How to book ferries from Malaysia to Batam

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Malaysia and Batam operated by 1 ferry company – Limbongan Maju. The Tanjung Belungkor to Batam Centre ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Malaysia Batam crossing between Tanjung Belungkor and Batam Centre.

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Ferries from Malaysia to Batam

About Malaysia:

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country split in two by the South China Sea, boasting contemporary cityscapes, tropical islands and awe-inspiring natural backdrops.

It is a diverse nation in both its cultural heritage and landscapes, so there is something for everyone. Dense rainforest occupies the eastern section of Borneo, whilst the bustling capital city of Kuala Lumpur is home to the famous Petronas Towers, which were once the tallest in the world.

George Town on the island of Penang is defined by colonial and indigenous architecture and spectacular food markets offering an eclectic mix of cuisines, rightfully earning the title of Malaysia’s gastronomic capital.

As a region with many islands, travelling by ferry in Southeast Asia is a popular way of getting around and, from Malaysia, you can sail to various international destinations including Singapore and Thailand.

About Batam:

The bustling island of Batam can be found in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia.

Years of hectic development followed Batam’s designation as an industrial free trade zone and whilst the island has become more crowded, it provides the perfect mix of business and leisure.

Batam is now the third busiest entry point into Indonesia, after Bali and Jakarta. Due to its proximity to Singapore, numerous top class hotels and resorts, golf courses and tax free shopping malls, Batam has become a popular destination for local residents and international tourists alike.

High speed and year round ferries sail to Batam Island from Singapore’s Harbourfront centre ferry terminal, which is around twelve miles away across the Strait of Singapore. In general the ferries are purpose built modern passenger only crafts with a choice of standard or business class seating on offer.

The ferry terminals at Batam Center and Sekupang are where the majority of ferries arrive, Harbour Bay terminal is generally the destination for passengers for Nagoya, the islands business center, while the terminals at Waterfront City and Nongsa are mainly used by tourists bound for Batam’s resorts.