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How to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen via Ferry

 

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen via Ferry

 

Hong Kong International offers many international connections at an affordable price, so it is not uncommon to see travelers arriving there and jumping to Shenzhen where many international corporations have offices or intentions to connect via Shenzhen International airport that offers many domestic flights to mainland .

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen via Ferry

You take the airport train to the spot marked for the mainland ferries

 

There are several ways to transit from Hong Kong International airport to Shenzhen, probably the most affordable (but at the same time the lengthiest one) is using the metro all the way from Hong Kong Airport. There are as well many buses to different points in Shenzhen. I personally have used all the previous options but the last time I decided to try the ferry and I can say it is by far the best option.

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen via Ferry

Follow the signs in the airport to the ferries

 
It is possible to catch one of the ferries directly from Hong Kong Airport. One goes  from there to ferry port close to Shenzhen international airport. There is a second options, a ferry that goes to Shekou port. I choose the last one since there is a metro station very close by.

 

A very good thing is that one has not to go through immigration at Hong Kong. Once one arrives, it is just a matter of following the signs to the ticket office.

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen via Ferry

The ticket line in the ferry terminal

Once in the ticket office one buy the ticket, it is 200 Yuans, and then give to the agent the bag tag, they pick up the bag for you and deliver it at the arrival port in Shenzhen.

 

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen via Ferry

The security checkpoint for the ferry terminal

 

Half hour before the departure time one goes through a security check in and from there a train transport passengers to the departure port.

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen via Ferry

 

The ferries are normally very punctual and it only takes around half hour to reach Shenzhen. Once in the arrival port just follow signs to immigration. From this point everything happens just like in any other arrival points.

 

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen via Ferry

The waiting area for the ferry

 

One shows the passport to the officer and form there one goes and pick up the bag, go through customs and them go and look for the bus or metro.

 

How to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen via Ferry

On board the ferry

 

Everything is really straightforward. A good thing with Shekou port is that despite being a super modern and huge facility it is very quiet, so it is possible to do all the arrival requirements in just 15 minutes or less.

 

 

2 comments

    • Paul on 2 January, 2017 at 4:38 am
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    Regarding the China 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit.
    I am planning to fly from MNL to XMN and stay for 2 days then fly out of XMN to PEK to catch my flight to JFK. I will not leave PEK airport while waiting for my flight to JFK. Am i within the rules of the 72 Hour Visa Free Transit?
    By the way, you have a very simple and very informative website, please keep up the good work.
    Thanks, Paul

    1. Thanks Paul,

      This itinerary would violate the terms of the 72 hour visa because the city in which you use it has to be the connection point to the international destination. e.g. if you were going from XMN to JFK yes, but not with another China stop in between.

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