Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

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Want to know about the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal before disembarking? The Terminal was inaugurated in 1995, and is located in Changi, in eastern Singapore, and is managed by the Singapore Cruise Centre. It acts as one of the pivotal maritime gateways in Singapore. Situated near the Singapore Changi Airport, the Terminal is well connected via bus, cab, and train to other locations in the country. Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal provides ferry connectivity to Indonesia (Batam, Bintan, and Desaru) and Malaysia (Johor).

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Address

 50, Tanah Merah Ferry Road

Singapore, 498833

Phone: +65-6542 4369

Location of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Amenities Available at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Tanah Merah is crucial in connecting travellers to various stunning destinations across Southeast Asia. Ferries are available throughout the day. The Terminal has various modern and convenient amenities. Here are some of the best amenities available at this ferry terminal.

Services

  • 7-Eleven
  • Anua Money Gropu Exhangers
  • Bintan Resort Ferries Emerald Lounge
  • Future Retail
  • Gintell
  • Left Luggage service
  • MaxiCab
  • OCBC ATM
  • Poweron
  • WiFi connection
  • Ferry services

Facilities

  • Baby Care Room

Duty-Free

  • DFS (Arrival Hall)
  • DFS (Departure Hall)

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Food and Beverage options

  • AJ Oasis: Located beside the Baggage check-in counter. It is open 24 hours and has vending machines.
  • Central Thai: Opens from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located in the departure hall, the store has a kiosk for quick bites.
  • Offshore Bar and Grill: Enjoy seafood at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal BBQ point, the Offshore Bar and Grill. Opens from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.They serve buffet Daily except Monday.

Things to Do in Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

You may be surprised, but Tanah Merah Singapore ferry terminal has many things to keep waiting passengers entertained. From eating a delicious meal to exploring nearby areas, there are many things to do at this ferry terminal.

  • Spend a while at the cafeteria and enjoy delicious snacks with any beverage you prefer
  • Explore the convenience stores and pick up all the essentials for your journey.
  • Visit the constant wind seaports, which are 2 km away from the terminal. The spot offers challenging and unique experiences, watersports, and educational tours about the sea.
  • Just west of the Singapore Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal is the Katong Antique House, which is only a 15-minute drive. This antique house is an ideal place for all history enthusiasts.
  • If you are a golfer, you can visit the golf store at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and select a kit or any other items that you may need.
  • Visit the duty-free store at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and shop for your friends and family back home.
  • Visit the Changi Chapel and Museum, which is just eight to ten minutes by car from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.
  • Changi Beach Park is a 20-minute drive from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Perfect for vacation, it is one of the oldest coastal parks in Singapore, with facilities like BBQ Pits, benches, shelters, picnic spots, swimming, etc.
  • Go to the Tampines Changkat Butterfly Garden if you have time before the ferry arrives.

How to Go to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal?

You can commute to the Tanah Merah Ferry terminal by train, bus, shuttle bus, taxi, or car.

Travelling via 🚌Bus

There are several bus routes to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Buses are available from nearby cities, and once you get off the bus, the ferry terminal is a short walk from the drop-off location. The Tanah Merah Ferry Road bus station is a well-known bus stop only a few minutes from the ferry terminal.

Here are some popular bus routes to routes to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

  • Changi City Point to Tanah Merah
  • Bugis MRT Station to Tanah Merah
  • Suntec City to Tanah Merah

To reach Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, take Singapore Bus Services (SBS) number 35. It takes around 50 minutes to reach the city and 40 minutes to reach Changi Airport.

Travelling via 🚕Cabs:

Cabs and cars are always available, and you can easily book your ride to and from the ferry terminal. Travelling by taxi or car is a good option when it is a large group and you are travelling with your family and friends. You can pre-book a cab or rent a car to reach Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on time.

Taking a taxi to Tanah Merah station usually takes around 25 minutes from the city and around 15 minutes from Changi Airport.

If you want to hire a private car, the drop-off location is 50 Tanah Merah Ferry Rd, Singapore 498833.

Travelling via🚊Train:

Several subway lines run near the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. The East-West Line runs near this area, and you can get down at the Tanah Merah MRT Station. This is a quick way to travel across the city. Get off at Bedok or Tanah Merah Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station. It takes around 50 minutes from the city and 40 minutes from Changi Airport to reach Tanah Merah via train.

🚌Bus To Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Board Bedok to Tenah Merah MRT Station and take SBS 35 towards Tenah Merah Ferry Terminal. If you commute from the city, it will take around 50 minutes to reach the terminal and 40 minutes from Changi Airport.

How to Get to the Airport from Tanah Merah Terminal?

Daily Public Shuttle bus services are available to and from Changi Airport and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. You can purchase shuttle bus tickets to Tanah Merah ferry terminal to and from Changi Airport at TMFT Anuat Money Changer and TMFT Baggage Check-in Counter. The estimated time to travel from T1 Changi Airport to TMFT is 20 minutes, and from T4, it is 12 minutes.

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Parking Fee

Travellers must pay nominal parking rates at the Terminal. The Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Parking rate from Monday to Sunday is $1.52 per hour, limited to $28.26 per 24 hours. Car parking space is available at Levels 4-8 and has 900 spots. The parking area has disability spots and no height restrictions. You can pay the parking fee via card, cash, or contactless.

Singapore Passenger Departure Fee (SPDF)

For all ferry trips departing from Harbourfront Centre to 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 all ferry trips departing from Badan Pengusahaan Batam (BP Batam), including Batam Centre, Sekupang, and Waterfront Ferry terminals, a Batam Terminal Fee of IDR100,000 per passenger is applicable.

Terminal Fee for Return Ferry Trips from Bintan

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).

Tanjung Balai Terminal Fee:

  • Indonesian Citizens have to pay Rp 50,000 per person
  • Foreign passengers have to pay Rp 75,000 per person

Tanjung Pinang Terminal Fee:

  • Indonesian Citizens have to pay Rp 40,000 per person
  • Foreign passengers have to pay Rp 60,000 per person

(Terminal fees are subject to change)

Ferries Operating from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Frequent services are available to Batam, facilitating easy access to the island, known for its resorts, shopping, and entertainment options.

For the most accurate and current ferry schedules, checking directly with the ferry operators or the official Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal website is recommended. The most popular ferries operating from the Tanah Merah Feery Terminal are:

  • Sindo Ferry
  • Batam Fast Ferry
  • Bintan Resort Ferries
  • Majestic Fast Ferry

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Schedule

Ferry OperatorTanah Merah Ferry Terminal ToTiming (24 hrs)
Sindo Ferry Batam Centre 10:20; 14:30
Sindo Ferry Tg Pinang11:00; 17:10
BatamFast Ferry Batam Centre11:20; 12:30; 16:20; 17:40
BatamFast Ferry Desaru Coast08:30
BatamFast Ferry Nogsapura08:00; 10:00; 12:00; 14:20
Bintan Resort FerriesTk Sebong07:40 08:10 09:10 10:40 11:10 14:00 17:55
Majestic Fast Ferry Tg Pinang 09:15; 11:10; 11:30; 13:50; 17:50
Majestic Fast Ferry Batam Centre07:55, 08:15; 10:10; 10:30; 15:15; 18:00

Things to Do Near the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

There are multiple options to explore near the Tanah Merah Ferry terminal. A few of the mentioned places you need to visit are:

How to Book a Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal ticket online via redBus

Booking a ferry ticket from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal online via the redBus website and app is easy and budget-friendly. redBus is one of the safest and leading platforms where you can choose from multiple ferry options and check the schedule for your desired ferry routes. The best part is that you can grab a discount of up to 50% by using our promo code RBFERRY while booking ferry seats for any nearby islands. redBus also offers free cancellation on all ferry tickets except Bintan Resort ferry tickets.

Follow these 5 steps to book ferry tickets departing from Tanah Merah Ferry terminal online via redBus:

  1. Search Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in redBus
  2. Enter the desired destination you want to travel from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and dates. You can choose one way or round trip.
  3. Select the ferry operator and time that is convenient for you to travel.
  4. Select the seat of your choice.
  5. Enter the passenger details.
  6. Pay via credit/ debit card, net banking, or mobile wallet. The payment gateway is safe for transactions.
  7. You will receive the booking confirmation once the payment is confirmed, i.e., the ferry boarding ticket, via email/ SMS.

Make sure to arrive at the Tanah Merah Ferry terminal 30 minutes early to present your booking confirmation at the designated counter and board the ferry comfortably.

Latest News about Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal 2024

According to a recent Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC) announcement, around $20 million has been invested in upgrading the Terminal. The project started in March and is expected to be ready by December. The upgrade will increase 20% of the seating capacity with additional food and beverage options, a kids' outdoor play area, and new counters for check-in and ticketing.

FAQs

Where is Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal?

Tanah Merah is located in Changi, 50 Tanah Merah Ferry Road, Singapore 498833.

What time do you reach Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal?

Ans. It is safe to reach the Terminal before 30 minutes before departure.

How long is the ferry from Tanah Merah to Desaru?

Tanah Merah to Desaru is nearly 1 hour and 30 minutes of ferry journey. 

How much is parking at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal?

Tanah Merah ferry terminal has a proper parking space for passengers. If you plan to drive to the terminal, you can park your car or motorcycle in the designated parking areas. The full-day parking fee is $1.51 per hour or any part thereof, with a maximum cap of $28.26 for a 24-hour period.

Is it safe to park at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal?

Ans. Yes, it's safe to park at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. There are 900 slots, and there are no height restrictions.

Is there ATM Machine at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal?

Ans. ATM Machine and a foreign currency exchange facility are available at the Terminal.

Is there food at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal?

Ans. Multiple food options are available, as well as convenience stores and retail outlets.