Transportation between Hong Kong and Macau

Best way to travel between Hong Kong and Macau is by the ferry. Travel time is about one hour. Book tickets in advance during the holidays. Ferry services are provided from the Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island and from the Hong Kong–China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon Peninsula.

Ferry service from Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong Island
From Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal (港澳碼頭; 202 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island; MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit D) operates TurboJET and Cotai Water Jet.

TurboJET
TurboJET (www.turbojet.com.hk) operates ferries between Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal and the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (外港客運碼頭) in central Macau. From 07:00 until 24:00, ferries departure on every 15 minutes. From 00:30 until 06:00, ferries departure on every 30 minutes. One-way fares are HK$164/HK$326 for economy/super class during weekdays and HK$177/HK$348 for economy/super class during weekends & holidays. Fares for night ferries (after 17:30) are HK$200/HK$369 for economy/super class. Fares from Macau to Hong Kong are lower for HK$11, because of Hong Kong departure tax.

Cotai Water Jet
Cotai Water Jet (www.cotaiwaterjet.com) operates ferries between Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal and the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal on the Taipa Island. Ferries operate from 06:30 until 23:59 from Hong Kong and from 07:00 until 03:00 from Macau. Ferries departure on every 30 minutes, except after 22:00 when they departure on every 60 minutes. One-way fares are HK$165/HK$225 for economy/super class during weekdays and HK$177/HK$239 for economy/super class during weekends & holidays. Fares for night ferries (after 17:30) are HK$201/HK$264 for economy/super class. Fares from Macau to Hong Kong are lower for HK$11, because of Hong Kong departure tax.

Ferry service from Hong Kong–China Ferry Terminal, Kowloon Peninsula
From Hong Kong–China Ferry Terminal (中國客運碼頭; 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon; MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A1) operates TurboJET (First Ferry) and Cotai Water Jet.

TurboJET (First Ferry)
TurboJET (operated by First Ferry) (www.turbojet.com.hk) operates ferries between Hong Kong–China Ferry Terminal and the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (外港客運碼頭) in central Macau. Ferries departure from 07:00 until 22:30 on every 30 or 60 minutes. One-way fares are HK$164/HK$326 for economy/super class during weekdays and HK$177/HK$348 for economy/super class during weekends & holidays. Fares for night ferries (after 17:30) are HK$200/HK$369 for economy/super class. Fares from Macau to Hong Kong are lower for HK$11, because of Hong Kong departure tax.

Cotai Water Jet
Cotai Water Jet (www.cotaiwaterjet.com) operates ferries between Hong Kong–China Ferry Terminal and the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal on the Taipa Island. Ferries departure from 08:00 until 13:30 on every 60 minutes from Kowloon and at 10:15. 17:45 and 19:30 from Macau. One-way fares are HK$165/HK$225 for economy/super class during weekdays and HK$177/HK$239 for economy/super class during weekends & holidays. Fares for night ferries (19:30) are HK$201/HK$264 for economy/super class. Fares from Macau to Hong Kong are lower for HK$11, because of Hong Kong departure tax.

Recommendation
If you want to visit Macau in a Day trip from Hong Kong, it is more convenient to arrive in Macau via Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal, because there are three direct bus lines from Macau Ferry Terminal to the Maritime Museum, first attraction in Macau walking tour. From Macau Ferry Terminal take bus #10, #10A or #28B to the A-Ma Temple and Maritime Museum.
 
If you are interested in gambling and you want to visit one of casinos at the Taipa Island it would be more convenient to leave Macau via Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal, because there are free shuttle buses running from most of the Taipa casinos to the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal and vice versa.