Macau Practical Information

Getting here by air

By Air


From the Macao International Airport:
Only 5 minutes away via the complimentary Parisian shuttle bus.

From Hong Kong International Airport:
A direct express ferry whisks you to Macau within an hour, and you need not go through Hong Kong Customs.

From Guangzhou Baiyun Airport:
Catch a coach service to Zhuhai Xinhe Coach Station (east of Gongbei Customs) and proceed to Gongbei Customs before entering Macao. Upon exiting Macao, take the complimentary Parisian shuttle bus to The Parisian Macao. Total travel time between Guangzhou and Macao is 2.5 hours.

From Zhuhai Airport:
Take a shuttle bus to the Lotus Bridge Customs. From there, take the complimentary Parisian shuttle bus to The Parisian Macao. Total traveling time is approximately 30 minutes.

From Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport:
Take a shuttle bus to the Fu Yong Ferry Terminal for a 45-minute journey to Macao.

Cotai Water Jet

Cotai Water Jet



Cotai Water Jet is the premium high-speed ferry service connecting Hong Kong and Macao, offering a journey that is comfortable, convenient and reliable. Since 2007, the Cotai Water Jet fleet has carried more than 58.3 million passengers and averages approximately 94 daily sailings.

Upon arrival in Macao, passengers can take a convenient, complimentary ride on our big blue luxury air-conditioned coaches to the doorstep of Sands Macao, The Plaza Macao, The Parisian Macao or The Venetian® Macao and The Londoner Macao.

For bookings, visit:

*Cotai Water Jet will be suspended until further notice.

The Complimentary Shuttle Schedule

By Land


From Zhuhai:
Hengqin Port: Take a bus to Hengqin Port and proceed through Customs. Once in Macao, take the complimentary Parisian shuttle bus to The Parisian Macao.

From Gongbei Border Gate:
Proceed through Customs, and once in Macao, take the complimentary Parisian shuttle bus to The Parisian Macao.

From Guangzhou/Zhongshan/Dongguan/Shenzhen:
Take a bus to the Gongbei Port Shopping Plaza in Zhuhai or to the Hengqin Port. Walk through Customs into Macao where you may take the complimentary Parisian shuttle bus to The Parisian Macao.
Complimentary Parisian shuttle buses from the Gongbei Border Gate to The Parisian Macao.

For the most up-to-date shuttle bus service schedules including complimentary shuttles from Macao ferry terminals and airport, download the complimentary shuttle schedule.

Parking Services

Self-parking:First hour: MOP $25;Per 24 hours: MOP $300
*From now until further notice, guests can enjoy 3 hours free self-parking privileges at The Venetian Macao, The Parisian Macao or The Londoner Macao.
Valet Services are also available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at The Sands Resorts Macao. For Valet Services, please proceed to the hotel main entry for drop off and pick up. Charges apply as follows : MOP 50 per hour thereafter to a maximum MOP 600 per 24 hour period.

Macao Visa Requirements

Macao Visa Requirements


All visitors must hold a passport or a valid travel document. If travel arrangements are made through an agent, the visa processing is handled by Macau tour operators.

More information please visit Macau Government Tourist website:

The following information is reprinted from the Macau Public Security Police Force website. This information can be found by visiting

All visitors must hold a passport or a valid travel document. If travel arrangements are made through an agent, the visa processing is handled by Macau tour operators.

Visas are required by all visitors except:

  • Nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Czech, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania and the United Kingdom(6 months) for a stay up to 90 days;
  • Nationals of Australia, Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United States of America and Uruguay for a stay up to 30 days;
  • The "Hong Kong Identity Card" ,"Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card" or "Hong Kong Reentry Permit" holders;
  • Nationals of China with valid Macau entry / depart documents;
  • Holders of Consulate / Diplomatic documents issued by the Macau SAR or Hong Kong SAR;
  • Holders of Diplomatic Passport;
  • Holders of "Laissez Passer" issued by the United Nations; in the course of duty;
  • Holders of travel document issued by the Portuguese authorities for the foreign citizens.

Visas can be obtained from the Immigration Services through Embassies/Consulates of the People’s Republic of China and should be used within the validity. The visa is expired after the valid date.

Visas are also available on arrival in Macau at the Immigration Services for a period of 30 days. There are three types: Individual - MOP$100, children under 12 years of age pay MOP$50. Family Passport - MOP$200. Group - MOP$50 per person for bonafide groups of 10 or more and children aged 12 or under.

The above information is for reference only. For further information please call the Macau Immigration Services of Public Security Police Force: (Macau area code) +853 - 2872 5488 or visit the website:

For those who want to travel to mainland China, visas may be obtained at any of the China Travel Service (CTS) offices counters in Macau.

The main branch is located at Avenida do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, nºs 223-225, Edifício Nam Kuong, Tel. +853 2870 0888 or, at the Gongbei Immigration and Customs (after the Border Gate).

Portuguese passport holders who need the consulate's assistance may go to the Portuguese Consulate located at Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva, 45, Tel: +853 2835 6660/1/2.

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Macau Currency - MOP (Macau Pataca)


In keeping with its individuality, Macao has its own official currency: the Macanese Pataca (MOP$). Of Portuguese origin, this has been the official currency since 1906.

It's easy to buy MOP$ at Hong Kong International Airport or Macau International Airport, or to use the ATMs available in Macao. Hong Kong dollars are also accepted almost everywhere.

You can exchange foreign currency in hotels, banks and at authorised exchange dealers. 

1 USD ≈ 7.99 MOP | 1 HKD ≈ 1.03 MOP | 1 CNY ≈ 1.19 MOP
1 EUR ≈ 8.82 MOP | 1 PHP ≈ 0.17 MOP | 1 INR ≈ 0.12 MOP

(*above MOP exchange rates are for your reference only, more information please check with the bank)

Banks & Services in Sands Resorts Macao


CotaiTravel closed until further notice.

CotaiTravel is a full-service travel agency serving the travel and ticketing needs of our hotel guests, conference and exhibition visitors, leisure travelers and visitors to Sands Resorts Macao.

  • Worldwide Air Ticket
  • Worldwide Hotel Reservation
  • Sightseeing Tour
  • Ground Transportation
  • Admission Ticket

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Macao discovery tour suspended until further notice.

Hop on our Macao Discovery Tour and we'll bring you to discover a different Macao!

You may choose the Toyota Alphard ideal for six passengers. MOP470 per trip, alternatively Limousine charter MOP470 per hour (Minimum charge one hour) or part thereof. And MOP1,300 for a luxurious Rolls Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase which carries up to four passengers.