By bus the journey from Kuala Perlis to Kuala Besut is scheduled to take around 9 hours. Kuala Besut is the departure point for speed boat services to the Perhentian Islands.
Bus Times from Kuala Perlis to Kuala Besut
There are currently 4 bus services a day from Kuala Perlis to Kuala Besut available to book online.
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Kuala Lumpur Bus Station
Bus services from Kuala Perlis to Kuala Besut depart from Kuala Perlis Bus Station.
Kuala Besut Bus Station
Bus services from Kuala Perlis to Kuala Besut terminate at Terminal Bas Kuala Besut, 16, 189, Kampung Gertak Seratus, 22300 Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia.
About Travel to Kuala Besut
Kuala Besut is a small town located at the mouth of the Besut River. The town itself is not without it’s own charm. There are some old buildings and a lively Tuesday night market. There are also plenty of places to eat, although you will struggle to find somewhere to buy alcohol, and there are 3 hotels on the town, none of which are luxurious. Most traveller who come to Kuala Besut do so on route to or from the Perhentian Islands, which are well known as a destination for diving and relaxing on some of the best beaches in Malaysia. If you are planning to travel to the Perhentian Islands consider taking an overnight bus so you arrive in time to go straight to the Perhentian Islands, or come prepared to stay a night in a not so good hotel in a town whose residents abide by fairly strict local moral codes and expect visitors to do the same.
Kuala Besut Bus Terminal is 800 metres walking distance from the jetty for shared speed boat services to the Perhentian Islands. Shared speed boat services from Kuala Best to the Perhentian Islands depart during the tourist season from around 08:00 until 16:00 every day, and there are several companies operating on this route. One way it costs around 40 MYR person to travel from Kuala Besut to the Perhnetian Islands.
Before you travel to the Perhentian Islands it’s worth doing a little research to decide which of two islands you want to go to as you will need to tell the speed boat operator your intended destination when you buy your ticket. The largest island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) has more luxurious accommodation and tends to be more popular with families and older visitors. The smaller island (Pulau Perhentian Kecil) has cheaper accommodation options, including a campsite, and more nightlife, and appeals more to younger visitors. Whichever of the two islands you visit you have plenty of options for snorkelling and diving, and some great beaches.