Travelling to Macau from Hong Kong: Transportations and Latest Travel Measures

Travelling to Macau from Hong Kong: Transportations and Latest Travel Measures

Arrivals to Macau from Hong Kong no longer need to take any RAT / PCR tests before and undergo quarantine after landing. If you plan to visit there shortly, here are some notes of travelling to Macau from Hong Kong that you should have read before you go.

Macau’s Latest Epidemic Situation
Macau’s Latest anti-Epidemic Measures
Macau’s Measures for Travellers
Arrival from Macau to Hong Kong
Hong Kong-Macau Transportation
Macau’s Special Offers for Hong Kong Visitors

Macau’s Latest Epidemic Situation

The total number of people vaccinated in Macau reaches 98.7% of the population. Most social distancing measures are no longer existed, but there are still some guidelines to follow.

Macau’s Latest anti-Epidemic Measures

  • Everyone should wear a mask in public places.
  • Standing anti-epidemic supplies and over-the-counter drugs.
  • People who are asymptomatic generally do not need to be tested.
  • The Macau Health Code and temperature screening will not be needed.

Macau’s Travel Measures for Hong Kong Residents

Travellers arriving from mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan do not need to present any proof of COVID-19 testing since 8th January, 2023. The quarantine period and prior approval from the Macau health authorities will not be required for all nationals. However, travellers arriving from regions outside China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan would need a negative proof of a RAT or PCR test for COVID-19 within 48 hours.

Measures for travellers

  • All nationals do not need to obtain prior approval from the Macau health authorities.
  • No obligatory health declaration is needed.
  • No quarantine period is needed.
  • No presentation of any proof of COVID-19 testing is needed for China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan residents.
  • A negative proof of a RAT or PCR test within 48 hours for other foreign travellers.

Arrival from Macau to Hong Kong

Travellers who are aged three or older on the date of arrival would no longer need a negative RAT proof or a negative PCR test result started on 6th February. If persons from Macau have stayed in the mainland on the day of, or in the 7 days prior to, arrival at Hong Kong, will be required to present a negative PCR test done within 48 hours prior to entering Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong-Macau Transportation

Hong Kong residents can enter Macau in several ways, including by ferry, bus, or driving cars through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) under the HZMB Macau Port Park-and-Ride Scheme.

Ferry to Macau from Hong Kong

Ferry is the most common transport to travel to Macau from Hong Kong. There are two main ferry services for Hong Kong residents entering Macau: TurboJET and Cotai Water Jet.

Travellers may get aboard from Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan and from Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal / Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macau. Other terminal services are yet to resume during the initial phases.

Tickets can be bought either through their websites or on the 3/F Shun Tak Centre, or by using their apps. It would take around 55 to 65 minutes for the whole ride.

Ticket Offices
TurboJET: 3/F Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Cotai Water Jet: Shop 303B, Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Online Booking
TurboJET / Cotai Water Jet

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

08:00*

09:00*

10:00*

10:30

11:00*

12:30*

13:00

13:30*

14:00

14:30*

15:30*

16:00

17:30*#

18:00*#

21:00*#

07:30*

09:00

09:30*

11:00*

11:30

11:30*

12:30

12:30*

14:00*

15:00*

16:00*

15:30

17:30

17:30*#

19:30*#

22:30*#

Cotai Water Jet 09:30

13:00

15:00

16:00

19:00#

22:30#

11:00

14:30

16:30

17:30#

20:30#

23:59#

* Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal boarding, others are to/from Taipa Ferry Terminal.
# Night sailing

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

Bus to Macau from Hong Kong

Travellers might travel to Macau from Hong Kong by taking the HZM Bus or Hong Kong-Macau Express through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. 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 provides 6 – 20 rides every day to Macau from Hong Kong, while HZM Bus has 24/7 services. The fares are also different between the two:

Bus Fares Weekdays Weekends or Holidays
HZM Bus HK$65 – HK$70 (Adult) / HK$33 – HK$35 (Child / Elderly) HK$65 – HK$70 (Adult) / HK$33 – HK$35 (Child / Elderly)
Hong Kong-Macau Express HK$160 HK$180

Driving Your Own Car to Macau from Hong Kong

If you want to go on a road trip, you might also drive your car through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge under the HZMB Macau Port Park-and-Ride Scheme. Check out the details here.

Macau’s Special Offers for Hong Kong Visitors

To encourage visitors from Hong Kong to visit Macau, the Macau SAR Government Tourism Office is offering the “Macau Treat” from 13th January to 31st March, 2023. Hong Kong residents can get the “buy one, get one free” treat by buying ferry or bus tickets during the promotion period.

Hong Kong residents with a valid Hong Kong ID card who purchase an Economy Class ferry ticket to Macau and stay at least one night in Macau will be offered a complimentary return ticket. The offer is on a first-come, first-served basis while the quota lasts.

It should be noted that each Hong Kong resident can only take advantage of the offer once. Each transaction can have a maximum of four sets of tickets.

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Traveling to Macau from Hong Kong: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go to Macau from Hong Kong now?

Travellers who travel to Macau from China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan do not have to present any proof of COVID-19 testing, while those arriving from regions outside China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan would need a negative proof of a RAT or PCR test for COVID-19 within 48 hours.

How long do I have to be quarantined if I go to Macau?

No quarantine period is required for travellers from all nationals starting on 8th January, 2023.

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

The ferry ride to Macau from Hong Kong takes between 55 and 65 minutes, depending on which terminal is used.

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

The economy class ferry tickets are priced from HK$165 to HK$170 for day sailing and HK$200 for night sailing.

Is the bridge between Hong Kong and Macau open?

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

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