Friday, August 3, 2007

Transit via Macau on discount using Tiger Airways

Tiger Airways offers relatively cheap airfares from Singapore to many countries. However, its air ticket prices from Singapore to Macau is one of the cheapest, making it perfect for Singaporeans to transit to other places in the Pearl Delta Region, including Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou.

I have worked out some ticket prices for a sample flight in November 2007. Feel free to make your own comparisons.

Be aware that if you miss your flight, Tiger Airways will neither wait for you nor give another seat on the next flight. You can expect to pay at least HKD$2000 for the next ticket even for non-peak periods. If you are waiting at the airport, you can only book a ticket 2 hours before the next flight.


----- Transit via Macau to Hong Kong (Round Trip, estimated) -----

Air Ticket directly to Hong Kong (including taxes & charges): HKD$1818

Air Ticket to Macau (including taxes & charges): HKD$1000
AP1 Bus to Ferry Terminal: HKD$8
Ferry Ticket (assuming most expensive rate): HKD$344
Total: HKD$1352

Savings: 26%

[Update: Tiger Airways is offering direct flights to Hong Kong from 01 February 2010, which means that the cost savings from then onwards will be minimal.]


----- Transit via Macau to Shenzhen (Round Trip, estimated) -----

Air Ticket directly to Shenzhen (including taxes & charges): RMB$1171

Air Ticket to Macau (including taxes & charges): RMB$967
AP1 Bus to Chinese Border: RMB$7
Bus Service to Shenzhen: RMB$100
Total: RMB$1074

Savings: 8%


----- Transit via Macau to Guangzhou (Round Trip, estimated) -----

Air Ticket directly to Shenzhen (including taxes & charges): RMB$1221

Air Ticket to Macau (including taxes & charges): RMB$967
AP1 Bus to Chinese Border: RMB$7
Bus Service to Guangzhou: RMB$85
Total: RMB$1059

Savings: 15%

1 comment:

Alan said...

Hello Eric,

Thanks for your wonderful tips and comments for travelling in Macao and Zhuhai. I m planning a trip to Macao in Dec 2007. Hopefully more tips and recommendation is available by then.

Thanks a lot and have a wonderful days ahead!