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Hong Kong Airport To Shenzhen By Ferry

Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen by ferry

How To Get From Hong Kong To Shenzhen By Ferry

Getting from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen by ferry is the equally quick and convenient option. SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) provides speedy ferry services for transfer passengers. It is not applicable to passengers originating from Hong Kong. SkyPier serves the ports in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and Macao, connecting the region to 220 destinations worldwide.

  • Time: 1 h 40 min – 3 h
  • Convenience: Moderate to High
  • Comfort: Moderate
  • Safety: Low to Moderate
  • Cost: HK$ 220 – HK$395 for Ferry transfer + Shenzhen Taxi

Travel Steps & Timeline By Ferry

Once arrived at Hong Kong Airport, proceed to E2 Transfer area and go to ferry ticket counters
→ Board ferry and wait for departure (15-25 min.)
→ Travel to Shenzhen Shekou or Fuyong Ferry Ports (30 min.)
→ At Shekou Port: Pass through China Immigration (15-30 min.)
→ At Fuyong Port: Proceed to Shenzhen Airport (10-15 min.)
→ Walk to Taxi area & wait in a queue (10-20 min.)
→ Take Taxi to Shenzhen final destination (20-60 min.)

Summary. Traveling by ferry between Hong Kong Airport and Shenzhen offers one of the shortest and quickest ways for this route since the trip only takes 30-50 minutes. The biggest advantage of getting from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen by ferry is that you don’t have to carry your luggage at every step of the journey, instead collect in upon arrival in Shenzhen Port. The ferry schedule is relatively flexible with more frequent routes to Shenzhen Shekou Ferry Port. Upon arrival at Shenzhen port, take an authorised taxi to your final destination / hotel in Shenzhen. Please note taxi drivers do not communicate in English, so please have your address written in Chinese and show it to the driver.

Recommendation. Taking a ferry is a great and quick option to travel from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen. However, it is only suitable for passengers who arrived at Hong Kong Airport and directly transferring to Mainland China on the same day. It is also convenient for passengers who would like to catch the next flight from Shenzhen Airport. Ferry, however, is not available for late and night flights. If you would like to have more flexible transportation 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, consider booking  a private car transfer  from Hong Kong to Shenzhen.

Step-by-Step Route

Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen by ferry

Ferry Service Requirements:

  • Valid Travel Documents:
    – Same day arrival flight air ticket / e-ticket / boarding pass stub
    – A valid ferry ticket
    – A valid passport and a visa to Mainland China (if applicable)
  • Transfer to Shenzhen within the same day of arrival
  • Arrive at the Ferries to China Mainland Ticketing Counter at least 60 minutes (or 30 minutes if you don’t have checked baggage) before the scheduled ferry departure time for ticketing and transfer procedures.

Step 1. Get Ferry Ticket

Upon entering the Hong Kong International Airport E2 transfer area, proceed to the ferry ticket counters. All same day arrival passengers with valid travel documents or visa can use ferry service. Passengers using SkyPier’s intermodal service can enjoy baggage transfer without going through Immigration and Customs clearance. In fact, you should not go to through the immigration and reclaim your baggage,  otherwise, you won’t be able to use the ferry service.  You can check the status of your baggage at E2 transfer area too.

Step 2. Proceed to ferry boarding

Then proceed to SkyPier for ferry boarding.

Step 3. Hong Kong Airport To Shenzhen

Travel by ferry from HKIA to Shenzhen and arrive at one of the Shenzhen ports.

Destination Ports

  • Shenzhen Shekou  is more popular and convenient border crossing for passengers heading to Nanshan District, Bao’an or Shekou. The process of crossing the border by ferry is pretty straightforward and easy. However, it becomes busy and crowded around 8 am and 5 pm during weekdays, and generally on weekends and holidays.
  • Shenzhen Fuyong  is located right next to Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. If you need to catch your next flight from Shenzhen, it is convenient to go from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Airport via Fuyong Ferry Terminal. Passengers may transit to connecting flights at the airport without clearing Mainland China customs and immigration.

⇒ SkyPier, Hong Kong Airport To Shenzhen Shekou Port

Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Ferry Shenzhen Ferry to Hong Kong Airport
SkyPier To Shekou Shekou To SkyPier
08:15 07:15
09:50 08:30
11:00 10:00
12:30 11:15
13:30 12:15
14:30 13:30
15:30 14:30
16:30 15:30
17:30 16:30
18:30 17:30
19:30 18:30
20:30 19:30
21:20 20:15
21:45 21:00

Duration: 30 minutes
Ticket Price:

Ticket Type Hong Kong Airport To Shenzhen Shekou Port Shenzhen Shekou Port To Hong Kong Airport
Category Adult Child Adult Child
First Class HKD240 HKD150 HKD380 HKD240
Economy Class HKD220 HKD130 HKD340 HKD200


⇒ SkyPier, Hong Kong Airport To Shenzhen Airport / Fuyong Port

Hong Kong Airport To Shenzhen Airport Shenzhen Airport To Hong Kong Airport
SkyPier To Fuyong Ferry Port Fuyong Ferry Port To SkyPier
10:15 08:35
14:30 11:30
16:50 15:30
20:00 18:30

Duration: 50 minutes
Ticket Price:

Ticket Type Hong Kong Airport To Shenzhen Shekou Port Shenzhen Shekou Port To Hong Kong Airport
Category Adult Child Adult Child
VIP HKD395 HKD220 HKD480 HKD270
First Class HKD345 HKD190 HKD420 HKD235
Economy Class HKD295 HKD160 HKD360 HKD200


  1. Child fare is applied to kids between 1 and 5 years old of age. Children under 1 year of age are not required to have a ferry ticket.
  2. SkiPier is exclusive for passengers leaving from or arriving at HK airport.
  3. Your checked-in baggage will be sent from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen ports or vice versa, offering a hassle-free journey to passengers. You will collect your luggage upon arrival in Shenzhen Port. Passengers can also get their boarding passes and the Departure Tax Refund Coupon of HKD120 at the ferry ports in Shenzhen instead of at the HKIA. However, above services are not available for all flights, and you need to confirm with your airlines.

Step 4. Shenzhen Port to Hotel

Once you arriver at one of Shenzhen ports, proceed to taxi area following the signs, queue up for 10-15 minutes and take an authorised taxi to your hotel or other destiantion in Shenzhen. Please note that taxi drivers do not communicate in English, so please have your address written in Chinese and show it to the driver. Read the alternative way to travel from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen in the next section.

A private transfer is the safest, quickest way to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. China Car Service is a trusted transportation service helping Hong Kong business travelers for almost two decades. We provide door-to-door service at competitive prices.

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Alternative Option: Hong Kong Airport Private Car & Limo

  • Time: 1-1.5 hours
  • Convenience: High
  • Comfort: High
  • Cost: Get a quote

Travel Steps By Private Car

HK Airport Arrival Hall Driver Greeting (1 min.) → Get escorted to the vehicle and board (5 min.)
→ Travel by Private Car to the border (15-20 min.)
→ Pass through HK within the car (5 min.)
→ Pass Shenzhen Huanggang Border Immigration by foot (required by PRC law) (1o-15 min.)
→ Travel to Shenzhen Final Destination (20-30 min.).

The number of people crossing the border at the same time as you are always uncertain and only a private chauffeur service is the only option that ensures the quickest cross-border transfer. Private car service helps save a lot of time and efforts when you cross the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, because you don’t even have to get out of the vehicle while passing Hong Kong border.

Unlike the ferry service, the destination is not limited to Shenzhen ports. The private driver will pick you up from Hong Kong Airport and get you to any destination or hotel in Shenzhen door-to-door. This means you are met by the driver as you arrive in HK Airport Arrival Hall, travel direct to the border, pass through HK immigration from within the car in special vehicle lane, then pass through Shenzhen immigration (China gov’t requires travelers to pass through Shenzhen side immigration by foot – will exit vehicle to do immigration, then re-enter vehicle after immigration), and continue on to your hotel or final destination.

Hong Kong Airport Transfer to Shenzhen by a private carAnother advantage of Hong Kong private transfer over the ferry is flexibility. We provide car service with a driver in Hong Kong and China with 24/7 Customer Support team. Whether you arrive late at night or early morning, we will arrange a timely and smooth pickup from Hong Kong Airport and our support desks will be always there to assist you at any time.

While more expensive than the ferry, the private car offers by far the highest level of convenience and comfort, as there is no waiting, queuing, or changing modes of transit, and it assures that you complete the journey quickly without expended effort. Some may consider this worth the high cost after a long international flight.  Private car service from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen is recommended for time-sensitive business travelers and leisure travelers with a low tolerance for inconvenience and delay.

Travel & Visa Documents

Note: Getting from Hong Kong to Shenzhen requires crossing an international border into mainland China. There are immigration checkpoints and customs clearance at both the Hong Kong side of the border and the Shenzhen side of the border, both through which all travelers must pass.

In addition to having your passport ready and in bearing in mind your country’s visa requirements to enter China mainland,  please note that these two border crossings can often add significant additional time to the journey. You may be eligible to get a visa on arrival at Shenzhen border crossing.  

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If you would like to know how to get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen using other transportation options, please see related articles:






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