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  • kormensandiego
    Manila, Philippines762 contributions
    Having been a frequent visitor of HK since my childhood, I still love taking the Ferry to cross from HK to Kowloon or vice versa :-) It's a more relaxing way to travel and you get to enjoy the atmosphere and the experience. I probably enjoy it as it reminds me of my childhood.

    I was shocked though at how much it now costs! 4HKD for the lower deck and 5HKD for the upper deck. Times have changed! :-) But the experience is as authentic as decades ago. It's kinda sad though, I traveled on a Monday night and it was less than half full. I do hope they can sustain this in the long run.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • Jojo
    Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
    Loved it so much. Very romantic and classic. Reminds me of the days when i was a kid. I heard that many voices call to terminate it. Please do not. Keep it going for the good nostalgia
    Written 8 July 2023
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  • coconutugly
    Marbella, Spain1,475 contributions
    The entrance to the Ngong Ping is near a huge outlet mall invase you wanted ti shop. The little village at the end of the line is sufficient for buying things and some photo ops. The Buddha, the monastery and the village are all near to each other
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • MED0202
    7 contributions
    The train may feel dated, but it is actually brand-new; only the original was replicated. It's advantageous to sit on the train's right side to have a decent view. It just took around 15 minutes for the ride? Despite being cloudy and hazy when I was there, the top of the mountain is stunning.
    Written 5 September 2023
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  • Van Dex
    Mandaue, Philippines14 contributions
    The best transport in Hong Kong that will bring you to lots of tourist spots. It's fast, cheap and easy.
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • tkpuar
    Singapore, Singapore501 contributions
    It has been many years since l last visited Hong Kong. Even more years going to Macau from HK.
    I used to go to Macau from HK by fast ferry jet. Was not sure if this is still a good option with the opening of the land bridges.
    I have to compliment Cotai Jet for the many improvements since l travel that route many years ago. The processes were very smooth. The ride took close to one hour. It was a seamless journey. This has to be the best way to get to Cotai from Hong Kong.
    Written 26 April 2023
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  • Etienne Perret
    Camden, ME1,259 contributions
    The quickest way to get from HK airport to Kowloon or downtown Hong Kong. Clean and efficient runs about every 5 minutes.
    Written 25 August 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China13,893 contributions
    This was the only and is still the most popular option to travel between Hong Kong and Macau. Although timetable has been genuinely curtailed due to COVID, TurboJet offers fast, convenient and comfortable ferry service. Do get the tickets in advance as seats are quite limited.
    Written 10 February 2023
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  • Giles P
    Nottingham, UK39 contributions
    Returned to Hong Kong after 4 years away - the escalators are a great way to get up and down to Central from Mid-Levels, where I was staying. Handy restaurants and shops (an M&S) run either side. Just as fun and useful as ever
    Written 2 April 2023
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,160 contributions
    If you’re planning a day trip to Cheung Chau island, this is your ferry. It’s the only one to Cheung Chau. It really couldn’t be easier. The ferries run all day, roughly every 30-40 min from #5 Central Pier (the same place that the Star ferries leave from).
    Central Pier is only a short walk from HK MTR station and the piers are numbered in order, from 1-10 so just walk halfway down to #5. You can’t go wrong.
    You don’t even have to plan ahead because you buy your ticket at the gate (or use Octopus card) so you can make a spontaneous decision to go or not, on the day. Handy if weather is looking iffy because you want a good, sunny day for Cheung Chau.
    The only decision you have to make is whether to take the big, slow ferry or the small, fast ferry. Unlike Goldilocks, there is no middle ‘just right’ option.
    Both leave from #5. The slow ferry takes just under an hour and costs $13.6HKD one way. The fast ferry takes half that time and is almost double the cost, $26.8HKD (it’s a bit more on Sundays). Either way, it is incredibly cheap travel for what is a very scenic ride.
    If you tend to get queasy on boats, I’d recommend the fast ferry. It’s a smoother ride and has a/c throughout. However, the thing I really like about the slow ferry is that you can sit outside and enjoy the view, making it a very cruisy trip.
    There are toilets on both ferries, plenty of room for bulky bags and backpacks and you can buy drinks and some snacks.
    We caught the fast ferry both ways on our recent trip to Cheung Chau, but only because there was one leaving shortly.
    Written 4 October 2020
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  • Alan G
    Hong Kong, China20 contributions
    I travelled with my wife and 2 small children on a Saturday out and Sunday back. It took us an hour to get to the terminal from where we live in NT, similar to the time it would take us to get to the ferry. For the experience itself, it was very efficient overall. Buying tickets was easy, using my octopus card, albeit it seems a bit chaotic with some machines offering some payment methods and others not, leading to queue switching. Getting through immigration was quick and simple. No long queues. Loading onto the bus was less than 5 minutes queuing time, then just another 5 minutes until bus was filled and left. The journey over the bridge was pleasant. The seats in my bus were excellent and the AC was good - I did notice a few different bus types in use, so the comfort level may vary. On arrival, immigration was quick also, with adequate queues and staff levels. We took a 101x downtown to the St Pauls area which is fine as long as you get a seat. About 30 minutes I think.
    Written 12 June 2023
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  • Serge F
    67 contributions
    Great rail system and even better than when i first usedit back in 1999. Easy to navigate around and the Octopus card system is brilliant , plus you cash in left over credit at the end of your stay in HK at airport. Cand even use in 7 11 and other stores .
    Written 19 March 2020
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  • Ivan_aditia96
    Denpasar, Indonesia104 contributions
    Big modern cruise terminal but lack of amenities and there's too many empty spaces inside. It sits on the site of the former runway of the famous Kai Tak Airport on the eastern side of Kowloon, which is far from the city center. The only good thing here is that it has a large rooftop park with a view of the Victoria Harbour and Kowloon Bay (it opens until 11 PM). Wifi is super fast and stable, no password is required for login. Also plenty of seats in the waiting hall so it's good enough to relax a bit while using the wifi.

    The downside here is that it lacks amenities like shops (despite the signs, I didn't see any single shop there), ATMs or even foreign exchange. It's also far from the city center and tourist areas; you need to take a taxi or at least a bus to reach the nearest MTR (metro) station. There are no interesting places around apart from a few shopping malls. Also since this terminal is big it takes a long walk and many turns going to the ship.

    Transport guide (always posted outside the arrival gate):
    • MTR: The nearest stations are Kwun Tong, Ngau Tau Kok or Kai Tak. Take the bus number 5R for Kwun Tong or Ngau Tau Kok, or 22M for Kai Tak station.

    • Bus: Citybus number 22 (to Festival Walk / Kowloon Tong station), 22M (to To Kwa Wan), or KMB number 5R (to APM / Kwun Tong station). Fare is HK$ 5.6 for Citybus 22 & 22M and HK$ 7.3 for KMB 5R. Each bus route will stop on at least one MTR station. Contactless credit card payment is also accepted.

    • Minibus: There is a minibus number 86 going to Kowloon Bay station and Telford Plaza which costs HK$ 6.4.

    • Taxi: Fares for different areas are posted on the bus stop outside the arrival gate. Make sure you have enough cash, and most taxis don't accept credit cards. Going to Tsim Sha Tsui usually costs around HK$ 100-120.

    Nearest shopping malls are MegaBox (take Citybus 22 or 22M), APM (take KMB 5R) and Telford Plaza (take minibus 86).
    Written 5 June 2023
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  • Emmanuel N
    Sydney, Australia4,129 contributions
    There are immigrations to clear if you are going to Shenzhen from Hong Kong. So it is advisable that you should reach the high speed station in HK early, and that you have your passport ready as well.
    There are no food stalls in the waiting area, so once you pass immigration, you can be hungry if you had not eaten. So eat before you clear immigration!
    Of course, you can also eat in the train, but beware: they much prefer paying by QRCodes/scanning, and if you pay cash, pay exact amount because they do not give change.

    Overall trip was okay, but service standards much to be desired.
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore4,307 contributions
    We used to take the Airport Express direct to Kowloon station but some services were disrupted during the Covid, and we find ourselves taking the A21 a first time .
    From Arrival hall we walk the slope down to Level1 and the Bus stops are just another 5 mins away. It is a 30 mins interval bus service but a q forms quite readily. Surprised there allow the use of credit cards so I used by loaded Youtrip card for payment! These airport services will have racks to hold the luggage unlike those running the normal passenger transport in the City. The journey was smooth and we alight at Man Ming lane to our Hotel.
    We have also taken Citybus another occasions as we traverse the City & the Suburb. Mostly efficient and good experience.
    Written 9 August 2023
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