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Transportation in Macau

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Transportation in Macau

We have plan to do one day trip to Macau, from Hong Kong.

My question is about the transportation inside the city.

Here is our itenary in Macau:

- From Macau Ferry terminal, go to Ruin St. Paul

- Walk to Senado Square

- Walk to A-Ma Temple

- Go to Venetian for lunch

- Go back to Fisherman's Wharf

- Go to Macau Ferry terimal to go back to Hong Kong

What would be the most practical transportation?

From Macau Ferry terminal to Ruin St. Paul, then to Venetian, and back to Fisherman's Wharf.

Is Taxi available and easy to get?

Thank you,

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1. Re: Transportation in Macau

Hello Richard S,

This is the Hong Kong forum, not the Macau forum. Can you repost to the Macau forum directly (see link)? Happy to offer you thoughts there.

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g664891-i12409-Mac…

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2. Re: Transportation in Macau

Hi,

firstly spend more time in Venetian(and or CoD), or even in Taipa village,than in Fisherman's Wharf, then direct from Venetian or CoD, there are free shuttle bus to Macau ferry terminal.

CoD= City of Dreams.

From Macau ferry terminal, suggest just taking a taxi to St Paul Ruins(back), then walk out to main road(San Ma Lo) through Senado Square,then at fountain landmark facing your back with you fronting Leal Senado building, cross the road, take right, walk along a row of shophouses,further up there is a bus stop, take one of these bus routes : 2, 5, 7, 10, 10A, 11 and 21A to alight at AMa temple (it is quite a distance to walk from Senado Square to AMa temple).

Then from AMa temple, just take bus route 21, 21A and 26 to bus stop close to Venetian,then use the overhead pedestrian walkway to reach Venetian.

Or from AMa temple, walk back in direction to Senado Square to locate Yuet Tong pier 14,and there is a Venetian free shuttle pick up point over here to Venetian.

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3. Re: Transportation in Macau

Sorry for the wrong forum, I didn't know there is a special Macau forum as I read there were quite a few Macau posts here. I will do that next time.

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4. Re: Transportation in Macau

@mKiaraTravel,

Thanks for your answer. We are going to travel with an elder and a small kid, so a bit afraid with going by bus. Thinking that taxi would be practical, or maybe those buses from the hotels/casinos.

Interesting about your comment from the Senado Square to A-Ma temple. From Google Maps, I checked the walking distance is about 1.5 km (17 minutes average). So, I think it is still reasonable if that's correct. Well, we will see, and take transportation if needed.

And yes, we are going to spend quite some time in Venetian before going to the Fisherman's Wharf. For the Fisherman's Wharf, we think it might be interesting for our 4 years old kid :)

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5. Re: Transportation in Macau

Yep... Some very helpful folks here passing a lot of Macau information on the Hong Kong forum, sort of creates a bit of confusion that there are separate forums.

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6. Re: Transportation in Macau

The walk from Senado Square to A-Ma Temple is probably about 30 minutes in real life. You have many streets to cross (Google didn't think you would need to stop and watch if there is any auto traffic for every street corner and that you can just walk in a straight line non-stop as you wish).

Venetian for lunch... hmmmm... what time are you leaving Hong Kong in the morning? That seems to be a late lunch. My suggestion is to seek food when you are in the Macau Peninsula (from Senado Square to A-Ma Temple), where eateries are plentiful. Once you are at The Venetian, you are confined to high-end hotel restaurants or food court stuff. The Venetian is known for the mock Grand Canal, high end shopping malls, gondola rides and even a fake Venetian sky. But not for good food options inside.

There are a lot of negative views on visiting Fisherman's Wharf. But if you insist...

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7. Re: Transportation in Macau

YOur four years old kid,when in Fisherman's Wharf..will say.." ik ben verveeld"..

"can we go back to Venetian to do another gondola ride?" or

With an elder,walking from Senado Square to AMa temple..I will not advise..now elder will say " geen taxi in Macao?"

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8. Re: Transportation in Macau

@HappyFeet1234: We plan to depart as early as possible. We have lunch usually around 12:00-13:00. From all the feedback here, I think we are going to take taxi from the Senado Square to the A-Ma temple.

Fisherman's Wharf, yeah, it's optional. Depends how long we are going to enjoy at the Venetian.

Plan to go back to Hong Kong after dinner.

@mKiaratravel: Thanks for the feedback. I will certainly take your advice into account. We don't know much about Macau, never been there and only use internet to get information :)

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9. Re: Transportation in Macau

Ewww......I was in Macau last weekend and passed by the so-called Fisherman's Wharf. Most of the buildings are boarded up/empty. Only sign of life to be seen was a karaoke bar, attracting mainland visitors. I really dis-recommend that place.

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10. Re: Transportation in Macau

"Senado Square to A-Ma temple"

That's a UN heritage route with some brilliant buildings along the way. If you do feel up to it, walk instead of a taxi. The ancient buildings and Macanese food are the best/only reasons you need to visit Macau.

www.macauheritage.net/wh/map/mhmapE.asp

Why go to the Venetian when you have Venice back in Europe :-)

Edited: 11 August 2014, 16:51