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Ferry from Hong Kong to Shenzhen

 2015-05-26    Jenny Huang    Tips    Hong Kong    2290  

Travelling from Hong Kong Airport to Shekou in Shenzhen, there are ferries available to carry you across. The trip can be one-way or a round trip. The ferries run from two places, the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal in the Shun Tak Centre in Central or you can take a ferry directly from Hong Kong Airport Skypier to Shekou.

Hong Kong SkyPier

There are around 6 daily ferry connections between the two places. SkyPier is one of the most preferred. SkyPier provides speedy ferry service for passengers. This makes the Hong Kong Airport multi-modal transport hub. It is convenient both for the sea as well as air travel. SkyPier serves 8 ports including Dongguan Humen, Guangzhou Nansha, Macao (Maritime Ferry Terminal), Macao (Taipa), Shenzhen Fuyong, Shenzhen Shekou, Zhongshan and Zhuhai Jiuzhou. It connects a total of 180 destinations across the globe via Hong Kong International Airport. 

Hong Kong Skypier 

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Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal in the Shun Tak Center. 

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Shekou Ferry Terminal in Shenzhen, China. 

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Visa Requirements

One important thing to tell here is that you require a Chinese visa. Therefore, to travel via ferry one needs to apply for a Chinese visa prior to setting out from Hong Kong. It is important to carry your passport on the trip as there are border inspections.

Schedule & Fares

The first ferry runs from Hong Kong to Shenzhen at 9.00AM in the morning. There are multiple ferry services available throughout the day with the last ferry running at 8.30PM. However, it must be noted that these timing are subject to change. The prices for these ferries are quite affordable. A standard one-way ticket costs around HK$105. No ticket is required for children under one year of age. However, for children between 1-5 years old they pay half the price of the full ticket. Tickets can be booked through the tour service providers online. If you are unable to get an online ticket, you can easily purchase the ticket at the Ferry Terminal.

Additional Information

The one-way trip takes around 50 minutes to reach the destination. The trip is beautiful and enjoyable with total comfortable and air conditioned boats. No food is is served onboard, but you can buy some snacks for yourself from a small snack selling cabin on the boat. Travelling by ferry is quite an enjoyable experience. On the way, you can enjoy the scenic beauty and have fun. It is always good to travel with friends or family. However, even if you are travelling alone, it will be a great experience. Travelling by boat from Hong Kong to Shenzhen is a worthwhile journey and one of its kinds. If you even get a chance to visit Hong Kong, make sure you make this trip.


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