There are 10 ways to get from George Town to Tioman Island by car ferry, train, taxi, ferry, bus 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, train, taxi, ferry  •  15 h 44 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

$83 - $143

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Car ferry, train, bus, ferry  •  15 h 22 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 Endau
  4. Take the ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Kampung Tekek Jetty

$21 - $54

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Car ferry, bus, 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

Bus, ferry  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal to Terminal Amanjaya
  2. Take the bus from Ipoh Amanjaya to Kuantan
  3. Take the bus from Kuantan to Mersing
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

Fly to Johor Bahru, bus, ferry  •  11 h 5 min

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

$39 - $120

Fly to Kuantan, bus, ferry  •  12 h 12 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

$51 - $185

Fly to Singapore, bus, ferry  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Singapore (SIN) PEN - SIN
  2. Take the bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$33 - $151

Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train, bus, ferry  •  12 h 35 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

$35 - $92

Fly to Malacca, bus, ferry  •  12 h 18 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

$52 - $288

Fly to Kuala Lumpur Subang, bus, ferry  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) PEN - SZB
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$37 - $96

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 5 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 train and taxi and ferry which takes 15 h 44 min and costs RM 340 - RM 600.

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It takes approximately 15 h 44 min to get from George Town to Tioman Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Penang Airport to Johor Bahru Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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The nearest airport to Tioman Island is Johor Bahru (JHB) Airport which is 140.5 km away. Other nearby airports include Singapore (SIN) (161.4 km) and Batam (BTH) (186.2 km).

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There are 37+ hotels available in Tioman Island. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from George Town to Penang Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 36 min and costs RM 1 - RM 5.

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Map of how to get from George Town to Tioman Island.
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  • Distance: 321.7 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 44 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 train to Gemas, take the train to Bekok, take the taxi to Tanjung Gemok Jetty, then take the ferry to Kampung Tekek Jetty. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from George Town to Kampung Tekek via Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal, Butterworth, Mersing, and Mersing Jetty in around 14 h 31 min.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Flights from Penang to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Penang to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Penang to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Penang to Singapore
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Penang to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Penang to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Flights from Penang to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Penang to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Penang to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Penang to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Penang to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur Subang 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 Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Penang to Johor Bahru via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Penang to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Penang to Singapore
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $190
Flights from Penang to Singapore via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $190
Flights from Penang to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$19 - $190
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Penang to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$29 - $110
Flights from Penang to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $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 Subang
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $110
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Penang to Singapore
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Penang to Singapore
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Penang to Singapore
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
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
intranet.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 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
intranet.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 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Economy
$1 - $2
Superior
$2 - $4
Superior Night
$4 - $6
Premier
$4 - $5
Premier Night
$8 - $11
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to Bandar Tasik Selatan
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
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
12go.asia
Bus from Kuantan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Transnasional
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Endau
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Mersing
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
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
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Express Kesatuan
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Ipoh Amanjaya to Kuantan
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
easybook.com
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Kuantan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Causeway Link
Website
causewaylink.com.my
Bus from Johor Larkin Terminal to Mersing
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
causewaylink.com.my
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
$11
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Melaka Sentral to Mersing
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
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
Cataferry
Website
cataferry.com
Ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Kampung Tekek Jetty
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $29
Schedules at
cataferry.com
Standard Seat
$4 - $16
Premium Seat
$19 - $29
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
Other operators
Taxi from Bekok to Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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