Even though Tioman has a small airport, there are no scheduled flights so access is by ferry from either Mersing in Johor or Tanjung Gemok/Teluk Gading in Pahang. The ferry from Tanjung Gemok stopped operating on the 23rd November and will start again in March 2022.
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Bad weather. The Met office issued a warning on 1/12/21 and ferries will stop operating from 2-7 December.
Current ferry timetable as of 30 November 2021
Driving to Mersing or Endau from KL
If coming from KL, there are two main routes to choose from and it is good to check with Waze (search for Mersing/Tanjung Gemok Jetty) which is the fastest for the time of day. Both can be done in 4 ½ hours if at night or early morning but can take longer during the day.
Option 1 is to take the North-South Highway in the direction of Johor Baru, leaving at Exit 244 to Air Hitam/Kluang. Turn right at the traffic light after the Air Hitam toll (direction Kluang). Mersing is sign-posted. Getting through Kluang can be slow during the day as there are so many traffic lights. After Kluang the road to Mersing is through palm oil plantations and is single lane, mostly.
Option 2 is via Seremban, Kuala Pilah, Muadzam Shah and Rompin. It is mostly single lane road. This is the route the buses take from KL. Between Muadzam Shah and the junction with the Kuantan-JB highway, the road surface is in poor condition.
It is a 30 minute drive between Mersing and Endau. There are secure open air parking lots at both jetties (approx MYR 12.00/day). You need to be in Mersing 1 hour before ferry departure and 45 minutes for the Teluk Gading (Tanjung Gemok).
Buses from KL
Until international tourists return, there are not many buses operating. A few of our customers had a bad experience with the Cepat company so try Sanwa. Their hotline number is 013-6465773, Tanjung Gemok is 011-10944773 and Mersing is 016-3696846.
Other transport options from KL
|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|
Facilities at Mersing and Tanjung Gemok
|Fixed departure times||no||yes|
|Restaurants||lots||several and a KFC|
|Shops||yes||only 7 eleven|
|Marine Park Entrance Fee:|
Ferry stops before you get to Air Batang/ABC jetty and us.
Bamboo Hill is in Air Batang/ABC village.
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.