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Everything You Need to Know About Transportation in Macau

With its bright lights, sweeping city views, and exotic food, who wouldn’t want to place Macau on their bucket list right away? However, before you go hitting the jackpot on world-class casinos or visiting historical tourist attractions, ensure an easy-going transit around these places by knowing everything you can about Macau’s transportation.

Getting to Macau Options (HK or China)

Option #1: Cotai Water Jet

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If you’re traveling from Hong Kong and would like to take a scenic route to Macau, boarding from Cotai Water Jet service is your best option. Hop on this airplane-line interior engine and feel the waves split as you ride on a rapid speed.

Cotai Water also conveniently features free Wi-Fi for all passengers and free shuttle buses from The Venetian Macau, The Parisian Macau, Sands Cotai, and other resorts. Too excited to ride this boat? You can simply book it now on our website by clicking here!

  • Costs:
    • Weekdays: M$161.5
    • Night ferry: M$213.17
    • Weekends/Public Holidays: M$177.25

Option #2: Bus

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Okay, let’s say you have a business trip or a personal holiday in China and would like to try your luck at the legal casinos in Macau. You can stop by from nearest bus checkpoints in Zhuhai Gongbei district, Shenzhen and Dongguan for a two hour ride to Macau’s bus drop off point. From there, you can easily catch a free shuttle to your hotel.

Pro-Tip: Have a relatively smooth ride across the bridge by avoiding peak hours.

  • Costs:
    • Zhuhai Gongbei station to Macau: M$81.60
    • Shenzhen station to Macau: M$116.57
    • Dongguan station to Macau: M$228.2

Option #3: Helicopter Express

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What, a helicopter? Yes, you can  get the stunning aerial view from above and arrive in style (like James Bond) from a Helicopter! With a 16 minute flying time, this ride is the fastest and most convenient connection between Macau and Hong Kong.

However, make sure you meet the strict timing correctly. The flights from Macau to HK are available from 9:30am to 10:59pm and they depart every 30 minutes. Also, passengers should arrive 15 minutes before their flight.

  • Costs:
    • One way: M$4,415.48
    • Round Trip: M$8,830.80

Getting around Macau

Option #1: Free Shuttle Service

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Frugals, rejoice! Aside from free tourist attractions, free local delicacies samples, and free Tai Chi lessons from masters in parks, you can get free transportation as well!

Simply go to your hotel front desk and inquire about the complimentary pickup and drop off locations to famous attractions, terminals, and eateries. Well-known hotels such as The Venetian Macao, The Parisian Macao, and Sands Cotai Central, have online schedules for you to plan your non-costly itineraries ahead!

Option #2: Bus

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Although nothing can compare to a 100% off price, buses in Macau are quite cheap. If your hotel cannot drop you off on the location you wish for, we suggest getting on air-conditioned buses.

Public buses stop frequently throughout Taipa, Coloane, and Macau with onboard stop notifications in Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, and English.

  • Costs:
    • Within Macau or Taipa: M$3.2
    • Within Macau to Taipa: M$4.2
    • Macau to Coloane: M$5

Option #3: Taxi

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Macau’s taxis come in two color schemes: yellow and black. However, the difference stops there. Both taxis offer same charge fees and are usually the most reachable at hotel lobby grounds.

  • Costs:
    • First 1.6 km: M$17 and additional M$2 for 260m afterwards
    • Taxi waiting fee: extra M$2 per minute
    • Luggage storing fee: add M$3
    • Macau to international airports: additional M$5

Now you’re ready to take over the country’s top attractions without breaking a sweat or worrying about transportation. Visiting Macau soon? Tell us which place you’re looking forward to visiting!

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