During the Autumn of 2018 the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge (HZMB) opened providing land based travel between Macau and Hong Kong for the first time. Now, visitors are able to travel between the two sister SAR cities by way of cross boundary buses, registered commercial vehicles as well as the Golden Shuttle Bus which affordably carries passengers between the Hong Kong and Macau Port buildings (where you clear immigration on both sides).
The Golden Shuttle cost is (HK$65 from HK to Macau and MOP$65 from Macau to Hong Kong). Tickets are purchased at the Golden Shuttle ticketing counters or the self-ticketing machines at both Ports and can be purchased by way of cash, credit card or HK based Octopus card if you have enough credits loaded. If paying with cash, you can use HKD on the Hong Kong side and HKD or MOP on the Macau side. The price remains $65 regardless of which currency you use.
The shuttle bus operates like any normal shuttle. You are issued a ticket and queue up after clearing immigration on both sides. Passengers follow the into the golden coloured shuttle buses. There are several bus models both single and double deck models and they depart usually every 10-15 minutes, 24 hours a day.
Seats are comfortable, some buses have better leg space than others, something that may be an issue with very tall people. However, this is also the case with local buses in both Macau and Hong Kong in general so you may already know what to expect. There is luggage storage under the golden shuttles as well, making it convenient for those using this service to travel between Macau and the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) which is a short bus or taxi ride from the Hong Kong Port building.
The journey between Hong Kong and Macau is around 45 minutes on the Golden shuttle. Allowing for time to clear immigration and await shuttle departure, you can expect total transportation time of around 70-75 minutes in all, meaning we now have lower cost and quicker travel and much greater frequency of journeys compared to the days when ferry travel was the only convenient way to go between the two cities.