All main ports in Hong Kong have ferries. There are ferries running inside Hong Kong Island (between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon) and outside (between the urban to the outlying islands).
The main ferry running inside the island is the star ferry which operates every several or dozens of minutes. It has ports at Central, Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsul. Commuting by ferry is surprisingly cheap, only costing HK$ 2.2 for seats on the above floor and HK$ 1.7 for seats on the below floor from Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsul. It is the cheapest way of getting around.
Servicing Areas: Four types
- Between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon
- Between Hong Kong Island and outlying islands
- Between Hong Kong Island and Macau
- Between Kowloon and Macau
Operating Hours: Different for each route, mainly daytime
The Star Ferry is the main ferry operator between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The frequency is every few minutes to just over 10 minutes. The Star Ferry has piers at Central, Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom. It only costs HK$2.2 for Central - Tsim Sha Tsui or Wan Chai - Tsim Sha Tsui, it's the best and cheapest way to enjoy Victoria Harbour.
Ferry to Other Destinations in China
Hong Kong is also considered as a gateway to other destinations in China. Hong Kong is a channel in going to and from Macau, SAR which is considered as the most known route. Within an hour, one can now experience the other side of Macau. A ferry ride which costs HK$ 146 per way, and one can choose for ferry providers such as Turbojet, CotaiStrip and Macao Dragon.
Hong Kong recently opened its ferry hub in its International Airport where ferry providers going to and from Macau is operating. There are 3 ferry terminals in Hong Kong for outward travel, one located in the International Airport, the other in Kowloon and the last is in the Hong Kong Island- which is the most used terminal for Macau routes.