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Travel by Ferry between Hong Kong and Macau



The Macau ferry catamaran docks at a port in Hong Kong.
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The ferry between Hong Kong and Macau is the only practical way to travel between the two sister SARs. Below is all the information you need to catch the ferry between Hong Kong and Macau.

Where to catch the ferry?

Ferries run from the Shun Tak in Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island and from the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) in Kowloon. First Ferry runs the operation from TST, and Turbojet runs ferries from Hong Kong Island. There are now additional ferries running to the Taipa ferry terminal that offer easier access to Macau's major casinos. See the bottom of the article for more details.

How often does the ferry run?

From Central: Every fifteen minutes from 07:00 until 24:00 with seven additional sailings throughout the night. During peak hours Turbojet lays on extra ferries to cope with demand.
From TST: Every thirty minutes from 07:00 until 24:00, and currently no additional night sailings.

What is the journey time?

To both Central and TST journey time is between 60-75 minutes, depending on sea conditions and the boat used.

How much does the ferry cost?

Central: economy class one-way HK$124 – economy class one-way night service HK$176
TST: Prices range depending on the day and the time between HK$133 - HK$175 – economy one-way.

Where can I buy tickets?

At the ferry terminals. Some hotels and, in Macau, casinos also offer ticketing options.
  • Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal: Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan
  • China Ferry Terminal: 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Should I book ahead?

With so many sailings there really is little need to book ahead from Hong Kong, and ferries are rarely full. Generally tickets can be bought for the next sailing, up to thirty minutes before departure. However, be aware that late evening and night sailings from Macau to Hong Kong can get full, and it’s advised to book your return on arrival in Macau, if you plan on a late return.

Are there ferries to the casinos?

Yes, aside from the routes above, there is now a regular connection to the Taipa ferry terminal. This is just a 10mins bus ride from the Cotai strip and all the major casinos, such as the Venetian and the City of Dreams Macau. You can find out more on our Cotaijet Ferry page.
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