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Hong Kong Observation Wheel – tickets, prices, hours, how to reach


The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is a 60-meter (197 feet) tall Ferris wheel in Hong Kong. 

It is quite popular with both the locals and visiting tourists, especially those with kids. 

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Hong Kong Wheel.

What to expect

This majestic Ferris Wheel is Hong Kong’s answer to the British capital’s London Eye.  

This Wheel takes you high up from where you can see the busy yet mesmerizing city of Hong Kong. 

At this height, you can enjoy the view of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, and the top of Tsim Sha Tsui. 

The HK Wheel offers breathtaking views both during the day and at night. 

The Central Ferris Wheel has 48 gondolas and one unique VIP gondola, which can accommodate eight passengers comfortably. 

During the ride, you must share the gondola with other visitors. 

In around 20 minutes, the HK Wheel spins three times, and for the duration of the ride, you must remain seated. 

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Where to buy Hong Kong Observation Wheel tickets

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel tickets are available at the attraction and online.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Hong Kong Observation Wheel booking page, select your preferred date and the number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

Once you purchase Hong Kong Observation Wheel tickets, they get delivered to your email address. 

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

You can show the e-ticket on your smartphone when you visit the attraction.

Remember to bring your official IDs.

HK Observation wheel ticket prices

The tickets for HK Wheel cost HK$22 for adults aged between 12 and 64 years. 

For children between three and 11 years and seniors over 65 years, discounted tickets are available at HK$11.

Ticket for disabled visitors is also priced at HK$11.

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HK Observation wheel tickets

Take a ride on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel that takes you high in the sky. 

From the top, spot Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, and Tsim Sha Tsui.

Ticket Price

Adult Ticket (12 to 64 years): HK$22
Child Ticket (3 to 11 years): HK$11
Senior Ticket (65+ years): HK$11
Disabled Visitor Ticket: HK$11 

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How to reach HK Observation wheel

The Hong Kong Eye is in the famous Central Harbourfront and is easily accessible from all corners of Hong Kong. 

Hong Kong Observation Wheel map

Hong Kong Wheel is located at the AIA Vitality Park. Image: Hkow.hk

Address: 33 Man Kwong St, Central, Hong Kong. Get Directions

The public transport system of Hong Kong is the best way to reach HK Observation Wheel.


If you are in urbanized areas of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories, one of the best ways to reach the HK Wheel is the Mass Transit Railway (MTR). 

If you are coming by the Red (Tsuen Wan Line) or Blue line (Island Line), you must get down at the Central Station and take Exit A. 

The Hong Kong Wheel is 800 meters (half a mile) walk from Exit A, and it takes approximately 10 minutes. Get Directions

If you are coming by the Orange Line (Tung Chung Line) or Green Line (Airport Express), you must get down at Hong Kong Station and take Exit A2. 

The Hong Kong Wheel is 550 meters (.3 Miles) walk from the Hong Kong Station’s Exit A2, and it takes approximately 7 minutes. Get Directions

Hong Kong Metro Map to reach HK Wheel
To reach the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, you can get down at one of the two Metro stations marked with yellow and red arrows. Download Print Version / Map Courtesy: Mtr.com.hk

By Bus

To ride the bus to the Hong Kong Wheel, get onto any bus heading towards the Central Bus Terminus Exchange Square. 

Once you get down at the Bus terminus, a brisk 7 minutes walk can get you to the HK Wheel. Get Directions

By Taxi

For a tourist, the easiest way to get from your hotel to the Hong Kong Wheel is via a Taxi. 

Taxi drivers usually know where the Hong Kong Wheel is, but in case they aren’t able to understand you, show them this Chinese text: 


It means: Central Waterfront Ferris Wheel.

By Car

If you’re travelling by car, turn on Google Maps and get started.

If you are driving to the Hong Kong Ferris Wheel yourself, park the car at IFC Mall, City Hall.

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Hong Kong Wheel opening hours

From Monday to Thursday, the HK Observation Wheel runs from 12 noon to 10 pm, with the final ride leaving at 9.30 pm. 

From Friday to Sunday, the HK Wheel offers rides from 12 noon to 11 pm, with the last ride available at 10.30 pm.

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How long does Hong Kong Wheel take

Each wheel ride includes two to three rotations and takes 15 to 20 minutes.

The HK Wheel ticket includes only one ride.

Best time to visit Hong Kong Wheel

The best time to visit Hong Kong’s Ferris Wheel depends on what you want out of your visit.

If you want to avoid the crowd, you must book a ticket before 4 pm. 

Sunset is a great time to be in the HK Wheel’s Gondola, and that’s why it is the most popular time for tourists to walk in. 

Tourists who want to see Hong Kong’s sunset views must time their trip with the sun going down. Hong Kong’s sunset times

If you want to catch Symphony of Lights, the famous laser show, across the Harbour, you must be on the Hong Kong Wheel by 8 pm. 

The show starts at eight sharp and lasts for 10 minutes.

Tip: The other two vantage points to watch the Symphony of Lights are Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Golden Bauhinia Square. 

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Attractions near Hong Kong Ferris wheel

You can find something for everyone near the HK Wheel. 

There are several attractions near the Central Wheel appropriate for every age group. 

Carousel at HKOW
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It is one of the new additions to the entertainment options around the Ferris Wheel. 

On the Carousel, you get to hop on the delicately hand-painted horses and have a spin. 

You can buy tickets from the onsite box office, and one ride costs HK$ 30. 

AIA Vitality Park

Hong Kong Observation Wheel is in AIA Vitality Park, and various exciting events take place in the park all through the year. 

You can take advantage of a number of ‘free’ wellness activities like yoga, kickboxing, dance, etc., happening around.

While you indulge in the activities, you also get to enjoy stunning views of Victoria Harbour.

Apart from the health and fitness sessions, the park also hosts several arts, entertainment, and community activities.

Happy Cow

Happy Cow at Hong Kong Wheel
Image: Hkow.hk

Before or after going up on the Observation Wheel, you can grab some delicious frozen desserts at Happy Cow™. 

These desserts are crafted in Hong Kong and are dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free. 


Colour Chacha at Hong Kong Wheel
Image: Hkow.hk

You can enjoy many HK local treats at ColorChacha. 

You can grab a photogenic guava juice and several other treats like fish balls and Siu Mai. 

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Restrictions at Hong Kong Ferris wheel

1. You are not permitted to carry any food and beverages on the Wheel’s boarding deck and on the Wheel itself. 

2. Smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, etc., on the HK Wheel and its premises, is not allowed.

3. You can not take any pets or animals on the Wheel. Only guide dogs and other kinds of service animals (with valid identification) are allowed.

4. You are not allowed to carry any large luggage, baby strollers, or other bulky items on the HK Observation Wheel. You can store these in the luggage/baby stroller storage area. 

5. Commercial filming without the permission of HKOW’s management is not allowed. 

6. It is strictly prohibited to fly drones within the premises without the permission of HKOW’s management.

7. The authorities reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed inappropriately dressed. The dress code of the Hong Kong Ferris wheel is casual. 


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