Singapore to Mersing

Are you ready for the next adventure? Travellers pack your bags for there is another place in Malaysia via Singapore to explore. Mersing town is the gateway to traditional culture and nature. Most tourists consider the town as a mere stopover, but like other towns in Malaysia, it has signs of major urban and economic development. The town is also known for its passenger boat jetty where there are daily ferry schedules for offshore islands, specifically to Tioman Island.

The travel time from Singapore to Malaysia will take 3-4 hours depending on the traffic condition. Contacting directly the bus companies, taxis or for-rent passenger vehicles for time schedules, rental fees, and fare are important, prior going to the trip for budget and time management.

The cheapest way to get to Mersing from Singapore is to take the bus from Queen Street Bus Terminal to Larkin Terminal in Johor Bahru. There are limited bus schedules for direct onward buses from Larkin going to Mersing. Thus, a pre-book arrangement for ferry tickets is important to ensure that bus arrival time in Mersing will match with ferry’s departure time. A pre-book arrangement must be made a day before of your intended date of trip. All buses heading to Kuantan will drop travellers in Mersing. Moreover, there is a direct Transnasional bus from Lavender Street Terminal; proven to be an easy route but its three-times the usual fare costs.

Travellers need to consider when leaving Mersing that if they will not pre-book, the bus might be full. To travel to Johor Bahru and Singapore, the other travel option is to take the local bus to Kota Tinggi (< 2 hours) and then transfer to another local bus going to Johor Bahru’s Larkin terminal (< 1 hour), and then transfer to the next bus going to Singapore, where most buses are going.

If tourists are looking for convenience, they could take taxi instead of buses. There are taxis waiting at Rochor Bus Terminal on Ban San Street that would take passengers across the causeway for fair fare. There are also taxis available at Larkin Bus Station at Johor Bahru that will take 2-3 hours of travelling.

Once reached Mersing, tourists need to catch a ferry to get to Tioman Island. The Blue Water Express is the main ferry company for Mersing to Tioman route and vice versa. The ferries departure will depend on tide levels, thus there is no regular schedule to follow.

There is another option to catch ferries from Mersing to Tioman, in the state of Pahang between Endau and Rompin. Pahang is 30-minutes north of Mersing on the coast. All buses from KL to Mersing will pass in Pahang; just give an instruction to the bus driver to drop you off at Tanjung Gemuk jetty. If travellers are coming from KL, instead of exiting from North-South Expressway at Ayer Hitam and following the Kluang route, take the Seremban, follow Kuala Pilah then Muadzam Shah and along the coastal road.

For direct route in Tioman, tourists could travel through air by Berjaya Air. The said airline is a subsidiary of Berjaya Resorts group. Berjaya Air transports guests from Changi Airport, Singapore to Berjaya Resort on Tioman Island. The flight will take 40 minutes. The airline service is also available for all travellers going to Tioman.

Always check your travel options and pre-book ahead of time to prevent stress and cancellation of anticipated vacation. Enjoy your chosen trip, whether through air or land/water!


Singapore to Mersing

Singapore Ban San St Taxi Stand / Queens Street Bus Terminal Kranji MRT Woodlands Checkpoint Johor Checkpoint Larkin Bus Terminal Mersing Jetty
Bus / MRT Causeway Link, Transnational or S&S Express bus to Mersing (2.5-3 hrs; about RM 15 each way)
Singapore Taxi (45 mins; about SGD 40) Causeway Link / SBS 170 / SMRT 960 (45 mins; about SGD 2)
Car (1.5 hrs)
Singapore Taxi (30 mins; about SGD 25) Malaysia Taxi (30 mins; about SGD 25)
Singapore Taxi (30 mins; about SGD 25) Malaysia Taxi (30 mins; about SGD 25)
Car (3 hrs)

Changi Airport to Mersing

Changi Airport Ban San St Taxi Stand / Queens Street Bus Terminal Woodlands Checkpoint Johor Checkpoint Larkin Bus Terminal Mersing Jetty
Transtar Cross Border Service (TS1) Bus Causeway Link, Transnational or S&S Express bus to Mersing (2.5-3 hrs; about RM 15 each way)
Singapore Taxi (45 mins; about SGD 40) Causeway Link / SBS 170 / SMRT 960 (45 mins; about SGD 2)
Car (1.5 hrs)
Singapore Taxi (30 mins; about SGD 25) Malaysia Taxi (30 mins; about SGD 25)
Singapore Taxi (30 mins; about SGD 25) Malaysia Taxi (30 mins; about SGD 25)
Car (3 hrs)