There are 4 ways to get from Kuching to Tioman Island by bus, car ferry, ferry, car 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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Bus, car ferry, ferry, drive  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Kuching to Pontianak
  2. Take the car ferry from Pontianak to Kijang
  3. Take the ferry from Tanjung Pinang to Tanah Merah
  4. Drive from Tanah Merah to Mersing Jetty
  5. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$92 - $119

Cheapest option

Fly to Johor Bahru, bus, ferry  •  10 h 20 min

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

$39 - $98

2 alternative options

Fly to Singapore Changi, bus, ferry  •  9 h 15 min

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

$59 - $191

Fly to Kuantan, bus, ferry  •  12 h 1 min

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

$64 - $267

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuching and Tioman Island is 699 km.

It takes approximately 2 days 4 h to get from Kuching to Tioman Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuching Airport to Singapore Changi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Malaysia Airlines, Scoot Tigerair and AirAsia offer flights from Kuching Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Tioman Island. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kuching to Kuching Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kuching to Tioman Island.
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  • Distance: 437 miles
  • Duration: 2 days 4 h

What companies run services between Kuching, Malaysia and Tioman Island, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Kuching to Kampung Tekek. However, you can take the bus to Pontianak, take the car ferry to Kijang, take the drive to Tanjung Pinang, take the ferry to Tanah Merah, take the drive to Mersing Jetty, then take the ferry to Pulau Tioman. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kuching airport, fly to Singapore Changi, take the walk to Changi Airport, take the subway to Tanah Merah, take the subway to Bugis, take the walk to Bugis MRT Exit D, take the bus to Mersing Jetty, then take the ferry to Kampung Tekek.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuching to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Kuching to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $150
Flights from Kuching to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $150
Flights from Kuching to Johor Bahru via Sibu
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $150
Flights from Kuching to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuching to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Kuching to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Kuching to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Kuching to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Kuching to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Kuching to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Kuching to Kuantan via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuching to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Kuching to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Kuching to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Kuching to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Kuching to Kuantan via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Kuching to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Kuching to Kuantan via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Kuching to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $140
Bus operators
Salam Bumimas Express
Website
salambumimas.com
Bus from Kuching to Pontianak
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
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
$8 - $23
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Website
transnasional.com.my
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
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
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
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
Cepat Express
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
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
Ferry operators
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Pontianak to Kijang
Ave. Duration
37 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Sindo Ferry
Phone
+65 6331 4123
Email
booking@sindoferry.com.sg
Website
sindoferry.com.sg
Ferry from Tanjung Pinang to Tanah Merah
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
sindoferry.com.sg
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

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