Riding a ferry in Hong Kong is not only a cheap way to reach your destination, but also a great way to see the incredible scenery between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
In fact, Star Ferry’s main route from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui was rated first in the Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides poll.
Ferries that depart from the Central ferry piers offer you trips to main Outlying Islands of Peng Chau, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island and Lantau Island, including Discovery Bay.
There are two kinds of ferries you can find in Hong Kong: regular ferries and fast ferries.
The Central ferry pier is about 5 minutes walking distance from the Hong Kong MTR station.
Star Ferry service hours: 06:30 – 23:30 daily
Star Ferry service schedule: Every 6 to 12 minutes
Star Ferry fares
– Mon to Fri: HK$2 ($0.26) for lower deck and HK$2.5 ($0.32) for upper deck
– Sat, Sun, and holidays: HK$2.8 ($0.36) lower deck and HK$3.4 ($0.44) upper deck
– Free rides for children under 3
Note: Apart from Star Ferry, there are also 3 other ferry service providers: New World First Ferry, Discovery Bay Transportation Services, and Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry.