How to get to Koh Tioman

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How to get to Tioman

Tioman island is a protected area, and when entering in any way to the island you need to pay 5 ringgit to Fund wildlife conservation.

To get to Tioman island by yourself on an airplane; composite route by bus and ferry or boat; you can sail here on his own yacht. Travel agencies of Singapore and Malaysia meet the batch transfer includes transfer by bus and ferry or boat.

On the plane

Аэропорт Тиомана

Tioman island is a small airport, which has international status. To reach it it is possible on scheduled flights, budget airline, Berjaya Air from Kuala Lumpur city (from the airport Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and not from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) and Singapore. You can also fly on a private or rented plane. The flights are operated by turboprop Dash-7, large aircraft the airport can not accept. The cost of return travel from $ 100 on both routes.

Tickets can be purchased on the website of the airline Berjaya Air. If you're lucky, on the official website of the airline to purchase tickets on a promo rate (does not always work, better to buy in advance), but unfortunately, they are usually not returnable.

Full composite route from Moscow to Tioman island, you can book using the search form:

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

By bus and ferry

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

In General, such composite route consists of trips to the town of Mersing (Mersing) in the state of Johor, where there is a ferry and then a ferry from Mersing to Tioman.

To Mersing is easy enough to get, using a well-developed bus network in Malaysia. Available direct flights, at least, from Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Butterworth (near Penang island), ALOR Setar (near Langkawi), as well as from Singapore. It is best to use the night moving to early in the morning to be at the jetty in Mersing, otherwise you may miss the ferry, and in this case, you will have to spend the night in town or to hire an expensive private boat.

Approximate cost of the trip and information about the routes:

  • Kuala Lumpur – Mersing. Ticket 36 ringgit. Purchase tickets are available on the website. 5 flights a day, with a journey time of 5 hours.
  • ALOR Setar – Mersing. Ticket 76 ringgit. The Carrier Of S&S Express. One flight a day.
  • Butterworth – Mersing. The ticket is 70 ringgit. The Carrier Of S&S Express. One flight a day.
  • Singapore – Mersing. The ticket is 25 ringgit.

Find tickets to Mersing and book them online here - or here - https://12go.asiaand here is the schedule from Kuala Lumpur station TBS to Mersing -

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💲 Pay the ticket online

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When searching for tickets on buses and trains for pay attention to the ranking of tickets/carriers (marked with asterisks on a five-point scale) and the reviews of actual users who traveled on this route. Selecting carriers with the highest rated according to user reviews, you will protect yourself from possible problems during the trip.

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

You can reach Mersing by taxi from Kuala Lumpur or Kuala Lumpur, but worth the trip will not be fewer flights (from Kuala Lumpur about 280 ringgit).

When they reached the jetty in Mersing you will be able to use the fast Blue Water Express ferry to get to Tioman. The island ferry makes a stop in the villages of Kampong Genting, Paya, Kampong, Kampong Tekek (landing in a Berjaya, Tekek village to Juara or), Kampong Air Batang, Kampong Salang.

But there is one feature: due to weather conditions and influences of the tides, the flights often are canceled or reduced to one morning flight a day. Therefore, in the rainy season it is recommended to get to the island by plane, especially because the cost of flights is not so high. In addition, although the schedule theoretically exists, the departure of the ferry can be transported to another time until it filled with passengers.

The cost of the ferry trip 45 ringgit one way, 70 roundtrip. Book a ticket and see the timetables of the ferry on the official website the cost for purchasing the ticket online is higher.

The schedule of buses to Mersing, state of Johor

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Guzalya January 26, 2012
To Ender
Afraid to answer to this question will be difficult because it's depends on the choice of transport and accommodation. We tried to choose the conditions in which it is possible to live with children. The only thing I can say that for us this journey has cost more than in Thailand (Samui) percent of 25%. Both trips we were preparing ourselves, without any agencies. Here is a web site for example Bergii choose in the drop-down window Berjaya Tioman and see the prices. In addition, there are on several Tymanski hotels. Take a look and choose. by the way, on the website of Melina was the price of the excursion set. You can calculate yourself.
I think if we were only with my husband, we would be more mobile and frequently changed place of residence :-) If you read the article, it says that the island is small and most of the hotels are fenced off from each other or the sea or the jungle. And it's true. To get to the neighboring hotels are not so easy, need to order a water taxi. And 1 hotel and all its surroundings can be explored in 3-4 days maximum. Then boring. by the way, we also visited Melaka. I recommend 2 days to go and at least half a day to dedicate them to the zoo :-) ...
admin 26 January, 2012

I fully agree with Guzalya. To tell something concrete it is difficult, and all depends on your needs. There are people who are in tents and living on Tioman island, or in dormitories with shared bedroom for $ 5 (there are such). Plus how active you plan to include in the plan of excursions, diving, snorkeling and all that. In General the island is quite expensive, as Malaysia as a whole (compared to Ty). ...
Guzalya 27 January, 2012
I think we all lived in the two most expensive hotels of the island :) More cheap you need to book well in advance, so as to Tioman like to drive themselves to Malaysians and especially a lot of people from Singapore. In our neighboring village of Paya, which we passed through the jungle was a very nice hotel full of people of Asian appearance, presumably Singaporeans and Chinese. Chinese restaurant food seemed delicious, probably after that, which we are regaled in möhlin. And prepare it, apparently by the Chinese. In möhlin the cook was an Indian appearance and was preparing it to be honest not very tasty. Although Indian dishes she was good, everything else tastes again gave Indian spices (mild) and it was too bland for us. Although maybe she was trying to adapt its food under the Europeans, who mostly lived in this hotel. In Bergie was cooked very well and large portions, so that at the end my husband started to order and a children's menu or one dish for two :-)
Generally, if you talk about food in the whole of Malaysia, they have their meals one-two and obchelsya, all fried with rice. Someone seems to have wrote. Often we come across Chinese, Thai and Indian food, and of course American fast food chains. And Thai an order of magnitude worse than in Thailand itself.
Oh, and about Tioman - there is no fruit, all imported, so quite expensive. We had to drink mainly fruit juice (delicious) and we bought them or to Paya or Tekek. In hotels all several times more expensive.
In General, Tioman island has a lot of divers is one of their favorite Islands. Here underwater views of neighboring small Islands, really ...
Guzalya 27 January, 2012
And yet, about money. The money they need to have cash only, and only in ringgit. From hotels only Berae you can pay by card. ...
Tatjana 30 January, 2012
To Guzalia
And tell us about the sights. What is there to see? I usually always aimed at the inspection of something interesting away from the beaches, and in places like Tioman island, on the Islands, never been there.
Thank you. ...
Guzalya 3 February, 2012
to Tatjana
If by sights you mean the historic building, as far as I know they are not there at all. Tioman is a small island, and as I wrote -a marine reserve and go there mainly because of the sea, scuba diving and wildlife. Read again the article on Tioman island on this website, everything is written correctly :-) ...
july 2 October, 2012
Here just got back from Tioman. What can I say, feelings were mixed. On the one hand the beautiful nature, clean sea. On the other hand, not clean and some is not a good attitude of Malaysians to the island. We lived on Danube (it's between the AVS and Monkey Bay), all vrodeby good: the beach and the food, almost no people... but that's just depart from the hotel at 20 meters there is the mountain of garbage (plastic bottles, old washing machine...) and immediately something not nice. There are no pictures warana walking on the beach, so the shot did not hit the bottle or other debris ((( A village of AVS is generally a gloom ...
Eugene 2 October, 2012
And what about the sea tell me? Especially about the underwater part? ...
admin 2 October, 2012

July is a guest (not registered user), it may not return to answer. Review about Tioman here can read, there exhaustively, I think. ...
Eugene 2 October, 2012

Unfortunately, about the underwater part just not very exhaustively, and me diving and interested. Well, not all are there dive instructor morons, I hope at least that not all... :D :?: ...