Macau Transportation by Ferry

Macau Transportation by Ferry mainly introduces the main terminals in Macau and the ferry schedule from the mainland and Hong Kong, which can guide you to get Macau by ferry from the mainland and Hong Kong. What’s more, it is very interesting to take a ferry tour to get to Macau and visitors can enjoy the picturesque view of Macau from a ship.

Major Terminals in Macau

Macau, also known as Macao, is a special administrative region of China. Thanks to its unique location surrounded by the sea on three sides, this small island has many ships to the ports in Hong Kong and a number of ports in Shenzhen. There are three ferry terminals providing schedule ferry services to Shenzhen (Shekou Port, Fu Yong Ferry Terminal in Shenzhen Airport) and Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui, Sheung Wan, HK Airport).

Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal

Tel: +0853-87907039 
Location: Porto Exterior, Sé, Macau, China
The Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal(外港客运码头), also known as the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal, Macau Ferry Terminal or Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier in Chinese (港澳码头), is a ferry terminal located at Porto Exterior, Sé, Macau, China. The pier was formerly located near present-day Oceanus Casino, ex-New Yaohan Store on Avenida da Amizade. In 1993, the terminal was relocated to its present location. A new terminal was completed in 2007 for the convenience of travelers of Macau International Airport near Taipa.

Taipa Ferry Terminal

Location: Estrada de Pac On, Taipa, Macau
Tel: +0853-28850595 
The Taipa Ferry Terminal (凼仔客运码头) is located in Taipa, Macau. The Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal(凼仔临时客运码头) was located a few meters north of the Macau International Airport. It was mainly served by Cotai Jet for services from the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier, Hong Kong in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong and the Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is now closed. The ferry terminal had two berths for hydrofoil and one for ferries, and served as a port of entry into Macau, with there being passport control desks – separated into those for Macau residents, Visitors(including Hong Kong identity card holders and Mainland China visitors) and Diplomats. There was also a visa-on-arrival application office for those who require a visa to enter Macau but had not applied prior to arriving at the ferry terminal. After that, behind the exit, was a customs zone.

Hong Kong – Macau Ferry Terminal

Location: 3/F Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan
Tel: +0852-25475265 
The Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal is a ferry terminal and heliport, centrally located in Hong Kong. It is also known as the Macau Ferry Terminal, the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier or the Shun Tak Heliport, and has an ICAO code of VHSS. The terminal is one of the several in Hong Kong that provide ferry services to Macau and cities in southern China. Scheduled helicopter service is provided to Macau, with charter services to other regional destinations. The terminal is located in Sheung Wan, immediately to the west of Hong Kong’s main business district, on the north shore of Hong Kong Island. It is connected to the territory’s Mass Transit Railway, and well served by other forms of public transport. The terminal forms part of the Shun Tak Centre, a commercial and transport complex.

Famous Ferry Operators to Macau


TurboJet Macau ferry shuttles between Sheung Wan Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong and Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal run every 15 minutes from 7:00-12:00 in the morning. What’s more, TurboJet also provides the late night ferry service in both directions. In general, it takes about 55 minutes to get from Sheung Wan to Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal located in the downtown of Macau. When you get off the ferry, you can easily get to the major casinos and hotels in Macau, such as Hotel LisboaMGM.

If you come to Macau for the first time, TurboJet is your best choice as it docks at the Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal, which is near to the downtown of Macau. Of course, you can enjoy the famous attractions, such as Macau Tower, Senado Square and the Ruins of St Paul’s.


The Cotai Water Jet runs from Hong Kong Sheung Wan Ferry Terminal to Taipa, which is the home to the most popular casinos and popular hotels. It is very convenient to get to Taipa from Hong Kong, which only takes about 1 hour. If your purpose is the popular casinos and hotels, like Venetian Macao, The Rocks Hotel and Parisian Macau and the City of Dreams, CotaiJet will be your best choice.

Major Cities to Macau by Ferry

Hong Kong- Macau

Sailing Schedule

Hong Kong(Sheung Wan)>Macau(Outer Harbor Terminal)

Macau(Outer Harbor Terminal)>Hong Kong(Sheung Wan)

07:00 – 23:59 (departures every 20-30 minutes)*

07:00 – 23:59 (departures every 20-30 minutes)*

01:00, 02:00, 04:30 00:30, 02:00, 03:00, 06:15

Day Sailing: departure every 20 minutes; Evening sailing: departure every 30 minutes
Passengers with valid ticket can choose to standby for either Kowloon/Tuen Mun bound sailings in the waiting hall of Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal. This service is only applicable to regular fare tickets and subject to seat availability (service not available for departure from Hong Kong to Macau).


  HK (Sheung Wan)>Macau Macau>HK(Sheung Wan)
  Super Class($) Economy Class Super Class Economy Class
Day Sailing(Weekdays) 346 171 335 160
Day Sailing(Weekends & Holidays) 371 186 360 175
Night Sailing(Weekdays, Weekends & Holidays) 391 211 380 200

Note: The above information is only for reference. If you have any problems, please contact us.


The Shenzhen Macau ferry route connects China with Macau. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, TurboJet. The crossing operates up to 12 times each day with sailing duration from around 1 hour. Shenzhen Macau sailing duration and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

From To Departure Time
Shekou Ferry Terminal Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal TurboJet:
08:00, 08:45, 09:45, 10:30, 11:30, 13:45, 14:45, 15:40, 17:45,
16:40, 18:00 (Weekends and Holiday Only), 18:45, 19:45
Taipa Ferry Terminal TurboJet:
09:15, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 16:00, 19:00, 21:00
(Weekends and Holidays Only:13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30)
Fuyong Ferry Terminal Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal Shenzhen Airport:
08:15, 09:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 18:00
TurboJet: 09:00, 12:00, 15:00, 16:30
Taipa Ferry Terminal Shenzhen Airport: 17:00
TurboJet: 10:30, 13:30, 18:00, 19:30