[Move] Hong Kong- Ferry transportation guide

Trying a different experience when in Hong Kong, traveling between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon via the Ferry. The important part of the commuter service in Hong Kong since the past and now the ‘iconic’ means of transport that not only as a transport to transfer its passengers but also the spectacular view that you can see from the double-deck vessel.

Hong Kong- Star Ferry

Since 1888, Star Ferry boats have been transporting passengers between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Even though, now the Victoria Harbour are connected modern land transport system. There are still millions of people getting on board of the star ferry each year.

Where?

TSIM SHA TSUI Star Ferry Pier

Central Star Ferry Pier

Wan Chai Star Ferry Pier

Hong Kong Ferry Route – Tsim Sha Tsui ⇔ Central Service

Timetable:

Central / Tsim Sha Tsui Service
  
Central to Tsim Sha TsuiTsim Sha Tsui to CentralFrequency (minutes)
Monday - Friday
06:30 - 07:25 06:30 - 07:1510/12
07:25 - 09:5507:15 - 09:456
09:55 - 20:409:45 - 20:30
6/8
20:40 - 23:3020:30 - 23:30
10/12
Saturday
06:30 - 07:2506:30 - 07:1510/12
07:25 - 22:4007:15 - 22:306/8
22:40 - 23:3022:30 - 23:3010/12
Sunday and Public Holidays
06:30 - 07:2506:30 - 07:1510/12
07:25 - 22:4007:15 - 22:30 6/8
22:40 - 23:3022:30 -23:3010/12

You can choose to be on the lower deck or upper deck, the entrance gate and cost will be different:

We choose to get on the upper deck:

Cost?

 Mon - Fri (Except Public Holiday)Sat, Sun and Public Holiday
Upper Deck
Adult (HKD)$2.50$3.40
Child (Age 3-12)
(HKD)
$1.50$2.10
Lower Deck
Adult (HKD)$2.00$2.80
Child (Age 3-12)
(HKD)
$1.40$2.00
Age 65 and above
(Tourist to show equivalent proofs of age with elder octopus card)
FreeFree

Where to buy ferry token?

The token machine is situated right outside the entrance before getting to the deck:

Instructions are in English and Traditional Chinese:

Duration?

9 minutes

Getting in

For octopus card holder walk in from the left.

Interior of the upper deck:

The beautiful view of the Victoria Harbor:

All ferry coming from Tsim Sha Tsui will arrive at Central Pier 7 and vice versa:

Little thoughts:

This is my first time taking the ferry to Central Pier from Tsim Sha Tsui Pier, as I always took the train and f0r once I felt that is a great experience even though it was a short journey but a pleasant and awesome one.

They do provide night ferry tour with refreshments included and passengers are able to enjoy the multimedia laser show (A Symphony of Lights) on board, which I think was quite cool.

To know more details, visit Star Ferry HK.

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