Macau – Gambling Travel Profile

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Macau is one of the premier destinations in the world for bettors, but it can be quite the trip depending on where you are coming from. Find out here where Macau is located as well as how far away it is from major cities in the United States and United Kingdom.

Where Is Macau?

Macau is located in Southeast Asia, and is located within China. It is also 50 miles of Hong Kong, whose dollars are the main currency of Macau casinos. Located within great proximity to all of these powerful nations, Macau is more than comparable to them all. With great tourist attractions in the form of their casinos and hotels, it is no surprise that people flock to Macau with regularity.  We take a look at where Macau is in respect to some of the worlds most popular travel starting points.


Generally speaking, most if not all flights from London to Macau will feature at least one stop. This has an impact on the amount of time it takes to get to Macau from the UK. A flight from London to Macau will take somewhere in the neighborhood of 16-18 hours depending on the length of any stops that need to be made on the way.


The home of two of the best football clubs in the world, Manchester United and Manchester City, Manchester is also a location from which you can fly to Macau. Similarly to London, there is no way around the fact that it will be a long flight from Manchester to Macau. An estimated 15 hours will be what separates Mancunians from Macau.

New York

From one of the most extravagant cities on Earth to another, traveling from New York to Macau is an exercise in going from one decadent location to the next. This is one of the longest flights possible on the planet Earth, given that New York and Macau are so far opposite one another on Earth, combined with the fact that New York is located in the northern hemisphere, while Macau is well south of it.

When all is said and done, to get from New York to Macau, you will be in the air for somewhere around 20 hours, with any required stops to be factored in on top of that number. That is a very long flight, but is worth it to get to such an exciting destination given all of the entertainment options available in Macau. In fact, it is possible that Macau is one of the few cities that deserves the City That Never Sleeps nickname nearly as much as New York.


Miami is located in a similar position to New York in terms of how far west it is relative to Macau. And despite being further south than New York, going from Miami to Macau requires a longer trip than going from New York. The shortest flight from Miami to Macau, even with stops included is around 29 hours. With fewer flight options than New York and its several airports, it might not be a surprise that there aren't shorter flights to get to Macau. For Miami flyers looking to get to Macau, they had better bring some reading materials in their carry-on luggage.


As you work your way west through the United States, you find that the flight durations to Macau start to get shorter, which is great news for those who want to get to Macau in a more timely fashion and live in those western areas. Here, Atlanta is located closer to the center of the United States, which makes it a shorter flight than one from Miami, for example. To go from Atlanta to Macau would take around 20 hours.


In a way, Macau is similar to Dallas, in that they both feature opulent buildings dedicated to one specific activity. In Dallas, that is the Dallas Cowboys' massive football stadium, while in Macau it is all of the hotels and casinos dedicated to gambling. A flight from Dallas to Macau is somewhere in the neighborhood of 19 hours, to go from a monument to football to a monument to gambling and entertainment.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is, of course, one of the gambling capitals of the world, but the same can be said about Macau. Taking a flight from Las Vegas to Macau may feel like you are taking a round trip to the same city, but the two also have their own unique elements that make both worth visiting. Flying from Las Vegas to Macau would take around 19 hours, and would be the ultimate way to take a complete tour of two of the greatest cities in the world for wagering.


With Seattle being so far north, one might think that any time saved by being at the western end of the United States would be cancelled out. However, a flight from Seattle to Macau is something like 16 hours, which is not nearly as bad as flights to the gambling destination from more eastern locations.

Los Angeles

From the City of Angels to the Las Vegas of Asia, a flight from Los Angeles to Macau would be a flight from one premier destination to another. Surprisingly, a flight from Los Angeles to Macau would be an 18 hour flight, longer than a flight from Seattle despite the fact that Los Angeles is closer geographically to Macau by quite some distance. Of course, this has a lot to do with the available layovers that exist on the way to Macau at other major airports on the way.

It has to be pointed out that flight durations can vary based on a number of factors, including the type of plane being flown to your destination, what layovers exist on the way to Macau, and even things like weather conditions on the way. However, these numbers should give you a good idea of what you are looking at in terms of flight times. So be sure to bring some music to listen to, and try to relax during your flight to Macau, should you opt to go.

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