There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Singapore and Batam operated by 3 ferry companies – Batam Fast Ferry, Majestic Fast Ferry & Sindo Ferry. The Tanah Merah to Batam Centre ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 1 hour.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Singapore Batam crossing between Tanah Merah and Batam Centre.
Singapore is an island country in Southeast Asia, located on the Southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.
Despite being such a small country, Singapore has developed into a major commercial hubs with one of the world’s biggest financial centres.
Many years ago, Singapore was just an unassuming fishing village, populated by an indigenous settlement. Visitors today will find a lively cosmopolitan city of high-rise buildings, landscaped gardens and precincts rich in heritage.
On top of being a great destination, Singapore is also a great hub for onward travel to neighbouring islands. Ferries depart Singapore’s two main ferry terminals at Harbourfront Centre and Tanah Merah and sail to numerous destinations in the Riau Archipelago including to Batam, Bintan and Great Karimon Island.
The majority of ferries from Singapore sail to Batam, just twenty kilometres across the Singapore Strait with a choice of five destination ports dotted across Batam Island’s northern coast. Ferries are comfortable, fast and operate daily, all year round. Ferries to Batam depart from the Habourfront centre ferry terminal.
For those travelling to Bintan, ferries depart from Tanah Merah ferry terminal and sail to Bandar Bentan Telani in the north of the Island and Tanjung Pinang in the south west. The Bintan crossing takes around an hour and there are numerous sailings offered throughout the day, year round.
The bustling island of Batam can be found in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia.
Years of hectic development followed Batam’s designation as an industrial free trade zone and whilst the island has become more crowded, it provides the perfect mix of business and leisure.
Batam is now the third busiest entry point into Indonesia, after Bali and Jakarta. Due to its proximity to Singapore, numerous top class hotels and resorts, golf courses and tax free shopping malls, Batam has become a popular destination for local residents and international tourists alike.
High speed and year round ferries sail to Batam Island from Singapore’s Harbourfront centre ferry terminal, which is around twelve miles away across the Strait of Singapore. In general the ferries are purpose built modern passenger only crafts with a choice of standard or business class seating on offer.
The ferry terminals at Batam Centre and Sekupang are where the majority of ferries come in to, Harbour Bay terminal is generally the destination for passengers for Nagoya, the islands business centre, while the terminals at Waterfront City and Nongsa are mainly used by tourists bound for Batam’s resorts.