Ferries to Bintan
Bintan is the largest island in the Riau Archipelago. It is an exotic location with plenty of options for entertainment, with golf courses, beautiful beaches, and luxurious resorts. Bintan airport serves only domestic airlines, so reaching here directly may not be possible via airways. The most convenient option is taking a ferry to Bintan. Bintan islands are easily accessible from Malaysia and Singapore through ferry routes and you can easily book a ferry ticket online or from the ferry terminal.
The source for Bintan ferry in Singapore is Tanah Merah to Bandar Bentan Telani Bintan resort ferry terminal in Bintan.
If you happen to be traveling from Malaysia, the best way to get to Bintan is by bus and ferry. Take a bus from TBS, Kuala Lumpur, to Johor Bahru. The ferry to Bintan operates from from Berjaya Waterfront Ferry Terminal at Johor Bahru and takes you to Sri Bintan Pura Ferry Terminal, Tanjungpinang. Alternatively, you can fly to Singapore and then take a cab to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to reach it faster.
Travel Guide on Bintan Island
To experience the best trip to Bintan Island, choose the ferry ride that will give you ample time to enjoy the ocean and watch the natural beauty of the place. As there are plenty of hotels and resorts available here, you will not have any difficulty finding suitable accommodation. Taxis and cabs will help you reach the Bintan resorts and hotels. Notable accommodation options include Bintan Resort, Natra Bintan, Banyan Tree bintan, etc. The average price for the Bintan hotels is around SGD 540 per night. The lowest price in these hotels can be SGD 131 per night.
The best time to visit Bintan is from April to October, when the temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius.
Parking area information at the Bintan ferry terminal for locals
Finding a parking spot near the ferry terminal can be challenging. Since Bintan has city bus services, taxis, cabs, and even bikes, which are a better option to reach the ferry terminal. The port is close to the city center and is easily reachable. The parking fee is S$1.50 per hour and so on. This is subject to change.
Ferry Operators Serving Bintan
There are several ferry operators serving Bintan Island, offering convenient transportation options for travelers. Some of the popular ferry operators include:
- Sindo Ferry : Sindo Ferry provides regular ferry services between Singapore and Bintan Island. With comfortable seating, onboard amenities, and reliable schedules, Sindo Ferry ensures a pleasant and seamless journey.
- Bintan Resort Ferries: Bintan Resort Ferries offers ferry services from Singapore to Bintan Island, specifically to the Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal. Their ferries are known for their reliability and efficiency, providing a convenient way to reach the island.
Bintan Ferry Schedule
According to the Bintan ferry schedule, there are around 8 ferries per day from Singapore and Johor Bahru. The timing of each ferry terminal will be different. From the Singapore Tanah Merah ferry terminal, there is only one ferry from Monday to Thursday and three services from Friday to Sunday. The number of ferry rides from Johor Bahru to Bintan is 3 per day.
The Singapore to Bintan ferry schedule varies as per operator and routes.
- The first ferry by Sindo ferry for Singapore to Bintan starts at 08:40 and the last ferry is at 18:20
- The first ferry by Bintan Resort Ferries for Singapore to Bintan starts at 08:10 and the last ferry is at 21:00
These ferry operators provide various departure times and flexible schedules to accommodate different travel preferences. It is advisable to check their respective websites or contact their customer service for the most up-to-date information regarding schedules and ticket bookings.
Singapore to Bintan Ferry Travel Time
Singapore to Bintan ferry travel time is usually 1-2 hours. However, it varies depending on the ferry operator, routes and weather conditions.
The travel time between Singapore and Tanjung Pinang is around 2 hours while that from Singapore to Bandar Bentan Telani is only 1 hour.
Bintan Ferry Check-in Time
You need to check-in atleast 30 minutes before the boarding time. We suggest you to reach the ferry terminal 1 hour prior to departure.
Bintan Ferry Ticket Price and Duration
Depending on the ferry operation, starting terminal, and destination the travel duration varies from 1-3 hrs. The Bintan Resort Ferries from Singapore travel faster and reach the destination in an hour. The travel duration of the Bintan ferry ride from Singapore to Bintan is 1-2 hours. Ferry rides from Johor Bahru to Bintan can take up to 3 hrs. The same is the case with the ticket price ranges from RM 150 to RM 259. The ticket rates are different for adults and children. Anyone over the age of 13 is considered an adult.
Please be mindful that fare changes and timing are solely at the discretion of the ferry operators.
Ferry Ticket Collection Information
Online booking of Bintan ferry tickets will be the most convenient option as you will get cheaper rates and added benefits. Though you can get the tickets at the terminal, that is not an ideal option. There are not many ferry services on this route, so online ferry ticket booking in advance is always advisable.
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