Macau-Zhuhai ferry service to resume ahead of Chinese New Year
On January 23, two days before Chinese New Year, the Macau-Wanzai ferry will be operational for the first time in nearly four years. It was discontinued in January 2016 while major repairs were made at the Wanzai border checkpoint in Zhuhai, China.
The ferry travels between the Zhuhai Wanzai Port and the Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal in Hengqin Island, Macau. Once passengers land in Macau, casinos such as Grand Lisboa and MGM Macau are just a 20-minute walk away.
The one-way trip takes five minutes. The new ferry schedule offers passengers a choice of 110 passenger ferries per day, a vast increase over the 34 before the shutdown.
In addition, the hours are increased with ferries running from 7am until 10pm daily, with a ferry leaving each port every 15 minutes. According to research done by Macau News, prior to the shutdown the ferry would only run from 8am until 5pm.
Discounted fares are offered for Macau and Zhuhai residents with a one-way ticket costing MOP$20 or 15 yuan (US$2.50), and a round trip ticket costing MOP$30 or 25 yuan ($3.75) depending if the tickets are purchased in Macau or Zhuhai.
Zhuhai is projected to have 1.8 million permanent residents as of 2020.