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Zhuhai to Macau

by nicocanton Online Now Sep 27, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Hi,

I have a plane to catch on October 1st in Macau airport. I will come from Guangzhou to Zhuhai to Macau.
I will travel by car.

I am sure the main customs will be extremely crowded and I have heard of another crossing, less crowded.

Can anyone give me the name? And the name in chinese please?

Thanks!

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    Re: Zhuhai to Macau

    by explore_discover Online Now Sep 27, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Unlike China, Macau drives on the left.
    Only vehicles with dual plates are allowed to drive across the border.

    Barrier Gate - Gongbei

    Departure and Arrival point
    In Macau :
    The Barrier Gate,
    In Zhuhai :
    The Gongbei Customs,
    Tel : 8166666
    Travelling details
    Transport : by foot
    Open : from 7 :30 until 24 :00
    Note : Crossing this border can take quite a long time especially at weekends.
    Once in Macau to go to the Central Square, take a taxi (10 / 15 mn, 20 Mop) or the bus # 3

    Macau Inner Port - Wanzai

    Departure point and Arrival point
    In Macau:
    Inner port (near Central)
    In Zhuhai:
    Wanzai Customs Ferry Port,
    Tel: 8823866
    You can get there by taxi (10minute, 20 RMB) or bus 60
    Travelling Details
    Transport : by ferry
    Duration : 10 minute
    Ticket office : 8823460
    Price : 12RMB
    Starting 8:00 AM then every 30minute from 8:45- 11:15

    Taipa - Hengqin Border

    Departure and Arrival point
    In Macau :
    Taipa,
    In Zhuhai :
    The Hengqin Border,
    Tel : 86882416
    Open : from 9 :00 until 20 :00
    Travelling details
    Transport : by shuttle bus
    Duration : 5 minute
    Price : 3 RMB

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  • Re: Zhuhai to Macau

    by nicoincanton Online Now Sep 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    Hi,

    Thanks!
    So there are 3 border crossings??

    Gongbei?
    Wanzai?
    Hengqing?

    All avalaible for foreigners?
    What is the fastest one?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Zhuhai to Macau

    by explore_discover Online Now Sep 27, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Yes, Open for everyone, I think fastest one is Taipa - Hengqin Border.
    Make sure, ask any local there as well.

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    Re: Zhuhai to Macau

    by chinamonty Online Now Sep 28, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    I would use Wanzai as it is easier to get to.

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    Re: Zhuhai to Macau

    by chinamonty Online Now Sep 28, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Just noticed the date -October 01. I would allow three hours no matter which entrance you use as it is Chinese National Day and everyone is on holidays so plenty will visit Macau.

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    Re: Zhuhai to Macau

    by chinamonty Online Now Sep 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    If you are able to change plans I would suggest going to Shenzhen from Guangzhou and getting then getting a ferry to Macau. It will likely be much faster overall as Customs/Immigration will be significantly faster.

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  • Re: Zhuhai to Macau

    by nicoincanton Online Now Oct 3, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    Hi

    Thanks all!!
    I finally decided to leave the day before (sept 30) and went to Hengqing border.
    They do open at 9am only (that was too late to catch my plane at 10h10) and close at 20h00.
    Extremely smooth, few people in front of me and it took us 5 minutes to cross.
    As we arrived at the border at 19h45, no transportation was available. No bus, no taxis (we were the last one to cross), so it was really not looking good anymore! They were starting to close the big gates outside, and it was raining heavily..
    Finally, I found one custom agent helped us to book taxi.

    So I still recommand this crossing, but dont arrive after 19h00 I guess...

    Thanks all!

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    Re: Zhuhai to Macau

    by explore_discover Online Now Oct 3, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    May be its because National Day Holidays in China, many peoples (workers) taxi drivers go back to home towns.

    First hand experience can not beat any tips we get, and it is more fun getting stuck and then try solving the problem, keep discovering.

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    Re: Zhuhai to Macau

    by chinamonty Online Now Oct 6, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Glad it went well. It is always a problem travelling in China during National holidays as things change so much so it does pay to multiple options.

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