Sleeping in Airports

Macau Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Macau Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

i found a fantastic place to sleep in the macau airport on the top (3rd) level there are two elevators on each end of the airport. – brad

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Macau Airport.

What to Expect

The modern terminal at Macau Airport is always busy with flights from across Asia. Amenities include a few shops and eateries, though none are open 24 hours, so plan ahead if you’re spending the night. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Historically, cold metal armrest-equipped benches and no sleeping on the floor made this airport unfriendly to overnight campers. Recent reviews suggest that there are plenty of flat, armrest-free benches near the windows in the international departures area. Bring an extra layer and earplugs to combat the full-blast air conditioning and airport noise. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Plaza Premium Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, near Gate 5. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

  • Air Macau Lounge –  Location: Airside.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Macau Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Golden Crown China Hotel – (8 minute walk from the airport) Located just 100m from the Departures Hall of the airport, this is the closest hotel to the airport. Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Conrad Macao – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available, make reservations via email with the hotel. » Check Rates
  • Grand Hyatt – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. Shuttles run approximately every 20 mins to and from the airport between the hours of 10:00AM and 9:30PM. » Check Rates
  • Best Western Taipa Hotel – (6 minutes from the airport) This budget hotel gets mixed reviews, but in a land of $200+ per night hotel rooms, it may be a welcome option for your wallet. Free airport shuttle is available hourly from 11:00AM to 5:30PM. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Macau Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free, unlimited WiFi is available at Macau Airport. Connect to the “Airport-Free-WiFi” or “Airport-Free-WiFi-S” networks.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: landside and airside.

Banking Services – Full-service banking is available airside on the departures level.

Currency Exchange – Delta Bank offers currency exchange airside on the Departures level. First International Resources offers currency exchange from four kiosks, located landside and airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Sky Shilla Macau offers duty-free shopping at the North gates (Gates 1-4), while King Power Duty Free offers duty-free shopping at the South gates (Gates 5-8). A 7 / 11 is available Landside (across from the Post Office) and is open 7:30AM – 11:00PM.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Information Desk – Yes available. Location. • Departure public area • Departure international area • Arrival level. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Left luggage storage is available for MOP 10.00 per bag / per hour or MOP 80.00 per bag / per 24 hours, whichever is less. Location: Left Luggage Counter, landside, Departures level. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us that mobile charging is available in the departure hall.

Post Office – Here’s you chance to post those last minute postcards. Location: Landside.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Area – Designated and well-ventilated smoking lounges are available at the north and south ends of the Departures Hall.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of January 2019, Macau airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Air Busan • Air China • Air Macau • Bassaka Air • Beijing Capital Airlines • Cambodia Airways • Cebu Pacific • China Eastern • EVA Air • Hainan Airlines • Jeju Airways • Jin Air • Juneyao Airlines • JC International Airlines • KC International Airlines • Lanmei Airlines • Palau Pacific • Philippine Airlines • Philippines AirAsia • Royal Flight • Scoot • Shenzhen Airlines • Spring Airlines • Thai AirAsia • Tigerair Taiwan • T’way Airlines • Xiamen Air.



Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have desks at the airport: Avis • Happy Mokes. Location: unknown

Ferry

To reach Hong Kong you can take a ferry from the Macau Ferry Terminal, which is a 10-minute drive from the airport. Tickets can be purchased at the airport or ferry terminal. For fares, schedules and information, visit the Macau Airport website.

Long Distance Buses

Cross-border buses can take you major cities in Guangdong province. Bus companies have counters in the Arrivals Hall.

Public Bus

For more information on local bus routes available visit the Macau Airport website.

Hotel Shuttles

Some hotels offer a free airport shuttle bus. Departure points are near the terminal’s north exit in the parking lot. Buses depart every 15-20 minutes between 11:00AM and 9:00PM.

Taxis

Taxis are metered. The first 1,600m is MOP 19.00 and then MOP 2.00 for each 240m afterwards.

Last updated: 2019-01-03

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.