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 (1 ½ hours on the Cataferry). 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
|Private hire car||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
|journey time to ferry||cost|
|Private car hire||sgmytaxi||3-5 hours||S$220-250 one way
return booking discount
|Bus to Mersing|
Or Tanjung Gemok
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.
Two departure points for the ferries to the island – Mersing in Johor state and Tanjung Gemok (Endau) in Pahang state:
Faciliities at Mersing and Tanjung Gemok
|Fixed departure times||no||yes|
|Book months in advance||no||yes|
|Restaurants||lots||several and a KFC|
|Shops||yes||only 7 eleven|
|Marine Park Entrance Fee:|
We recommend Tanjung Gemok as the departure point because Cataferry gives a reliable and comfortable service, has a fixed schedule so tickets can be booked months in advance (www.cataferry.com). Ferry tickets with Bluewater must be booked in advance: call +6094131362.
The departure timetable from Mersing varies with the high tide and is only released mid-month for the following month. Bluewater ferries can be contacted at +6077994811 and +6077998518. Also, foreigners are charged an extra Johor National Park’s entrance fee in addition to the Tioman Marine Park entrance fee.
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.