Update: The HZM bridge is in full operation!
The all-new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is now fully operational, giving Hongkongers another option for accessing these two peninsular cities by land. Spanning 55 kilometers, it’s said to be the world’s longest sea crossing. But just how can Hongkongers take advantage of this new transport link? There are a few choices.
Buses will be the main option, though it’ll be up to you to decide exactly how the journey will go. One option will be to take local buses on either side straight to the bridge, then hopping on a dedicated shuttle to cross the border and deal with immigration.
New intercity services like the One Bus also connect downtown Hong Kong directly to Macau and Zhuhai, without the need for changes. Some existing airport bus routes will also be extended so that travelers can get directly from the airport to Macau and Zhuhai quickly and seamlessly on the new bridge. Overnight services will also be available — so you can avoid paying for one extra night at a hotel, if that’s your thing.
For those wanting to travel to Macau in a little more style and comfort, hire car services will also be available soon.
Tour operators, hotels and other service providers are also expected to use the bridge to provide their own direct connections between Hong Kong and the two cities, offering guests a seamless connection for their journey.
One thing’s for sure – you won’t be getting a taxi across the bridge. Local and personal vehicles won’t be allowed to make the crossing at whim.
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