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Getting to Bintan

There’s several way to getting to Bintan, such as via Singapore, via Indonesia, or via Private Yacht.

VIA SINGAPORE

Getting to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

There is a regular ferry service operated by Bintan Resorts Ferries (BRF) that plies between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT), Singapore and Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT) Ferry Terminal, Bintan Resorts. The high-speed catamaran ferry ride only takes 60 minutes.

International visitors arriving through Singapore’s Changi Airport can travel to TMFT via scheduled shuttle bus or public transportation.

Shuttle Bus Services

There is a shuttle service providing two-way transfer between Singapore Changi Airport and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) with pick up points at Terminal 1 and Terminal 4.

Passengers arriving in Terminal 2 can head to Terminal 1 via link bridge or skytrain, or head to Terminal 4 via the T2-T4 shuttle bus to board the shuttle service bound for TMFT. Passengers arriving in Terminal 3 can head to Terminal 1 via link bridge or skytrain to board the shuttle service.

The Changi-TMFT shuttle service will be suspended with effect from 1 Apr 2020 till further notice due to the rapidly evolving global situation with COVID–19.

Public Transportation

For international guests traveling through Singapore Changi Airport, taxi service is available at any of Changi Airport’s terminals. The taxi ride takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions.

Other than taxis, individuals can also get to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal via the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) Train Service, followed by a bus transfer.

  • Alight at Tanah Merah MRT Station.

  • Exit the Train Station on Exit B and proceed to Bus Stop 85091.

  • Board SBS Transit Bus Service 35 and alight at the last stop at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

* For international guests traveling through Singapore Changi Airport, Changi Airport MRT Station is at the basement of Terminal 2 and 3, individuals arriving at Terminal 1 are required to take the Sky Train towards either Terminal 2 or 3.

* For travelers leaving Bintan to catch a flight from Singapore Changi Airport, please allow 1.5–2 hours window period (depending on mode of transport).

Bintan Resort Ferries

ROUTE

SINGAPORE - BINTAN - SINGAPORE

Bintan Resorts Ferries (BRF) is a regular ferry service that plies between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT), Singapore and Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT) Ferry Terminal, Bintan Resorts on a daily basis. The high-speed catamaran ferry ride brings you to Bintan Resorts in only 60 minutes.

Opt to travel with first class treatment on board Bintan Resort Ferries’ Emerald Class.

Perks for Emerald Class include dedicated and combined check-in for boarding and baggage, seat assignment, use of Emerald Lounge and priority baggage handling.

Things to note:

  • Bintan Indonesia is 1 hour behind Singapore

  • Please check in at least 1.5 hours before the ferry departure time.

  • Optional purchase of AIG travel insurance (Bintan) is available via BRF website.

VIA INDONESIA

Domestic Flights

Domestic flights to Bintan Island are also available within Indonesia. Visitors can choose to take a domestic flight to Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Kijang, Bintan Island from Jakarta, Perkanbaru, Matak, Batam, Dabo Singkep or Natuna. Land transfer from Raja Haji Fisabilillah to Bintan Resorts is approximately 1 hour.

Domestic Ferry Services

There’s several domestic ferry services from different route.

ROUTE

  • BATAM — BINTAN RESORTS (Return)

  • BATAM — TANJUNG PINANG (Return)

  • BATAM — TANJUNG UBAN (Return) via Speedboat

  • BATAM — TANJUNG UBAN (Return) via RORO

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