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Special report: Ferry services between Hongkong and the Pearl River Delta

2 Jun 2010

It’s easy for business traveller to get from Hongkong to Macau and the Mainland. There’s no dearth of quick and efficient ferry runs between the famous financial hub and destinations in China including Xiamen in Fujian province and eight of the major cities in Guangdong – Shenzhen (Shekou and Fuyong), Zhuhai (Jiuzhou), Zhongshan (Zhongshan Kong), Guangzhou (Lianhuashan and Nansha of Panyu), Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, Dongguan (Humen) and Shunde.

Here are the services provided by five major ferry operators.

BETWEEN HONGKONG AND GUANGDONG

Route 1: Hongkong-Shekou, Shenzhen  

Vessel operator: China Merchants Shipping & Enterprises
Boarding terminal: Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal   
Frequency:
seven sailings per day
First sailing:
7:45am daily  
Last sailing:
8:30pm daily
Be at the pier at:
30 minutes prior departure   
Fares:
HK$110 (US$14)    
tel: 852 2858 0909 

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport 
Boarding terminal Sky Pier, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) 
Frequency:
14 sailings per day
First sailing:
9am daily  
Last sailing:
9:20pm daily  
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time 
Fares:
HK$220 (US$28) 
tel:
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Hong Kong North West Express  
Boarding terminal:
Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
one sailing per day? 
Time of sailing: the only ferry departs at 4:30pm daily 
Be at the pier at:
30 minutes prior departure 
Fares:
HK$38 (US$5) 
tel
: 852 2441 3133

Route 2: Shekou, Shenzhen-Hongkong

Vessel operator: China Merchants Shipping & Enterprises  
Boarding terminal:
Shekou Port–Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal 
Frequency: six sailings per day 
First sailing:
7:45am daily 
Last sailing:
7:15pm daily 
Be at the pier at:
30 minutes prior departure 
Fares:
HK$110 (US$14)  
tel
: 852 2858 0909

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Shekou Port-Sky Pier, HKIA?Frequency: 14 sailings per day
First sailing:
7:45am daily
Last sailing:
9pm daily
Be at the pier at: one hour:
(with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
CNY260 (US$38)
tel:
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Hong Kong North West Express
Boarding terminal:
Shekou Port-Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
one sailing per day
Time of sailing:
the only ferry departs at 3:30pm from Shekou port daily
Be at the pier at:
30 minutes prior departure.
Fares:
CNY33 (US$5)
tel:
852 2441 3133

Route 3: Hongkong-Jiuzhou, Zhuhai

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal China Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
seven sailings per day
First sailing:
7:30am daily
Last sailing:
5:45pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
HK$178 (US$23)
tel:
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
eight sailings per day
First sailing:
8:40am daily
Last sailing:
9:30pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
HK$178 (US$23)
tel:
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Sky Pier, HKIA
Frequency:
3 sailings per day
Time of first sailing:
12:15pm daily
Time of last sailing:
5pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
HK$260 (US$38)
tel:
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 4: Jiuzhou, Zhuhai-Hongkong

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport 
Boarding terminal: Jiuzhou Port-China Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
six sailings per day
First sailing:
8am daily
Last sailing:
5pm every daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$175 (US$22)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Jiuzhou Port-Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal?Frequency: nine sailings on Friday, eight sailings for the other days of week (the schedule   5:30pm is only available on Fridays)
First sailing:
9am daily
Last sailing:
9:30pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares: HK$175 (US$22)
tel 852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Jiuzhou Port-Sky Pier, HKIA                                                                                                                                                          
Frequency:
3 sailings daily                                                                                                                                                                                                  
First sailing:
9:30am daily
Last sailing:
3:30pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
CNY280 (US$41)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 5: Hongkong-Zhongshan

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
China Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
eight sailings per day
First sailing:
7:30am daily
Last sailing:
8pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$195 (US$25) for sailings at 7:30am, 8:30am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm; HK$185 (US$24) for sailings scheduled at 3pm, which stops at Sky Pier before heading to destination
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
one sailing per day
Time of the sailing:
the only ferry departs at 9am daily?Be at the pier at: one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
HK$195 (US$25)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Sky Pier, HKIA
Frequency:
one sailing per day
Time of sailing:
the only ferry departs at 3:40pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares
: HK$250 (US$32)
tel 852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 6: Zhongshan-Hongkong

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Zhongshan Port-to China Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
seven sailings per day
First sailing:
8am daily
Last sailing:
8pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
HK$200 (US$26)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Zhongshan Port-Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal)
Frequency:
one sailing per day
Time of the sailing:
the only ferry departs at 6pm every day?Be at the pier at: one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
HK$200 (US$26)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Zhongshan Port-Sky Pier, HKIA
Frequency:
one sailing per day
Time of sailing:
the only ferry departs at 10:30am daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
CNY280 (US$41)
tel 852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 7: Hongkong-Lianhuashan (Panyu, Guangzhou)

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
China Ferry Terminal?Frequency: five sailings per day
First sailing:
7:50am daily?Last sailing: 6:10pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$163 (US$21) for the sailings at 7:50am, 8:40am, 10:40am and 1:30pm (This sailing stops at Nansha before heading to destination); HK$173 (US$22) for sailings at 6:10pm
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 8: Lianhuashan (Panyu, Guangzhou)-Hongkong

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Lianhuashan Port
Frequency:
five sailings per day
First sailing:
8:30am daily
Last sailing:
6pm daily (The sailing scheduled to depart at 11am stops at Nansha before heading to destination).
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$148 (US$19)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 9: Hongkong-Nansha (Panyu, Guangzhou)

Vessel operator: Expert Fortune
Boarding terminal:
China Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
four sailings per day
Time of sailings:
8am, 9am, 1:30pm and 3:50pm daily?Be at the pier at: 30 minutes prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$160 (US$21)
tel
852 2375 0688

Vessel operator: Expert Fortune
Boarding terminal:
Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal?Frequency: one sailing per day
Time of sailing:
the only ferry departs at 11:30am every day.
Be at the pier at:
30 minutes prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$160 (US$21)
tel
852 2375 0688

Route 10: Nansha (Panyu, Guangzhou)-Hongkong

Vessel operator: Expert Fortune
Boarding terminal:
Nansha Port-China Ferry Terminal)
Frequency:
four sailings per day
Time of sailings:
9:45am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm daily
Be at the pier at:
30 minutes prior the sailing time
Fares:
HK$140 (US$18)
tel 852 2375 0688

Vessel operator: Expert Fortune
Boarding terminal:
Nansha Port-Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal)
Frequency:
one sailing per day
Time of sailing:
the only ferry departs at 3:30pm daily
Be at the pier at:
30 minutes prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$140 (US$18)
tel
852 2375 0688

Route 11: Hongkong-Jiangmen

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
China Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
three sailings per day
Time of sailings:
the first ferry departs at 8:30am daily, stopping at Doumen before heading to destination; the second and the last ferries depart at 2pm and 5:15pm respectively, which both stop at Macau (for passengers travelling between Jiangmen and Macau only) before heading to destination.?Be at the pier at: one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$210 (US$27)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 12: Jiangmen-Hongkong

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Jiangmen Port?Frequency: three sailings per day
Time of sailings:
the three ferries depart at 9am, 2pm and 5:15pm daily from Jiangmen Port, which all stop at Macau (for passengers travelling between Jiangmen and Macau only) before heading to destination; the second ferry also stops at Doumen before heading to destination.
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$200 (US$26)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 13: Hongkong-Zhaoqing

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
China Ferry Terminal?Frequency: one sailing per day
Time of sailing:
the only ferry departs at 8:30am daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$220 (US$28)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 14: Zhaoqing-Hongkong

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Zhaoqing Port
Frequency:
one sailing per day
Time of sailing:
the only ferry departs at 1:40pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$220 (US$28)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 15: Hongkong-Humen (Dongguan)

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Sky Pier, HKIA ?Frequency: five sailings per day
First sailing:
10:30am daily
Last sailing:
6:15pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$290 (US$37)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 16: Humen (Dongguan)-Hongkong

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Humen Port, Dongguan
Frequency:
five sailings per day
First sailing:
8:15am daily
Last sailing:
4pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
CNY290 (US$42)
tel
852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 17: Hongkong-Shunde

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
China Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
six sailings per day
First sailing:
7:30am daily
Last sailing:
6pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time.
Fares:
HK$195 (US$25)
tel 852 2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Route 18: Shunde-Hongkong

Vessel operator: Chu Kong Passenger Transport
Boarding terminal:
Shunde Port
Frequency:
six sailings per day
First sailing:
8:30am daily
Last sailing:
8:30pm daily
Be at the pier at:
one hour (with check-in luggage) or 30 minutes (without check-in luggage) prior the sailing time
Fares:
HK$195 (US$25)
tel
2858 3876, www.cksp.com.hk

Between Hongkong and Macau

Currently there are three companies providing ferry services between Hongkong and Macau.

Vessel operator: New World First Ferry Services
Boarding terminal:
China Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
up to every 30 minutes daily or 31 sailings per day from Hongkong to Macau, and 30 sailings for return journeys
First sailing:
the first ferry departs at 7am daily, same for return
Last sailing:
the last ferry departs at 10:30pm daily, same for return
Be at the pier at:
30 minutes before departure
Journey time:
about 60 to 75 minutes (subject to vessel type)
Fares:
starting at HK$133 (US$17) from Hongkong to Macau, and HK$140 (US$18) for travelling back on weekdays; HK$148 (US$19) from Hongkong and HK$155 (US$20) for travelling back during weekends and Macau & Hongkong Public Holidays.
tel
852 2131 8181, www.nwff.com.hk

Vessel operator: Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management (TurboJET)
Boarding terminal:
Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal; Sky Pier, HKIA Hong Kong (restricted to transiting air passengers only)
Frequency:
up to every 15 minutes daily, from 7am to midnight; seven additional sailings (and eight return sailings) with departures every 5 minutes added during peak hours.
First sailing:
7am daily.
Last sailing:
11:59pm (midnight) daily
Be at the pier at:
30 minutes before departure
Journey time:
approximately 60 minutes
Fares:
starting at HK$134/146/168 (US$17/19/22) from Hongkong to Macau; HK$142/154/176 (US$18/19/22) for travelling back to Hongkong during weekdays, weekends and holidays and nights
tel
852 2859 3333, www.turbojet.com.hk

Vessel operator: Cotai Chu Kong Shipping Management Services Co. Ltd.
Boarding terminal:
Hong Kong – Macau Ferry Terminal; China Ferry Terminal
Frequency:
36 sailings per day from Hongkong, and ditto for backhaul.
First sailing:
the first ferry departs at 7am from Hongkong, and 7am daily back from Macau.
Last sailing:
the last ferry departs at 1am from Hongkong, and 5am daily back from Macau.
Be at the pier at:
anytime before departure
Journey time:
about 55 minutes
Fares:
HK$134/146/168 (US17/19/22) during weekdays, weekends & holidays, and nights from Hongkong, and MOP142/154/176 (US$18/19/22) for return
tel
852 2859 1588

For more details, visit http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/transport/crossboundary/ferryservices.htm

Joy Zhou

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