Ferry services from Singapore
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Whether you have a weekend to kill in Singapore, or you're looking for the next destination after leaving the city, you should definitely know about two popular Indonesian islands, Batam and Bintan! The ferry journey is reliable, and at under an hour the island getaway is easily worth the short travel. It's a more relaxed and less expensive way to spend the weekend than staying in Singapore, and the quality of services on the islands is improving all the time. Check out the ferry schedules here.
How to get from Singapore to Batam
Most ferries to Batam depart from the Harbourfront Centre Terminal in Singapore. (Batam has a local airport but it only serves domestic flights.) The ferries from Singapore to Batam are frequent and fast — under an hour. The first ferry from Singapore to Batam leaves at 7:40 and the last ferry leaves at 21:50 Singapore time.
There are several arrival points to choose from in Batam: Batam Centre port is right in the city centre, Harbour Bay is on the west coast of Batam city, and even further west is Sekupang harbour.
- HarbourFront Centre Regional Ferry Terminal to / from Batam Centre (55 to 70 minutes)
- HarbourFront Centre Regional Ferry Terminal to / from Harbour Bay (40 to 50 minutes)
- HarbourFront Centre Regional Ferry Terminal to / from Sekupang (40 to 50 minutes)
The north eastern part of the island, meanwhile, is accessible from Nongsa Pura harbour, and the ferries depart from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.
- Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to / from Nongsa Pura (40 to 50 minutes)
Singapore to Bintan
Bintan is another great weekend getaway, only an hour away from Singapore. Ferries to Bintan depart from Tanah Merah ferry terminal, close to the airport, with the service starting from around 8am for each destination. There are three companies that run this route:
- Tanah Merah to Bintan Lagoon Bay (75 minutes with The Mozaic Ferry Lines)
- Tanah Merah to Bintan Bandar Bentan Telani (60 minutes with Bintan Resort Ferries)
- Tanah Merah to Tanjong Pinang (75 minutes with Sindo Ferry)
Wondering what else to do in Singapore?
Singapore is a beautiful kaleidoscope of cultures, where people of different ethnicities and beliefs live next to each other. Besides a vibrant multicultural atmosphere, this quality is also present in the diversity of cuisine. Dining and shopping are said to be the country’s two national pastimes, and the flea markets and indoor food markets are therefore well worth exploring. A walk through China Town or time spent in the botanical gardens are also great ways to soak up the atmosphere or relax.
Want to know more about Singapore?
Singapore is the smallest country in Southeast Asia, and known for the unprecedented transition from a developing to a developed country in a single generation. The main island, Pulau Ujong, is where most people live. A very busy man-made causeway connects the island with the Malaysian city of Johor. The density of Singapore, with over five million residents, is similar to Hong Kong, and Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with a first-class living environment filled with parks and high-rise buildings. Singapore has become a global hub for all industries, including logistics and transportation.
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Singapore is also known for its political stability and harmonious social order. Even though 17 million tourists visit Singapore every year, the city remains clean because of strict laws set in place regarding litter (the fine for littering can be as high as US$1000). Singapore imposes corporal punishment for violent offences, which may contribute to the very peaceful atmosphere!
Tourists voted the Changi International Airport as the best airport in the world four times in the row, and in 2019 the airport was decorated by an art installation, Rain Vortex, the world's biggest indoor waterfall.