Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ferry Service between Hong Kong International Airport and Shenzhen

Recently, I just came back from a work trip from Shenzhen. Why did I decide to pen this down on my blog? The reason was before the trip,. I was looking reading up many links online on how to get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. I wanted to make sure I chose the most suitable mode of transport for me to reach Shenzhen. 

Currently, there are a few modes of transportation available. You can travel by train, by car, by bus or by ferry. There are so many options but I wanted to use the easiest option since we are flying from Singapore to Hong Kong International Airport.

You can book 1 way or round trip ferry tickets online at CKS website. An email confirmation will be sent to you once you have paid for the ferry ticket.

We took a red-eye flight and reached Hong Kong International Airport at about 5.30am. We did not exit through the immigration and proceeded straight to the transfer area E2 (SkyPier). 

After waiting for about an hour, the CKS counter opened for business from 6.30am onward. The earliest ferry service starts at 8.15am to Shekou port. If you have any baggage tags with you, present it to the ticketing counter. Please take note that not all airlines have baggage transfer service, refer to this website for reference.

Redeeming our ferry tickets was a breeze.

We took a short monorail service to the SkyPier. 

Free seatings and inside is clean and spacious.

We reached Shekou port in 30 minutes.

We booked a return ticket from Shekou back to Hong Kong International Airport the night before. The actual departure time was at 4.30pm and we reached Shekou Cruise Centre at about 4pm and quickly went to the self-service counter to redeem our tickets using the QR code sent to my email. 

As we were going to take Cathay Pacific airlines at Hong Kong International Airport, we were able to check-in our baggage for internal baggage transfer to the flight we were taking. It saved us the hassle to do baggage check-in at the airport later.

Waiting to board the ferry to go back to Hong Kong.

Remember to keep the refund coupon for the claim at the airport later.

Once we reached the airport, remember to proceed to the Departure Tax Refund Desk to obtain a refund.

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