In Macau, transportation is effective and varied, including road, sea and air transport. Road transport is the primary mode of transport within Macau itself, as there are no railways at present. The main forms of public transport are buses and taxis.
Flying to Macau
Macau International Airport
The airport offers a selection of duty-free stores selling international goods, personal needs, and some local products. On the landside, there is a McDonald’s and 7 Eleven. Airside there is a food court and Airport Restaurant. There is also the Plaza Premium Lounge (www.plaza-network.com) where you can pay a fee and make use of WiFi, lounge chairs, hot food and beverage buffet, TV, bar and there are also VIP rooms you can enjoy in private.
Macau Airport site: http://www.macau-airport.com
Local Airlines: http://www.airmacau.com.mo/eng/ – Air Macau flies to and from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, China and the Philippines.
Airlines servicing Macau: Spring Airlines, Siam Air, Airasia, Air Busan, Air China, Air Macau, Cebu Pacific Air, Bassaka Air, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern, Eva Airways, Far Eastern Air, Hainan Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airways, Philippine Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Tiger Airways, Tway Air, Vietjet Air, Xiamen Airlines, Air Seoul, Jin Air, Juneyao Airlines, Jejuair, Nok Air, Air Explore, Pt Lion Mentari Airlines, Jsc Royal Flight Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air and Jc Cambodia International.
Transport to and from the airport
For Bus, the most convenient way to travel to your hotel is to take one of the many free shuttle buses. Walk toward the north exit of the airport and walk out into the parking lot then you will find them. Buses depart every 15-20 minutes between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm. Apart from the hotel/casino shuttle buses, there is the local public bus in Macau, click here to know more about it.
For Taxi, you can find the taxi queue outside the arrival hall. A trip downtown normally costs around MOP40.00. Click here to know more about taxi in Macau.
Car Hire, If you like to go around by yourself with a map and Guide, you can hire a car. If you wish to hire a car, you will have to provide your ID or passport, valid driving license, a credit card for the deposit and be 21 years of age.
Ferry to Macau
Macau Ferry Terminal
Ferries run between Macau and Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Zhuhai & Guangzhou (charter only). Macau has three ferry terminals being the Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (Hong Kong Ferries & Shenzhen Airport Ferries) & Macau Inner Ferry Terminal (Zhuhai Ferries) and Taipa Ferry Terminal (Hong Kong Ferries & Shenzhen Shekou Ferries), see the below map for location.
Hong Kong <> Macau Ferries
Turbo Jet: turbojet.com.hk
Cotai Jet: cotaiwaterjet.com/..
Ferries leave Hong Kong from:
- Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal – 3/F Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan
- Hong Kong International Airport – SkyPier (you can transfer from flight directly to ferry without passing HK Immigration)
- China (HK) Ferry Terminal on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon.
- Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal – 148 Wu Chui Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories
Travel time is approx one hour.
Shenzhen, China <> Macau ferries
Turbo Jet: turbojet.com.hk
Xunlong Ferry: xunlongferry.com (CN)
Shenzhen Macau Ferries leave from Shekou Ferry Terminal and Shenzhen Fuyong Ferry Terminal (near Shenzhen Airport)
Travel time is approx one hour and twenty minutes.
Zhuhai, China <> Macau ferries
Ferries transit hourly from 8am to 4pm between Macau Inner Harbour Pier 14 and Zhuhai Wanzai Ferry Terminal. The service is operated by Zhuhai Macau Ferry Co Ltd.
Long Distance Bus
Buses to Macau are available from most major cities on the Chinese mainland. Buses will go through Gongbei Port and Border. The border is open from 7am till midnight. At the Macau International Airport, you will find many companies offering routes to various location on the mainland.
A regular helicopter service between Macau Ferry Terminal and Shun Tak Centre (Hong Kong Island) is available throughout the day. It will take you 4000 MOP to get to Shenzhen by helicopter every time. Getting to Hongkong will cost 2900 MOP. http://www.skyshuttlehk.com/