Being two popular tour destinations and entry points, the island cities of Hong Kong and Macau are well connected by several means of transport. In this guide, we will go over all the main options to get from Hong Kong to Macau and find out the best way for your trip.
All types of Hong Kong to Macau transport
Ferry: Before the opening of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Ferry has been the most economic and popular way to travel from Hong Kong to Macau. There are three ferry terminals in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan, China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui and Sky Pier nearby the international airport. Boat journey takes around one hour and arrives in Macau at Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal or Taipa Terminal. Hong Kong Macau Ferry operates more ferries. Also note that ferries from Sky Pier are only for the transit passengers.
Cross-border buses: Since 2018, road journey from Hong Kong to Macau was shorten to 1.5 hours. From then, Bus companies operate frequent cross-border buses from Hong Kong to Macau. Departing mainly from some hotels in Kowloon area in Hong Kong and arriving at some well-known hotels in Macau. ETripChina has served many customers in this way. Check the guide page for details of Hong Kong to Macau buses.
HZM Bridge Shuttle Bus: Shuttle buses are operated on the bridge only serving passengers from Hong Kong Custom to Macau Custom. Book Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge shuttle bus.
Private transfer: There are limited number of luxury cars have the permit to serve passengers from Hong Kong to Macau over HZM Bridge. Road journey is only 90-120 minutes depending on your location in Hong Kong. Many customers had enjoyed this way in the last few years. Find details for Hong Kong to Macau transfer with luxury Alphard Van.
Helicopter: With only 15-20 minutes ride, helicopter is the fastest way to travel between Hong Kong and Macau. The airport is located at Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan.
The best way to travel from Hong Kong to Macau
As mentioned, you are not short of choices when planning your trip from Hong Kong to Macau. This is a quick summary of the best way to travel from Hong Kong to Macau.
Price: Ferry (CNY 140-260) and cross-border bus (CNY 145) cost almost the same. Then your hotel location matters.
Journey time: Helicopter is apparently the fastest way with only 15-20 minutes. Ferry ride is 60 minutes and you have to make your way from and to the port. Cross-border bus takes 90-120 minutes but you will depart and arrive at the hotel in the heart of city.
Convenience: private transfer is mot convenient, especially when you travelling with kids, taking large pieces of luggage. Door to door pick up makes your tour hassle free and easy to travel around the city when you arrive at Macau.
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