Ipoh is the nearest large 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.
Travel Times to Cameron Highlands
There are 11 bus services a day from Ipoh to the Cameron Highlands which are available to book online.
|08:00||10:45||22 MYR||Perak Transit Ekspres|
|09:30||12:15||22 MYR||Perak Transit Ekspres|
|11:00||13:20||24 MYR||Unititi Express|
|11:30||14:15||22 MYR||Perak Transit Ekspres|
|12:30||15:15||22 MYR||Perak Transit Ekspres|
|15:00||17:45||22 MYR||Perak Transit Ekspres|
|15:40||18:00||24 MYR||Unititi Express|
|15:50||18:10||24 MYR||Unititi Express|
|16:00||18:45||22 MYR||Perak Transit Ekspres|
|17:00||19:45||22 MYR||Perak Transit Ekspres|
|18:30||21:15||22 MYR||Perak Transit Ekspres|
- The journey by bus from Ipoh to the Cameron Highlands takes 2 hours 20 minutes with Unititi Express and 2 hours 45 minutes with Perak Transit Ekspres.
- Both bus companies use Express buses with two rows of two seats.
Buy Tickets to the Cameron Highlands
Use the Search Form to purchase your bus tickets from Ipoh to the Cameron Highlands.
Kuala Lumpur Bus Station
Bus services to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands depart from AmanJaya Bus Terminal in Ipoh.
Cameron Highlands Bus Station
Perak Transit Ekspres and Unititi Express bus services from Ipoh terminate at the Terminal Bas in Tanah Rata.
About the Cameron Highlands
Tanah Rata is the main town in the Cameron Highland and the place where you will arrive by bus. 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 Sotuh East Asian tourists who visit the Cameron Highlands.
The main activities in the Cameron Highlands are centred around enjoying the fantastic local scenery. Tea is grown commercially in the region and excursions to visit tea plantations top the list of popular activities in the Cameron Highlands. You can also go trekking in the area, with 10 laid out 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 foreign tourists wandering around where people make money from tourism rather than collecting food from the forest.