How to get to O. Tioman

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How to get to Tioman

Tioman Island is a protected area and when entering the island by any means you are required to pay 5 ringgit to the Wildlife Conservation Fund.

You can get to Tioman yourself by plane; a composite route by bus and ferry or boat; you can sail here on your own yacht. In the travel agencies of Singapore and Malaysia there are package transfers, including moving by bus and ferry or boat.

By plane

Tioman Airport

On Tioman there is a small airport, which has the status of an international one. You can fly to it on regular flights of the budget airline Berjaya Air from Kuala Lumpur (from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, not from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) and from Singapore. You can also fly on a private or rented plane. Flights are operated on turboprop Dash-7, large aircraft airport can not accept. Round-trip airfare starts at $ 100 on both routes.

Tickets can be purchased on the airline's website Berjaya Air. If you are lucky, you can buy tickets on the official website of the airline at a favorable promotional rate (not always valid, it is better to buy in advance), but, unfortunately, they are usually not refundable.

A complete Composite route from Moscow to Tioman can be booked using the search form:

Prices for flights from Moscow to Kuala Lumpur:

НАЙТИ ОТ 59892 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 28.05.2022 23.06.2022
НАЙТИ ОТ 52402 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 28.06.2022 03.07.2022
НАЙТИ ОТ 52459 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 19.07.2022 28.07.2022
НАЙТИ ОТ 41397 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 20.08.2022 05.09.2022
НАЙТИ ОТ 39975 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 01.09.2022 15.09.2022
НАЙТИ ОТ 39855 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 30.10.2022 09.11.2022

Minimum prices for flights from Russia to Kuala Lumpur:

НАЙТИ ОТ 35442 ₽ Москва ⇄ Куала-Лумпур 1
НАЙТИ ОТ 43079 ₽ Санкт-Петербург ⇄ Куала-Лумпур 2
НАЙТИ ОТ 68786 ₽ Владивосток ⇄ Куала-Лумпур 2
НАЙТИ ОТ 45109 ₽ Екатеринбург ⇄ Куала-Лумпур 2
НАЙТИ ОТ 72315 ₽ Самара ⇄ Куала-Лумпур 1
НАЙТИ ОТ 47343 ₽ Казань ⇄ Куала-Лумпур 1
НАЙТИ ОТ 55278 ₽ Иркутск ⇄ Куала-Лумпур 2
НАЙТИ ОТ 54462 ₽ Новосибирск ⇄ Куала-Лумпур 2

From the airport, passengers are transported by special buses to hotels, to which there is the only asphalt road of the island. To other hotels you will have to get by motorcycle taxi, and to some hotels access is generally possible only on foot or by boat.

By bus and ferry

Most visitors to the island use instead of air travel a cheaper way to get to the island – a composite route by bus and ferry.

In general, such a composite route consists of a trip to the city of Mersing in the state of Johor, where the ferry pier is located, and then by ferry from Mersing to Tioman.

It is easy enough to get to Mersing using the developed bus network of Malaysia. Direct flights are available from at least Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Butterworth (next to Fr. Penang), Alor Setar (near Langkawi Island) and also from Singapore. It is best to use the night crossing to be at the pier in Mersing early in the morning, otherwise you may miss the ferry, and in this case you will have to spend the night in the city or hire an expensive private boat.

Approximate cost of the trip and information about routes:

  • Kuala Lumpur-Mersing. Ticket 36 ringgit. Purchase of tickets is available on the website. 5 flights per day, travel time 5 hours.
  • Alor Setar-Mersing. Ticket 76 ringgit. S&S Express carrier. One flight a day.
  • Butterworth-Mersing. Ticket 70 ringgit. S&S Express carrier. One flight a day.
  • Singapore-Mersing. Ticket 25 ringgit.

Find tickets to Mersing and book them online here - or here - and here is the schedule from Kuala Lumpur from TBS station to Mersing -

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In Mersing, buses arrive at the bus station, which is a short walk from the ferry pier.

You can get to Mersing by taxi from Kuala Lumpur or Kuala Lumpur airport, but the trip will cost no less than a flight by plane (from Kuala Lumpur about 280 ringgit).

After reaching the pier in Mersing, you can take the Blue Water Express fast ferry to reach Tioman. On the island, the ferry makes stops in the villages of Kampong Genting, Kampong Paya, Kampong Tetek (disembarkation at Berjaya Hotel, Tetek village or Juara), Kampong Air Batang, Kampong Salang.

But there is one peculiarity here: due to weather conditions and the effects of Tides, flights are often canceled or reduced to one morning flight per day. Therefore, in the rainy season, we highly recommend getting to the island by plane, especially since the cost of the flight is not so high. In addition, although the timetable theoretically exists, the departure of the ferry can be postponed to another time until it is filled with passengers.

The cost of the ferry ride is 45 ringgit one way, 70 round trip. You can book a ticket and see the ferry schedule on the official website, but the cost when buying a ticket online is higher there.

Bus schedules in Mersing, Johor state

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