Just off the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia are several beautiful islands that are snorkelling and diving paradises!
But there’s no direct way to get to the stunning islands of Tioman Island or Rawa Island!
The only way to reach these tropical islands is to take a ferry from the mainland.
And as the main gateway to Tioman Island and other islands:
Mersing Jetty is one of two jetties where you can take a 1.5 to 2 hour ferry to Tioman Island.
In this guide, we detail every option you can take to get to Mersing Jetty!
There’s nothing much in the little coastal town of Mersing.
So anyone taking the trouble to travel to Mersing is likely there to take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island.
Thankfully, there are many options to travel to Mersing from the popular cities in Malaysia and even Singapore!
Mersing Jetty Address: http://bitly.com/mersingjetty
Car Park Fee: About RM15/day
Read also: How To Get To Tanjung Gemok Jetty
If you would rather not take your chances with public transport or drive for 3.5 hours:
It’s possible to hire a private car to pick you up from Singapore and on to Mersing Jetty!
Why You Should Book A Private Car To Mersing Jetty From Singapore
- Most convenient (and comfortable) method of transport to Mersing Jetty – No transits or queues required
- At immigration, you will not even have to exit the car
- Highly customizable to suit your needs (i.e. departure time and location in Singapore)
- Attractive rates
- No worries about driving or parking
- Straightforward booking process
- Safety is priority – well-maintained cars and reliable drivers
As far as public transport goes, you can go with either of these bus companies from Singapore to Mersing Bus Terminal.
Note that with Starmart Express, there is no return leg available.
|Bus Operators||Departure Points|
|KKKL Express||1. Kovan Hub 206|
|2. Bugis MRT Exit D|
|Transnasional||1. The Plaza|
|Starmart Express||1. Golden Mile Tower|
|2. Boon Lay|
First Bus: 6:00 (KKKL Singapore)
Last Bus: 22:00 (Transnasional)
Duration: 3-5 hours
Price Range: SGD $33-36 (Adult/Child)
How To Book Bus Ticket To Mersing Jetty From Singapore
It’s a simple thing to book a bus from Singapore to Mersing Jetty:
Just key in your particulars into EasyBook and select a time and departure point that is most appealing to you!
Aside from taking the bus, there are coaches that can get you from Singapore to Mersing Jetty too!
|WTS Travel & Tours||Discovery Tours and Travel|
|One Way Price range (SGD)||$21-30(Adult/ Child)||$28 (Adult/ Child)|
|Two Way Price range (SGD)||$42-60(Adult/ Child)||$50 (Adult/ Child)|
|Departure Point||Singapore Flyer #01-06D||Bugis MRT Station Exit D|
Duration: 4 hours
First & Last Coach: 6:30am
Think you can handle the journey from Singapore to Mersing Jetty?
Make sure to allocate at least 3 hours to reach Mersing Jetty. Add another 2 hours for good measure if you’re going to attempt the drive on a public holiday or the eve of one!
Don’t forget that you have to find parking for your car too!
Singapore (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Johor Bahru – Ulu Tiram – Kota Tinggi – Mersing – Mersing Jetty
View route details: http://bit.ly/jbmersingjetty
Where To Park At Mersing Jetty
There are 4 car parks close to Mersing Jetty where you can leave your car overnight.
Carpark Locations At Mersing Jetty:
- Car Park A – Guarded car park behind the jetty. (Open early morning)
- Car Park B – In front of R & R Plaza.
- Car Park C – Guarded Mersing Jetty car park. (Open early morning too)
- Car Park D – This guarded car park is for Rawa Island Customers only.
Price: About RM15 -18 per day
Read also: How To Go To Rawa Island From Singapore
There’s no denying that Johor Bahru as an embarkation point to Mersing Jetty:
It does however, take longer than you would expect!
The passage from Johor Bahru to Tioman Island is similar to starting from Singapore:
Without the messy business of immigration!
Still, if you don’t want to drive or take public transport:
Hiring a private car from Johor Bahru for the trip to Mersing Jetty will save you time, energy and the stress of catching the bus on time!
Why You Should Book A Private Car To Mersing Jetty From Johor Bahru:
- First off, you won’t have to drive or park the car. Not to mention, pay toll fees!
- It’s a comfortable way to get there! Spacious cars ensure you aren’t going to cramp together with other passengers or your own luggage!
- Direct journey – no transits or queues
- You can choose whatever time or location for the pick-up!
- The drivers are already familiar with the route
As you may already know, taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel around Malaysia.
Including taking a bus from Johor Bahru to Mersing Jetty.
It’s a well-travelled route, so there are regular buses every day!
|Bus Operators||Departure Point|
|Plusliner||JB Larkin Terminal|
|S&S International Express|
|Causeway Link Express|
First Bus: 7:15
Last Bus: 23:00
Duration: ~2 hours, 30 minutes
Adult: RM12.70 – RM17.60
Child: RM9.50 – RM17.60
How To Book Bus Ticket From Johor Bahru To Mersing Jetty
To book a bus ticket from Johor Bahru to Mersing Jetty, you can hop on over to Easybook.
With approximately 131km between Johor Bahru and Mersing Jetty:
You can expect the drive to take at least 2 hours with 2 viable routes to choose from.
Johor Bahru (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Kota Tinggi – Jemaluang – Mersing Harbour Centre – Mersing Jetty
View route details: http://bit.ly/JBtoMersing-Route1
Johor Bahru (via Jalan Jemaluang/Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18 for 14km) – Bandar Penawar (via Lebuhraya Senai-desaru/E22) – Kota Tinggi (via route 92 and 99) – Mawai (via Jalan Jemaluang/Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18 again) – Mersing
View route details: http://bit.ly/JBtoMersing-Route2
Bus services to Mersing Jetty are not as frequent as they are in Johor or Singapore!
In fact, they only run for half the day!
Bus Operators: S&S International Express
Departure Point: Melaka Sentral
First Bus: 7:45
Last Bus: 12:45
Duration: ~4 hours, 20 minutes
Price Range: RM25 (Adult), RM 19 (Child)
How To Book Bus Ticket From Malacca To Mersing Jetty
Book tickets for a bus from Malacca to Mersing Jetty.
There’s many different ways (4 routes) to drive from Malacca to Mersing Jetty.
Taking traffic into consideration:
It can take you anywhere from 3.5 hours to 4.5 hours.
Malacca – Jasin (via Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan/AH2/E2) – Ayer Hitam (Take exit 244-Ayer Hitam) – Kluang & Kayang (via Route 50) – Mersing
View route details: http://bit.ly/MelakatoMersing-Route1
Malacca (via Lebuh AMJ/Route 19 for 14km) – M109 (3.6km)- Tangkak (via Jalan Merlimau / Jasin/M25) – Chaah – Paloh – Kluang & Kayang (via Route 50) – Mersing
View route details: http://bit.ly/MelakatoMersing-Route2
Malacca – Bemban – Selandar – Batang Melaka – Kampung Pasir Besar – Muadzam Shah – Kuala Rompin (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Endau – Mersing
View route details: http://bit.ly/MelakatoMersing-Route3
Malacca – Durian Tunggal ( Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan/AH2/E2) – Pagoh Toll – Ayer Hitam – Senai – Ulu Tiram (exit 2204 from Lebuhraya Senai-desaru/E22) – Kota Tinggi (Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Jemaluang – Mersing
View route details: http://bit.ly/MelakatoMersing-Route4
Prepare for a taxing journey if you’re thinking about starting your trip from Kuala Lumpur.
Whether you opt for a bus or to drive, the total duration will be at least 5 hours.
You might even have to stay the night at Mersing!
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Buses to Mersing Jetty depart daily from Kuala Lumpur.
If you take the last bus at night, you can sleep on the way to Mersing!
|Bus Operators||Departure Point|
|S&S International Express||Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)|
|Sanwa Tours (M) Sdn Bhd|
|Sepakat Liner (Mersing)|
First Bus: 9:00
Last Bus: 23:45
Duration: ~5 hours, 30 minutes
How To Book Bus Ticket From Kuala Lumpur To Mersing Jetty
Book tickets for buses from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing Jetty.
Read also: How To Get To Rawa Island From Mersing Jetty
With the time that you need to find parking and get through traffic:
Driving to Mersing Jetty from Kuala Lumpur may come up to the same duration as taking a bus!
So, only consider this option if you have time to break up the journey in your travel plans!
Kuala Lumpur (via Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan/E2) – Ayer Hitam (Take exit 244-Ayer Hitam) – Kluang & Kayang (via Route 50) – Mersing
View route details: http://bit.ly/KLtoMersing-Route1
Kuala Lumpur – Cheras – Kajang – Kuala Pihah – Bahau (via Jalan Bahau)- Muadzam Shah – Kuala Rompin (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Endau – Mersing
View route details: http://bit.ly/KLtoMersing-Route2
Kuala Lumpur – Hulu Langat – Muadzam Shah – Kuala Rompin (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Endau – Mersing
View route details: http://bit.ly/KLtoMersing-Route3
It doesn’t take a genius to guess that:
The quickest way to Mersing Jetty from Penang is by taking a flight to Johor first!
But just in case:
We’ll leave you with the option of taking a bus too.
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To take the bus from Penang to Mersing Jetty:
You first have to get to Penang Sentral in Butterworth.
Then, you can literally sleep your way to Mersing Jetty.
Bus Operators: Cepat & Cekap Express
Departure Point: Penang Sentral
First Bus: 22:30 (This is the only time the bus departs)
Duration: ~10 hours, 30 minutes
Price Range: ~RM64 (Adult), RM48 (Child)
How To Book Bus Ticket From Penang To Mersing Jetty
Book a ticket for the Cepat & Cekap Express bus from Penang to Mersing Jetty.
Read also: How To Get To Tioman Island
Tight on time?
Take a flight from Penang to Senai Airport in Johor Bahru instead.
Followed by a private car to Mersing Jetty!
Direct flights by AirAsia depart daily from Georgetown, Penang to Senai Airport, Johor Bahru.
Duration: 1 hour
First flight: 7:00
Last flight: 21:45
Price Range: ~RM160
How To Book A Flight Ticket From Penang To Johor Bahru
Book your flight tickets online at AirAsia.
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It’s still another 2 hours’ drive before you reach Mersing Jetty from Senai Airport.
Arrange ahead for a private car to fetch you after your touchdown.
That way, you won’t waste any time getting to Mersing Jetty!
Why You Should Book A Private Car To Mersing Jetty From Senai Airport:
- Cars are comfortable and spacious
- The driver will wait for you if your flight happens to be delayed (i.e. No chance of missing the bus!)
- Affordable rates
- Being well-acquainted with the route, the driver will get you there in a jiffy!
- You choose the time of departure!
The end reward far outweighs the effort you need to get to Mersing Jetty!
Taking the bus may be the cheapest way but:
Other alternatives can save you from higher blood pressure and wasting time!