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Getting Around in Macau

By Water

There are several daily harbour tours in Chinese junks between the inner and outer harbours. Tours depart from Pier 1.

By Road

Roads in Macau are generally well maintained and directional signs are in both Chinese and Portuguese. There are two bridges: one to Taipa Island, and a bridge carrying a four-lane highway from the international airport to the Macau-China border at Zhuhai. Traffic moves on the left side of the road with most cars being right-hand drive. The speed limit is 60 kph (37 mph) for cars and 40 kph (25 mph) for 50 cc motorbikes.


Macau and its districts are served by three bus companies – Transportes Urbanos Macau (Transmac), Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau (TCM) and Sociedade de Transportes Públicos Reolian (Reolian). Bus systems in Macau can be difficult to use. It is often difficult to gauge which direction the bus is heading and the routes through the city center are very curvy, making a long ride out of a short distance. Bus drivers usually only speak Cantonese, very little English or Mandarin and certainly no Portuguese at all. Most bus stops contain no English, although you can sometimes figure out the destination from Portuguese words.

If you've got more time than money on your hands, you can travel around Macau for free simply by hopping on and off the complimentary shuttle buses operated by all major casinos and hotels.


Taxis are either black with a cream-coloured top, or all-yellow (radio taxis). They generally have a destination guide written in Chinese, English and Portuguese.

Cycle Rickshaw (Triciclo)

These are available for hire. As in Hong Kong, cycle rickshaws (triciclo or riquexó) are a dying breed, although a few still lurk around tourist haunts like the ferry terminal and Hotel Lisboa. Prices are negotiable, but a few hours of city touring might cost around $200.


Scooters are a very economical and fun way to see the sites of Macau, they are also the primary mode of transport for locals due to Macau's narrow streets and lack of car parking space. Licences from most countries covering mopeds or motorcycles are accepted.


Bikes can be hired on Taipa Island but cannot be taken to the mainland.

Car Rental

Available through several agencies. Drivers must be over 21. Chauffeur-driven limousines are also available. Car rental is not a popular option in Macau given the territory's high population density and small size.

Documentation: Unlike in mainland China, international driving permits (IDP's) are accepted in Macau.





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