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Getting around by air

Macau International Airport

Located on Taipa Island, Macau International Airport is only 20 minutes from the city centre. It has frequent services to destinations including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo.

Transport Options


Macau is linked directly to Hong Kong International Airport by TurboJet, which has eight ferries operating between 10am and 10pm. It costs MOP$254/196/140 per adult/child/infant and takes 70 minutes. However, please note that this ferry service is for transit passengers only. It is not applicable to passengers originating in Hong Kong.

Hotel Pick-Up Service

If you are flying into Macau, ask your hotel if it has a pick-up service – many midrange and all luxury hotels do.


A taxi from the airport to the town centre should cost about MOP$60, plus a surcharge of MOP$5. Large bags cost an extra MOP$3.


Take buses 21 and 26 from the airport to Coloane. Bus 21 goes from the airport to A-Ma Temple.

The airport bus AP1 (MOP$4.20) leaves the airport and zips around Taipa before heading to the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal and the border gate. The bus stops at a number of major hotels en route and departs every five to 12 minutes from 6.30am to midnight.

Other services run to Praça de Ferreira do Amaral (MT1 and MT2).


Travel to Macau by helicopter is a viable option and is becoming increasingly popular for residents and visitors alike. Sky Shuttle runs a 15-minute helicopter shuttle service between Macau and Hong Kong (HK$4300, tax included) with daily flights leaving every half-hour between 9am and 11pm. Flights arrive and depart in Macau from the roof of the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal. In Hong Kong, departures are from the helipad atop the ferry pier that is linked to Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan.

Sky Shuttle also has a helicopter shuttle linking Macau with Shēnzhèn six times a day from 10.15am to 7.45pm (11.45am to 8.30pm from Shēnzhèn) for HK$5900. The trip takes about 15 minutes.