Pulau Tioman is a must visit island in Johor, Malaysia.

You need to transport to Tioman Jetty yourself first.

Most Tioman Resorts package does not include ferry ticket.

So you need Buy ferry ticket yourself to take public ferry from Tioman Jetty to get into Pulau Tioman.

There are 2 jetties lead to Tioman Island.

1)Mersing Jetty

2)Tanjung Gemok Jetty.

This article is a compare and contrast between Mersing Jetty and Tanjung Gemok Jetty.

Let’s see which jetty should you choose.

1. Mersing Jetty

You can take ferry at Mersing jetty to get into Tioman islands.

Mersing Jetty is also the boarding jetty to many islands in Johor, such as Pulau Besar, Pulau TinggiPulau Pemanggil and Tioman Island.

You can reach Mersing Jetty by car, bus or flight.

Read more: Best Season To Visit Tioman Island>>

Mersing Jetty Address

Harbour Centre, Mersing,

86800 Mersing, Johor

Check out Mersing Jetty Google Map>>

mersing jetty harbour center in pulau tioman island

Ferry Schedule

Mersing Jetty’s ferry schedule is different from day to day.

It is announced by authority monthly.

You will know the ferry schedule of next month by the end of current month.

Best Ferry Time

Ideal Ferry Time
To Tioman6:00 - 11:00
Depart Tioman14:00 - 17:00

The best ferry time to get into Tioman is Early Morning, eg. 6-11am.

So that you could check in before 12am.

The best ferry time to get back to jetty from Tioman Island is after 12pm, eg. 2-5pm.

Pros of Mersing Jetty

Mersing Jetty is famous and most people know it.

There are many food or sightseeing places nearby Mersing Jetty.

Mersing Jetty is 30 minutes drive distance closer to Johor and Singapore than Tanjung Gemok Jetty , and there are more ferry time choices in Mersing Jetty.

Read more: Top 8 Villages in Tioman Island>>

tioman island wooden bridge above crystal clear water in sunny day

Cons of Mersing Jetty

Because of tidal conditions change a lot within a day,even in Tioman Best Season, ferry schedule changes or delays more often in Mersing Jetty.

Facilities in Mersing Jetty are a bit old.

You need take a little walk from Mersing ticket counter to boarding spot.

There’s no awning during this little journey.

It’s uneasy when the weather is very hot or raining.

Mersing Jetty waiting hall is always crowded, especially in public holiday or peak seasons.

Read more: 3 Ways to Buy Tioman Ferry Ticket>>

2. Tanjung Gemok Jetty

Tanjung Gemok is the other jetty to reach Tioman Island.

The short form of it is T.Gemok jetty.

It is newer than Mersing Jetty.

You can reach Tanjung Gemok Jetty by car, bus or flight.

Read more: How to go Tioman Island from KL>>

pulau tioman island tanjung gemok jetty entrance hall


Kampung Tanjung Gemok,

26820 Kuala Rompin, Pahang

Learn more: T.G Gemok Jetty Google Map>>

Ferry Schedule

Tanjung Gemok Jetty’s ferry schedule is more predictable than Mersing Jetty’s.

The Ferry schedule is almost fixed in Tanjung Gemok jetty.

You will know next month’s exact ferry time at the third week of current month.

Best Ferry Time

Ideal Ferry Time
To Tioman6:00 - 11:00
Depart Tioman14:00 - 17:00

The best ferry time is same as Mersing Jetty’s.

The ideal Ferry time to get into Tioman is 6-11am;

And the ideal ferry time to get out of Tioman is 2-5pm.

two empty speedboats resting on tioman island beach side

Pros of Tanjung Gemok Jetty

Tg Gemok Jetty’s ferry time is more punctual.

Tidal conditions are good, ferry is always on time.

Ferry time almost never changes at last minute.

Not many people know Tanjung Gemok Jetty.

The waiting hall is spacious and you won’t feel crowded.

Tanjung Gemok jetty is more closed to the nearest bus stop.

You can walk to it within 5 minutes.

Jetty facilities in Tg Gemok Jetty are new.

Cons of Tanjung Gemok Jetty

Tg gemok Jetty is not as famous as Mersing Jetty.

A lot of people do not know it.

There are less choices of ferry time in Tg Gemok Jetty.

In Tioman Island High Season, there’s more ferry times in Tanjung Gemok Jetty than Low Season.

Normally there are 2-3 ferries to get into Pulau Tioman each day.

It takes about 30 minutes to travel from Mersing jetty to Tg Gemok Jetty.

Read more: Top 10 Tioman Best Resorts>>

boy in orange life jacket standing on tioman island jetty bridge watching fish in the sea


There are 30 minutes driving distance between these 2 jetties.

You can buy Tioman Ferry Tickets of Mersing Jetty and Tangjung Gemok jetty online.

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Mersing Jetty has more ferry time choices, but the schedule delay sometimes.

Tg gemok Jetty has less choice of ferry time, but ferry time is more punctual.

Ferry to Tioman will stop in different villages in Tioman to drop off guests.

You need to figure out with stop you should get off to get to your Tioman resort.

See you in Pulau Tioman!

hand holding dead white coral on tioman island beach

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Which jetty have you been to get to Tioman?

Comment us and tell us your experience!