About Mersing Jetty
Tioman Island is a well-known island among Malaysian locals and it is situated off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. This island is known for its spectacle diving along with snorkelling activities with crystal-clear greenish sea water. Tioman Island is considered as one of Southeast Asia’s most breath-taking island for its acclaimed ecological and geological paradise.
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.
How to Get to Mersing Jetty
For Mersing locals, they can board a local public bus to get to Mersing Jetty. It is the cheapest means of transportation available compared to taking a cab. The bus journey will probably only take about 4 minutes, depending on the traffic.
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.
Popular Ferry Operators
There is one ferry operator that is well-known in Mersing Jetty for transporting travelers to several villages in Tioman Island. However, there is no ticket counter available on Tioman Island for travelers to get back to the mainland. Therefore, travellers are advised to buy 2-way tickets from Mersing Jetty to avoid disappointments.
Popular Ferry Routes
Popular routes from Mersing Jetty in Malaysia.
Mersing is initially a fishing village town located at the east coast of Johor. Thus, Mersing Jetty acts a main gateway to a few beautiful islands nearby such as Tioman Island, Rawa Island, as well as Besar Island. Being the main ferry pick-up and drop-off point to Tioman Island, the town is occupied with many facilities around the area of Mersing Jetty.
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.
- Sheltered waiting area
- Ticketing counters
- Queuing lanes
- Car park
- Budget hotels
Mersing Jetty acts as the main gateway that provides ferry transportations to Tioman Island along with other nearby islands. Being the central transit point, Mersing Jetty has many facilities surrounding the area to cater to the travellers needs before departure.
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.
Mersing Jetty Contact Details:
Jalan Abu Bakar, Mersing Kechil, 86800 Mersing, Johor