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Hong Kong Cruise Ports — Location, Transport, and Shore Excursions

Hong Kong Cruise Ports — Location, Transport, and Shore Excursions

Written by CindyUpdated Jan. 17, 2024

Hong Kong, with a great commercial and maritime location, and natural deep-water sea docks, is one of the most important ports in the Asia Pacific region. It can berth the world's largest and most technically advanced ships. The two major cruise terminals in Hong Kong are Ocean Terminal and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

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Ocean Terminal

Ocean TerminalOcean Terminal

Perfect Location

Ocean Terminal is located in Tsim Sha Tsui District on the thriving Kowloon Peninsula. Its location is a tourist hotspot of Hong Kong and many of the city's landmark hotels, restaurants, parks, world-class shops, best museums, and markets are in the area.

More Than a Cruise Terminal

It began operations in March 1966. With an overall length of 380 meters, the cruise terminal can berth two large cruise ships of up to 50,000 tons or four small cruise ships.

Besides being a cruise terminal, Ocean Terminal is part of the Harbour City complex, which is the largest shopping area in Hong Kong. You will find an incredible number of retail outlets, restaurants, and entertainments.

Cruise Lines Using Ocean Terminal

Ocean Terminal has berthed numerous luxurious and elegant cruise ships from various cruise lines, including Azamara, Costa, Crystal, Cunard, Fred. Olsen, Hapag-Lloyd, Holland America, Norwegian, Oceania, P&O, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Silversea, and Star Cruises.

How to Get There

From the airport: Ocean Terminal is about 34 kilometers from Hong Kong International Airport. It takes about 40 minutes if you take a taxi.

Another option is to take the Airport Express from the airport to MTR Kowloon Station (about 20 minutes), and it's a further five minutes by taxi to Ocean Terminal.

From Hung Hom Train Station: If you travel from Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou by train, you will arrive at Hung Hom Railway Station. It takes about 10 minutes by taxi from Hung Hom to Ocean Terminal.

Ocean Terminal Taxi Summary:

To/From Distance Journey Time Approximate Cost
Hong Kong International Airport 34 km (15 mi) 40 min HK$260 (US$34)
Hung Hom Train Station 3.7 km (2.3 mi) 10 min HK$28 (US$4)
MTR Kowloon Station 1.4 km (0.9 mi) 5 min HK$22 (US$3)

Nearby Attractions

The terminal is conveniently close to tourist attractions such as the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, the Clock Tower, and Star Ferry, and nearby Hong Kong Culture Centre, Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Space Museum.

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal


Clients on the terminalTwo clients took a cruise to Hong Kong. 

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is Hong Kong's new cruise terminal, located in the heart of Victoria Harbour (at the southeastern end of the former Kai Tak Airport runway).

Capacity and Facilities

This cruise terminal began operations on June 13, 2013. Its berthing capacity is up to 220,000 tons, which enables two 360-metre-long mega cruise ships to berth at the same time. The other cruise terminal in Hong Kong, Ocean Terminal, cannot berth such large ships.

In the three-story building, you can find restaurants, a shopping mall, and a large rooftop park from which you can take in the beautiful panoramic views of the picturesque Hong Kong skyline.

The terminal offers money exchange services.

How to Get There

From the airport: Hong Kong International Airport is about 42 kilometers from Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. It takes about 45 minutes by taxi.

From Hung Hom Train Station: Hung Hom train station is about 10 kilometers. It takes about 16 minutes by taxi.

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Taxi Summary:

To/From Distance Journey Time Approximate Cost
Hong Kong International Airport 42 km (26 mi) 45 min HK$320 (US$41)
Hung Hom Train Station 8.6 km (5.3 mi) 16 min HK$65 (US$8)

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions include the sublimely elegant Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden, the Kowloon City food district and the famed Lei Yue Mun seafood bazaar.

Enjoy Hong Kong Shore Excursions

Hong Kong shore excursionsEnjoy a Hong Kong shore excursion.

Hong Kong is a world-famous destination where you can see soaring skyscrapers, the glittering harbor, and green mountains; taste a variety of cuisines and enjoy duty-free shopping.

Here are our most popular Hong Kong shore excursions, for your reference:

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