We will write how to get from Macau airport to city center. The distance from Macau Airport to downtown is 10 kilometers. The travel time from Macau airport to city is around 15 minutes by taxi and 80 MOP which is $10 USD.
The cheapest way from Macau airport to city center is by bus around 20 minutes for 4 MOP which is only half of dollar. You can also get a free shuttle to hotels and casinos from Macau airport or get a private transfer. Macau is very small and prices from Macau airport are so affordable.
SIM CARD AT MACAU AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Macau airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Macau. Read here Macau travel tips and Macau sim card for tourist.
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MACAU AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
BUS MACAU AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
There are buses from Macau airport to city center running every 15-20 minutes from 6 am until midnight. The bus fare is around 4-5 MOP which is 50 cents of USD.
Bus AP1 is the most popular route from Macau airport to city center and it’s also going to the Chinese border.
TCM Bus 21 And TCM Bus 26
There are a few buses TCM Bus 21 going from Macau airport to A Ma Temple and Coloane. TCM Bus 26 is also going to Coloane.
Express Link Bus Service
It’s going to Macau Ferry Terminal from Macau airport just in case you are getting the ferry in Macau.
TCM Minibus MT1 and MT2
TCM Minibus MT1 and MT2 are going to Taipa and Prai Grande.
LRT Train (Light Rapid Transit) Macau Airport
The Macau Light Rapid Transit is a new transportation from Macau airport connecting city center. There are 11 stations and the trains are running every 10-15 minutes. The LRT Train fare from Macau airport is from 3–10 MOP which is $1 USD depending on your final destination.
BY TAXI FROM MACAU AIRPORT TO MACAU CITY CENTER
If you go from Macau airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 15 minutes and the taxi fare from Macau airport to city center is 80 MOP which is $10 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
FREE SHUTTLE FROM MACAU AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
Is possible a free shuttle from Macau airport to city center? There are hotels and casinos offering free shuttles from Macau airport to downtown. When I was there a few the hotels were offering for free a few times during the day and also to move around Macau. You will find the free shuttles on the right side outside Macau airport. Just make sure you check what your hotel is offering or any other casino or hotel near by.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MACAU AIRPORT TO MACAU CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Macau. Prices are around €25 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €6 per person.
WHERE TO STAY IN MACAU
There are a number of places for where to stay in Macau. You may choose to stay in hotels or find cheaper places in Macau. You may check the links below for more options. Hotels in Macau generally cost between 300-2000 HKD per night. You can also try AirBnB in Macau with prices starting from $30 USD.
FOOD TRAVEL BUDGET IN MACAU
For a food travel budget in Macau you will find local restaurants with dishes from $3-10 USD. If you are looking for fine dining restaurants can go to $20-30 USD and you can also find street food starting from $1 USD.
BEST TIME TO VISIT MACAU
If you’re planning to visit Macau during its peak seasons. The best time to visit Macau is from October to December where the weather is great. March to April is also a great time to travel to Macau which is Spring time. From May to July expect rainy days in Macau. January and February are the coldest months.
Click here to have more information about Macau weather forecast.
CURRENCY AND ATMS IN MACAU
Macau has its own currency: the Macau Pataca. This is often abbreviated to “MOP”. Hong Kong Dollars are commonly used by Macau vendors. $1 USD = 8 HKD. Many tourists prefer to use Hong Kong Dollars.
You can find ATMs very easily in Macau to directly withdraw cash (usually HKD or MOP). Credit cards is accepted in most of the hotels and restaurants in Macau. Click here to check the current exchange rate in Macau.
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