Melaka, Malaysia

Getting In


By Boat

There are daily ferry services sailing between Melaka and Indonesian port cities in Sumatra including Dumai, Pekanbaru and Bengkalis. All the ferries arrive and depart from Jeti Shahbandar (Harbour Master's Jetty) located at Taman Melaka Raya near the Maritime Museum. The jetty and museum is just down the road from the Dutch (Red) Square. To get to and from the jetty, Melaka Town Bus No. 17 (green) stops nearby Jeti Shahbandar and runs into the city centre. Taxis are usually available from the jetty.

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Ferry boats in Melaka by Vmenkov

The Tunas Rupat Follow Me Express operates two ferry services daily (each way) between Dumai and Melaka. The ferries depart from Dumai at 11:00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. and depart from Melaka at 9.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. The journey time is just under two hours.

Tunas Rupat Follow Me Express has services from Pekanbaru to Melaka on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays departing at 9.00 a.m. From Melaka to Pekanbaru, the ferries depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 a.m. The journey takes 6-7 hours each way.

Boat carrying passengers and cargo by Vmenkov

Laksamana Group has ferries departing from
Bengkalis to Melaka on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.30 a.m. From Melaka, ferries depart to Bengkalis on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11.00 a.m.

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