How to Reach Batam Island - The Easiest Way to Reach Batam Island


Travel to Batam:

By Air: Pulau Batam’s airport: The Hang Nadim International Airport (BTH) serves domestic flights from Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Pekanbaru, Jambi, Palembang, Pontianak, Yogyakarta and Bandung.

There are also few international flights from Singapore- Kuala Lumpur to Batam. 

By Boat: The main ports on Batam are Batam Centre, Sekupang, Waterfront City, Nongsapura and Telaga Punggur. There are frequent and regular ferry services from Singapore, Malaysia, Pulau Bintan, Sumatra and other Riau islands.


Transport in Batam:

By Taxi: Plenty of taxis are available. Negotiate the prices before getting in. Ensure the meters are working.

By Minibus: Also called s Metro trans, they operate on fixed routes  between Jodoh and Telaga Punggur.

By Bus: The recently launched Bus pilot project is now available to get around the major parts of the city. Hotels and resorts also run their own shuttle buses for tourists.

By Car: The most expensive way to get around, hotels arrange the car and driver for the tourists. Self-drive is not available.

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Modes of Transportation in Batam Island

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Batam Island. The most preferred mode of transport in Batam Island is Car.

Average distance: 4.63 km Average time: 14.75 min

  • Car 50%
    Driving 20 min Overall average time for 6.5 kms 20 min
  • Motorbike 25%
    Motorbike 14 min Overall average time for 5 kms 14 min
  • Walking 25%
    Walking 5 min Overall average time for 0.5 kms 5 min

How to Reach Batam Island from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Singapore to Batam Island 24.78 km 24 mins
Skudai to Batam Island 42.44 km 42 mins
Kuala lumpur to Batam Island 265.56 km 4 hours 25 mins
Jakarta to Batam Island 376.1 km 6 hours 16 mins
Bangkok to Batam Island 489.38 km 8 hours 9 mins
Kuching to Batam Island 701.92 km 11 hours 41 mins
Colombo to Batam Island 2678.82 km 44 hours 38 mins
Seoul to Batam Island 2983.44 km 49 hours 43 mins
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