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Perhentian Island - Getting There

| Getting to Perhentian | Location Map | Introduction |


Perhentian Island is located 21km off the Terengganu shore and is accessible via Kuala Besut jetty.

Kuala Besut on the coast south of Kota Bharu, has a reasonably pleasant beach and is an interesting, though grubby, fishing village. A visit to this town is usually just a preliminary to a trip to the Perhentian Island.

By Air / Flight
  BY AIR
International visitors can fly via Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport / Pengkalan Chepa Airport, Kota Bharu.

Kota Bharu Airport is recommended as the journey to Kuala Besut Jetty is shorter.

Taxi service is easily available from both Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bahru airport to Kuala Besut jetty. Kota Bahru Airport is the recommended stop as the journey from there to Kuala Besut is shorter.

Route: Kuala Lumpur => Kota Bahru => Kuala Besut
From Kota Bahru (KBR)
Estimated Travel Time
Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
55 mins

For enquiries on bookings, please call:
Malaysia Airlines:
http://www.malaysiaairlines.com

24 Hours Call Center:

Contact:
1 300 88 3000 (within Malaysia)
+603 7846 3000 (outside Malaysia)
Air Asia:
http://www.airasia.com

Call Centres:

Daily from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm

Contact:
1 300 88 99 33 (within Malaysia)
+603 7884 9000 (outside Malaysia)



By Rail / Train
  BY RAIL

Keretapi Tanah Malaysia (KTM) operates via Sentral Kuala Lumpur/ Johor Bahru/ Singapore to Tanah Merah.

Route:
Kuala Lumpur => Tanah Merah => Kuala Besut
Johor Bahru => Tanah Merah => Kuala Besut
Singapore => Tanah Merah => Kuala Besut

Tanah Merah is one of the stop recommended as the journey to Kuala Besut is shorter, approximately 45 minutes. Taxi service is easily available from Tanah Merah to Kuala Besut Jetty. Charges by taxi /car from Tanah Merah to Kuala Besut -> Expect to pay between RM45 - 50 per taxi

to Tanah Merah
Estimated Travel Time
Sentral Kuala Lumpur
11 hrs 20 mins
Johor Bahru
11 hrs 43 mins
Singapore
12 hrs 48 mins

For timetable, please contact:
Keretapi Tanah Melayu:
http://www.ktmb.com.my

Call Center:
+603-2267 1200 (Malaysia)

+02-6222 5165 / 02-6222 5165
(Singapore - enquiries)



By Bus
  BY BUS
Route: Kuala Lumpur => Kuala Besut
Distances: 556km
Journey: 8-9 hours
From
To
Timetable
Fare
Rangkaian Mewah Sdn. Bhd
(Mewah Express)
Hentian Putra Station,
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-4044 5898
Kuala Besut
9.00pm
Daily
RM32.45

Express bus service is available daily from Johor Bharu / Singapore, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and to Jerteh which is the nearest bus terminal to Kuala Besut.

Travel from Jerteh to Kuala Besut by taxi takes about 15 minutes & about RM10/way

Route: Kuala Lumpur => Jerteh => Kuala Besut
Distances: 556km
Journey: 8-9 hours
From
To
Timetable
Fare
Transnasional
Hentian Putra Station,
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-4043 8984
Jerteh Bus Terminal
9.00am
9.30am
9.45am
9.00pm
9.30pm
Daily
RM30.10
Cepat Ekspres
Hentian Putra Station, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2072 3743
Jerteh Bus Terminal
9.30pm
 

Route: Johor (Larkin) => Jerteh => Kuala Besut
Distances: 505km
Journey: 8-9 hours
Johor Bahru (Larkin Bus Terminal)
Tel: 07-223 3159
Located some 4 km north of the Causeway, is the primary transport hub for Johor Bahru. Buses to all destinations in Peninsula Malaysia leave from here.
From
To
Timetable
Fare
Larkin Station /
Hentian Kompleks Pengangkutan Awam

Tel: 07-224 5182
Jerteh Bus Terminal
Tel: 09-697 2438
09- 697 2723
8.30am
RM34.00

Route: Singapore => Jerteh => Kuala Besut
Distances: 505km
Journey: 8-9 hours
Singapore (Lavender Street/ Kallang Bahru Junction)
+65-62947034 /5
or
Johor Bahru (Larkin Bus Terminal)
Transnasional runs 3 daily services between Singapore and Kuala Terengganu. Transnasional is the only coach operator that have a permit from Singapore Transport Authority and Malaysia Authority to operate express services between Singapore and Kuala Terengganu/ Kota Bahru. Transnasional only sell one class ticket but the coach can be from 24 seater to a 36 seater. Transnasional Express ticket office and departure point located at junction of Lavender Street and Kallang Bahru roads.

Tel : +65-62947034 / 5.

If you are unable to get any seats, you can try Transnasional coach which depart from Singapore to Kota Bahru and ask to drop off at Kuala Terengganu or Jerteh if you heading for Perhentian island which is the nearest bus stop to Kuala Besut jetty (15 min journey by taxi). There are tour company run coaches services from Golden Mile Complex at Beach Road but prices are much higher than Transnasional and passengers need to change to a different bus at the causeway or second link and passengers have to bring own luggage through Malaysia customs and immigration.
From
To
Timetable
Fare
Larkin Station /
Hentian Kompleks Pengangkutan Awam

Tel: 07-224 5182
Jerteh Bus Terminal
Tel:
09-697 2438
09-697 2723
8.30am
RM34.00


Self Drive / Car Rental
  SELF DRIVE
From Kota Bharu - via Jertih - Kuala Besut:
Follow Route No: 3
via Kota Bharu / Jertih / Kuala Besut - Ex Perhentian Island (approx. 50 km)

From Kuala Lumpur - via Kuala Terengganu - Kuala Besut:
Follow Route No: 2 & 3
via Kuala Lumpur / Karak Highway / Kuantan /
Kuala Terengganu / Besut - Ex Perhentian Island (approx. 556 km)

From Kuala Lumpur - via Gua Musang Highway - Kuala Besut:
Follow Route: 2, 8 & 3
Kuala Lumpur / Karak Highway / Bentong / Kuala Lipis / Gua Musang / Kuala Krai / Machang / Jertih / Kuala Besut -
Ex Perhentian Island (approx. 460 km)

From Penang - via East West Highway - Kuala Besut:
Follow Route No: 4
via Penang/ Kulim Gerik Highway / Baling / Grik / East-West Highway / Jeli / Jertih / Kuala Besut - Ex Perhentian Island
(approx. 350 km)

From Johor Bahru - via Mersing - Kuala Besut:
Follow Route No: 3
via Mersing/ Pekan/ Kuantan/ Kuala Terengganu/ Kuala Besut - Ex Perhentian Island (approx. 629 km)

From Johor Bahru - via Segamat (Tun Razak Highway) - Kuala Besut:
Follow Route No: 12
via Johor Bahru/ Yong Peng/ Segamat (Tun Razak Highway)/ Kuantan/ Kuala Terengganu/ Kuala Besut - Ex Perhentian Island (approx. 670 km)

From South Thailand - via Sg. Golok - Kota Bharu - Kuala Besut:
Follow Route No: 3
via Sg. Golok, Thailand/ Rantau Panjang/ Kota Bharu/ Kuala Besut - Ex Perhentian Island (approx. 80 km)

From South Thailand - via Padang Besar - East West Highway - Kuala Besut:
Follow Route No: 4
via Padang Besar/ Alor Setar/ Sungei Petani/ Baling/ Grik/ East - West Highway/ Jeli/ Jertih/ Kuala Besut - Ex Perhentian Island (approx. 490 km)

** Remarks: All information given about are correct at the time of publishing and act as a guideline only and subject to change without prior notice.


By Taxi
  BY TAXI
Route: Kota Bahru Airport=> Kuala Besut
Distances: 55km
Journey: Approximately 1 hour
Fare: RM50 per person for 2 ways

Route: Kuala Terengganu Airport => Kuala Besut
Distances: 109km
Journey: Approximately 1 hour
Fare: RM100 per person for 2 ways



By Sea / Boat
  BY SEA
Kuala Besut to Perhentian Island
Boat Service
Kuala Besut to Perhentian Island
Fast Boat
Journey: Approximately 30 mins
Rate: RM60.00/person/adult
RM30/person/child
Slow Boat
Journey: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins
Rate: RM40.00/person
RM20/person/child
Note: Rates are for reference only
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