Blessed with sublime shores, azure waters, and verdant greenery, Bintan is the largest island of the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia with much to offer; here are some of the ways to get there.
Ferry from Singapore
From Singapore, you can catch a ferry from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bintan’s Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal; it’s a 60-minute journey time via a high-speed catamaran ferry. Once you reach your destination, you can look to get a taxi to your accommodation provider; properties like The Residence Bintan even offer complimentary ferry terminal and airport shared transfers that add to the convenience.
From Singapore’s Changi Airport
Those arriving at the Changi Airport in Singapore and looking to get to their Bintan beach resort can catch a taxi for a 15-minute drive to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and proceed from there. Alternatively, one can make use of the shuttle bus service that offers two-way transfers from the airport’s Terminal 1 and Terminal 4 to the ferry terminal. A third option is to take the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) train service from Changi Airport to the Tanah Merah MRT Station; from there, catch SBS Transit Bus Service 35 (Bus Stop 85091) to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.
Arriving from Indonesia
Travellers in Indonesia have domestic flight options that can be used to reach Bintan’s Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport which provides an easy entry point. You can also consider domestic ferry services from destinations such as Batam via its Punggur Ferry Terminal to the Sri Bintan Pura Ferry Terminal in the capital, Tanjung Pinang; you also get connections to Tanjung Uban’s Domestic Speedboat Ferry Terminal and Domestic Roro Ferry Terminal.
Using a Private Yacht
There’s also a possibility for one to reach Bintan by private yacht from local or international waters, with short and long-term berthing options on offer at the Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal; water and electrical hookups are available though you should check ahead about the availability of births. Keep in mind you will have to undergo immigration clearance and customs at the ferry terminal.