: 07:40 - 23:00
From Tsim Sha Tsui: Mondays to Saturdays: 07:20 - 22:50; Sundays and Public Holidays: 07:30 - 22:50
Duration: about 8 minutes
Ticket Fare: HKD 2.7 – 3.7 for adults, HKD 1.6 – 2.2 for children aged between 3 and 12
 

North Point Ferry Pier

There are three ferry routes in the ferry terminal now which link North Point and Hung Hom, Kowloon City and Kwun Tong.

Main Routes:
1. North Point ↔ Hung Hom
Departure Place: North Point Ferry Pier at Harbour Parade/ Hung Hom Ferry Pier at Wa Shun Street
Operating Time:
Mondays to Fridays: 24 hours with a frequency of 15 or 30 minutes
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays:From North Point: 07:23 - 19:23 with a frequency of 30 minutes; From Hung Hom: 07:05 - 19:35 with a frequency of 30 minutes
Duration: about 8 minutes
Ticket Fare: HKD 7.5 for adults and HKD 3.8 for the elders aged over 65 with Octopus Card and children aged between 3 and 12


2. North Point ↔ Kowloon City
Departure Place: North Point Ferry Pier at Harbour Parade/ Kowloon City Ferry Pier at San Tau Street
Operating Time:
Mondays to Fridays: 24 hours with a frequency of 15 or 30 minutes
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: From North Point: 07:17 - 19:17 with a frequency of 30 minutes; From Kowloon City: 07:05 - 19:05 with a frequency of 30 minutes
Duration: about 14 minutes
Ticket Fare: HKD 7.5 for adults and HKD 3.8 for the elders aged over 65 with Octopus Card children aged between 3 and 12
 

With Yung Shue Wan Pier and Sok Kwu Wan Pier in the island, ferries to Hong Kong Central Piers and Aberdeen are available in Lamma Island.
 

Cheung Chau Ferry has operated ferries with two routes to Central Piers and Peng Chau.
 

Ferries from Hong Kong to Nearby Cities

Departing from Hong Kong, passengers can choose to take ferries in HK Macau Ferry Terminal, China Ferry Terminal, HKIA SkyPier, and Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal. All the ferries can arrive at Macau Outer Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal. The travel time ranges from 40 minutes to 60 minutes.
 

From HKIA SkyPier and HK Macau Ferry Terminal, passengers can get to both Shekou Port and Fuyong Port in Shenzhen. The journey time from HK to Shenzhen is about 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
 

Hong Kong - Guangzhou Ferry

It takes about 70 to 110 minutes to travel between HK and Guangzhou by ferry. Both China Ferry Terminal and HKIA SkyPier have high speed ferries to Lianhuashan Port and Nansha Passenger Port in Guangzhou.
 

Passengers can go to Jiuzhou Port in Zhuhai from China Ferry Terminal, HK Macau Ferry Terminal and HKIA Sky Pier by ferry whose voyage may take about 70 minutes.
 

With a duration of 60 to 70 minutes, ferries to Zhongshan Port set out from HKIA SkyPier, China Ferry Terminal and HK Macau Ferry Terminal.

- Last modified on Dec. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Ferry
Asked by D Tang from CANADA | Aug. 26, 2018 07:10Reply
Ferry from Hong Kong to Zhuhai China schedule when I get off Honk Kong international airport, thans
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Answered by Donna from MALAYSIA | Aug. 28, 2018 20:02
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The ferry departs at 12:15, 14:15, 17:00, 20:10. The journey time is about 70 minutes and it takes HKD260 per adult.
Asked by AWESH AGRAWAL from CHINA | Jun. 06, 2018 06:08Reply
How to make online booking of ferry ticket from HK Airport to Shenzhen ?
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Answered by Annabelle from CANADA | Jun. 08, 2018 04:33
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You can book the tickets on the official website of Shekou Cruise Homeport. Or you can just purchase it when you arriving at HKIA. Generally speaking, there will have enough tickets. Don't worry.
Asked by Sophie Huang from CANADA | May. 02, 2018 21:12Reply
From Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Shekou by Ferry
I need to go to Shenzhen. I am flying from Toronto to HK and will arrive in HKIA at 1:30 pm. How can I take a ferry to Shekou Shenzhen? Where can I buy ticket? Can I buy ticket online in advance? Many thanks.
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Answered by Penelope from FINLAND | May. 04, 2018 03:40
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Upon landing, you can find many English signs that can guide you to the boarding site. You can book the tickets on the official website of Shekou Port. Or you can just purchase the tickets when you arriving there.
Answered by Huang Sophie from CANADA | May. 04, 2018 05:56
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That’s very helpful. One more follow up question:
If I buy a ticket in advance but my flight is delayed, could I still use the ticket?

Thanks again.
Answered by Penelope from FINLAND | May. 06, 2018 21:30
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No. In fact, after the departure of the ship, the ticket will be cancelled.
Answered by Sophie from HUANG | May. 06, 2018 22:26
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Ah! Better wait till I land in HK. Thanks again. Appreciated.
Asked by Henry Lao from U.S.A. | Jan. 10, 2018 04:15Reply
Arriving HK 20:20 trying to catch a ferry or train going to Guangzhou (Huizhou) Suggestions please
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Answered by Phill from ITALY | Jan. 10, 2018 19:53
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I guess you will arrive in HKIA? If so, you can take a bus to Guangzhou, which takes 3h 30 minutes – 4h and 250HKD. The last bus leaves at 22:30, so you can make it. And the last ferry leaves from HKIA, SKypier at 18:40. You will miss it.
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