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Transportation Info for ASP-DAC2016

1. Bus Information

The buses that can reach Holiday Inn Sands Cotai Central are shown below:
1) From Macau International Airport

2) From Macau Ferry Terminal

3) From Taipa Ferry Terminal

4) From Macao Border

2. Complementary Shuttle Bus of Sands Cotai Central

Like most hotels, Sands Cotai Central operates its own fleet of complimentary shuttle bus service between the hotel, the ferry terminals, Macau International Airport and Chinese mainland Border Gate. Below are the schedules.

Boarding Destination Time Frequency
Macau International Airport Sands Cotai Central 10:00 -22:30 15-20 minutes
Macau Ferry Terminal Sands Cotai Central 09:00-00:00 5-15 minutes
Taipa Ferry Terminal Sands Cotai Central 07:30-01:00 5-15 minutes
Taipa Ferry Terminal Sands Cotai Central Overnight: 01:20-01:40 / 02:20-02:40 5-15 minutes
Border Gate Sands Cotai Central 09:00-01:00 10-15 minutes
Sands Cotai Central Macau International Airport 10:00 -22:30 15-20 minutes
Sands Cotai Central Macau Ferry Terminal 09:30-00:00 5-15 minutes
Sands Cotai Central Taipa Ferry Terminal 06:35 / 07:25-22:35 / 23:05-23:35 10-15 minutes
Sands Cotai Central Taipa Ferry Terminal Overnight: 00:05-00:35 / 02:05-02:35 15 minutes
Sands Cotai Central Border Gate 09:30-00:30 10-15 minutes

3. Taxi Fares

Taxis in Macau are air-conditioned, licensed and inexpensive metered taxis.

Type Fare (MOP) Extra Fee (MOP)
First 1600m 17.00 -
Every 260m 2.00  
Charge for Waiting per minute 2.00 -
Baggage per piece 3.00 -
Taipa to Coloane - 2.00
Macau to Coloane - 5.00
Boarding at Airport - 5.00

4. Transportation

Transportation By Air

Tourists can use the Macau International Airport for travelling to several destinations in the region on direct flights or catch connecting flights to different parts of Asia, Europe or America. The airport is located on Taipa Island and is 15 minutes away from the Macau Ferry Terminal, 20 minutes from the Border Gate and only 10 minutes away from the COTAI Frontier Post. It operates 24 hours a day. For detailed information on flight schedules, please dial (853) 2886 1111 or visit http://www.macau-airport.com.
Reservations on Air Macau flights can be made through telephone number (853) 8396 5555 or website: http://www.airmacau.com.mo. Air Macau counters are located at the Airport (Departures - 2nd floor) and 398 Alameda Dr. Carlos d'Assumpção, R/C, Macau.
There are approximately a dozen and a half companies flying to and from Macau, connecting to several cities in Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Southeast Asia. (For detailed information on immigration and customs formalities, you can visit the Immigration Services website at http://www.fsm.gov.mo).
East Asia Airlines and Heli Express Limited co-operates aircraft between the helipads on the Macau and Hong Kong Ferry terminals. Each flight takes only approximately 16 minutes. Macau to Hong Kong service operates from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and the Hong Kong to Macau service operates from 9:30 a.m. to 10:59 p.m.
The helicopter service between Macau Ferry Terminal and Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, PRC is also provided. The journey takes about 15 minutes at day and approximately 25 minutes at night. Macau to Shenzhen service operates at 9:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. and the Shenzhen to Macau service operates at 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
Passengers can enquire for flight details from their Hotline: Macau (853) 2872 7288; Hong Kong (852) 2108 9898, Shenzhen: (86) 755-2777 8333 or visit the website: http://www.heliexpress.com.
Transportation Service
All major hotels provide pick-up service which can be booked in advance or arranged on arrival. Taxis are freely available at the taxi station outside the Airport. There will be a surcharge of five patacas (the currency of Macau) and each piece of luggage carried in the trunk will cost three patacas (See Taxi Fares).

Transportation By Sea

1. Hong Kong International Airport Ferry Terminal to Macau Ferry Terminal, Macau
2. Hong Kong Ferry Terminal to Macau Ferry Terminal
Tourists can find quite a number of jetfoils, Catamarans and ferries available, run by TurboJET, First Ferry and the Cotai Strip CotaiJet™.
o TurboJET
Journeys will take one hour from Hong Kong to Macau and vice versa operating almost 24 hours. Drinks and snacks are available on board. The ticket prices range from MOP153 in Economy class on weekdays day service to MOP200 Economy class for night service. Tickets in Super class range from MOP315 to MOP369, VIP cabins for 4 to 6 persons are available at prices from MOP1,259 to MOP2,215. Trips are made between the Hong Kong Ferry Terminal (located in the Shun Tak Centre at Sheung Wan) and the Macau Ferry Terminal (located in the Outer Harbour). For inquiries call Macau (853) 2855 5025 or Hong Kong (852) 2859 3333. For telephone bookings, call Hong Kong (852) 2921 6688. You can also visit the website: http://www.turbojet.com.hk.
o First Ferry
Catamarans from the First Ferry offer roundtrip sailings to and from Macau and Kowloon, arriving at the China (HK) Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. The journey takes about 60-75 minutes. The ticket price ranges from MOP140 to MOP275. For details, please call Hong Kong (852) 2516 9581 or Macau (853) 2872 6301. You can also visit the website: http://www.nwff.com.hk.
o The Cotai Strip CotaiJet™
The company runs ferry service between Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal and Macau Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal. Travel time is approximately 1 hour. Fares range from MOP154 to MOP201 for Class; from MOP257 to MOP317 for First and from MOP2,054 to MOP2,534 for VIP Cabin (8 seats). Enquiries for schedule and booking please call HK (852) 2359 9990, Macau (853) 2885 0595, or visit the website: http://www.cotaijet.com.mo.
3. Shenzhen Ferry Terminal to Macau Ferry Terminal
The Yuet Tung Shipping Co. offers a ferry service between Macau (at the end of Av. Almeida Ribeiro, Rua das Lorchas, near the Macau Masters Hotel, Pier 11A) and She Kou (Shenzhen). The trip takes about one hour and twenty minutes. Please call (853) 2857 4478 for detail.

TurboJET's service also extends to carrying passengers to and from Shenzhen. The company offers trips between Macau, Shenzhen Airport Fu Yong Ferry Terminal and She Kou. The journeys are about 1 hour. For more information, please visit http://www.turbojet.com.hk.

Transportation By Land

There are two gateways available, the Border Gate and the COTAI Frontier Post. The Border Gate operates from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM. The COTAI Frontier Post at the Taipa-Coloane Reclaimed Area operates around the clock
If you come from major cities in Guangdong Province, mainland China, the Kee Kwan Motor Road Co. offers an air-conditioned bus service between Macau and major cities in Guangdong Province during 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Buses depart from the bus stop near the Master Hotel (at the end of Av. Almeida Ribeiro and Rua das Lorchas). Tel: (853) 2893 3888.

Last Updated on: Nov 12, 2015