When calling for a taxi, it is important that you give yourself plenty of time to get to where you want to go. The taxi dispatchers speak little English. When hailing or queuing for a taxi, try to know the name of your location or nearby landmark in Cantonese. A good idea (if you have been to the place before) is to take a picture on your mobile of a nearby landmark. A picture speaks 1,000 words!Cab fares start at $13 Mop and most cab rides in Taipa shouldn’t cost you more than $30 Mop. A cab ride to Macau or Coloane will be in the range of $40-70 Mop, depending on where you’re going. If you’re going to or from the airport, expect to pay a surcharge of about $5Mop per suitcase.
The two types of taxis in Macau are:
Black Taxi +853 2893 9939
Yellow Taxi +853 2851 9519
There are two public bus companies, TCM and TransMacau. Although this is a convenient way to get around the buses are getting fuller and fuller. They operate from 7.00am to midnight (then switch to limited night services)… however make sure you have the exact change or pick up a bus card from Circle-K or 7-Eleven convenience stores.
www.cityguide.gov.mo / www.transmac.com.mo
THE easiest way to figure out how to get from A to B in Macau is the good ol’ Google Maps. It has the full bus schedule and you can even ask for the best walking or driving directions… or the fastest bus routes!
Ferries to/from Macau
TurboJet provides high speed ferry service from the Macau Ferry Terminal (Outer Harbour) to the Hong Kong Ferry Terminal (Sheung Wan), Hong Kong International Airport, Kowloon (China Ferry Terminal) and Shenzhen International Airport. There is parking for those with cars.
Sailing Schedules & Pricing – www.turbojet.com.hk
CotaiJet also provides high speed ferry service from the Macau Ferry Terminal (Outer Harbour) and the Taipa Ferry Terminal to the Hong Kong Ferry Terminal (Sheung Wan), Hong Kong International Airport and Kowloon (China Ferry Terminal). Somewhat less frequent than the TurboJet
Sailing Schedules & Pricing – www.cotaijet.com.mo
You can do direct ferries from Macau to the airport so you don’t need to transit through HK… but checking your bags all the way through will depend on what airline you are flying – check HK Intl Airport Website for the list of lucky airlines.