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- Even if you're just here for a day, you must try the Star Ferry! Far more relaxing than taking the MTR and at night you can catch a beautiful view of the harbour. Amazing!Written July 24, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I was so excited for the Crystal Cable Car~ Glass floor and the feeling was so amazing when you were in the middle of nowhere~Written March 10, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Born and raised in Hong Kong, I still love taking the tram whenever I have the chance. You can choose to sit (or stand) in the upper deck or lower deck. It may not be as appealing when crowded but the minute you get a gentle breeze of wind on your face and a feeling of serenity, that moment is everything.Written August 5, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I have visited the Peak Tram twice now and it offers the most beautiful scenic views of HK. It's best to visit when it's quiet, otherwise there can be long queues.Written October 31, 2021
- Large ferry so you don't feel the wave, the terminal building is also large and clean. Unfortunatelly there's lack of food stall on terminalWritten November 28, 2019
- TurboJet is a convenient, efficient way to travel from Hong Kong to Macau. However there is room for improvements.From 28 December 2019 to 14 January 2020 my wife and I organised an interesting 18 day South East Asian adventure to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary visiting Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Laos and Singapore.
Two nights were spent in Hong Kong and two nights In Macau and we travelled to Macau from Hong Kong on the fast TurboJet Hong Kong –Macau Ferry.
We chose to pre-purchase our ferry tickets online from Brisbane through Direct Ferries Limited before our Asia trip commenced. This was an efficient process.
We took the 11.00 am ferry from the ferry terminal at Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island on 30 December 2019 and reached the Macau Outer Harbour ferry terminal 55 minutes later. The Turbojet catamaran’s exterior is distinctively painted a bright red. The interior resembles the inside of an aircraft. Our reserved seats were on the upper level of the ferry and were reasonably comfortable. They were pink in colour and incorporated a fold up tray table. We were given window seats next to quite good, large viewing windows.
The directional signage at the Hong Kong Terminal at times was found wanting so we relied on asking the staff for assistance. We have to say that some of the staff here were rather indifferent to us. They were only willing; it seemed, to be as helpful as they felt they needed to be. Public relations could be greatly improved here.
Because we were having two nights in Macau we checked in our main luggage. However we had our usual airport hand luggage which we took on board. My wife had a backpack which she was allowed to take with her to her seat. However, I had a conventional correct size carry on luggage case which the staff insisted had to be left in a dedicated but exposed area downstairs, well away from my seat and out of my sight. There appeared to be no staff member closely guarding all these cases raising questions about the possibility of compromising luggage security. I personally found this situation disconcerting. So, my advice to travellers who are planning a trip which includes an overnight stay in Macau and they plan to get to Macau by ferry, is to choose a backpack as their airport carry on luggage .
The actual ferry ride was fast and efficient and the ride was quite smooth throughout. To us it was just a fast sea travel experience with little outstanding scenery on the journey. The service at the Macau Terminal on our arrival was friendlier than our experience at the Hong Kong Terminal.
Taking the ferry with TurboJet is a convenient, efficient way to travel from Hong Kong to Macau. However, we felt there is room for improvements.Written July 31, 2020
- 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 March 19, 2020
- 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 October 4, 2020
- Took the HZM bridge crossing to the HKIA. Cost 27 RMB or $4 USD. Crossing is open 24 hours! Bude run every 15-20 minutes! In HKG transfer to B4/6 to airport!!Written December 7, 2019
- SkyPier is the ferry terminal located in the restricted departure area of Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). This terminus opened in 2009, providing direct, air-to-sea ferry service to Macau and various ports of call in nearby mainland China.
Eligible passengers are those who arrive by flight into HKG who want to transfer directly to destinations covered by the ferry companies without passing through Hong Kong immigration. You can also use ferry service to SkyPier as long as you are flying out of HKG with an eligible airline for upstream check-in service. Passengers will need to review which participating airlines list for eligibility directly on the HKG SkyPier website.
There are other important rules/requirements of using SkyPier to be aware of including the need to be at the SkyPier check-in desk 60 minutes prior to outbound departures if you are scheduled to land at HKG and have luggage. Skypier staff will retrieve the luggage for you and have it boarded to the outbound ferry. You then retrieve it when the ferry arrives in Macau or other Chinese port of call. If you don't have luggage, you must arrive 30 minutes before departure from SkyPier.
Similar check-in requirements are in place for ferry departures arriving at SkyPier for your outbound flights. Again, passengers need to check into the details to make sure they have enough time to make use of SkyPier ferry services.
Note: With the recent introduction of the HZMB crossing linking Hong Kong to Macau by bridge with 24 hour bus and shuttle service, the number of regularly scheduled departures from SkyPier to/from Macau has been greatly reduced over the past year. As of recently, there are now only 2-3 daily departures by TurboJet and Cotai Water Jet, the two ferry service providers that cover the SkyPier to Macau routes.
As such, it is very possible that you will do better to simply exit HKG airport and make way to the nearby Hong Kong Port at HZMB for the short 45 minute shuttle transfer to Macau instead of waiting several hours for the next ferry departure from SkyPier.Written March 10, 2020
- Very Fast very convenient and best way to travel from the airport to the city. They even allow early check in and everything.Written July 20, 2022
- Recently the East Rail Line was extended to reach Admiralty Station, providing another MTR connection between the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island. With the new line extension, there is also a new station at Exhibition Centre in the Wanchai area.
For those attending conference, book shows, art fairs or other events at the HKCEC this is a game changer as it greatly improves transportation options from around the city. The Station is just outside the convention centre, connected by covered walkway around 1-2 minutes away.
The Exhibition Centre has some nice history displays as well. Both platforms for north and south bound service act as exhibits of their own. What you will find are displays of (1) a detailed account of the Exhibition Centre MTR Station and East Rail Line extension project as well as (2) a more general historic account of rail and MTR service throughout Hong Kong, making use of old photos, maps and and the likes.
Of particular interest is a display for the WWII bombs that were discovered in the area during excavation work in the area. This is a very popular exhibit which sees crowds of those who want pictures. At least in the early months of the new station, there is a queue managed by MTR Station for those who want to wait to have their picture taking at this display.Written July 26, 2022
- What’s nice is that the walkway is above the streets and are covered, so its a quick and easy way to efficiently get around Central Hong Kong.Written November 28, 2019
- This giant, snaking bridge has impressive scale and statistics. At 55km, it's the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world, it cost almost US$20 billion and consists of 3 cable-stayed bridges, an undersea tunnel and 4 artificial islands. It’s relatively new and has only been opened a few years. Building started in 2009 and finished in 2018.
We saw the bridge from a few different angles during our recent trip to Tai O. Catching the Fortune Ferry to Tai O, we passed underneath it and later when we hiked to the top of Fu Shan Viewing Point, we saw it stretching out in the other direction also. Private cars need a special permit to use the bridge so most people will cross it by bus or taxi (or go under it like we did).Written July 17, 2021
- Good alternative if you are not pampered. My boyfriend and I took the A21 bus for almost 16 to 17 stops. Very smooth journey with no jam. Lots of places for lugguage to place while we commute. Enough space for almost 30 baggage. Display of stop names in english is available on monitor, makes you feel very safe. 16 to 17 stops took us almost 35 to 40 mins. Payment can be make by octopus pass.. not necessary to get tickets.Written July 11, 2019
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