How to get to Mersing from Johor Bahru?
Johor is located in the southern part of peninsular Malaysia. This state nestled Mersing where we can connect to the famous Pulau Tioman that is popular for island hopping, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and other water activities.
Mersing in Johor is also one of the most visited destinations by Singaporeans including other local and international tourists in Johor Bahru since it is very close to access via the Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru from Woodland Checkpoint (First Link).
Here are the recommended travel guides for you to connect to Mersing to get to the Ferry Terminal.
There are many ways how to get to Mersing. This would be through private hire or chartering services but if you are just traveling here to get to the Ferry terminal, it is highly recommended for you to take public bus services. It’s more economical.
Here are the tips:
Step 1: Buy your ticket at the Larkin Bus Terminal Ticketing kiosks by selecting the Causeway Link Bus service from Johor Bahru to Mersing. You can also buy Causeway Link Bus Tickets online to skip the queue.
Step 2: After paying your fare, you need to get the receipt from the ticketing kiosk and present it to the boarding pass counter to exchange it into boarding pass (Counter 14). If you have bought your ticket online, you can skip step one and change your e-ticket to boarding pass at the boarding pass counter.
Step 3: Proceed at Gate No. 5-14 and show your boarding pass for barcode scanning before you are allowed to get inside the boarding area.
Step 4: Proceed to Platform No.17 at least 15 minutes before bus departure time. Wait for the bus to arrive at the designated platform.
Step 5: Show your ticket to the bus driver before boarding the bus. The bus has a spacious compartment for you to put in your luggage.
Step 6: Enjoy the ride.
For an easy guide, you can also refer to this video:
About The Bus Service:
This Causeway Link express bus services for this route is only traveling to Mersing for two round trips:
|JB To Mersing||Mersing To Johor Bahru|
|7:15 AM||10:30 AM|
|1:20 PM||4:30 PM|
With Causeway Link bus services, the estimated traveling time is about 2-hour ride depending on the road condition. The facilities inside the bus include good air conditioning facilities, luggage compartment and reclining chairs for a comfortable bus ride.
USB Port is also available underneath each of the bus seats to help passengers charge their gadgets while on the bus.
As of November 2019, this bus service has been permitted to drop off and pick up passengers in front of the doorstep of the Jetty Terminal entrance gate in Mersing going to the islands. The bus route will start from the Larkin bus terminal then it will drop off passengers at the Jetty terminal main entrance before ti goes to the Mersing bus terminal to wait for its next trip going back to Larkin Bus Terminal.
When going back to Larkin bus terminal, the bus will pick up passengers at the Jetty terminal main entrance for a few minutes after taking off a trip from the Mersing bus terminal before it goes directly to Larkin Bus Terminal.
For the other terms and conditions of Causeway Link Express Bus Services, please refer HERE. To book your ticket, just click HERE.
You can also take this bus service by connecting to Singapore. The drop off point will at the Larkin Bus terminal where it has a connecting bus service to other towns and cities in Malaysia and also to Singapore.
Arrival at Mersing Bus Terminal
Upon arriving at the Mersing Bus Terminal, here are the recommended steps for you to connect to the ferry services:
Step 1: Walk for about 10 minutes or approximately 400 meters away from the bus terminal. You need to use the overhead bridge to connect to the other side of the road. However, this bus service can now drop off and pick up passengers at the Jetty terminal main entrance for the convenience of all commuters.
Step 2: Proceed to the ferry ticketing counter (terminal to pay your ferry services including the required environmental fees.
Step 3: Change your purchased ferry ticket to boarding pass which you will show to the boat ticketing inspector before boarding the ferry.
Step 4: Enjoy the ride.
When coming back to Johor Bahru from Mersing, you need to walk to the bus terminal to buy the ticket at the ticketing counter inside the bus terminal selling Causeway Link Bus ticket to Johor Bahru.
However, if you purchased your ticket online, you can wait for the bus at the main entrance of the Jetty terminal.
It is highly suggested to secure your seat by buying it online before your departure date.