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Macau Getting Around
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The territory has its own airline, Air Macau (NX) (website: www.airmacau.com.mo)


There are many daily harbour tours in Chinese Junks between the Inner and Outer harbours with a journey time of 30 minutes. Tours depart from Pier 1 and cost MOP10 - children under 12 years travel free.


Traffic drives on the left hand side.

There are 2 bridges: 1 to Taipa Island, and a bridge carrying a 4-lane highway from the international airport to the Macau–China border at Zhuhai.


Bus Services operate frequently around Macau and to the islands and the fare on all routes around the island is MOP 2.5. The airport bus from Macau costs MOP 6.

Car hire

Available through several car hire companies. Drivers must be over 21 years Passports may be required and a credit card for a deposit.

Chauffeur-driven limousines are available.

Documentation : An International Driving Permit is required.


Most taxis in Macau are black with a cream-coloured top, however some are all-yellow radio taxis. The fare is MOP 10 for the first 1,500 metres travelled, then MOP 1 per 200 metres. There is a surcharge of MOP 2 between Taipa and Colôane and MOP 5 between Macau and Colôane. From the airport, a surcharge of MOP 5 is added and each item of luggage is MOP 3.

Rickshaws and pedicabs (bicycles with a 2-seater section at the back) are also available for hire. The Hotel Lisboa   and the ferry terminal are the 2 main pick-up locations. Prices should be agreed in advance of the trip. It is worth remembering that several of the attractions in Macau are situated on hilltops, beyond the reach of even the strongest-legged pedicab driver.

Bicycles can be hired on Taipa Island and cost approximately MOP 20 per hour and these cannot be taken to the mainland.
Useful travel links
AA route planner directions and maps within Macau