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Ferry from Guangzhou to HKIA

Ferry from Guangzhou to HKIA

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1. Re: Ferry from Guangzhou to HKIA

Why not take a bus?

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2. Re: Ferry from Guangzhou to HKIA

Hi darthbangkok:

Here is the best advice I can give you:

Don't use the ferry from Guangzhou to HKIA. It is #1) Extremely infrequent - one sail a day is right. #2) You board the ferry from Nansha Port. While it is still considered Guangzhou, it is way far from the city center (your Guangzhou Railway Station). The connection from city center to Nansha pier is not convenient. You cannot make that ferry sailing in any case.

What you read "NOTE: SkyPier ferry service is for transit passengers only. It is not applicable to passengers originating in Hong Kong."

means from the Hong Kong Airport to Nansha is for transit passengers only. For example, tourists already arrived Hong Kong or residents in Hong Kong cannot board this ferry service to go to Nansha. That's what it mean. For the reverse journey, only passengers with valid plane tickets (for that day) departing from HKIA can board the ferry at Nansha port to go to HKIA.

Anyway... have you booked the train ticket from Guilin to Guangzhou? Hopefully not.

I think the best is: Take the sleeper train from Guilin to Shenzhen. It is the same train (to Guangzhou). Instead of alighting at Guangzhou, ride all the way to the end - Shenzhen. Train T37/T40. Departing Guilin at 21:28, arriving at Shenzhen at 10:35 in the morning. You have enough time to cross the border and go to the HKIA to board your 4pm flight.

At Shenzhen, walk through the immigration/custom and head to Lo Wu. Take the MTR for 1 stop to Sheung Shui MTR Station. Alight. Walk to the bus stop outside the MTR Station. Take the airport bus A43 (fare HKD $30.9) to the airport. Crossing the border may take 1 hour or less usually. MTR ride, about 20 minutes. The bus to the airport, about an hour. So if all goes well, you should be at the airport before 2pm. Not a whole lot of time to spare. But you are not in great rush either.

Train info (Guilin to Shenzhen):

trax2.cn/train-timetables/guilin-shenzhen_T3…

A43 bus route info:

www.kmb.hk/en/services/search.html?busno=a43#

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4. Re: Ferry from Guangzhou to HKIA

>> Once last chance for a boat though: It seems like less than an hour ferry ride from Shekou to HKIA. Buuuut a looong subway ride from Shenzen to Shekou pier. Is that something worth doing? <<

If you so desired... to ride a boat to HKIA.

But...

#1) You need to ride the Shenzhen metro with one transfer to the Shekou Line from Shenzhen Railway Station.

#2) The fares that you would need to pay are much more expensive compared to the HongKongMTR-BusA43 route. HKD $220 (ferry) plus maybe HKD $20 for Shenzhen metro. Versus HKD $21 plus HKD $31. It adds up if you have a bigger party not just yourself.

I would just change maybe RMB 100 yuan at the border for HKD. This seems not a very good reason for the taking the ferry route - just to avoid exchanging for Hong Kong dollars.

Shekou ferry info:

cksp.com.hk/eng/skypier/timetable/main.html

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5. Re: Ferry from Guangzhou to HKIA

By the way, these are not quaint scenic ferries. They are fully enclosed with airline-style seating and passengers cannot go outside. IMHO not worth a detour.

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7. Re: Ferry from Guangzhou to HKIA

Why not take the night bus from Yangshuo to Shenzhen instead of to Guangzhou.

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