To/From Macao, Hong Kong
Apanhei o TurboJet no Shun Tak Centre de Honguecongue [estação do metro: Sheung Wan]. A viagem dura 1 hora e o preço varia de 138 a 172 HK$ [bilhete de ida em classe económica]. Aconselho-o/a a fazer reserva antecipada.
O barco chega a Macau ao Porto Exterior.
I took the TurboJet from Hong Kong's Shun Tak Centre [Metro station: Sheung Wan]. The journey takes 1h and costs from 138 to 172 HK$ [one way ticket - economy class]. I advise you to book in advance.
The boat arrives in Macau at Porto Exterior.
You have now 3 Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminals to choose from when going to Macau From Hong Kong and different ferry companies operate the various ferries going to and from macau and you can choose either the fast catamaran boat to ride (takes about 55 minutes to 1 hour) or a fast Jet Foil (about 30 to 35 minutes) or even a Hydrofoil (40-45 minutes ride) of which the catamaran is the cheapest at about 156 HKD per person one way on economy class and 180 HKD for the Hydrofoil per person one way on economy class and 195 HKD for the smallest Jetfoil per person one way on economy class. The ferries are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday during weekdays and up to 2:00 am during weekdays and holidays.
The ferry boats all are air conditioned and they have a snack bar inside for guests to buy food.
the ferry terminals are at:
1) Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal-202 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island (via MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit D)
2) Hong Kong–China Ferry Terminal- 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (via MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A1)
3) Hong Kong SkyPier- 3 Sky City Road East, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau Island.
there are actually two Hong Kong-Macau Ferries in Hong Kong. One is at the Hong Kong Island Side and the Other is the Hong Kong- Macau & Hong Kong-China Ferry at the Kowloon Side., called The Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal and is located along China Hong Kong City Complex Along Canton Road. This Pier is now the more popular ferry route to macau as it is nearer to Kowloon Side, where most of the Hotels are located and the Pier is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday and 6:00 am to 2:00 am during weekends and public holidays.
The Ferry Terminal sits below the Royal Pacific Hotel and Mall and it has immigration counters, customs counters and shops and even duty free shop after immigration.
The Hong Kong to Macau Ferry operates every hour and travel time is between 30 and 55 minutes to and from Macau and a one way economy class ticket cost HKD 157 per person during day sailing and HKD 172 per person at night and they use a high speed Catanmaran or a Jetfoil (30 minutes sail) to and from Macau.
address of the Ferry Terminal is 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
They do have ferrys from the airport direct to Macau. Last year I had to take one from Macau to Hong Kong Airport. It was so coinvenant that when you board the ferry, (I think it's a flying dolphin) they can check your bags in direct to your airline.I think the operation is from 9 to 9. I will write more about this on my blog page. Hope this helps, and thankyou for the tips.
cheers tommy x
from transportation web site::
Hong Kong airport ferry
Passengers arriving to Hong Kong airport can connect to Macau, Shenzhen or Guangzhou using high speed ferry. This transport is reliable, comfortable and very convenient as direct and fast.
Ferry between Hong Kong airport and Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, ...
This service is operated by the Hong Kong International Airport Ferry Terminal Services Ltd, SkyPier serves seven ports in the Pearl River Delta including Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, ... Please note that SkyPier ferry service is for transit passengers only. It is not possible to go to Hong Kong Island by this mean of transport. Passengers transiting to PRD Ports must: Transit on the same day upon arriving HKIA, possess the following items: An air ticket/ e-ticket/ boarding pass, a valid ferry ticket and a valid passport and also if applicable a visa for destination (China/ Macau). Passengers with checked baggage should arrive at the Ferries to Mainland/Macau Desk 60 minutes before ferry departure for document check and purchase of tickets (30mn if hand baggage only)
Useful phone numbers: SkyPier +852 2215 3232 - CKS (Services to / from Shenzhen, Dongguan ...) Phone: +852 2858 3876 - TurboJET (Services to / from Macau and Guangzhou) - Phone +852 2859 3333
SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) provides speedy ferry service for transfer passengers, making HKIA a truly multi-modal transport hub for convenient air and sea travel.
SkyPier serves the following eight ports in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and Macao, connecting the region to about 170 destinations worldwide via HKIA.
Macao (Maritime Ferry Terminal)
this shows the procedure
This confirms it is for transiting passengers only
Getting from Macau to HK is not a problem.
You can easily get to HK (either to Central or TST) for just an hour.
You can buy tickets on the actual day you wish to travel due to many sailings.
You can buy a one/two way ticket up to 30 minutes before the departure.
Price range varies and time travel takes 60-75 minutes to reach the destination and depends on the sea condition. There are numerous ferry companies to choose from.
I got in Macau by the Macao Dragon (HK$ 134) economy which unfortunately has stopped their operation just last September 2011. Going back to HK, I took the turbojet ferry (HK$ 176) economy
By far the best way to get from Hong Kong to Macau is by way of one of the fast ferries. We used the Turbojet Ferry which leaves from Sheung Wan terminal on HK Island. Easy way to get to the terminal is to take the MTR to Central and stay on till you get to Sheung Wan Station, then get off and follow signs to Ferry terminal.
Cost of the ferry was $151HK each adult which is about $19AUD return which is pretty good value I think. The one way trip only takes about one hour, however it can take you just as long to clear customs and immigration once you get to Macau!! DO NOT forget to take your passports with you if you are going to Macau, even if its for one day, as you will not be allowed in without them.
There are 2 ways to get to Macau from Hong Kong:
It costs HK$141 (circa 2005) one way to catch the ferry from Macau Ferry Terminal to the Sheung Wan Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong on Hong Kong Island (and vice versa). The journey takes about 1 hour, and yes, you need that passport.
Don't worry about tickets, they are easily available on the spot. Most standard hotels offer free shuttle buses to the ferry terminal in Macau.
Turbojet also offers service that brings visitors directly from HK Airport to Macau.
Catamarans from the First Ferry offer roundtrip sailings to and from Macau and the Kowloon Peninsula, arriving at the China (HK) Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon).
The journey takes about 60-75 minutes. The ticket price ranges from HK$140 to HK$275.
For details, please call Hong Kong (852) 2516-9581 or Macau (853) 726301.
You can also visit the website: http://www.nwff.com.hk.
(Disclaimer: I have not tried this service)
That was really a good experience of transportation. Very comfortable (especially if you ride a newer model of TurboJet boat) and kind of fast. Takes like 45-50 min to get to Macau and same time back. There are economy and business classes, also on board you can buy some food. Tickets costs 250 HK$ to get to Macau and back.
As mentioned by others, the Turbojet provides a fast 1-hour commute between HK and Macau. The cheapest fare is on economy and during weekdays. Checked luggage cost an extra 30 MOP/piece from Macau or 20 HKD from HK. Cabin attendants distribute immigration cards that non-HK or non-Macau residents have to fill up and present along with a passport.
Sorry this is listed under Bicycle. There's no option for Ferry in VT at the moment.
There are about 3 or 4 ferries that ply that route and they leave almost every hour or so even till the wee hours of dawn. If you go to the boat station you'll find them all there. Of course they don't all leave at the same time but you just have to check out which one will fit in your schedule.
There are two Piers - one at the Hongkong Island near the International Port and the other in Kowloon Island (which we normally know as Hong Kong) . You'd have to know which Island in HK you're going to so that you can identify which Pier is nearer. But, don't worry. Both have access to the MTR and taxis.
The trip takes about an hour. The Victoria Harbour (the body of water between HK and Macau) gets really rough at times so I'd advice you to take some meds to prevent you from being seasick.
You may want to check out my blog at http://pinas-et-al.blogspot.com.
Have a safe trip.
The best way to get from Hong Kong to Macau (or vice versa) is to take the fast hydrofoil ferry operated by TurboJET. The journey takes about an hour to cover the 60km but isn't that cheap. The ferry departs from the HK-Macau Ferry Terminal at Sheung Wan, just to the west of Central, on Hong Kong Island. Services run between Hong Kong to Macau (and vice versa) from 07:00 to 23:59 and depart every 15 minutes. Tickets cost around HK$135-142 for economy and can be bought at the ticket counters in the terminal buildings. The ferry is very quick, one of the fastest boats I've ever been on and you really whizz past slower vessels once you're out of Hong Kong Harbour.
Should you take NWFF or TurboJet to/from Macau? To me, it doesn't really matter as both provide great services and prompt departure. The ferry fare are almost the same although NWFF is slightly higher and NWFF departs from Kowloon and Turbo from Hong Kong Island.
However, if it's possible, try to book/buy your tickets a day in advance so that you would not be waiting for hours for your ferry. Especially during weekends. and once you reach macau and you intend to return on the same day, buy your tickets first before exploring macau.
It is still possible to buy tickets on the spot but the chances is lower and you might even consider being on the waiting list, but you will be waiting aimlessly in the ferry terminal, when you can spend that time walking around.
This is some ferry ride and is more at home at a fun park (like Disney Land and others) rather than a mundane crossing of a very wide river delta from Hong Kong to Macau.
The Hong Kong terminal for Turbojet is more like an airport rather than a ferry terminal and contains customs and immigration facilities, snack bars and cafes, bureau de change and off course shops. The boarding formalities are quite straight forward as you are directed down a ramp and onto the aircraft . . . err ferry.
Once on-board we're all told to buckle up and then there's a safety demonstration - like in an aircraft - and then the boat slowly gets under way and clears the terminal. She (why are boats always "she"?) ambles along through the crowded water way of Victoria Harbour and once into clear water the boat reminded me of a stallion about to rear on its hind legs - suddenly the boats noisy jet increases to full throttle and the nose rises into the air and we're off.
Its an exciting ride past small islands - some only a few metres across - and the boat skims the wide estuary of the Pearl River. Its a distance of about 60 kilometres from Hong Kong to Macau.
Perhaps the only down side of the trip is the noise from the jet engines. I likened the boat to an aircraft - its built by Boeing the people who make so many of the worlds aircraft.
With daily departures from Macau to the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal (Shenung Wan) every 15 minutes (or more often during peak hours as warranted) between the hours of 7AM - Midnight, these boats are fast, easy, reliable transportation between Macau andHong Kong. I dont know the age of these boats but they appear fairly new and modern. Fare is $142HKD (approx $18USD) one way from Macau or $134HKD (approx $17USD) from Hong Kong. I've no idea why the price difference. Comfortable assigned seating. Actual travel time is 1 hour. Allow at least another 30 minutes for boarding, disembarking, and customs upon arrival. Advanced online booking available. Also available: VIP and Super Class passage at higher rates.
Departures to Hong Kong International Airport from Macau also available, although not nearly as frequent.
Service also available to Shenzhen Airport from both Macau and Hong Kong International Airport.