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Mersing to Tioman Island Ferry

Mersing to Tioman Island Ferry Service

Avg. Ferry Duration : 2 hrs 30 mins
Ferry depart from : Mersing
Ferry arrives in : Tioman Island
Daily Ferry Services : 2
Cheapest Ferry Ticket : MYR 60.00

Mersing to Tioman Island Ferry Distance

Earliest Ferry
08:00 AM
Last Ferry
09:00 AM
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Travel Documents Requirements

International travelers should carry the passport with at least 6 months of validity and return or One-Way ticket to continue traveling to another country.

Mersing to Tioman Island Ferry Ticket Booking

Mersing is known as the gateway to Tioman Island, with only three daily Blue Water Ferry services available. The ferries are the only way to reach the remote island, and travelers can choose the appropriate drop-off point based on their hotel or resort booking. The ferry ride from Mersing to Tioman Island is relatively short. Mersing Jetty is situated in the Mersing Harbour Centre in Malaysia's Johor state. The harbor is near the Mersing bus station, and visitors can book a bus from Johor Bahru to Mersing. 

Tioman Island, also known as Pulau Tioman, is a small island off Pahang in Southeast Asia, with warm beaches, coral reefs, and marine life. The island can be reached via the Mersing jetty or Tanjung Gemok ferry, and the best time to visit is from June to August.

Ferry Service between Mersing Jetty and Tioman Island

There are usually two to three ferries from Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island as per the ferry schedule released by the operators. The ferry offers economy seats for all. Seats are available at affordable rates. You can opt for online ferry ticket booking to avail discounts and cashbacks on ferry booking.

Mersing to Tioman Ferry Ticket Price

The ferry ticket rate for one adult is MYR 120 for both tickets. The onward boarding is from Mersing Jetty. There are no other boarding points from this side, but drop-off could be anywhere you choose from the five options at Tioman Island.

Boarding and Drop-off Points

  • Boarding: Mersing Jetty
  • Drop-off point: Air Batang, Genting Pier, Paya Pier, Salang Pier, and Tekek Pier

Popular Ferry Operators for Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island

Book Ferry Tickets for Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island on redBus

Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island ferry tickets online are readily available at redBus. The booking process for online ferry tickets is simple, and you will get the tickets at a great price.

  • You can find the ‘Ferry’ tab at the top of any page at redBus. Click on this tab to proceed.
  • Fill in the ‘Source’ and ‘Destination’ columns, onward and return dates, number of passengers to search for the ferries.
  • Click on the ‘View Details’ button of your desired ferry option.
  • Choose the onward ferry time and that for the return ferry
  • Click on the ‘Continue’ button and fill in the necessary passenger details.
  • Proceed to the payment gate and confirm the payment.
  • You will receive the ticket in digital format in your email inbox and the registered mobile number.

Things to do on Tioman Island

  • Scuba diving is available at various rates on Tioman island. It is cheaper at Air Batang than in other areas. There are various dive centres available here. Many of them offer diving assistance and accommodation as well. You will need a short training session to be eligible for diving.
  • Snorkelling is the most popular activity here. You can easily find a ride from several resorts to the beaches where you can go snorkelling. Wet suits will be available for rent from the various dive centres around. There are jellyfish around whose sting will require medical attention. So it is better to wear long-sleeved clothes or use a rash guard.
  • Surfing may not be a popular option but you can still do it, especially during the monsoon season. The tide may only be 2 m or so in height.
  • Trekking: There are various trekking trails available at Tioman Island. There is the tough Juara jungle trek which will take a few hours to complete, the more challenging Waterfall trail, and the exciting Juara Turtle Project trek.

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Marine Park Conservation Charge

Tourists visiting Marine Parks Malaysia have to pay a nominal conservation charge as required by the Fees Act 1951, Fees (Marine Parks Malaysia) Order 2017. The revenue collected from the charge goes to the Marine Parks and Marine Reserves Trust Fund to manage and maintain the parks, and to provide facilities and comfort to visitors.

People with disabilities are exempted from the charge, and residents living on islands surrounded by Marine Parks are also exempted.

Marine Park Fee for MYKAD Holders -

Adults - RM 5

Children (aged between 6 to 12 years old) and Senior citizens (aged 60 years old and above ) - RM 2

Disabled - Free

Marine Park Fee for Non-MYKAD Holders -

Adults - RM 30

Children (aged between 6 to 12 years old) and Senior citizens (aged 60 years old and above ) - RM 15

Disabled - Free

Additionally, there are different fee rates for activities like camping, research, commercial filming/documentary, scuba diving, and cruising. Please check the Official Department of Fisheries Portal Malaysia for more information.


How can I make an online ferry ticket booking in Malaysia?

You can book a ferry of your choice to any destination in Malaysia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is www.redbus.my . The site is user-friendly and you can book your ferry ticket in a matter of minutes.

How do I book a ferry from Mersing to Tioman Island?

You can either visit the port and go the booth belonging to the ferry operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit www.redbus.my and book your seat within 5 minutes.

Do I need to print out my ferry ticket before boarding?

Yes, it is better that you take a print of your ferry ticket since every ferry operator has different rules of boarding.

How do I pay for my ferry ticket on the redBus website?

There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed when you click the “FPX (Malaysia Online Bank Transfer).

How long is the ferry ride from Mersing to Tioman?

A ferry to Tioman takes nearly 2 hours 30 minutes to reach Tioman island from Mersing Jetty.

What time is ferry to Tioman?

The ferry schedule is not fixed and is released every month by the ferry operator. You can find 2 or 3 sailings from Mersing to Tioman and back as per the schedule.

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