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Ferry From Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang

Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Service

Avg. Ferry Duration
Ferry depart from
Ferry arrives in
Daily Ferry Services
Cheapest Ferry Ticket
Tanah Merah
Tanjung Pinang
SGD 29

Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Distance

Earliest Ferry
12:40 AM
Last Ferry
05:10 PM

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Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Schedule & Fare

Ferry Operator First Ferry Last Ferry Duration  
Sindo Ferry 08:40 17:10 2 hrs 0 mins

Travel Documents Requirements

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.

Ferry From Tanah Merah and Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal (Bintan)

The best way to reach Bintan from Singapore is to take a ferry from Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal. Though Bintan island in Indonesia now has an international airport, people still prefer the cheaper ferry to Bintan island. International ferries are available from Singapore at affordable rates. Bintan ferry operates directly from the Tanah Merah ferry terminal to the Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal in Bintan. There are 60-150 seats in the ferries operated by 2-3 operators. The ferry tickets from Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Bintan are available online, so you can get better deals and options for cancellation online, if and when needed.

About Tanah Merah

Tanah Merah is a coastal residential part of Singapore. You can find golf and water sports in Tanah Merah. The Bedok Park Connector that joins the Bedok Reservoir and East Coast Parkway is a central enjoyment area. The ferry terminal is where you can board the ferry to Bintan.

About Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal

Tanjung Pinang is the capital of the Riu islands of Indonesia and is located on the Bintan island. The Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal is the main port for passengers. The Bintan ferry terminal has ferries connecting from Singapore and Johor Bahru in Malaysia. You can book Bintan ferry tickets online to skip the long lines at the ferry terminal.

Ferry Service between Tanah Merah and Tanjung Pinang

Only two companies operate the ferry service between Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal. There are 12 weekly Bintan ferry trips from Tanah Merah. A ferry to Bintan takes 1 hr 40 mins to 2 hr 12 mins to reach its destination. Bintan ferry tickets from Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Bintan cost SGD 45.70 for a one-way trip and SGD 76.21 for a roundtrip. There are daily ferries available, but the number of ferries per day will be different. As per the ferry schedule, the first ferry is at 8.40 am and the last at 6.20 pm.

Boarding and Drop-off Points

  • Boarding points: Tanah Merah ferry terminal
  • Drop-off points: Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal

Popular Ferry Operators that Serve Tanah Merah to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal

There are only two ferry operators on this route. Depending on the resort you book, you may also get Bintan Resort ferries to reach the island. The ferry operators are,

  • Sindo ferry
  • Majestic Fast Ferry

tanah merah to tanjung pinang ferry

You may have to pay the Singapore Passenger Departure Fee and the Pinang Terminal Fee which are not included in the prices mentioned above. The terminal fee is only applicable while departing from/ on reaching a particular terminal.

Things to do in Tanjung Pinang

Some of the best places to visit and activities to do in Tanjung Pinang are as follows:

  • 500 Lohan temple is a new Chinese Buddhist temple that has 500 life-size statues of arahats with their names carved on the base. It is a photographer’s paradise and one can spend some quality time here admiring these statues and the temple.
  • Gedung GongGong is the main tourist information centre with a unique sculpture at the top with its yellow and white stripes with glass windows.
  • Visit Penyengat Island: The island is close to the downtown and is a historical place in Bintan. The Malay culture originated here and had been the headquarters of the various rulers. It is here the tomb of the past scholar Raja Ali Haji located.
  • A trip to Busung Desert is a unique place among the tropical rainforest of Bintan. This used to be a bauxite mine that is now full of sand resembling the Gulf desert. It is close to the highway and easy to reach.
  • Avalokitesvara Graha Temple (Guan Yin Temple) is a beautiful Buddhist temple with a huge statue of Buddha inside and several other statues outside. It is a low-key area with not many tourists but a peaceful place to spend some time.
  • Dine at the Main Street where you can try the local cuisines. You can also shop for souvenirs/artefacts from the local market.


Tanah Merah


Tanjung Pinang


Book Tanjung Pinang Ferry Tickets through redBus

There are few ferries available at the Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Bintan, so it is essential to book the tickets at the earliest. You can buy ferry tickets online with redBus in easy steps.

  • Search for your ferry by providing the starting and destination points and travel dates.
  • You can see all the ferry options available for the day. If you are still looking for a suitable ferry for the day, simply click on the right arrow button near the date at the top to find options on other days.
  • Click on the ‘View Details’ button to select the onward and return ferries.
  • Proceed to the passenger details page and subsequently to the payment gateway.
  • Choose a suitable mode of payment and complete the process.
  • The ferry ticket online booking will be complete when you receive the ticket as an SMS and in PDF format in your inbox.

Marine Park Conservation Charge

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.

Marine Park Fee for MYKAD Holders -

  • Adults - SGD 1.43
  • Children (aged between 6 to 12 years old) and Senior citizens (aged 60 years old and above ) - SGD 0.57
  • Disabled - Free

Marine Park Fee for Non-MYKAD Holders -

  • Adults - SGD 9
  • Children (aged between 6 to 12 years old) and Senior citizens (aged 60 years old and above ) - SGD 4.29
  • Disabled - Free

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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