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Old 20-10-2019, 10:39 AM   #1
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Query on Macau- Fly direct or fly via HK

Hi everyone,

I've been reading the threads, but am still not too sure which is better, so hoping you experienced travellers here can advise me.

I'm looking to go Macau for a short 3D2N trip in Nov, mainly to see the water show, Macau tower bungy and batman ride+ferris wheel.

I saw the direct flight via scoot to Macau airport is about 370, while direct flight to HK is about 260ish for SQ. I was thinking to go via HK and take the Skypier ferry at the airport (if I'm googling it correctly?) to Macau instead since it's seems cheaper, but does anyone have any experience and advice on this? I'm a female traveller so I would like to avoid leaving HK airport since it's the protest and all.

Should I change to HK dollars in Macau or change to Macau currency? Just wanted to be sure, since it's a few years ago since I last went to HK and never been to Macau.

And does the casino shuttles buses allow non hotel guests on board too? Since I'm solo-ing, I probably won't stay in a casino hotel due to price.

Thanks!
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Old 20-10-2019, 01:21 PM   #2
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Hi everyone,

I've been reading the threads, but am still not too sure which is better, so hoping you experienced travellers here can advise me.

I'm looking to go Macau for a short 3D2N trip in Nov, mainly to see the water show, Macau tower bungy and batman ride+ferris wheel.

I saw the direct flight via scoot to Macau airport is about 370, while direct flight to HK is about 260ish for SQ. I was thinking to go via HK and take the Skypier ferry at the airport (if I'm googling it correctly?) to Macau instead since it's seems cheaper, but does anyone have any experience and advice on this? I'm a female traveller so I would like to avoid leaving HK airport since it's the protest and all.

Should I change to HK dollars in Macau or change to Macau currency? Just wanted to be sure, since it's a few years ago since I last went to HK and never been to Macau.

And does the casino shuttles buses allow non hotel guests on board too? Since I'm solo-ing, I probably won't stay in a casino hotel due to price.

Thanks!
The one way ferry ticket cost HKD 270 which is almost SGD 50. Worth the hassle and time?
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Old 20-10-2019, 01:32 PM   #3
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Casino shuttles can take without any issues. no questions asked.

Change only the amount that you can spend. Mostly not accepted outside of Macau.

Another alternative from hkia to Macau is to take bus over the hzmb bridge.

https://thehkshopper.com/transportat...i-macau-bridge
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Old 20-10-2019, 02:20 PM   #4
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Casino shuttles can take without any issues. no questions asked.

Change only the amount that you can spend. Mostly not accepted outside of Macau.

Another alternative from hkia to Macau is to take bus over the hzmb bridge.

https://thehkshopper.com/transportat...i-macau-bridge
Sorry to hijack this page. i've already done up my research and in 2 weeks time i'll be travelling from HK airport direct to Macau for 1 night. The difference between now and last time was i took Turboject about 6 years ago as i believe there were much more timing options.
for HK Airport to Macau via Turboject is only 2 timing 11am and 4pm.. as i'm arriving 11+am, i dont want to wait till 4pm.
Thus i've kinda made up my mind to take the bus instead to go to macau main land, then take free bus to Cotai where my hotel is.
Can advise if this is a good approach?
Another way is to travel to the nearest Ferry terminal and go to Macau from there.

any advise would be greatly appreciated !! TIA !
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Old 20-10-2019, 05:31 PM   #5
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In January I went to zhuhai and returned from Macau to HK in a day. Frequency of the hzmb buses is every 15 minutes.
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Old 20-10-2019, 08:02 PM   #6
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The one way ferry ticket cost HKD 270 which is almost SGD 50. Worth the hassle and time?
Good point, I guess it was more the flying on SQ rather than Scoot that was making me consider it.
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Old 20-10-2019, 08:11 PM   #7
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Casino shuttles can take without any issues. no questions asked.

Change only the amount that you can spend. Mostly not accepted outside of Macau.

Another alternative from hkia to Macau is to take bus over the hzmb bridge.
Thank you s7460597 for your kind advice!
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Old 21-10-2019, 01:20 PM   #8
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Sorry to hijack this page. i've already done up my research and in 2 weeks time i'll be travelling from HK airport direct to Macau for 1 night. The difference between now and last time was i took Turboject about 6 years ago as i believe there were much more timing options.
for HK Airport to Macau via Turboject is only 2 timing 11am and 4pm.. as i'm arriving 11+am, i dont want to wait till 4pm.
Thus i've kinda made up my mind to take the bus instead to go to macau main land, then take free bus to Cotai where my hotel is.
Can advise if this is a good approach?
Another way is to travel to the nearest Ferry terminal and go to Macau from there.

any advise would be greatly appreciated !! TIA !
I believe there are only 3 sailings a day via Skypier to Macau- 11:00 16:15 (Cotai), 18:00.
Simply take the coach. There are direct services from Terminal 2 to The Venetian via the HZMB.
https://m.hkctsbus.com/ow-ticket-en/public/#/busSearch/
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Old 21-10-2019, 05:06 PM   #9
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you can use hong kong dollar in macau at 1:1 rate.
but u cant use macau money in hong kong.
So most of the time is better to change money to hong kong dollar.
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Old 22-10-2019, 09:33 AM   #10
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Don't bother to change for Macau MOPs. Use HKD and when you receive change in MOPs, remember to get rid of them before you depart.
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Thank you Jeanrc and beanstalk6 for your replies!
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:42 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the tip. Currently in Macau since yesterday. Was very smooth when taking bus from HK airport to Macau.weekdays seem to make a huge difference plus the current ongoing protest.
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Thanks for all the tip. Currently in Macau since yesterday. Was very smooth when taking bus from HK airport to Macau.weekdays seem to make a huge difference plus the current ongoing protest.
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Is there a limit to luggage size for taking the bus?
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Old 24-11-2019, 05:25 PM   #14
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TS, did you take the ferry or bus in the end? Also considering the ferry.. is it tough to use the bus if have large sized luggage?
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Old 26-11-2019, 04:55 PM   #15
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Sorry noob here, so now we can travel to macau via bus from hk? Is it through shenzhen or somethin?

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