Macau Pass

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Macau Pass
Macaupass green.jpg
Macaupass green.jpg
LocationMacau Macau SAR
Launched1999
ManagerMacau Pass S.A.R.L.
CurrencyMOP
Credit expiryNone
Websitehttp://www.macaupass.com/
Macau Pass machine

The Macau Pass (formerly the Transmac IC Card) is a contactless smartcard, first introduced by Transmac in 1999, that can be used to pay for bus fares, shop, and dine with many more merchants to join the system.

Acceptance[edit]

Macau Pass
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

The Macau Pass is accepted by:[citation needed]

Buses
Vending machines
Supermarkets
  • DCH Food Mart Deluxe (World Trade Center)
  • San Miu Supermarkets
  • US Mart Limited
  • Soi Cheung Supermarket
  • Tai Fung Supermarket
  • Weng Kei Supermarkets
Convenience Stores
Shopping and services
  • Select CTM stores
  • Transmac and Macau Pass Service centers
  • J.T. Ticket Net Machines
  • Select Ricoh Photocopiers
  • Macau Cultural Center
  • Creative Photo Studio
  • Selected Padaria da Guia stores
  • Selected Mario Bakeries
  • Q&A
  • S.J. Hospital Automatic Registration System
  • Macao Science Center
  • Polytechnic Institute
  • Canon
Food and beverage
  • Selected Yue Weng Kei Restaurants (In Service Soon)
  • Snowball Cafe and Bakery
  • Sio Hong Mao Restaurant (Taipa store only)

Card types[edit]

The Macau Pass has four types of different cards, for certain age groups (much like the Octopus card in Hong Kong). The four are:

  • General (Green) (deposit of MOP$30.00 is required for card purchase)
  • Personalised (Pink/Blue)
  • Seniors (Pink)
  • Students (Blue)

Plans[edit]

Macau Pass has a variety of plans to have implementation of Macau Passes. They are:[citation needed]

  • Parking Systems (saves parking ticket issuing, therefore environmentally-friendly)
  • Restriction Gates (must use a personalized Macau Pass, with the feature added)
  • Apartment Recognition (for apartments with a security feature, must use card for access)
  • VIP Cards

Payment discounts[edit]

The Macau Pass does not have any discount when purchasing merchandise and using at restaurants. However, the government and the company had decided that the government will subsidize the difference from the discounts below on bus fares. The Transmac IC Card did not accept this offer.[citation needed]

  • General/Personalised card holders can enjoy a discounted bus fare of:
MOP$3.00 bus fare on regular routes.(including night buses)
MOP$4.00 bus fare on express routes.(including 3AX, 3X, 5AX, 5X, 10X, 25AX, 30X, 101X, 102X, AP1X)
  • Student card holders enjoy a discount on bus fare of:
MOP$1.00 bus fare on regular routes.(including night buses)
MOP$2.00 bus fare on express routes.(including 3AX, 3X, 5AX, 5X, 10X, 25AX, 30X, 101X, 102X, AP1X)
  • Senior/disabled card holders are exempt from bus fares.[1]

Transfer discounts[edit]

When Macau Pass was still called the "Transmac IC Card", its operator, Transmac decided that cardholders could have a free "transfer".[citation needed] However, under certain circumstances the card holder must pay a fare under MOP$3.00. (E.g., on a trip from the Border Gate to the M.U.S.T.,[clarification needed] if going to ride route 3A to Praça Ferreira Amaral to interchange to route MT2, the Green Macau Pass must be tapped on the reader, and the display will show 0.50. The exact fare to pay with the card was MOP$1.00, but the government supported MOP$0.50.) The details on transfers are located at the bottom.

Cards issued by Transmac (Transmac IC Card) (Not Available Now)[edit]

Route Interchange 1st Fare (MOP) 2nd Fare (MOP)
Macau Route→Macau Route $3.20 $0.00
Macau Route→Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa) $3.20 $1.00
Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa)→Macau Route $4.20 $0.00
Macau-Taipa Route→Taipa Route $4.20 $0.00
Taipa Route→Macau-Taipa Route $2.80 $1.40
Taipa Route→Taipa Route $2.80 $0.00

Macau Pass Traveler's Card ($130 MOP Each, deposit of MOP$30.00 is required)[edit]

Route Interchange 1st Fare (MOP) 2nd Fare (MOP)
Macau Route→Macau Route $3.00 $0.00
Macau Route→Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa) $3.00 $0.00
Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa)→Macau Route $3.00 $0.00
Macau-Taipa Route→Taipa Route $3.00 $0.00
Taipa Route→Macau-Taipa Route $3.00 $0.00
Taipa Route→Taipa Route $3.00 $0.00

Macau Pass Personalised Card[edit]

Route Interchange 1st Fare (MOP) 2nd Fare (MOP)
Macau Route→Macau Route $3.00 $0.00
Macau Route→Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa) $3.00 $0.00
Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa)→Macau Route $3.00 $0.00
Macau-Taipa Route→Taipa Route $3.00 $0.00
Taipa Route→Macau-Taipa Route $3.00 $0.00
Taipa Route→Taipa Route $3.00 $0.00

Macau Pass Senior Card[edit]

Route Interchange 1st Fare (MOP) 2nd Fare (MOP)
Macau Route→Macau Route FREE FREE
Macau Route→Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa) FREE FREE
Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa)→Macau Route FREE FREE
Macau-Taipa Route→Taipa Route FREE FREE
Taipa Route→Macau-Taipa Route FREE FREE
Taipa Route→Taipa Route FREE FREE

Macau Pass Student Card[edit]

Route Interchange 1st Fare (MOP) 2nd Fare (MOP)
Macau Route→Macau Route $1.50 $0.00
Macau Route→Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa) $1.50 $0.00
Macau-Taipa Route (To Taipa)→Macau Route $1.50 $0.00
Macau-Taipa Route→Taipa Route $1.50 $0.00
Taipa Route→Macau-Taipa Route $1.50 $0.00
Taipa Route→Taipa Route $1.50 $0.00

Notes[edit]

  • All Macau Passes and Transmac IC Cards DO NOT have the transfer offer for Macau-Taipa Routes coming back to Macau Peninsula and the fare display (On Macau Pass reader) displays $3.20
  • TCM offers transfer offers for Macau Pass holders. Details available at TCM's website.[2]

Customer services[edit]

Macau Pass S.A.R.L. offers a variety of customer services that either can be troubleshooted online at Macau Pass Online or in person at the following Macau Pass approved customer service centers:

  • Macau Pass Customer Service, near Rua Do Campo.
  • Transmac Sales Center, near Portas Do Cerco (Border Gate)

Special liveries and versions[edit]

Coca-Cola[edit]

Macau Pass, Coca-Cola and Circle K Convenience Stores Macau Division have decided to introduce the "Coca-Cola 60 Years Limited Edition Macau Pass". This is made in honor to commemorate the 60th year of Coca-Cola being in Macau. The purchasing period for this livery is now suspended. The livery is as follows:

  • The front is the "Original" green Macau Pass livery
  • The back of the card is the "Special Edition" Coca-Cola livery.

There were two ways to have the ability to be the card holder of this card:

  • Pay MOP$39.00 at the checkout counter of Circle K stores across Macau (card has no power until loaded.)
  • Buy 2 (Two) Coca-Cola products at Circle K, and entered for a chance to win a MOP$1000.00 pre-loaded Macau Pass with the livery.

This card livery is a "purchase" card, no deposit needed, no refund on card.

Macau Pass Watch[edit]

When Macau Pass was introduced as the name "Macau Pass" (Green Livery) in 2007/8, Macau Pass S.A.R.L. had introduced the Macau Pass Watch which, much like the Octopus Card Watch, acts as another type of Macau Pass. There are two types of watches:

  • An Internal applied watch (Macau Pass is affixed on the inside)
  • An External applied watch (Macau Pass is affixed on the outside)

This card livery is a "purchase" card, no deposit needed, no refund on card.

M.U.S.T. Student/Staff Card[edit]

Macau Pass and M.U.S.T. also have a specialized staff/student I.D. card with a Macau Pass ability on the inside.

This card livery is a "purchased" card, provided by the supplier itself (M.U.S.T.)

J.T. Ticket Net[edit]

Macau Pass and the J.T. Ticket Net also introduced a card that has the Macau Pass Green livery on the front, and the J.T. Ticket Net livery on the back (Much like the Cola-Cola special livery)

This card livery is a "purchase" card, no deposit needed, no refund on card.

World Heritage Sites[edit]

The Tourism Board of Macau and Macau Pass have teamed up and made a series of Macau Pass Cards that has a World Heritage site on the front, and a rear view of the Macau Pass logo, the card number, and an array of all the World Heritage sites in Macau.

This card livery is a "purchase" card, no deposit needed, no refund on card.

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