Star Ferry Pier

Attraction Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China Published on: 29-07-2016

1 hour
11:45 AM - 08:05 PM
05:00 PM
06:00 PM
First-time visit
Must see
11.09 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Star Ferry is considered a heritage and cultural treasure for Hong Kong. It is a symbol of the island nation's history.

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Why Star Ferry Pier is special ?

The charming Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. While the two sides of Victoria Harbour are now connected by a world-class infrastructure system of road and rail tunnels, tens of millions of people still climb aboard the humble Star Ferry vessels each year. Many visitors take the ride for an up-close look at one of the world’s most photographed harbours, while locals have kept their affection for it because, even after a century, it’s still a highly reliable and efficient form of transport. National Geographic rates the Star Ferry crossing as one of 50 ‘places of a lifetime’.

What to explore at Star Ferry Pier?

The Star Ferry's Harbour Tour runs a circular route of an hour around Victoria Harbour covering calling points at Tsim Sha Tsui, Central and Wan Chai. Joining this tour, you can see all Hong Kong's famous harbour side attractions.


Single-ride Day Round Trip Ticket holders are entitled to a single ride for an hour circular route of one of the departures in the daytime. A refreshment coupon is included.


Single-ride Night Round Trip holders are entitled to a single ride for an hour circular route of one of the departures in the nighttime. A refreshment coupon is included.


This ticket is especially for passengers who would like to watch the multi-media laser show (A Symphony of Lights) on board. A refreshment coupon is included. The steering route covering the western part of Victoria Harbour will be skipped.


How to get to Star Ferry Pier?

TST Star Ferry pier: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6. Walk to the Clock Tower along Salisbury Road.

Central Star Ferry pier: MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit A2 or MTR Central Station Exit A. Walk to the pier along Man Yiu Street.

Wan Chai Star Ferry pier: MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit A1. Take the skybridge to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and descend to Convention Avenue at Harbour Road.


Selling points

  • “Great view of the Hong Kong Harbor”
  • “Fantastic way to see Hongkong"
  • " The best attraction in Hong Kong”
  • “Amazing experience of Hong Kong backwaters”
  • “A beautiful iconic ferry ride”
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Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

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Tips for you

  • If you need just to cross the water front to other side, whatever is the side in which you are standing, use the ferry.
    Things to do
  • Upper deck is great for taking photos of the harbour
  • Great photo opportunities for both the island and for the mainland.
  • Try to go in early evening to take in the light show.
  • This was a very inexpensive way to see more of Hong Kong.
  • Ticket prices keep on the increasing as it gets late in the evening.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • The refresh mode of transport to view the beauty scenes of South china sea covering the HK island.


FourSquare View more

I loved the Star Ferry since I was a little child.☺️?Cheapest and most charming way to enjoy one of the most scenic Spots in HK. Get the ferry at 8pm to see the Symphony of Lights from the se

TripAdvisor View more

All of the reviews are correct here...this trip over the water is excellent.Yes get the correct change, yes it looks and is old, and YES the experience is worth it!Within 15 minutes you are over the other side and enjoyed the harbour.I would recommend this trip!

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I recommend riding the ferry at least once. It's very cheap, but you need exact change I believe. It's 2.80 for the top deck and 2.50 for the bottom (hk dollars). There's quite a bit of history and the views of the harbor are very beautiful. Purchasing the tickets is simple. You just go to the pier and purchase them there. I bought mine using the ticket machines.

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Star Ferry was quick and unbelievably inexpensive to get to HK Island. It was frustrating that you had to go to HK Island to get to any other islands or locations by ferry. But, the Star Ferry is quick, inexpensive and there is food on both sides to make the wait more pleasant. Happy sailing!

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