Macau (Outer Harbour) ferries connect Macau with Hong Kong & China with crossings available to Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong Airport & Tuen Mun (in Hong Kong) & Shenzhen Airport & Shenzhen (in China). Macau (Outer Harbour) Ferry crossings are operated by TurboJet & Cotai Water Jet and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 131 ferry crossings daily.
There are up to 131 ferry crossings daily from Macau (Outer Harbour) with sailing durations starting from 40 minutes. Our Macau (Outer Harbour) ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Macau borders the city of Zhuhai on the south east coast of China. The port serves passengers with ferry routes to other areas of China, though predominantly it is used to transport passengers to Hong Kong. There are around 77 crossings per day to Hong Kong, typically lasting just under an hour.
With a population of just over 650,000 living in an area of 30.5 km2, Macau lies in the most densely populated region in the world. Macau has recently been dubbed as the ‘Las Vegas of China’ due to the abundance of extravagant casinos making it a haven of gambling and glamour. It differs, however, from Las Vegas in its class and diversity; being a Portuguese colony for several hundred years, there is a mix of Asian and Western European culture that is unique to the city.
Away from the casinos and restaurants, plenty of history can be enjoyed around the city. St Paul’s ruins are a must-see whilst in the area, especially for a change of scenery from the tall buildings and buzzing streets. For an even greater change in landscape, head to Old Taipa Village for a chance to spend time with the local people and learn about their traditional faith and values.
Macau is dense enough that the majority of the major attractions are found in the city centre, therefore are generally within walking distance of each other. For transport to the ferry terminal, there is a bus service that stops directly outside the port, though the lack of English spoken can make it hard for visitors to negotiate with the driver. It may be best advised for tourists to get a taxi on their first visit.
Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal
If you need to spend a night at or near Macau ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Macau Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!