Your time in Macau wouldn’t be complete without a side trip to Hong Kong or vice versa. In fact, it has been widely popular that an itinerary would consist of visiting the other city. Macau and Hong Kong were formerly governed by Portuguese and British colonies, respectively, until their sovereignty were transferred back to China. The influences left by the colonizers have remained to be a part of their culture and has continued to be an integral part of their tourism.
There are currently two ways to go to Hong Kong from Macau and vice versa: By Sky Shuttle (Helicopter), which is by the way, uber expensive, and by Ferry Boat. Ferry service is the most popular mode of transport and it takes only an hour to go from one city to another. It would take couple more years before we have another mode of transport, so, for those who have sea sickness, hang on there for a little while.
Macau has two ferry terminals, Macau Outer Harbour that is located in Macau Peninsula and Taipa Ferry Terminal situated on Taipa Island. Both ferry terminals are operating almost 24 hours to Hong Kong and the fare is almost the same. Turbo Jet (red) ferries depart from Macau Ferry Terminal, while Cotai Water Jet (blue) ferries embarked and disembarked from Taipa Ferry Terminal.
Hong Kong, on the other hand, has four ferry terminals: HK-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan (Hong Kong Island), China Ferry Terminal in Kowloon, Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal in New Territories (operating only to and from Macau Outer Harbour) and Hong Kong Airport.
Almost big hotels in Macau have free shuttle service to both ferry terminals, so, forget about taking taxi and take advantage of the complimentary shuttles. Just be mindful of their operation hours.
Taipa Ferry Terminal to Hong Kong and vice versa
For updated ferry schedule and fare, visit the Cotai Water Jet website: LINK
Disclaimer: The information provided here is correct during the time of publishing. Changes in schedule can be seen on the official websites.