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Transportation in Macau Travel


Macau International Airport

Favorably located on the Pearl River Delta, Macau International Airport has rapidly grown into an important hub for the transport of passengers and international cargo since it commenced operation in November 1995. It is the only airport in Macao Special Administrative Region in the People's Republic of China. This airport is a common transfer point for passengers traveling between China and Taiwan, as well as a passenger hub for destinations in mainland China and Southeast Asia. It is an important bridge between the Pearl River Delta of China and the world. Currently there are scheduled flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Gaoxiong and some inland Chinese cities such as Beijing, Chengdu, Haikou, and Xiamen.

Distance to city center: 9.5 km

Transportation to city center:


Airport bus

The most convenient way to travel to your hotel is to take any one of the many comfortable and complimentary shuttle buses from the airport. Walk toward the north exit of the airport and walk out into the parking lot, where you will find a number of shuttle buses waiting for you. Buses depart every 15-20 minutes between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm. If you are not sure which one you should aboard, just ask for help from the information desk at the airport.



The first 1,600 meters cost MOP 17, and then it charges MOP 2 for each 260 meters afterwards. For every 1 minute waiting time which the taxi is hired but not in motion at passenger's request will be charged for MOP 2. And each piece of baggage transported in the baggage compartment at passenger's request costs MOP 3.


Railway Stations

Macau does not have a railway station or rail lines. But it is not far from Zhuhai Railway Station, which is just across Gongbei Port. Passengers from Mainland China can arrive there; pass the border to reach the city. The railway station has been connected with many cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, and Guilin.



There are three ferry terminals providing schedule ferry services to Shenzhen (Shekou Port, Fu Yong Ferry Terminal in Shenzhen Airport) and Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui, Sheung Wan, HK Airport).


Macau Marine Ferry Terminal

Macau Marine Ferry Terminal, also known as Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal, New Macau Ferry Terminal and Terminal Marítimo do Porto Exterior in Portuguese, is located in Porto Exterior, east coast of Macau Peninsula, near the reservoir on Avenida da Amizade. It is the principle ferry terminal of the city. Many hotels have free shuttle buses waiting at the bus terminus outside the ferry terminal. It can be reached by city bus API, 10, 10A, 10B and 12 from Barrer Gare to Gongbei Custom, Macau Airport, Macau Tower and other places in the city.


Macau Inner Harbor Ferry Terminal

Located in the west coast of Macau Peninsula near A Ma Temple, Macau Inner Harbor is an old dock area mainly dealing with cargo, fishing and inland waterway shipping. Now it has ferry to Wan Zai Pier of Zhuhai every half an hour from 8:30 - 11:30, 13:30 - 16:30.


Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal

Located on the north side of Taipa Island, Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal has a short distance from the Macau Airport and is currently solely served by Cotai jet. The Venetain has free shuttle bus to this terminal and it can also be reached from Colpane by city bus 21, 26, Praça de Ferreira do Amaral by MT1 and MT2, from Border Gate of Gongbei by AP1. Most of the buses are available at Macau Ferry Terminal too. Ferry to Shenzhen and Hong Kong are both available here.

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