Getting Around

Road Conditions
The third Ao Dang Bridge
Macau-Taipa Bridge

Visitors to Macau are frequently surprised by the orderly way that traffic moves in this small city. On average some 130,000 vehicles each day take to the narrow and winding roads in an area of under 30 square kilometers, so a well ordered traffic plan has proved vital. Some 80% of the roads are one-way and this ensures that outside the morning and evening peak periods there is little congestion. A plentiful supply of taxis at the airport and ferry terminals together with an excellent public bus service helps with the movement of people at all times. An important feature of which the visitor should be aware is that the traffic in Macau moves on the left hand side of the road!

Macau Peninsular

 Nowadays, only Macau light rail Taipa Line Phase One is under construction. This subway line will link the Border Gate and Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal and contain 21 stations via Macao International Airport (MFM). It will open in 2019 or 2020. In the future, the Light Rail Transit (LRT) will totally operate five subway lines.
 Macau Light Rail Planning Map

Public Buses

TRANSMAC and TCM are the two bus companies operating all public and mini buses in the city.

Macau Public Bus
Public Bus

Bus lines cover almost all the attractions and hotels on the Peninsular and the main scenic spots on the outlying islands of Taipa and Coloane. The routes operate on a one-way circuit around the city. This means you would not necessarily have the same stops on a return trip. Ask the drivers for details. Most public buses are air-conditioned middle-sized vehicles capable of carrying more than 20 people. There are no conductors so it is necessary for you to have the appropriate change in coins before getting aboard. For the ride within the Peninsular, the fare is 2.5 MOP$. Several bus lines going further to the islands of Taipa and Coloane charge three to five Macanese dollars. The ride to Macau International Airport on the island of Taipa from the Peninsular is six MOP$. The operating hours of most buses are from 6:00 to 24:00.

Bus Nos. 21, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A run between the Peninsular and islands of Taipa and Coloane
Bus Nos. 11, 22, 28A, 33 and 34 run between the Macau Peninsular and island of Taipa.
API is a special line plying between the airport on the island of Taipa and the Peninsular

Tip: We suggest visitors try to avoid the peak morning and evening traffic periods when people crowd onto buses to go to work or return home. All bus stop signs have route descriptions in both Chinese and Portuguese. English versions of the local map can be obtained from the counters of local Tourist Bureau on Senado Square in the downtown area of the city.


There are around 1,100 taxis in the city which provide convenient service for local citizens and visitors along with city buses and free shuttle buses of casinos and hotels. Sometimes, it may be a little hard to hail a taxi, especially at the airport or Border Gate. Taxis here are mainly in white and yellow: the former can hold 4, 5 or 6 passengers, and the latter can accommodate at most 4 passengers.

Local maps with information in Chinese, Portuguese and English are supplied to taxi drivers by the local Tourism Administration Bureau so that they can communicate with tourists about the places and routes in the city. This can be a good way for tourists to generally know the city from the special “tour guide”.
Taxi Reservation Hotline: 853 28519519 & 853 28939939

 Charging Standard:

Category Fare
First 1,600m (1.750yd) 17MOP$
Every Extra 260m (285yd)  2MOP$
Waiting Fee  2MOP$/minute
Luggage Left at Compartment 3MOP$/piece
Taipa – Coloane Island 2MOP$
Macao Peninsular – Coloane Island 5MOP$
Boarding at Macao International Airport 5MOP$

Sightseeing Vehicle

ride around Macau
Bicycle Ride Around the city

This is a small city that enables visitors to enjoy their visit by means of special tourist vehicles that include pedicabs and a replica of an old-style 1920s English bus.

Outlying Islands

Although the transportation on the outlying islands of Taipa and Coloane is not as extensive as that on the Peninsular, public buses of TCM and TRANSMAC ply between the Peninsular, Taipa and Coloane at three to five MOP$ and cover the main sightseeing spots on the islands. The operating time is from 7:00 to 24:00.

Taxis inside the island areas charge the same as those on the Macau Peninsular. No extra fee is charged for the transit from the islands to the Peninsular.

Hotels on the island of Taipa have special buses leaving for the Macau Ferry Terminal.

In the Municipal Garden in the Taipa Village, there are some bicycle rental shops that provide for cycling visitors.

- Last modified on Nov. 27, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Getting Around Macau
Asked by Aida from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 23, 2018 03:55Reply
Is Hong Kong Octopus card acceptable in macau buses?
Is there a loading station for octopus card in macao?
Answers (5)
Answered by Vicky from FRANCE | Nov. 25, 2018 18:51

HK Octopus card can be only used in HK. You can get one Macau Octopus Card.
Answered by Aida from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 26, 2018 08:05

Thank you for your reply.

I would like to ask what bus to take from Macau airport going to Man Va Hotel and vice-versa.
Answered by Vicky | Nov. 26, 2018 18:08

You can take the bus MT1 or MT2 at the airport and get off at City Riqiandi. Then walk about 300 - 400 meters to the hotel.
Answered by Aida from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 27, 2018 02:42

Thank you!
Should we take same bus no. in going to the airport from Man Va Hotel?
Answered by Vicky | Nov. 27, 2018 17:11

Of course you can.
Asked by Jasmine chow from MALAYSIA | Nov. 18, 2018 13:35Reply
Macau to zhuhai by bus
Would appreciate if u can guide us where to take bus from macao (around the casinos Area to zhuhai city centre What will be the cost, time schedule n travel time. Any seniors fare for foreigners?, we intend to leave Macao on 21st Nov 2018.thanks yah
Answers (1)
Answered by Wainwright from GERMANY | Nov. 18, 2018 19:31

You can first take the free casino bus to Guanzha Port. There are about 100 Facai Bus Routes running to the Guanzha Port from about 09:00 to 01:00. Then walk through the customs, you enter Zhuhai. There are many city buses from the Gongbei port to the downtown, such as the bus No.33, 35, 8... The running time of the buses is about 40 - 55 minutes, and the ticket fare is about CNY 2 - 5 per person.
Asked by Mag from SINGAPORE | Nov. 16, 2018 02:48Reply
Hong Kong to Macau and Macao to/from Taipa
HK to Macao by bus:
Where to take bus?
Which bus no.?
How much?

Macao to/from Taipa
Have Grab taxi?
Grab/normal taxi how much?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wainwright from USA | Nov. 18, 2018 19:51

You can take the direct bus from Hong Kong to Macau. It runs between APM, Kwun Tong of Hong Kong and the Parisian Macao, with stops also in Sands Macau and Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel. The ticket fare is HKD 170; HKD 190 at night after 18:00 and on Saturdays, Sundays and other public holidays.

There are free shuttle buses at the Parisian Macao and Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel. You can take the bus to Taipa. The taxi fee is about HK$20.
Asked by Mageil from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 10, 2018 23:57Reply
Macau International Airport to Joy Inn Gongbei

Arriving at macau Airport 11:30pm. Are there buses going to Joy Inn Hotel, how much is the fare? If we ride taxi how much would be the fare?

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew from USA | Nov. 11, 2018 23:51

Yes, there are. You can first take the bus AP1X and get off at Portas do Cerco Square. Then walk about 10 minutes to Gongbei Port to take the bus No.608 and get off at Liangfenqiao. Then walk about 7 minutes to the hotel. The bus ticket fare is about CNY8. If you take a taxi, it would be within CNY100.
Asked by Jennifer from MALAYSIA | Nov. 08, 2018 17:42Reply
How to get to Hotel Taipa Square from Macau Airport
Answers (1)
Answered by Van from USA | Nov. 08, 2018 22:19

you can take the bus No.36 or MT1 at the airport bus stop and get off at Jockey Club-1. Then walk about 5 minutes to the hotel.
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