Mersing is where you can board a ferry to Tioman Island, which has great beaches and lots of snorkelling and diving sites. The journey by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing takes under 5 hours, making Tioman Island an ideal getaway destination for people living in the big city.
Bus Times from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing
There are 5 bus services a day from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing which are available to book online.
- The journey by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing takes 4 hours 45 minutes.
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Kuala Lumpur Bus Station
Bus services from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Kampung Malaysia Raya, 47100 Kuala Lumpur.
Mersing Bus Station
Bus services from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing terminate at the Terminal Bas & Teksi Mersing, Kampung Bahagia, 86800 Mersing, Johor, Malaysia.
About Travel to Tioman Island
Tioman Island is located 47 km from Mersing. To get there you first need to go to the Jeti Penumpang Mersing, which is 1 km walking distance from the Terminal Bas & Teksi Mersing. There are normally three ferries a day from Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island, which take around 2 hours and cost 75 MYR per person. The timing of the ferry departures changes every day due to the tides, and even then the scheduled timings are rarely strictly adhered to. The best advice is to go to the ferry terminal and wait for next ferry to Tioman Island. The first ferry normally leaves sometime between 06:00 and 09:00, the second ferry between 10:00 and 15:00, and the last ferry from 14:00 to 17:00.
Measuring 20 km by 12 km, Tioman Island is one of the larger islands on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula. It is also one of the least developed. The island has quite a few small bungalow type operations, and a few more luxurious resorts, but nothing like the level of development on Langkawi. Like Langkawi, Tioman Island is a duty free zone where alcohol and tobacco are very cheap and widely available. Everything else is in short supply. The main town of Tekek as a couple of supermarkets and other than that the only place you can buy things is in restaurants, resorts and a few small local shops. What Tioman Island does have though is lots of jungle, hills, beaches and good snorkelling diving opportunities. The sea surrounding the island has suffered from coral bleaching but the water is still generally crystal clear and teeming with fish which you are very likely to see by simply snorkelling out from the beach.