Tioman Island Tioman Island – Image courtesy of Simon Bracken/Tourism Malaysia

How to get to Tioman Island

Tioman Island is located 32 km off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the South China Sea, and is easily accessible by ferry from Mersing or by air from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Getting to Tioman Island

Berjaya Air operates daily flights to Tioman from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. (However, depending on the arrival time of your international flight, you can expect up to an eight-hour layover between flights in Singapore.)

Alternatively, you can catch a ferry from the jetty in Mersing in Johor for the two-to-three hour boat trip or instead take a fast speedboat (90 minutes). To guarantee a ferry seat, visitors can reserve tickets in advance at www.tiomanferry.com.

Air-conditioned buses also make the six-hour trip from Kuala Lumpur’s Puduraya Bus Terminal as well as from Johor Bahru and Singapore (three hours).

From Australia: The most convenient flights are via Singapore on Singapore Airlines or Qantas connecting with Berjaya Air to Tioman. In addition, Emirates and Etihad Airways offer direct flights to Singapore from Brisbane; British Airways from Sydney, Jetstar and Emirates from Melbourne; and Jetstar Asia and Tiger Airways from Perth.

From New Zealand: The most convenient flights are via Singapore on Singapore Airlines or Jetstar Asia connecting with Berjaya Air to Tioman.

From the UK: The most convenient flights are via Singapore connecting with Berjaya Air to Tioman. British Airways, Qantas and Singapore Airlines fly non-stop between London and Singapore.

From the USA: From New York, the most convenient flights are on Singapore Airlines direct from Newark Airport connecting with Berjaya Air to Tioman; or from Kennedy Airport via Dubai and Singapore on Emirates. From Los Angeles, the best route is direct to Singapore on Singapore Airlines.

Flight time to Tioman Island

Singapore to Tioman is 45 min, direct flight
Kuala Lumpur to Tioman is 1 hr, direct flight

Flight time to Singapore

Brisbane to Singapore is 7 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Sydney to Singapore is 8 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Singapore is 7 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Perth to Singapore is 5 hrs 15 min, direct flight

Auckland to Singapore is 10 hrs 35 min, direct flight
London to Singapore is 13 hrs, direct flight
New York to Singapore is 18 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Singapore is 17 hrs 25 min, direct flight

Flying in

The airport in Tioman is in Kampung Tekek, just across from the main jetty and the beach. Hotels and resorts can meet guests if prearranged.

Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.

Getting around Tioman

A series of hiking trails and village pathways allow you to explore the island on foot or on rented bicycle. Easily available water taxis offer the opportunity visit coastal villages and secluded beaches. Note: Sharing a boat with others makes these trips less costly.

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Latest update: How to get to Tioman: 18 November, 2018

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