Travel from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu

By bus the journey from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu is scheduled to take 3 hours 40 minutes.

Bus Times from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu

There are currently 6 bus services a day from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu available to book online.

Kuala TerengganuKota BharuCostCompany
13:0016:4019 MYRMayang Sari
14:3018:1019 MYREkspres Mutiara
14:3018:1019 MYRMayang Sari
18:3022:1019 MYRMayang Sari
22:3002:1019 MYRMayang Sari
22:4502:2519 MYRMayang Sari

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Kuala Terengganu Bus Station

Bus services to from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu depart from the Express Bus Terminal Kuala Terengganu at Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin, Dataran Syah, 20000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Google map of Express Bus Terminal Kuala Terengganu

Kota Bharu Bus Station

Bus services from Kuala Terengganu Kota Bharu terminate at the Bus Terminal Kota Bharu.

Google map of Bus Terminal Kota Bharu

About Travel to Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is a sizable city with around 300,000 permanent residents and plenty of shops, restaurants and hotels. Kota Bharu itself, however, has no significant tourist attractions and the only reasons most foreign tourists come to Kota Bharu are either because they are passing through on the way to somewhere else, or visiting the city’s Thai Consulate for a visa to enter Thailand.

If you do need to stay overnight in Kota Bharu, either because you are waiting for your visa to be processed or for transport connection the following day’ there are two part of the city where most foreign visitors choose to stay: by KB Mall, which is where the better most of the best hotels are located, or near the Jalan Padang Garong. The area around Jalan Padang Garong is the most lively part of the city, and the location of the city centre’s only Western style bar, the long running Golden City. Jalan Padang Garong is also close the city’s main local bus station, the Stesen Bas Kota Bharu.

Golden City in Kota Bharu
Golden City in Kota Bharu

From Kota Bharu there are two destinations where the majority of international visitors will be travelling to, and you can reach both of those destination either by local bus or taxi.

The first of those destination is the Perhentian Islands. The only way to reach the Perhentian Islands is to take a speed boat from Kuala Besut. Local bus service 639 to Kuala Besut departs frequently from the Stesen Bas Kota Bharu and takes 90 minutes to travel to a bus station within walking distance of the speed boat piers in Kuala Besut. The same journey by taxi takes under an hour. There are normally plenty of taxis waiting for customers close to the Stesen Bas Kota Bharu so you can turn up at the bus station and check prices and departure times before deciding whether to take a bus or a private taxi.

The other major onward destination from Kota Bharu is Sungai Kolok in Southern Thailand. The main border crossing is located at Rantau Panjang. Local bus service 29 deparing from the Stesen Bas Kota Bharu takes about an hour to travel the 42 km to the border crossing at Rantau Panjang. By taxi the same journey takes around 40 minutes and costs 60 yo 70 MYR for the whole car.

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