Ferry Services in Hong Kong International Airport

turbojet in HKIA

SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) provides speedy ferry services for transfer passengers.

SkyPier serves the following nine ports in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and Macao, connecting the region to 220 destinations worldwide.

  • Dongguan Humen
  • Guangzhou Lianhuashan
  • Guangzhou Nansha
  • Macao (Maritime Ferry Terminal)
  • Macao (Taipa)
  • Shenzhen Fuyong
  • Shenzhen Shekou
  • Zhongshan
  • Zhuhai Jiuzhou

Note: SkyPier is for transfer passengers only. It is not applicable to passengers originating from Hong Kong.

Now, let’s follow the video which will step by step teach you how to do it.

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To have a pleasant journey to and from the airport, we have put together some tips and suggestions for you:

To PRD & Macao

ferry to macau from HKIA

Passengers looking to take a ferry to the PRD or Macao should proceed to the ferry ticketing counter at Transfer Area E2. DO NOT go through immigration and reclaim your baggage. Passengers who have gone through immigration procedures CANNOT return to the ferry ticketing counter and use the ferry service.

To use the service, passengers must:
  • Possess the following items:
    – Same day arrival flight air ticket / e-ticket / boarding pass stub
    – A valid ferry ticket
    – A valid passport and, if applicable, a visa for the intended destination (Mainland China / Macao)
  • Transfer to PRD / Macao within the same day of arrival
  • Arrive at the Ferries to Mainland / Macao Ticketing Counter located at Transfer Area E2 at least 60 minutes before the scheduled ferry departure time for ticketing and transfer procedures. For passengers without checked baggage, 30 minutes would be sufficient;
  • For passengers with checked baggage, please present the airline baggage tag receipt for customs clearance and baggage transfer procedures.

View this flow chart outlining the required steps.

ferry to PRD and Macau fortchart

From PRD & Macau

Travellers from the PRD and Macao can enjoy the speedy ferry service to HKIA.

To use the service, passengers must possess:
  • A valid ferry ticket
  • A valid air ticket / e-ticket of these participating airlines with confirmed seating for same day departure
  • A valid passport and visa for the intended destination / onward destination.

Passengers must arrive at SkyPier for check-in 110 minutes before their flight departure for these airlines. For passengers travelling with other airlines, please arrive at SkyPier for check-in 120 minutes before flight departure.

Passengers who connect to flights departing before 10:15 hrs may take the last ferry from the day before. Please click here for the list of participating airlines with early morning connecting flights.

View this flow chart outlining the required steps.

ferry from PRD and Macau flowchart

Minimum Connection Time

If you’re transferring from PRD / Macao, you should reserve sufficient time for the following procedures:

  • Arriving at PRD / Macao ports 30 minutes before scheduled ferry departure time
  • Ferry journey time
  • Arriving at SkyPier 110 minutes before flight departure for these airlines for transfer, check-in and security screening. Please reserve 120 minutes for these procedures for other airlines.


Ferry hand baggage must not exceed 9″ x 14″ x 22″. For details about the baggage regulations, please check with the ferry operators or airlines.

Ferry passengers transferring at HKIA are only allowed to stay in the restricted area. They are not permitted to collect their bags stored in the non-restricted area.

Note: Upon arriving at SkyPier, passengers with self-printed boarding pass are required to obtain an official boarding pass from the SkyPier airline check-in counters.

Additional Information

Ferry Schedules and fares

View the schedules from the ferry operators below.

  • CKS (Services to / from Shenzhen Shekou, Shenzhen Fuyong, Dongguan Humen, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Guangzhou Lianhuashan and Guangzhou Nansha)
  • Cotai Water Jet (Services to / from Macao Taipa)
  • TurboJET (Services to / from Macao Maritime Ferry Terminal)

Air Passenger Departure Tax Refund

Passengers who arrive at Hong Kong International Airport by cross-boundary ferry service for onward departure by air are exempted from the Air Passenger Departure Tax (APDT). A refund coupon will be issued to passengers with APDT paid with their air ticket during check-in at SkyPier or the PRD and Macao ports. You can collect your refund in cash by presenting the refund coupon to the “Departure tax refund desk” at SkyPier after completing security screening within the same day.

  • For eligible passengers without a refund coupon, you should apply for a refund through the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the HKSAR Government by filling in the application form. Details are available on the CAD website.
  • If you have a refund coupon but fail to claim or collect your refund at SkyPier, you should contact your airline directly for refund.