Star Ferry

Star Ferry, Hong Kong: Address, Phone Number, Star Ferry Reviews: 4.5/5

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The area
Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 7 min walk
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 8 min walk
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SSHK
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
simply lovely
Nov 2021
Loved each and every bit of this ferry service, economical, punctual and professional with the best views of the HK skyline... well done star ferry services
Written 24 November 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,944 contributions
"Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me"
Feb 2021
Even if you have only a brief stopover, the Hong Kong Star Ferry crossing between TST and either Central (or TST & Wan Chai) is a must. As far as transport goes, it’s as iconic as a London double-decker bus or a gondola in Venice. It’s the best way to see the busy harbour and the famous city skyline.
If you have time, it’s worth doing the trip more than once, so that you can see the harbour in the day and also the panoramic night-time city lights. If you go around 8pm, you’ll see the Symphony of Lights play out across the city buildings.
The distinctive green and white ferries are much loved by locals. They have been shuttling back and forth across the harbour for over 100 years. In a city which is in a constant state of redevelopment and transformation, the colour and shape of the ferries has stayed virtually unchanged. The distinctive double-ended design has remained the same since 1897 and the wooden chairs with the flip-back seats go back as far to the early 1900s.
Adding to the old-world charm, each one has ‘Star’ in its name. The story goes that the very first 4 ferries were named ‘Morning Star’, ‘Evening Star’, ‘Rising Star’ and ‘Guiding Star’, after the line in Tennyson’s poem Crossing the Bar…. “Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me”
The ferry trip is very cheap and takes under 10 minutes. Ferries are very frequent and at peak times, there can be just 6 minutes between them.
Seating is in two different classes. It’s the cheapest upgrade, you’ll ever get - HKD $3.20 Upper Deck and $2.60 for Lower Deck (a little more on weekends and public holidays). Both levels have good views but downstairs can have a heavy smell of fuel and oil in some parts of the boat.
Use your Octopus card (very convenient) or pay at one of the ticket machines just before the turnstiles.
Written 18 September 2021
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Megan Harris
5 contributions
Great views of both sides of the Harbour and a form of public transport
Aug 2021
I wanted to find an alternative to the MTR for travelling across the Harbour and the Star Ferry is a good option if you have a bit more time and want to see more of the city views. Its also very reasonably priced and easy to get to from the MTR.
Written 29 August 2021
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Willow
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
Slow travel experience :)
Aug 2021
The Star Ferry is great. It is a different experience than other ferries because of the decor, it is slower and just a short crossing from HK Island to Kowloon. Love it!
Written 15 August 2021
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May
Hong Kong, China11 contributions
Popular and easy to enjoy the view of Victoria harbour, Hong Kong
Jul 2021
Star Ferry providing servies to Hong Kong citizens over 100 years. It is a cheap and convenience transportation from Kowloon to Hong Kong island. You may enjoy a brilliant harbour view at night time. Highely recommended for oversea tourist to take a ride to enjoy this trip.
Written 3 August 2021
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Francesco Alibrandi
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
Extent views from Hong Kong
Jul 2021 • Solo
Old ferry to cross the harbour, don't expect luxury, this is an old boat mainly for turist, it gives great views from Hong Kong. And is relatively cheap.
Written 17 July 2021
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sunny w
2 contributions
Poor manner asking to wear mask while drinking juice
Jun 2021
Is drinking juice prohibited on Star Ferry? I was rudely asked to wear mask while driving juice. When asked to show sign or poster advising against drinking fluid on public transportation, staff just repeated his request and can only point to poster to wear mask. Since tourism is important to Star Ferry, this ambiguity and poor manner are not exactly promoting Hong Kong, I suggest Star Ferry to improve their policy...Please kindly advise your thoughts>
Written 27 June 2021
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Christine
4 contributions
Lower deck is better
Apr 2021 • Family
We went both lower and upper deck. Lower deck is better. The staffs looked miserable. They were shouting at paying customers.
Written 3 May 2021
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Shazou
4 contributions
Old
Mar 2021 • Family
Old terminus. Old infrastructures. The lands around it has been reclaimed. Star ferry needs a chic upgrade.
Written 26 April 2021
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RSch74
Macau, China56 contributions
Must do in HK
Apr 2021
ok you can take the bus or taxi, but if you've time and want to see something, this is really worth the trip! its a short trip bu gives you. nice view of both sides,
Written 20 April 2021
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