From Macau via Ferry: Exploring Hong Kong and Shenzhen
If you’re living or visiting Macau and you’re interested in exploring Hong Kong or Shenzhen, it shouldn’t be a difficult journey. Taking the ferry is usually the easiest way to go, and the best part is that it’s only going to take you about an hour each way.
It will give you a chance to sit back and relax for awhile on the way there in preparation for your journey, and it’s a chance to unwind after exploring. Before you head out, check out some of the following tips for taking a ferry from Macau to Hong Kong or Shenzhen.
Stay At A Hotel That Offers Transportation
There are plenty of hotels in Macau that offer complimentary transportation to/from the ferry for their hotel guests, so if you know a visit to Hong Kong or Shenzhen is going to be a part of your trip to Macau, consider opting for staying at a hotel that’s going to offer the service. It can help save you time and money during your trip.
Have Taxi Fare
When you get to Shenzhen or Hong Kong, you’re likely going to want to take a taxi to get where you need to go, so make sure to have the proper currency on you to pay. Considering you are going to have some idea of where you’re going before you get there, do your research in advance to ensure you’re going to have the right amount on you for your journey.
Bring Your Passport and Visa
You’re going to need your passport and possibly your visa to travel in between the destinations, so make sure not to leave it behind in Macau. Carry it on you at all times along with any other proper paperwork and identification you need to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
Give Yourself Enough Travel Time
It’s going to take you about an hour via ferry to get from Macau to either Hong Kong or Shenzhen and then another hour back, but that doesn’t count the amount of time it’s going to take you to get to the ferry and to your destinations, so you may want to take more than a day if you’re planning on doing exploring. This will ensure you have enough time to do all that you want to without having to rush around. This is especially important if you are a first time visitor as you should allow yourself extra time to get to where you need to go and back.
If you have any questions while you’re traveling from Macau to Hong Kong or Shenzhen, don’t hesitate to ask someone. There are many travelers who feel silly asking someone for help and try and go about it on their own, but there’s no shame in asking questions if it could make your experience a little easier. Lastly, the more planning you do in advance—such as knowing where you want to go and how to get there—the more simple it can be for you to get around, so do as much research as possible.