Fortune Ferry will increase fares on two of its main routes — the Central-Hung Hom and North Point-Kwun Tong-Kai Tak trips — from September 3. A one-way adult ticket on between Central and Hung Hom will cost HK$10.7, while a single-journey ticket on the North Point-Kwun Tong-Kai Tak route will go up to HK$8.3.

While the fare hikes amount to a roughly 18% increase on both routes, they are lower than the proposed raises that the ferry operator applied for earlier this year. However, monthly passes will decrease by HK$30 for both rides, costing HK$290 from Central-Hung Hom and HK$270 for North Point-Kwun Tong-Kai Tak trips.

Fares for children and senior citizens will also go up for both journeys from September 3. One-way tickets from Central to Hung Hom will be HK$5.3, and those on the North Point-Kwun Tong-Kai Tak route will cost HK$4.1.

Central-Hung HomHK$9HK$10.7
North Point-Kwun Tong-
Kai Tak
The current fares and the new fares that Fortune Ferry will implement on two of its routes on September 3, 2023

However, the fares on Fortune Ferry’s other route that operates between Tuen Mun, Tung Chung, Sha Lo Wan, and Tai O will not change. 

Earlier this year, the Star Ferry also increased its ticket prices on its Central-Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai-Tsim Sha Tsui routes. In addition, senior citizens no longer get to ride the iconic ferry for free and must now pay a concessionary HK$2 fare to cross Victoria Harbour on these routes.

The MTR also hiked fares this year for the first time since 2019, but the rail corporation used a new fare adjustment system to ensure that up to 90% of its passengers have to pay no more than HK$0.4 per trip.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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