If you've decided to go to Amazing Anambas and you're ready to take the plunge, but you're not quite sure how to get to Anambas, then read on.

There are two ferry operators that go to Anambas, from Pulau Bintan and from Pulau Batam. Both take about 7-9 hours, with the ferry from Batam typically arriving a few hours faster.

Ferry ticket collection counter
Ferry ticket collection counter

Both ferry routes are by way of Letung, which is located in Pulau Jemaja and then, after about a 30 minute lay-over, the ferry proceeds to Pulau Siantan, Tarempa, Anambas' de facto capital, being the final destination.

By the way, upon arriving at the ferry terminal in Tarempa, just make your way to Jalan Hang Tuah, the town's main road and then turn left towards the T-junction ahead. Tarempak Beach is about a 5-10 minute stroll away from the ferry terminal.

Ferry nearing Anambas
Ferry nearing Anambas

One thing to keep in mind is that when you take the ferry to Anambas, you may well encounter service interruptions, due to sea and/or weather. However, typically, the March to August season is usually calm and fair. Rougher conditions are more the norm during the monsoon months, December to February.

For more details on the ferry to Anambas, click "Ferry to Anambas"

Lastly, if you prefer getting to Anambas quickly, i.e. in an hour or so, then send the form below.

The Anambas airport is in Letung and you can fly to Letung from Batam, located just off Singapore, or from Jakarta. This flight operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. (If you're departing from Jakarta, just replace Batam.) Ticket cost should be around 1,500,000 Indonesian Rupiah for a one-way ticket or 3,000,000 Rupiah for a roundtrip, although it can be higher during peak season, which in this neck of the woods is .

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