How to Get to Macao
About Macao
Macao – located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China – adjoins the Mainland city of Zhuhai and lies some 60 kilometres to the west of Hong Kong. Macao comprises Macao Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane. Macao Peninsula is the hub of the territory and is connected to Taipa by three bridges. Several large international hotel resorts – with new supporting infrastructure – are located on the reclaimed land between Taipa and Coloane in the newly developed district known as Cotai Macao is currently positioning itself as the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure as it develops into a quality international tourist destination, the number of visitor arrivals exceeded 32 million in 2017.
For more travel details on Macao, please visit theMacao Tourism Board’s website.
How to Get to Macao
By Air Aircrafts
The Macao International Airport offers direct or connecting flights to several destinations in the region, and other parts of the world.
For flight details, please visit the Macao International Airport’s website.
Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited (Sky Shuttle) provides services connecting the Macao and Hong Kong Ferry Terminals. Flight duration is only 16 minutes.
For details, please visit Sky Shuttle’s website.
By Sea Ferry
High-speed ferries to four locations in Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui, Sheung Wan, Tuen Mun and Hong Kong International Airport) depart every 15 – 30 minutes and travel time is approximately 60 minutes. There are also services to and from Shenzhen.
Hong Kong
For details, please visit the websites of TurboJET,Cotai Strip CotaiJet.
For details, please visit the websites of TurboJET,Yuet Tung Shipping.
By Land 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 visit the websites of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Shuttle Bus (Hong Kong) Company Limited.
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 visit the websites of One Bus Hong Kong Macau Limited or Hong Kong Macau Express
Air-conditioned bus service
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 details, please visit the websites of Kee Kwan Motor Road Co. or China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd.
Gateways information
Macao has three border checkpoints with Mainland China and Hong Kong: The Barrier Gate, The COTAI Frontier Post and The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Frontier Post at Macao Port.
The Barrier Gate
Opening hours: 6:00am to 1:00am of the next day
The COTAI Frontier Post
Opening hours: 24 hours
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Frontier Post at Macao Port
Opening hours: 24 hours
*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)
For details, please visit the websites of Transport Information of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
Updated on: 11/01/2019
All visitors to Macao must hold a passport or a valid travel document. Please note that the validity of these documents must not be less than 30 days since the day you enter Macao.
For detailed visa requirements, please visit the website of Macao Immigration Services.
Useful Link
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