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Getting to Macao


Macao is the logical choice of destination due to its geographical location, its regional choice of destination for Asian travelers and its connection with the Pan-Pearl River Delta Area. Added to this is the fact that Macao is an historical gateway to Mainland China and South East Asia, all of whom share a common human interest in environmental issues and the desire and willingness to find solutions to problems that are shared by the World – climate change and global warming.
Macao's economy is based upon the tourism and service. Macao has for many years been a popular destination for Asian tourists, the number of visitor arrivals exceeded 28 million in 2012.
For more travel details on Macao, please visit the Macao Tourism Board's website.

Getting to Macao

By Air

Helicopters – Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited (Sky Shuttle) provides services connecting the Macau and Hong Kong Ferry Terminals. Flight duration is only 16 minutes.
For details, please visit Sky Shuttle’s website.

Aircrafts – The Macao International Airport offers direct or connecting flights to several destinations in the region, and other parts of the world.
For flight details, please visit the Macao International Airport’s website.

By Sea

High-speed ferries to four locations in Hong Kong (Tsimshatsui, Sheung Wan and Hong Kong International Airport) depart every 15 – 30 minutes and travel time is approximately 60 minutes. There are also services to and from Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Jiangmen.

For Hong Kong ferry services, please visit the websites of TurboJET, Cotai Strip CotaiJet.
For Shenzhen services, please visit the website of TurboJET or Yuet Tung Shipping.
For Guangzhou services, please contact TurboJET.
For Jiangmen services, please contact Yuet Tung Shipping.

By Land

Macau has two border checkpoints with Mainland China: the Barrier Gate and the COTAI Frontier Post. The Barrier Gate operates from 7:00 AM to midnight. The COTAI Frontier Post at the Taipa-Coloane Reclaimed Area operates from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
The Kee Kwan Motor Road Co. offers an air-conditioned bus service between Macau and major cities in the Guangdong province from 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Buses depart from the bus stop near the Master Hotel (at the end of Av. Almeida Ribeiro and Rua das Lorchas). Tel: (853) 2893 3888.

Visas

All visitors to Macao must hold a passport or a valid travel document. Please note that the validity of these documents must not be less than 30 days since the day you enter Macau.
For detailed visa requirements, please visit the website of Macao Immigration Services.

Useful Links

Information on Macao Environmental Issues.
http://www.dspa.gov.mo/english
Accommodation
http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/info/accommodation.php
Arts and Entertainment
http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/discovering/entertainment.php
Dinning
http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/discovering/dining.php
Discovering Macau
http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/discovering/sightseeing.php
Places to Go
http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/discovering/suggested_tour.php
Shopping
http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/discovering/shopping.php
What's On
http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/redir.php?m=v& n=6& p=6
Transport
http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/info/transport.php