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International travelers should carry the passport with at least 6 months of validity and return or One-Way ticket to continue traveling to another country.
The ferry from Batam Center to Tanah Merah is one of the main connectivities between the Riau islands in Indonesia and Singapore. There are at least 10 sailings daily by three ferry operators to the Tanah Merah ferry terminal. As per the Tanah Merah ferry terminal schedule, ferries are available from 7.30 am to 3.50 pm, Indonesian time.
The ferry is the cheapest way of reaching Batam island, even though it has an airport. This will be an international trip that requires you to have a valid passport among other requirements. The visa requirement will depend on your nationality as there is a visa-on-arrival facility for certain nationals. You can check Batam ferry schedule, ticket prices before booking your Batam to Singapore ferry ticket on redBus app.
Batam Centre is the leading international ferry terminal in Batam islands. The terminal has all the necessary facilities, such as parking space, a shopping mall, eateries, and money exchange. The shuttle bus operates to the terminal, and overbridges are provided for smooth transit to the ferry terminal. Taxis are available from the terminal to your respective destinations. A waiting hall with seats is provided for all who will be waiting for their ferries to arrive. It is a safe facility with restricted entry, only for those with a valid ticket. Ferry services from here are available to Singapore to the HarbourFront and Tanah Merah ferry terminal.
Tanah Merah is a place located on the southeast coast of Singapore. This place is about half an hour from the city by bus and just 10 mins from Changi Airport. There are residential and commercial establishments in this area. One of the prominent centers here is the ferry terminal. The ferry terminal of Tanah Merah is owned and operated by the Singapore Cruise Centre. The Tanah Merah ferry terminal operating hours are from 9 am to 6 pm for the ticket counters. The terminal will be open an hour before the first ferry till the last one of the day. Buses are available to take you to the train stations and to the airport.
There are more than 10 daily trips from Batam Centre to Tanah Merah ferry terminal. Each operator on this route has 4 trips. You can do online ferry ticket booking for a one-way or roundtrip as needed.
The tickets issued are all for economy class with comfortable seating. There will be designated luggage storage space, but there may be weight limits, depending on the ferry operator. The seats will be arranged as in flights with windows on the sides to enjoy the view outside. Since this is an international trip, you must complete the immigration clearance before and after the journey.
The ferry ride from Batam Centre to Tanah Merah takes approximately 1 hour. The ferry travel might be affected by weather conditions.
The one-way ticket per adult will cost SGD 43. The roundtrip ticket price will be SGD 73 when you book with redBus.
The ferry schedule for each operator varies.
Sindo Ferry Schedule
Batam Centre to Tanah Merah - 08:00, 09:20, 11:30, 13:20
Batam Centre to Tanah Merah - 09:20, 13:20
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.
You can buy ferry tickets online with redBus for better deals. The booking process is easy and hassle-free, giving you easy access to digital tickets.
Use code RBFERRY and save up to 50% when booking ferry tickets online on redBus.
Tourists visiting Marine Parks Malaysia have to pay a nominal conservation charge as required by the Fees Act 1951, Fees (Marine Parks Malaysia) Order 2017. The revenue collected from the charge goes to the Marine Parks and Marine Reserves Trust Fund to manage and maintain the parks, and to provide facilities and comfort to visitors.
People with disabilities are exempted from the charge, and residents living on islands surrounded by Marine Parks are also exempted.
Additionally, there are different fee rates for activities like camping, research, commercial filming/documentary, scuba diving, and cruising. Please check the Official Department of Fisheries Portal Malaysia for more information.
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