A Quick Guide to the 5 Ferry Ports of Batam, Indonesia

 A Quick Guide to the 5 Ferry Ports of Batam, Indonesia



With numerous ports, it can be hard to choose the ferry you should ride on the way to your hotel in Batam, Indonesia from Singapore or Malaysia and vice versa. Whether New Port Residences  you’re a business traveler pressed for time or a tourist wanting to unwind, you’d want to select an arrival and departure point that’s not too far from your hotel. To help you select the best ferry and port for your journey, here’s a quick guide to Batam’s 5 main ports.

Batam Center Seaport
This busy seaport has the most frequent ferry connections to Singapore and Johor Bahru in Malaysia. However, ferries from this port take the longest route from Batam to Singapore, which takes approximately one hour to complete. Located near the Mega Mall Shopping Center, the Batam Center Seaport is one of the best choices for residents in the area and for those who need to go to a government office. It is 15 to 20 minutes from Nagoya and 30 minutes from the airport. Operated by Batam Fast/Penguin, the port is open from 7 am to 10 pm and has stores that sell snacks and drinks. A big, secure parking area for cars and motorbikes is also available for ferry passengers, with an option for overnight parking.

Sekupang Seaport
The Sekupang Seaport is popular for being the jump-off point for the fastest ferries from Batam to Singapore – ferries departing from this point take the shortest route when going to Harborfront. It is also the major port for ferries going to domestic destinations like the Sumatran mainland and the Karimun Islands. Commonly used by golfers en route to Batam Hills, Inda Puri, and South Links golf courses, it is operated by Batam Fast/Penguin. Open from 7 am to 7 pm, this seaport is 45 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from Nagoya. Parking for cars and motorbikes is also available.

Harbor Bay Seaport



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