Batam Island - Indonesia


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Batam Island or Pulau Batam is part of the Riau Province of Sumatra though it is closer to Singapore, just a 45 minute ferry ride.

Both the Airport and the Ferry ports in Batam offer Visa on Arrival.

Arriving by Plane

Batam's airport - Hang Nadim International Airport is 20 minutes away from the main town Nagoya in Batam. It is a fixed price of 90,000Rp for the taxi ride.

Departure tax

  • 30,000Rp Domestic
  • 75,000Rp International

Although named an International airport the international destinations are limited to Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru in Malaysia. Majority of the flights are internal domestic flights within Indonesia.

Airlines that fly to Batam:

Air Asia has direct flights to Batam from Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. www.airasia.com.

Mandala Air has direct flights to Padang, Medan from Batam, www.mandalaair.com

Riau Airlines has direct flights to Bintan, Jambi, Pekanbaru and Natuna Island.  www.riau-airlines.com

Sriwijaya Air has daily flights between Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya. www.sriwijayaair-online.com

Batavia Air have direct flights from Batam to Jakarta, Jogjakarta, Medan, Padang. Pekanbaru and Pontianak   www.batavia-air.co.id

Lion Air has direct flights from Batam to Jakarta and Surabaya www.lionair.co.id

Garuda Indonesia


Merpati Air have direct flights to Surabaya and Bandung www.merpati.co.id

Firefly Airline is a new Malaysian Airline with direct flights from Batam to Subang airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Last updated 24th July 2009

Batam Centre Ferry Port



Arriving by Ferry

Batam has several Ferry ports, the main ones being Batam Centre and Sekupang. There is no departure tax leaving the ferry ports in Batam.

Ferries can be caught to Batam from Singapore, Johor Baru in Malaysia, Dumai and Medan in Sumatra.

Batam to Singapore

Batam Fast have regular ferries leaving from Singapore's Harbourfront Ferry Terminal going to BatamCentre, Batam Sekepang and Batam Waterfont Ferry Terminal. They also have ferries leaving from Singapore's Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal going to Batam's Nongsapura Ferry Terminal. Prices from S$23 Adult One Way.  www.batamfast.com/schedule.html

Wavemaster www.singaporecruise.com

Batam to Johor Baru Malaysia

There are ferries every hour running between ZON Ferry Terminal in Johor Baru Malaysia and Batam. Prices are RM69 one way or RM110 return for adults and childrens prices are RM46 one way or RM69 return plus RM8 per person in taxes. For a time table of departure times check out www.zon.com.my/ferry.html



























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