Travel from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands (May 2024)

Ipoh is the nearest large city or town to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands. If you are travelling in Malaysia by train then Ipoh is the ideal point to leave the railway network and board a bus to the Cameron Highlands.

Bus Times from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands

There are currently 5 bus services a day from Ipoh to the Cameron Highlands which are available to book online.

IpohCameron HighlandsTicketCompany
10:3011:4327 MYRUnititi Express
11:0013:4031 MYRCS Travel
13:0014:1327 MYRUnititi Express
15:3016:4327 MYRUnititi Express
16:3019:1031 MYRCS Travel
  • The journey by bus from Ipoh to the Cameron Highlands is scheduled to take from 1 hour 13 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes depending upon which bus you take.
  • Both bus companies use Express buses with two rows of two seats.

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Ipoh Bus Station

Bus services from Ipoh to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands depart from Amanjaya Bus Terminal in Ipoh.

Google map of Amanjaya Bus Station

Cameron Highlands Bus Station

Perak Transit Ekspres and CS Travel bus services from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands terminate at the Terminal Bas in Tanah Rata.

Google map of Tanah Rata Bus Terminal

About Travel to Cameron Highlands

Tanah Rata is the main town in the Cameron Highlands and the place where you will arrive by bus.

Tanah Rata Town

Tanah Rata is a small town with lots of amenities such as hotels and restaurants. These are scarce in other parts of the Cameron Highlands. Another notable feature of Tanah Rata is that is located 1,440 metres above sea level, which means that it has a cooler climate than lowland areas of Malaysia, dropping to a mild 13 to 15 degrees Celsius most nights and rising to around 22 degrees Celsius in the day time. This cooler climate is an attraction in its own right for the South East Asian tourists who visit the Cameron Highlands.

Tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands
Tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands

The main activities in the Cameron Highlands are centred around enjoying the fantastic local scenery.

Tea Plantations

Tea is grown commercially in the region and excursions to visit tea plantations top the list of popular activities in the Cameron Highlands.

Trekking in the Cameron Highlands

You can also go trekking in the area, with 10 sign posted trails starting and finishing in Tanah Rata, there are also waterfalls to visit and some places open to visitors where the indigenous people of the Malay Peninsular (the Orang Asli) live in traditional villages, albeit villages with tourists wandering around where people make part of their living from tourism rather than traditional activities like collecting food from the forest.

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