Scheduled flights no longer operate to Tioman, although charter flights do. Access to Tioman is by ferry.
The over-land journey from Kuala Lumpur can take up to 10 hours in total which includes waiting for the ferry and a sailing time of approximately 2 ½ hours. From Singapore it can take up to 6 hours.
Travel options from Kuala Lumpur
|Journey time to ferry||cost|
(Subang airport, Kuala Lumpur)
|sassb||1.5-2 hours (To Tioman!)||RM1075 to Tioman
RM1505 from Tioman
|Long distance taxi||klmpvtaxi||4-6 hours||RM550-1200|
|Bus to Mersing from|
TBS(Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)
|5-6 hours||RM33-45 one way|
|Bus to Tanjung Gemok||busticketsonline|
|4.5-5 hours||RM33-45 one way|
Travel options from Singapore (not available at the moment)
|journey time to ferry||cost|
|Long distance taxi||sgmytaxi||3-5 hours||S$220-250 one way
return booking discount
|Bus to Mersing|
Or Tanjung Gemok
The One Travel and Tours
depending on traffic at the border
|S$21-55 one way|
|Shared taxi to Johor Baru||From Queen Street taxi terminal (Bugis MRT)||0.5-2 hours||S$12 per person|
|taxi to Mersing or Tanjung Gemok||taxi stand at Larkin transport hub in Johor Baru||2-3 hours||RM180-RM220|
Please note: Bus passengers from Singapore have to get off the bus at Singaporean immigration and customs, wait for all the passengers to get back on the bus and get off again with luggage at the Malaysian border.
There are two departure points for the ferries to the island – Mersing in Johor state and Teluk Gading, previously called Tanjung Gemok, near Endau in Pahang state.
Both Bluewater ferry and Cataferry can be booked online but for the time being the Bluewater online system is not accepting Visa and Mastercard from outside Malaysia. Bluewater ferries can be booked using Visa and Mastercard through the tiomanferry website.
Bamboo Hill is in Air Batang village (ABC). Some Cataferry departures do not stop at Air Batang jetty in which case you will need to take a taxi (RM10+) to the Marine Park HQ where we will meet you with the sidecar to carry luggage. It is a 15-20 minute walk from there to Bamboo Hill.
Faciliities at Mersing and Teluk Gading (formally Tanjung Gemok)
|Fixed departure times||no||yes|
|Restaurants||lots||several and a KFC|
|Shops||yes||only 7 eleven|
|Marine Park Entrance Fee:|
During the current total lockdown from June 1st-16th no ferries are running.
We are in Air Batang (pronounced Ayer Batang) village, aka ABC, which is usually the 4th stop as the ferry disembarks passengers at the various villages on the island (Genting, Paya, Tekek, Air Batang and Salang).
We offer a free pick up service for luggage from the jetty if you let us know the time of the ferry you intend to take and whether it is from Mersing or Tanjung Gemok.