Tioman Island is part of the Pahang territory; however, it is said to be much nearer to mainland of Johor. Thus, travelling to this island will be through ferry services located in Mersing, Johor. This makes Mersing Jetty as the main gateway to Tioman Island. Travellers who prefer to take a ferry from this jetty is due to its close distance with Mersing Bus Terminal.
Popular routes from Mersing Jetty in Malaysia
For travellers from Johor Bahru, board the bus from Larkin Bus Terminal that goes directly to Mersing Bus Terminal. The bus ride normally takes about 2 hours or so, depending on the traffic as well that may prolong the journey. From Mersing Bus Terminal to Mersing Jetty is just a short 10-minutes walk.
For Kuala Lumpur travellers, board a bus/coach from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) to Mersing Bus Terminal, then walk towards Mersing Jetty by foot upon arrival. The bus journey from KL to Mersing is around 4 hours.
The town also have many cheap budget hotels for travellers to choose from just in case there is a change of ferry schedules upon departing to Tioman Island. Travellers should prepare for unexpected schedule changes due to tidal issue from time to time.
Getting to Mersing Jetty is quite easy too. Locals and travellers can board a bus and alight at the nearby Mersing Bus Terminal. From there, they can walk 10 minutes to the jetty upon arrival. Travellers will not need to worry since buses are the cheapest mean of transportations available there compared to riding a taxi.
Travellers can check out Easybook website to review ferry schedules to several villages in Tioman Island. You can also check out bus schedules to Mersing Bus Terminal in our website. It’s easy and cheap! Use the guidelines here to assist in purchasing your tickets.
Jalan Abu Bakar, Mersing Kechil, 86800 Mersing, Johor