You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Bintan.


Ferry from Singapore to Bintan

Bintan is a short 50-minute journey from Singapore by ferry. 

You can book your ferry with Bintan Resort Ferry.


Bike transport

Your bike must travel on the same ferry as you.

You need to book a bike slot for your bike regardless of whether you pack it in a box or wheel it on the ferry in one piece.

The transport of bikes from Singapore is smooth and convenient and has been tested for many years through the various MetaSport events organised in Bintan.


Your bike will be handled with care by the ferry operator, however, we advise you to:

  • Remove all accessories and loose parts from your bike, so they will not get lost during transportation
  • Protect your bike against scratches by wrapping your frame in bubble wrap or packing your bike in a box
  • Remove your pedals


Flying into Singapore

If you plan to connect your flight arriving in Singapore with your ferry for Bintan we recommend you allow at least 3 hours connecting time.

You are advised to book a large taxi at the limousine counter at the arrival hall of Changi Airport to get to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal with your bike box. This service is available 24 hours, and costs a flat rate of SGD60. Regular taxis (at the taxi stand) are a lot cheaper, but may not be able to fit your bike box.

It is also advisable to arrange your return transfer from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Changi Airport at the same limousine counter.

If you are travelling by plane, you will need to pack your bike in a bike box.

Watch this video to learn how to pack a bike box.


Passport validity & visas

International passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Bintan, Indonesia.

A Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) for Indonesia is required for some nationalities. Please ensure that you have one full page available for the Indonesian Immigration Visa.

Please check the link below for the listed countries that are eligible for Free Visa and Visa On Arrival.

Nationalities that do not require a visa

Nationalities that can apply for a visa on arrival


Time zone change

Bintan is one hour behind Singapore! Take note when making travel arrangements.

Example SIN-BIN: Ferry departure time from Singapore is 8am – travel time is 50 mins – ferry arrival time in Bintan is 7.50am.

Example BIN-SIN: Ferry departure time from Bintan is 4.30pm – travel time is 50 mins – ferry arrival time in Singapore is 6:20pm.