One of the best experience I had with Macau is getting to the right places at the shortest time with their free hotel shuttle services! As long as you know where the Ferry Terminals are, everything is just a piece of cake! A day or two and you’ll get to have a full view of this amazing city.
HOW TO ENJOY FREE SHUTTLE RIDES?
Once you get into Macau always, ALWAYS grab a MAP. Check if it’s the English one. By Ferry, you’ll reach Macau through 2 ferry terminals. One is Taipa Terminal which is near Venetian Hotel and City of Dreams and the other one is the Macau Ferry Terminal.
MACAU FERRY TERMINAL
Free Shuttle buses are found just right out side. From the terminal turn left and look for the BUSES. We found Venetian Macau’s Bus across so we have to cross through their subway. Fisherman’s wharf is also just a walking distance from the Macau Ferry Terminal. You can always have it first on your itinerary. To get to Sands Hotel which is also around 5-10 minutes away from the ferry, take the shuttle for Sands Hotel then you can always take a shuttle back to Macau Ferry Terminal to go to other hotels.
TAIPA FERRY TERMINAL
Taipa Ferry Terminal is in Taipa, Macau which is also near the airport. It is quite smaller than the Macau Ferry Terminal. The shuttle buses are just right across the terminal. Venetian Hotel, Cotai Strip and City of dreams are aroud 10-15 minutes from this Terminal. From the Hotels you can also enjoy their free shuttle rides to Taipa Ferry Terminal or to the Macau Ferry Terminal.
- Always have an itinerary to save time. If you reach Macau through Taipa Ferry Terminal it is best to tour around the nearest hotels first like Venetian and City of Dreams. Check online for the schedules of the theatre shows for Venetian and City of Dreams.
- Always have a printout for the hotel names with their chinese translation to be easier to guide the taxi drivers in case you get lost or you can’t find the shuttle buses. Maps are also very helpful.
- Shuttle buses are usually found at the same entrance as where you are dropped.
- Before getting in the shuttle buses, always check if you’re on the right bus. They usually have LED signs in front with their destinations.