Getting Around Macao

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    Ferry

    by solopes Updated Mar 1, 2015

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    I think that the best way to visit Macau is taking a ferry in Hong Kong.

    Macau has an international airport, but flying to Hong Kong is easier and cheapper. The ferry takes a little more than one hour, departing each half an hour and costing about US $30

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    Easy to get around with Scooter

    by shavy Written Nov 5, 2014

    Because of the fairly narrow streets and parking in Macau you see an overwhelming amount of scooters.

    It is for many the easiest way to get around in Macau. Even as a tourist is a scooter a fun way to explore the area.

    We haven't use of this, but I thought to those interested there is only one place for renting in Macau.

    Because they are the only scooter rental company in Macau, you pay a reasonably spicy price. Count on about forty to fifty euros per day including the mandatory helmet law.

    Advance booking is recommended. The minimum rental time is 3 hours. If desired, you can let the scooter you pre-book online delivery to the Ferry Terminal, the airport or your hotel

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    Ferry boat

    by shavy Updated Nov 4, 2014

    The port of Macau is located on the southeast side of the peninsula itself. Here you get (and your departure) with one of the many ferry services. Main route to Hong Kong.

    Is The super catamarans only do an hour on the 60 km between the two former colonies. The boats 24 hours a day.

    In front of the terminal is a small bus with public buses that reach all three parts of Macau. Also drive from here shuttle buses to the various hotels on and off.

    Should you from here to the airport, pay close attention to because AP1 tube stops here at the same stop for both his route to the north and to the south. Just ask the wraparound staff and they make sure that you pick the right bus.

    There are different boats plying between Macau and Hong kong. We took Cotai Jet Water, we bought our ferry ticket a day before we travel, especially we're traveling on a Sunday. We were lucky we have our ticket beforehand. Sunday is the busiest day, many locals are going for a day trip

    In the pier there will be passport control, be sure to have your passport with you. Check-in to a counter and you will get a boarding pass and a seat number. The ferry is very relaxing if the weather is good. Inside there were big screen, cafeteria and so on. It is the easiest way if you like to visit Macau

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    Casino connection

    by Assenczo Updated Feb 12, 2014

    The trip from Hong Kong to Macao is about one hour with the speed boats that depart from the international airport. One of the companies, Cotai Water Jet, moors at the Macao airport terminal with numerous shuttle bus connections to the casino hotels in Taipa. If central Macao is the intended point of entry other companies ply that route so a preliminary investigation into who goes where is a must.

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    Jurbojet

    by cal6060 Written Sep 16, 2011

    Jurbojet is a the company that provide speed boat services between Hong-Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. It is faster to get between these locations by speed boats than buses. Commons routes:

    Hong Kong --> Macau ; Macau --> Hong Kong

    Macau --> Shenzhen Airport / or Shekou, Shenzhen ; Shenzhen Airport/ Shekou --> Macau

    Please check out its website for schedules and fares.

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    Airport Bus: AP1

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 15, 2011

    AP1 is the bus that you want to to take from Macau Airport to several important locations, including:

    1) Macau Ferry Terminal

    This is where you can get the Ferry to Hong Kong or Shenzhen.

    2) Portas do Cerco/ China Border Gate

    This is where you want to leave Macau to China, you can just walk to Zuhai. There is a bus terminal on the ground floor, where you can get express buses to cities in China like Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and etc.

    3) Av. Amizade, Mandarin Oriental Hotel / Sands Casino

    The downtown of Macau, where most of the hotels and Casino are located.

    Bus departs every 15 minutes from 6:30am to 1:20am.

    Fare: MOP$6 each.

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  • Turbojet Ferry Direct to Macu

    by seagypsy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Just realized that I gave you the wrong name of the ferry service. It's Turbojet and NOT Turbocat. Sorry about that. Again, there's signage within HK Airport's transfer areas for the ferry service and it eventually brings you to the E-1 transfer point where you go to buy the ferry ticket for Macau. They also sell tickets for direct ferry to Shenzhen as well so make sure you're in the right line. You'll have to produce your passport and your boarding stub that you just got off of because they transfer the luggage that you've checked in all the way to the Macau Ferry Terminal where you'll go to baggage claim area AFTER you've gone thru Macau immigration formalities. It's a small area so you won't miss it. Also, the gate for the Turbojet Ferry in Hong Kong International is Gate 10 and is dedicated for ferry service transfer for shuttle buses to the Sky Pier. You won't be able to board the ferry until Turbojet and airport personnel are sure that your luggage has been transferred to the Sky Pier.

    Below is a link to the website where you can also pre-book your ticket on Turbojet.
    http://www.turbojetseaexpress.com.hk/eng/schedule/airport.html

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    Turbojet

    by bonio Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We used the Turbojet hydrofoil service directly to Hong Kong airport from Macao. You must have a valid airline ticket to use this service. Checkin when you arrive at the airport is in the hydrofoil terminal.
    The journey from Macao to Hong Kong takes around one hour on a comfortable and fast boat. Although seats are allocated, it was a free for all on baording!

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    Macau Public Buses!

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Public buses and minibuses run from 6:45 a.m. to midnight. On all routes within the city, the fare is 2.5 patacas per journey. There are buses (Route 3, 3A, 10, 12, 23, 28C & 32) that provide regular service between the city and the piers for incoming or out going visitors.

    All buses are air-conditioned and are quite comfortable. Try to avoid travelling during the rush hour, when buses tend to become over crowded.

    There are buses from Macau to the islands with regular departures throughout the day, from 6:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. The fares are: Taipa - 3.3 patacas, Coloane Village - 4.0 patacas and Hac Sa Beach - 5.00 patacas. Passengers are required to have the exact fare.

    There is a bus stop between Hotel Lisboa and the Portuguese school. You can enjoy a comfortable trip to the picturesque islands aboard an air-conditioned bus.

    Bus number AP1 links the airport with the ferry terminal and downtown. It costs 6 patacas.

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    Warning: The airport shuttle AP-1

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Lonely Planet claimed that there is an Airport Shuttle bus. WRONG! There is no such thing. Technically, well, yes there is. The public bus service runs a line called AP-1 which will bring you out of the airport into the city (or to the airport from the city) at a flat cost of $3.30 patacas (circa May 2005). What you don't know is that this bus service is one of the most loop around service you will ever get as it virtually stops at every major tourist point in Macau. A journey could take you 40-50 minutes whereas a taxi could take only 20-25 minutes. And some of the bus drivers may not understand English. If you have time to spare and don't mind seeing Macau or if you are really intent on saving a few patacas (or HK$), well, don't let me stop you. The bus stop is right outside the airport, on the extreme left hand side after you get out from the Arrival Hall.

    Route:
    Barrier Gate←→Ferry Terminal←→Sands←→Cultural Cenrtre←→Landmark/Holiday Inn←→H.Lisboa←→Ocean Garden←→H.Hyatt/New Century←→Airport

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    Ferry from Macau to Hong Kong

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are 2 ways to get to Macau from Hong Kong:

    TURBOJET
    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.
    Addendum by seagypsy:
    ..."Only certain airlines with flights from HK are allowed on this service. And if you want to go via the opposite route, ie. from HK airport to Macau, you have to arrange this within the airport AND you must NOT go thru HK immigration. This needs to be arranged via the transit desk within HK Airport"...

    FIRST FERRY
    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)

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    Walking around in Macao

    by aramat Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Macao is a relatively small city, with varied architecture and atmosphere, so visiting the sights on foot is a good idea and perfectly possible. The Tourist Office recommends walks which are well designed and interesting (though quite ambitious sometimes - I would plan more time for almost all the walks, particularly in summer when it can be very hot).

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    Walking

    by tini58de Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sightseeing is fairly easy in Macau - many of the sights are within walking distance: churches, the famous Largo do Senado, the fassade of St. Paul's Cathedral, the lighthouse and many more sights!

    For interesting walking tours within Macao, do have a look at the following website:

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    FERRY

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When I came to Macau it was a daytrip from Hong Kong. The ferry service was great. There is a jet-foil service which is speedy and runs until very late. The customs procedures on both sides were speedy. The cost varied depending on the time of day and the day of the week but was about $120 HK one way.

    Please look at the link below which has Macau airport information and a link (click on transportation) to the ferry timetable and fare information.

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  • from hong kong - turbojetfrom...

    by vividvivian Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    from hong kong - turbojet
    from China - land and sea transportation
    from other places - by plane or fly to Hong Kong / China and going there by land / sea transportation
    preferably bus, cos it's cheap and accessiable to everywhere

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