Traffic / Transport

Public Transportation

The public transportation connecting the Macao Peninsula and the two islands includes buses, taxis and Light Rapid Transit (LRT), 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
Cash MOP 6
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
  1. Express bus routes refer to those with route numbers marked with the letter “X”
  2. 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.
  3. 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.   
  4. For passengers paying by electronic payment method of the credit institutions of Macao SAR, which have been approved by the Transport Bureau (DSAT) enjoy the same bus fare as the abovementioned.
  5. Children who are under 1m tall and accompanied by adult ride for free.
  6. Bus routes which are being operated during festivals, sport events or special occasions are complimentary.

Public Bus Information Station

Taxis

There are 1600 valid taxi licenses in Macau, among those 100 are special taxi licenses.

Taxi Fare

Parking Meters

Location

Parking

Information of car parks

Parking fee

Information of parking spaces in car parks

Light Rapid Transit

Line Map

Tickets and fares

Information for Drivers

Driving exam application

Exchange to Macao driving license from foreign license

Car Park Information

Light Rapid Transit System

In order to cope with the need of the development of Macao, the SAR government foster the construction of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) System. The LRT System is a mass transport system with low-carbon emission and its green design, featuring convenience, environmentally-friendliness, and accessibility, which integrates the public transportation network and different modes of travel of the city, provides convenient, reliable, environmentally-friendly, and comfortable public transportation services.

Macao LRT system adopts fully automatic train control system to flexibly adjust the train runs so as to provide more efficient services. The system runs on electricity with zero-emission, rubber tires are used to travel on smooth concrete road to reduce noise, exerting little impact on its surroundings; the brake system of Macao LRT System uses regenerative braking technology in consideration of environmental-friendliness and energy efficiency from all sides.

The Taipa Line is the first line of the LRT System of Macao, which put into operation in 2019, with a total length of about 9.3km and a total of 11 stations. The Taipa line covers the main residential communities in the city centre in Taipa, Taipa old village and tourist area and links with the Taipa Ferry Terminal, Lotus Checkpoint and Macao International Airport, which are the 3 major sea, land and air ports of Macao.

Meanwhile, the SAR Government proceeds the construction of Barra Station and Seac Pai Van Line, as well as the consultation of the East Line of Macau LRT System. With the expansion of the LRT network, residents will be provided with more travel options in the future.

Inquiry

Address: Rua do Dr. Pedro José Lobo, n.º 1-3, Edf. Banco Luso Internacional, 26º andar, Macau
Office Contact: (853) 2881 3721 / 2881 3722 / 2881 3730
Hotline: (853) 8506 6171

Cross-border Traffic

Cross-border Land Routes

There are five land border passages between Macao and the Mainland located at Border Gate (Border Gate Checkpoint), Qingmao (Qingmao Checpoint) artificial island of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Port (Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Checkpoint), Hengqin-Macao Frontier Post (Checkpoint of Macao Port Zone of Hengqin Port) and Zhuhai-Macao Cross-Border Industrial Park (Zhuhai-Macao Cross-Border Industrial Park Checkpoint).

Office hours

  • Border Gate Checkpoint
    06:00 – 01:00 (next day)
  • Qingmao Checkpoint
    24 hours (For eligible residents of Mainland and Macao, details available in Chinese and Portuguese only)
  • 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)
  • Checkpoint of Macao Port Zone of Hengqin Port
    24 hours (Migration Hall)
    Temporary driveways:
    24 hours (passenger transport)
    08:00 – 20:00 (Vehicles conveying dangerous or hazardous chemical goods)
  • 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

Cross-border Marine Transportation Services are available at Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, Taipa Ferry Terminal and Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal, the ferry services provided by the abovementioned ferry terminals are shown as below:

Ferry TerminalService
Outer Harbour Ferry TerminalHong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal (Hong Kong)
China Ferry Terminal
SkyPier
Shekou Ferry Terminal, Shenzhen
Shenzhen Airport Fuyong Ferry Terminal
Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port
Taipa Ferry TerminalHong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal (Hong Kong)
China Ferry Terminal
SkyPier
Shekou Ferry Terminal, Shenzhen
Shenzhen Airport Fuyong Ferry Terminal
Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal (Humen, Dongguan)
Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port
Inner Harbour Ferry TerminalZhuhai Wanzai Port

In response to the continual situation of the novel coronavirus infection, and to tie in the government’s strategy to combat with the pandemic, ferry services plying between Macao and other regions may be suspended, or being reduced in frequency. The latest ferry service information is available at:

  1. “Macao Sailing” website;
  2. Scan the following QR codes to download “Macao Maritime Info” app for free, or search “Macao Maritime Info” on Google Play or App Store.

Cross-border Helicopter Service

Helicopters are the most convenient way to travel between Macao and Hong Kong, which travelling time is only 15 minutes. A helicopter passenger transportation service was inaugurated in November 1990. Operated by East Asia Airlines, the service operates from 10:00am to 11:00pm. In addition, East Asia Airlines began operating daily passenger helicopter flights between Macao and Shenzhen in April 2002.

Aviation Service

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:

Airline Fleet Destination
Air Macau

10 x Airbus A320,

12 x Airbus A321

Shanghai (Pudong, Hongqiao), Beijing(Capital, Daxing),
Hangzhou, Xiamen, Nanjing, Ningbo, Chengdu,
Nanning, Hefei, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Ningbo,
Guiyang, Tianjin, Changzhou, Qingdao, Shenyang,
Wenzhou, Zhengzhou, Jieyang, Nantong, Yiwu,
Taipei, Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Da Nang,
Hanoi, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka.

Sky Shuttle

(Helicopter service)

4 x Agusta AW139 Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Macau Jet International (Commercial Charter Services)

1 x Falcon 2000LX

Global destinations

Macau International Airport

The Macao International Airport is an international airport that serves the west of the Pearl River Delta, its operation, management and redevelopment is responsible by Macau International Airport Company (CAM) under a government concession until 2039. The key airport operations to various specialist service providers in order to ensure efficient running of the airport to international standards.

Table 1: Existing facilities of the airport

Runway Legnth 3,360 metres
Width including pavement 60 metres
Operation hours 24 hours
Types of aircrafts All types up to B747-400
Apron Stands 25
Business jet stands 15
Bridges 5
Passenger terminal Capacity 7.8 million per year
Area 59,500 square metres
Levels Arrivals/Departures/Mezzanine/Offices
Peak hours 2,300 passengers (one way)
Aircraft Maintenance HANGAR (B747 TAIL-IN) Hangar hall area 6,200 square metres
Business jet HANGAR Hangar hall area 8,000 square metres
Air cargo facility General facility 18,500 square metres
Macao Business Aviation Cener Area 1,200 square metres

Airport Expansion and Land Reclaim

The Macao International Airport mainly composed of the runway on reclaimed island, apron, passenger terminal and two taxiways that connect the reclaimed island and apron, some facilities appear saturated, thus a plan of expansion is needed, In July 2016, the Macao SAR Government approved the Macau International Airport Master Plan (the Master Plan), and in the “The Five-Year Development Plan of the Macao Special Administrative Region” announced in September 2016, phased development of the airport is made clear, so as to enhance the capacity of the airport, strengthen the role as door to the world of the airport, act as the bridge to the sky of residents and visitors. In the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, announced by the Central Government in 18 February 2019, one of the initiatives is to enhance the functions of the Macau International Airport, support the expansion of the airport and the development of the airport's business aviation.

The master plan aims at a capacity of 15 million passengers per year, undergo land reclamation and airport development in two adequate phases, upon completion of phase 1, the capacity will be increased to 11 million passengers per year, while the final phase has a capacity of 15 million passengers per year. The facilities being constructed in the two phases are shown in table 2.

Table 2. Airport facilities to be constructed

The First Phase Final Phase
  • Land reclamation of approx 149 hectares, total area of the airport is 323 hectares
  • Runway end safety area extension
  • Construction of two perpendicular taxiways
  • Construction of two passenger terminal with connection to Taipa Ferry Terminal
  • 41 stand (15 contact aircraft stands)
  • New general aviation area
    • Apron
    • Passenger terminal
    • Storage hangar and maintanance hangar
    • New aviation maintanance facility (hangar and apron)
  • Total area of the airport is 323 hectares
  • Expansion of new passenger terminal
  • 49 stands (18 contact aircraft stands)
  • Expansion of apron
  • Expansion general aviation apron