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Top Ferry Routes From Bintan

Top Ferry Routes To Bintan

Ferries to Bintan

Taking a Bintan ferry from Singapore seems to be a great way to travel between the two beautiful countries of Singapore and Indonesia. Located in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia, Bintan is only 60 kilometers and 60 minutes’ ferry ride away from Singapore. With numerous golf courses, water sports areas, and a beautiful coastline, Bintan is a leisure hub for many tourists.

The main attraction on the island is Bintan resorts, which is a resort enclave consisting of nine plush resorts. Check Bintan ferry schedule, book Bintan ferry tickets online on redBus and get ready to soak in a relaxing beachside vacation!

Ferry Operators Serving Bintan

Singapore to Bintan ferry routes are served by the most popular ferry companies in Southeast Asia. These ferry operators offer both luxury and economical ferry rides and one can choose what suits one’s budget. Many ferry companies operate on the route from Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang .

Book Bintan ferry tickets online on redBus, Singapore website or app and enjoy a great ride to Indonesian wonders! Check Singapore to Bintan ferry time , Bintan ferry tickets cost, and ferry schedule before you buy ferry tickets online.

Bintan Resort Ferries

The Bintan Resort Ferries offers a number of ferry services to and from Bintan Island, Indonesia. This Bintan island ferry departs from Singapore and provides a comfortable and convenient way for visitors to reach the island. The ferry service is available everyday, with multiple departures and arrivals throughout the day.

The journey takes about an hour and the ferry is equipped with amenities such as air-conditioning, comfortable seating, and duty-free shopping. Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Bintan is the popular cross-border route where Bintan Resort Ferries operate.

Sindo Ferry

Sindo Ferry is a certified ferry operator in Southeast Asia. The fleet of this Bintan island ferry can carry 150 to 300 passengers at a time. In addition to modern ferry technology, passengers would be facilitated by comfortable seats and helpful staff.

Popular Ferry Routes to Bintan

There are a total of 3 ferry routes from Singapore to Bintan. The ferries to Bintan sail 15 times per day on these routes making it extremely convenient for the passengers to choose a perfect route at a suitable schedule. The frequency and duration of ferry ride vary depending on the ferry operator you choose. The approximate time taken by a ferry on Singapore to Bintan route is around an hour.

The most popular Singapore to Bintan ferry routes are -

Popular Ferry Terminals/ Ports in Bintan

Most of the ferries departing for Bintan start from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore sail towards the Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal located to the north of Bintan island and Tanjung Pinang located at the south-west part of the island. There are several sailings throughout the day between Singapore and Bintan.

Singapore to Bintan Ferry Ticket Prices 

For those looking to book a ferry to Bintan from Singapore, there are 3 routes between the two and 15 rides per day in total. Singapore to Bintan ferry price adults is nearly SGD 55 for a one-way trip.

Passengers also have to terminal fees and Marine park conservation charges over and above the ferry ticket prices when travelling to Bintan.

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Singapore to Bintan Ferry Schedule

The Singapore to Bintan ferry schedule varies as per operator and routes.

The first ferry by Sindo ferry for Singapore to Bintan starts at 08:40 and the last ferry is at 18:20

The first ferry by Bintan Resort Ferries for Singapore to Bintan starts at 08:10 and the last ferry is at 21:00

You can check Singapore to Bintan ferry schedule when booking ferry tickets online on redBus, at the ferry terminal.

Singapore to Bintan Ferry Travel Time

Singapore to Bintan ferry travel time is usually 60 minutes. However, it varies depending on the ferry operator, routes and weather conditions.

The travel time between Singapore and Tanjung Pinang is around 2 hours while that from Singapore to Bandar Bentan Telani is only 1 hour.

Bintan Ferry Check-in Time

You need to check-in atleast 30 minutes before the boarding time. We suggest you to reach the ferry terminal 1 hour prior to departure.

Dropping Points in Bintan

Boarding point
Dropping point

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

  • Tanjung Pinang
  • Bandar Bentan Telani

Travel Requirements for Bintan

Basic Requirements to enter Bintan 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 out Indonesia Covid Guidelines
  • Register on the PeduliLindungi app and complete the Traveler Health Quarantine Application Form before your arrival at the Bintan ferry terminal
  • Return /onward ticket to another country to show the date of departure from Indonesia
  • Travel insurance with a minimum of S$30K COVID-19 coverage

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 Bintan Islands
  • It is applicable for a maximum of 30 days and is non-extendable

VISA On Arrival (VOA) Travel -

  • Citizens of 9 ASEAN countries are eligible for Free Visa Travel and Visa on Arrival (VOA) is extended to 86 countries.
  • All other nationalities not listed must apply for Entry Visa online at the Indonesia Visa Portal
  • Travellers can avail Visa On Arrival at the 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 the above website for more information.

Ferry Operators Serving to Bintan

With many ferry operators serving Bintan, 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 Bintan. Following are the popular ferry operators serving Bintan: 

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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 Return Ferry Trips from Tanjung Pinang* and Tanjung Balai*

Before departure, you must pay in cash in Indonesian Rupiah at Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal. (Applicable to passengers departing from Tanjung Pinang and Tanjung Balai ONLY)

Tanjung Balai Terminal Fee -

  • Indonesian citizens have to pay Rp50,000 per person
  • Foreign passengers have to pay Rp75,000 per person

Tanjung Pinang Terminal Fee -

  • Indonesian citizens have to pay Rp40,000 per person
  • Foreign passengers have to pay Rp60,000 per person

*Terminal fee is subject to change


How long does it take to reach Bintan from Singapore by ferry?
It takes around 1-2 hours to reach Bintan by ferry. There is a difference of 1 hour in the time zones of Bintan and Singapore.
What is the Singapore to Bintan ferry ticket price?
The average ferry ticket price from Singapore to Bintan one-way is between SGD 53-57. The price may vary depending on the bus type and bus companies you choose to travel with.
Is Bintan a good place to visit?
Bintan is one of the popular destinations for travelers in Southeast Asia. The island of Bintan features several resorts, golf courses, market areas, beaches, and water sports that make it a great place to visit.
Can I book a round trip ferry ticket from Bintan?
You can book a round trip ferry ticket from Bintan. Booking ferry tickets online on redBus is a good option when opting for round trip tickets. You can get up to 50% off with promo code RBFERRY.