MACAU MUST KNOWS
Taxis in Macau have a reputa-tion for being difficult. With rel-atively limited supply, there can often be long lines to catch one and they will sometimes refuse fares to certain destinations.
Our tip is to always catch tax-is from a designated taxi stand like those found at Macau’s casi-nos and resorts. The good news is they are reasonably cheap.
A great alternative to get around Macau are the free shuttle buses offered by most of Macau’s IR operators. Those with mul-tiple properties provide a regular service between them, while another option is the Cotai Connect service which offer vari-ous routes connecting Galaxy, Broadway, Studio City, City of Dreams, the Venetian and Sands Cotai Central.
Hong Kong airport ferry
Cotai Water Jet, located at Taipa Ferry Terminal just five min-utes from the Venetian by car, provides a fast and convenient way to get to Hong Kong International Airport from Macau. However, be aware that passengers must check-in at least one hour before the ferry’s departure. The service runs five times per day, leaving Macau at 07:15, 10:15, 11:55, 13:55 and 15:55.
Macau has its own currency, the pataca (MOP), although Hong Kong dollars are accept-ed everywhere in Macau on a 1 to 1 basis. It is important to note that although Hong Kong dollars are accepted in Macau, Macau MOP is not accepted in Hong Kong – or anywhere else for that matter – so make sure you convert your MOP before you leave!