You will probably land at the Senai International Airport because it is the nearest airport to these islands.
So today, I’m going to share with you the most comfortable and convenient way from Senai Airport to Mersing Jetty– the place where you can catch a ferry to the islands.
Besides, I’ve added some of the best restaurants as well as the accommodations choices in town in case you missed the ferry too.
Let’s scroll down to know how to get there!
How To Get To Mersing Jetty From Senai Airport
A trip from Senai Airport to Mersing Jetty is approximately 2 hours. Among all the travel options, we highly recommend you hiring a private taxi.
1. Private Taxi From Senai Airport To Mersing Jetty Malaysia
At the Senai Airport, we’ve seen people become frustrated waiting for public transport and the hassle of carrying luggage with them. Hiring a private taxi is way more convenient. You will be relieved knowing that there is a comfortable car waiting to pick you up to Mersing Jetty right after you land.
SGMYTAXI private car company can make the most pleasant trip happen. Being the leading private car company in both Malaysia and Singapore, the company is famed for its quality and professional private car services. A ride with them could be one of the best decisions you made for your vacation.
Why Choose SGMYTAXI Private Car:
- Only SGMYTAXI Private Car services bring you directly from Senai Airport to Mersing Jetty.
- This direct transfer service saves a lot of travel time so that you can reach Mersing Jetty on time.
- SGMYTAXI offers comfortable and well-maintained fleets like Toyota Innova, Toyota Alphard and Hyundai Starex.
- The fully air-conditioned fleets have comfortable seats for you to relax throughout the journey.
- Since the car can accommodate up to 10 passengers, you save more if you travel with more people. Sometimes it’s even cheaper than taking public transport.
- You can book in advance so that you don’t need to worry about your transport to Mersing Jetty after you land at Senai Airport.
How to Book:
The booking process is very simple. After checking the price, all you need to do is filling the booking form and they will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have any enquiry, don’t hesitate to contact them as well. Refer here for detailed booking procedure too.
After all, the private car services from SGMYTAXI are one of the best in town. If you are curious about what their customers are saying, there is a testimonial page for you to refer.
Also read: Singapore To Senai Airport Taxi
You might wonder, why do we need to go to Mersing Jetty? Why there are so many travellers heading there and what’s so special about this jetty? Now we tell you why.
To tell you the truth, there are not many things to do in Mersing town.
But if you have heard of Tioman Island, Rawa Island, Besar Island or any other islands located off the southeast coast of Malaysia, Mersing Jetty is the one and only way to get to these beautiful islands.
This is the only reason why people come here – to take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to these tropical islands for holidays or vacation.
If you want to catch the earliest ferry, you can travel here a night before and stay at the hotel in town. Besides, the place also offers several delightful cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy your meals while waiting for the ferry to depart.
Mersing Jetty To Tioman Island Ferry Schedule
For those who want to go to Tioman Island, you can purchase the ferry tickets at the counter of Mersing Jetty. The frequency of the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island is relatively low and the departure time varies every day as well.
Also read: Batam To Johor Bahru Ferry (The Most Complete Tutorial!)
So, here’s the ferry schedule from Mersing to Tioman Island. You can use it to plan your day effectively. Take note that the schedule might change based on the weather and tidal condition of the day.
5 Best Food Near Mersing Jetty
1. Loke Tien Yuen Restaurant (乐天园酒家)
If you want to enjoy Chinese cuisines near the Mersing Jetty, Loke Tien Yuen Restaurant is highly recommended. Clean, well-maintained and offers local Cantonese cuisines in the 1960s feel.
Their steamed grouper is excellent in taste even though it looks just a simple dish. Using only a little sauce, it brings out the natural sweetness of a fish and the snowy white fish is so juicy and tender.
Besides, customers enjoy having their “kolouyok” too. This sweet and sour pork dish has the right taste where the sauce was not overly sweet and sour. Other tasty dishes here include fried squid and pork ribs in bean paste.
2. Al-Hamid Mersing
In the hot day, enjoy local’s favourite cool dessert – cendol at Al-Hamid to beat the sweltering heat.
Just like a typical bowl of cendol, the cendol here comes with fresh coconut milk, boiled red beans, green pandan “worms” and palm sugar served together with the shaved ice. Best of all, it is not too sweet so you really can have bowl after bowl. You can take away the cendol too.
Besides cendol, try out their pasembur aka Indian rojak that serves you crunchy vegetables slathered under the spicy sauce. Or, you can have their roti canai or chapatti which has a much bigger portion.
3. Mersing Seafood Restaurant (乐园海鲜酒家)
Mersing Seafood Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Mersing town. For just kind seafood, be it squids, prawns, or scallops, they can cook in a various way to meet your satisfaction. Alcohol is served here too.
Also read: 11 Top Seafood Restaurants in Johor Bahru
Some people said the food prices here are too high. But I would say it’s just worth the money. If you dine here, you really have to order their signature dish – salted egg fried squid. The golden dish looks very delightful and the combination of the salted egg and fried squid is right to the taste.
Other highlight dishes include the stir-fried scallop and steamed garoupa fish. You can order in different portions, according to your group of people.
4. Restoran Ee Lo (一而海鲜烧腊饭店)
Another Chinese restaurant that serves exceptional seafood and veggies – Restoran Ee Lo – is a great place where you can enjoy lunch before catching the afternoon ferry to nearby islands. Food price here is much cheaper as well.
For seafood, they have prawns, squids, crabs and fishes that come with different styles of cooking such as stir-fried and steamed.The dish is cooked with different sauces like oyster sauce, black pepper sauce and chilli sauce too. Secretly tell you, they serve the best drunken prawns in town.
If your group prefer eating separately, the restaurant also serves fried rice and fried noodles like Yong Chew Fried Ric and Hong Kong Style Fried Noodle. You can have Hainanese Chicken Rice here too.
5. 71 Seventy One Coffee & Cafe
From coffees, locals favourite to western cuisines, Seventy One has it all. Despite comes with big portion, the food price is very reasonable and affordable. Whether you want to enjoy an afternoon tea or a decent western dinner, this café which offers a cosy atmosphere is highly recommended.
Locals delicacies like Kungfu Kueh Teow and Salted Fish Fried Rice are available. If you prefer western food, they have spaghetti and chicken chops that comes with different sauces such as cheese sauce, teriyaki sauce, Napoli sauce and pesto sauce.
Also read: 13 Best Cafe In Johor Bahru That Are Worth Travelling For
Offering a wide selection of juices, smoothies, milkshakes and coffees, they also serve desserts like ice-cream. You can also order snacks or cakes to complement your meal.
2 Best Homestay Near Mersing Jetty
1. Double K Riverside Hostel Mersing
Double K Riverside Hotel is a comfortable hostel designed for the budget traveller. Rooms offered to include 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room, 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room, 4-Bed Mix Dormitory Room and Budget Double Room. The double room has a king-sized bed while the dormitory room offers bunk beds.
Also read: 15 Best Homestay In Johor Bahru
Price Starting From:
RM25 @ SGD$8 (include hotel tax & service fee)
Double K Riverside Hostel Highlight:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioned room
- Lockers provided in the room
Good To Know:
- The hostel is merely 5-minute walk to the Mersing Jetty and Mersing Bus Terminal.
- Free breakfast and drinking water are provided for every guest.
- There is no private bathroom. You need to share with other guests.
2. Inari Hostel & Guesthouse
Aim at providing a comfortable place to ensure good night rest, Inari Hostel & Guesthouse offers inexpensive male and female dormitory rooms with 10 beds in each room. Each guest has a spacious personal locker and a personal power plug socket in the room.
Price Starting From:
RM39 @ SGD$13 (include hotel tax & service fee)
Inari Hostel & Guesthouse Highlight:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Coffee & tea making facilities
- Ironing facility
Good To Know:
- Free breakfast is provided for every guest.
- You need to share the bathroom with other guests.
- The hostel is around 10 minutes’ walking distance to Mersing Jetty and Mersing Bus T
- There is a common area where guests can meet new friends from different places.
- Refundable deposit of RM50 is required upon check in.