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The Cheapest Ways to Travel Macau from Hong Kong by Bus Guide

This is a walkthrough travel guide of going to Macau from Hong Kong via the HZM bridge.

HZM Bridge

HZMB Bus (Golden Bus) method (Cheapest method)

This is one of the common ways used by the locals. One of its advantages is the cost is relatively cheaper than taking ferry from Sheung Wan. It operates 24 hours a day.

1. Go to the Hong Kong Port by Airport Bus. It should take around 45-60 minutes, depending on the route and traffic conditions.

The routes are:

B5 (from Sunny Bay),

A11 (from North Point via Wan Chai, Central),

A21 (from Hung Hom Staion, via Tsim Sha Tsui),

A22 (from Lam Tin Station, via Kowloon Bay, Kowloon City, Kwun Tong), A29 (from Po Lam, via Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong)

A41 (from Sha Tin),

A31 (from Tsuen Wan),

A33X (from Tsuen Mun),

A36 (from Yuen Long),

B4, B6 (from Tung Chung),

A35 (from Mui Wo),

Minibus 901 (from Tung Chung)

Hong Kong Port (Photo Source: HZM Bridge)

2. Pass the immigration and Customs of Hong Kong. Make sure your ID card or passport is ready (and travel Visa to Macau if necessary). It should take 5-10 minutes.

HZM Bridge Hong Kong Port Immigration

3. Buy the HZMB Bus tickets (It is called the "Gum Ba" in Cantonese, means "Golden Bus", by the locals because of its colour), adult ticket price HKD$65, concession ticket price HKD$33.

Automatic vending machines accept Octopus card, WeChat and Alipay.

**Make sure your octopus card has enough credits(and also enough for the way back). Or you can purchase the tickets from counter by cash . It should take 5-10 minutes.

HZM Bridge Tickets Vending Machine

HZM Bridge Ticket Vending Machine
Pick the destination, number of tickets, and pay.

HZM Bridge Departure Hall Convenience Store
There is convenient store in the department hall

4. Hop on the bus. Buses depart every 5 minutes or less during peak hour.

HZM Bridge Bus Bay Area

HZM Bridge Shuttle Bus Bay Area

HZM Bridge Bay Area Bus
Give the ticket to staff to scan

5. Cross the bridge. It should take 30-40 minutes.

HZM Bridge Shuttle Bus
Photo: HZMB Bus

6. Pass the immigration of Macau. It should take 10-15 minutes because the building is huge. There will be a bit of walking.

HZM Bridge in Macau Port Arrivals Hall
When you see Portuguese, you know you are in Macau

HZM Bridge Macau Port Immigration Arrival Hall
Huge Hall

7. When you get out of the building, there should be buses and taxis.

HZM Bridge Macau Port Shuttle Bus Bay Area

If you are planning to visit any casino or resort, you can take the free shuttle bus to Taipa Ferry Terminal and then take free casino shuttle bus.

HZM Bridge Macau Port, Interchange bus
It says: To Taipa Ferry Terminal Interchange Station, for buses towards Venetians, Sands, Wynn Palace, MGM, City of Dreams, Studio City

HZM Bridge Macau Port Interchange station bus
It may take some time until taking the bus

Direct bus

There are different routes of direct buses from various places in Hong Kong.

1. Between Kwun Tong - Sands Macao/ Venetian Macao/ Parisian Macao. Departs every 30 minutes. (Weekdays: HKD$170, Weekends: $HKD190 per person). The journey should take around 1hour45minutes. You can book the ticket here.

2. Between Prince Edward/ Elements - different casinos in Macao. However their website is not English-speaker-friendly.

*Note that passengers need to get off the bus twice when passing Hong Kong Port and Macau port. You will need to carry your belongings and luggage with you.


-If you want to take the bus because you want to see the HZMB bridge and you want to have a day trip to Macau, you can consider going to Macau by bus during daytime, and take the ferry on the way back at night. There are two reasons: not much view to see at night and too much transfers between buses when you are tired.

-If you carry heavy luggage or you are in a rush, take the ferry from Sheung Wan.

-If you take airport bus to Hong Kong Port and take it again from Hong Kong Port on the same day, the bus fare will be halved (by using the same octopus card).

-If you buy HZM bus ticket from Macau Port on the way back by cash at the counter, there is a chance that they may give you change in Macao dollars. You can use octopus card at the counter also.

HZM Bridge Macau Port vending machine
Octopus is not accepted in the Macau vending machine

HZM Bridge Macau Port Octopus card
Octopus accepted in the counter


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