Getting There

 

Macao Geography

Macao is adjacent to the southern province of Guangdong, China, on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta.

The Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) has an area of 32.9 sq.km, comprising the Macao Peninsula (11.4 sq.km and connected to mainland China), and the island of Cotai/Taipa/Coloane (21.5 sq.km). Three bridges connect these islands, ranging from 1-2 kilometres in length. To give an indication of size, all of Macao fits 30 times into Hong Kong and three times into the city of Paris. Land access to mainland China is through the border gate, the Qingmao Port-Macau Frontier Post, the Hengqin Port-Macau Frontier Post and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Port.

Arriving in Macao by Air
 

Macau International Airport (MFM)
30 airlines with direct flights reaching over 50 regional destination connect into Macau International Airport, with indirect connections to all five continents. The airport is located on Taipa, five minutes from Sands Resorts Macao. For detailed information on flight schedules, please visit: www.macau-airport.com.

Sky Shuttle Helicopter Service
When you are coming to Macao from Hong Kong, a helicopter can provide a speedy option of only a 15-minute flight. For flight details, please visit: www.skyshuttlehk.com.

Arriving in Macao by Ferry
 

Between Macao and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
About 120 airlines reaching over 220 destinations connect into Hong Kong International Airport.

For delegates arriving via Hong Kong International Airport, there is an airport ferry service available. Passengers can transit into or out of Macao via Hong Kong International Airport without needing to go through Hong Kong Customs and Immigration formalities or pick up their baggage. All bags will be transferred from their international flight directly onto the ferry for collection in Macao. The trip to Macao is only 70 minutes. For detailed information on flight schedules, please visit: www.hongkongairport.com.

  • Sands Resorts Macao owns one of the ferry companies offering this service – Cotai Water Jet: www.cotaiwaterjet.com. Ferries have capacity of 400 persons and can be chartered for your event.
  • Hong Kong-owned TurboJET: www.turbojet.com.hk also provides a regular ferry service to Macao.

Besides, visitors can also take the airport express bus to Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, then take Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge shuttle bus to Macao. For detailed information please visit: www.hongkongairport.com.

Shenzhen Shekou
Visitors can take the ferry from Fuyong Ferry Terminal to Macao Taipa Ferry Terminal or Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal to Macao, then walk across the border and take a free shuttle bus to our hotels.

Arriving in Macao by Land
 

High-Speed Train
There are several high-speed train routes that help connect Macao to most cities in mainland China. Visitors can now connect from cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou, a trip of only 8 hours with the new high-speed trains, compared to 20 hours previously. From Guangzhou, visitors have the choice of a 46-minute, non-stop train to Zhuhai, the Macao-mainland China border, or 3 hours by coach.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge consists of a series of bridges and tunnels that connect Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai. As well as travelling by sea, travelers and meetings delegates can now travel across the bridge from Hong Kong to Macao. For detailed information please visit: www.hzmbus.com.

Departing from Guangdong Province
Visitors can take a bus to Gongbei or Hengqin port and pass through the border. They can also take high-speed trains to Guangzhou South Station, then take Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity railway to Zhuhai station and cross the Gongbei or Qingmao border checkpoint to Macao.

Departing from Outside Guangdong Province
Visitors can take high-speed trains to Guangzhou South Station, then take Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity railway to Zhuhai station and cross the Gongbei or Qingmao border checkpoint to Macao.

Others Transportation Options
For visitors from Gongbei, Qingmao or Hengqin port to Macao, Sands Resorts Macao offers pick-up services, available to book in advance.

Connections between Macao and the Greater Bay Area
 

Between Macao and Zhuhai Jinwan Airport (ZUH)
Zhuhai Jinwan Airport has about 20 airlines connecting with Chinese cities. From Zhuhai Airport, visitors can choose to take the Airport Express via Hengqin Border to Macao, taking about 80 minutes. Visitors can also book the limousine service at Sands Resorts Macao in advance, which is only one hour duration. There are four borders in Macao connecting with mainland China. Visitors can choose the Macao border gate, the Qingmao Port-Macau Frontier Post, the Hengqin Port-Macau Frontier Post and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Port to access Macao.

Between Macao and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)
There are about 80 airlines at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, reaching more than 230 destinations. From Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Macao, passengers can take the three-hour airport express bus to Zhuhai, and arrive in Macao via Gongbei or Qingmao port. They can also book a limousine service from Sands Resorts Macao, and arrive directly at the resort from the airport.

Between Macao and Shenzhen Baoan International Airport (SZX)
There are about 50 airlines at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, which travel to more than 180 destinations. Visitors can choose to take a one-hour ferry to Macao Taipa Ferry Terminal or Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, or take a three-hour shuttle bus to Macao via Zhuhai. You can also reserve a limousine service at Sands Resorts Macao, and arrive directly from the airport. In addition to sea and land, visitors can even choose a helicopter service, which only takes about 15 minutes to arrive in Macao.

Sands Resorts Macao Limousine service:

Zhuhai Jinwan Airport Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Shenzhen Baoan International Airport
Distance to / from Cotai 50km 180km 160km
Duration of journey by limousine 1 hour 15 minutes 3 hours 3 hours