Sail across to Macau!
Home to glitzy casinos, great food and historical remnants of its colonial past, it’s no wonder Macau is a popular holiday destination! The best part? It’s just a ferry ride away from Hong Kong.
There are two main Macau ferry operators from Hong Kong – TurboJet and CotaiJet. In this article we break down the nitty gritties of ferry travel so all you need to do is prepare to enjoy your next holiday in Macau!
TurboJet or CotaiJet?
Choosing between TurboJet and CotaiJet depends on where you are heading to in Macau!
If you’re visiting Macau for the first time, we recommend TurboJet as it docks at Macau’s Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal within close proximity to the city center. Major attractions like Macau Tower, Senado Square and the Ruins of St Paul’s are also found on this side of Macau.
If you’re heading to the latest casinos and hotels like The Venetian, Hard Rock Cafe and the Parisian Macao (Eiffel Tower Hotel), take CotaiJet. The ferry docks at Taipa Ferry Terminal, just 5 minutes away from the City of Dreams!
TurboJet Macau ferry shuttles between Sheung Wan Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong and Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal daily. Ferries run every 15 minutes from 7am to 12am. Although not as frequent, TurboJet also runs late night ferry services in both directions.
It’ll take you approximately 55 minutes to get from Sheung Wan to Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal located in the heart of Macau city! Step off the ferry and you’ll be close to all major casinos and hotels like the Lisboa and MGM.
Prices for TurboJet are the same for adult and child, but differ depending on the time of day the ferry is taken, or whether it is a weekday or weekend/public holiday.
If you plan on heading to Macau from Hong Kong for the weekend, i.e. depart from Hong Kong on Friday night and depart from Macau night on Sunday, opt for the Weekday/Weekend ticket roundtrip ticket to have more flexibility over your time there!
Klook your Turbojet tickets and skip the long lines at the ticketing counter. Get instant confirmation when you book! Just flash your mobile voucher at the Beng Seng Travel Counter in Shun Tak Centre and redeem it for the next available ferry!
Redemption Counter: Beng Seng Travel, Shop 310-312, Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 1:00am
Heading to Taipa to visit The Venetian or The City of Dreams? The Cotai Water Jet runs from Hong Kong Sheung Wan Ferry Terminal to Taipa, the area of Macau home to some of the city’s most popular casinos and hotels!
Board the ferry in Hong Kong and arrive in Taipa in about 1 hours time!
The prices for CotaiJet are the same for adult and child. They differ depending on the time of day the ferry is taken, or whether it is a weekday or weekend/public holiday.
Klook your CotaiJet tickets and skip the long lines at the ticketing counter. Plus, get instant confirmation when you book! Just flash your mobile voucher at the Beng Seng Travel Counter in Shun Tak Centre and redeem it for the next available ferry!
Getting Around Macau
By Airport Transfer
For those making their way to Macau Airport, you can book a hassle-free journey with an airport transfer from any point in Macau including major hotels and ferry terminals!
Taxis are available outside the arrivals zone at both the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal and at Taipa Ferry Terminal. They start at US$2.11(HKD17) for the first 1.6 km, and increases by US$0.25(MOP2) every 260m henceforth.
By Shuttle Bus
Most major hotels runs a free shuttle bus services from the ferry piers. Check with your hotel to see whether they run a shuttle bus service, and from which ferry pier(s). Simply head down to the Shuttle Bus terminal and look for your bus!
All bus routes within the city are US$0.40 (HKD3.20), whereas buses in Taipa are at US$0.52(HKD4.20).
Getting to the Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan Hong Kong:
Sheng Wan Ferry Terminal is located at Exit D of Sheung Wan MTR station. (Island Line, in between the Central and Sai Ying Pun MTR Stations)
Get ready to explore Asia’s Vegas!
Now that you’re all ready to head to Macau, check out ideas on how to spend a day in Macau in our guide to Macau here. From going casino-hopping to munching on some of the best egg tarts ever, you won’t regret stepping onto this island!
Be sure to Klook yourself a travel WiFi so that you can stay connected wherever you are.
P.S. If you’re planning to visit both Hong Kong and Macau, you’ll be glad to know that the Klook WiFi works in both cities!