The Star Ferry of Hong Kong is a famous passenger ferry service operator that has been working since 1888 and is thus a tourist attraction as much as it is a passenger service between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
50 Places of a Lifetime
National Geographic in 2019, listed Star Ferry as one of their “50 Places of a Lifetime.” The Star Ferry has also found its way into the Society of American Travel Writers’ “Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides,” as well.
Star Ferry Services
Tokens are accepted on the ride across the Victoria Harbour which can be taken from vending machines at the piers. There are four routes, Star Ferry Central, Star Ferry Wan Chai, Star Ferry and Star Ferry Harbour Tour which gives sightseeing tours in Hong Kong. Services are available all seven days of the week.
How to Get to the Star Ferry Piers
To get to the TST Star Ferry Pier you should take the MRT from Sham Sha Tsui Station and walk to the clock tower along Salisbury Road. The Central can be taken by exiting MRT Central Station from Exit A. If you want more information you can visit their official website or ask your local hotel the likes of Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong.
Star Ferry History
The ferry still uses the hook mooring method since the 19th century. All the current fleet has the name Star in them, are double-decked and were built between 1958 and 1965.