Hong Kong to Macau Transportation Guide: Ferries, Buses, and Helicopters

Hong Kong to Macau Transportation Guide: Ferries, Buses, and Helicopters

If you’re planning to visit Macau soon, here is some helpful information about travelling from Hong Kong to Macau. From what transportation means you could choose to the price and timetable, they are all covered in the blog post. These are some notes that will be really helpful for your upcoming trip. Take a look now! 🥸

Table of contents: Hong Kong to Macau transportation

Hong Kong to Macau transportation overview

If you’re a resident of Hong Kong, you’ve got a few options to enter Macau. You can hop on a ferry, take a bus, or even drive your car across the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) as part of the HZMB Macau Port Park-and-Ride Scheme. It’s pretty convenient!

Mode Price Time How to reserve tickets
Ferries From HK$175-HK$220 ~60 mins Klook: Book TurboJET or Cotai Water Jet
Buses From HK$160.00-HK$180 ~45 mins Klook: Hong Kong-Macau Express; Eternal East Bus Cross-border Express; HZMB Bus
Car From HK$3,167.00 ~75 mins Klook: Private City Transfers
Helicopter From HK$4,300.00 ~15 mins Sky Shuttle website

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Ferry from Hong Kong to Macau

When it comes to the means of transportation to Macau, ferries are the most common way to travel to Macau from Hong Kong. It takes around 55 to 65 minutes to get to Macau from Hong Kong.

Note that there are 2 main ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau: TurboJET and Cotai Water Jet.

Macau-Hong Kong ferry price overview

Fares (Economy Class) Weekdays Weekends and holidays Night sailing
TurboJET HK$160 HK$175 HK$200
Cotai Water Jet HK$160 HK$175 HK$200

Macau-Hong Kong ferry schedule

Sailing schedule Hong Kong to Macau Macau to Hong Kong
TurboJET 07:30
































Cotai Water Jet 09:30














  • Timeslots marked with * require boarding at the Macau Outer Harbour Ferry. All other trips board at Taipa Ferry Terminal.
  • Timeslots marked with # indicate “night sailing” with different pricing.

Where can I board the Macau ferry?

Travellers can board from the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan or from the Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal / Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macau.

Where to get the Macau-Hong Kong ferry tickets?

Tickets can be purchased either through their user-friendly websites, by conveniently using their apps, or in person at the 3/F Shun Tak Centre.

Ferry company Ticket office location Online booking
TurboJET 3/F Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong https://www.turbojet.com.hk/en/
Cotai Water Jet Shop 303B, Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong https://ticketing.cotaiwaterjet.com/cwjbooking/#/index

Bus from Hong Kong to Macau

Travellers have the option to travel to Macau from Hong Kong using either the friendly HZM Bus or the convenient Hong Kong-Macau Express via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

The Hong Kong-Macau Express offers 6 – 20 rides daily from Hong Kong to Macau, while the HZM Bus operates 24/7. The fares for each option are as follows:

  HZM Bus Hong Kong-Macau Express Eternal East Bus Cross-Border Express
Weekdays HK$65 – HK$70 (Adult) / HK$33 – HK$35 (Child / Elderly) HK$160 HK$160
Weekends or Holidays HK$65 – HK$70 (Adult) / HK$33 – HK$35 (Child / Elderly) HK$180 HK$180
Ticket Reservation HZMB Bus Hong Kong-Macau Express Eternal East Bus Cross-Border Express

By taking the Hong Kong-Macau Express, passengers may choose some casinos / hotels as destinations or starting points. They include:

  • MGM Cotai
  • The Venetian Macao
  • Galaxy Hotel
  • MGM Macau
  • Grand Lisboa Macau
  • Sands Macau
  • Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau
  • Jai Alai Oceanus

Hong Kong-Macau Express

The Hong Kong–Macau Express departs from the Cross-Boundary Coach Terminus inside Elements, which is conveniently located within Kowloon MTR and near the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Eternal East Bus Cross-Border Express

Enjoy a smooth trip to Macau with their comfortable bus service. Their buses will take you across the bridge to your destination.

Eternal East Bus Cross-border Express has convenient pickup locations in Hong Kong, including popular malls in Kwun Tong (APM), Diamond Hill (Plaza Hollywood), and Kwai Fong (Metroplaza).

Their buses have large bay windows, offering great views during the journey. They can accommodate up to 52 passengers, with enough space for their luggage and handbags.

You can enjoy a hassle-free trip with their online booking system. Just choose your pickup and drop-off points, complete the payment, and within 2 days, you will receive a confirmation and e-ticket. Simply scan the ticket and get on the bus 15 minutes before departure. Then you are ready for your exciting adventure!

HZMB Shuttle Bus

Looking for the cheapest way to travel from Hong Kong to Macau? Try the HZMB Shuttle Bus, also known as the Golden Bus. It runs 24/7 and takes only 45 minutes to cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.

Remember, each passenger can bring one suitcase that is no larger than 30″ x 20″ x 13″ and weighs no more than 20 kg. So, check your luggage size before booking!

You can purchase tickets at the ticket counters in the passenger port. A ticket from the Hong Kong port costs HK$65.00, but if you’re travelling between midnight and 5:59 am, it’s HK$70.00.

Keep in mind that the bus stops, known as Boundary Crossing Facilities, are located on the outskirts of the cities, so you’ll need to use other bus services to reach the shuttle bus stops.

Helicopter from Hong Kong to Macau

I think not many people have the opportunity to take a helicopter, but if you are looking for something unique, a helicopter ride could be a wonderful experience. It takes only 15 minutes for the trip, and it costs HK$4,300.

The Choppers operated by Sky Shuttle are available for takeoff on Tuesdays and Fridays, with flights every few hours. You can bring one free in-cabin hand-carried bag weighing up to 5 kilogrammes and one free check-in bag weighing up to 7 kilogrammes per passenger.

You can find the timetable below:

Hong Kong → Macau       Macau → Hong Kong      
10:30 14:30 17:30 21:00 10:00 14:00 17:00 20:30
11:30 15:00 18:00# 22:00 11:00 14:30 17:30# 21:30
12:00 15:30 18:30 22:59 11:30 15:00 18:00 22:30
12:30 16:00 19:00   12:00 15:30 18:30  
13:00 16:30 19:30   12:30 16:00 19:00  
14:00 17:00 20:00   13:30 16:30 19:30  

Note that tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance and can be purchased up to 28 days in advance.

Driving from Hong Kong to Macau

If you’re planning a road trip, you can also consider driving your car across the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge as part of the HZMB Macau Port Park-and-Ride Scheme. With such a scheme, you can get to Macau via the bridge and park your car at the Macau Port. You can find more information here.

It is also possible to drive your own vehicle along the HZMB Bridge, but drivers will have to apply for multiple documents since the trip involves traversing across distinct jurisdictions.

Frequently Asked Questions: Hong Kong to Macau transportation

How long is the ferry ride to Macau from Hong Kong?

The ferry ride from Hong Kong to Macau takes about 1 hour, depending on the terminal used.

How much is the ferry ticket from Hong Kong to Macau?

Economy-class ferry tickets range from HK$165 to HK$170 for day sailing and HK$200 for night sailing.

Is it necessary to book ferry tickets in advance?

There is no need to book in advance, as ferries are usually not full outside of peak hours. Extra services are scheduled during peak hours if there is high demand.

Is the bridge between Hong Kong and Macau open?

The 55-kilometre-long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) is open, and travellers can take a ride by driving cars under the HZMB Macau Port Park-and-Ride Scheme or by bus.

How long does it take to get from Hong Kong to Macau?

The helicopter journey takes 15 minutes, while the ferry takes 45 or 55 minutes, depending on the type and weather.

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