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Getting From Hong Kong To Zhuhai: 3 Best Options

New routes between Hong Kong and Zhuhai are making traveling between the two cities easier than ever before. The construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) opened up a new route for commuters in October 2018. The architectural wonder stretches 55 kilometers (34.2 miles) over vast bodies of water and even breaks world records by including the world’s deepest “tube” tunnel. With the longest bridge in the world, travellers are now able to make the commute via car service, shuttle bus, or ferry. So, the question now is: Which 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 these 4 factors: time, convenience, comfort, and cost.

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 (Get Quote) Moderate To High
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 the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB)All travelers must pass through both the Hong Kong side of the border as well as the Zhuhai side. In addition to having your passport and visa ready (as per your country’s requirements), note that these two border crossings can often add significant additional time to your 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)
  • 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: The Shuttle Bus is one of the most cost-effective ways of getting from Hong Kong to Zhuhai. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the more tedious options. The journey requires several changes in routes and modes of transport; since the shuttle bus only covers the trip from HZMB Hong Kong Port to Zhuhai Port, you can expect to be getting on and off with your luggage several times along the way. Firstly, you will need to find your own way to and from these ports. Luckily, Hong Kong is extensively served by bus routes that could take you from your initial point (whether it’s downtown HK or the HK Airport) to HZMB Hong Kong Port. Once in Zhuhai, getting from the Zhuhai Port to your hotel may not be as simple. There are two public bus routes available and the local taxis. Though the HZMB shuttle buses operate 24 hours a day, the public transportation in both Hong Kong and Zhuhai only operates before midnight.

Recommendation: Due to the multiple transport changes along the way, Shuttle Buses tend to be the slowest option to get from Hong Kong to Zhuhai. It’s the perfect option for adventurous travelers on a more conservative budget who have plenty of time to spare. However, for visitors/travelers carrying several suitcases, with less time to spare, or looking for an overall less exhaustive route, a private cross-border car service would provide a more expeditious, swift, and comfortable 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 the Hong Kong Port and enter the Passenger Clearance Building, simply follow the signs for Immigration to Zhuhai. Be sure to prepare your passport and valid visa to enter Zhuhai (depending on your country’s requirements). Next, once you’ve passed the Security and Customs & Immigration checks you’ll proceed to the Shuttle Bus and Coaches area to wait for the next departure (this may take a few minutes).


► Step 3: Travel to Zhuhai Port

Shuttle Bus Ticket Point:

Once you’ve cleared customs and passed through the 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, and Macau.

◊ Travel HintDuring peak travel periods/seasons, it’s always better to buy the ticket in advance.

Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge Shuttle Buses

The Shuttle Buses transit the length of the bridge, however, they only travel between the Hong Kong Port and Zhuhai Port stations, so you must find your own way to the Hong Kong Port and from the Zhuhai Port to your final destination.

The shuttle bus is equipped with luggage racks and supports wheelchair access, however, only foldable baby carriages are allowed onboard the buses.

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

► Duration: 45-60 minutes.

► Frequency: Peak times: every 5 minutes; Regular times: every 30 minutes.

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. Ticket discounts available for children below 12 years of age, seniors (65+), and individuals with a disability.
  2. Children below 3 years old, not occupying a seat, 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 permitted 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 the 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 the Zhuhai Port, the easiest way is to take a taxi or a private transfer to your hotel or other destination in Zhuhai.

  • By Public Bus

For public transportation options, 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 from the HZMB Zhuhai Port to downtown Zhuhai.

  • By Zhuhai Airport Express

Airport express buses are also available to help people travel between the 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 a 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
  • 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.).

The quickest and most comfortable route across the HZMB is by private car service. This is because all other routes require additional steps that the car service helps avoid (purchasing tickets, transfers, waiting times, etc). A professional driver greets you in the lobby of your hotel (or any other pre-arranged departure location) and escorts you to the company vehicle. Your luggage is stored safely in the luggage compartment of the vehicle by the driver.

The entire journey from Hong Kong to Zhuhai is door-to-door, meaning the private car will pick you up from any departure point in Hong Kong and deliver you directly to the door of your hotel in Zhuhai. Once you’ve reached the HK-Zhuhai border, your private driver will guide you in the direction of the immigration counters. All passengers must cross the China border by foot, as is required by Chinese law. After you’ve passed the immigration check, your driver will be waiting for you on the other side to continue your journey. Our experienced chauffeurs are attentive to your needs every step of the way, ensuring your safe arrival at your destination in the swiftest and most comfortable way possible. 

Our private limousine service vehicle options include economy and business sedans, business MPVs (seating up to 6 passengers), and Mercedes S-Class luxury sedans (for 3-4 passengers). Services are offered 24 hours a day.

RecommendationThe Private Car Service is the quickest and most flexible transportation option. If you want a smooth and worry-free transfer after a long international flight, this is the best solution. No waiting, no queuing, and no hassles; all with assistance from our professional chauffeurs. This is the most convenient transportation option that offers the benefit of a more luxurious travel experience. This is the most popular option among business travelers on a tight schedule, families traveling with children, and seniors.

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)
  • 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 a popular method of getting from Hong Kong to Zhuhai. These are a relatively quick and easy way of traveling between the two cities, taking 70 minutes of voyage time. Ferries 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 downtown Zhuhai. Once there, you will still need to take a taxi or bus to get to/from the ferry terminal. 

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

RecommendationThere are 4 to 7 ferry departures per day depending on your departure port (in Hong Kong), so be sure to take that into consideration. Generally, there is no need to book your ferry in advance. However, Zhuhai is a popular tourist destination, so if you happen to be traveling on a holiday or during peak hours, it’s advisable that you check available tickets online and consider booking 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 that you consider other options like a private car service.

► Where do you embark?

Four Ferry Terminals in Hong Kong: 

  1. Hong Kong-Macau (Sheung Wan) Ferry Terminal
    This is the largest and most frequented 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 a taxi or the MTR West Rail Line and get off at Austin Station. Then, walk southward for about 480 meters (525 yards); or take the 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 the HK Airport and take a free shuttle bus to SkyPier 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
    This is a passenger port conveniently located in downtown Zhuhai. To get there, take a taxi or bus lines 3a, 3, 4, 12, 22, 23, 25, 26, or 99, and get off at Jiuzhou Port Station. Lastly, walk about 130 meters (140 yards) to 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 between the ages of 1 and 5 receive a discount.

Immigration Points

Each ferry terminal requires passengers to clear customs and pass through the immigration at the 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

Every trip, as well as every person, is different. Though these options are available to anyone, the best choice really depends on the needs of the actual person(s) traveling. That being said, the following may help in making your final decision: 

  • If you’re a backpacker traveling ‘on a shoestring,’ and time is of no importance to you, then the most cost-effective option is the Hong Kong – Zhuhai Shuttle Bus. 
  • If you’d rather go by sea at a slightly higher cost than the Shuttle, then you may want to take the Ferry from Hong Kong to Zhuhai.
  • If, however, you wish to travel in the most convenient, expeditious, and comfortable option available, then you’ll most certainly enjoy taking the private car service from your departure point all the way to your destination.

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