Macau Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving in Macau-
Macau drives on the left and you’ll need an International Driving Permit. The island only has 321 km of roads and signs are in Portuguese and Chinese . The roads in the centre of Macau Island are something of a maze but generally roads are in good condition and driving standards are high for China. Parking can be a problem on Macau Island. Driving on Taipa and Coloane is much more laid back and as mentioned above, renting a Moke is a good way to get around.

Macau is linked to Hong Kong by the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HZMB) which at 55-kilometres is the World’s longest sea crossing bridge. The HZMB spans the Lingding and Jiuzhou channels, connecting Hong Kong, Macau, and Zhuhai—three major cities on the Pearl River Delta. A permit is required to cross the bridge in addition to separate driving licences for both Hong Kong and mainland China, a Hong Kong Closed Road Permit for cross-boundary vehicles, and an Approval Notice from the Guangdong Public Security Bureau.

As Macau drives on the left and China on the right, it is one of the few countried where left hand drive traffic crosses over to right hand drive at a bordr. This is executed at the Lotus Bridge between Macau and Hengqin Island, where cars ofrom China loop under the bridge on a partial cloverleaf structure in order to switch lanes.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Macau Car Rental
Avis are the only international firm operating in Macau. Sixt have an outlet but seem to be chauffeur drive only.

We currently have no local car rental partners in Macau. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on


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