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Best Travel Guide To Macau From Hong Kong 2020

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Best Travel Guide To Macau From Hong Kong 2020

Macau is an independent region on the south coast of China across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. Macau was a part of Portuguese territory until 1999 which reflects the blend of cultural influence in its region.

Macau is an amazing, vibrant and energetic city and known for its western cultural heritage tourism. It is a small Chinese territory that is about 30 square kilometres in size, but despite the size, it is considered among the top 10 Chinese famous destinations.

Although Macau is about 60 kilometres away from Hong Kong but it gives you a totally unique experience as compared to Hong Kong. 

Macau has its currency, has its policies and has a unique history. 

Macau currency

Most of the travellers choose to visit Macau from Hong Kong because of its easy accessibility. 

So there are a few options which you can opt for choosing your destination Macau from Hong Kong:

  • By ferry
  • By shuttle bus through newly opened bridge named HONG KONG-ZHUHAI-MACAU BRIDGE. 
  • By helicopter 

Hong Kong To Macau By Ferry:

Riding through a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau is the most popular and easy way of traveling

There are two companies who are giving their services of ferries between four Hong Kong piers and two Macau piers. If you are in downtown Hong Kong Island or Tsim Sha Tsui, ferries are the best and convenient option to choose because you can find a pier nearby easily.


Departure Place In Hong Kong:

There are four places in Hong Kong which are conveniently connected to Macau. And among all Hong Kong – Macau Ferry terminal is most busy and useful option than other piers because every hour ferries departing from Hong Kong to Macau.

  • Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal:

This terminal is located along with Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan area in Hong Kong Island

  • China Ferry Terminal:

This terminal is located along with Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

  • Tuen Mun Ferry Pier

This terminal is located along with Wu Chui Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories.

  • SkyPier:

This terminal is located along at Hong Kong International Airport. Exclusive to tourists only.

Arrival Places In Macau:

There are two terminals for the ferries coming from Hong Kong in Macau.

  • Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal:

This terminal is located in Macau Peninsula. This is closer to the city center.

  • Taipa Terminal:

This terminal is located near Macau International airport.

These two terminals in Macau are a bit far from each other so make sure your book the right and nearer one. 

Where To Purchase Tickets in Hong Kong From Macau:

There are two companies providing their services by operating ferry lines from Hong Kong to Macau: TurboJET and Cotai Water Jet. So you can buy tickets according to your convenient ferry lines, and for your comfort, we are providing the list of places of both ferry lines below.

Also, you can buy online tickets by visiting both ferry lines websites. 

1) TurboJET

  • Hong Kong International Airport

Level 5, Terminal 1 (E2 Transfer Area)

Operation hours: 07:15–22:30

  • China Ferry Terminal

Shop B09, 1/F, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Operation hours: 07:00–22:30

  • Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal

Ground floor

Operation hours: 07:15 – 21:45

  • Shun Tak Centre

3/F, 200 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong Island

Operation hours: 24 hours

2) Cotai Water Jet:

  • Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal

Shop 304A/305D, Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island

Operation hours: 06:00–23:00

  • China Ferry Terminal

Shop 7, 1/F, China Ferry Terminal, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Operation hours: 06:45–15:30

  • Hong Kong International Airport

Transfer Area E2, Level 5, Passenger Terminal Building One

Operation hours: 07:30–21:00

  • Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal

Ground floor

Operation hours: 07:15–21:45

Useful Tips For Traveling By Ferry:

  • Most seats have overhead compartment for your luggage.
  • If you have seasickness then do not forget to take your medicine before sailing. 
  • Check your seat number upon purchase. 

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2- Hong Kong To Macau By Shuttle Bus (Sea Bridge)

The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is the extended junction connecting Hong Kong and Macau. It takes the shuttle bus from Hong Kong to Macau about half the time and costs about half the price than traveling the ferry.

Hong Kong To Macau By Shuttle Bus

This is the most economical way of reaching Macau from Hong Kong. 

Pick up points in Hong Kong:

If you stay near Kowloon, you can easily reach a direct bus to Macau through Chinalink. You can catch one at either Prince Edward in Mong Kok or Kowloon Elements in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Drop off points in Macau:

MGM Cotai, MGM Macao, Grand Lisboa Macau, Starworld Hotel, the Venetian Macao, Galaxy Macao, and Sands Macao these are the drop-off point in Macau. Just find out which one is feasible and nearest to your destination.

Useful Tips For Traveling By Shuttle:

  • Each bus leaves when it is fully loaded so you have to wait for the 5 to 20 minutes.
  • Every passenger is allowed to carry one luggage item which must not be exceeded 10 kg in its weight.
  • Please be aware of your luggage that there is no luggage consignment service.

3- Hong Kong To Macau By Helicopter:

Taking a helicopter ride is one of the most adventures and convenient yet most expensive ways of travelling between Hong Kong to Macau. It costs HK$4,100 per person, this rate will not be applicable on weekends and holidays.

Helicopter ride only takes 15 minutes to make you landed on Macau from Hong Kong. If money is not the issue, then prefer to travel via helicopter more conveniently and make your journey worth enjoying.
Hong kong to macau by helicopter

The helicopter leaves after every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. There are extra services designed for holidays. You should reach the passenger lounge at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

Departure and arrival places of Hong Kong and Macau are: Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal in Shun Tak Centre to Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal 

Useful Tip For Traveling By Helicopter:

  • Peak day surcharges are comparatively high and applicable on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Hong Kong/Macau public holidays, and designated holidays
  • To get saved from any inconvenience, you can book your helicopter ticket as early as 28 days in advance.

So here is our complete travel guide from Hong Kong to Macau. We hope it will be beneficial for you. We tried to make it easy for you to choose any means of transportation according to your convenience.

Safe travels! 

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