Hong Kong to Macau Transportation

Between Hong Kong to Macau, the direct transportation means could be helicopter transport, ship transport and jetfoil transport. It is really convenient and swift for travelers’ traveling between these two cities, with the straight-line distance of about 60 kilometers (37.3 miles).

Helicopter Transport / Shy Shuttle: the Swiftest but the Most Expensive Choice

Helicopter transport is the most swift and convenient mean for transportation between Hong Kong and Macau. The length of the time for a journey is only 15 minutes. The helicopter transport is operated by East Asia Airlines Limited and Helicopters Hong Kong Limited.


Service time: The Helicopter departs every 30 minutes from 09:00 to 23:00. There are additional services on designated holidays. Passengers should arrive at the passenger lounge at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
Departure and arrival places: the aprons at Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal in Macau (澳门外港客运码头) and Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Shun Tak Center, Hong Kong (香港信德中心港澳客运码头)
Tel: (853)2872 7288 (Macau) and (852)2108 9898 (Hong Kong): Passenger can book a ticket via these telephone numbers.
Approximate ticket fare:

(Prices are in HKD / MOP per person)(Prices are in RMB per person)

Total Price
Total Price
Hong Kong to Macau2,900Hong Kong to Macau2,700
Macau to Hong Kong2,900Macau to Hong Kong2,700
Peak Days Surcharge200Peak Days Surcharge200


  • Peak day surcharge is needed in Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Hong Kong/Macau public Holidays and designated holidays.
  • Passengers can book the helicopter tickets as early as 28 days in advance.

Ship Transport: the Most Popular and the Most Economical Choice

The length of time for a journey by ship between Hong Kong and Macau is about 50 minutes, which is much longer than that taking a helicopter. However, the ticket fare is much cheaper than taking a helicopter.
Service time and departure interval (both in Hong Kong and Macau): The ship departs every 15 minutes from 07:00 to 00:00, and then departs at: 00:30, 01:00, 01:30, 02:30, 04:00, 04:45 and 06:00.

Departure and arrival places in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal 港澳码头
Service time: 24 hours (daily)
It is in Shun Tak Center (信德中心). For passengers in Hong Kong International Airport: 1) take the airport express (departing every 10 minutes from 05:50 to 00:48) to Hong Kong Station (香港站), and then take a taxi to the terminal, and the whole journey coasts about HKD 120. 2) Take bus A11 (departing every 15 minutes from 05:50 to 00:48) to the terminal, which costs about HKD 18. 3) Take a taxi from the airport to the terminal, which costs about 375 HK$.

China Ferry Terminal (中国客运码头)
Service time: 07:00–22:30 (daily)
It is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (九龙尖沙咀).

Departure and arrival places in Macau

Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal (澳门外港码头)
Service time: 24 hours

Where to Buy Ticket

Ticket Offices in Hong Kong

  • Floor 3, Shun Tak Center, 200 Connaught Road, Central, Shangwan 上环干诺道中200号信德中心三楼
  • China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀中国客运码头
  • China Travel Service’ branches in Hong Kong and Kowloon 中旅社港九各分社

Ticket Offices in Macau

  • The Departure Hall in Floor 2, New Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal (新港澳码头二楼离境大堂)
  • Hotel Lisboa 葡京酒店
  • The Arrival Hall in Macau International Airport (澳门国际机场的机场入境大堂)

Approximate Ticket Fares

There are two kinds of ticket fares, for day sailing and night sailing.

Day Sailing (07:00–17:59)

Hong Kong→Macau

From Mon. to Fri.Weekends and Public Holidays
Common SeatHKD 133HKD 148
Luxury SeatHKD 238HKD 253
Macau→Hong Kong
Common SeatMOP 130MOP 155
Luxury SeatMop 245MOP 260

Night Sailing (18:00–06:00 or 18:00–22:30)

Hong Kong→Macau

From Mon. to Fri.Weekends and Public Holidays
Common Seat

HKD 168HKD 168
Luxury SeatHKD 268HKD 268
Macau→Hong Kong
Common SeatMOP 175MOP 175
Luxury SeatMOP 275MOP 275

Jetfoil Transport: the Luxurious and Comfortable Choice

Passenger also can take a jetfoil: a five-star Premier Jetfoil with exclusive and luxurious services of superb quality coming and going among Macau, Hong Kong and Hong Kong International Airport, and the length of the time for each route is about 55 minutes. The newest five-star Premier Jetfoil is equipped with the latest LED lighting system, top- quality Samsung onboard entertainment system, VIP Cabin which comes with a self-controlled air conditioning and lighting system and free WiFi service. Passengers of VIP Cabin can use the online meal reservation service, reserving on www.turbojetbooking.com 24 hours prior to sailing time for specified meal choice. Check out the detailed information for jetfoil (including departure interval, places for embarkation and disembarkation, where to buy a ticket and the ticket prices).

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Questions and Answers About Hong Kong to Macau Transportation

Caroline Mallari 2014-01-07
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Hi I want to know what''s the best to take from hongkong to Macau? Ferry or train en how long it will take? Thanks
Dear Caroline, The best way is to take a boat from Hong Kong Macau Terminal to Macau. It is available from 6:30 am to 22:00 pm, it sets off every half an hour. It takes about one hour. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-01-07
Louise 2013-10-31
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Hi, I''m staying in Macau but would like to visit Guangzhou before travelling to Hong Kong. What is the best mode of travel and is it necessary to book tickets in advance? Thank you.

You can go through Zhuhai. Express bus or bullet train is available from Zhuhai to Guangzhou.

Guangzhou to Hong Kong is convenient, as train is available. You can book train tickets online 15 days before departure date.

Carol Wang replied on 2013-11-01
Alex 2013-01-18
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Hi there, I want to know if there is any ferry from Hong Kong to Busan korea, Thanks Alex
Dear Alex, There is no ferry from Hong Kong to Busan, you could take a flight to get there. Here is an useful website for checking the flights and price. Please click: http://www.flychina.com/ Lussie Lu replied on 2013-01-20
Tony McDermott 2013-01-15
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Hi there, I''m looking at flying into Guangzhou, what is best way to Hong kong, ThanksTony
Dear Sir or Madam, It is easy to take a train from Guangzhou east railway station to Hong Kong. You could buy the ticket at the station, it takes about 2 hours and it costs about US$31 per person. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-01-15
Darren 2012-12-04
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hi....Can i know is there any ferry service to travel from HKIA to Zhuhai port at saturday night about 9.30pm?

Hi Darren, there is no ferry at that time. The last ferry from HKIA to Zhuhai departs at 20:00.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-12-05
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