Macau airport is a fast growing regional airport and host to an increasing number of budget carriers, including Viva Macau Airlines. The airport doesn’t currently have any services to the US or Europe, but it does have good connections to Thailand, Taiwan, China and other regional destinations. If you plan on flying in the region, the flights from here can be cheaper than from Hong Kong. While it’s expanding, the airport remains small, and you’ll find few of the services and luxuries found at Hong Kong’s award winning airport.
- Destinations: 30+
- Airlines: 10+
- Macau Airport Website
Arrivals and Departures
As the airport is all housed in a single small terminal, both departures and arrivals are swift. It generally takes no more than 10 minutes to clear immigration, although the increase in budget flights seems to mean more passengers and less immigration officials. It’s also worth noting that many airport officials and immigration officers don’t speak good English and it can cause difficulties. The airport is not fully twenty four hours and if you’re arriving on a late flight, generally after 10p.m., you’ll find just about everything shut.
Macau Airport Transport
Macau Airport is set on reclaimed land next to Taipa Island, making for a twenty minute ride to central Macau. There are a number of local buses serving Macau central and the Chinese border gate. You’ll also find bonded ferries to Hong Kong, which allows you to skip Macau immigration, and direct buses to China. Find out more in our guide to Macau Airport Transport.
Amenities and Facilities at Macau Airport
The airport is not quite fully twenty four hours and if you’re arriving on a late flight, after 10p.m., you’ll find just about everything shut. There are a number of ATMs and money exchange counters. Luggage storage is also available at the airport, priced at just MOP$20 per item, per day and open 24hrs
Restaurants at Macau Airport
The key advice here is eat before you reach the airport. There are only two dining outlets available, one before immigration and the other after, and both awful. While the Cantonese food can just (just) about pass muster, the Western style food is nothing short of a disaster.
Shops at Macau Airport
There are a handful of shops at Macau Airport, including Cartier, Burberry and a Duty Free shop.