How to get to
Being centrally located within Hong Kong it is each to reach the
harbour and anywhere on the shores of the harbour from just about
anywhere else in HK. Our harbour itself is often the means of
transport connection with ferries still being an important means of
transport within Hong Kong, even while tunnels have allowed trains and
cars to take much of the passenger traffic around the harbour.
the International Airport
Hong Kong's International Airport, often called "Chep
Lap Kok" after the place it is located on the north
shore of Lantau, is outside the city and outside even
the widest definition of Victoria Harbour, but is easily
reached all the same.
The Lantau Highway and the Airport Express line are
the two major routes which run from the airport directly
into the centre of the city and can take you either
directly or via one connection to anywhere in the
harbour. Taking a private car, a pre-arranged
hotel transfer, or a public taxi are the best ways to
use the road system from the Airport. There are
Airport buses also though these are a little slower and
of course much cheaper.
For those wanting the quickest and most direct way to
the city the Airport Express trains cannot be beaten.
Operated by the MTR company of Hong Kong it is a fast
train direct from the airport stopping only three stops.
The total trip time all the way to Hong Kong Station is
only 23 minutes. And as the train platform at the
Airport is actually inside the departure building on the
same level as immigration and luggage, and the station
at the terminus being under the International Finance
Centre on the water front of the harbour on the Hong
Kong Island north shore, right next to various transport
interchange including ferry piers and MTR underground
subway train stations. You can pay for the trip using
contactless stored value Octopus Card which is used
for almost all public transport in HK.
From Tsim Sha Tsui
With the harbour embracing the tip of Kowloon
Peninsular you are never far from the water when you are
in Tsimshatsui, for the most part is walking distance
and you simply need to head south or towards the nearby
water. The most common place to want to go to see
and experience our harbour is of course the Star Ferry
pier, Ocean Terminal and Tsimshatsui Promenade with it's
Avenue of Stars. All these adjoin and are walkable,
though to walk from the end of Ocean Terminal in the far
west through to the end of the TST promenade on the far
east takes about an hour at casual sightseeing speeds.
the Star Ferry pier take one of the commuter ferries
across the harbour to Central or Wanchai and enjoy a 10
minute mini-cruise on our Harbour for just a few Hong
Kong dollars! It is by far the most economic way
to get on the water and enjoy the sights of the city
from it's heart, Victoria Harbour!