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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 32 million in 2017.
For more travel details on Macao, please visit the Macao Tourism Board’s website.


Getting to Macao

By Air


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.


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.

By Sea


High-speed ferries to four locations in Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui, Sheung Wan, Tuen Mun 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.

Hong Kong

For details, please visit the websites of TurboJET,Cotai Strip CotaiJet.


For details, please visit the websites of TurboJET,Yuet Tung Shipping.

By Land

Shuttle Bus

The shuttle bus provides 24-hour service connecting Hong Kong and Macao ports with an average interval of 5 minutes during peak periods, 10-15 minutes during non-peak periods and 15-30 minutes during overnight periods.
For details, please visit the websites of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Shuttle Bus (Hong Kong) Company Limited.

Cross-boundary Coach

Cross-boundary coaches provide services between urban areas of Hong Kong and Macao with fixed pick up/drop-off points and fixed schedules.
For details, please visit the websites of One Bus Hong Kong Macau Limited  or Hong Kong Macau Express

Air-conditioned bus service

The Kee Kwan Motor Road Co. and China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd. operate a roundtrip air-conditioned bus service from major cities in Guangdong Province to Macao. The buses arrive at Gongbei Port in Zhuhai, from where you may go through the checkpoints at GongbeiPort and Border Gate to Macao.
For details, please visit the websites of Kee Kwan Motor Road Co. or China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd. 

Gateways information

Macao has three border checkpoints with Mainland China and Hong Kong: The Barrier Gate, The COTAI Frontier Post and The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Frontier Post at Macao Port.

The Barrier Gate

Opening hours: 6:00am to 1:00am of the next day

The COTAI Frontier Post

Opening hours: 24 hours

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Frontier Post at Macao Port

Opening hours: 24 hours
*8:00am to 10:00pm (Tourists from Zhuhai can travel to Macao via the Frontier Post on foot)
*10:00pm to 8:00am of the next day (Tourists from Zhuhai are allowed to enter Macao by taking vehicles with valid licenses and permits only)
For details, please visit the websites of Transport Information of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

Updated on: 11/01/2019



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)