The public transportation connecting the Macao Peninsula and the two islands includes buses and taxis, available for local residents and tourists.
Public Bus Service
Public bus service in Macao is currently operated by three bus companies: Transportes Urbanos de Macau, S.A.R.L. (Transmac) and Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau, S.A. (TCM).
|Fare for normal bus routes||Fare for express bus routes|
|Holder of stored value card||MOP 3||MOP 4|
|Holder of student card||MOP 1.5||MOP 2|
|Holder of senior citizen card or disabilities registration card||Free|
- Express bus routes refer to those with route numbers marked with the letter “X”
- For holders of stored value card and student card which have been approved by the Transport Bureau (DSAT), when they take a second ride within 45 minutes after the start of their first ride, or, within 60 minutes when the first and second rides start, respectively, in the Macao peninsula and in the Coloane fare zone, or vice versa, they will be entitled to these fares:
1) If the fare of the first ride equals to or is higher than the fare of the second, then the second ride will be free.
2) If the fare of the first ride is lower than the fare of the second, then the fare difference will be charged at the start of the second ride.
The term “Coloane fare zone”, mentioned in no. 4 above, refers to the section between the south of Estrada de Flor de Lótus and Coloane, but not including the University of Macau campus.
Children who are under 1m tall and accompanied by adult ride for free.
There are 1600 valid taxi licenses in Macau, among those 100 are special taxi licenses.
Information for Drivers
Cross-border Land Routes
There are four land border passages between Macao and the Mainland located at Border Gate (Border Gate Checkpoint), artificial island of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Port (Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Checkpoint), Ponte Flor de Lotus Port (Cotai Frontier Checkpoint) and Zhuhai-Macao Cross-Border Industrial Park (Zhuhai-Macao Cross-Border Industrial Park Checkpoint).
- Border Gate Checkpoint
06:00 – 01:00 (next day)
- Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Checkpoint
08:00 – 22:00 (Zhuhai-Macao Migration Hall)
24 hours (Hong Kong-Macao Migration Hall and cross-border driveways)
- Cotai Frontier Checkpoint
08:00 – 20:00 (freight)
24 hours (passenger transport)
- Zhuhai-Macao Cross-Border Industrial Park Checkpoint
00:00 – 07:00 (For: Mainland workers, students and Macao residents, excluding cars and passenger vehicles.)
24 hours (For: industrial park pass holders.)
Cross-border Marine Transportation Services
The Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, Taipa Ferry Terminal, and Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal* provide cross-border transportation services for passengers travelling between Macao and Hong Kong and Mainland China. Scheduled passenger ferries to Hong Kong and Mainland China are operated by the Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management Limited; Yuet Tung Shipping Company; and Cotai Waterjets (Macau) Limited.
*The Wanzai boundary checkpoint in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, will resume customs clearance operations with effect from 23 January 2020. Macao’s Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal will also resume the ferry service between Macao and Wanzai on the same day. Details
Cross-border Helicopter Service
Helicopters are the most convenient way to travel between Macao and Hong Kong. A helicopter passenger transportation service was inaugurated in November 1990. Jointly operated by Helicopters Hong Kong and East Asia Airlines, the service has reduced the travelling time between Hong Kong and Macao to only 15 minutes. It operates from 10:00am to 11:00pm, with scheduled flights in each direction every 30 minutes. In addition, East Asia Airlines began operating daily passenger helicopter flights between Macao and Shenzhen in April 2002.
Three airlines were registered in Macao to provide flight services: Air Macau, Sky Shuttle and Macau Jet International.
Details of the fleets and routes they operate are as follows:
3 x Airbus A319,
9 x Airbus A320,
10 x Airbus A321
Shanghai (Pudong, Hongqiao), Beijing, Hangzhou,
Xiamen, Nanjing, Ningbo, Chengdu, Nanning, Hefei,
Chongqing, Taiyuan, Ningbo, Guiyang, Tianjin,
Changzhou, Qingdao, Shenyang, Wenzhou, Zhengzhou,
Taipei, Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Da Nang, Hanoi,
Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka.
|3 x Agusta AW139||Hong Kong, Shenzhen|
|Macau Jet International (Commercial Charter Services)||
1 x Falcon 2000LX
1 x Agusta AW139