Traveling from Hong Kong to Macau is easy. The distance between the two SARs (Special Administrative Regions) is 60 km. With lack of a bridge between the two islands (although coming soon!), travelers are left with two option: ferry or helicopter. Flying is faster but a ferry is more economical. Here is a quick look on how to travel from Hong Kong to Macau using a ferry.

The ferry terminal to Macau

There are 4 ferry terminals in Hong Kong offering travel destination to Macau.

Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal

Address: Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.

How to get there: bus, minibus, taxi

Operating hours: 24 hours

Sailing schedules:

China Ferry Terminal

Address: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

How to get there: MTR, bus, minibus, taxi

Operating hours: 7 p.m. – 1030 p.m.

Sailing schedule: Turbojet at China Ferry Terminal

Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal

Address: Tuen Mun, Hog Kong

How to get there: MTR, bus, minibus, taxi

Operating hours: 7 am – 10 pm

Sailing schedule: Turbojet at Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal

SkyPier Terminal in Hong Kong International Airport.

Address: Chek Lap Kok, New Territories.

Transfer passengers only, must stay airside.

Operating hours: 1015 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Website: Hong Kong International airport

Sailing schedule: Cotai Water Jet


However, TurboJET mostly disembark in Macau Outer Harbor while the Cotai Water Jet destination being Macau Taipa ferry terminal in Taipa Island (Cotai Strip). Macau is the best destination for those looking for good hotels and restaurants. The Cotai Strip is popular for its casinos.


Night travel timetable

For night travel, Hong Kong Macau ferry terminal is the most frequent route. Here, the ferry departs every fifteen minutes staring at 07:00 to 23:59. There are extra sailing throughout the night. During peak season and hours TurboJET brings more ferries to cope with the demand.

Where to get the ferry tickets

You can get tickets from all the ferry terminals. Some hotels and casinos in Hong Kong and Macau offer ticket options. There are ample ferries so no rush to book ferry tickets ahead. However, there is a surge of travelers on Friday and Saturday nights so it’s advisable to book the ticket in advance. This is especially when there is a major event e.g. Macau Grand Prix.

Tickets price range between classes, time of travel and day of travel. Weekdays Economy classes are the cheapest with night VIP class ticket most expensive. There is also a slight variation in the cost of travel to and from Macau, with the return ticket being cheaper.

Are there discounted tickets? Yes. Both TurboJET and Cotai Water Jets have special promotions time to time, but with restrictions. For instance, the discounts go to certain class, or those who traveled using a specific airline or if it’s your birthday month.


Good news is that the Hong Kong –Zhuhai –Macao Bridge is under construction and expected to complete and open in the coming year or two. This will significantly cut the cost and time (45 minutes) taken to travel to and from Macau.


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