Complete Guide: How To Get To Tanjung Gemok Jetty (Include Nearby Hotel, Travel Tips, Ferry Schedule ……)

How To Get To Tanjung Gemok Jetty Guide & Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman

Into the first few months of the year, after festivities come to an end or while awaiting your next break away surely you’ll be researching on your next holiday destination.

If you’re on a budget a favorable destination would be a neighboring country such as Malaysia where you can save more, thanks to the currency exchange.

Why not consider putting Tioman Island from Tanjung Gemok Jetty on your list for a fun and relaxing vacation.

Today, I’ll going to share with you the transport options from Singapore to Tanjung Gemok Jetty in Pahang, and how to head over to Tioman, as well as a few accommodation options, and a few bits of information I know you’ll find handy for your trip.

S0 keep reading for more below.

1. Tanjung Gemok Jetty (Ferry Terminal) Pahang

The town of Tanjung Gemok lies the state of Pahang and is the entrance point to the nearby duty free island of Tioman. Given the reasonable travel time of a mere 3.5 hours from Singapore to the jetty of Tanjung Gemok, it’s easy to see why the town and jetty make for a popular stop among holidaymakers.

Tanjung Gemuk Jetty Ferry Terminal Pahang

Tanjung Gemok jetty was constructed and built by 1994 and the ferry terminal houses several ticketing counters, baggage storage areas, an information counter, with a few restaurants and government offices such as the fisheries department, customs, and marine department office.

Being a point for excursions to Tioman Island, Tanjung Gemok jetty is an obvious spot to load up on supplies, rest after your journey and grab a bite while waiting for the ferries and boats, before heading into Tioman.

2. How To Get To Tanjung Gemok Jetty

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2.2 Self Driving From Singapore To Tanjung Gemok Jetty

If you’re planning to drive up to Tanjung Gemok yourself, it’s pretty straight forward to do so as well. The journey from Singapore to Tanjung Gemok jetty will take an estimated 3.5-4 hours, more or less depending on the time and season, and traffic conditions.

From Singapore you’ll want to head towards the Woodlands Causeway and head into Johor. Then use the EDL highway as to avoid Jalan Tebrau which can get you stuck in traffic. From here look out to follow directions to go by Kota Tinggi and then onto Mersing, after that you should already be seeing signs directing you to Tanjung Gemok.

Once you’ve reached Tanjung Gemok look out for sings towards the jetty. You’ll find an open air car park at the jetty where you can park, and the rate for parking here is RM10 per day.

Route: Singapore –> Johor Bahru –> Kota Tinggi –> Mersing –> Tanjung Gemok –> Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Parking Fee at Tanjung Gemok Jetty: RM10 per day
Toll Fees, click here: Singapore & Malaysia Toll Fees
Duration: 3 to 4 hours

2.3 Bus To Tanjung Gemok Jetty

Travelling by bus remains a top choice for many travellers as ticket prices are reasonable. The only thing to remember when you’re travelling by bus/coach to Tanjung Gemok is your travel schedule as after you alight the coach, you’ll want to ensure you’ve ample time for the next ferry onto Tioman island, for those making their way directly onto the island.

If you’re coming into Tanjung Gemok from other states of Malaysia however, you can still opt to take the coach and we’ll list some options below for your planning convenience.

Also read: How To Get To Tioman Island From Singapore

2.3.1 Coach From Singapore To Tanjung Gemok Jetty & Return

By far one of the popular options is to travel from Singapore to Tanjung Gemok is by coach. Coach services offer a cheaper alternative from Singapore to Tanjung Gemok Jetty if you travel in couples or alone.

It is budget friendly and there are 3 operators that schedule coaches to Tanjung Gemok up from Singapore. Travelling time does not differ much and you should reach your destination within 4 hours from leaving Singapore.

Whichever coach below takes your pick, it’s advisable to arrive at the departure stop at least 30 minutes before the departure. Coaches are scheduled to depart early morning, but you can get your beauty sleep once you’re aboard.

The return trips from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Singapore for the coaches are 4:00pm, largely for travelers to make their way back from Tioman island. Do be at the coach stop, near the jetty and be ready at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

(i) Discovery Tours & Travel
Ticket Price From Singapore To Tanjung Gemok Jetty: SGD$25/person
Ticket Price From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Singapore: SGD$25/person
Departure Point: Singapore Flyers
Departure Time: 6:30am
Return Point: Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Return Time: 4:00pm
Duration: 4 hours

(ii) WTS Travel
Ticket Price From Singapore To Tanjung Gemok Jetty: $30 – $35/person
Ticket Price From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Singapore: $20 – $25/person
Departure Point: Singapore Flyers
Departure Time: 6:30am
Return Point: Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Return Time: 4:00pm
Duration: 4 hours

(iii) The One Travel & Tours
Ticket Price From Singapore To Tanjung Gemok Jetty: $36.50/person
Ticket Price From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Singapore: $36.50/person
Departure Point: Golden Mile Complex / Boon Lay
Departure Time: 06:15am (Golden Mile Complex) / 06:45am (Boon Lay)
Return Point: Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Return Time: 4:00pm
Duration: 4 hours

Also read: Private Car From Singapore To Mersing Jetty

2.3.2 Bus From Johor Bahru To Tanjung Gemok Jetty & Return

If you want to take bus to Tanjung Gemok Jetty from Johor Bahru, unfortunately, there is no direct bus service from Johor Bahru to Tanjung Gemok Jetty.

Step 1: Bus From Johor Bahru To Mersing Bus Terminal

Once you’ve arrived in Larkin Bus Terminal, you need to purchase bus tickets from JB Larkin Terminal Bus to Mersing.

You can either purchase tickets over the counter at JB Larkin Terminal or purchase the ticket via online as stated below. This next leg of your journey is an estimated two hours with tickets ranging from SGD$4.50 to SGD$6.30 (RM12.70 to RM18) per way.

1.) http://www.easybook.com
2.) http://www.busonlineticket.com

Here’s a full list of the timings:

  • Bus from JB Larkin Terminal Bus to Mersing: 8:00am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:30pm and 11:00pm.
  • Bus from Mersing to JB Lakin Terminal Bus: 7:45am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm and 5:30pm.

Bus Operators Running Between Larkin Bus Terminal & Mersing:

  • S&S International (M) Express
  • Transnasional
  • Plusliner
  • Causeway Link Express

Step 2: Take Taxi From Mersing Bus Terminal To Tanjung Gemok Jetty

After you reach the Mersing Bus Terminal, you need to take taxi from bus terminal to Tanjung Gemok Jetty. Hop on a taxi to Tanjung Gemok Jetty from Mersing Bus Terminal, with the trip costing you around RM50 per taxi per trip and should take about 30-40 minutes.

Also read: Singapore To Mersing Jetty Guide

2.3.3 Bus From Kuala Lumpur To Tanjung Gemok Jetty & Return

If you’re coming from Kuala Lumpur, you need to take the bus from Kuala Lumpur (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, also called TBS) to Mersing Bus Terminal.

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Gemok Jetty too but the buses will passby Tg Gemok Jetty. Therefore, remember to inform drivers in advanced for alighting at this jetty.

You have a choice of 3 bus operators that serve the route of Kuala Lumpur to Mersing, namely:

  • Transnasional Bus
  • Sepakat Liner Bus
  • S&S International Express Bus.

The journey may take you about 6 hours to reach Tg Gemok Jetty. It’s best to take an overnight bus that departs from TBS to reach the jetty before 8:00am. Bus from Kuala Lumpur frequently depart for Mersing and passby Tg. Gemok Jetty with up to 10 trips daily.

You can purchase tickets over the counter at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, TBS or purchase the ticket via online as stated below. Tickets start from RM32 onwards depending on the date you travel and the operator of choice. The bus ticket price for one way is around SGD$12 to SGD$15 (RM32.00 to RM41.50).

1.) http://www.easybook.com
2.) http://www.busonlineticket.com
3.) http://tbsbts.com.my

Here’s a full list of the timings:

  • Bus from Terminal Besepadu Selatan (Kuala Lumpur) to Mersing: 9:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:45pm, 7:50pm, 9:30pm, 11:30pm and 11:45pm.
  • Bus from Mersing to Terminal Besepadu Selatan (Kuala Lumpur): 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 10:00pm.
2.3.4 Bus From Kuantan (Pahang) To Tanjung Gemok Jetty & Return

If you’re coming from Kuantan, Pahang, make you way to Terminal Sentral Kuantan and take the bus to Mersing as all intercity buses depart from here.

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus from Kuantan to Tanjung Gemok Jetty but the buses will passby Tanjung Gemok Jetty before proceed to Mersing in Johor. Don’t forget to request to alight at Tanjung Gemok Jetty.

Check with your coach operator on the exact time of departure for your trip back, and you may want to purchase a return ticket instead of a single journey for ease of transfer later on.

You have a choice of 3 bus operators that serve the route of Kuantan, Pahang to Mersing, namely:

  • Transnasional Bus
  • Plusliner Bus
  • Cepat & Cekap Express Bus.

You can purchase tickets over the counter at Terminal Sentral Kuantan or purchase the ticket via online as stated below. The bus ticket price for one way is around RM18.

1.) http://www.easybook.com
2.) http://www.busonlineticket.com

Here’s a full list of the timings:

  • Bus from Terminal Sentral Kuantan to Mersing: 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 10:30pm and 11:45pm.
  • Bus from Mersing to Terminal Sentral Kuantan: 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 9:00pm and 9:30pm.

 

3. Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Island

Tanjung Gemok Jetty is another way to go to Tioman Island by ferry if you missed the ferry at Mersing Jetty (also called Jeti Penumpang).

Whether you’re in Tanjung Gemok for a stopover or a short stay, a quick visit to the nearby island of Tioman will definitely be on your mind.

And it’s hard to resist as the island remains a popular island to visit as it offers a range of activities from top notch scuba diving, to great beaches and the island is duty free.

Below I’ll break down for you how to navigate your way into the island by the ferries that depart from Tanjung Gemok.

3.1 How To Book Ferry Ticket From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Island

Travelers may purchase tickets over the counter at jetty or make online purchases. Advanced bookings and purchases online are recommended as counter purchases are on a first come first serve basis and counter purchases do not accept foreign currencies.

Total ferry travelling time is 1.5-2 hours to the jetties in Tioman Island which you are alighting. The ferry will transfer you from Tg. Gemok Jetty tot Tekek, Kg. Genting, Kg. Paya, Kg. Air Batang and Kg. Salang. All of these jetties located in Tioman Island.

Ticket Counter At Tanjung Gemok Ferry Terminal

Option 1: Purchase Ferry Ticket From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman At The Counter

Go directly towards the counter at Tanjung Gemok Jetty. You should easily spot the ferry ticket counter. Transactions at the ticket ferry counter are in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).

Tip: If you’re staying one night in Tanjung Gemok do purchase your ticket when you arrive at Tanjung Gemok for next day departure.

Option 2: Purchase Ferry Ticket From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Via Online

Online purchases are recommended for advanced ferry bookings and purchases. Here’s some online purchase link:

1.) http://www.easybook.com/en-my/ferry
2.) http://booking.discoverytours.com.sg /ticketindex.html

This method is fast, easy, secure and convenient especially during peak season. This is by far the most popular option for travellers.

Option 3: Purchase Ferry Ticket From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman By Tour Packages

Often, when you’re planning to head to Tioman from Singapore by coach, you may likely get asked by the ticketing officer if you’d like to purchase ferry tickets meaning coach and ferry transfers will be sold you as a combo.

Do check with your respective coach operator on the combo ticket total package price.

3.2 Ferry From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Island

The main and only public ferry from Tanjung Gemok to Tioman is operated by Bluewater Express ferry. Some travellers do prefer taking the ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty over Mersing Jetty as the journey isn’t as affected by local weather conditions and tide patters as compared to Mersing Jetty.

The journey typically takes 2 hours and is depend on which jetty of Tioman you’re alighting. Also, remember the beach you want to head to in Tioman as you don’t want to miss your stop.

3.3 Ferry Ticket Price To Tioman Island From Tanjung Gemok Jetty

From Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island, the ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: RM35 per person (1 way) or RM70 per person (2 way return)
Child: RM30 per person (1 way) or RM60 per person (2 way return)

Do consider peak season, local holidays and weather seasons as all these factors will affect your travel time and ticket availability. Do make your booking in advanced via online especially if you’re travelling during busy periods.

Purchase Ferry Ticket Counter At Tanjung Gemok Ferry Terminal

3.4 Tanjung Gemok Ferry Schedule 2017

Planning ahead makes it easier when you’ve peace of mind that you’re aware of important details of your journey.

From Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island and vice versa, there is several ferry per day per route so do ensure you’ve planned accordingly. If you looking for Tioman Ferry schedule depart from Tanjung Gemok Jetty, click here: Tioman Ferry Schedule.

3.5 Operation Time For Tanjung Gemok Jetty

Tanjung Gemok jetty operates throughout the year, except during the monsoon season as the weather and tidal conditions make it unfavorable for ferries and boat to cross over this route.

The peak season is typically from February until November every year. Visitors who are travelling to Tioman close to monsoon season can still make their way to Tioman departing from Mersing Jetty instead.

4. Bus Terminal Near To Tanjung Gemok Jetty

If you coming from Kuantan or Kuala Lumpur and heading to Tanjung Gemok Jetty by coach or bus, you need to inform the bus driver that you are getting down at Tanjung Gemok Jetty as buses will likely pass Tanjung Gemok Jetty on their way to Mersing and Mersing Jetty.

If you coming from Johor Bahru by bus, it’s common for you to get down at Mersing and make the way to Tanjung Gemok Jetty by taxi.

Do note that there is no actual bus stop at Tanjung Gemok or Tanjung Gemok jetty, when you are informing the driver please do let him know you want to alight at Tanjung Gemok jetty.

 

5. Marine Park and Johor National Park Fee For Tg Gemok Jetty

If you’re buying ferry tickets at the counters in the jetty you’ll likely be directed to another counter to purchase a Marine Park Fee.

It’s a one-time payment per person per entry into Tioman Island and the funds collected go towards the preservation and conservation of the Marine Park and sea life in Tioman.

Marine Park Counter At Tanjung Gemuk Ferry Terminal

Marine Park Fee
Malaysian: RM5/Adult per entry; RM2/Child (below 18 years old)
Non-Malaysian: RM30/Adult per entry; RM15/Child (below 18 years old)

Johor National Park Fee
RM5 per adult per entry
RM3 per child (below 18 years old)

Important: You no need to pay the Johor National Park fee if you take ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island. If you depart at Mersing Jetty, then you need to pay Johor National Park fee.

 

6. Useful Travel Tips & Info For Travellers Before Getting To Tanjung Gemok Jetty

  • Do allow for ample travel and/ or transit time when planning your itinerary
  • Always check and double check the time you plan to travel and plan accordingly noting local Malaysia and Singapore school holidays and festivities
  • Remember the season, weather conditions all affect ferry transfer times
  • Visit during July-August for drier weather
  • Try to book and purchase coach and ferry tickets in advance
  • Bring a sweater or cardigan with you if you’re travelling on the coach on an early morning departure as the air-conditioning gets quite cold
  • Take coconut oil with you to protect your skin, if you plan to chill at the beach as some beaches have sand flies. Do check with your hotel if the nearby beach has them

 

7. Hotel Near Tanjung Gemok Jetty

Spending a night in Tanjung Gemok? There are plenty of hotels and resorts you can check into nearby the jetty so you don’t have to rush for the ferry and can take your time and depart for Tioman at your convenience.

However, do bear in mind the ferry transfer times from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman so you don’t miss that either!

After reaching your destination of Tanjung Gemok, perhaps you plan to spend a day or two exploring or if you find yourself having to board for the night before catching the ferry in the morning, fret not as there are hotels located not too far from the jetty. Check them out below.

7.1 Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Rompin

Hotel Seri Malaysia is located in the town of Rompin and quite close to the jetty, being a mere 5 minute drive of 1.8 kilometers away. The hotel is a 3 star hotel with total of 95 rooms and equipped with all the standard amenities for a comfortable stay.

Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Rompin

Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Rompin Room

Star:
3 Star

Recommended For:

Families, groups, couples

Starting From:

RM120 / SGD$39

Hotel Highlights:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Kids playground
  • Garden
  • Karaoke room
  • Diving programs and snorkeling activities
  • Fishing activities

Good To Know:

  • Ground floor rooms for easy pool access
  • Request for high floors for less noise
  • Lower floor rooms preferable for some guests as the hotel has no lift
Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Rompin
Address: Kampung Tanjung Gemok, 26820 Kuala Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia.
Phone:  +609-413 2723
Email: info@hsmrompin.serimalaysia.com.my

 

7.2 Rompin Beach Resort

Rompin Beach Resort is located some 20 minutes away from Tanjung Gemok Jetty. It is a 3 star property located next to the beach, perfect if you’re not in a hurry and have an open schedule.

Totaling 112 rooms this property meets all modern accommodation standards which make for a pleasant stay while you’re out and about in Rompin.

Rompin Beach Resort Room View

Star:
3 Star

Recommended For:

Families, groups, couples

Starting From:

RM154 / SGD$50 (include tax)

Hotel Highlights:

  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Camp fire area
  • Fishing activities
  • Game room including darts and board games
  • Outdoor pool

Good To Know:

  • Deluxe rooms more modern interiors
  • Chalet for more space
  • Higher floors for sea views
  • Ground floor for pool access
  • Chalet for direct beach access
Rompin Beach Resort
Address: 340, Jalan Pantai Hiburan, Kampung Pulau Lang, 26800 Kuala Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia.
Phone:  +609-414 3333

 

7.3 Endau Beach Resort

Endau Beach Resort is a 25 minute drive or 20km from Tanjong Gemok Jetty. This beach resort is ideal for guests looking for some quiet time to unwind as it’s by the beach and away from the hustle and bustle of the busy jetty and town area. Check your rooms’ view by calling ahead and book those facing the sea for an unbeatable morning view.

Endau Beach Resort

Star:
Unrated

Recommended For:

Families, groups, couples

Starting From:

RM150 / SGD$ 48

Hotel Highlights:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Family room
  • Café

Good To Know:

  • Check ahead for your rooms’ view
  • Check chalet location some rooms accessible via stairs and maybe steep
  • Ensure you have some essentials as property is away from convenience stores etc
Endau Beach Resort
Address: Lot 321, Pantai Pasir Lanun, Kampung Penyabong, Endau, 86900 Mersing, Johor, Malaysia.
Phone: +607-794 2611

 

8. Travel Map To Tanjung Gemok Jetty

Need to check your bearings? A map is always handy to see your travel route overview and direction of your travels from Singapore to Tanjung Gemok.

Singapore To Tanjung Gemok Jetty Map

Ferry To Tioman Island Route Map

With our quick how-to, we hope you’ve the information you need to start planning your next trip to Tioman Island from Tanjung Gemok Jetty.

It’s easy once you’ve figured out your mode of transportation, your total travelling time and vacation days and of course not forgetting your budget.

The biggest factor in travelling to Tanjung Gemok onto Tioman is definitely the time factor and scheduling of the coaches and ferries. Anywhere, with SGMYTAXI private car services between Singapore and Tanjung Gemok, you’re now hassle free.

Secondly, to bear in mind is the time of the year you plan to travel and whether it coincides with any Malaysia or Singapore school holidays, festivities or public holidays.

These are the times when it’s most popular and advanced booking are strongly recommended for hotels, modes of transport and transfers. Otherwise you’re good to go, we’re sure you’ll have a blast!

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