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Macau Airport, Macau Transportation, Macau Travel Guide By Sea

Hong Kong has two facilities for Macau-bound travelers. The main sea terminal and heliport are located in Shun Tak Center, on the waterfront West of the Central District on Hong Kong Island. It stands over the Sheung Wan station of the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) and adjoins a terminus for public buses and minibuses from many parts of Hong Kong, including the A2 Airbus from the airport. The terminal has passenger wharves and helipad, booking offices for current and advance sailings and flights.

By Air

Helicopter: East Asia Airlines and Helicopters Hong Kong Limited share aircraft between the helipads on the Macau and Hong Kong Ferry terminals. Each flight takes only approximately 16 minutes. Macau to Hong Kong service operates from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every half an hour, and the Hong Kong to Macau service operates from 9:30 a.m. to 10:59 p.m. Ticket fares from Hong Kong to Macau are HK$1,268 off-peak days and HK$1,477 peak days including taxes; from Macau to Hong Kong MOP/HK$1,205 off-peak days and MOP/HK$1,414 peak days including taxes.

Airplanes: The Macau International Airport (MFM) is situated at the heart of the Asia-Pacific rim, a region destined to be the busiest in the world. Built on Taipa Island with the runway on reclaimed land, the airport operates 24 hours a day and has a 3,360 dual approach runway, a passenger terminal, an air cargo terminal, a general aviation terminal, a maintenance hangar, catering building, car parks and fuel installations. Macau International Airport is linked by scheduled air services to Bangkok, Manila, Pyongyang, cities in Taiwan and major Chinese destinations, including Beijing, Chengdu, Macau, Fuzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Sanya, Shanghai, Xiamen and Xian. All major hotels provide pick-up service that can be booked in advance or arranged on arrival. Taxis are air-conditioned and inexpensive. They are freely available at the airport. A surcharge of five patacas is charged. Each piece of luggage carried in the trunk costs three patacas. The Airport bus (AP1) is available just outside the terminal. These buses cross the city and stop at the major hotels.

By Taxis

There are plenty of taxis in the city. The charge is MOP$10.00 from flag fall to the first 1.5 km. Then you pay MOP$1 per 200 metres. There is a MOP$3.00 surcharge for each piece of luggage carried in the trunk. There is no surcharge between Macau and Taipa Island, but between Taipa and Coloane, a MOP$2.00 surcharge applies. There is a MOP$5.00 surcharge from Macau to Coloane.

By Pedicab

The Pedicab is a unique and romantic means of transportation, typical in Asia. However due to the development of many cities, it has disappeared from most of them. You can still find them in Macau and besides the exotic trip you will have the opportunity of a more direct contact with the city. Main locations for catching a cycle-rickshaw are: outside the Macau Ferry Terminal and opposite the main door of the Lisboa Hotel. They usually charge MOP$70.00 for 20 minutes, MOP$90.00 for 30 minutes and MOP$150.00 for an hour ride. You should agree on the price before starting your trip.

By Bicycle

If you are in the mood for a pleasant trip around the green islands, you can hire a bicycle for about MOP$20.00/hr in Taipa Island (Rua Ferno Mendes Pinto, next to the Building of the General Office for Civil & Municipal Affairs Taipa Office).

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