TRAVELING TO BATAM

Traveling to Batam can be done either by ferry or by plane. Batam is easily accessible from Singapore & Malaysia (by ferry) or from other regions of Indonesia by domestic air routes.

TRAVELING BY FERRY

Batam Singapore Ferry
To get to Batam by Ferry you can travel from either Singapore or Malaysia. If you have arrived in either of these destinations on your way to Batam, you may need to stay overnight in Singapore or Malaysia, as the ferry boats to Batam do not run at night (they stop at approx 10pm). Below are 4 hotels in Singapore that I recommend (I have stayed at them all several times), they are 3 to 4 star hotels. If they don’t suit your taste, then you can use the search box to look for a hotel in Singapore (there are more than 200 to choose from!)



Summerview Hotel Singapore
A nice hotel located on Bencoolen Street, close to Orchard Road shopping and many food courts. Breakfast included. Check the current room rates at the Summerview Hotel Singapore

Hotel 81 Bencoolen Singapore
Also located on Bencoolen Street, this is a 3 star hotel, close to Orchard Road shopping and many food courts. Breakfast included. Check the current room rates at the Hotel 81 Bencoolen Singapore

Golden Landmark Hotel Singapore
A 4 star hotel not far from Little India and Arab Street, close to Orchard Road shopping and many food courts. Breakfast included. Check the current room rates at the Golden Landmark Hotel Singapore

Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore
A 4 star hotel near Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay, both popular spots, also close to Orchard Road shopping and many food courts. Breakfast included. Check the current room rates at the Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore


Singapore Hotels

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Below is a list of the available ferry terminals:

Traveling to Batam from Singapore Ferry Terminals

HarborFront Center Ferry Terminal

If traveling to Batam from Singapore you can choose from 2 ferry terminals. The first is located at the Singapore Cruise Center in the HarborFront Center (HFC). To get to the HFC take a taxi or a bus, or you can uses the MRT (Mass Rapid Train system).

The ferry operators are located on the 3rd floor and tickets can be purchased there. The journey to Batam takes approximately 45 mins. The Harbor Front Center is also a large shopping complex, so you can purchase last minute items or enjoy a meal or drink while waiting to depart.

For more information on the HarborFront Center Ferry Terminal click here

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Singapore’s other Ferry Terminal is Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, located close to Changi International Airport. To get to the Ferry Terminal take a taxi or a bus, or you can use the MRT (Mass Rapid Train system).

The ferry operators are located inside the terminal and tickets can be purchased there. The journey to Batam takes approximately 45 mins. The Ferry Terminal has several shops and cafes to help you fill in your time while waiting to depart.

For more information on the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal click here

Traveling to Batam from Malaysia Ferry Terminals

Stulang Laut Ferry Terminal

If traveling to Batam from Malaysia you can choose from 2 ferry terminals. The first is Stulang Laut Ferry Terminal located at Johor Bahru, Southern Malaysia, and is commonly known as the Johor Bahru International Ferry Terminal (JBIFT). To get to the Ferry Terminal take a taxi or a bus.

The ferry operators are located inside the terminal and tickets can be purchased there. The journey to Batam takes approximately 90 mins. The Ferry Terminal has cafes selling drinks & snacks and some shops are available

For more information on the Stulang Laut Ferry Terminal click here

Pasir Gudang Ferry Terminal

Malaysia’s other Ferry Terminal is Pasir Gudang Ferry Terminal located at Johor Bahru, Southern Malaysia. To get to the Ferry Terminal take a taxi or a bus

The ferry operators are located inside the terminal and tickets can be purchased there. The journey to Batam takes approximately 90 mins. The Ferry Terminal has cafes available for drinks or snacks.

For more information on the Pasir Gudang Ferry Terminal click here

Batam Ferry Route Map

BATAM FERRY TERMINALS

Batam has 5 Ferry Terminals strategically located across the Island & are easy accessible from Singapore or Malaysia. The 5 ferry terminals are listed as follows:

Batam Center Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located in Tering Bay, at Batam Center which is home to some large shopping complexes and also has several government buildings in the vicinity. It is approximately 20 mins by taxi to Nagoya, Batam's main city.

For more information on the Batam Center Ferry Terminal click here

Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located near the Batu Ampar Port. It is just a few minutes by taxi to Nagoya, the main city in Batam. Some of the hotels have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the ferry terminal.

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Sekupang Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located on the north-western tip of Batam. It is approximately 35 mins by taxi to Nagoya or 15 mins to Waterfront City. Some hotels have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the ferry terminal.

For more information on the Sekupang Ferry Terminal click here

Waterfront City Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located south of Sekupang Ferry Terminal. Most of the ferries that stop at Sekupang Ferry Terminal also go to Waterfront City Ferry Terminal, approximately 10 mins more by ferry. It is just a few minutes by taxi to the Waterfront City area. The nearby hotels (just 5 mins away) have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the ferry terminal.

For more information on the Waterfront City Ferry Terminal click here

Nongsapura Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located on the north-eastern tip of Batam in the Nongsa River. It is just a few minutes by taxi to nearby resorts. The resorts have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the ferry terminal.

For more information on the Nongsapura Ferry Terminal click here

TRAVELING TO BATAM BY PLANE

If traveling to Batam by plane, there are several domestic flight locations from within Indonesia to fly from. At the beginning of 2009 Batam has just started limited international flights from some of its nearby neighboring countries. Batam’s airport is mainly domestic however it is gradually evolving into an international airport. For more information about the international flights, check out “Hang Nadim Airport” for details.

Hang Nadim Airport

Hang Nadim Airport is a domestic airport and is Batam's only airport. Situated on the north-eastern side of Batam it is serviced by numerous airlines. It is just a few minutes by taxi to nearby resorts and approximately 45 mins to Nagoya, Batam's main city. The resorts have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the airport.

Flights from several of Indonesia's airports land at Hang Nadim Airport including Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Bandung & Medan.

For more information on the Hang Nadim Airport Terminal click here



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