Bintan Resort Ferries

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Bintan Resort Ferries Ferry Routes & Timings

Bintan Resort Ferry Daily Schedule - August 2023

RouteMonday - ThursdayFriday - Sunday
Tanah Merah to Bandar Bentan Telani11:00, 14:00 Hrs (Singapore Time)09:10, 11:10, 14:10 Hrs (Singapore Time)
Bandar Bentan Telani to Tanah Merah14:35, 16:35 Hrs (Bintan Time)11:35, 14:35, 16:35 Hrs (Bintan Time)

Bintan Resort Ferries Ticket Booking

1994 saw the launch of Bintan Resort Ferries Pte Ltd from Harbour Front terminal. In late August 1995, operations were moved to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Bintan Resort Ferries provide services between Singapore's Tanah Merah ferry terminal and Indonesia's Bintan Island resort area. Bintan Resort Ferries take about 1 hour to travel the Bintan ferry distance. To save the hassle of booking at the ferry terminal, opt for ferry ticket booking from the redBus app. Check Bintan ferry time, ticket prices and schedule at the click of a finger.

Bintan Resort Ferry Services

Every day, a number of sailings are available if you search for a ferry to Bintan. Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bintan is the popular route for Bintan Resort Ferries.  

  • From Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bandar Bentan Telani - ferries run every Monday to Thursday at 11 10, 14 00 hrs Singapore Time. 
  • From Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bandar Bentan Telani - ferries run every Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 09 10, 11 10, 14 00 hrs Singapore Time

You can choose from the varied price categories for your travel. One of the advantages of taking Bintan Resort Ferries is that, your drop-off will be in Bintan's Lagoi Bay, close to the resorts. By offering flexible ferry schedules, online ferry ticket booking; Bintan Resort Ferries is dedicated to provide a consistent, secure, dependable, and cosy Bintan island Ferry services.

Four catamaran ferries are run by Bintan Resort Feries. Two new generation 42 metre ferries, the Wan Seri Beni and Wan Sendari, each with a capacity of 300 seats, were added to the Fleet in 2009. The original two, the 270-seat Aria Bupala and a 286-seat Indera Bupala, were constructed when the firm initially began operations. The more recent ships, which were constructed by Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands, can cruise at speeds greater than 37 knots and are equipped with sophisticated navigation and engineering monitoring systems.

Amenities on Bintan Resort Ferry 

The Bintan Resort Ferries operate on luxurious double-decker ferries with a larger capacity. Seafarers can enjoy a luxurious journey at comparatively cheaper rates as well. People can take a ferry to Bintan and back on any day since their services are available on a daily basis. But the timing for each day and the weekend will be different. Once you take the Bintan Island ferry and arrive at the Bintan ferry terminal, you need to take another speedboat from there to reach the Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal. Bintan Ferry operates only the international service between Singapore and Indonesia. 

Each ferry to Bintan operated by Bintan Resorts has 300 seats. 57 seats are reserved in the exclusive "Emerald Class" on all ferries. When arriving in Bintan, passengers travelling in the luxury class can bypass the immigration line by delegating the process to specially trained workers.

Bintan Resorts Ferries Emerald Class

Listed below are the priviledges enjoyed by Emerald class passengers on a Bintan Resort Ferries vessel -

  • Priority Boarding & Disembarkation
  • Seat Assignment
  • Use of Emerald Lounge at both Arrival and Departure
  • Priority Baggage Handling on Arrival
  • Exclusive and expedited Immigration Clearance
  • Complimentary Hot & Cold Beverages
  • Reading materials
  • Friendly Service Attendants
  • Open deck seating (selected ferries only)

Check out Bintan ferry tickets for emerald class before you start planning your travel to Bintan. 

Bintan Resort Ferries Ticket Prices

Bintan Resort Ferries ticket prices vary for regular and peak seasons. Check the Singapore to Bintan ferry price

  • A regular round-trip fare for adults costs around SGD 92 for adults while peak fares on blackout rates are about SGD 102. 
  • For children, the round trip fare costs about SGD 80 during regular days and goes up to SGD 90 for blackout dates. 

To avoid the rush, you can now book ferry tickets online for a ferry to Bintan with redBus. Check Singapore to Bintan ferry time , Bintan ferry schedule before you buy ferry tickets online.

In the Emerald class the adult ticket will be SGD 146 for a roundtrip and a child’s ticket will cost SGD 126. Here, the one-way ticket rates are SGD 85 and SGD 76 for adults and children, respectively. 

When you book the return tickets, you can choose either economy class or emerald class. Mixed tickets are not allowed for roundtrip. Anyone above the age of 12, on the day of departure, is considered an adult.

Bintan Resort Ferry Check-in Time 

Passengers are advised to collect boarding passes and check in 1.5 hours before departure time. Bintan Resort ferries reserves the right to cancel booking if boarding pass is not collected forty minutes before ferry departure.

Bintan Resort Ferries Travel Time 

Bintan is one hour behind Singapore Time. It takes around 1 hour 10 minutes from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal.

Bintan Travel Visa Requirements

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.

Contact Information

  • Singapore ▶ Address: 3 Harbourfront Place, #16-02 HarbourFront Tower Two, Singapore 099254, Tel: +65 6661 0234

Bintan Resort Ferries Ticket Prices

Class , Age GroupOne Way Fare (SGD) on Regular DaysRound Trip Fare (SGD) on Regular Days
Economy - Adult58102
Economy - Child5380
Emerald - Adult85146
Emerald - Child76126

Terminal Fee

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 of -

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

Tanjung Pinang Terminal Fee of -

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

*Terminal fee is subject to change

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.

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.

Marine Park Fee

Age Group MYKAD Holders Non MYKAD Holders
Adults RM 5 RM 30
Children (aged between 6 to 12 years old) RM 2 RM 15
Senior Citizens (aged 60 years old and above) RM 2 RM 15

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How long does it take to reach Bintan?
It takes around 50-60 minutes to reach Bintan via ferry.
Which ferry is best from Bintan to Singapore?
Bintan Resort Ferries is one of the best ferry services from Bintan to Singapore. You can check redBus for ferry schedule, ticket prices and more.
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How much is a ticket to Bintan ?
Singapore to Bintan ferry price for Bintan Resort Ferry in economy class for adults is about SGD 58 for one-way trip while for children, the tickets cost around SGD 52. During peak time or when there is more demand for the tickets, the ticket rates could go up to SGD 90 and SGD 102 for children and adults respectively.
Do we need VISA for Bintan from Singapore?
Travellers who are citizens of ASEAN countries including Singapore do not require a VISA. Visa on Arrival is available for citizens of 86 other countries. You can check official websites for more information.
Is Bintan Resort Ferries operating today?
Yes, Bintan Resort Ferries is operating as on 29-09-2023(UTC).