Hong Kong airport ferry to Macau or Zhuhai

Going to Macau from Hong Kong airport should have been easier but I made a mistake by exiting the airport (my brain isn’t functioning!) So I’ve to take a bus (HK$40) or a taxi to the ferry terminal in the city. The ferry to Macao is HK$164, an hour long ride. HK$204 is about US$36.

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On the way back from Zhuhai to HK airport, I enjoyed its convenience. The Jiuzhou Port looks small from outside but it’s pretty spacious and modern, in relative to its geo location. The 70 minutes ride is smooth and convenient. Airlines are on hand to check in, without going to the main hall and lining up with the crowd for security check. The ticket cost ¥290 but HK$120 airport tax would be refunded by the airline once I checked in, and to be collected a few steps away. At the moment, Zhuhai-HKG airport route only processes transit passengers – ticket agent checks passport and airline ticket before issuing a ferry ticket. ¥290 – HK$120 is about US$27.



There’s a couple of options for me to get to Zhuhai/Macau from Shanghai:

  1. By air
    When booking this leg of travel within my trip, NY-Pek and PVG-HKG-JFK  vs NY-Pek, HKG-JFK, the leg of Shanghai to Hong Kong cost only additional US$42, add on the ferry, would be around US$75. The actual flying is about two hours, which is pretty short and neat. But getting to the airport and going through security check takes additional three hours. Catching a ferry is another hour and the ferry ride is about an hour. Time wise, by air or by train takes about the same time: about 7 hours.
  2. By high speed train (map)
    Shanghai to Guangzhou is 7 hours and ¥793 plus Guangzhou to Zhuhai is an hour and ¥70 away; ¥863 is about US$130.

Because of the limited number of ferry departures from the HK airport, catching one is crucial. The advantage of the train route is you get straight seven hours of reading or writing time, uninterrupted, and the chance of delay is nearly zero. However I’ve to change @ Guangzhou. When all thing equal, I prefer train over air.



China travel: HKIA HK International Airport (HKG). It cost HK$254 (abt US$33) and travels about 70 minutes. Some info also on trip advisor forum.

  • Turbo Jet to Macau (has pictures, great for those who doesn’t read well)
    • depart HK: 11:00, 13:15, 17:00, 22:00
    • depart Macau: 07:15, 09:30, 11:30, 15:15, 19:45
  • Cotai Water Jet to Taipa, Macau
    • depart HK: 12:15, 14:15, 16:15, 19:00, 21:00
    • depart Macau: 07:15, 10:15, 11:55, 13:55, 15:55
  • Sky Pier, HK-Zhuhai
    • depart HK: 12:15, 14:15, 17:00, 20:10
    • depart ZH: 9:30, 12:40, 15:25, 18:35


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