Most tourists (local or international) essentially make the overland trip to Mersing Jetty simply to take the ferry over to Tioman Island or Rawa Island.
It is a journey that you can undertake from many Malaysian cities like Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Johor Bahru!
You can even get to Mersing Jetty from Singapore!
Which is the topic of this post!
Find out which is the best possible way to reach Mersing Jetty from Singapore!
Mersing Jetty is in the little coastal town called Mersing on the east coast of Johor, close to the border between Johor and Pahang.
Read on about transport to Mersing Jetty!
Mersing Jetty Location: http://bitly.com/mersingjetty
There are a lot of advantages to taking a private car service from Singapore to Mersing Jetty!
For starters, you don’t even have to alight from the vehicle during the immigration clearance between Singapore and Johor!
Which is so much more convenient! Why stress yourself out right at the beginning of your highly anticipated holiday?
- Travelers who don’t have time to waste
- Groups of 4 or more
- Families with seniors and young children
- Direct transfer from your home in Singapore and leave at any time you want!
- No transits or queues
- Very comfortable – Enough space for everyone and the luggage too!
- Safe – Travel in well-maintained cars
- Reliable drivers who are familiar with the route
- Uncomplicated online booking process
- Practical rates
- Expensive for solo travelers
Read also: Singapore To Tioman Package: Fuss-free Package To Tioman Island
Mersing is a popular destination for Singaporeans. More so during school holidays and other long public holidays!
Hence, there’s more than one bus operator offering routes from Singapore to Mersing Jetty (or Mersing Bus Terminal):
- KKKL Express
- Starmart Express
Of these, Transnasional has the most daily departures – one in the morning, the second in the evening and another at night!
Read also: Best Option From Singapore To Tioman Island
|Bus Operators||KKKL Express||Transnasional||Starmart Express|
|Departure||1. Kovan Hub/ Kovan Heartland Mall||1. The Plaza||1. Golden Mile Tower|
|2. Bugis MRT Exit D taxi stand||2. Boon Lay|
|Arrival||Mersing Jetty||Mersing Bus Terminal||Mersing Jetty|
|First Bus||6:00am (Kovan Hub)||9:00am||6:31am (Golden Mile Tower)|
|Last Bus||6:30am (Bugis MRT Exit D taxi stand)||10:00pm||7:16am (Boon Lay)|
|Duration||~3 to 5 hours|
|Price Range||SGD $31||SGD $33.90||SGD $35|
How To Book Bus Ticket To Mersing Jetty From Singapore:
It’s not rocket science to book a bus ticket to Mersing Jetty from Singapore!
In fact, you can book a bus from any of the 3 bus operators on busonlineticket! Select your date and pick the departure time and place that is most suitable for you!
Read also: How To Go To Tioman Island From Singapore
Aside from taking a bus to Mersing Jetty from Singapore:
You can opt to take a coach service from either of these coach operators:
- Discovery Tours
Both coaches depart from Singapore Flyer at 6:30am.
So if you live close to Singapore Flyer, this is a viable option for you!
|Bus Operators||WTS||Discovery Tours|
|Departure time (Singapore)||6:30am||6:30am|
|Departure time (Mersing)||6:00pm||5:30pm|
|Price (2-Way)||~SGD $40||~SGD $50|
How To Book Coach Ticket To Mersing Jetty From Singapore:
You can buy coach tickets for Discovery Tours and WTS on their respective websites!
- Buses/ coaches are generally comfortable but do bring a jacket with you because it can get really cold inside!
- You don’t have to drive
- Frequently stuck in traffic, particularly on weekends!
- Longer travel time
- Inconvenient to disembark for immigration and board again afterwards
Read also: How To Get To Tanjung Gemok Jetty
If you have your own car and would like to keep your plans as flexible as possible:
Driving up to Mersing Jetty from Singapore is another way to get there, without the stress of relying on public transport!
This allows you to go at your own pace and maybe do some sightseeing along the way too!
Route 1 – Via Kota Tinggi:
Singapore (via Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Johor Bahru – Ulu Tiram – Kota Tinggi – Jemaluang – Mersing Jetty
Mersing Jetty from Singapore Route 1 Details: http://bit.ly/jbmersingjetty
Duration: 3-3.5 hours
Route 2 – Via Ayer Hitam:
Singapore (via AH2) – Johor Bahru – Ayer Hitam (via Route 50/Laluan Persekutuan 3/AH18) – Kluang – Kahang – Mersing Jetty
Mersing Jetty from Singapore Route 2 Details: http://bit.ly/SGMersingRoute2
Duration: ~3.5 hours
Read also: How To Go To Rawa Island From Changi Airport
Where To Park At Mersing Jetty
There 4 car parks by Mersing Jetty but these are usually full on weekends or on public holidays!
Location D is just for visitors that are going to Rawa Island!
Price: It costs roughly RM15/day to park your car overnight.
- Flexible – You decide all the times, routes, stopovers, etc
- Usually faster than taking the bus!
- You have to pay for toll, gas and parking
- It takes considerable mental energy to drive for ~3 hours (More if you’re stuck in a jam!)
- Your car will be at the mercy of the sun while you’re on holiday!
- Leaving your car overnight is at your own risk!
Read also: Bluewater Vs Cataferry: Which Tioman Ferry To Choose?
Have a good idea of which transport works best for your travel from Singapore to Mersing Jetty now?
Remember that your travel period plays a crucial role if you want to have the smoothest journey to Mersing Jetty!