Ferry Transfer

SkyPier Ferry Transfer Service Video

Latest Operation Status of SkyPier Ferry Transfer Services (updated on 24/10/2020)

Sea-to-air transfer ferry service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to SkyPier of HKIA resumes from 28 October 2020. Other ferry services from Mainland China and Macao ports remain unavailable.

Air-to-sea transfer services to Mainland China and Macao ports also remain unavailable at HKIA.

Passengers using the ferry transfer service from Mainland China to HKIA must:-

  1. possess a confirmed same-day travel (including mid-night departure) air ticket of SkyPier participating airlines with Upstream Check-in Services.
  2. possess a valid passport and visa for the intended destination/ onward destination.
  3. book their ferry ticket at least 24 hours in advance of ferry departure.
  4. complete the check-in formalities and have their boarding pass printed and baggage checked through to the final destination at the upstream ports.
  5. confirm in advance that they are able to enter the final destination. Please check with airlines for details.
  6. arrive at SkyPier at least 120 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.

Should there be any latest update on the ferry transfer services, it will be announced here.

For ticketing arrangements, please check with the following ferry operators:

CKS (Services to / from Shenzhen Shekou, Shenzhen Fuyong, Dongguan Humen, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Guangzhou Lianhuashan and Guangzhou Nansha)

Cotai Water Jet (Services to / from Macao Taipa)

TurboJET (Services to / from Macao Maritime Ferry Terminal)


SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) provides speedy ferry services for transfer passengers.

SkyPier serves the following nine ports in the Greater Bay Area, connecting the region to over 200 destinations worldwide.

  • Dongguan Humen
  • Guangzhou Lianhuashan
  • Guangzhou Nansha
  • Macao (Maritime Ferry Terminal)
  • Macao (Taipa)
  • Shenzhen Fuyong
  • Shenzhen Shekou
  • Zhongshan
  • Zhuhai Jiuzhou

Note: SkyPier is for transfer passengers only. It is not applicable to passengers originating from Hong Kong.

To & from Mainland China & Macao

To have a pleasant journey to and from the airport, we have put together some tips and suggestions for you.

  • To Mainland China & Macao

    Passengers looking to take a ferry to the Mainland China or Macao should proceed to the ferry ticketing counter at Transfer Area E2. DO NOT go through immigration and reclaim your baggage. Passengers who have gone through immigration procedures CANNOT return to the ferry ticketing counter and use the ferry service.

    To use the service, passengers must:

    • Possess the following items:
      - Same day arrival flight air ticket / e-ticket / boarding pass stub
      - A valid ferry ticket
      - A valid passport and, if applicable, a visa for the intended destination (Mainland China / Macao)
    • Transfer to Mainland China / Macao within the same day of arrival
    • Arrive at the Ferries to Mainland / Macao Ticketing Counter located at Transfer Area E2 at least 60 minutes before the scheduled ferry departure time for ticketing and transfer procedures. For passengers without checked baggage, 30 minutes would be sufficient;
    • For passengers with checked baggage, please present the airline baggage tag receipt for customs clearance and baggage transfer procedures.

    View this flow chart outlining the required steps.

  • From Mainland China & Macao

    Travellers from the Mainland China and Macao can enjoy the speedy ferry service to HKIA.

    To use the service, passengers must possess:

    • A valid ferry ticket
    • A valid air ticket of these participating airlines with a confirmed flight booking for same day travel (including mid-night departures)
    • A valid passport and visa for the intended destination / onward destination.

    Passengers must arrive at SkyPier for check-in 110 minutes before their flight departure for these airlines. For passengers travelling with other airlines, please arrive at SkyPier for check-in 120 minutes before flight departure.

    Passengers who connect to flights departing before 10:15 hrs may take the last ferry from the day before. Please click here for the list of participating airlines with early morning connecting flights.

    View this flow chart outlining the required steps.

  • Minimum Connection Time

    If you’re transferring from Mainland China / Macao, you should reserve sufficient time for the following procedures:

    • Arriving at Mainland China / Macao ports 30 minutes before scheduled ferry departure time
    • Ferry journey time
    • Arriving at SkyPier 110 minutes before flight departure for these airlines for transfer, check-in and security screening. Please reserve 120 minutes for these procedures for other airlines.
  • Baggage

    Ferry hand baggage must not exceed 9" x 14" x 22". For details about the baggage regulations, please check with the ferry operators or airlines.

    Ferry passengers transferring at HKIA are only allowed to stay in the restricted area. They are not permitted to collect their bags stored in the non-restricted area.

    Note: Upon arriving at SkyPier, passengers with self-printed boarding pass are required to obtain an official boarding pass from the SkyPier airline check-in counters.

Ferry Schedule & Useful Links

  • Ferry Schedule

    View the schedules from the ferry operators below.

    • CKS (Services to / from Shenzhen Shekou, Shenzhen Fuyong, Dongguan Humen, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Guangzhou Lianhuashan and Guangzhou Nansha)

    • Cotai Water Jet (Services to / from Macao Taipa)

    • TurboJET (Services to / from Macao Maritime Ferry Terminal)

  • Useful Links

    The ferry operators can also be reached with the following links and telephone numbers.

    Hong Kong International Airport Ferry Terminal Services Limited

    +852 2215 3232


    +852 2859 1669

    Cotai Water Jet

    +852 2359 9990


    +852 2859 3333

Upstream Check-in

The upstream check-in service enables ferry passengers to obtain boarding passes and check-in baggage at certain ports. Read more about the service here.

For passengers choosing airlines or ports which do not provide upstream check-in service, they must check in at SkyPier.

Baggage Tag Through

The baggage tag through service directly sends baggage from Mainland China and Macao ports to the final destination, providing passengers with a hassle-free journey. Below is the list of airlines which provide the baggage tag through service to passengers from Mainland China and Macao.

Dongguan Humen Guangzhou Lianhuashan Guangzhou Nansha Macao (Maritime Ferry Terminal) Macao (Taipa) Shenzhen Fuyong Shenzhen Shekou Zhongshan Zhuhai  
Air Astana (KC)
Air Canada (AC)  
Air China (CA) ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 
Air France (AF)
Air India (AI)
Asiana Airlines (OZ)  
British Airways (BA)              
Cathay Pacific (CX)
China Airlines (CI)
China Eastern Airlines (MU)              
China Southern Airlines (CZ)  
El Al Israel Airlines (LY)  
Emirates (EK)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET)
EVA Air (BR)
Garuda Indonesia (GA)
HK Express (UO)
Hong Kong Airlines (HX)
Japan Airlines (JL)  
JEJU Air (7C)    
Jetstar Japan (GK)
Juneyao Airlines (HO)    
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL)
Lanmei Airlines (LQ)
Mandarin Airlines (AE)
MIAT Mongolian Airlines (OM)  
Myanmar National Airlines (UB)
Pacific Airlines (BL)
Philippine AirAsia (Z2)  
Philippine Airlines (PR)
Qantas Airways (QF)
Qatar Airways (QR)
S7 Airlines (S7)
Shandong Airlines (SC)
Shanghai Airlines (FM)              
Spring Airlines (9C)  
Thai AirAsia (FD)
Thai Airways (TG)
Thai Smile Airways (WE)
United Airlines (UA)                
VietJet Air (VJ) ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 
Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS)


Air Passenger Departure Tax Refund

Passengers who arrive at Hong Kong International Airport by cross-boundary ferry service for onward departure by air are exempted from the Air Passenger Departure Tax (APDT). A refund coupon will be issued to passengers with APDT paid with their air ticket during check-in at SkyPier or the Mainland China and Macao ports. You can collect your refund in cash by presenting the refund coupon to the “Departure tax refund desk” at SkyPier after completing security screening within the same day.

  • For eligible passengers without a refund coupon, you should apply for a refund through the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the HKSAR Government by filling in the application form. Details are available on the CAD website.
  • If you have a refund coupon but fail to claim or collect your refund at SkyPier, you should contact your airline directly for refund.