1) Macau International Airport
Tourists can use the Macau International Airport for travelling to several destinations in the region on direct flights or catch connecting flights to different ports of Asia, Europe or America. The airport is located on Taipa Island and is 15 minutes away from the Macau Ferry Terminal, 20 minutes from the Barrier Gate and only 10 minutes away from the COTAI Frontier Post. It operates 24 hours a day. For detailed information on flight schedules, please dial (853) 2886 1111 or visit http://www.macau-airport.com
To read about the Regulation on Liquids Carried on Passenger Hand Baggage, please visit http://www.aacm.gov.mo
For detailed information on immigration and customs formalities, you can visit http://www.fsm.gov.mo and http://www.customs.gov.mo
Airline information: http://www.macau-airport.com
Transportation Service at the Macau International Airport
All major hotels provide pick-up service which can be booked in advance or arranged on arrival.
Taxis are air-conditioned and inexpensive, they are freely available at the taxi station outside the Airport. There will be a surcharge of five patacas and each piece of luggage carried in the trunk will cost three patacas.
There are special bus service (marked AP1, MT1, MT2, N2 & 26) serving the airport. These buses cross the city and stop at the major hotels.
2) Helicopter Service
When you are arriving Macau from Hong Kong or Shenzhen, helicopter will provide a speedy option.
Macau - Hong Kong
Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited (Sky Shuttle) operates aircraft between the helipads on the Macau and Hong Kong Ferry terminals. Each flight takes only approximately 16 minutes. Macau to Hong Kong service operates from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and the Hong Kong to Macau service operates from 9:30 a.m. to 10:59 p.m.
Macau - ShenZhen
The helicopter service between Macau Ferry Terminal and Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, PRC is also provided. The journey takes about 15 minutes at day and approximately 25 minutes at night. Macau to Shenzhen service operates at 9:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. and the Shenzhen to Macau service operates at 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
Passengers can enquire for flight details from their Hotline: Macau (853) 2872 7288; Hong Kong (852) 2108 9898, Shenzhen: (86) 755-2777 8333 or visit the website: http://www.skyshuttlehk.com
3) Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport - Macau
If you are arriving via Hong Kong International Airport, the airport ferry service is available. Passengers can transit into or out of Macau via Hong Kong International Airport without the need to go through HK Customs and Immigration formalities and also without the hassle of carrying their luggage to the ferry terminal. The trip to Macau Route is approximately 45 minutes.
For enquiries please call Hong Kong (852) 2859 3333, Macau (853) 8790 7039. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.turbojet.com.hk
The Cotai Strip CotaiJet™
Enquiries for schedule and booking please call Hong Kong (852) 2359 9990, Macau (853) 2885 0595, or visit the website: http://www.cotaijet.com.mo
Hong Kong International Airport - Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal (Shun Tak Centre) - Macau
The following public transportation from Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International Airport to Macau-Hong Kong Ferry Terminal is available:
Alternative a) - Airport Express
First, take the Airport Express to the Hong Kong Station in Central.
Fare: HK$100 (Single Trip)
Frequency: Every 12 minutes
Journey Time: 24 minutes
Operating Hours: 5:54 AM - 00:48 AM
Then, take a taxi to the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal (Shun Tak Centre) at Sheung Wan.
Journey Time: 10-15 minutes
Alternative b) - Public Bus No. A11 (air-conditioned)
Passenger should get off at the "Macau Ferry, Connaught Road, Central" bus stop.
Operating Hours: 06:10 AM - 00:30 AM
Frequency: Every 20-25 minutes
Journey Time: 30-40 minutes
Alternative c) - Taxi
Taxi service from HKIA to Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal
Journey Time: 30 minutes
Ticket fares are for reference only.
1) To and From Hong Kong
Hong Kong has two major terminals for Macau-bound travelers: Shun Tak Centre located on Hong Kong Island and the China Ferry Terminal located at the Tsimshatsui.
a) To and from Hong Kong Island
The main sea terminal and heliport are located in Shun Tak Centre, on the waterfront West of Central District on Hong Kong Island. It is above Sheung Wan MTR station (Mass Transit Railway) and next to a terminus for buses and minibuses from many parts of Hong Kong, including the A11 Airbus from the airport. The terminal has passenger wharves and helipad, booking offices for current and advance sailings and flights, reservation offices of Macau hotels and travel agents, a branch of China Travel Service, and a Macau Government Tourist Office Information Counter.
Ferry journeys will take approximately one hour from Hong Kong to Macau and vice versa. Their ferries run between the Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal (located in the Shun Tak Centre at Sheung Wan) and the Macau Ferry Terminal (located in the Outer Harbour ) / Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal (on Taipa Island). For inquiries call Macau (853) 8790 7039 or Hong Kong (852) 2859 3333. For telephone bookings, call Hong Kong (852) 2921 6688. You can also visit the website: http://www.turbojet.com.hk
The Cotai Strip CotaiJet™
The company runs ferry service between Hong Kong (Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal) and Macau (Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal). Travel time is approximately 1 hour. Enquiries for schedule and booking please call HK (852) 2359 9990, Macau (853) 2885 0595, or visit the website: http://www.cotaijet.com.mo
b) To and from Kowloon
The China Ferry Terminal is located on the Tsimshatsui waterfront alongside Harbour City, on the Kowloon side of the harbour. It is used for Catamaran sailings to and from Macau, and is convenient for visitors staying in Tsimshatsui hotels. There are booking offices for current and advance sailings.
The route offers roundtrip sailings to and from Macau and Kowloon, arriving at the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. The journey takes about 60-75 minutes. For details, please call Hong Kong (852) 2859 3333 or Macau (853) 8790 7039. You can also visit the website: http://www.turbojet.com.hk
The Cotai Strip CotaiJet™
The company runs ferry service between the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon and Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal in Macau. Travel time is approximately 1 hour. Enquiries for schedule and booking please call HK (852) 2359 9990, Macau (853) 2885 0595, or visit the website:http://www.cotaijet.com.mo
Notes for travelers:
- Passengers are advised to be at the terminal at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time, in order to complete immigration formalities.
- Standby - In the Shun Tak Centre and Macau Ferry Terminal, there are special lines for standby passengers who want to leave earlier than their ticketed sailings. Except for holidays and weekends, there is a good chance of getting a seat.
- Seat allocation - In Hong Kong and Macau, seats are allocated after check-in and immigration.
2) To and From Shenzhen
The Yuet Tung Shipping Co. offers a ferry service between Macau (Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal) and She Kou (Shenzhen). The trip takes about one hour and twenty minutes. Please call (853) 2885 0595 for detail.
TurboJET's service also extends to carrying passengers to and from Shenzhen. The company offers trips between Macau, Shenzhen Airport Fu Yong Ferry Terminal and She Kou. The journeys are about 1 hour. For more information, please visit http://www.turbojet.com.hk
3) To and From Wanchai / JiangMen
The Yuet Tung Shipping Co. also provides ferry transportation routes from Macau to Wanchai - Zhuhai and JiangMen. Please call (853) 2885 0595 for detail. Website: http://www.ytmacau.com
4) To and From Guangzhou (Nansha)
TurboJET runs ferry service between Macau and Nansha of Guangzhou at weekends. Please call （853）8790 7039 or visit the website: http://www.turbojet.com.hk for detail.
All visitors must hold a passport or a valid travel document.
Visas are required by all visitors except:
a) Nationals of Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Czech, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania and the United Kingdom(6 months) for a stay up to 90 days;
b) Nationals of Australia, Brunei (14 days), Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United States of America and Uruguay for a stay up to 30 days;
c) Holders of a Hong Kong Identity Card, Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or Re-entry Permit;
d) Nationals of China with valid Macau entry / depart documents;
e) Holders of Consulate / Diplomatic documents issued by the Macau SAR or Hong Kong SAR;
f) Holders of Diplomatic Passport;
g) Holders of "Laissez Passer" issued by the United Nations; in the course of duty;
h) Holders of travel document issued by the Portuguese authorities for the foreign citizens.
Visas can be obtained from the Immigration Services through Embassies/Consulates of the PRC and should be used within the validity. The visa is expired after the valid date.
Visas may be applied for upon arrival at the Immigration counter, however some countries are required to apply for an entry visa before embarking to Macau.
There are three types:
Individual - MOP$100, children under 12 years of age pay MOP$50.
Family Passport - MOP$200
Group - MOP$50 per person for bonafide groups of 10 or more and children aged 12 or under.
The above information is for reference only. For further information on entry formalities, please call the Macau Immigration Services of Public Security Police Force: (Macau area code) 853-2872 5488 or visit the website: http://www.fsm.gov.mo, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who want to travel to mainland China, visas may be obtained at any of the China Travel Service (CTS) offices counters in Macau (the main branch is located at Avenida do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, nºs 223-225, Edifício Nam Kuong, tel.853-2870 0888) or at the Gongbei Immigration and Customs (after the Border Gate) .
Portuguese passport holders who need the consulate's assistance may go to the Portuguese Consulate located at Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva, 45, or call Tel: (853) 2835 6660/1/2 or fax: (853) 2835 6658.