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Getting to Macao

Getting to Macao

About Macao

Macao – located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China – adjoins the Mainland city of Zhuhai and lies some 60 kilometres to the west of Hong Kong. Macao comprises Macao Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane. Macao Peninsula is the hub of the territory and is connected to Taipa by three bridges. Several large international hotel resorts – with new supporting infrastructure – are located on the reclaimed land between Taipa and Coloane in the newly developed district known as Cotai Macao is currently positioning itself as the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure as it develops into a quality international tourist destination, the number of visitor arrivals exceeded 31 million in 2014.
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 Macao 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 three 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

Macao 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 Macao 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.


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 Macao.
For detailed visa requirements, please visit the website of Macao Immigration Services.

Useful Link

Information on Macao Environmental Issues.
http://www.dspa.gov.mo (available in Chinese and Portuguese only)