Mui Wo Ferries

Mui Wo is a pleasant place to visit in Hong Kong. It is a small town on Lantau Island with good transport connections and a relaxed atmosphere. As well as the unmissable beach we covered in a previous post, it has popular seafood restaurants and is the starting and end point of the Lantau Trail. It also has a number of interesting shops, including an excellent second hand bookshop.

mui wo beach

Ferry from Central

The ferry to Mui Wo leaves from pier 6 at Central Piers. There are two types of ferry – the so-called fast ferry and slow ferry. There is a difference in speed (the fast ferry takes about half an hour, with the slow ferry closer to an hour). But there is also a difference in style – the fast ferries are more enclosed, whereas the slow ferry although it does have an enclosed area also has a larger covered deck area where you feel more like you are at sea. There is also a significant difference in price – the price on the slow ferry (ordinary class) is basically half of the price of the fast ferry. For a family of four, for example, taking the slow ferry from Central return on a Sunday would cost over $160 more than taking the slow ferry.

Timetable

This is the current timetable.

mui wo timetable

The timetable is updated on the ferry operator’s website.

Pricing

Adults: slow ferries are $13.20 ($20.70 in deluxe class) Mondays to Saturdays, $19.40 ($30.20 in deluxe class) on Sundays and public holidays. Fast ferries are $25.80 Mondays to Saturdays, $37.20 on Sundays and public holidays.

Concessions (senior, children below twelve years and disabled): slow ferries are $6.60 ($10.40 in deluxe class) Mondays to Saturdays, $9.70 ($15.10 in deluxe class) on Sundays and public holidays. Fast ferries are $12.90 Mondays to Saturdays, $18.60 on Sundays and public holidays. However, pensioners and disabled concessionaries using the Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible People with Disabilities pay only $2 in ordinary class on the slow ferries, or on fast ferries.

Ferry from other Islands

There is also an inter-island service which ploughs between the island ports of Peng Chau, Mui Wo, Cha Ma Wan and Cheung Chau. So if you wanted to you could, for example, take the ferry to Cheung Chau, and then head on later to Mui Wo.

Timetable

This is the current timetable:

interlands timetable

The timetable is updated on the ferry operator’s website.

Pricing

A single costs $12.80 for adults and $6.40 for concessions. Pensioners and disabled concessionaries using the Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible People with Disabilities pay $2.

Guest Blogger: Christopher R.

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