Hong Kong Airport to Macau by Ferry for Transit Passengers | Travel Guide


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taking a ferry to Macau from Hong Kong International airport’s transit through
SkyPier for transferring passengers Use this transit Macau ferry from Hong
Kong Airport guide to see how easy it is to transfer from Hong Kong Airport to
the Macau ferry without entering Hong Kong After disembarking your flight follow
the Mainland/ Macau Ferry signs to the Macau ferry ticketing area which is
located opposite of transfer desk E2 please note you do not need to go
through immigration and customs in Hong Kong. The Macau ferry ticketing and
transfer area is before Hong Kong immigration counters. In order to use the
ferry service to Macau from Hong Kong Airport SkyPier, passengers need to
transit by ferry on the same day they arrive in Hong Kong International
Airport by air. If you are outside of Hong Kong Airport and passed through
immigration already, you may not use SkyPier. In this case you’ll have to use the Hong Kong Macau ferry terminal on the Hong Kong Island side or the China ferry Terminal on the Kowloon side. Please retain your luggage tags and boarding
pass as you’ll need them to buy your ferry ticket and transfer your luggage
to the Macau ferry. There are two main ferry companies which operate from the
airport and leave from Sky Pier: Turbo-jet which runs from Hong Kong Airport Sky
pier to the Macau Outer Harbour ferry terminal which is located on the Macau
Peninsula which is old Macau. Cotai Water Jet runs service from SkyPier at
Hong Kong International Airport to Macau Taipa ferry terminal which is on the
Taipa side which is the newer side of Macau. Ferry ticket can be purchased at the transfer
desk located on level 5 terminal 1 in the Hong Kong International Airport or
online if you choose to book online, make sure
to keep two or three hour gap between your arrival at the Hong Kong Airport
and your ferry departure. Booking online is a good way to avoid sellouts during
peak season. When you purchase your ticket , the ticket attendant at the ferry
counter will ask about your baggage claim tickets and then scan your baggage
claim ticket and have your bags transferred to the ferry at Hong Kong Airport. Don’t
worry about your bags, this system of transfer is very efficient. They have the
ability to retrieve and transfer your bags from baggage claim in Hong Kong Airport
to your Macau ferry. If you have check-in baggage, arrive at least one hour before
sailing time. If you don’t have check-in baggage arrive at the ferry boarding
gate at least 15 minutes before sailing time. After purchasing your ticket you’ll
have to wait in the lounge area until your ferry board time is announced on the
display screen. The lounge area has chairs, bathrooms, water filling
station, and a small restaurant while you wait for your ferry. there’s also a machine here for you to
check the status of your check-in baggage. Once your boarding is displayed or announced, approach the gate. The attendant will scan your tickets and
assign you a seat on the ferry. Once through the gate, you’ll take the
escalators down to the automated people mover, (airport transit train) platform to
SkyPier please note again that SkyPier is
only accessible from Hong Kong Airport arrival area before immigration for
transferring passengers only. The automated people mover train ride
will take less than 10 minutes to SkyPier once you arrive, take the
escalator up and make your way to the boarding gate for your ferry. Once you
get to your gate wait for the staff to usher you into your ferry headed for
Macau. At SkyPier along the boarding hall if you need something there is a
currency exchange counter, convenience store, and a pharmacy. The ferries are
large spacious and passenger only. At your ferry gate you’ll wait at the queue
and while you’re waiting at the queue you can watch your baggage being hauled onto the ferry. Then you’ll go down the escalators to the ferry pier where the
actual ferry is moored. Our experience with boarding the ferry
was pretty smooth: the attendants scanned our boarding passes and directed us to
the bridgeway to get to the ferry we went down an escalator to our
assigned pier gate and then we walked through our assigned fairy gate to the boat there’s a ramp to get onto the ferry.
Sometimes the waves sway the ramp so use caution when boarding especially with
elderly and young children. once you enter into the boat, near the
entrance is a space for storing your big carry-on luggage. Place your luggage here
and make your way to your assigned seat please make sure you bring all your
valuables with you to your seat do not leave it here with your luggage. There
are restrooms and a snack bar on the ferry.
Once the ferry starts moving it will take a little over an hour to get to
Macau. the boat ride is relatively smooth and is a fast ride to Macau. Once the
ferry starts going you are required to stay seated unless you’re going to the
restroom or getting a snack in the snack shop. please note that once you arrive in
Macau you will go through immigration and customs in the Macau ferry port. Once
you reach Macau while disembarking don’t forget to collect all your belongings this may sound funny but after a long
flight and a ferry ride one can get tired and forget stuff so we suggest
making a double check before disembarking the ferry. Once you arrive
in Macau at the ferry terminal follow the signs for arrivals signs are in English, Portuguese, and
Chinese. We arrived at the Macao outer harbour ferry terminal and we walked
about 7-8 minutes from the ferry dock to reach immigration. There are moving
walkways to make the walk easier. On the left hand side just before
immigration there are restrooms if you need it. Once at immigration wait in the
queue and then once you’re through with immigration don’t forget to pick up your
luggage in the baggage claim area. In the Macau Outer Harbour ferry terminal,
baggage claim is tucked away to the right after immigration but before
customs. Once you go through customs you’ll enter their arrival hall.
There are several transportation options in Macau in the arrival hall of the
Macau ferry terminal. You’ll find a currency exchange counter, ATM machines, Visitor Information Center, and even a public phone booth. If you’re changing
any currency, change it to Hong Kong dollars rather than Macau Patacas. Hong
Kong dollars are accepted everywhere in Macau and leftover Hong Kong dollars are
easier to convert back to other foreign currencies outside of Macau. A free and
convenient option are the free hotel shuttles follow the signs for the hotel and
casino shuttle bus. You will go down an escalator through a tunnel to the other
side of the street. Look for your hotel name or ask an attendant if you can’t
find it. Our hotel was located on the Macau Peninsula side so we took the
ferry to Macau outer harbour ferry terminal. the Macau outer harbour ferry
terminal is a good place to go for any hotel in Macau as all the major hotels
run buses from here to their hotels including those in Taipa. Please note
that Macau Taipa ferry terminal runs buses to the Taipa side hotels only. We
asked one of the attendants and he directed us to our bus. Another
convenient option are taxis. If you’re taking a taxi follow the signs for taxi
and wait in the queue the taxi queues are usually very busy
but they move pretty fast. The Macau outer harbour ferry terminal is a major
transportation hub in Macau. Have a great time in Macau. By the way, watch our
upcoming video for taking the Macau ferry back to Hong Kong Airport. We have
some great tips. Happy Travels. Go to hipfig.com hipfig.com for more information or go to
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24 Replies to “Hong Kong Airport to Macau by Ferry for Transit Passengers | Travel Guide

  1. Iwill be arriving at HK Airport on Nov 2nd 2018 with flight scheduled to arrive at 11.30am. Is it advisable to pre-book the ferry tickets to Macau for the 1.15pm departure time?

  2. I have pre-registration done for HK as well. Should I go directly to Macco or finish immigration and take ferry post that? Actually, I need to come back next day at airpot and have to go to Shenzen? Suggestions?

  3. Hi we booked our ticket to HK did not know we could get to Macau directly from airport. Can we still use this service eventhough final destination is HK? How much is the ferry fare?

  4. Hi, after reaching Macau ferry terminal.. is there a left luggage area to store our check in luggage for 24hours.. This way we can be hands free while touring Macau. Appreciate your reply. Thank u

  5. Hello Thank you for your information, but I have 2 question
    1. What is the price (in HKD) for the ferry ticket from Hongkong Skypier to Macau?
    2. So I have booked my ticket plane to arrive in Hongkong first, and if I use skypier (to Macau) that means I will not pass Hong Kong immigration right? I'm planning to go back to Hongkong (from Macau) a day after, but from Taipa to Sheung Wan Hongkong, am I gonna get trouble because I will never pass Hongkong Immigration?

    Thank you for your time,,, really looking forward to hear from you again!

  6. Hi. I'm flying to HK and will be arriving very early (1am) .Can I go to Macau by ferry without passing immigration then sail back to the airport later that day and pass through HK immigration?

  7. my flight lands at 9:35am in HK and i have a ferry at 11am, is that okay? or should i take 1:15pm ferry?

  8. I would be visiting HK on 22 May, 2019 how many days prior should I book for the Cotai waterjet??PLS REPLY ASAP

  9. hi i would be visiting HK on 22 June, 2019 (arrival time flight is 18.40 pm) and plan directly go to Macau. Could i get Turbojet ferry at the airport at this schedule time? If could not, is there any optional way to go to Macau? please kindly help me thank you

  10. very informative video, thank you!
    i plan to go Macau directly from HK airport
    do i need to prebook the tickets or buy it on the spot?
    do they have time schedule? My flight reach at 1355, what time should i buy?

  11. Do i need hongkong visa if i just need to transit from hongkong airport to macau and macau to hongkong airport using ferry from skypier? Please let me know.

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