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How to get to Tioman

SKS Airways flies to Tioman from Subang airport in Kuala Lumpur. Ferries depart from either Mersing in Johor or Tanjung Gemok/Teluk Gading in Pahang. 

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Book Bluewater Ferries on-line at www.bluewater.my or contact us if you need help booking tickets. Cataferry bookings at www.cataferry.com.

Current ferry timetables

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).

Other transport options from KL

  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)
busticketsonline
easybook
5-6 hoursRM33-45 one way
Bus to Tanjung Gemokbusticketsonline
easybook
4.5-5 hours RM33-45 one way

From Singapore

  journey time to ferrycost
Long distance taxisgmytaxi3-5 hoursS$220-250 one way
return booking discount
Bus to Mersing
Or Tanjung Gemok
tiomanferry
WTS travel
The One Travel and Tours
busticketsonline
easybook
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
Bus
Johor Baru-Mersing
busticketsonline
easybook
2.5-3 hoursRM17.60
taxi to Mersing or Tanjung Gemoktaxi stand at Larkin transport hub in Johor Baru2-3 hoursRM180-RM220

Facilities at Mersing and Tanjung Gemok

FacilitiesMersingTanjung Gemok
Fixed departure timesnoyes
Restaurantslotsseveral and a KFC
ATMyesno
Hotelsmany2
Shopsyesonly 7 eleven
Marine Park Entrance Fee:
Malaysians/Foreigners
RM5/RM50RM5/RM30

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.

The airport is in Tekek village. We will help arrange a taxi to meet you and take you to the barrier at the Marine Park HQ and a sidecar trip to Bamboo Hill. 

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