Batam Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal is 1 of the 4 ferry terminals and the nearest from Singapore HarbourFront Centre. It is approx 35 minutes ferry ride away via Horizon Fast Ferry with trips almost every hour. Since its opening in 2006, it has been serving an average of 45,000 visitor coming from Singapore every month. It is a international terminal with ferry services to Riau island to Tanjung Balai Karimun and Stulang Laut Johor Malaysia.
With the new Custom Auto Gate clearance in place, there will be less queue and more time for shopping! Only Indonesian and foreigner with KITAS documentation are eligible.
There are shopping malls, hotels, entertainment, Spa/massage centres, seafood restaurant and office tower all located within walking vicinity. Connecting to the terminal, Bayfront Mall houses many shops such as cafes, restaurant, spa/massage centers, kueh lapis bakeries and stalls selling Batam local delights.
Walking distance away from the terminal, is Promenade, an area by the ocean line with clubs, restaurant cafes and bars. It has a buzzing nightlife with locals raving their sports cars as they party throughout the night. Those with family can visit the numerous seafood restaurant, serving the freshest catch from around the Riau region.
Many international hotels lies within the terminal such as Marriott Batam, Zest Hotel, Swissbel HarbourBay, M1 hotel, Habour Bay Hotel and many more. The terminal is a gateway to many attractions in Batam. It is 10 minutes drive away from Batam main tourist spot, Nagoya City Center. Ezy Taxi from the terminal is offering a flat rate of RP30,000 (SGD 3) to reach anywhere within the yellow zone in the map below. That includes most of the city area in Batam.