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Ferries Between Hong Kong and the Nearby Cities

Hong Kong's ferries are almost always faster and cheaper than the buses and provide fantastic photo opportunities. The Star Ferry crosses the harbour between Central and Kowloon, taking just 7 minutes. Ferries operate every 5-10 minutes. Adults over 65 years of age ride free and there are discounts for children under 12.

The HKF Company operates a number of useful ferries and hovercraft between Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories. Hovercraft are twice as fast as conventional boats, more modern and more comfortable. The drawback is that they are not particularly smooth and when the weather is rough, hovercraft bounce considerably.

HKF also operates ferries to the Outlaying Islands of Lantau, Lamma, Cheung Chau and Peng Chau islands. These ferries depart from in front of Exchange Square in Central. The piers are all clearly signposted. On weekends, there are a few ferries to Lantau and Cheng Chau from the Star Ferry terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. Fares are reasonable, except on weekends when the prices nearly double.

Daily ferries operate between Hong Kong and Zhuhai, which are frequent and fast. A single trip will take about 70 minutes.

Departure Port Destination Port Departure Time
Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai China Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong 08:00, 10:00, 11:45, 14:00 16:00, 17:00
Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai HK-Macau Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 18:00, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30
China Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai 07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30 13:30, 15:30, 17:45
HK-Macau Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai 08:40, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30 16:30, 19:30, 21:30

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There are ships from Hong Kong to Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhongshan and Xiamen. There are also ferries salling within the island, and are almost always faster and cheaper than the buses and provide fantastic photo opportunities. Read more on ferries sailling in the island.

Hong Kong Cruise Schedule

Departure Port Destination Port Daily Departure Sailing Time Ticket Price / Person
China Ferry Terminal Zhongshan 07:30
08:30
10:00
13:00
15:00
16:00
18:00
20:00
One and half hours Tourist Class: HK$196;
First Class: HK$ 226;
VIP Cabin: HK$ 246
China Ferry Terminal Guangzhou Panyu lutas port 07:50
09:00
14:00
18:20
One hour and fifty minutes Tourist Class: HK$175;
First Class: HK$ 220;
VIP Cabin: HK$ 270
China Ferry Terminal Doumen Dock 08:30 One hour and fifty minutes HK$ 178
China Ferry Terminal Jiangmen 08:30
15:00
18:00
Two hours and thirty minutes Tourist Class: HK$ 206;
First Class: HK$ 226;
VIP Cabin: HK$ 246
China Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai 07:30
08:30
09:30
11:30
13:30
15:30
17:45
One hour and ten minutes Tourist Class: HK$ 190;
First Class: HK$270;
VIP Cabin: HK$ 305
China Ferry Terminal Shunde 07:30
08:30
11:00
13:30
15:20
18:00
One hour and fifty-five minutes Tourist Class: HK$ 228;
First Class: HK$ 258;
VIP Cabin: HK$ 283
China Ferry Terminal Gaoming 08:20 Three Hours Tourist Class: HK$ 220;
First Class: HK$ 250;
VIP Cabin: HK$ 260
China Ferry Terminal Heshan 08:20 Two and a half hours Tourist Class: HK$ 220;
First Class: HK$ 250;
VIP Cabin: HK$ 260

Ticket Offices

Tiket Office Telephone Business Hours
Sheung Wan 25499560 08:30-17:00;
08:30-16:00 on weekends:
Closed on holidays
The Central 28576625 06:00-22:00
China Ferry Terminal 27362612 06:30-20:00
Jordan 2730078927304774 Monday to Friday:08:30-18:00;
Saturday:08:30 - 17:00
Closed on Sunday

Travelers may book the tickets throuh local travel agencies.

Also read Chartering a Boat in Hong Kong.