This week some customers from Australia visit Humen. They asked us how to take the ferry from the Hong Kong International Airport and we wrote a description for them. We decided to share our experience in this article and hope to help you a bit!
The ferry is a convenient way to travel from the HKIA to destinations in the pearl river delta. There are ferries to Dongguan Humen, Guangzhou Lianhuashan, Guangzhou Nansha, Macao (Maritime Ferry Terminal), Macao (Taipa), Shenzhen Fuyong, Shenzhen Shekou, Zhongshan, and Zhuhai Jiuzhou.
The ferries shuttle multiple times per day between the airport and the mainland destinations. Please see the official ferry schedules. Passengers should arrive at the ticket counter at least 60 minutes before the ferry departures.
How to take the ferry from Hong Kong
When you arrive at Hong Kong International Airport, please don’t go to the baggage pick up area or through the immigration area, because then you can’t take the ferry anymore. Going through immigration and baggage claim is not required in Hong Kong if you take the ferry. Instead, the immigration process will be done when you arrive on the Chinese mainland. Your baggage will be picked up by the ferry staff and brought onto the ferry when you bought a ticket.
Upon leaving the airplane, you go directly to the ferry ticket counter inside the airport. It’s not difficult to find it as there are signs with the text „Ferry to Mainland / Macao“ guiding you. Half an hour before the ferry departures the gate opens so that you can go to the ferry terminal. The staff at the ticket counter will tell you when you have to be there. After you go through the gate, there is an automated people mover, which will bring you to the ferry terminal (every 2 minutes).
The following video contains an introduction of Skypier and shows you how to travel from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland or from the mainland to the airport
Travelling to Dongguan Humen
When you finally arrive at Humen Port, you leave the ferry and pick up your baggage. Then you need to follow the way through the building (there is only one) and at the end, you have to show your visa to officially enter China.
If you visit our company, or the wholesale markets in Humen, Dongguan we offer you to pick you up at the ferry terminal and bring you to your hotel. That’s simply more convenient than to look for a taxi. We can also book a hotel for you in advance.
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