Hong Kong Island Transportation

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    The Star Ferry

    by globetrott Written Aug 23, 2014

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    The Star Ferry

    The Star Ferry is the traditional, slow way to get from Tsim Sha Tsui / Hong Kong Island to Kowloon, to Central or Wanchai, a ferry-service that dates back to the 1880s.
    Nowadays the 12 ships of the Star ferry are transporting about 26.000.000 passangers each year or 70.000 every day. There are 2 classes and prices are a bit higher when you want to sit on the upper deck.
    Read more about it when you click on their webpage below !

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    Ride a Doubledecker Tram

    by globetrott Written Aug 23, 2014

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    Ride a Doubledecker Tram

    The Doubledecker Tram of Hong Kong is the best and cheapest means of transport in the northern part of Hing Kong Island and it is more than 100 years old already, as the service started in 1904.
    Nowhere else in the whole world I have so far seen trams as doubledeckers. These trams are also a good way for some sightseeing, as they go through the financial centre, to Hong Kong Park, to the famous street markets and it will pass by some of the interesting skyscrapers.
    Some of the trams look very old-fashioned like the one in my main picture and the others are more modern and look a bit like doubledecker-buses from the distance, but they are actually trams.
    You will find more infos about the doubledecker-trams in the link below !

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    Hongkong to Macau by ferry

    by globetrott Written Aug 23, 2014

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    Hongkong to Macau by ferry

    There are various ferries, high-speed-ferries and even hydrofoils taking you from Hong Kong to Macao. That distance is about 60km and the boats will mostly have seats like in an airplane, but much wider of course.
    Be prepared that there is a passport-control and also a luggage-check by customs with x-ray like at the airport, when you are leaving Hong Kong. Hong Kong Dollars will be accepted in Macao
    Once that you arrived in Macao you will be able to continue by bus, by taxi or you take a walk, the distances are not so far to the old city and sights.
    In my case all transport including the ferry was part of my guided tour that I had booked onboard of our cruiseship.

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    Take a Sampan Ride in the port of Aberdeen

    by globetrott Written Aug 22, 2014

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    Take a Sampan Ride

    This Sampan Ride was part of our sightseeingtour through Hong Kong, an interesting cruise in the port of Aberdeen / Hong Kong Island and it started next to the place, where the
    ferry to Jumbo Kingdom starts. We passed by a lot of great boats, ships, houseboats and floating restaurants. We always felt perfectely safe on that cruise, even though the waves in port were sometimes quite high due to heavy ships trafic there and for a short time
    our sampan started to rock a bit...
    b.t.w. : a sampan is a wide, flat boat.

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    Take the ferry to Jumbo Kingdom

    by globetrott Updated Aug 22, 2014

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    Take the ferry to Jumbo Kingdom

    There are shuttle-boats from the piers in Shum Wan and in Aberdeen directely to Jumbo Kingdom, the world's largest floating restaurant and they are totally free of charge, even for tourists who just want to go there in order to have just a look around and dont intend to buy anything there or to go to any of their restaurants.
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    Jumbo Kingdom is open for visitors daily
    Mon-Sat: 11.00am - 11.30pm
    Sun & public Holidays: 09.00am - 11.30pm

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    The Peak Tram

    by globetrott Updated Aug 20, 2014

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    The Peak Tram gets you up from the city directly into the building of the Peak Tower, it is quite a steep train or rather a funicular, where 2 wagons are connected by a rope and while
    one gets up the other was is torn down simultaniously.
    This train was built in 1888 already by a swiss Company and it also looks like the ones we know from Switzerland .The first trains of 1888 were steap-powered, but since 1926 they are all electric. 120 guests is the capacity in each tram and the ride starts from Central and it is 1365 meters long and makes a stop in 3 places on the way up and down.
    You will find timetables, prices and more Infos about the Peak Tram in the link below !

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    Aqua Luna - junk cruises

    by globetrott Updated Aug 20, 2014

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    Aqua Luna is a tourist-boat designed in the style of a traditional Chinese Junk and you will be able to do some short tours of 45 minutes through Victoria Harbour or take a cruise&dinner-tour at night. Read more about the details in my link below !
    The Aqua Luna starts the sailing at a place that is not more than maybe 10 minutes to walk from the cruiseport .
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    This is the sailing schedule of the Aqua Luna:
    From Tsim Sha Tsui, Cultural Centre Public Pier:
    13:30 + 14:30 + 17:30 + 18:30
    19:30 + 20:30 + 21:30 + 22:30
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    and from Central Pier No.9:
    13:45 + 14:45 + 17:45 + 18:45
    19:45 + 20:45 + 21:45 + 22:45

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    I came to Hong Kong on a cruise

    by globetrott Updated Aug 18, 2014

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    I came to Hong Kong on a cruise and we had 3 full days there. In Hong Kong cruiseships of all sizes are docking in the centre of town and within a walk of just a few meters you get to the old clocktower and a lot of other sights.
    I made that cruise in 2009 onboard the M/S Delphin Voyager, a ship that does not exist anymore.

    In Hong Kong I have booked the following guided tours offered by our ship:
    1) Daytrip to Macao
    2) Halfdaytour in Hong Kong
    3) Panorama-tour at night, including the famous night market

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    From Kai Tak cruise terminal to places of interest

    by pepemorris11 Updated Apr 23, 2014

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    Look out for free shuttles taking you to a shopping mall and the nearest MTR station and from there you can launch into shopping at the mall or shoot to the places of attraction in Hong Kong and Kowloon. less than 10 min by free shuttle to the shopping mall and about half hour to get to Tsim Sha Shui station

    map showing where the new cruise terminal is
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    Rise above the traffic

    by penumbra Written Feb 26, 2012

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    The center of Hong Kong has an extensive network of pedestrian bridges connecting buildings one floor above street level. This is an efficient and popular way of walking around downtown. Since you’re above the traffic, there is no waiting at corners for the light to change. It’s also an excellent way to stay dry if it happens to be raining. The network is a grid ranging for the most part east and west with one arm connecting north to the Star Ferry terminal at Central.

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    Star Ferry

    by lotharscheer Written Sep 1, 2011

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    It´s more interresting and cheaper to use Star Ferry to get from Hongkong Island to Kowloon, running from Central and from Wanchai to Tsim Sha Tsui, HK $ 1,50 upperdeck (1,80 saturday, sunday, holiday), 1,40 (1,70) lowerdeck.

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    Hong Kong Airport Express

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are landing at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and are going to be visiting the city, than the easiest way to get into town is the Airport Express train. The pickup in the airport is right next to baggage claim, and it has three delivery points, terminating on Hong Kong Island at the Central business district.

    I was able to take this three times from the airport to town and back, and it was very efficient. I also had the opportunity to take a taxi from central to the airport once, and I can tell you that the train was a much better method of transportation.

    The cost of the ticket is HK$100, and there is also a special offer of $100 round trip if it is same day. If you are going to be travelling with a companion, we went to the money exchange facility to purchase the ticket, and received a 2 person one way ticket for HK$160.

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    HK Taxis

    by mikey_e Written Dec 28, 2010

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    HK Taxis are a distinct breed - they are red and white, a bit of a difference from the taxis in many other cities. In truth, despite the fact that they are clean, reasonable and safe, there's not a whole lot of need to take cabs in HK. The subway system is excellent, and the cramped quarters mean that things are fairly close-by. You might consider using one to go up the mountain or during a rain storm, but on the whole you can have a good tour of the city without ever stepping foot into a cab.

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  • Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus

    by learlear Updated May 26, 2010

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    Specially decorated in a rickshaw livery, the "NWFB Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus" offers you a convenient hop-on, hop-off service. Like riding on a rickshaw in the old days, you can explore Hong Kong with a 540-degree panoramic view, this time in an air-conditioned double decker, and enjoy a spectacular sight of all the attractions along the way.

    Your Touring Choice:
    - One Day $50 Hop On Hop Off - to experience the fun of riding on Open-top Sightseeing bus
    - Two routes cover 16 declared monuments and 10 Grade-1 historic buildings
    - Passengers can enjoy the scene along the routes and take our bus service to travel between the hotspots
    - Commentary video available on-board

    Routes:
    H1 (Heritage Tour) - A tour around the main attractions in Central and Western District to experience the goldh Hong Kong culture and colonial lifestyle.
    H2 (Metropolis Tour) - Takes you to the hotspots and attractions of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Central District to enjoy the urban wonder of Hong Kong.

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    HK's Main Carrier: Cathay Pacific

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 29, 2008

    If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong, you will definitely want to look at Cathay Pacific as a main airline to use. It is based out of Hong Kong, and therefore services the most locations directly.

    Cathay is a member of the OneWorld Alliance, so you will likely fly a codeshare on this airplane if you normally book through American, Qantas, British Airways, or FinnAir. Japan Airlines (JAL) has also recently joined this group.

    Cathay also has a subdivision called DragonAir, which is a low cost carrier to mainland China, which also earns OneWorld mileage.

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