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Getting From Hong Kong To Zhuhai: 3 Best Options

Getting from Hong Kong to Zhuhai became very convenient after the construction of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) in October 2018. The architectural wonder will stretch over vast bodies of water to connect the major cities, including the world’s deepest “tube” tunnel ever, making commuting by road between the two far easier. With the longest bridge in the world, travellers are able to make the commute via car service, shuttle bus, or ferry removing the hassle and providing a quick and easy route between the two cities. So what is the best way of getting from Hong Kong to Zhuhai?

In this blog, we provide a step-by-step guide on how to get from Hong Kong to Zhuhai, taking into account 5 factors: time, convenience, comfort, cost, and safety.

From Hong Kong To Your Hotel In Zhuhai

Transportation
Method
Shuttle Bus Private
Car Service
Ferry
Time 2.5-3.5 hrs 1.5-2.5h
(Most Flexible)
2h 20 m – 3h 15 m
Convenience Lowest Highest Moderate
Comfort Lowest Highest Low To Moderate
Cost Lowest High
(Get Quote)
Moderate To High
Safety Moderate Highest Moderate
Mandarin Chinese
Needed?*
Preferably Yes No Definitely Yes

Note: Getting from Hong Kong to Zhuhai requires crossing an international border. There are immigration checkpoints and customs clearance at both sides of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB)the Hong Kong side of the border and the Zhuhai 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 Zhuhai,  please note that these two border crossings can often add significant additional time to the journey.

Table of Content:

  1. Hong Kong to Zhuhai By Shuttle Bus
  2. Hong Kong to Zhuhai By Private Car
  3. Hong Kong to Zhuhai By Ferry

Summary

1.

1. Hong Kong to Zhuhai By Shuttle Bus

VJ3684 Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge Shuttle Bus 22-02-2019

Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge Shuttle Bus

  • Time: 2.5 – 3.5 hours
  • Convenience: Very Low
  • Comfort: Low
  • Cost: Low (see below)
  • Safety: Moderate
  • Travel Steps & Timeline: 

Hong Kong to Zhuhai By Shuttle Bus

Travel to HZM Bridge Hong Kong Port (from HK Downtown: 40 min. / from HK Airport 7-10 min.) →
→ Pass through HK Immigration & clear Customs (10-15 min.)
→ Purchase a bridge shuttle bus ticket on the same floor & get on the bus (15-20 min.)
→ Travel to Zhuhai Port (45 – 60 min.)
→ Get off the bus with luggage & pass through Zhuhai Immigration at Zhuhai Port (10-20 min.)
→ Walk to Taxi area & wait in a queue (5-10 min.)
→ Take Taxi to Zhuhai final destination (15-20 min.)

Summary: Unfortunately, the least effortless but one of the cheapest way to get from Hong Kong to Zhuhai is by the shuttle bus. The journey requires you to change routes and modes of transport, getting on and off with your luggage since the shuttle bus only covers the trip from HZMB Hong Kong Port to Zhuhai Port. Therefore, you will need to find your own way to and from these ports. While Hong Kong itself is extensively served by bus routes directly from your initial point (from HK downtown or HK Airport) to HZMB Hong Kong Port, getting from Zhuhai Port directly to your hotel is only viable with 2 public bus routes or taxi. The biggest benefit of using the shuttle bus from Hong Kong to Zhuhai is that Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau-Bridge shuttle buses operate 24 hours a day. However, you can get to the HZM Bridge at night only by taxi since public transportation in both Hong Kong and Zhuhai operates before midnight.

Recommendation: Shuttle buses offer the slowest option to get from Hong Kong to Zhuhai with a lot of inconvenience and steps to perform. It is a perfect option for adventurous travelers on a tight budget who have more time to spare. For business visitors or travelers with lots of luggage, the journey by shuttle bus would be too time-consuming and far from effortless. Private cross-border car service provides a more expedient, speedy and direct route to Zhuhai offering more luxury experience.

Hong Kong to Zhuhai By Shuttle Bus In Detail:

Shuttle buses run between the following destinations (see updated schedule):

BUS CODE DEPARTS ARRIVES OPERATING HOURS DURATION TICKET FARE
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge-XZ6 HKZMB Hong Kong Port HKZMB Zhuhai Port 24/7, every 10-30 minutes 45 minutes CNY 58 (USD 8.5)
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge-XDZH1 Hong Kong Disneyland HKZMB Zhuhai Port 07:00-22:59, every 20-30 minutes.
23:00-06:59, less frequent
55 minutes CNY 180 (USD 26)
CTS-hkia-hzm Hong Kong Airport HKZMB Zhuhai Port 7:50, 8:50, 9:20 10:20, 11:20,12:20, 12:50, 13:20, 13:50, 14:20, 14:50, 15:20, 16:20,
17:20, 17:50, 18:20, 18:50, 19:20
1 h CNY 150 (USD 22)
CTS-hkg-zhmxjd Hong Kong Airport Zhuhai Chimelong Penguin Hotel,  Zhuhai Chimelong Circus Hotel, Zhuhai Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel 9:20, 10:20, 11:20, 14:20 1 h+ CNY 210 (USD 31)

Below we explain how to get from Hong Kong to Zhuhai Port by shuttle bus via Hong Kong Port.

Step 1: Get to HZMB Hong Kong Port

From your hotel or another point in Hong Kong, take a taxi or a public bus to get to HZMB Hong Kong Port. Some public buses are connected to Hong Kong MTR/metro system, so you can use the combination of MTR and a public bus to get to Hong Kong Port.

From HK Downtown → to HZMB Hong Kong Port By MRT + Bus

Citybus Route Service Area
B5 HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge HK Port ↔ Disneyland Resort* ↔ Sunny Bay Station Disneyland Resort, Sunny Bay Station

Take MTR → Sunny Bay Station → Get on B5 Public Bus Route → HZMB Hong Kong Port.

From HK Downtown/HK Airport → to HZMB Hong Kong Port By MRT + Bus

Direct public bus routes:

Cityflyer Route Service Area
A11 HK Airport ↔ HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge HK Port ↔ North Point Ferry Piers Kowloon Station, Sheung Wan, Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Fortress Hill, North Point
A21 HK Airport ↔ HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge HK Port ↔ Hung Hom Station Sham Mong Road, Prince Edward, Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei, Jordan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom Station
A22 HK Airport ↔ HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge HK Port ↔ Lam Tin Station Jordan, Hung Hom, To Kwa Wan, Ma Tau Wai, Kowloon City, San Po Kong, Rhythm Garden / Choi Hung, Ngau Chi Wan / Ping Shek, Kai Yip, Kowloon Bay, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong Town Centre, Lam Tin Station
A29 HK Airport ↔ HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge HK Port ↔ Tseung Kwan O (Po Lam) Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Ngau Chi Wan / Choi Hung, Kowloon Bay, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong Town Centre, Hang Hau, King Lam, Po Lam / Metro City
NA11 HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge HK Port ↔ HK Airport ↔ North Point Ferry Piers Kowloon Station, Sheung Wan, Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Fortress Hill, North Point
NA20 HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge HK Port ↔ HK Airport ↔ Whampoa Garden Mei Fo, Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po, Prince Edward, Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei, Jordan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom, Whampoa Garden
NA29 HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge HK Port ↔ HK Airport ↔ Tseung Kwan O (Po Lam) Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Ngau Chi Wan / Choi Hung, Kowloon Bay, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong Town Centre, Hang Hau, King Lam, Po Lam / Metro City

► Step 2: Clear Customs & Immigration at HZMB Hong Kong Port.

Once you reach Hong Kong Port and get into the Passenger Clearance Building, simply follow the signs for Immigration to Zhuhai. Prepare your passport with a valid visa to Zhuhai (if applicable). Next, get through the security check and Customs & Immigration procedure. You will then proceed to the shuttle bus and cross-coaches area where you need to wait for the next departure for a few minutes.


► Step 3: Travel to Zhuhai Port

Shuttle Bus Ticket Point:

Once you clear customs and pass through Hong Kong Immigration, you can purchase the shuttle bus ticket on the same floor from the ticket counters or the ticket vending machines.

You can also purchase the tickets from ticket counters and automatic ticket vending machines at the passenger ports in Hong Kong, Zhuhai or Macau.

◊ Travel Hint: During peak travel periods, we recommend to buy the ticket in advance.

Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge Shuttle Buses

These shuttle buses transit the length of the bridge only delivering you between Hong Port and Zhuhai Port, so you need to find your own way to Hong Kong Port and from Zhuhai Port.

The shuttle bus is equipped with luggage racks, wheelchair spaces and even tailor-made seat belts, however, only foldable baby carriages are allowed to take on board the buses.

► HZMB Shuttle Bus Service Hours: 24 hours a day.

► Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour.

► Frequency: every 5 minutes in peak and every 30 minutes in off-peak period.

Hong Kong Port To Zhuhai Port Shuttle Bus Ticket Fare
Day Rate
(6:00am – 23:59pm)
Night Rate
(00:00 – 5:59am)
Adult HKD $65 (USD 8.3) HKD $70  (USD 9)
Discounted Price HKD $33 (USD 4.2) HKD $35 (USD 4.5)

► See Updated Hong Kong to Zhuhai Bus Schedule here: https://www.chinabusguide.com/hong-kong-to-zhuhai.html.

Notes:

  1. Discounted price is applicable to children aged below 12 years old, senior (65+ y.o.) and individuals with a disability.
  2. Children below 3 years old, not occupying the seat, can enjoy a free ride.
  3. Each passenger is allowed to bring hand luggage with a maximum weight of 20kgs (44 pounds) and size: 76 x 51 x 32 cm (30″ *20″ * 13″). Any dangerous materials (such as flammable, explosive, highly corrosive goods etc.) are not allowed on-board.
  4. ☎ Travelers can call 0086-0756-3331515 to contact the Shuttle Bus Station of HZMB Zhuhai Port.

► Step 4: Clear Customs & Immigration at Zhuhai Port

The HZMB shuttle bus stops at Zhuhai Port Bus area, where you will need to get off the bus with your luggage and proceed to the Zhuhai Port Building. Prepare your passport with visa to clear customs and enter Zhuhai.


► Step 5: Get to Hotel or Final Destination in Zhuhai

  • By Taxi or Private Car

From Zhuhai Port, the easiest way is to take a taxi or private transfer to your hotel in Zhuhai.

  • By Public Bus

For public transportation, travelers can take city bus routes 3, 12, 23, 25 and L1, special tourist bus routes Gongbei line, Nanping Line, Shangchong Line, Hengqin Changlong Line, Stadium Center Line and Imperial Hot Spring Line get from HZMB Zhuhai Port to Zhuhai downtown.

  • By Zhuhai Airport Express

Airport express buses are also available to help people to travel between HZMB Zhuhai Port and Zhuhai Jinwan International Airport (ZUH). Riding time is about 80 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 30 (USD 4.5) for one way journey.

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2.

2. Hong Kong To Zhuhai By Private Car & Limo

Hong Kong to Zhuhai by Mercedes

  • Time: 1.5 – 2 h (HK Airport to Zhuhai Downtown), 2 – 2.5 h (HK Downtown to Zhuhai Downtown)
  • Convenience: Highest
  • Comfort: High
  • Cost: Get a quote
  • Safety: High
  • Travel Steps & Timeline:

Hong Kong To Zhuhai By Private Car

From Hong Kong pickup point → Be greeted by waiting driver & escorted to the private car (5 min.)
→ Travel in a private car to the border (15–40 min.)
→ Stay in car to pass through HK border (5 min.) & pass Zhuhai Immigration by foot  (10-15 min.)
→ Continue on in the same car to your final Zhuhai destination (1h – 1h 30 min.).

Summary. Private car and limousine, while more expensive than a shuttle bus or ferry, is by far the most expedient and comfortable way to travel from Hong Kong to Zhuhai 24 hours a day. Many companies offer English speaking drivers and VIP meet & greet services at Hong Kong Airport.

A professional driver greets you in the lobby of your hotel and escorts you to the vehicle, carrying your luggage. The journey to Zhuhai is door-to-door, meaning the private car will pick you up from any point in Hong Kong (e.g. your hotel) and deliver you directly to your Zhuhai hotel. When you reach the HK-Zhuhai border, your private chauffeur will clearly navigate you and show the immigration counters. All passengers need to pass China border by foot which is required by China law. Once you pass the immigration, your driver will be waiting for you in the same private car and continue the journey to your hotel in Zhuhai. Our experienced chauffeurs will greet you on-time at every point and take care of your luggage making your transfer as effortless and stress-free as possible.

Our private limousine service vehicle options include both economy and business sedans, business MPVs that seat up to 6 passengers, as well as Mercedes S-Class luxury sedans that seat up to 3-4 passengers. Services are offered 24 hours a day enabling you to go directly to your Zhuhai hotel from Hong Kong regardless of your arrival time.

Recommendation: Private car service is the most time-efficient and flexible transportation option. If you want a smooth and worry-free transfer after a long international flight, it is probably the right solution for you. There is no waiting, or queuing; with professional chauffeurs’ assistance, you complete the journey quickly without expended effort. It is the most convenient transportation that offers more luxurious travel experience, recommended for business travelers with a busy work schedule, families with kids and senior travelers.

3.


3. Hong Kong To Zhuhai By Ferry 

TurboJET Ferry

  • Time: 2h 20 min – 3h 15 min
  • Convenience: Moderate
  • Comfort: Low To Moderate (Economy vs. VIP)
  • Cost: Moderate to High (Economy vs. VIP)
  • Safety: Moderate
  • Travel Steps & Timeline:

Hong Kong to Zhuhai By Speed Ferry

  • Hong Kong Downtown → Travel to one of the Hong Kong Ferry Terminals (15-30 min.)
    → Buy Ferry ticket (10-15 min.)
    → Pass through ticket check, pass Hong Kong Immigration & proceed to the departure gate (30-40 min.)
    → 
    Board the ferry and travel to Zhuhai Ferry Terminal (60-70 minutes.)
    → Get off the ferry, walk to Immigration Building and pass Zhuhai Immigration (15-20 min.)
    → Travel to Zhuhai hotel (10-20 min.)

Summary. Taking the ferry is certainly the most popular method of getting from Hong Kong to Zhuhai. The ferries are a relatively quick and easy way of getting between the two cities and take 70 minutes of voyage time. They depart from 3 different Hong Kong Ferry Terminals (Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, China Ferry Terminal, and HK Airport SkyPier Ferry Terminal) to Zhuhai Jiuzhou Ferry Terminal that is located in Zhuhai downtown. You may still need to take a taxi to get to/from the ferry terminal. 

Ticket prices will vary depending on your chosen seat class, ferry port and time that you travel. The ferries only sail during the day with the last sail at 21:30 from Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal. 

Recommendation. There are 4 to 7 ferry sails per day depending on your departure port (in Hong Kong), so be sure to take that into consideration before jumping onboard the ferry. Generally, there is no need to book your ferry in advance. However, Zhuhai is a popular tourist destination, so if you’re planning on boarding a ferry that’s heading from Hong Kong to Zhuhai at peak time, it’s worth your while to book in advance. Having your ticket arranged beforehand can save you time and prevent being stuck in the peak hour queues. For late night arrivals after 9 pm, we recommend you to consider other options like private car service.

► Where do you embark?

Four Ferry Terminals in Hong Kong: 

  1. Hong Kong-Macau (Sheung Wan) Ferry Terminal
    It is the largest and most frequently used ferry terminal by tourists. Conveniently located in Shun Tak Center of Hong Kong island at Sheung Wan MTR Station (Exit D), it offers the most frequent and quickest routes to Zhuhai.
  2. China Ferry Terminal (Kowloon)
    Located in Hong Kong downtown, in Hong Kong China City shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon), China Ferry Terminal is the second best option for ferry voyages. Take taxi or MTR West Rail Line and get off at Austin Station, then walk southward for around 480 meters(525 yards); or take MTR Tsuen Wan Line and get off at Tsui Sha Tsui station, then walk northward for about 540 meters (590 yards).
  3. SkyPier Terminal at Hong Kong Airport
    The terminal is located inside Hong Kong International Airport and is intended for the use of transit passengers only. Proceed to Transfer Area E2 of HK Airport and take a free shuttle bus to Sky Pier that runs every 5 minutes. There are 4 sails available between SkyPier and Zhuhai Jiuzhou. On the way back from Zhuhai to Hong Kong, passengers must arrive at SkyPier for check-in 120 minutes before flight departure.

► Where do you disembark?

  • Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port
    It is a passenger port conveniently located in downtown of Zhuhai city. To get there, take a taxi or bus line 3a, 3, 4, 12, 22, 23, 25, 26, 99, and get off at Jiuzhou Port Station. Then walk around 130 meters (140 yards) to reach the ferry terminal.
Hong Kong To Zhuhai Ferry Schedule
Departure Port Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal HK Airport SkyPier Ferry Terminal
Arrival Port Zhuhai Jiuzhou Zhuhai Jiuzhou Zhuhai Jiuzhou
Departing Time: 07:35
09:30
11:30
13:30
15:30
17:45
20:30
08:30
10:30
12:30
14:30
16:30
19:30
21:30
10:20
14:15
17:20
21:00
Duration: 70 min. 70 min. 70 min.
Ferry Ticket Price
Economy Class  HKD 170 – 220 (USD 22 – 28),
Child: HKD 170 (USD 22)
HKD 220 (USD 28) HKD 260 (USD 33)
First Class HKD 270 – 320
(USD 44 -41),
Child: HKD 220 (USD 28)
HKD 320 (USD 41),
Child: HKD 220
HKD 350 (USD 45),
Child: HKD 185  (USD 24)
 VIP Class HKD 305 – 355 (USD 39 – 45),
Child: HKD 220 (USD 28)
HKD 355 (USD 45) HKD 385 (USD 50)

Notes: 1.  The above schedule is for reference only.
2. Children at 1 to 5 years can enjoy a discount.

Immigration Points

Each ferry terminal requires passengers to clear customs and pass through the immigration at immigration counters before boarding.

Luggage

It is not required to check-in your luggage.

► Where to buy ferry tickets?

Ferry tickets can be purchased at the ticket counters of any ferry terminal or online on CHU KONG SHIPPING (CKS) official website.

► Ticket offices of Jiuzhou Port in Zhuhai:

  • Harbour View Hotel & Resort: No. 47, Middle Qinglv Road, Jida District
  • Guang Dong Hotel: No. 1145, East Yuehai Road, Gongbei
  • Overseas Chinese Hotel: No. 2106, South Yingbin Road, Gongbei, Xiangzhou District
  • Yindu Hotel: No. 1150, East Yuehai Road, Gongbei
  • Grand Bay View Hotel: No. 245, Shuiwan Road, Gongbei
Zhuhai To Hong Kong Ferry Schedule
Departure Port Zhuhai Jiuzhou Zhuhai Jiuzhou Zhuhai Jiuzhou
Arrival Port China Ferry Terminal Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal HK Airport SkyPier Ferry Terminal
Departing Time: 08:00
10:00
11:45
14:00
16:00
17:00
09:00
11:00
13:00
15:00
18:00
19:30
20:30
21:30
12:15
14:05
17:00
20:00
Duration: 70 min. 70 min. 70 min.
Ferry Ticket Price
Economy Class  HKD 170 – 220 (USD 22 – 28),
Child: HKD 170 (USD 22)
HKD 220 (USD 28) HKD 350 (USD 45),
Child: HKD 185 (USD 24)
First Class HKD 270 – 320 (USD 44 -41),
Child: HKD 220 (USD 28)
HKD 320 (USD 41),
Child: HKD 220
HKD 440 (USD 56)
 VIP Class HKD 305 – 355
(USD 39 – 45),
Child: HKD 220 (USD 28)
HKD 355 (USD 45) HKD 475 (USD 61)

5Summary


Hong Kong To Zhuhai Summary

With the multitude of options available there’s no one “best way” to get to Zhuhai from Hong Kong. However, depending on the priority of your requirements there are clear winners:

  • If your number #1 concern is a relative convenience and low price, you should travel by Hong Kong – Zhuhai Shuttle Bus.
  • If you want to enjoy the convenience and moderate price, consider taking a ferry from Hong Kong to Zhuhai.
  • If your priorities include convenience, safety, expediency, comfort, and style then you should consider hiring a private cross-border transfer by car.

 


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