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“Lovely way to travel between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island”
Review of Star Ferry

Star Ferry
Ranked #2 of 912 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Each time we visit, we include a Star Ferry journey between Kowloon and Hong Kong. This time we a return journey from Kowloon Star Ferry Terminal to Wan Chai Ferry Terminal at night. Although it was quite busy, we still managed to find a seat each.

I suggest purchasing the Octopus Cards when visiting Hong Kong, as the card can be used for payment on Star Ferries and Hong Kong buses, as well as the MRT and the Airport Express. If you purchase the Airport Express Return Ticket with the three-day unlimited travel cards, these cannot be used on Star Ferries and some of the buses.

Thank Tania291
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Costs less than HKD3 per person, lasts about 10 min. Worth taking at night or during the day for scenic views of Hong Kong Island

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We took the star ferry after shopping at IFC mall. the ferry from central to harbour city only took 10 minutes..it was a fun to take the ferry with my two kids. they enjoy the ride and the scenery. once you get off the ferry , harbour citu mall is in front of you.

Thank linalynn
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We combined this with a morning trip to Victoria Peak. After enjoying the vistas from up there, we took the #15 bus down to the central ferry piers. It turned out to be a slow drive down the mountain and through downtown noon-time traffic. At the central piers, it took a little time and walking to find the correct pier for the ferry to Kowloon. We looked for the ticket booth, but turns out you buy a token at a machine for the Star Ferry. It was a short 10 minute ride to Kowloon, and it is impressive seeing the Hong Kong buildings from the water. Sit at the windows for the best views.

Thank Penelope C
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The Star Ferry is one of the few things that remains unchanged in Hong Kong some twenty years after my first visit. Its a great way to travel between Kowloon to Hong Kong and is incredibly cheap. Travel after sunset and get a great view of the Hong Kong lights along the shore of both islands. The Star Ferry boats have been carrying passengers across Hong Kong harbour since 1888. While the two sides of the Harbour are now connected by a world-class infrastructure system of road and rail tunnels, tens of millions of people still climb aboard the humble Star Ferry vessels each year. Many visitors take the ride for an up-close look at one of the world’s most photographed harbours, while locals have kept their affection for it because, even after a century, it’s still a highly reliable and efficient form of transport. National Geographic rates the Star Ferry crossing as one of 50 ‘places of a lifetime’ and I think I agree with them

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