How to get to Tioman Island

 Tioman Dive Centre are not able to arrange your transport to Tioman Island, however we have gathered some information below, which should help you to make these bookings easily.

Tioman Island is located around 32km off the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, on the border between the Johor and Pahang states of Malaysia.

You can reach Tioman easily;

  • By Bus/Car/Taxi and then a ferry from Mersing (Johor state) or Tanjung Gemok (Pahang state) ferry terminals

or

  • By Plane from Kuala Lumpur’s Subang Airport

 

Important Note: If you are travelling to Tioman by ferry, it is important to know that the ferry timetable with BlueWater Ferries from Mersing, changes daily, due to the tides. The ferry timetable for a particular month is only released around the 15th of the previous month, so it is therefore difficult to plan too far in advance. Therefore, we would recommend you look into travelling from TANJUNG GEMOK Ferry Terminal, which is a 40-minute drive north from Mersing.

(The one-time payment for Marine Park Fees is also cheaper from Tanjung Gemok!)

See below for more details…

 

Singapore to Tioman

SINGAPORE – MERSING Ferry Terminal

Please Note: The Ferry Company and Bus companies are separate, and so the timetables are independent. The ferry timetable from Mersing changes every day, due to the tides in Mersing, so you will find that the bus and ferry times often do not coincide. There are cafes, restaurants and hotels in Mersing if you need to spend any time there.

  • BY BUS

Buses run from various locations in Singapore to Mersing daily. The journey generally takes around 4 – 5 hours, depending on the time of day and if the immigration check point between Singapore and Malaysia is busy.

Common bus stations in Singapore are; Golden Mile Complex, Boon Lay and The Plaza @ Beach Road

You can book your bus tickets online through;

www.easybook.com

www.busonlineticket.com

www.catchthatbus.com

 

  • BY TAXI

If you are short on time, you can also take a taxi directly from any location in Singapore to Mersing Ferry Terminal. The price is usually around SING$180 and if you are interested in this, just let us know and we can help you to plan your trip.

SINGAPORE – TANJUNG GEMOK Ferry Terminal

  • BY BUS

Buses run much less frequently to Tanjung Gemok, as it is a less popular destination. The journey takes 5 – 6 hours, again, depending on the time of day and if the immigration check point between Singapore and Malaysia is busy.

The ferry timetable from Tanjung Gemok is more consistent, as the tides do not affect the ferries.

You can book your bus tickets online through;

www.easybook.com

www.busonlineticket.com

If you are only able to reach Mersing by bus, you can also easily find a taxi driver in Mersing to take you to Tanjung Gemok. This journey takes around 40 minutes and the cost in a taxi will be RM60 – RM70.

 

  • BY TAXI

If you are short on time, you can also take a taxi directly from any location in Singapore to Tanjung Gemok Ferry Terminal. The price is usually around SING$210 and if you are interested in this, just let us know and we can help you to plan your trip.

 

Kuala Lumpur to Tioman

KUALA LUMPUR – MERSING Ferry Terminal

Please Note: The Ferry Company and Bus companies are separate, and so the timetables are independent. The ferry timetable from Mersing changes every day, due to the tides in Mersing, so you will find that the bus and ferry times often do not coincide. There are cafes, restaurants and hotels in Mersing if you need to spend any time there.

  • BY BUS

Buses run from various locations in Kuala Lumpur to Mersing daily. The journey generally takes around 6 – 7 hours, depending on the time of day.

The easiest bus departure terminal is TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan located at Bandar Tasik Selatan). There is a high speed train (The KLIA Ekspres) which links KL Sentral station and Kuala Lumpur International Airports, via ‘TBS’.

Bus tickets can be bought online;

www.easybook.com

www.busonlineticket.com

www.catchthatbus.com

 

  • BY TAXI

Taxis are rather expensive from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing, however it is possible for around RM600 – RM700. Ask us for contact details if you would like to book your taxi.

 

KUALA LUMPUR – TANJUNG GEMOK Ferry Terminal

  • BY BUS

It can be quite difficult to find buses travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Gemok, however some of the buses do pass by Tanjung Gemok on their way to Mersing. You would need to contact the bus company to find out if it will be possible to drop you off at Tanjung Gemok Ferry Terminal.

Bus companies operating out of Kuala Lumpur can be booked online;

www.easybook.com

www.busonlineticket.com

www.catchthatbus.com

If you are not able to find a bus going directly to Tanjung Gemok, then it is very easy to find a taxi in Mersing for the 40-minute journey north to Tanjung Gemok.

 

  • BY TAXI

Taxis are rather expensive from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Gemok, however it is possible for around RM600 – RM700. Ask us for contact details if you would like to book your taxi.

 

BLUEWATER FERRIES

Blue Water Ferries are the main ferry company operating from Mersing to Tioman. They do not depart on a regular basis, and the timetable is based on the tide charts, so change everyday. The journey takes around 2 hours based on the sea conditions. The ferry timetable for a particular month, is usually released around the 15th of the previous month, and we will try to publish this here, below or on our TDC FACEBOOK page as soon as it is released.

Please Note – You can buy your tickets for a particular day, well in advance, and when the ferry timetable is released, your agent will send you the ferry times to choose from.

Tickets can be bought on the day, however if you are visiting over a busy weekend, or over holiday times, we would highly advise you to book your tickets well in advance, through an agent.

You can use;

Tioman Ferry – www.tiomanferry.com

Island Connection – www.tiomanferryticket.com

EasyBook.com – www.easybook.com (bus and ferry tickets – make sure you select ‘ferry ticket’ in the tab selection)

Please be aware that schedules change without warning so give Blue Water Ferries a call if you want to double-check their schedule: +60 77 994 811 or +60 77 998 518

Before collecting your boarding pass, you will be asked to pay the RM25 Marine Park Conservation fee. This is a one off payment per person, valid for the duration of your trip to Tioman.

Occasionally, other ferry services start up from Mersing, so stay open to options!

We are based in TEKEK VILLAGE, which is usually the second or third stop (after Genting and Paya Villages). If you are not sure, just listen to the ferry staff shouting out “Tekek, Tekek”

Tickets:

RM35 per person, per way.

(If booking through an agent, the cost will be higher, but this may be worth it for peace of mind.)

 

BLUEWATER FERRY TIMETABLE for SEPTEMBER 2017 (Mersing – Tioman)

BLUEWATER FERRY TIMETABLE for OCTOBER 2017 (Mersing – Tioman)

 

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Tanjung Gemok is around a 40-minute drive north from Mersing. It is slightly more tricky to reach, as fewer buses stop here. If you are driving, or taking a taxi, Tanjung Gemok is a great option, as the ferry times are not based on the tide charts.

At present, 3 ferry companies operate from Tanjung Gemok; “BlueWater Ferries” “CataFerry” and “Dragon Star Shipping”.

CataFerry is the newest company and although a little more expensive, seems to be very reliable and efficient.

You can book your ferry tickets directly with the ferry company by phone, or online at www.easybook.com or www.dragonstarshipping.com.my or www.cataferry.com

BLUEWATER FERRIES

The ferry timetable for BlueWater is only released around the 15th of the previous month, and you can call BlueWater directly to find out ferry times and put your name down on a list.

You can contact BlueWater Ferries on +60 77 994 811

Tickets:

RM35 per person, per way

BLUEWATER FERRIES TIMETABLE for AUGUST 2017 (TG – Tioman)

 

BLUEWATER FERRIES TIMETABLE for SEPTEMBER 2017 (TG – Tioman)

 

DRAGON STAR SHIPPING and CATAFERRY

These companies set up in mid-2016 and early 2017 and both seem to be a very well managed and organised. You can find more details on their websites at : www.dragonstarshipping.com.my and www.cataferry.com

Dragon Star Shipping –  +60 9 413 1177 / +60 19 203 1177 / +60 19 206 1177

CataFerry – enquiry@cataferry.com

 

 

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Flying to Tioman from Kuala Lumpur’s Subang Airport

You can fly directly into Tekek Village, Tioman Island, from Subang Airport, Kuala Lumpur only.
The flight takes around 1.5 hours and is in a small propellor plane with between 8 – 12 people maximum.
The company operating this route is called ‘Systematic Aviation Services’ and flights can be booked through their website at www.sassb.com.my .

Subang Airport is closer to the city centre than the main KLIA airport and you can reach Subang Airport easily by TAXI from anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Just make sure that the driver knows you are going to SUBANG AIRPORT, so he doesn’t take you to KLIA.

Flying to Tioman is not a budget option, however in order to save time, and if you are not on a tight budget, then this is a great way to get to the island and get in the water quickly!

Please Note;

It is no problem to dive, directly after flying into the island, however you must leave 12 or 18 hours no fly time before you fly, after diving.

No Fly Time After Diving:

After a single dive – 12 hours

After multiple dives – 18 hours

 

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