How to Go to Macau from Shenzhen

Both Shenzhen and Macau are first-tier metropolises of China. Shenzhen to Macau distance is about 60km. Located in the north of Guangdong Province and the east coast of the Pearl River estuary, Shenzhen is across the river from Macau. Macau is located in the central-south of Guangdong Province and the west coast of the Pearl River Delta. Nowadays, many tourists choose to visit Macau from Shenzhen, or go out of China from Macau with Shenzhen as their first destination. Usually, people go to Macau from Shenzhen by ferry, coach, bus and private car. Meanwhile, some people may also take helicopter to travel from Shenzhen to Macau. Here we will provide you details about the 5 regular ways from Shenzhen to Macau, with which you could choose the most suitable way for yourself.

Shenzhen to Macau Transportation Map

How to Go to Macau from Shenzhen


Shenzhen to Macau Ferry - The Most Popular

From - to: Shekou Ferry Terminal (深圳蛇口港) / Fuyong Ferry Terminal (深圳福永港) to Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (澳门外港客运码头/港澳码头) / Taipa Ferry Terminal (澳门氹仔客运码头/北安码头)

Duration: About 70 minutes ~ 80 minutes

There are two ferry terminals in Shenzhen with ferries to Macau (Shekou Ferry Terminal and Fuyong Ferry Terminal), and two ferry terminals in Macau receiving ferries from Shenzhen (Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal). If you plan to go to the Macau Peninsula, it would be more convenient to choose the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal. If you want to go to Taipa, Cotai, and Coloane, then you can choose the Taipa Ferry Terminal. If you plan to go to Macau once arriving at Shenzhen Airport, or you are near Shenzhen Airport, then you could choose to take ferries from Fuyong Ferry Terminal. Most people choose to take ferry to Macau from Shekou Ferry Terminal.

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

Shenzhen to Macau Ferry Schedules

From To Departure Time
Shekou Ferry Termina
(深圳蛇口港)
Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal
(澳门外港客运码头)
TurboJet:
08:00, 08:45, 09:45, 10:30, 11:30, 13:45, 14:45, 15:40, 17:45,
16:40, 18:00 (Weekends and Holiday Only), 18:45, 19:45
Taipa Ferry Terminal
(澳门氹仔客运码头)
TurboJet:
09:15, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 16:00, 19:00, 21:00
(Weekends and Holidays Only:13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30)
Fuyong Ferry Terminal
(深圳福永港)
Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal
(澳门外港客运码头)
Shenhzen Airport:
08:15, 09:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 18:00
TurboJet: 09:00, 12:00, 15:00, 16:30
Taipa Ferry Terminal
(澳门氹仔客运码头)
Shenhzen Airport: 17:00
TurboJet: 10:30, 13:30, 18:00, 19:30
(Notice: The information is for reference only, for more details please feel free to contact our private consultant.)
Xunlong Ferry from Shenzhen to Macau (TurboJET) Xunlong Ferry from Shenzhen to Macau
Pengxing Ferry from Shenzhen to Macau (TurboJET) Pengxing Ferry from Shenzhen to Macau

Shenzhen to Macau Ferry Price

Shenzhen to Macau ferry is mainly operated by TurboJet’ s 2 partners - Shenzhen Xunlong Shipping Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Pengxing Shipping Co., Ltd. In addition, Shenzhen Airport operates ferries from Fuyong Ferry Terminal to Macau.

Shenzhen to Macau ferry price varies from one company to another. Meanwhile, every company provides 2 levels of seats with different prices. The price of Shenzhen to Macau ferry from Shekou Airport is ¥210 ~ ¥380. The price of Shenzhen to Macau ferry from Fuyong Ferry Terminal operated by Shenzhen Airport is ¥220 ~ ¥377, and the same item operated by Turbojet is from ¥235 ~ ¥399.

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Xunlong Ferry First Class Cabin (TurboJET) Xunlong Ferry First Class Cabin

Shenzhen to Macau Ferry Terminals

Shekou Ferry Terminal (深圳蛇口港)

Located at No.3, Gangwan 1 Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China (中国广东省深圳市南山区港湾一路3号), Shekou Ferry Terminal is the largest port of Shenzhen city. It allowed for direct ferry connections from Shenzhen to destinations across the Pearl River Delta. Most Shenzhen to Macau ferry sail from this port to Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal. It is about 25 km to Downtown area of Shenzhen city. Near the terminal, you will find several tourist attractions, including Sea World, Ancient Fort, etc.

Fuyong Ferry Terminal (深圳福永港)

Located at Yongfu Street, Baoan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China (中国广东省深圳市宝安区永福街道), Fuyong Ferry Terminal is in the southwest of the Shenzhen Bao An International Airport. It is about 8 km from the two terminals, and you could take free shuttle bus to this terminal. It is about 35 km to the downtown area of Shenzhen city. You could take ferry from this terminal, if you are near Shenzhen Airport.

Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (澳门外港客运码头/港澳码头)

Located at Haigang Qiandi, Macao Special Administrative Region, China (中国澳门特别行政区海港前地), Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal is chosen by many tourists to the Historical Center of Macau. Once arriving at this terminal, you could take the bus No.3 / 28B / No.10 / 10A / 10 B to the downtown area of Macau Peninsula.

Taipa Ferry Terminal (澳门氹仔客运码头/北安码头)

Located at Dama Road, Beian Tianhai District, Macao Special Administrative Region, China (中国澳门特别行政区氹仔北安填海区), Taipa Ferry Terminal is chosen by many tourists to Taipa, Cotai and Coloane of Macau. Once arriving at this terminal, you could take the bus No.26 / No.36 / AP1 to the downtown area of Taipa of Macau.

Notice:

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

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

3. You have to arrive at the port at least 45 minutes prior to the departure time of your ferry in case of your Entry and Exit Procedures.

Shenzhen Shekou Ferry Terminal Shenzhen Shekou Ferry Terminal
Shenzhen Fuyong Ferry Terminal Shenzhen Fuyong Ferry Terminal
Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal
Taipa Ferry Terminal Taipa Ferry Terminal

Shenzhen to Macau Helicopter - The Most Expensive and the Fastest

From - to: Bao An International Airport to the 2nd floor of Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (澳门外港客运码头/港澳码头)

Duration: About 15 minutes

You could take a helicopter from Shenzhen to Macau. It is the fastest way and the most expensive way with about ¥ 5450 for a single way ticket. They are 3 helicopters from Tuesday to Friday (13:30, 18:00 and 20:30), but only 2 helicopters from Saturday to Monday (13:30 and 20:30). You could save much time by taking helicopter, meanwhile you can enjoy the excellent feelings of overlooking the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. However, most people will not choose this kind of transportation concerning budget.

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Shenzhen to Macau by Coach- The Cheapest

From - to: Shenzhen Coach Station (Shenzhen Yinhu Coach Station) 深圳汽车站(原深圳银湖汽车站)/ Shenzhen Luohu Coach Station(深圳罗湖客运站)/ Shenzhen North Coach Station(深圳北汽车客运站)/ Shenzhen Airport Coach Station(深圳机场汽车站)to Gongbei Port of Entry/ Macau/ Chimelong in Macau

Duration: About 3 hours

There are 4 coach stations in Shenzhen you could choose with a total of 26 coaches to Macau. They are Shenzhen Coach Station (Shenzhen Yinhu Coach Station), Shenzhen Luohu Coach Station, Shenzhen North Coach Station and Shenzhen Airport Coach Station. If you arrive at Gongbei Port of Entry, you could easily take bus No. 17 / No. 5 to downtown area of Macau.

Shenzhen to Macau Coach Schedules

From To Departure Time
Shenzhen Coach Station
(Shenzhen Yinhu Coach Station)
(深圳汽车站, 原深圳银湖汽车站)
Macau 7:00, 7:50, 8:50
Shenzhen Luohu Coach Station
(深圳罗湖客运站
Macau 7:20, 8:10, 8:50, 9:50, 10:40,
11:50, 12:35, 13:20, 14:20, 15:10
Chimelong in Macau 8:10, 9:50, 14:20
Shenzhen North Coach Station
(深圳北汽车客运站)
Gongbei Port of Entry 11:20, 13:30, 15:00, 16:10, 18:30
Shenzhen Airport Coach Station (深圳机场汽车站) Macau 10:00, 12:00, 13:25, 14:40, 16:00

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


Shenzhen to Macau Via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, with the length of 55km, is the world’s longest cross-sea bridge. Built from 2009 to 2018, it is one of the world’s wonder of bridge engineering. This bridge connects Hongkong, Zhuhai and Macau, with which local people could transfer between these places more convenient than ever. Since it was put into use in late 2018, this bridge has attracted many tourists. You could take bus or private car from Shenzhen to Macau via this bridge.

Shenzhen to Macau by Bus- The Most Complicated

From - to: Shenzhen - Hong Kong - Macau

Duration: About 3 hours

If you want to have a look at this great bridge in the world, you could take bus from Hong Kong to Macau via this bridge. Therefore, you should go to Hong Kong first from Shenzhen. You could take Metro (or called MTR service in Hong Kong), High Speed Trains, Bus, Taxi, and Ferry to Hong Kong easily. You can get from Shenzhen to Hong Kong in about 0.5-2 hours by metro, about 15-20 minutes by bullet train, 1-1.5 hours (50 km) by car, 1-4 hours by coach and 0.5-1 hours by ferry. (Check for more details about Shenzhen to Hong Kong Transportation.)

After arriving at Hong Kong, you could then take a bus to Macau. There are 3 kinds of Buses you could choose, including Shuttle Bus, One Bus and Hong Kong - Macau Express. After arriving at Macau port, you need to transfer to another bus to downtown area. (Check for more details about Hong Kong to Macau by bus.)

You need to transfer for several times if you choose this kind of way from Shenzhen to Macau which would waste much time or be a trouble for you when you have luggage. Therefore, it is not advised to choose this way.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Shuttle Bus Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Shuttle Bus
Bus From To Duration Tickets(yuan/ticket)
Shuttle Bus Hong Kong Port Macau Port About 45mins Day Time: ¥65
Night Time: ¥70
Direct Bus One Bus Elements Bus Station Venetian Hotel/Parisian Macao/Sands Macau About 2.5h Before 18:00: ¥145,
After 18:00: ¥158
Hong Kong - Macau Express Elements/ Taizi Shanghai Road Bus Station Macau Port / Galaxy Macau / Venetian Hotel / MGM Macau About 2.5h ¥110 - ¥145

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Shenzhen to Macau by Private Car - Most Convenient & Top Choice for Business Travel

From - to: Anywhere in Shenzhen - Any where in Macau

Duration: About 2.5 hours

Private car can take you from Shenzhen to Macau with no trouble. You could get on the car from anywhere you are to Macau. The essential part is that you could enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. If you prefer to this one, you can contact us as soon as possible. China Discovery can provide you the most convenient private transfer service, with which you could travel from Shenzhen to Macau without so many concerns. Meanwhile, you will have a professional guide along the whole trip, who would explain you each tourist attraction and help you a lot.

Shenzhen to Macau by Private Car Shenzhen to Macau by Private Car

Shenzhen Airport to Macau

Most people arriving at Shenzhen Bao An International Airport may wonder how to get to Macau from the airport. Here we can give you some advice.

There is a terminal named Fuyong Ferry Terminal in the southwest of the Shenzhen airport. It is about 8 km from the two terminals of the airport. You could easily take the ferry from this terminal to Macau (The schedules of ferry from this terminal have been told as above). There are free shuttle bus between the airport and the terminal. It may take about 20 minutes from airport to Fuyong Ferry Terminal. The departure time of the free shuttle bus is from 07:40 to 17:50 (07:40, 07:55, 08:20, 08:25, 10:15, 10:20, 10:50, 11:15, 11:20, 13:15, 13:20, 14:15, 14:20, 14:50, 15:50, 16:20, 16:50, 17:20, 17:50). The pick-up locations of the shuttle bus are No.3 door of the first floor of the Terminal A and the No.6 door of the first floor of the Terminal B.

Furthermore, as there are not so many ferries from Fuyong terminal, you could choose to take ferry from Shekou Ferry Terminal. You could firstly take metro line 11 (Airport Station - Houhai Station) in the Shenzhen airport and then metro line 2 (Houhai Station - Shekou Port Station). After getting off, you could walk for about 500 m to Shekou Ferry Terminal.

Otherwise, you could also choose to take a helicopter from Shenzhen airport to Macau, with about ¥ 5450 for a single way ticket. This one seems not wise. You can also take coach from Shenzhen Airport Coach Station to Macau.

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

Shenzhen Bao An International Airport Shenzhen Bao An International Airport
Shenzhen Bao An International Airport Shenzhen Bao An International Airport

Visa Requirements & Immigration to Macau

Do you need a visa for Macau? The answer is yes. All visitors to Macau are required to have a visa. Make sure you take your travel documents and passport with you. However, similar to Hong Kong, if you are citizens of specific 79 foreign countries and territories, and visit Macau for short-term tour and business, you may have visa-free entry to Macau. US, UK, Australia, Canada citizens, Indians, Filipinos, Malaysians may get visa exempted for Macau, while passport holders of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Vietnam and Sri Lanka are required to apply for a valid visa in advance through your Chinese embassy. For more information, check Macau SAR Visa.


How to Plan a Macau Tour

1 Day Macau Tour from Hong Kong

There are many people choose one day Macau tour from Hong Kong. Firstly, you need to take a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau for about 1 hour. After landing in Macau, you can take the bus No.3 to Historical Center of Macau.

In this area, you will explore the west-meet-east cultural heritages, including over 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will see the Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral with 457 years’ old, which is a gothic church constructed by Portuguese in 1562 and once the largest cathedral in Asia. Then you can have a look at the only remaining Section of Old City Wall of the past Macau that was built by the Portuguese to defend against enemies from other countries about 300 years ago. Then, walk about 10 minutes to visit the Senado Square (Largo do Senado) to appreciate the multiple century-old Portuguese styled architectures and enjoy its rich south European flavor and also the daily lifestyle of Macau people who walk along those leading lanes and operate their business. There is also A-Ma Temple, where you will know about history and local religious customs of Macau. You could also see many other historical sites as Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)St. Dominic's Church, etc. In addition, you can also taste some special local foods in this area.

After the tour, return to Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and take a ferry to go back.

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Macau Itinerary 2 Days

As Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen are very close in geography, many people plan to have a tour covering these 3 cities. These 3 cities are in the China’s Greater Bay Area, and there is convenient transportation between them. You could travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen first, then to Macau. Finally, you can go back Hong Kong for departure.

It’s advised to take about 6 days to have an in-depth tour among these 3 cities. For the first day, you can arrive at Hong Kong. As the tiredness of your trip, it would be better with a relax in this day. At night, you could walk through Temple Street Night Market which is the livest night market in Hong Kong. You and your kids will be surprised at so many souvenirs, tiny trinkets, clothes, footwear, bags, etc.

For the second day, you’ll experience all of the highlights of Hong Kong, including Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery, and Avenue of Stars.

For the third day, you will go to the Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station for your high speed train to Shenzhen.

For the fourth day, you will enjoy the essence of Shenzhen, such as Lychee Park, Ping’an Finance Center, Shenzhen Museum, and Splendid China Folk Village.

For the fifth day, you will take ferry to Macau to explore its west-meet-east heritages in its Historical Center. Here you can see the Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral, the Section of Old City Wall, Senado Square (Largo do Senado), A-Ma Temple, Border of Gate (Portas do Cerco), etc.

For the last day, you will take ferry to Hong Kong and leave.

 

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Temple Street Night Market Temple Street Night Market
Avenue of Stars Avenue of Stars
Ping’an Finance Center Ping’an Finance Center
Ruins of St Paul' s Cathedral Ruins of St Paul' s Cathedral

Travel Shenzhen & Macau with China Discovery

You may worry about your trip from Shenzhen to Macau, including the transfers, time, etc. Concerning this situation, you could feel free to contact our private consultant for help. China Discovery provides you the private transfer service by escorting you from anywhere you are to everywhere you want to go in Macau. Meanwhile, we also have the service of professional tour guide. Our professional tour guide will explain every tourist attraction for you wonderfully. In your travel, all you need to concern about is just the scenery you are going to visit. You could also tell us your interests about your trip, and we will help you customize the most suitable travel plan.

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