Most Updated Batam Ferry Schedule 2023
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.
Batam is a perfect place to visit and explore during your holiday. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, experience various activities and savour delicious local cuisine!
Feel like Batam is a great destination for your quick getaway from Singapore? Great! If you do not know how to get to Batam and plan for the travel, no worries! We have prepared all the information for you from A to Z, especially about how to travel to Batam by ferry.
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A. Can Singaporeans travel to Batam now?
Yes. Even greater news, Singaporeans are VISA-FREE (leisure visa) because of 30 day Visa On Arrival (VOA)! Pre-departure ART test is also NOT required.
For non-Singaporeans, if you are from one of these countries, you are also NOT required to buy VOA but visa will NOT be extendable. For other countries, please refer to our picture below.
If you need VOA, you can buy physically while queueing up for immigration or you can visit E-visa Indonesia website to pay for Visa in advance. The visa costs 500,000 Rupiah (around S$44). When paying for VOA at Batam, you have to pay in cash. Travelers who have to pay VOA fee can extend their visa once.
B. What is the Cheapest & Fastest way to travel from Singapore to Batam?
Ferry is the most affordable, convenient and efficient way to reach Batam. Ferry ride to Batam duration is only from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Just seat back and enjoy your travel on the sea in air-conditioned room!
C. What are the ferry routes and ferry timings? How long does the round trip journey take?
Currently, there are 4 Batam ferry operators (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 Centre, 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, Batam Fast, Sindo Ferry
Route 2: From Harbourfront Centre (SG) to Harbour Bay (Batam)
Operator: Horizon Fast Ferry. 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, Batam Fast, Sindo Ferry
Route 4: From Tanah Merah (SG) to Nongsapura (Batam)
Operator: Batam Fast Ferry
View the attached infographic for the compiled list of Batam ferry schdules – ferry departure and last ferry to Batam.
D. Which Batam ferry terminal should I choose?
If you want to shop and travel around the city area, Batam Centre or Harbour Bay would be ideal, due to their close proximity to business and commercial districts.
Batam Centre 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.
Middle of Batam City
– commercial & business districts
Northern side of Batam
– resort area
10 minutes from Nagoya City
– commercial districts
Mega Mall Batam Center
Tua Pek Kong TempleMega Wisata Ocarina Batam
Batam Botanical GardenTering Bay Golf & Country Club
Promenade (clubs, cafes, bars)
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.
F. Which Batam Ferry Pte Ltd should I choose? Majestic Fast Ferry, Batamfast, Horizon Fast Ferry or Sindo Ferry?
Which is the best Batam ferry company? There are so many ferry options to choose from. Sindo Ferry vs Batam Fast?
Normally, we would recommend Sindo Ferry, but 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. Majestic Fast ferry schedule can be checked on their website. 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! Batam Fast ferry schedule can be checked on their website.
Sindo Ferry is the LARGEST ferry operator in Singapore. Ferry customer service & quality are definitely guaranteed! Sindo ferry schedule can be checked on their website.
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. Horizon fast ferry schedule can be checked on their website.
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).
The table below only indicated the return ticket price only. You can check the details on their respective websites. Click the names of the company to open the website.
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.
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.
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 2D1N & 3D2N Batam tour package 2023 include 2-way ferry tickets, land transfer, accommodation & breakfast.
I Hotel Baloi
Harris Hotel Batam Centre
Hotel Santika Batam Centre
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