How To Get To Mersing Jetty

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!

How To Go To Mersing Jetty

There’s nothing much in the little coastal town of Mersing.

Outside of Mersing Harbour Center

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

1. How To Go To Mersing Jetty From Singapore

Because Tioman Island is such a hit with Singaporeans:

There is more than one way to travel from Singapore to Tioman Island (via Mersing Jetty)!

1.1. Private Car To Mersing Jetty From Singapore

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!

Singapore to Mersing Tioman

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

We suggest book a private car service through SGMYTAXI.

1.2. Bus To Mersing Jetty From Singapore

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 from Singapore to Tioman Island

Bus OperatorsDeparture Points
KKKL Express1. Kovan Hub 206
2. Bugis MRT Exit D
Transnasional1. The Plaza
Starmart Express1. 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!

1.3. Coach To Mersing Jetty From Singapore

Aside from taking the bus, there are coaches that can get you from Singapore to Mersing Jetty too!

WTS Travel Coach from Singapore to Tioman
Bus Operators:

WTS Travel & ToursDiscovery 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 PointSingapore Flyer #01-06DBugis MRT Station Exit D

Duration: 4 hours

First & Last Coach: 6:30am

Note:

  • Both coach operators only leave once at 6:30am every day
  • It’s only possible to book a two-way journey with either coach operator!
  • When you book Discovery Tours and Travel, there is an applicable surcharge of SGD$5 added to the total fee.
  • Of the two coach operators, WTS Travel & Tours is cheaper if you happen to travel between Sunday to Thursday.

How To Book Coach Ticket To Mersing Jetty From Singapore

Book a coach from Singapore to Mersing Jetty from the respective websites of each coach operator:

  1. Discovery Tours and Travel
  2. WTS Travel & Tours

1.4. Self-Driving To Mersing Jetty From Singapore

Think you can handle the journey from Singapore to Mersing Jetty?

Self-Drive to Mersing or Tanjung Gemok 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!

Route:

Singapore (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Johor Bahru – Ulu Tiram – Kota Tinggi – Mersing – Mersing Jetty

Self-Drive from Singapore to Mersing

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:

  1. Car Park A – Guarded car park behind the jetty. (Open early morning)
  2. Car Park B – In front of R & R Plaza.
  3. Car Park C – Guarded Mersing Jetty car park. (Open early morning too)
  4. Car Park D – This guarded car park is for Rawa Island Customers only.

Where To Park At Mersing Jetty

Price: About RM15 -18 per day

2. How To Go To Mersing Jetty From Johor Bahru (JB)

There’s no denying that Johor Bahru as an embarkation point to Mersing Jetty:

It does however, take longer than you would expect!

2.1. Private Car To Mersing Jetty From Johor Bahru

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!

Singapore to Mersing Tioman

Other benefits?

Why You Should Book A Private Car To Mersing Jetty From Johor Bahru:

  1. First off, you won’t have to drive or park the car. Not to mention, pay toll fees!
  2. 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!
  3. Direct journey – no transits or queues
  4. You can choose whatever time or location for the pick-up!
  5. The drivers are already familiar with the route

We suggest book a private car from SGMYTAXI.

2.2. Bus To Mersing Jetty From Johor Bahru

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.

Bus from JB to Tioman Island

It’s a well-travelled route, so there are regular buses every day!

Bus OperatorsDeparture Point
PluslinerJB Larkin Terminal
S&S International Express
Causeway Link Express
Transnasional
Maraliner

First Bus: 7:15

Last Bus: 23:00

Duration: ~2 hours, 30 minutes

Price Range:

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.

Note: Bus tickets sell out like hot cakes as public holidays and school holidays approach!

2.3. Self-Driving To Mersing Jetty From Johor Bahru

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.

Route 1:

Johor Bahru (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Kota Tinggi – Jemaluang – Mersing Harbour Centre – Mersing Jetty

Self-Drive from JB to Mersing (Route 1)

View route details: http://bit.ly/JBtoMersing-Route1

Route 2:

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

Self-Drive from JB to Mersing (Route 2)

View route details: http://bit.ly/JBtoMersing-Route2

3. How To Go To Mersing Jetty From Malacca

When it comes to transportation between Malacca and Mersing Jetty:

You have the usual options – drive or take the bus!

3.1. Bus To Mersing Jetty From Malacca

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!

S&S International (M) Express Bus

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.

3.2. Self-Driving To Mersing Jetty From Malacca

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.

Route 1:

Malacca – Jasin (via Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan/AH2/E2) – Ayer Hitam (Take exit 244-Ayer Hitam) – Kluang & Kayang (via Route 50) – Mersing

Self-Drive from Malacca to Mersing (Route 1)

View route details: http://bit.ly/MelakatoMersing-Route1

Route 2:

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

Self-Drive from Malacca to Mersing (Route 2)

View route details: http://bit.ly/MelakatoMersing-Route2

Route 3:

Malacca – Bemban – Selandar – Batang Melaka – Kampung Pasir Besar – Muadzam Shah – Kuala Rompin (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Endau – Mersing

Self-Drive from Malacca to Mersing (Route 3)

View route details: http://bit.ly/MelakatoMersing-Route3

Route 4:

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

Self-Drive from Malacca to Mersing (Route 4)

View route details: http://bit.ly/MelakatoMersing-Route4

4. How To Go To Mersing Jetty From Kuala Lumpur (KL)

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!

4.1. Bus To Mersing Jetty From Kuala Lumpur

Buses to Mersing Jetty depart daily from Kuala Lumpur.

Sanwa Express Bus from KL to Tioman Island

If you take the last bus at night, you can sleep on the way to Mersing!

Bus OperatorsDeparture Point
S&S International ExpressTerminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
Transnasional
Sanwa Tours (M) Sdn Bhd
Sepakat Liner (Mersing)

First Bus: 9:00

Last Bus: 23:45

Duration: ~5 hours, 30 minutes

Price Range:

Adult: ~RM33-42

Child: ~RM29-38

How To Book Bus Ticket From Kuala Lumpur To Mersing Jetty

Book tickets for buses from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing Jetty.

4.2. Self-Driving To Mersing Jetty From Kuala Lumpur

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!

Route 1:

Kuala Lumpur (via Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan/E2) – Ayer Hitam (Take exit 244-Ayer Hitam) – Kluang & Kayang (via Route 50) – Mersing

Self-Drive from KL to Mersing (Route 1)

View route details: http://bit.ly/KLtoMersing-Route1

Route 2:

Kuala Lumpur – Cheras – Kajang – Kuala Pihah – Bahau (via Jalan Bahau)- Muadzam Shah – Kuala Rompin (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Endau – Mersing

Self-Drive from KL to Mersing (Route 2)

View route details: http://bit.ly/KLtoMersing-Route2

Route 3:

Kuala Lumpur – Hulu Langat – Muadzam Shah – Kuala Rompin (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Endau – Mersing

Self-Drive from KL to Mersing (Route 3)

View route details: http://bit.ly/KLtoMersing-Route3

5. How To Go To Mersing Jetty From Penang

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.

5.1. Bus To Mersing Jetty From Penang

To take the bus from Penang to Mersing Jetty:

You first have to get to Penang Sentral in Butterworth.

Penang Sentral At Butterworth

Photo credits to thestar.com.my

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)

Note: You can take the same service back to Penang after your trip. The bus will depart from Mersing Jetty at 6pm.

How To Book Bus Ticket From Penang To Mersing Jetty

Book a ticket for the Cepat & Cekap Express bus from Penang to Mersing Jetty.

5.2. Flight To Mersing Jetty From Penang

Tight on time?

Take a flight from Penang to Senai Airport in Johor Bahru instead.

Followed by a private car to Mersing Jetty!

Step 1: Flight To Senai Airport From Penang

Direct flights by AirAsia depart daily from Georgetown, Penang to Senai Airport, Johor Bahru.

AirAsia Flight from Penang to KLIA2

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.

Step 2: Private Car To Mersing Jetty From Senai Airport

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!

Singapore to Mersing Tioman

Why You Should Book A Private Car To Mersing Jetty From Senai Airport:

  1. Cars are comfortable and spacious
  2. The driver will wait for you if your flight happens to be delayed (i.e. No chance of missing the bus!)
  3. Affordable rates
  4. Being well-acquainted with the route, the driver will get you there in a jiffy!
  5. You choose the time of departure!

We suggest to book a private car with SGMYTAXI.

Conclusion

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!