Batam-Getting There

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By Air

Batam’s airport is the Hang Nadim International Airport (BTH). Nearly all flights are domestic where it is possible to get direct connections to Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Pekanbaru, Jambi, Palembang, Pontianak, Yogyakarta and Bandung. The main airlines operating from Hang Nadim include Lion Air, Citilink, Garuda, Sriwijaya and Wings Abadi (Wings Air) and Merpati. Firefly operates flights twice weekly to Kuala Lumpur. Sriwijaya Air also operates flights to Penang.

By Boat

The main ports on Batam are Batam Centre, Sekupang, Waterfront City, Nongsapura and Telaga Punggur. Harbour Bay is now the main international ferry port for those heading for Nagoya, replacing the old Batu Ampar ferry terminal. Batam Centre Ferry Terminal has the most frequent ferry connections to/from Singapore and Johor Bahru. Sekupang, with ferries from Singapore is best used for those catching domestic connections to the Sumatra mainland and the Karimun Islands. Waterfront City and Nongsapura mostly serve adjacent resorts while Telaga Punggur is the main ferry terminal for boats to and from Bintan

From Singapore

HarbourFront Centre Ferry Terminal

If travelling to Batam from Singapore you can choose from 2 ferry terminals. The first is located at the Singapore Cruise Center in the HarbourFront Centre (HFC). To get to the HFC take a taxi or a bus, or you can use the MRT (Mass Rapid Transport system).

The ferry operators are located on the 3rd floor and tickets can be purchased there. The journey to Batam takes approximately 45 mins. The HarbourFront Centre is also a large shopping complex, so you can purchase last minute items or enjoy a meal or drink while waiting to depart.

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Singapore’s other Ferry Terminal is Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, located close to Changi International Airport. To get to the Ferry Terminal take a taxi or a bus, or you can use the MRT (Mass Rapid Train system).

The ferry operators are located inside the terminal and tickets can be purchased there. The journey to Batam takes approximately 45 mins. The Ferry Terminal has several shops and cafes to help you fill in your time while waiting to depart. The Ferry from here to Batam Arrives in Nongsapura

From Malaysia

Stulang Laut Ferry Terminal- The Zon

The ferry operators are located inside the terminal and tickets can be purchased there. The journey to Batam takes approximately 90 mins. The Ferry Terminal has cafes selling drinks & snacks and some shops are available. There is a large shopping complex that offers duty free items.

Batam Ferry Terminals

Batam has 5 Ferry Terminals strategically located across the Island  are easy accessible from Singapore or Malaysia. The 5 ferry terminals are listed as follows:

Batam Centre Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located in Tering Bay, at Batam Center which is home to some large shopping complexes and also has several government buildings in the vicinity. It is approximately 20 mins by taxi to Nagoya, Batam’s main city.

Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located near the Batu Ampar Port. It is just a few minutes by taxi to Nagoya, the main city in Batam. Some of the hotels have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the ferry terminal.

Sekupang Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located on the north-western tip of Batam. It is approximately 35 mins by taxi to Nagoya or 15 mins to Waterfront City. Some hotels have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the ferry terminal.

Waterfront City Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located south of Sekupang Ferry Terminal. Most of the ferries that stop at Sekupang Ferry Terminal also go to Waterfront City Ferry Terminal, approximately 10 mins more by ferry. It is just a few minutes by taxi to the Waterfront City area. The nearby hotels (just 5 mins away) have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the ferry terminal.

Nongsapura Ferry Terminal

This ferry terminal is located on the north-eastern tip of Batam in the Nongsa River. It is just a few minutes by taxi to nearby resorts. The resorts have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the ferry terminal.

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