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Boat Travel

A wide variety of vessels sail the 60 kilometres (37 mile) distance between Macau and Hong Kong, including:


More than 100 scheduled sailings operate each way throughout the day, while jetfoils operate round the clock. Passengers are recommended to be at the terminals at least 30 minutes before the departure time in order to complete immigration formalities, and there is always a standby queue for a prior boat for passengers who appear unexpectedly early.

Jetfoils depart every 15 minutes from 7.00 am and every 30 minutes between 5.30 pm and 4.00 am with a travel time of 55 minutes.

Turbocat services take one hour. Catamaran services take 1 hour 10 minutes. For further details, please contact First Ferry Macau (telephone number: 2131 8181, e-mail: ferry_ideas@nwff.com.hk).

Tickets to Hong Kong can be purchased in Macau up to 7 days in advance. For travel from Hong Kong to Macau, jetfoil and jumbocat tickets can be purchased up to 28 days in advance. A computerised booking system is available from Hong Kong MTR Travel Service Centres in the MTR stations of Admiralty, Mongkok, Tsim Shat Sui, Central, Causeway Bay, Tseun Wan and Kowloon Bay.

Telephone bookings for jetfoil services can be made by holders of Diners Club, American Express, MasterCard and Visa (telephone number: (+852) 2859 6596), further information can be acquired from the Far East Hydrofoil Company Ltd (telephone number: (+852) 2859 3351 or 790 7039 (in Macau).

The baggage allowance is 10 kilograms per person on the high-speed ferries and, in general, is restricted to hand-carried items. Tour operators can arrange luggage-handling if required and Porters are available for heavy luggage.

There are also turbojet and ferry services to Fu Yong ferry terminal in Shenzhen, China with a travel time of 1 hour.  

Car Travel

The crossing point into China is via the Barrier Gate (Portas de Cerco) and is open 7.30 am to 12.00 am daily. Buses run frequently to and from this point from 8.00 am to 6.30 pm with a journey time of 2 hours 30 minutes.