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Mersing: Stopover to Tioman Island

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Bus to Mersing

Bus/Coach Singapore - Mersing - Singapore

NOTE: Peak season is !
Enjoy up to 20% discount when you book online

Mersing is a bustling past-meets-present coastal town. Whilst modest in size, Mersing is serviced by a range of restaurants, cafes and old-school coffee shops.

There are also a few hotels, most of which can be booked here. These hotels offer decent rooms with reasonable internet speeds. Room rates are friendly.

You'll also find supermarkets and more traditional shophouses, providing a spectrum of products and services, including groceries, souvenirs, western meals and of course local fare, such as nasi padang, chicken rice, roti prata, etc.

Most Malaysian banks offer branches in Mersing, so if you need an ATM machine, worry not, there's a number of them here.

Families with kids should know that there's a public park with playground facilities near the ferry jetty, great for those occasions where you have an hour or so to kill before your ferry departs to Tioman.

Getting to Mersing is quite a breeze. Both the road system in Malaysia and its public transport system are very good. Use below directions to make your way to Mersing, which is the de facto departure point to Tioman for the ferry.

(Click here if you need an affordable hotel room in Mersing).
(Click here if you need a car or van to Mersing).

Bus/Coach Kuala Lumpur - Mersing - Kuala Lumpur

Once you've secured your ferry tickets, you'll need to get to Mersing, the ferry jumping off point to Tioman. Want to book your bus tickets from KL to Mersing? Use below form for real-time bus reservations. Instant confirmation of your bus seats.

You can book any bus journey in Malaysia and Singapore. No booking fee.

Bus/Coach Malacca - Mersing - Malacca

Want to book your bus tickets from Malacca to Mersing online? Use below form for real-time bus reservations. Instant confirmation of your bus seats. Bus departure time and departure location are provided before you book.

You can book any bus journey in Malaysia and Singapore. No booking fee.

Book your Tioman ferry tickets here

Taxi to Mersing

If you're not sure how to get from Singapore to Mersing, then by all means let us know. We have a number of people-carrier transport options available, from cost-effective passenger cars, to comfortable MPV's, to spacious vans that are suitable to carry up to 12 passengers, as well as shuttles and buses.

All our vehicles are new and chauffeur-driven. It goes without saying that our vehicles are equipped with full climate-control interiors. N.B. If you're traveling with kids, bring along their favorite DVD's, because our vehicles have a built-in DVD player. (Please note: Subject to availability).

Safe Travel Corridor

Travelers from overseas may remain a little wary of Covid when going to a foreign land. With memories of the pandemic still in the back our mind, there's bound to be a certain amount of trepidation. It's understandable. This is why our transport service comprises a thorough Covid regime. For starters, all our drivers have been fully vaccinated and boostered, as per the certified vaccination records that we pro-actively provide all our customers with. Additionally, each vehicle is vacuumed and desinfected in between journeys and each vehicle contains a bottle of desinfectant at your disposal. Furthermore, since our drivers are aware of all the rest stops with high sanitation standards and a comprehensive Covid protocol, the substandard ones will be avoided at all cost.

Private Transport to Mersing Cost in Singapore Dollars

TypePax  1-way/$2-ways/$Combo/$
Car1-4250480430 + ferry tickets
MPV4-6280510460 + ferry tickets
Van6-10350650600 + ferry tickets

1. Book your ferry tickets online and get a S$50 vehicle discount (Ferry/Vehicle Combo).
2. All prices are all-in for Singapore -- Mersing -- Singapore, including petrol, toll, tax and driver.
3. Includes one collective pick-up point and one pick-up time -- both your choice.
4. Drop-off point is the Mersing Harbour Centre entrance.
5. Please note that amount of luggage also determines vehicle type used.
6. Night-surcharge S$50 between 11.00 pm - 4.00 am.

Get driven to your destination in comfort and style, and without a care in the world.
Inquire for a chauffeur-driven car, MPV or van:

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Book your Tioman ferry tickets here

Self-drive to Mersing

From Singapore or Johor Bahru to Mersing
Take Jalan Wong Ah Fook. this will lead you through Johor Bahru, passing City Square shopping mall to your right. Look out for the sign Kota Tinggi - Desaru. Follow this sign leading you to route 3 . Route 3 will take you towards Kota Tinggi and Mersing.
When you reach the roundabout in Mersing, take the 3 o'clock exit into Jalan-Abu-Bakar. This will take you right to the jetty within a minute.
Approximate travelling time is 2.5 hours.

From Kuala Lumpur or the North of Malaysia to Mersing:
Take the North-South Highway and head South towards Johor. Exit at Ayer Hitam (exit 244). After the toll gate, take a right turn at the traffic junction and head towards Kluang. Before entering Kluang town, watch out for a roundabout. Take the roundabout's 3 o'clock exit and then simply follow the signs to Mersing or Route 3.
Approximate travelling time is 5 hrs.

From Terengganu or Kuantan to Mersing:
Take Route 3 (Coastal road) heading south towards Johor Bahru.
Approximate travelling time is 3+ hours.

Tip: Use the online street-finder for Singapore and Malaysia to find your way around.

Going by taxi will be a bit more costly than going by bus, for obvious reasons. However, going by taxi has several benefits that a bus can never offer. For one, passenger collection is any time you like and from any preferred pick-up point. And taxi drop-off in Mersing is right at Mersing Harbour Centre, the same complex where you can collect the ferry tickets that you booked online.

I.e. the taxi service is door-to-door.

In addition, taxi passengers can remain in the vehicle during passport control whilst crossing the border into Malaysia and back. This privilege is not extended to bus passengers. All bus passengers have to disembark their bus, with their luggage, in order to walk to the Immigration complex escalators and then on to the passport control queuing area. This applies to both Singapore's passport control and Malaysia's too.

In other words, a taxi offers a fair amount more comfort and convenience. Good to know.

Mersing Harbour Centre

This is where you collect the ferry tickets you booked online. The complex also has a great food and drinks section, as well as a decent number of cool shops for some last-minute retail therapy, before hopping onto your ferry. Find out more...

Tioman Spa

Pulau Tioman offers several Spa and Wellness Centres that you should give a try. You can select the type of treatment you want from this website, as it lists each of Tioman's resorts and hotels that feature Spa therapies. Find out more...

Tioman Honeymoon

Tying the knot in the not too distant future and looking for an exotic paradise to immerse in newlywed bliss? Take a look at this site. It presents each of Tioman Island's resorts that offer delectable honeymoon packages. Find out more...

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