|A Macau Public Bus Route Card|
Macau Public Bus Route Finder
At any public bus stop, you will find route charts on display as you see in the picture above. The origin and the destination points are given at the top and the bottom and the bus stops on the way are indicated with the arrows pointing in the direction the bus will take. Your current bus stop is shown with an orange dot next to the name of the bus stop. So you are where the orange dot is. Look at the arrows and that will tell you where the bus will go next.
Common Public Bus Routes in Macau
Ama Temple / Historical Centre of Macau
The destination of the bus will be indicated as 'Barra'.
The destination of the bus will be indicated as Vila De Coloane or Praia De Hac Sa.
Rua Do Cunha is connected with several bus routes from/to the Macau Ferry Terminal, Barra, Jardins Oceano, etc.
Macau Ferry Terminal
A bus to Terminal Maritimo (Macau Ferry Terminal) can be taken from almost anywhere in Macau.
|MacauPass Prepaid Card for Macau Public Buses|
MacauPass is a prepaid card similar to Octopus in Hong Kong and EZ Link in Singapore that can be used not only to pay for bus fares in Macau but also for shopping at supermarkets like 7-Eleven, K-Royal, San Miu, etc. As an added bonus, when you pay your bus fare with a MacauPass, you pay a lot less than the cash fare. For my first bus trip, the cash fare was 3.20 MOP but when I tapped my MacauPass I was charged only 2.00 MOP. So that's how much you will save with MacauPass. If you plan to stay in Macau for a few days and travel to Taipa Village, Coloane, Giant Panda, etc., better get a MacauPass. The supermarkets keep them. First time charge for a MacauPass will be 140 MOP out of which you can spend 100 MOP. The rest is kept by the MacauPass people as a deposit. MacauPass has to be tapped only at the boarding point. At the destination you can just leave the bus without tapping. The MacauPass website is all in Chinese so that does not help much.
Download a Macau Bus Mobile App
I downloaded a smartphone app called 'MacauEasyGo' that proved quite helpful in finding bus routes there. Try this one.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|