How to get to Hong Kong Island
With a extensive road and rail network every part of the island can be reached by the very economical red Taxis, the modern underground MTR railway system or the efficient air-conditioned double-decker yellow busses. Don't forget the Victoria Peak Tram and you'll find every type of transport you need here. And with many of the most important parts of Hong Kong grouped together on the north cost of the Island much is in easy walking distance via the network of elevated walkways and escalators.
To Macau from Hong Kong Island
Once a Portuguese colony the special economic region of China, also sometimes referred to as Macao, is smaller than Hong Kong and less developed, but offers an interesting view into an alternative way that cites can develop with a mix of European and Chinese heritage. Massive development in entertainment complexes and casino resorts in recent years mean there is plenty of world class facilities, however it is the quirky backstreets, the historic squares, and the quiet colonial Portuguese architecture that make this a trip worth taking.
Ferries run regularly between the piers at Shun Tak Centre in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong, accessible via the walkway system from the Central business. High speed ferries take approximately 1 hour to reach Macau and may stop either at the Macau Ferry pier which is most suitable for sightseeing, or at the Coatai Strip pier which is great for accessing the Casinos such as The Venetian Macau.
It is not necessary to book tickets in advance if traveling at off peak times, but if you wish to make a long day trip and are starting early in the morning then there will be a substantial queue so purchasing tickets online, via an agent, or simply in person the day before is recommended.