Tioman Island Travel Guide

Up to date travel information to get to and from the island

From Kuala Lumpur

By bus


When you are heading to Tioman, you’ll have to get to either Mersing or Tanjung Gemok, Pahnag first. Transnasional Express departs at least five times per day from Bandar Tasik Selatan Bus Terminal and will stop at Tanjung Gemok ferry terminal first, before terminating in Mersing. The journey takes roughly 6 hours and it is advisable to buy your tickets in advance especially on public holidays and weekends.  You can buy tickets online either directly from Transnational Express or through, easybook.com or BusOnlineTicket.com

Train to Bandar Tasik Selatan Bus Terminal
The Fastest and easiest way to get to the Bus Terminal for Busses to Mersing is via Train from either KL Sentral Train Staion, KLIA or KLIA2  The KLIA TRANSIT TRAIN  will bring you direct from the airport or train station.

From Singapore

By bus

Direct bus from Singapore to Mersing or Tanjung Gemok can be booked on easybook.com or BusOnlineTicket.com There are usually 3-4 departures per day

Another cheaper alternative would be to take the Singapore-Johor Express directly to Larkin Bus station in Johor Bharu.  From JB there are a number of Bus companies who can take you to Mersing. Only take this option if you have time to spare.

Taxi

We can arrange a taxi pick up for you, please email us your request or you can book your taxi at the Swiss Cottage Reception desk. The prices for the taxi journey are listed below. Please note that the following rates are for taxi’s booked through us exclusively and are for our driver who is based in Mersing.

Trip Price
Singapore – Mersing* S$190
Singapore – Tanjung Gemok* S$200
Mersing – Melaka RM450
Mersing – Johor Bahru RM450
Mersing – Kuala Lumpur RM700
Mersing – Desaru RM280
Mersing – Desaru RM280
Mersing – Senai Airport RM200
Mersing – Kuala Lumpur Airports RM650
Mersing – Jerantut (Taman Negara) RM750
Johor Bahru – Tanjung Gemok RM300
Mersing – Terrenganu RM700
Mersing – Legoland RM300
* Price the same for return journey

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Ferry info

Ferry’s to Tioman leave on a regular basis and depart from Mersing and Tanjung Gemuk

From Mersing

Ferries departing from Mersing are subject to an irregular timetable. Due to a shallow bay, when the tide is out the Ferry can not depart or arrive at the terminal. Therefore its important to check the ferry timetable times before booking a ticket. We publish the timetable on our Facebook page when the timetable is released by the Bluewater ferry company in Mersing. Tickets cost RM35 one way for Adults, Children RM30.

From Tanjung Gemok

Tanjung Gemok is the ferry Terminal situated in the town of Endau Rompin, Pahang State, which is approximately 30mins drive north of Mersing. Here there are 2 operators to choose from, Cataferry and Bluewater Ferry.

Once you arrive on the island

It takes about 2hours to get to Tioman, once you arrive the boat will usually make 5 stops in the following order, Kampung(village) Genting, Kampung Paya, Kampung Tekek, Kampung Air Batang(ABC) and finally Kampung Salang. Swiss Cottage is based at Kampung Tekek which is a 25 minute walk from the jetty. You can also pay for a pickup truck to take you to Swiss Cottage, highly recommended if you arrive in the middle of the day and/or you have heavy bags. The Taxi costs RM7.50 per person, min 2 pax to bring you to Swiss Cottage from the Jetty or Airport.

You can book your tickets in advance either  through cataferry.com , easybook.com  or tiomanferry.com who will guarantee your seats on the boat and will notify you ahead of changes to the ferry departure times, you can pay by credit card or Pay Pal and they also have dedicated help line for all your ferry related queries.

For Malaysian School/Public Holidays click here.

Please note that changes to fares and time schedules are at the discretion of the bus/ferry operators.

Getting to Swiss Cottage from the Jetty or Airport

Swiss Cottage is based at Kampung Tekek which is a 25 minute walk from the jetty. You can also pay for a pickup truck to take you to Swiss Cottage (highly recommended if you arrive in the middle of the day or you have heavy bags). The Taxi costs RM7.50 per person, min 2 pax to bring you to Swiss Cottage from the Jetty or Airport.