I hope there are some Hong Kong residents or frequent flyers who can help me plan a trip from HKG to Macau.
I will be arriving in HKG the second week of October, scheduled in at 0630. Since it will be a long flight, I can't really be sure if I will really be within about a 2 hour window plus or minus. I want to take the ferry direct from HKG to Macau.
Do I have to go through Honk Kong passport control on the way in? I presume I do because I have to collect my baggage which is after passport control. Do I then immediately go to the ferry terminal and exit Hong Kong? Is there a way to bypass that and still get my baggage? I am hesitant to make a ferry booking ahead of time because my arrival time on a long flight is uncertain. Do I really need a booking, or is the ferry like a bus where you just show up and wait for the next departure?
Returning from Macau I want to go back to HKG and check in to the Airport Hotel. When I get off the Macau ferry at HKG what country am I in? HKG, Macau, or some intermediate transit area? I need to get past HKG passport control to get to the hotel.
I suppose I could work all this out on the fly, but it will be easier if I know what I need to do.