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Travelling to Macao

Macau International Airport operates 24 hours a day, with many visitors entering the territory via numerous major cities around the region. For detailed information on flight schedules, please visit www.macau-airport.com or dial +853 2886 1111.

To read the Regulations on Liquids Carried in Passenger Hand Baggage, please visit www.aacm.gov.mo.

For detailed information on immigration and customs formalities, visit www.fsm.gov.mo and www.customs.gov.mo.

Transportation Service to and from Macau International Airport

All major hotels provide a pick-up service which can be booked in advance or arranged upon arrival.

Taxis are conveniently available from the taxi rank outside the airport. A surcharge of MOP5.00 is applicable, with each item of luggage carried in the boot charged at MOP3.00.

A number of buses serving the airport – marked AP1, AP1X, MT1, MT2, MT4, N2, 26, 36 & 51A - criss-cross the city and stop at major hotels.

Macau International Airport is strategically located in Taipa near various ports and convenient transportation routes. Depending on traffic flow, it takes about 15 minutes to travel by car from the airport to Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal on Macao Peninsula, 5 minutes to the nearby Taipa Ferry Terminal, 20 minutes to the Border Gate, 10 minutes to the Lotus Bridge COTAI Frontier Post, 20 minutes to the central district on Macao Peninsula, and 10 minutes to Taipa Village. The airport is well served by air-conditioned taxis, public buses and hotel shuttle buses.

The helicopter service from Hong Kong and Shenzhen provides a convenient, upscale option for visitors wishing to quickly reach Macao.

  • Hong Kong → Macao
    Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited (Sky Shuttle) operates helicopters between the rooftop helipads of Shun Tak Centre (Sheung Wan, Hong Kong) and Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (Macao Peninsula). Each flight takes approximately 15 minutes.
  • Shenzhen → Macao
    A helicopter service between Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, PRC and the rooftop helipad of Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (Macao Peninsula) is also available. The journey takes about 15 minutes during the day and approximately 25 minutes at night.

Booking and Enquiries Hotline:

or visit the website: www.skyshuttlehk.com

  • Hong Kong International Airport → Macao

    An airport ferry service is available for passengers travelling to Macao via Hong Kong International Airport. Passengers can arrive in or depart from Macao via Hong Kong International Airport as a transit stop without having to pass through Hong Kong Customs and Immigration formalities and also without the inconvenience of carrying their luggage to the Ferry Terminal. The ferry trip from Hong Kong International Airport to Macao takes approximately 70 minutes.

  • Hong Kong International Airport → Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal (Shun Tak Centre, Hong Kong) → Macao

    The following public transportation options from Hong Kong International Airport to Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal (Shun Tak Centre, Hong Kong) are available:

    • Airport Express (train)
      First, take the Airport Express to Hong Kong Station in Central (Operating Hours: 05:54 - 00:48 daily) then take a taxi to Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal (Shun Tak Centre, Hong Kong). Journey time: 25 minutes.
    • Public bus
      • Route A11: Travellers should get off at the "Macau Ferry, Connaught Road Central" bus stop (Operating Hours: 05:35 - 00:30). Journey time: 45 minutes.
      • Route E11: Travellers should get off at the "Macau Ferry, Connaught Road Central" bus stop (Operating Hours: 05:20 - 24:00). Journey time: 70 minutes.
      • Route N11: Travellers should get off at the "Central (Macau Ferry)" bus stop (Operating Hours: 00:50 - 04:50). Journey time: 75 minutes.
    • Taxi
      Taxis from Hong Kong International Airport take about 30 minutes to reach Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal (Shun Tak Centre, Hong Kong), subject to the prevailing traffic situation.
      Operating Hours Journey Time Remarks
    Airport Express 05:54 – 00:48 25 minutes Hire a taxi upon arrival; not far.
    Public bus route A11 05:35 – 00:30 45 minutes Direct
    Public bus route E11 05:20 – 24:00 70 minutes Direct
    Public bus route N11 00:50 – 04:50 75 minutes Direct
    Taxi 24-hours 30 minutes Direct

Hong Kong has three major terminals that service Macao-bound routes: Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Shun Tak Centre located on Hong Kong Island, the China Ferry Terminal located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon and Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal in New Territories. Tourists can find quite a number of jetfoils, catamarans and ferries available, run by TurboJET and Cotai Water Jet.

  • Hong Kong Island → Macao

    The Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Shun Tak Centre is most frequently used by passengers. It is located above the Sheung Wan MTR station (Mass Transit Railway) next to a terminus for buses and minibuses from many parts of Hong Kong, including the bus from the airport. The Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, the helipad, reservation offices of Macao hotels and travel agents as well as the Macao Government Tourism Office Tourist Information are all located in Shun Tak Centre.

    • TurboJET
      TurboJET provides a high-speed service 24 hours a day. Travel time is approximately 1 hour from Hong Kong (Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal) to Macao (Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal or Taipa Ferry Terminal).
      For enquiries, please call: Website: www.turbojet.com.hk
    • Cotai Water Jet
      The travel time for this ferry service between Hong Kong (Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal) and Macao (Taipa Ferry Terminal) is approximately 1 hour.
      For bookings, please call: Website: www.cotaiwaterjet.com
  • Kowloon → Macao

    The China Ferry Terminal is located in China Hong Kong City in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, and offers roundtrip sailings to and from Macao. Its booking offices sell tickets for current and advance sailings.

    • TurboJET
      This route offers roundtrip sailings to and from Kowloon (China Ferry Terminal) and Macao (Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal). The journey takes about 60-75 minutes.
      For details, please call: Website: www.turbojet.com.hk
    • Cotai Water Jet
      The company operates a ferry service between Kowloon (China Ferry Terminal) and Macao (Taipa Ferry Terminal). Travel time is approximately 1 hour.
      For schedule and booking enquiries, please call: Website: www.cotaiwaterjet.com
  • New Territories → Macao
    • TurboJET
      The company offers roundtrip ferry service to and from New Territories (Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal) and Macao (Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal). The journey takes about 40 minutes.
      For details, please call:

Passengers are advised to arrive in the terminal at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time in order to complete immigration formalities. Seats are allocated following check-in and immigration.

  • Yuet Tung Shipping Co. Ltd.
    The Yuet Tung Shipping Co. Ltd. offers a ferry service between Macao (Taipa Ferry Terminal) and Shenzhen (Shekou and Shenzhen Airport – Fu Yong Ferry Terminal). The trip takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
    For enquiries, please call: +853 2857 4478
    Website: www.yuettung.com
  • TurboJET
    TurboJET also operates ferry service between Macao (Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal) and Shenzhen (Shekou Cruise Centre and Shenzhen Airport - Fu Yong Ferry Terminal). The travel time is about 1 hour.
    For enquiries, please call: Website: www.turbojet.com.hk

The inauguration of Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macao Bridge allows tourists to enter Macao by vehicles. Tourists can take shuttle buses or cross-boundary coaches to enter Macao.

  • Shuttle Bus
    The shuttle bus provides 24-hour service connecting Hong Kong and Macao ports with an average interval of 5 minutes during peak periods, 10-15 minutes during non-peak periods and 15-30 minutes during overnight periods. For details, please contact:

    Tourists may continue their journey by taxi or bus - routes 101X or 102X once arriving the Macao port. In addition to public transportation, shuttle bus service is also available between the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and two maritime terminals, Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal. For details, please visit the website “Transport Information of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge”: www.dsat.gov.mo/hzmb

  • Cross-boundary Coach
    Cross-boundary coaches provide services between urban areas of Hong Kong and Macao with fixed pick up/drop-off points and fixed schedules. For details, please contact:

The Kee Kwan Motor Road Co. and China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd. operate a roundtrip air-conditioned bus service from major cities in Guangdong Province to Macao. The buses arrive at Gongbei Port in Zhuhai, from where you may go through the checkpoints at GongbeiPort and Border Gate to Macao. For enquiries, please call:

In addition, coach companies offer direct bus services from Macau International Airport to major cities in Guangdong Province.
Enquiry hotline: +853 2888 1228
Website: www.macau-airport.com/en/transportation/transport-connection/cross-border-coach

Gateways available from Mainland China to Macao by land:

  • The Border Gate
    Opening hours: 6:00am to 1:00am of the next day
  • COTAI Frontier Post
    Opening hours: 24 hours
  • The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Frontier Post at Macao Port
    8:00am to 10:00pm: Tourists from Zhuhai can travel to Macao via the Frontier Post on foot.
    10:00pm to 8:00am of the next day: Tourists from Zhuhai are allowed to enter Macao by taking vehicles with valid licenses and permits only.