In this article, we’ll look at how to get a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau, examining the three piers in Hong Kong where the ferries depart from and the two main firms that provide transportation between Hong Kong and Macau.
How to get from Hong Kong to Macau
Just an hour’s drive from Hong Kong is the city of Macau, China’s mega-resort and gambling center, which also has interesting historical sites. First of all, tourists are attracted to Macau by its large casinos and hotels. This is the new gambling capital of the world.
In Macau there are 5 of the 10 largest casinos in the world. In addition, there is much to see in Macau, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in San Ma Lo and the Guia Fortress are popular with tourists.
Getting to Macau by ferry is the most popular way to travel between Hong Kong and Macau. It’s convenient, reasonably fast, and of course, it’s the cheapest way. There are two piers in Hong Kong from which you can get to Macau. You can also get to Macau from the airport.
Macau: How to get from China Ferry Terminal Pier
Address: 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Getting there: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui, exit A1. When you exit the subway, walk along Haiphong Rd. and turn right at Canton Rd. The pier will be a little farther on the left side of the road.
The China Ferry Terminal pier is located in the Chimsache district, about one kilometer north of the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminal. To get to the pier, you can walk to Harbour City Mall or take a cab to the address 33 Canton Road.
Macau: How to get from Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal Pier
Address: Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan
Getting there: MTR Sheung Wan, Exit D.
The Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal pier is located near the IFC Towers in Shun Tak Centre on Hong Kong Island. The landmarks are the Star Ferry Terminal and IFC Mall.
Main Hong Kong-Macau carriers
Macau is a popular tourist destination just from Hong Kong. There are two main ferry operators to Macau from Hong Kong: TurboJet and CotaiJet. They can take a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau within one hour.
Hong Kong-Macau ferries of two firms depart from each pier. Over the past few years, almost half of the Hong Kong-Macau ferries have stopped operating, so I advise you to choose one of these two.
Macau: how to get on the TurboJet
The TurboJet ferry to Macau from Hong Kong runs weekdays and weekends from the piers every 15 minutes. This Hong Kong-Macau ferry only runs to the Macau Ferry Terminal.
The Hong Kong-Macau TurboJet ferries have a travel time of about 55 minutes. They depart from the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal pier. They arrive in Macau in the area where the biggest casinos and hotels such as Lisboa and MGM are located.
TurboJet prices are the same for adults and children, but vary depending on time of day and weekdays/weekends.
TurboJet Service Prices
For some reason, the prices back from Macau are lower than there. Apparently, there are more people who want to go to Macau than back 🙂
Day (weekdays): HK$170 to HK$162 (return)
Day (weekends and holidays): HK$190 – HK$180 (return)
Overnight (every day): HK$220-HK$209 (return)
Getting from Hong Kong to Macau: CotaiJet
The CotaiJet ferry from Hong Kong to Macau arrives at Taipa, one of Macau’s islands. Thus, the CotaiJet to Macau may be more convenient for those visiting Macau hotels located on Taipa Island. The travel time of the Hong Kong-Macau CotaiJet ferry is about the same as the TurboJet – one hour. The CotaiJet ferry interval from Hong Kong to Macau is every 30 minutes, starting at 6:30 am.
CotaiJet Service prices
Day (weekdays): HK$172 to HK$165 (return).
Day (weekends and holidays): HK$194 – HK$184 (return)
Overnight (every day): HK$225 – HK$205 (return)
Sky Pier – Macau – Hong Kong Airport Ferry
The third ferry pier offering connections from Hong Kong to Macau is located directly at Hong Kong International Airport and is named Sky Pier.
The address is Hong Kong International Airport, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong.
These are not all the ways of getting from Hong Kong to Macau. But these are the most popular ones. You can also take a helicopter from Hong Kong to Macau. But about this way you can read in next articles.