2023 Batam Ferry Schedule – Most Accurate & Newest Update from Singapore to Batam

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2023 Batam Ferry Schedule from Singapore to Batam

2023 Batam Ferry Schedule - Most Accurate & Newest Update from Singapore to Batam

In this short 5-min article, we’ve helped you compile the latest Batam ferry schedule and answer a few other frequently answered questions (FAQs). You would be able to understand everything you need to know about travelling to Batam.

(Latest update: 25 Jan 2023)

As the world strives to move beyond the COVID-19 epidemic and back to normalcy, countries are gradually reopening international borders. This June holiday is the perfect time to visit and explore Batam after 2 years of not travelling. Want to travel to Batam for a quick holiday getaway & escape the hustle and bustle of the city but confused by what to book & the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions?

A.  Can Singaporeans travel to Batam now?

Yes. Even greater news, VISA is NOT required for Singaporeans because of 30 day Visa On Arrival (VOA). Pre-departure ART tests are also NOT required.

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal | Image by Sindo Ferry https://www.sindoferry.com.sg/blog/details/destination-guide-tanah-merah-ferry-terminal

B. What is the Cheapest and Fastest way to travel from Singapore to Batam?

Ferry is the most affordable, convenient and efficient way to reach Batam. Just hop onto a ferry and arrive in Batam in an hour’s time.


C. Is there any ferry to Batam now? What are the ferry routes and ferry timings? How long does the round trip journey take?

As of 25 Jan 2023, there are 4 operating Batam ferry services (Majestic Fast Ferry, Batam Fast Ferry, Horizon Fast Ferry and Sindo Ferry) and 4 ferry routes between Singapore and Batam. There are 2 departure points from Singapore (Harbourfront Centre and Tanah Merah), and 3 arrival points in Batam (Batam Center, Harbour Bay, Nongsapura). The sea journey will take approximately 35 – 60 minutes, depending on the terminal.

Route 1: From Harbourfront Center (SG) to Batam Center (Batam)
Operators: Majestic Fast Ferry Pte Ltd, Batam Fast Pte Ltd, Sindo Ferry Pte Ltd

Route 2: From Harbourfront Centre (SG) to Harbour Bay (Batam)
Operator: Horizon Fast Ferry Pte Ltd. This is one of the shortest routes between Singapore and Batam.

Route 3: From Tanah Merah (SG) to Batam Center (Batam)
Operators: Majestic Fast Ferry Pte Ltd, Batam Fast Pte Ltd, Sindo Ferry Pte Ltd

Route 4: From Tanah Merah (SG) to Nongsapura (Batam)
Operator: Batam Fast Ferry.

View the attached infographic for the compiled list of Batam ferry schedule.


D. Which Batam ferry terminal should I choose? 

If you want to shop and travel around the city area, Batam Center or Harbour Bay would be ideal, due to their close proximity to business and commercial districts. Batam Center Ferry Terminal is conveniently located in the heart of Batam City, whereas Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal is located near Nagoya City. Do expect a bit of crowd and queue at immigration due to the high number of ferry trips (as shown in the above schedule), especially at Batam Center Ferry Terminal.

Nongsapura Ferry Terminal is more convenient for travelers looking to relax at resorts as it’s situated near many of the popular resorts such as Turi Beach Resort and Montigo Resort. We’ve suggested nearby attractions and accommodations in the table below to help you plan your itinerary.

Ferry Terminal
Batam Center
Harbour Bay
Middle of Batam City

– commercial & business districts

Northern side of Batam

– resort area

10 minutes from Nagoya City

– commercial districts

Attractions nearby
Mega Mall Batam Center

Tua Pek Kong Temple

Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam
Bale-Bale Beach

Batam Botanical Garden

Tering Bay Golf & Country Club
Promenade (clubs, cafes, bars)

Bayfront Mall

Accommodation nearby
Harmoni One
Montigo Resort
I Hotel Baloi

E. Which Singapore Ferry Terminal should I choose? Tanah Merah or Harbourfront Centre?

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal is located in the East, whereas Harbourfront Centre Terminal is situated in the more Southern region of Singapore. There are more ferries departing from Harbourfront Centre (35 ferry trips) as compared to Tanah Merah (10 ferry trips) on a daily basis.

If you prefer more timing options, Harbourfront Centre would be a better choice. In addition, Harbourfront Centre Ferry Terminal is conveniently located next to Vivo City, where you could grab a meal or shop at before or after your trip.

For travellers heading to Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, depart from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal as there are no ferries departing from Harbourfront Centre.

Harbourfront Ferry Terminal | Image by https://www.singaporecruise.com.sg

F. Which Batam Ferry Pte Ltd should I choose? Majestic Fast Ferry, Batamfast, Horizon Fast Ferry or Sindo Ferry?

There are so many ferry options to choose from. Which is the best Batam ferry company? Rest assured that all these ferry companies are reliable and that you will reach your destination on time. After immigration and check-in, relax in your comfortable seats in the air-conditioned ferry and have a smooth-sailing journey to your destinations. Each ferry can accommodate approximately 150 to 300 passengers.

Here are some of the benefits each Batam ferry operator provides:

  • Majestic Fast Ferry offers free shuttle service between Changi Airport and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal for Majestic Fast Ferry Passenger. Voucher redemption can only be done at Batam Center Ferry Terminal. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Batam Fast Ferry mainly offers trips running from Harbourfront and Tanah Merah to Batam Center. Some of its trips are interlined with Sindo Ferry. Ferries depart daily from Batam Fast Ferry. As its name implies, Batam Fast Ferry will bring you to Batam in its high-speed passenger ferry in no time!

  • Sindo Ferry is the LARGEST ferry operator in Singapore. Ferry customer service & quality are definitely guaranteed!

  • Horizon Fast is the only ferry operator that provides ferry trips to Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal, which is the closest terminal to Singapore and conveniently located 10 minutes drive away from Nagoya City, Batam.

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Sindo Ferry | Image by https://www.sindoferry.com.sg/

G. How to book Batam ferry ticket? How much is the round trip ferry ticket from Singapore to Batam?

Batam ferry ticket price vary based on ferry company, distance travelled & weekday, weekend or public holidays. There are no discounts for children (same price as adults). Click here for the BEST DEALS: 2-way round trip ferry tickets and FULL-DAY land transport at a discounted ticket price of $110.

Batam Fast_Image by https://www.batamfast.com/chartervessel/index.ashx

H. What are the Singapore-batam travel requirements?

For fully-vaccinated Singaporeans, here are the MANDATORY travel requirements:

  • 2 way ferry ticket

  • 6 months passport validity

  • Peduli Lindungi app

For COVID-19 enquiries / VISA / specific details, click here.

Batam Fast 2 | Image by https://www.batamfast.com/chartervessel/index.ashx

I. Additional information on Singapore & Batam and Tips

  • There is a 1 hour time difference between Singapore and Batam. Batam is 1h behind Singapore. E.g. When it is 3pm in Singapore, the Indonesia time is 2pm.

  • Please arrive at the departure ferry terminal 90 minutes before departure time for check-in and immigration. Don’t forget to bring your passports and ferry tickets. Collect your boarding pass after check-in.

  • Passengers who are prone to sea-sickness are encouraged to bring motion relief medicine.

  • Refund is not allowed.

  • Book early to secure the ferry date and timing you prefer.

Horizon Fast Ferry | Image by https://www.bmt.org/projects/project/1672/38m-high-speed-pax-ferry

J. Ferry to Bintan, Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Balai & Sekupang

In addition to Batam ferries, There are also ferry trips to Bintan & other parts of Indonesia. Check out the respective ferry websites for more information.

K. Where to stay in Batam Island?

Here are some of our recommendations. Our packages include 2-way ferry tickets, land transfer, accommodation & breakfast.

I Hotel Baloi

2D1N & 3D2N Packages

From $149

Harris Resort Barelang

2D1N & 3D2N Packages

From $199

Harmoni One

2D1N & 3D2N Packages

From $139


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