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There are 10 ways to get from George Town to Tioman Island by car ferry, bus, ferry, train, taxi or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Car ferry, bus Cepat Express, ferry  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Butterworth to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$26 - $28

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Car ferry, train, taxi, ferry  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Butterworth to Gemas
  3. Take the train from Gemas to Bekok
  4. Take a taxi from Bekok to Tanjung Gemok Jetty
  5. Take the ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Kampung Tekek Jetty

$94 - $124

Car ferry, train, bus, ferry  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Butterworth to Bandar Tasik Selatan
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$26 - $37

Car ferry, bus Utama Ekspres, ferry  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Butterworth to Kuantan
  3. Take the bus from Kuantan to Mersing
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$28 - $31

Fly to Kuantan, bus, ferry  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Kuantan (KUA) PEN - KUA
  2. Take the bus from Kuantan to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$50 - $174

Fly to Senai, bus, ferry  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Senai (JHB) PEN - JHB
  2. Take the bus from Johor Larkin Terminal to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$39 - $120

Fly to Singapore Changi, bus, ferry  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Singapore Changi (SIN) PEN - SIN
  2. Take the bus from Bugis MRT Exit D to Mersing Jetty
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$51 - $168

Fly to Malacca, bus, ferry  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Malacca (MKZ) PEN - MKZ
  2. Take the bus from Melaka Sentral to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$51 - $287

Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train, bus, ferry  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) PEN - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to Bandar Tasik Selatan
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$34 - $90

Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, bus, ferry  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) PEN - SZB
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$36 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from George Town to Tioman Island is to car ferry and bus and ferry which costs RM 105 - RM 115 and takes 14 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from George Town to Tioman Island is to fly and bus and ferry which costs RM 160 - RM 500 and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The distance between George Town and Tioman Island is 515 km.

The best way to get from George Town to Tioman Island without a car is to car ferry and bus and ferry which takes 14 h 31 min and costs RM 105 - RM 115.

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It takes approximately 14 h 31 min to get from George Town to Tioman Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Penang Airport to Kuantan Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Firefly, Malindo Airways, AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines offer flights from Penang Airport to Kuantan Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Tioman Island. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from George Town to Penang Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs RM 1 - RM 4.

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Map of how to get from George Town to Tioman Island.
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  • Distance: 321.7 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 31 min

What companies run services between George Town, Malaysia and Tioman Island, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from George Town to Kampung Tekek. However, you can take the car ferry to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Butterworth, take the bus to Mersing, take the walk to Mersing Jetty, then take the ferry to Pulau Tioman. Alternatively, you can take the car ferry to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Butterworth, take the train to Gemas, take the train to Bekok, take the taxi to Tanjung Gemok Jetty, then take the ferry to Kampung Tekek Jetty.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Penang to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Penang to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Penang to Senai via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $120
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Senai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Penang to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $190
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $190
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Penang to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Penang to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Penang to Senai via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Penang to Senai via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $110
Flights from Penang to Malacca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $110
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $110
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Penang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $190
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Butterworth to Gemas
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $21
Platinum
$24 - $28
Train from Butterworth to Bandar Tasik Selatan
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$9 - $10
Gold
$13 - $15
Platinum
$17 - $20
KTM Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Gemas to Bekok
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Economy
$1 - $2
Superior
$2 - $4
Superior Night
$4 - $6
Premier
$4 - $5
Premier Night
$7 - $10
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to Bandar Tasik Selatan
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
Cepat Express
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
Bus from Butterworth to Mersing
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kuantan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kuantan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Johor Larkin Terminal to Mersing
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Sanwa Express
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
S&S International (M) Express
Website
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Melaka Sentral to Mersing
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Utama Ekspres
Phone
+603-7728 4789
Email
helpdesk@eticketing.my
Website
utamaexpress.com.my
Bus from Butterworth to Kuantan
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
utamaexpress.com.my
Book at
utamaexpress.com.my
Mara Liner
Website
maraliner.com.my
Bus from Terminal Sentral Kuantan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
maralinergroup.my
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Causeway Link
Website
causewaylink.com.my
Bus from Johor Larkin Terminal to Mersing
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
causewaylink.com.my
KKKL Travel & Tours
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.sg
Website
kkkl.com.sg
Bus from Bugis MRT Exit D to Mersing Jetty
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2
Blue Water Ferry
Website
tiomanferry.com
Ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
tiomanferry.com
Book at
easybook.com
Cataferry
Website
cataferry.com
Ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Kampung Tekek Jetty
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
cataferry.com
Standard Seat
$15
Premium Seat
$24
Other operators
Taxi from Bekok to Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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