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Bintan to Batam?

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New Brunswick
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for Travel Gadgets and Gear, New Brunswick
posts: 5,487
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Bintan to Batam?

We will be coming to Batam from Bintan abd staying at the harris Hotel Batam Center. How do we get from the ferry from Bintam which arrives at Telaga Punggur to Batam center??

Am i correct in thinking there will be taxis we can take? If so what would a reasonable price be?

Thank you.

Batam, Indonesia
posts: 473
1. Re: Bintan to Batam?

taxis at Rp100k to Rp150k max .

Batam, Indonesia
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for Batam
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2. Re: Bintan to Batam?

hey keen,

right when you get off from the terminal (a lousy one), you will be crowded by many taxi drivers. I can't remember if there is a taxi counter but if there is, take that one. If not, make sure you get a taxi with yellow car plate. By law (not that it really matters here), yellow plate is registered taxi here.

As for price, yes, should be around Rp 100,000-150,000. It's gonna be around a 30 mins drive.

Good luck!

Yeppoon, Australia
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3. Re: Bintan to Batam?

Sorry for my probably silly question but isn't 100,000 Rp like $2000 AUD...what am I converting wrong?

Batam, Indonesia
posts: 473
4. Re: Bintan to Batam?

Rp.100.000 equals AU$10 .

Batam, Indonesia
Destination Expert
for Batam
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reviews: 17
5. Re: Bintan to Batam?

http://www.xe.com/ucc/

Using the above as rough guide:

1 AUD = 9930 Rupiah

We welcome you oh new millionaire =) hahahah

New Brunswick
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for Travel Gadgets and Gear, New Brunswick
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6. Re: Bintan to Batam?

We paid 75thousand so got a deal - but maybe not a yellow number plate?? JBR soon.

Batam, Indonesia
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for Batam
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7. Re: Bintan to Batam?

great! hahaha... what we gave you was just estimation for 'tourist'. You know, people tend to relate 'tourist' with 'money'. hahahaha...

hope everything is smooth for you!

New Brunswick
Destination Expert
for Travel Gadgets and Gear, New Brunswick
posts: 5,487
reviews: 194
8. Re: Bintan to Batam?

So we paid something like the real price - great!

We are well thank you.

Batam, Indonesia
Destination Expert
for Batam
posts: 1,535
reviews: 17
9. Re: Bintan to Batam?

yeah.. can tell from your profile that you are definitely a well-seasoned traveler! hehee.. so im sure all will be well and you get all the good deals :) Safe travel!

10. Re: Bintan to Batam?

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