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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
Scheduled flight
(Subang airport, Kuala Lumpur)
sks1.5 hoursRM210+
Long distance taxiklmpvtaxi4-6 hoursRM550-1200
Bus to Mersing from
TBS(Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)
5-6 hoursRM33-45 one way
Bus to Tanjung Gemokbusticketsonline
4.5-5 hours RM33-45 one way

Travel options from Singapore (not available at the moment)

journey time to ferrycost
Long distance taxisgmytaxi3-5 hoursS$220-250 one way
return booking discount
Bus to Mersing
Or Tanjung Gemok
WTS travel
The One Travel and Tours
3-6 hours
depending on traffic at the border
S$21-55 one way
Shared taxi to Johor BaruFrom Queen Street taxi terminal (Bugis MRT)0.5-2 hoursS$12 per person
Johor Baru-Mersing
2.5-3 hoursRM17.60
taxi to Mersing or Tanjung Gemoktaxi stand at Larkin transport hub in Johor Baru2-3 hoursRM180-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.

Please note: Public buses will be booked full in advance on Malaysian public holidays and school holidays so do not book buses last minute.

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)

FacilitiesMersingTanjung Gemok
Fixed departure timesnoyes
Restaurantslotsseveral and a KFC
Shopsyesonly 7 eleven
Marine Park Entrance Fee:

Ferry Timetables are a rough guide. Check with the on-line booking platforms: Bluewater and Cataferry

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.

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