How much time do you save?

Currently, travelers can already visit the three cities on ferries and buses.

The Hong Kong transport authority puts the present journey time between Zhuhai and Hong Kong at about four hours. The authority didn’t say what commuting method it was using for reference, but most likely is referring to bus journey time. On the bridge, it will take 45 minutes to travel between Zhuhai and Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, traveling by ferry from Zhuhai’s Jiuzhou port to Hong Kong International Airport currently takes about an hour, similar to ferry travel time between Hong Kong Island and Macau.

How much does it cost?

There’s only one toll plaza, located in mainland waters, where drivers must pay in Chinese currency. A driver can pay with bank cards, or popular Chinese payment channels Alipay and WeChat Pay, based on real-time exchange rates.

It isn’t confirmed yet how much bus tickets via the bridge between the cities will cost.

For comparison, one-way ferry service between Macau and Hong Kong Island starts at HK$170 ($21), while tickets to Hong Kong International Airport start at HK$246 ($31). The Zhuhai port-HKIA ferry starts at HK$260 ($33), while the current bus service costs HK$250 ($32) from Zhuhai to HKIA, and HK$140 ($18) from Zhuhai to Hong Kong Island.

In addition, there are other alternatives to come. The Shenzhen-Zhongshan bridge, which is expected to be completed in 2024, will cut travel time time between the two cities from two hours to 20 minutes. Zhuhai borders Zhongshan, and from Shenzhen, passengers can take the new bullet train to Kowloon, a 50-minute journey.

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