International Travel via Singapore Changi Airport

For most international travelers, the easiest and most efficient way to get to Bintan Island is via Singapore. Bintan Island is just a 50-minute ride on a high-speed catamaran ferry from Singapore.

The Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (for Bintan departures) is conveniently located just 10-minutes in a taxi from Singapore’s Changi International Airport.

A little advice: Ask for a Maxi Taxi at Changi Airport, they are big enough to fit your luggage and bike box.

Important: You must ensure you have the correct VISA and travel documents for Singapore and Indonesia.


Useful links:

Singapore Changi airport website

Book your ferry ticket

Visa for Singapore

Visa information for Indonesia

Ferry Booking

The main ferry operator, Bintan Resorts Ferry, offers several ferry timing options every day for travel between Bintan and Singapore. Book your ferry early as each ferry has a limited number of bike slots available. View Ferry schedule and rates.

You are advised to arrive at the ferry terminal at least 90 minutes prior to departure.

Once in Bintan, if you are staying at an Official Hotel of IRONMAN® 70.3®, you are just a quick coach ride from the ferry terminal to your hotel. All Official Hotels provide bus transfers from and to the ferry terminal at no extra cost.

Those staying elsewhere must contact their hotel and make arrangements for their transfers. We recommend that you indicate that you are bringing a bike.

Packing your bike is NOT required for the ferry trip but regardless of how your bring your bike YOU MUST BOOK A BIKE SLOT in advance.

Direct Air Travel from Jakarta to Bintan

If you are based in Jakarta or transiting via Jakarta you can take a domestic flight from Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta) to Tanjung Pinang (Bintan domestic airport).

Several airlines are operating including Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Airlines and Lion Air. Important: Be sure to specify that you are traveling with a bike box / bag as the airlines may have specific costs or requirement.

On arrival at Tanjung Pinang, it will take you 45-60 minute to reach the event venue at Lagoi Bay. Transport for yourself and your bike can be organised by your hotel or official travel agent but make sure you organise this in advance and let your hotel know your travel itinerary.


Bintan Triathlon participants and companions may book for airport transfer services from Tanjung Pinang (TNJ) Airport to your hotel in Bintan.

Airport transfer services are managed by Global Bintan:

Phone +62 770 691818 or +62 770 691838


Useful links:

Garuda Indonesia

Sriwijaya Air

Lion Air

Batavia Air

Direct speedboat from Batam

To get from Batam, Indonesia to Bintan Island, visitors may take regular speed boats from Telaga Punggur, Batam to Tanjung Uban Ferry Terminal, followed by a land transfer to your hotel.

International Travel from Johor Bahru, Malaysia

A direct ferry from Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Bintan Island is available.

It departs from the Zon, Stulang Laut International Ferry Terminal and arrives at Tanjung Pinang, Sri Bintan Pura Ferry Terminal. Duration: 165 minutes.

For Reservation: The Zon: +607-221 1677

On arrival in Tanjung Pinang, a taxi transfer to and from your hotel can be arranged.