Batam can be reached either by flight or by ferry, depending on the place.
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.
Passport holders from most countries, including India now require a visa to enter Batam. Tourists can get the visa on arrival (VOA) at all Batam Ferry Terminals (there are 5 terminals on Batam) or at the Hang Nadim Airport Terminal.
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.
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.
Tentative return flight prices to Batam from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|New Delhi||₹ 30,888|
The yellow and white taxicabs are the safest options in Batam, and these are frequently used by tourists everywhere.
Ferries are the most important and cheapest ways to reach Batam from Jakarta and other countries in South-East Asia.
Tourists may primarily get around in Batam with the help of taxis and the metro minibuses, and these are the cheapest travel options in the city.