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sibingai

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Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
« on: 03 Feb 17, 14:38 »
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  • Hi there. Anyone can advise me how to get to Tioman by bus??(public)
    A return trip from Singapore. I seldom/never see any coach around there unless those chartered ones.

    trekdive

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    Re: Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
    « Reply #1 on: 03 Feb 17, 23:57 »
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  • I used to(before yr2000) take bus to Larkin bus terminal(SBS 170) and change bus(Transnational and some others) to Mersing.
    I notice some of the bus to Kuantan do stop drop/pick passages at Mersing, can try that. But note the roundabout and jetty can be a distance especially with dive gears.

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    Re: Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
    « Reply #2 on: 04 Feb 17, 09:59 »
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  • Ive been to mersing by bus thou(1 way from Textile ctr-Larkin- Mersing),it stopped me at the esso b4 the Jetty(deep in) but i just couldnt figure out the way back by bus(i hitch a ride bck w a friend). Where and how. Care to help.
    « Last Edit: 04 Feb 17, 10:01 by sibingai »

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    Re: Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
    « Reply #3 on: 04 Feb 17, 15:37 »
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  • Hmm, I used to boos the bus back thru "Island Connection", a company in mersing at the round about. maybe can check them out.

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    Re: Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
    « Reply #4 on: 05 Feb 17, 00:38 »
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  • Ive been to mersing by bus thou(1 way from Textile ctr-Larkin- Mersing),it stopped me at the esso b4 the Jetty(deep in) but i just couldnt figure out the way back by bus(i hitch a ride bck w a friend). Where and how. Care to help.

    Bus station opposite mersing jetty has few operators driving back to jb/Singapore. There is Transnasional bus leaving at 1:30pm on Sunday for those going for weekend trip


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    Re: Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
    « Reply #5 on: 05 Feb 17, 21:22 »
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  • Its on a booking based bus or a fix scheduled like normal coach. Thanks. :)

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    Re: Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
    « Reply #6 on: 05 Mar 17, 01:40 »
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  • I went to Tioman in August last year and took the public bus. As others have mentioned, take any bus that goes to the customs, and take a bus to Larkin bus terminal from the Malaysian customs. At Larkin, there are several bus companies that operates buses from Larkin to Mersing. You can buy the bus tickets over the counter (which I did), subject to availability. There are usually at least 1 bus leaving every 1 or 2 hour throughout the day, so if the bus is full, the most you have to wait is around 2 hours. During peak season, you might want to book the tickets in advance to be safe, in case the tickets run out, especially if you have specific timings to meet (chasing the boat timing, etc).

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    Re: Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
    « Reply #7 on: 08 Mar 17, 17:34 »
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  • Hi noted that.
    Issit a return trip?? I there a dedicated bus terminus in Mersing?? Or issit by the "roadside" thingy??
    Like i mentioned...i know how to go to Mersing by bus from Sg.. but am unsure how to go bk by bus from Mersing as i hitched a car ride with a freind,home.
    Cheers

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    Re: Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
    « Reply #8 on: 09 Mar 17, 09:16 »
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  • I bought single trips at the counter each time. But I believe they should sell return tickets as well. I would recommend single trip tickets if the timing is tight as the Mersing ferry may not be on time. If the bus if full, there is always another bus not too long later. There is a proper bus terminal with a food court attached. The terminal is about 10-15 mins walk from the jetty.

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    Re: Bus to Tioman(to&fro)
    « Reply #9 on: 09 Mar 17, 12:09 »
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  • There is a proper bus terminal with a food court attached. The terminal is about 10-15 mins walk from the jetty.

    The one around selling the soveiniers n tshirt right??
    But like always close lei...especially during the normal return trip on Sunday?
    Or is it only open during office hours only?? ie; Mon-Fri.
    Care to advise again?? TIA.