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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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