In Macau visitors will find an efficient bus service, not only in the city but also in the islands. Visitors can look for the destinations, itineraries and stops in the information panels located in every bus stop. All buses have air conditioning. Between Macau and Taipa visitors can catch buses 11, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34 and also the airport buses AP1, MT1, MT2, N2, 21, 26 and 36. Buses 21, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A connect Macau, Taipa and Coloane.
There are other buses circulating around the Macau peninsula. For detailed information, please call (853) 2885 0060 / (853) 2827 1122 or visit the following websites:
– Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau, S.A.R.L
– TRANSMAC – Transportes Urbanos de Macau, S.A.R.L.
For journeys on Macau peninsula there is a flat fare at MOP$3.20. If you travel to Taipa, it costs MOP$4.20 and if your destination is Coloane village MOP$5.00. If you go to Hác Sá, you will pay MOP$6.40. For those wishing to go from Macau to the Airport or back, the special bus service costs MOP$4.20 per person.
There are two kinds of taxis: the black with cream roof ones and the yellow ones. The flagfall charge is MOP$13.00 for the first 1600 meters. MOP$1.50 will be added for every 230 meters afterwards. Waiting on passengers’ request will be charged for MOP$1.50 for every minute. There is also radio-taxi-service – tel. (853) 2851 9519, 2893 9939, 8500 0000 & 2828 3283.
There is a MOP$3.00 surcharge for each piece of luggage carried in the boot; MOP$5.00 surcharge for boarding taxi at the Macau Airport or journeys from Macau to Coloane; no surcharge from Macau to Taipa or from the islands to Macau, but between Taipa and Coloane, a MOP$2.00 surcharge applies.
In order to eliminate the language barrier between taxi drivers and passengers, the Macau Government Tourist Office has provided most taxis with a destination guide which includes the names of the most requested destinations in Chinese, Portuguese and English. When used together with a map, this guide will reduce many of the usual misunderstandings.
Here are the names of some places in English and Chinese:
A-Ma Temple – Ma Kok Miu
Civic & Municipal Affairs Bureau – Man Zheng Zhong Chu
Av Almeida Ribeiro – San Ma Lô
St. Paul’s Ruins – Tai Sam Pá
Lisboa Hotel – Pou Keng
Macau Ferry Terminal – Kong Ou Má Tau
Barrier Gate – Kwan Tchap
Guia Hill – Tchong San
Cultural Centre – Man Fá Tchong Sam
Airport – Kei Cheong
Photo: shankar s.
Source: Macau Government Tourist Office