Ferries travel between Hong Kong and Macau every 15 minutes with a reduced schedule from midnight to 7 am. Economy/ordinary and super/deluxe seats cost between HK$169 and HK$420; VIP cabins range from HK$1,192 (four seats) to HK$1,788 (six seats). Weekday traffic is usually light, so you can buy tickets right before departure. Weekend tickets often sell out, so make reservations. You can book tickets up to 90 days in advance with China Travel Service agencies (www.ctshk.com) or directly with CotaiJet and TurboJET by phone or online. You must pick up tickets at the terminal at least a half hour before departure.
Most ferries leave from Hong Kong's Shun Tak Centre (which is connected to the Sheung Wan MTR station), though limited service is available at Kowloon's Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. In Macau most ferries dock at the main Macau Ferry Terminal, but CotaiJet services the terminal on Taipa. The trip takes one hour each way. Buses, taxis, and free shuttles to most casinos and hotels await on the Macau side.
Cotai Water Jet. 853/2885–0595; 852/2359–9990; www.cotaiwaterjet.com.
TurboJET. 852/2859–3333; 853/2855–5025; www.turbojet.com.hk.