Free Shuttle Bus In Macau
Free Shuttle Buses in Macau
In this article you will get an idea about commuting within Macau, the various casinos and local sightseeing options.
Commute without a penny!
The best thing about getting around in Macau is that there are many popular Casinos’ free shuttle buses criss-crossing all over the island. These buses touch almost all the major tourist spots here. Most hotels, big or small also provide free shuttle service to their hotel both from Airport Terminal and Ferry Bus Terminal. Simply board a free shuttle bus belonging to any hotel or casino that will take you to your nearest place of interest, alight at the stop then walk to your destination and you don’t have to pay a single penny! No one will bother to ask you a question. However, choose a “popular” hotel/casino’s shuttle service because the bus drivers of some of the smaller hotels may want to see your hotel voucher before letting you in. Now if your prestige and self-esteem come in the way, just forget this tip; if not then read below.
Note: Most Macau tourists do this. Its a popular culture when you are travelling in Macau.
Say for example, you want to go to the City of Dreams, simply board any of the buses of The Venetian or the City of Dreams or Galaxy. All these are located close to one another on the Taipa side of Macau.
The Venetian operates free shuttle buses to Border Gate, Macau Ferry Terminal (for Turbojet) and Taipa Ferry Terminal (for Cotai Jet).
Again, say you want to go to Wynn and can’t locate a single red bus of Wynn Casino; you are free to take a bus to Starworld then just cross the road and enter Wynn Casino. MGM and Grand Lisboa are walkable from here.
Public buses and minibuses run from 6:45 a.m. to 12 midnight. The fare usually ranges from 2.8 MOP to 6.4 MOP per journey depending on the routes – within the city or outside the city center. There are buses (Route 3, 3A, 10, 12, 23, 28C & 32) that provide regular service between the city and the piers for incoming or outgoing visitors.
Bus number AP1 links the airport with the ferry terminal and downtown. It costs about 6 MOP. This airport shuttle pass through most of Macau’s places of interest: Barrier Gate, Ferry Terminal, Sands, Holiday Inn, Grand Lisboa, Ocean Garden, Hyatt Hotel, Airport.
Below is a chart that I have collected from
Fares for public bus services are as follow:
|Routes||Fare for single trip and circular route|
|Within the Macao peninsula||MOP3.20|
|Within Taipa, including from Taipa village to the airport and back||MOP2.80|
|Within Coloane, including from Coloane village to Hac Sa Beach and back||MOP2.80|
|From Macao peninsula to Taipa and back||MOP4.20|
|From Macao peninsula to Coloane and back||MOP5.00|
|From Macao peninsula to Hac Sa Beach and back||MOP6.40|
|From Taipa to Coloane village||MOP3.20|
|From Taipa to Hac Sa Beach or Ka Ho||MOP3.60|
For more information on getting around in Macau,
Click on the following link: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/macau/getting-around.htm
Sightseeing in Macau
Sightseeing is very easy in Macau. Many of the sights are within walking distance from a particular hotel/casino. That makes it easy to commute to these places using free shuttle service of the hotels.
Popular touristy spots in Macau
Ruins of St. Pauls Cathedral, Senado Square (Largo do Senado), Macau Tower, A-Ma Temple, Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau Museum, etc.
Assuming that you are staying at The Venetian, if you want to go to The Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, here are a few ways how you can do it without having to spend a penny:
Take the Venetian bus to the Inner Harbour and walk until you see the Black and Beige mosaic of Senado Square, keep walking along the stone paved road of a bustling market area while following the signs, (they are in English) and you will reach St. Paul’s Ruins.
You can also walk to City Of Dreams from The Venetian; take the COD free shuttle bus to the Grand Lisboa and walk straight to Senado Square and then to St. Paul’s Ruins. The whole walk from Lisboa to St. Paul’s should take about 20 minutes.
Taxis are easy to hail. Just find a nearest taxi stand and hail a taxi to go to your desired location. They are fast and convenient if you are on time crunch.