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HONG KONG TO MACAU by Ferry or Bus via Sea Bridge Travel Guide 2019

HONG KONG TO MACAU BY FERRY OR BUS SEA BRIDGE TRAVEL GUIDE 2019

How to travel from Hong Kong to Macau by Ferry or Bus via Sea Bridge?


When traveling to Hong Kong, you can also include a to visit Macau in your Hong Kong itinerary. Getting to Macau from Hong Kong is so much easy and convenient. There are a plenty of boats departing from Hong Kong to Macau every day. And it takes only about an hour by ferry from Hong Kong to Macau. Usually. travelers can just go to the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, buy tickets and take one of the ferries sailing from Hong Kong to Macau every 15 or 30 minutes.

HONG KONG TO MACAU BY FERRY OR BUS SEA BRIDGE

However, there are times that ferries get fully booked, so I'll give you some tips on how to book your ferry tickets in advance.

If you're in Hong Kong and want to visit Macau, the most economical and convenient way to go to Macau is to take a ferry. You can find ferry terminals in Hong Kong at Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal near IFC Towers in Shun Tak Center on Hong Kong Island, at China Ferry Terminal at Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon Island, and at Hong Kong International Airport.

HONG KONG TO MACAU BY FERRY OR BUS SEA BRIDGE

Currently, there are two ferry operators you could choose from. One is the Cotai Water Jet and the other one is the TurboJet. I've tried both of them in my previous travels in Hong Kong and Macau, and they are both safe, fast, and convenient. Travel time from Hong Kong to Macau is about 1 hour and ferry ticket is around 1,000 pesos depending on your sailing day and time. I highly recommend that you book your ferry tickets in advance so you could easiyl and conveniently travel on your desired dates and time.

BOOK your Ferry Tickets from Hong Kong to Macau and Vice Versa:

What you need to note when taking the ferry is to know where it will arrive in Macau. There are two main ferry terminals in Macau. One is the Macau Outer Harbour Terminal which is nearer the Macau city center and the other one is the Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal which is near Macau International Airport and the big casinos in Macau.

HONG KONG MACAU TRAVEL GUIDE 2019HONG KONG MACAU TRAVEL GUIDE 2019

TRAVEL TIPS AND REMINDERS:

  • Weekends and night sailing are usually more expensive than weekday and day time sailing. Consider this when planning your trip.
  • Be sure to bring your passport with you. You need to clear immigration both in Hong Kong and Macau. Filipinos can enter Macau visa free and you can stay in Macau for not more than 30 days.
  • Boarding the ferry is quite simple. After getting your tickets, you just need to go through Hong Kong immigration at the ferry terminal and then go to the boarding area to wait for your sailing time.
  • Be at the ferry terminal one to 2 hours ahead of your sailing schedule. There are times that lines at the immigration could be quite long. Be sure to give ample time for this situation.
  • Upon arriving at the boarding area, be sure to approach one of the staff and show your ferry ticket. The staff will then give you your seat number. This is the best time to ask the staff where you want to sit.
  • If you have an iVenture Hong Kong and Macau Attractions Pass, you can get 15% off on Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets. For more details on this, please read my review on the iVenture Card.
  • Even if you booked your tickets online, you can also board an earlier ferry if you want after you have purchased your ticket with a specific sailing time. All you need to do is to ask the ferry operator about the seat availability. If there are available seats on an earlier time, they will allow you to board the ferry.
  • Also take note of the luggage restrictions. Each passenger is allowed to bring 1 piece hand carry luggage for free. Hand-carry luggage size should be 600mm x 200mm x 350mm and should weigh not more than 20 kgs. All luggage exceeding the limitation must be check-in. Standard size for checked-in luggage is 760mm x 560mm x 280mm within 40kgs. Note that luggage check-in service is available from 45 minutes up to 20 minutes before departure time.

HONG KONG TO MACAU BY FERRY OR BUS SEA BRIDGE

TurboJet Sailing Schedule


HONG KONG (SHEUNG WAN) TO MACAU (OUTER HARBOUR)

  • 07:00 - 23:59 - departures every 15 minutes
  • 00:30 /01:00 /01:30 / 02:30 / 04:15 / 06:00

MACAU (OUTER HARBOUR) TO HONG KONG (SHEUNG WAN)

  • 07:00 - 23:59 - departures every 15 minutes
  • 00:15 / 00:30 / 01:00 / 01:30 / 02:30/ 04:00 / 06:15

HONG KONG (SHEUNG WAN) TO MACAU (TAIPA)

  • 08:50 / 11:40 / 15:50 / 16:50 / 17:50

MACAU (TAIPA) TO HONG KONG (SHEUNG WAN)

  • 10:10 / 14:10

CotaiJet Sailing Schedule


HONG KONG (SHEUNG WAN) TO MACAU (TAIPA)


Hong Kong to Macau by Ferry
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MACAU (TAIPA) TO HONG KONG (SHEUNG WAN)


Macau to Hong Kong by Ferry
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HONG KONG (KOWLOON) TO MACAU (TAIPA)

  • 08:15 / 09:15 / 10:15 / 11:15 / 12:15 / 13:15

MACAU (TAIPA) TO HONG KONG (KOWLOON)

  • 10:45 / 11:45 / 16:45 / 17:45 / 18:45 / 19:45

HONG KONG AIPORT (HKIA) TO MACAU (TAIPA)

  • 10:15 / 12:15 / 14:15 / 16:15 / 19:00 / 21:00

MACAU (TAIPA) TO HONG KONG AIPORT (HKIA)

  • 07:15 / 07:55 / 08:45 / 09:55 / 10:15 / 11:55 / 13:55 / 15:55

NOTE: Sailing schedules are subject to change without prior notice.


Hong Kong to Macau by Bus via Sea Bridge


You can also travel to Macau by bus from Hong Kong. The sea bridge that connects Hong Kong and Macau just opened last October 2018. I haven't tried it but below is a video guide I found on YouTube.

This is a good choice if you're coming from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and you want to proceed directly to Macau. Note that HongKong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is in Lantau Island. If you're already in Hong Kong city center, you need to go to Lantau Island first to board the bus going to Macau. So, if you're already in Hong Kong City Center (Kowloon or Central areas), the best option is still taking the ferry from Hong Kong to Macau. The ferry terminals are much closer and convenient to go to.


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