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Top Ferry Routes From Batam

Top Ferry Routes To Batam

Batam Travel Requirements

Basic Requirements to enter Batam islands include -

  • A valid passport (with at least 6 months of validity)
  • Individuals must be fully vaccinated as per government guidelines. For more information, check Indonesia Vaccination Guidelines
  • Register on the PeduliLindungi app and complete the Traveler Health Quarantine Application Form before your arrival at the Batam ferry terminal
  • One-Way or return ticket for onward journey to any other country
  • Travel insurance with a minimum of S$30K COVID-19 coverage
  • Check-in baggage of up to 20kg each is allowed. Enquire at counter for more information about baggage drop
  • Travellers must carry a valid ferry ticket for travel including that for infants

Batam Travel Visa Requirements

Visa Free Travel is allowed for

  • Travellers from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are not required to apply for a Visa to enter Batam Islands
  • It is applicable for a maximum of 30 days and is non-extendable

VISA On Arrival (VOA) Travel

  • VISA on Arrival is available at the Batam ferry terminal for travellers from about 86 countries. To know more, you can check VISA Portal 
  • Travellers can avail Visa On Arrival at at cost of IDR 500.000/person for maximum 30 days stay
  • Beyond 30 days, an additional payment of IDR 500.000/person is required for extension. Check more on the above site.

Ferries to Batam

The beautiful islet of Batam is located at the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia. Due to Batam’s proximity to Singapore, it has now become one of the busiest entry points in Indonesia. Travelers who are exploring Southeast Asia like to take a Singapore to Batam ferry to reach Indonesia at an affordable price. Batam is also considered as a great destination for a weekend break.

With several world class hotels, golf courses, plush resorts, and beautiful harbour, Batam is a wonderful place to visit. The distance between Singapore and Batam is only 32 kilometers by the sea and several Batam ferries cover this distance within 1.5 hours, while the shortest crossing takes only 50 minutes. You can book ferry tickets either from the terminal or opt for online ferry ticket booking for greater ease.

Popular Ferry Terminals/ Ports in Batam

There are several ferry terminals in Batam that one can choose as their dropping point while booking a Singapore to Batam ferry. There are 5 in international ferry terminals in Batam City. While Batam Centre is the most popular ferry terminal in Batam as most of the Batam ferries depart from here, terminals like Sekupang, Harbour Bay Terminal, Waterfront City etc. are also chosen by some of the passengers as their dropping points, especially when they are on a business trip. The following are the top 5 ferry terminals in Batam:

Popular Ferry Routes to Batam

With 5 international ports dotted around the islet of Batam, it’s easy to reach Batam from Singapore and other neighboring islets. The majority of ferries coming to the ports of Batam start from Singapore Harbourfront Centre terminal and Tanah Merah terminal in Singapore. With numerous routes to Batam by sea, the best option to reach Batam is via ferry.

The following are some of the popular ferry routes to Batam:

Ferry Operators Serving Singapore:

There are many popular ferry operators for booking Singapore to Batam ferry tickets including -

You can easily check Batam ferry ticket prices on redBus as offered by these operators, choose the type of ferry you would like to sail by, and book a Batam Ferry ticket comfortably. There are plenty of fleet options to choose from to various ports of Batam. Filter according to Singapore to Batam ferry price , schedule and timing to choose the best suitable ferry ride for your trip. You can also book your return ferry tickets from Batam to Singapore with us.

Singapore to Batam Ferry Travel Time

A ferry from HarbourFront Centre to/from Sekupang, Nongsapura and HarbourBay takes 40-50 minutes. Travelling from HarbourFront Centre to / from Batam Centre takes around 1 hr 10 mins The travel duration of the ferries also differs from the ferry company. Singapore to Batam ferry ticket online price is nearly SGD 33 onwards, including the return ticket.

Singapore to Batam Ferry Schedule

There will be a minimum of 28 sailings per day. As per the Harbourfront ferry terminal schedule, the first ferry of the day starts at 7:40 am, and the last sailing is at 9:40 pm. These timings are the same for the Harbourfront Centre and Tanah Merah terminals.

The number of sailings per day will differ for each ferry operator and the starting terminal. These ferries will have economy class for the journey, which will also have comfortable seats and space for luggage.

Ferry to Batam Check-in Time

To catch the ferry as per this schedule, you must reach the ferry terminal 1 hour prior to check-in. 

Dropping Points in Batam

Boarding point
Dropping point

Some of the popular dropping points in Batam are mentioned below. Please note that these drop locations generally differ from one ferry operator to another. The drop points in Batam are as follows:

  • Batam Centre
  • Nongsa ferry terminal
  • Sekupang
  • Harbour bay ferry terminal

Ferry Operators Serving to Batam

With many ferry operators serving Batam, one can easily book a ferry ride depending on a suitable schedule and port. Most of the ferry operators offer both luxury and economical options to choose from. Hence, no matter what your budget is, you can enjoy a perfect ferry ride to Batam. Following are the popular ferry operators serving Batam: 

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Terminal Fees

Travellers must pay a nominal terminal fee over and above the ferry ticket prices to the ferry terminals in Indonesia and Singapore. The terminal fee varies by country and must be paid to the terminal operator at the ferry terminal.

While there are also surcharges and peak prices, the terminal fee has to be paid at the terminal unless stated otherwise, as included in the ferry tickets. It is advised that you check the ticket inclusions when making the ferry ticket booking online.

Singapore Passenger Departure Fee (SPDF)

For all ferry trips departing from Harbourfront Centre or Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore as the source, a Singapore Passenger Departure Fee of SGD10 per person is applicable.

Terminal Fee For Ferry Trips From Batam

For ferry trips departing from Batam Centre, Sekupang and Waterfront - Batam Terminal Fee of Rp65,000 or SGD7 is levied per person.


Which ferry is the best to take to Batam?

 Sindo Ferry is chosen by many of the passengers traveling to Batam from Singapore. However, you can also choose from various other operators based on your preferences. Almost all the ferry companies operating between Singapore and Batam are known for their quality of service.

How much is the ferry ticket to Batam?

The Batam ferry ticket price is subject to the ferry ports you choose as your boarding and dropping points and the ferry company you would like to travel with. Generally the one way ferry ticket price to Batam is S$35 onwards.

Do I need a visa for Batam?

Visa Free Travel is allowed for travellers from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. VISA on Arrival is available at the Batam ferry terminal for travellers from about 86 countries. To know more, you can check Indonesia Visa Information Portal

Can I book a round trip ferry ticket from Batam?

You can book a round trip ferry ticket from Batam separately by entering Singapore as your source name on a planned return date.

Do I need to create an account on redBus to book a ferry ticket?

No, you do not need to create an account on the redBus website to book a ferry ticket. However, it is recommended that you do so that you can speed up the process of ferry booking the next time you want to travel.

Where is Batam?

Batam Online Ferry Ticket Booking

redBus is the most trusted transport company in Southeast Asia that aggregates the top bus and ferry operators and provides the best customer service. The ferries in Batam are opted as a travel option by many. 

You can book ferries to Batam via popular operators of your choice. Enter your travel dates, source and destination points, apply filters and plan your travels to Batam with us. You can also book your return Batam to Singapore ferry ticket online without any hassle.

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