With the right information, you can easily make your way to Batam in no time. In this post, we'll provide all the answers to your questions, including the alternative ferry terminals, how far it is, the ferry service cost, and the most comfortable way to get to Batam from Johor Bahru.
So, if you've ever been curious about how to make the trip from Batam to Johor Bahru, this is the post for you!
Book a ferry ticket
You can book your ferry ticket from Johor Bahru to Batam online through various ferry operators such as Batam Fast Ferry, Sindo Ferry, or Majestic Fast Ferry.
The Pasir Gudang Passenger Terminal Ferry operates trips from Pasir Gudang to the main port of entry at Batam Center. With 6 trips daily, generally departing at 2-hour intervals, it couldn’t be any easier to plan a weekend getaway to Batam. The prices of the tickets vary depending on the operator and the time of the day, but you can expect to pay around RM 85 to RM 100 for a one-way trip.
Here's the LINK to book your ferry tickets, folks!
Check the ferry schedule
The ferry schedule varies depending on the operator and the day of the week. It's recommended to check the schedule beforehand - so you can plan your trip accordingly. The earliest ferry usually departs around 7:30 AM, and the latest ferry departs around 8:00 PM.
Bring your passport
Don't forget to bring your passport as you will be crossing the international border between Malaysia and Indonesia. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry.
Exchange some Indonesian Rupiah
While most places in Batam accept Malaysian Ringgit, it's recommended to have some Indonesian Rupiah on hand for small purchases and transactions. You can exchange your Malaysian Ringgit for Indonesian Rupiah at the ferry terminal or in Batam.
Plan your itinerary
Batam offers a variety of attractions such as beaches, shopping malls, and cultural landmarks. It's recommended to plan your itinerary so you can make the most of your day trip. Here are some of the popular ones:
- Abang Island
- Barelang Bridge
- Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple
- Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall
Known as the largest shopping mall in Batam, with tons of retail goods at affordable prices, this mall offers the City Walk concept where imported and local goods can be found easily, or the concept of one-stop shopping.
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