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Old Apr 7, 14, 11:35 am
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Macau Free Casino Shuttles

I'm planning a day trip to Macau from HK. I've read that many casinos offer free shuttles around town. I've also read that some require you to be a hotel guest and some don't. Also, I've read that some only provide one-way service.

Is there a listing of all the available free shuttles or even a map? I've been trying to search one by one, but some casino websites aren't very clear.
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Old Apr 7, 14, 12:14 pm
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Don't have a listing but have never had a problem getting a free ride from any of the many shuttles at the ferry terminal and without having any casino or hotel reservation. The only time the issue ever came up for me was returning from the Lisboa where they wanted some kind of a ticket. I asked where to get one, and they pointed it out. So I went to the desk, asked for a ticket and was simply given one. Probably thought I was a casino person. I was not but just got on the bus and away we went.
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Old Apr 7, 14, 2:37 pm
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Thanks. I found this site: http://desiyatri.com/2012/06/fre...cau-using.html

but I had read somewhere about only offering complementary rides one-way which confused me a bit. I suppose worst case, I could just take a taxi or bus.
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I've never had problems queuing up for a shuttle even though I've only been a guest for one of those times.

Also, in case anyone's interested, they go to the Gongbei (Zhuhai) border too.
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Was just there about 4 weeks ago and rode the shuttles all over town, no one ever asked for anything. A few of them have signs on them saying adults only, since they go directly to the casino itself.

Often you have to transfer at the main ferry terminal, like to get from the Cotai area to the Lisboa area.
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Old Apr 8, 14, 1:59 pm
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I did some research. Looks like I can go pretty much any casino/hotel from the Ferry terminal starting around 9am til around midnight. The only exception is the Wynn where their website says its only free going from the Wynn back to the ferry terminal.

Then there are some casino to casino ones:
Star World - Galaxy
Venetian - Sands
both 10-midnight
And then City of Dreams has a shuttle to the macau tower from noon-9pm)

I didn't see a shuttle to the St Paul area, but i think its fairly close from the Lisboa
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Many of the City of Dreams shuttles don't run often, sometimes as little as twice a day. But their shuttles to the two ferry terminals go every 5-10 minutes.
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Originally Posted by RichardInSF View Post
Many of the City of Dreams shuttles don't run often, sometimes as little as twice a day. But their shuttles to the two ferry terminals go every 5-10 minutes.
You can also take the free Westin shuttle to the City of Dreams/Venetian every 30 minutes both ways.

I used to take the Lisboa shuttle on the way to Senado Square and St.Pauls as I didn't know of a better way there. Plus there's a city bus that runs along the road from the Lisboa (Grand Lisboa?) to Senado. If you're going to the Senado area, there's no point in going to the Wynn as that hotel is way across the road from the Lisboa. Therefore, take the shuttle to Grand Lisboa and possibly bus from there.

Once at St. Paul's, be absolutely sure later to go to the Museum of Macau if you haven't been, closed on Monday.
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Old Apr 8, 14, 8:54 pm
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You can assume most casinos/hotels have frequent shuttle to the two ferry terminals AND the land border to Zhuhai @ Gongbei. For going to sites in the city, better to grab a taxi. And from going from Lisboa/Grand Lisboa to Senado, I'd just walk. One straight line, 550 yards from Grand Lisboa, 600 yards from Lisboa.

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Originally Posted by rkkwan View Post
You can assume most casinos/hotels have frequent shuttle to the two ferry terminals AND the land border to Zhuhai. For going to sites in the city, better to grab a taxi. And from going from Lisboa/Grand Lisboa to Senado, I'd just walk. One straight line, 550 yards from Grand Lisboa, 600 yards from Lisboa.
This is on a tangent, but there's more than one Zhuhai land border, no? Gongbei is by far the busiest, but I think there's at least one more lurking in the boonies.
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Originally Posted by BuildingMyBento View Post
This is on a tangent, but there's more than one Zhuhai land border, no? Gongbei is by far the busiest, but I think there's at least one more lurking in the boonies.
Correct, and I do mean Gongbei.
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If you want to go to Senado Square/St Paul's, take the shuttle bus to Ponte 16 (which is actually the Sofitel shuttle: full name Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16). It's only a few mins walk from there. You can also walk from the Sofitel to the A-Ma temple (worth a visit) which takes 10-15 mins and the maritime museum. There are some interesting back streets along the way where you'll see old Macau rather than the more tourest-infested side.

If going to Senado Square/St Paul's, it's always better to go in the morning as by lunchtime the narrow streets around there are packed with mainland tourists and it can turn into a bit of a scrum.
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Originally Posted by FlufferNutter View Post
Once at St. Paul's, be absolutely sure later to go to the Museum of Macau if you haven't been, closed on Monday.
I was planning to go on a Monday to avoid weekend crowds. oh well.

My plan was to arrive at the Ferry terminal in the morning.
1. Take shuttle to Grand Lisboa (or Sofitel)
2. Walk to Senado/St Paul Area, Walk over to Wynn the Star World
3. Take shuttle to Galaxy
4. Walk to Venetian, then COD
5. Take shuttle to Tower (starting at noon)
6. Walk to A-Ma and Museum
7. Shuttle back to COD
8. Shuttle to Sands
9. Shuttle back to ferry terminal
Stopping for Lunch and maybe Dinner along the way somewhere.

Let me know if you see any flaws in my plan

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Old Apr 25, 14, 8:31 pm
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I haven't read all of this thread. Just FYI:

Taking the shuttle from Taipa ferry terminal to the Sands yesterday I saw the following note: Between 4 pm and 8 pm passengers are required to show the same day ferry ticket in order to board the bus.
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Old Apr 25, 14, 11:24 pm
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Just came back from Macau. Wynn actually provides free shuttle both ways from ferry terminal. It's not just one way, their website is a bit misleading. Also, as others have indicated, the shuttles, although free can waste a good bit of time if you use alot since you have to wait for the shuttle.
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