Turbojet and Cotai Water Jet Raise Fares for Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Services
September 11, 2023
Turbojet and Cotai Water Jet, two ferry operators providing transportation between Hong Kong and Macau, have announced fare increases for the first time in five years, effective from Friday. Passengers traveling on Turbojet’s daytime ferry between the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan and Macau on weekends and holidays will experience an economy class fare increase of HK$15, bringing the new price to HK$190 per trip, while the super class fare will rise to HK$395 from HK$369.
On weekdays, the new prices for Turbojet’s daytime sailing will be HK$175 for economy class and HK$365 for super class, which represent increases of HK$15 and HK$30 respectively compared to the current rates. Additionally, the night-time ferry will cost HK$220, a HK$20 increase, for weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Turbojet will also raise fares for journeys between Hong Kong International airport and Macau.
Turbojet’s fare adjustments have been approved by the Macau government, marking the first increase since 2017. However, to offset the impact of the fare hike, the company will provide a 10 percent discount on e-boarding return ticket prices booked through its website from Friday until December 15.
Cotai Water Jet, another ferry operator serving the same route, will also raise fares. The Cotai Class fare will increase by HK$15 to HK$175 for weekday sailings and HK$190 for weekends and holidays. For night sailings, the fare will rise from HK$200 to HK$220. The Cotai First class tickets will see a 10 percent increase, reaching HK$310 on weekdays, HK$329 on weekends and holidays, and HK$360 for night sailings. The Cotai VIP Cabin, with eight seats, will cost HK$2,480 for weekdays, HK$2632 for weekends and HK$2880 for night sailings, all reflecting a 10% increase.
Alternatives like driving through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Mazao Bridge and the ‘Golden Bus’ provide additional transportation options for commuters between the two SARs. Click here to get the full guide and tips on how to take the bus between Hong Kong and Macau.
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