Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal

Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal

Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
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The area
Neighborhood: Sheung Wan
Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
How to get there
  • Sheung Wan • 4 min walk
  • Hong Kong • 10 min walk
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J Steiner
Hong Kong, China201 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I have been here 8 times in 20 years.

Here are the consistent characteristics throughout the years - crowded, dirty, noisy and rude staff/customers. Getting on the Ferry is a mild improvement. Taking the helicopter is a much better experience.
Written September 25, 2020
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia5,805 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The terminal is relatively easy to locate and has great train access. But you have to be careful getting a ticket. There are two companies.
They have direct services to Macau and longer services that call in at other isalnds so get the Express.
You will need you passport for access. Hong Kong side is easy if you have an e passport. Macu side you must fill in the paper forms. Don't get these mixed up with the forms you filled out entering Hong Kong originally. leave them in you hotel safe as you will need that to exist Hong Kong.
Trip was comfortable and about 60 min long. You have an allocated seat so be early and ask for a window seat. Ferry has food etc.
Macau end has a Starbucks and a McDonalds not much else.
When you arrive in macau if you have not booked a tour then you can do it at the terminal. You will probably be approached.
We used the Tinkei International Travel company. $500 for two of us for a tour which could be 6 hours depending on your requests. Only way to see the place well.
Written January 7, 2024
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Ynnam
Port de Sant Miguel, Spain11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal is not hard to find. It is located near the Central Station.
The process of getting the ferry ride to Macau is very easy, make sure you line in the ticket window that points to Macau destination.
Buy your ticket. It is advisable to buy a round trip ticket because it will save you time lining up at ticket window on your return to Hong Kong.

After you receive your ticket, you will be guided to the boarding terminal by the ferry station crew.
This includes clearing with customs and immigrations.
Keep your immigration ticket that you received and secure it your self.

The ferry ride to Macau is almost an hour..
Written January 12, 2021
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jenkle89
Hendaye, France415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
When arriving at the ferry terminal take your time and dont be rushed through by people selling you tickets as we did. We were sold tickets to Macau Taipa instead of Macau outer harbour ferry terminal. Luckily enough if you do arrive in Taipa it is possible to get a free shuttle bus to Macau. We chose one of the casino buses and walked to our hotel from the casino without too much trouble. The trip over to Macau lasts just an hour and was pretty smooth.
Written January 26, 2020
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is the major transport hub between Hong Kong and Macau. Although chaotic in some sense, the ferry pier offers reliable and convenient trips at a reasonable price. Location is prime and unbeatable.
Written February 10, 2023
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Bill H
Ravenshoe, Australia83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
The Macau Ferry terminal is about 10 minutes walk down from the Star Ferry & other Island terminals. It is a pleasant enough walk along the harbour edge and very easy to identify as the HK to Macau terminal.

Once inside the complex in which the terminal offices are based, follow the signs to the Ticketing Office. If undecided which ferry agent to use, Turbo Jet is a comfortable, safe and efficient option. Cost for an economy ticket (in April 2013) was $171HK going to Macau & $165HK for the return trip. Its easy just to buy a single return ticket at Macau once you have decided your return time. The tickets are available at a ticket booth or through one of the auto-e-ticket dispensers using a VISA card. You can purchase either an Economy or a Business Class equivalent - The business class serves you a snack on the way over ( trip time about 1 hour), although Economy Class can purchase snacks from the cabin staff as they move about the decks. The Economy seats are quite comfortable set on a 3-4-3 structure across the floor.

NOTE: Remember & take note of the departure time ( written on your ticket) as this will determine which departure gate you need to head towards.

After collecting your ticket go through Passport Control & fill in a Departure Card before you enter the queue.- The Macau area is a separate administrative zone so travel to there is treated similarly to an international trip.

Once through passport control head to the departure gate for the carrier & time slot identified on your ticket. When checking in you will be given a small sticker on your ticket, which is your seat allocation.

Boarding ( & disembarking) is the real trial period - some passengers will be taking luggage for an overnight (or longer stay) so my recommendation is that with seat allocations completed, wait back and let the rush go ahead & board in a more leisurely mode. - BE AWARE the depending on the waters, walking along the gangplank can be hazardous unless you have comfortable and preferably flat soled footwear.

Once on board you will find your seat & can enjoy the trip across. Those who score a window seat can maximise this opportunity for some departure and arrival photo shots.

The trip is smooth and comfortable, the seating on the ferry is fully enclosed from the elements . Safety audio & video presentation is clear and comparable with all sea travel presentations.

Upon arrival at Macau, the standard passport check with the arrival documents are processed before you exit into the waiting line of Tour Operators, Casino Coach pick-ups etc.

NOTE: There are DUTY restrictions going into & out of Macau. The limits are communicated on the in-house screens, but possibly worth it to pre-check these limits, especially if purchasing or intending to purchase liquor & cigarettes.

Upon the decision to return, it is the same process: purchase a ticket, go through passport control, go to the departure gate (for the time and carrier as stipulated on your ticket), board, settle back and enjoy the return trip.

I just did a self-walk tour of Macau - once away from the Casino foreshore & found it very easy to walk around & enjoy the architecture of Macau. The comfort of the boat trip was very rewarding after a day of walking.
Written April 21, 2013
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sherllanera
roxas city1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013
I wonder how much is the latest fare of ferry from macau to hong kong.
My fiance and I have a tour package but it only covers one way trip from hk to macau.
Is It better to purchase ferry ticket from our travel Agency ahead of time or is it a lil pricey?our trip is on june 2014.
What Is the best time to travel back to hk after our 1 day macau tour?
Thank You so much!
Written April 24, 2014
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tonofbasel
Zurich, Switzerland14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
The ferry ride itself was completly fine don't get me wrong. The WIFI on the boat is a great touch as well.

However we were shocked and appauled at the setup in the Macau Ferry Terminal when it came to selling tickets. We read reviews on here basically saying we shouldn't buy a return ticket in advance as you would then be tied to that time and if you want to spend longer in Macau you would need to buy a completly new ticket.

We took this to heart and after spending a great day in Macau we walked over to the Ferry Terminal around 10 in the evening to pick up tickets. When we got there we were completly shocked to find that the tickets for the next available ferry would be at 3 in the morning! All tickets had been sold out till then. While we looked at the sign about 5 or so disgusting touts came up to us offering us tickets for any ferry we wanted at quadruple the price.

What seems to happen is these touts just buy up all the ferry tickets for the prime time ferries and then when desperate people want to get home they pounce. It was completly shocking to see this while the Macau Ferry staff simply watched all this go on.

So despite advice on here if you are thinking of going for a day in Macau and want to leave in the evening, buy a return ticket in advance unless you want to hang around casinos until 3 in the morning like we did.
Written October 12, 2014
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Petar K
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
It was hard to find any guide about the new bridge crossing. Its very easy, conecting lantau island hong kong airport to macau and zhuhai. One way ticket 65 hkd app 8 usd. There are many local busses and taxi to take you from there. My wife has sea sickness so i avoid ferry. Much faster thou. 30-40 min. Ferry is 70 min. If starting from macau just get free pblic bus from both taipa or macau terminal to bridgegate. If you start from HK its just opposite asia world expo or hkia, you can get there by taxi or as many as 20 different public busses.
Written October 27, 2018
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Sanjoy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
We landed at Hong Kong Airport around 7 AM from India. We wanted to go to Macau directly without entering Hong Kong. There is a ferry terminal in the International airport from where you can take a direct ferry to Macau Contai Strip. This is very smart way to reach Macau because you need not do the passport control at Hong Kong. Once you land in Hong Kong you follow the Signage and reach the Ferry Terminal for Macau. There once you buy your ferry ticket they will take care of your Checked in Luggage from the airlines. You need not handle the checked in luggage of your airlines. You will receive the checked in luggage at the Macau Ferry Terminal one you reach Macau. We found this system very efficient and helpful.
Written April 17, 2014
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