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taxi fare

do taxis only accept MOP? is HKD accepted?

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1. Re: taxi fare

Yes using HKD no problem. You may get change in MOP though.

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2. Re: taxi fare

We usually use HKD for taxis. They will try to give you HKD in change as suggested by Happyfeet. Just be ready for MOP change though if they don't have HKD. You can spend it on the next taxi or for dinner.

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3. Re: taxi fare

Taxis in Macau? As far as i am concern there isn't much taxis in Macau. There are but very limited and usually i see people queuing for ages to wait for a taxi.

One of the best method of travelling in Macau is by taking those casino shuttle buses. They are free and very frequent.

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4. Re: taxi fare

>> As far as i am concern there isn't much taxis in Macau. <<

That is not true. I have used taxi in Macau many times. How easy to get a taxi, now... that depends. There are times and places that empty taxis are not easy to get. I will agree with that.

Casino shuttle buses - good if they go where you want to go ("from" and "to). They are not tour buses. Their purpose is to bring patrons into casinos, not taking them to sight-see.

My brothers and sister sometimes stay at New Century Hotel (north end of Taipa). When they go to The Venetian, they take New Century's hotel shuttle to Macau main ferry terminal, then transfer to the Venetian shuttle to Venetian. Instead of taxi. Takes over an hour. Saving MOP 30 or something. For 2 to 3 people. My head shaking.

Singapore, Singapore
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5. Re: taxi fare

I really hope its easy to get an taxi in macau.. I plan to rely on taxi completely and no shuttle bus.. Wanna minimize walking for my elderly mom..

Will it be easier to get a cab at touristy place like Ah Ma Temple, Senado square, ferry terminal and Taipa village? Is there any taxi stand or I can wait at the road side?

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6. Re: taxi fare

Ah Ma Temple may be okay.

Senado Square can be a challenge - too many people.

Ferry Terminal may be okay.

Taipa Village... will depend

Taxi stand: only at ferry terminal or major hotels. Not in many places.

Temerloh, Malaysia
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7. Re: taxi fare

the taxi fares in macau,are they expensive?

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8. Re: taxi fare

Depends on what you mean expensive. Compared to London, Tokyo and NYC... they are very affordable. Compared to Manila, they are more expensive.

Temerloh, Malaysia
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9. Re: taxi fare

I've been to London and the transports were quite pricey for me.. But thank God there's tube reachable to every places. I'm worried because there's no tube/metro in Macau. I've read about the free shuttle casino bus. Could you please explain it to me? Thank you.

Edited: 1:08 am, June 25, 2014
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10. Re: taxi fare

You really don't need to worry. Macau is tiny, inconceivably small compared to London. There really is no need for a Tube like metro system. Mind you there is a MRT project in the works and Macau will have a light rail system in the next few years.

A large number of Macau attractions are in the historic city centre, which is very much walkable. If you want to go over to Cotai Strip you can take one of the shuttle buses that link certain hotels together, a taxi or public bus. From the ferry terminals and airport, all major hotels have shuttle service to bring you out to the hotel.

When you arrive, make sure to pick up the Macau maps provided by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), this will help you walk and navigate your way around.

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