Getting in to Tioman
There are currently no direct flights to Tioman. International
visitors will need to fly to Malaysia before making other
arrangements to reach the island. Options for flights reaching Kuala
Lumpur are listed below.
Australia – Direct flights via Air Asia
China – Direct flights via Air Asia, China Southern and Malaysia Airlines
Hong Kong – Direct flights via Air Asia, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines
Indonesia – Direct flights via Air Asia
Japan – Direct flights via Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines
Korea – Direct flights via Air Asia, Korean Air and Malaysia Airlines
Singapore – Direct flights via Air Asia, Firefly, Jetstar, Malaysia Airlines, Tigerair and Silk Air
Taipei – Direct flights via Air Asia
Thailand – Direct flights via Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways
United Arab Emirates – Direct flights via Emirates, Malaysia Airlines and Qantas
USA – Indirect flights via American Airlines and United
UK – Direct flights via Aer Lingus, British Airways and Malaysia Airlines
There are no domestic flight providers currently operating services to Tioman. Those looking to fly into Kuala Lumpur can do so via Air Asia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines or Malindo Air before making other arrangements to arrive at Tioman.
After arriving at Kuala Lumpur airport, further arrangements can be
made to reach Tioman Island. Kuala Lumpur airport offers five
options for transfer from the airport to city center. They include:
Taxi: US$17 and takes 50 minutes to arrive.
Limo: US$94 and takes 50 minutes to arrive.
Bus: US$3 and takes 75 minutes to arrive.
Train: US$9 and takes 30 minutes to arrive.
Shuttle: US$2 and takes 30 minutes to arrive.
Malaysia features two train lines (Main Line & Jungle Line). Visitors arriving by train will need to disembark at Kluang before boarding a bus to Mersing. The price from Kuala Lumpur is approximately US$3.70.
International visitors arriving to Malaysia via Kuala Lumpur can then
board a bus to Mersing, before reaching their final destination,
Tioman, via ferry.
Two popular service providers are Transnasional and SNS International. The trip from Kuala Lumpur takes four-five hours, departs from Terminal Bersepadu and costs around US$8 one-way. Upon arriving to Mersing’s bus terminal, visitors can reach the ferry to Tioman within 10-15 minutes.
The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing is approximately 350km and takes four to five hours. Drivers will need to head south either on AH2 or AH18 highways and can expect fuel costs to be US$23-33.
The ferry that operates on the Mersing-Tioman-Mersing route is fast, efficient, comfortable and fully air-conditioned. It takes about 1.5-2 hours to reach Tioman Island. A one-way ticket will cost approximately US$6. More information can be found at http://www.tiomanferry.com/.