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Macau is touted to be the ‘Vegas of Asia’ and can give Las Vegas a run for its money and glitz! It is a top day-trip destination from Hong Kong, offering glamorous casinos and hotels for the party revelers, and a mix of culture and heritage as an erstwhile Portuguese colony for the family tourists. The best way to get from Hong Kong to Macau is by ferry and the Turbojet Ferry should be your choice of transport. The Turbojet ferry to Macau docks at the Macau Outer Harbor Terminal which is within 3 KM of popular casinos like Wynn Macau, MGM Macau and Babylon Macau and iconic attractions like Senado Square and Ruins of St. Paul’s. Read on to know more about getting TurboJet Ferry tickets before hopping aboard!

TurboJet Ferry - Know Your Ferry

TurboJet Ferry

The Turbojet Ferry is one of two prestigious high-speed ferry services ( the other being Cotai Ferry) in the Pearl River Delta and has been around for over 50 years.

  • It operates several routes between Macau Outer Harbour, Macau Taipa, Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Airport, Kowloon, Shekou, Tuen Mun and Shenzhen Airport.
  • Its bright red fleet has top of the line vessels that reach speeds of up to 45 knots, and have a varied seating capacity of 200 to 430 guests.
  • It operates four types of seating – Economy Class, Super Class, Premier Grand, and Premier VIP Cabin – to suit every budget and style. The Premier Grand passengers can enjoy hot meals and wine, while the VIP Cabin passengers can also enjoy champagne service with exclusive personal cabin space.

The Turbojet fleet includes Free WiFi, onboard programs, audio-visual systems, lounge services, luggage service and meet and greet services that ensure your luxurious decadent trip to Macau starts from Hong Kong itself! To know more about the TurboJet Ferry schedule, head here.

TurboJet Ferry - Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I hop onboard a TurboJet Ferry?

The Turbojet Ferry leaves only from the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, and drops you at the Macau Outer Harbour Terminal. You can board the Turbojet ferry in Hong Kong at this address-
Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal – 3/F Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan

The Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal is well-connected to public transport in Hong Kong. You can use the MTR Sheung Wan Station for the metro, while the Shun Tan Centre is easily accessible by bus, taxi and minibus routes.

How long does a TurboJet Ferry take from Hong Kong to Macau?

The Turbojet Ferry covers the distances from Hong Kong to Macau within 55-60 minutes. It will be ideal to report to the terminal at least 45 minutes prior to boarding to clear customs and visa. Most nationalities do not require a visa to enter Macau, however do note that there is a full border in place between Macau and Hong Kong.

Will the Turbojet Ferry be cancelled in case of typhoon or rain?

Yes, the maritime authorities post warnings about inclement weather and the ferry does not run in cases of bad weather, including typhoons for your safety. During the rest of the times, the route of the Turbojet Ferry is quite calm.

Is it compulsory to book tickets in advance?

Macau is a favorite destination for tourists visiting Hong Kong. The crowds swell during holidays and weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). While the frequency of the Turbojet ferries is good, you may have to wait for a long time when you book in person or miss a particular time. If you have an online booking, you can simply redeem your ticket and enter the ferry without waiting for too long.

Does the Turbojet Ferry have late night departures for Macau?

Yes, the Turbojet ferry has late night departures too. Till 11:59 PM it has a ferry that departs every 15 minutes and after that the schedule is as follows – 12:30 AM, 1:00 AM, 1:30 AM, 2:30 AM, 4:15 AM and 6:00 AM. The morning Turbojet ferry schedule starts from 7:00 AM.

Can I cancel my Turbojet Ferry tickets after booking them?

The Turbojet Ferry tickets cannot be cancelled, rescheduled or reimbursed after confirmation of booking. Do confirm your booking details prior to payment.

Do I need a visa for Macau?

No, most people don’t need a visa for Macau. US, Canadian, EU, Australian, and New Zealand passport holders will be given at least 30 days visa free stay in Macau upon arrival at the ferry terminal.

TurboJet Ferry Tickets & Routes

Below are the most frequented TurboJet Ferry routes. If you're planning to travel via any of these routes, grab your TurboJet Ferry ticket online and save a few bucks. Taxes and all inclusive, buying online is a cheaper bet! Also, skip the hassle of standing in queues.

To know more about the TurboJet Ferry schedule, head here.

1. Hong Kong and Macau Outer Harbour - TurboJet

2. Kowloon and Macau Outer Harbour - TurboJet

3. Hong Kong Airport and Macau Outer Harbour - TurboJet

4. Tuen Mun and Macau - TurboJet

Macau Outer Harbour Terminal – Where the TurboJet Ferry Docks

Macau is serviced by two ferry terminals – Macau Outer Harbour Terminal and Tapai Harbour Terminal. The Turbojet Ferry docks at the Macau Outer Harbour Terminal which is within 2 KM of all the major casinos in Macau. The Turbojet ferry terminal also has top-notch facilities including Premier waiting lounges and Luggage service counter to check in your luggage for the duration of your trip to Macau.

Cotai Ferry

Handy Tips For Your Cotai Ferry To Macau

  • All children aged 1 year and above must hold a full price ticket. You can also use the baby stroller rental service at a cost of KHD/MOP 100 for ten hours from the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal and Macau Outer Ferry Terminal.
  • The Turbojet ferry has light refreshments and drinks onboard; however there is no restriction from bringing your own food and drinks on the ferry.
  • A window seat certainly makes the ride pleasant and if you want one you should ask at the check-in counter during the boarding process. You can try your luck by arriving early!
  • You can bring along one piece of hand luggage for free. You are allowed to carry three other pieces of standard luggage but you will have to check-in the luggage and pay for it. (Prices start from HKD/MOP 25 per piece)
  • If you suffer from motion sickness pick the centre seats and avoid boarding till the last minute. Also, the crew will hand you bags for any nausea you might feel. If you are prone to it, then do take motion sickness pills/medication as the water can get bumpy on many days.
  • To know more about the TurboJet Ferry schedule, head here.