How to Travel Between Guangzhou and Macau

Located in the mid-south of Guangdong Province and the north of Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road, and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub, as well as one of China's three largest cities. Macau is located in the central-south of Guangdong Province and the west coast of the Pearl River Delta. You could see a west-meet-east culture and gambling industry in Macau. Both Guangzhou and Macau are in the Greater Bay Area of China, and thus there is convenient transportation between these two cities. Many people choose to travel from Guangzhou to Macau to leave China, or travel from Macau fo Guangzhou to explore mainland China.

Then, how to travel from Guangzhou to Macau or from Macau to Guangzhou? Here we will give you more details about 5 regular ways to travel between the two cities, by which you will make a wise decision for your Guangzhou tour or Macau tour.

Guangzhou to Macau Distance & Time

Guangzhou to Macau direct distance is about 100 km. Many tourists choose to take train (About 1 hour) or private car (About 2 hours). Sometimes, some tourists may also choose to take coach (About 2 hours) and ferry (More than 2 hours) to travel between the two cities. With no direct flight between Macau and Guangzhou, traveling from Guangzhou to Macau by connecting flights needs more than 5 hours and vice versa.

How to Travel Between Macau and Guangzhou

How to Travel Between Macau and Guangzhou


Guangzhou to Macau Train - Top Recommended

From - to: Guangzhou South Railway Station - Zhuhai Railway Station

Duration: About 1 hour

Macau borders Zhuhai Gongbei Port of Entry in the north, and Zhuhai Railway Station is right near the Gongbei Port of Entry. Therefore, most people choose to take a train from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Zhuhai Railway Station, then enter in Macu Peninsula from the Gongbei Port of Entry. It is about 800m from Zhuhai Railway Station to the Gongbei Port of Entry. You can take the Tanzhou Gongbei Bus Line B from the Zhuhai Railway bus station to Qiguan bus station. Then walk for about 150 meters to Gongbei Port of Entry. After dealing with your exit and entry procedures in the port and enter in Macau, you could walk for about 300 meters to the Guanzha bus station to take the Bus No. 17 to Xinsheng Road bus station. Then you could walk for about 300 meters to the Historical Center of Macau.

There are totally 77 trains every day from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Zhuhai Railway Station (6:30 ~ 22:55 everyday). Among them, there are 62 C-train, 11 D-train and 4 G-train. It is the same as trains from Zhuhai Railway Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station. If you take the G-train and D-train, it will take about 55 minutes. If you take the C-train, it will take about 56 minutes ~ 86 minutes. Therefore, the C-train can also be a good choice for you besides G-/D-train.

If you go to Guangzhou from Macau, you could firstly take bus No. 3 to the Guanzha bus station. Then walk to the Gongbei Port of Entry. When you finish your exit and entry procedures, you could take bus No.1 / No. 32 / No. 33 or Tanzhou Gongbei Bus Line A to Zhuhai Railway bus station. Then you can see the Zhuahai Railway Station and take train from the station.

Guangzhou South Railway Station Guangzhou South Railway Station
Zhuhai Railway Station Zhuhai Railway Station

G-train Schedules:

From To Departure Time
Guangzhou South Railway Station Zhuhai Railway Station 12:22-13:20(G6155), 19:42-20:39(G6339),
20:31-21:28(G65), 20:58-21:55(G545)
Zhuhai Railway Station Guangzhou South Railway Station 8:45-9:40(G542), 10:11-11:07(G68),
11:40-12:35(G6340), 13:40-14:35(G6156)

(Notice: The information is for reference only. For more details, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants.)

Guangzhou to Macau & Macau to Guangzhou Train Price:

Both D-train and G-train have seats of 3 levels, including Second- , First- and Business-class. The C-train only has one type of seat.

Trains Price
G-train / D-train Second-class seat: ¥ 70.0
First-class seat: ¥ 90.0
Business-class seat: ¥ 205.0
C-train Second-class seat: ¥ 70.0

Notice:

1. The information is for reference only, for more details please feel free to contact our private consultant.

2. As there are many tourists, it is advised to book tickets online in advance.


Guangzhou to Macau Private Car - Top Choice for a Business Travel

From - to: Anywhere in Guangzhou to Anywhere in Macau

Duration: About 2.5 hours

If you could take private car, then you can go anywhere you want in Macau. Of course, you can decide the time of beginning your trip from Guangzhou to Macau. It is the same if you go to Guangzhou from Macau. Furthermore, you could even stop in your way when you find some interesting scenery. Now, China Discovery can help you to realize this. We could provide you the private transfer service, covering escorting you from your hotels to any tourist attractions, from any attractions to your hotels, etc. Meanwhile, a professional local tour guide will be with you to explain every iconic place for you, so you don’t need to search for the relevant information about every interesting place. With such service, you will no longer worry about your trip and truly relax.

Guangzhou to Macau Private Car Guangzhou to Macau Private Car

Guangzhou to Macau Coach - The Cheapest

From - to:

Guangzhou - Macau: Guangzhou City Coach Station / Fangcun Coach Station / Jiaokou Coach Station / Guangzhou Dongpu Coach Station / Guangzhou East Coach Station to Gongbei Port of Entry

Macau - Guangzhou: Qiguan Coach Station / Gongbei Coach Station / Gongbei Tongda Coach Station - Guangzhou

If you want to take coach from Gungzhou to Macau, then you can take coach from Guangzhou to Gongbei Port of Entry in Zhuhai first, then enter in Macau from the port. 5 coach stations in Guangzhou have coaches to Gongbei Port of Entry, including Guangzhou City Coach Station, Fangcun Coach Station, Jiaokou Coach Station, Guangzhou Dongpu Coach Station and Guangzhou East Coach Station.

If you want to go to guangzhou from Macau by coach, then you can take a coach from Zhuhai city after passing the Gonebei Port of Entry. Although there are totally 10 coach stations in Zhuhai with coaches to Guangzhou, here we just recommend you the two 3 stations that are near the Gongbei Port of Entry. They are Qiguan Coach Station, Gongbei Coach Station and Gongbei Tongda Coach Station. Among these 3 coach stations, Qiguan Coach station is the nearest one which is located at the -2 F of the Gongbei Port of Entry.

Gongbei Port of Entry Gongbei Port of Entry

Guangzhou to Macau Coach Schedules

From To Departure Time Price
Guangzhou City Coach Station Gongbei Port of Entry 05:30, 06:00, 06:30, 07:00,
07:30, 07:55, 08:20, 08:45
¥64/ticket
Fangcun Coach Station 07:15, 08:25 ¥60/ticket
Jiaokou Coach Station 06:50, 08:00
Guangzhou Dongpu Coach Station 07:50, 08:10, 08:25, 08:55 ¥65/ticket
Guangzhou East Coach Station 06:55, 07:20, 08:00,
08:25, 08:35, 08:45

(Notice: The information is for reference only. For more details, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants.)

Macau to Guangzhou Coach Schedules

From To Departure Time Price
Qiguan Coach Station Guangzhou Dongpu Coach Station 07:35, 09:15, 11:45,
14:15, 16:05, 18:15
¥75/ticket
Gongbei Coach Station 07:50,09:30, 12:00,
14:30, 16:20, 18:30
Gongbei Tongda Coach Station Guangzhou 7:00-19:00 (Every 20 minutes) ¥35/ticket
7:10-19:05 (Every 10 minutes) ¥45/ticket

(Notice: The information is for reference only. For more details, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants.)


Guangzhou to Macau Ferry - Best for Sightseeing

From - to: Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Macau

Duration: More than 2 hours

If you want to go to Macau from Guangzhou by ferry, you can go to Shenzhen first and then go to Macau by ferry. In the way from Guangzhou to Shenzhen, you could take private car (about 1.5-2.5 hours), train (0.5-3.5 hours), bus (about 1.5-4 hours) and taxi (about 1.5-2.5 hours). >> Transport from Guangzhou to Shenzhen

After arriving at Shenzhen, you could take a ferry from Shenzhen to Macau which may take about 70 minutes to 80 minutes. >> Shenzhen to Macau Ferry

If you want to go to Guangzhou from Macau by ferry, you can go to Shenzhen by ferry first and then go to Guangzhou.

>> Macau to Shenzhen Ferry

>> How to Go from Shenzhen to Guangzhou

Shenzhen and Macau Ferry Terminals Location Map Shenzhen and Macau Ferry Terminals Location Map

Guangzhou to Macau Flight - the Most Expensive and the Slowest

Duration: More than 5 hours

There are no direct flights between Guangzhou and Macau, so you need to take connecting flights. However, the time needed for connecting flights between the two cities is more than 5 hours. If you want to travel between the two cities by flight, you need to transfer at Quanzhou (泉州), Xiamen (厦门), Fuzhou (福州), Hangzhou (杭州), etc. However, you are not really suggested to do so.


How to Plan a Guangzhou & Macau Tour

Guangzhou and Macau are both in the Greater Bay area, so many people may choose to combine the tour in the 2 cities with other cities in the area, such as Hong Kong and Shenzhen. You could travel from Hong Kong first. Then take a high speed train to Guangzhou. After Guangzhou tour, you could take a high speed train to Shenzhen. After Shenzhen tour, you could take a ferry to Macau. Finally, you could go back Hong Kong by ferry and then leave.

It is advised to take 8 days to travel like this way. In the first day, you could arrive at Hong Kong and take a walk at Temple Street Night Market. For the second day and the third day, you could enjoy most of Hong Kong’s highlights, including Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery, Lantau Island, etc. For the Fourth day, you will take a high speed train from Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station to Guangzhou, and travel to Guangzhou’s attractions, such as Yuexiu Park, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, etc. In the fifth day, you could go to Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and Shamian Island, and taste Cantonese foods. After that, you could take a high speed train to Shenzhen. In the sixth day, you will enjoy most of iconic places in Shenzhen, including Ping’an Finance Center, Shenzhen Museum, DJI Flagship Store, and Splendid China Folk Village. In the seventh day, you can go to Macau bu ferry, and explore the Historical Center of Macau, covering the Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral, Section of Old City Wall, Senado Square (Largo do Senado), A-Ma Temple and Border of Gate (Portas do Cerco). In the eighth day, you will take direct ferry to Hong Kong International Airport for your flight to onward destination.

>>8 Days Hong Kong Macau Shenzhen Guangzhou Tour

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Travel Guangzhou and Macau with China Discovery

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