Just a hop, skip, and jump away from the S.A.R., Macau is the perfect destination for a fulfilling daytrip or quick getaway. Ferries, buses, or chopper: take your pick of transport. Make sure to check out our guide to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge while you’re at it!


BusesFrom HK$65.00~45 minutesHZMB Bus; Hong Kong-Macau Express; One Bus
FerriesFrom HK$160.00~60 minutesBook TurboJET or Cotai Water Jet via Klook
CarFrom HK$3,167.00~75 minutesBook via Klook
HelicopterFrom HK$4,300.00~15 minutesBook via Sky Shuttle website


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HZMB Shuttle Bus

Price from HK$65.00
~45 minutes
Official website

In search of the cheapest way to get from Hong Kong to Macau? Look no further than the HZMB Shuttle Bus. Nicknamed the Golden Bus, this shuttle service operates around the clock, with each ride along the eponymous Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge taking just 45 minutes. Each traveller is permitted to bring one suitcase no bigger than 30″ x 20″ x 13″ and no heavier than 20 kg.

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You can buy a ticket at passenger port ticket counters. A ticket costs HK$65.00 from the Hong Kong port. But if you’re travelling between midnight and 5:59 am, it’s HK$70.00. Keep in mind that the Boundary Crossing Facilities— where the bus stops are found— are on the outskirts of the cities, so you will need to use other bus services to get to the shuttle bus stops.

Hong Kong-Macau Express

Price from HK$160.00
~45 minutes
Book tickets online

The Hong Kong–Macau Express journeys from the Cross-Boundary Coach Terminus within Elements, which is inside Kowloon MTR and located near the West Kowloon Cultural District. You will need to change buses at Prince Edward (ChinaLink, Shop A, 695 Shanghai Street) before heading to Macau. Although Hong Kong–Macau Express covers more hotels (Grand Lisboa, MGM Macau, Sands, MGM Cotai, The Venetian Macao, Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel), each route will stop at only three of the hotels listed.

A newer express route runs from Prince Edward to Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau, stopping at Oceanus casino and the Grand Lisboa in between. However, it runs only twice a day from Hong Kong, at 10am and 4pm.

One Bus

Price from HK$160.00
~45 minutes
Book tickets online

The One Bus Company operates between Yau Ma Tei/Jordan (505 Canton Road) in Hong Kong to Macau, stopping at Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao. Their ticket booth is located at 535 Canton Road. To find the most updated timetable, make sure to check their official website.

Remember to collect paper tickets along with your online redemption number or QR code. You will not be allowed to board with online tickets alone.


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Price from HK$160.00
~60 minutes
Book tickets online

Whether you want to traverse to one of Hong Kong’s outlying islands or take a nostalgic trip in serene environs, there’s a ferry for every occasion.

Thanks to the high-speed TurboJET ferry, getting to Macau is a breeze. Vessels depart from the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan, which is located inside Shun Tak Centre and can also be reached from IFC by overhead bridge. The TurboJET docks at Macau’s Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal, giving you easy access to iconic attractions such as Senado Square and the Ruins of St Paul’s.

Cotai Water Jet

Price from HK$160.00
~60 minutes
Book tickets online

Another high-speed ferry operator is Cotai Water Jet. These catamarans also depart from the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, with routes offered on an hourly basis.

If you’re looking to hit casinos like the City of Dreams or perhaps take a peek at the A-Ma Cultural Village, the Cotai is the better pick because ferries dock close by at Taipa Ferry Terminal.


Private transfer

Price from HK$3,167.00
~75 minutes
Book via Klook

For a stress-free journey on your own schedule, there are private transfers available to Macau. Pickup points include the airport, as well as areas in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, with prices varying slightly. These packages are all-inclusive; highway tolls and tunnel charges are included in the price.

Your own vehicle

While it is possible to drive your own vehicle along the HZMB Bridge, drivers will have to apply for multiple documents since the trip involves traversing across distinct jurisdictions. Another option is the Park-and-Ride Scheme, which allows drivers to get to Macau via the bridge and park their car at the Macau Port.

Both options have been helpfully broken down in our HZMB Bridge guide.


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Sky Shuttle

Price from HK$4,300.00
~15 minutes
Official website

If you can only spare a quarter of an hour and intend to travel light, there’s always the luxury option: helicopter. Choppers operated by Sky Shuttle take off on Tuesdays and Fridays, with flights offered every few hours. The company allows one free in-cabin hand-carried baggage of up to 5 kgs, and one free check-in baggage of up to 7 kgs per passenger. Check the timetable here.