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How to get to Bintan Island : Travel Guide

Your Easy Guide to Getting to Bintan Island

Bintan Island is a popular getaway destination close to Singapore, attracting many tourists.

However, some people might not know the best ways to get there.

If you’re one of those looking to find out how to reach Bintan, here’s a simple guide to help you out.

1. Traveling to Bintan from Singapore

If you are in Singapore or transiting through, the easiest way to reach Bintan is by ferry.

There are two ferry terminals in Bintan that you can choose from, depending on your preference.

1.1 From Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Singapore to Bandar Bentan Telani

This is the most popular route. Start your journey from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore, which is close to Changi Airport.

You can book your ferry ticket with Bintan Resort Ferries.

Bintan Resort Ferries
One of Bintan Resort Ferries

Ferries on this route are available daily, with additional services during weekends and public holidays to accommodate more travelers heading to Bintan.

The journey takes about one hour, and you’ll arrive at Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal (BBT), also known as Bintan Ferry Terminal, located in the Bintan Resort area.

For ferry ticket details, you can check online. It’s recommended to book your tickets in advance to avoid any unavailability.

If tickets are sold out, you can consider the second option below.

For more information and booking, visit the Bintan Resort Ferries official website.

1.2 From Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Singapore to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal

This route also starts from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore but takes you to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal, the main city of Bintan Island.

Two operators serve this route: Sindo Ferry and Majestic Fast Ferry.

Sindo Ferries
Sindo ferry
Majestic Ferry
Majestic Ferry

The journey with Majestic Fast Ferry takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes, while Sindo Ferry takes around 2 hours.

You can check the ferry schedules and ticket prices on the Direct Ferries website.

2. Traveling to Bintan from Indonesia

If you’re in Indonesia, there are two main ways to get to Bintan:

2.1 Domestic Flight

Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport

You can take a domestic flight to Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Tanjung Pinang. This route is suitable for those coming from Jakarta, Surabaya, Pekanbaru, and other cities in Indonesia.

Most flights will require a transit in Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Airport) before heading to Tanjung Pinang.

2.2 Domestic Speed Boat

If you are in Batam or arriving through Batam, you can start your journey from Telaga Punggur Batam Ferry Terminal.

From here, you can take a speed boat to Tanjung Uban Port in Bintan.

Speed boats are available for this route, with the journey taking approximately 20 minutes. Tickets can be purchased directly at the counter in Telaga Punggur Batam.

With this easy guide, you should have no trouble planning your trip to Bintan Island.

Whether you’re coming from Singapore or other parts of Indonesia, Bintan is just a short trip away.¬†

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