It is advisable for Indian tourists to go to Batam through Jakarta, by ferry or airplane and to reach Jakarta by flight from any important Indian metropolitan city.
Batam�s Hang Nadim Airport can be reached by many important Indonesian cities and South-East Asian cities like Singapore. Air services such as Garuda Indonesia, Air Asia, Malaysian Airlines and Singapore Airlines are important carriers.
The yellow and white taxicabs are the safest options in Batam, and these are frequently used by tourists everywhere.
Batam has a new public tranport system, call Trans Batam. It basically connects all major areas on the island itself and the bridge to other islands.
Ferries are the most important and cheapest ways to reach Batam from Jakarta and other countries in South-East Asia.
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