Star Ferry Hong Kong

History of Star Ferry Hong Kong

Every day, there are ferries that travel across the Victoria Harbour from Wan Chai and Central (Hong Kong Island) to Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon). These ferries are called the Star Ferry (operated by the ‘Star’ Ferry Company, Limited) and offer affordable and fast cross-harbor transport for both residents and tourists in Hong Kong. It costs only HK$2.50 per trip during the weekdays and HK$3.40 per trip during the weekends and public holidays. 

On average, the Star Ferry carries over 50,000 passengers a day (over 20 million a year), and it is an important part of the commuter system in Hong Kong. In addition to regular ferry services, ‘Star’ Ferry Company has operated the harbor tour in Hong Kong since July 2003, which is a leisurely one-hour journey that starts in Tsim Sha Tsui and goes to Central and Wan Chai before returning to Tsim Sha Tsui.

Ferry Services

Ferry Services Hong Kong

Central / Tsim Sha Tsui Service

Timetable

Departure from Central
           Time            Frequency (mins)
Mon – Fri
(Except Public Holidays)
06:30-07:25 10-12
07:25-09:55 6
09:55-20:40 6-8
20:40-23:30 10-12
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
06:30-07:25 10-12
07:25-22:40 6-8
22:40-23:30 10-12
Departure from Tsim Sha Tsui
           Time            Frequency (mins)
Mon – Fri
(Except Public Holidays)
06:30-07:15 10-12
07:15-09:45 6
09:45-20:30 6-8
20:30-23:30 10-12
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
06:30-07:15 10-12
07:15-22:30 6-8
22:30-23:30 10-12

Fare Table

Mon – Fri
(Except Public Holidays)
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Upper Deck Lower Deck Upper Deck Lower Deck
Adult $2.7 $2.2 $3.7 $3.1
Child (Aged 3-12)1 $1.6 $1.5 $2.2 $2.1
Passengers with disabilities
(Upon presentation of Registration Card for People with Disabilities)2
$1.6 $1.5 $2.2 $2.1
Senior (Aged 65 or above)
(Upon presentation of Hong Kong Identity Card, Senior Citizen Card, or other equivalent documentation; AND using Personalized Octopus Card or Elder Octopus Card)
Free
Monthly Ticket3 $135.0
4-Day Tourist Ticket4 $27.5

Wanchai / Tsim Sha Tsui Service

Timetable

Departure from Wanchai
           Time            Frequency (mins)
Mon – Sat
(Except Public Holidays)
07:30-07:52 11
07:52-09:12 8
09:12-16:48 12
16:48-18:24 8
18:24-20:00 12
20:00-22:20 10-14
22:20-23:00 20
Sun & Public Holidays
07:40-13:00 20
13:00-19:00 12
19:00-22:20 10-14
22:20-23:00 20
Departure from Tsim Sha Tsui
           Time            Frequency (mins)
Mon – Sat
(Except Public Holidays)
07:20-07:30 10
07:30-07:41 11
07:41-09:00 8
09:00-16:36 12
16:36-18:12 8
18:12-19:36 12
19:36-22:30 10-14
22:30-22:50 20
Sun & Public Holidays
07:30-12:50 20
12:50-19:00 12
19:00-22:30 10-14
22:30-22:50 20

Fare Table

Mon – Fri
(Except Public Holidays)
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Adult $2.7 $3.7
Child (Aged 3-12)1 $1.6 $2.2
Passengers with disabilities
(Upon presentation of Registration Card for People with Disabilities)2
$1.6 $2.2
Senior (Aged 65 or above)
(Upon presentation of Hong Kong Identity Card, Senior Citizen Card, or other equivalent documentation; AND using Personalized Octopus Card or Elder Octopus Card)
Free
Monthly Ticket3 $135.0
4-Day Tourist Ticket4 $27.5
Bicycle
(A maximum of 10 bicycles on the lower deck per departure when the lower deck is not used for passenger carriage)
$14.0

Remarks

1. Any child who is above the height of 95cm will be subject to Child Fare, unless proven otherwise.
2. The lower deck of each ferry can accommodate a maximum of 4 disabled persons on wheelchairs.
3. Monthly Tickets are available for sale at Harbour Tour Ticket Counter at Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier starting from 26th of the preceding month to 10th of the month.  A recent photo of the ticket holder is needed for purchase.
4. 4-Day Tourist Tickets are available for sale at Harbour Tour Ticket Counter at Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier.  Ticket holders can enjoy unlimited rides on all regular ferry services between Central / Tsim Sha Tsui, and between Wanchai / Tsim Sha Tsui, for four consecutive days.