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Top Ferry Routes From Singapore

Top Ferry Routes To Singapore

Ferries to Singapore

Known as one of the most beautiful cities globally, the island city of Singapore is adored by millions of tourists around the world. You can hop on a ferry and enjoy a scenic journey. Singapore is a perfect destination for beach lovers. Also, people who love shopping and entertainment would find uncountable options to explore in Singapore. The city-state of Singapore boasts numerous high-end malls, food stalls featuring the recipes from different corners of the world, and scenic beachside resorts.

Singapore is technically a cluster of islands. The best way to reach the exotic and pristine small islands of Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia is via Malaysia and Singapore ferry services. The most convenient and affordable mode of transport is a combination of bus and ferry rides. There are also many Malaysia to Singapore cruises that let you travel from Malaysia to Singapore while having an experience of a lifetime, after which you can choose one of the ferries to travel further to your vacation destination.

Travel Guide

To reach the islands of Bintan, Batam, Kuala Besut, and Kusu, the ferries that depart from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal of Singapore ferry are the best option. The best time to visit Singapore and the adjacent islands is December to February. However, people come to the islands all year round to experience the different seasons of the Singapore cruise. The islands are famous for various watersports, sunbathing, relaxing on the beaches, and authentic South Asian cuisines and seafood.

The Singapore ferry terminal and islands are clean and green, and the administration is very strict about maintaining them that way. There are some islands where accommodation facilities are unavailable, so you can always go for day trips and come back to Singapore or nearby islands to spend the night in villas in Sentosa.

Ferry Terminals in Singapore 

There are multiple Singapore ferry terminals from where one can book ferries. While the majority of ferries depart from Singapore Harbourfront , there are other terminals that one can choose if one finds them closer. Most of the nearby islands can be reached within an hour or two from Singapore by ferry. The popular ferry terminals in Singapore are:

Ferry Services to Popular Islands from Singapore 

You can book direct ferries from these Singapore ferry terminals/ ports to destinations in Riau Archipelago including Bintan and Batam.

  • Batam Island: The Baram Centre Point International Ferry Terminal is the terminal for the city. There are smaller terminals like Marina Teluk Senimba Ferry Terminal and Harbour Bay. Ferries are the best way to reach Batam.
  • Bintan Island: The Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal is superbly placed, and all the best resorts are nearby. Malaysia to Singapore cruise also stops at this terminal.
  • Kuala Besut: Besut Jetty is the ferry terminal for Kuala Besut. The terminal is bustling as it connects Besut with Malaysia and Perhentian Island.
  • Kusu Island: Kusu Island Ferry Terminal has frequent ferries that connect the island with Marina South Pier. Since ferries are the only mode of communication, people primarily use them to get in and out of the island.

Dropping Points in Singapore

Boarding point
Dropping point

Some of the popular dropping points in Singapore are mentioned below. Please note that these drop locations generally differ from one ferry operator to another. The drop points in Singapore are as follows:

  • Grantral Mall
  • Peoples Park Centre
  • Queen Street Bus Terminal
  • TS8 Opp Outram Pk Stn (06011)
  • Tanah Merah
  • Changi Airport
  • Little India
  • Queen Street
  • TS1 Expo Mrt Stn Exit B (96301)
  • TS8 Thong Teck Building (09213)
  • Sengkang
  • Compass Point
  • TS1 Opp Marsiling Mrt Stn (46529)
  • TS1 Opp Mera Terr (96061)
  • TS6 Gul Circle Station Exit A (24511)
  • TS8 Opp Great World City (13121)
  • Bugis Mrt Exit D
  • TS6 Tuas Link Stn (25429)
  • Ban San Street
  • Harbourfront
  • Lavender MRT
  • TS1 Opp Woodlands Civic Ctr (46329)
  • TS8 Opp Stevens Ct (40221)
  • Boon Lay
  • Second Link Checkpoint
  • The Plaza Beach Road
  • Tuas Checkpoint
  • City Plaza
  • Katong V Mall
  • Kovan hub
  • Star Vista
  • Golden Mile Tower
  • TS8 Raffles Town Club (40231)
  • Jurong East
  • Concorde Hotel
  • Novena Square
  • TS8 Resort World Sentosa
  • Tampines
  • Concerde Shopping Center
  • Choa Chu Kang
  • TS6 Opp One North Stn Exit A (18059)
  • TS6 The Star Vista
  • TS6 Tuas West Rd Stn Exit A (24719)
  • Golden Mile
  • Golden Mile Complex
  • TS8 Blk16 Cantonment Link (05631)
  • Yishun MRT

Singapore Online Ferry Ticket Booking Process

To book your ferry tickets on redBus, visit the ferry page on the redBus app or website-

  • Travelers can search for their departure and arrival points under the “From” and “To” tabs, enter the date of their journey, select the number of persons traveling, and click the “Search” button.
  • The screen would display a consolidated list of ferry operators offering their ferry services on the selected route.
  • On the left of the screen, the user or traveler will find the 'filter' option to filter the ferries on the basis of their preferred choice of the ferry.
  • Another way of filtering the displayed options is by clicking any of the tabs available next to the “Sort By” option. You can also modify your selection using the ‘Modify’ tab.
  • Choose any of the options like ‘Duration’, ‘Departure’, ‘Ratings’, ‘Arrival’, and ‘Fare’ to sort the ferry operators as per your choice. Select the most suitable ferry service and schedule from the display list available and process to pay for your online ferry tickets.
  • On confirming everything, you can make the payment and receive your m-ticket on your phone and email.
  • Booking ferry tickets by redBus offers lucrative deals and is very convenient.


How do I book ferries to/from any Singapore ferry terminal on redBus?
Booking a ferry to any Singapore ferry terminal is extremely simple and convenient on the redBus. You’ll just need to go to the redBus ferry page, enter your source and Singapore, date of journey, and you will get the list of ferries available on the selected date. You can then choose a suitable ferry and head to the payment.
Which ferry terminals in Singapore serve Batam and Bintan island?
Singapore has 2 ferry terminals that serve the ferries to Batam and Bintan. These are HarbourFront and Tanah Merah ferry terminal. You can book your ferry tickets from these ferry terminals.