Travel from Penang to Kuala Terengganu

By bus the journey from Penang to Kuala Terengganu is scheduled to take 8 hours 35 minutes. Shared speedboat services to Redang Island depart from Merang Jetty which is not far from Kuala Terengganu.

Bus Times from Penang to Kuala Terengganu

There are currently 2 bus services a day from Penang to Kuala Terengganu available to book online.

PenangKuala TerengganuCostCompany
09:4518:2051 MYRAdik Beradik
21:4506:2051 MYRAdik Beradik

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Penang Bus Station

Bus services from Penang to Kuala Terengganu depart from Penang Sentral Bus Station.

Google map of Penang Sentral Bus Station

Kuala Terengganu Bus Station

Bus services from Penang to Kuala Terengganu terminate at Express Bus Terminal Kuala Terengganu, Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin, Dataran Syah, 20000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Google map of Express Bus Terminal Kuala Terengganu

About Travel to Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu is the state capital of Terengganu. It has over 250,000 premanent residents making it by far the largest settlement in the state, and this is where the Sultan of Terengganu has his palace.

Kuala Terengganu has a very long history. The city is mentioned in Chinese records from the Sui Dynasty (581–618 AD). Unfortunately, however, much of old city was destroyed in 1882, including the city’s Green Palace.

Tourism in Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu receives very few foreign visitors except for those transitting through the city on route to Redang Island. The city has no well known points of interest for tourists. It does though have a museum (Terengganu State Museum), an island with a traditional fishing community and some old buildings (Pulau Duyong), and interesting China Town area, and an attractive white mosque in a lake (Masjid Terapung).

Speedboats to Redang Island depart from Kuala Terengganu
Speedboats to Redang Island depart from Kuala Terengganu
Travel to Redang Island

Speedboat services to Redang Island depart from Merang Jetty, which is 40 km to the North of Kuala Terengganu. Public services run from Kuala Terengganu to Merang Jetty, and taxis are also easy to find near the long distance bus station in Kuala Terengganu.

By shared speedboat it takes just 40 minutes to reach Redang island. During the high season there are frequent services from 08:00 to 15:00.

If you do plan to go to Redang Island make sure you book your accommodation in advance. There are no budget hotel options on Redang Island except for some pre-pitched tents, which aren’t particularly cheap or comfortable. Redang island has several luxurious resorts located on the beach side. Guests at these resorts can go snorkelling from the beach in front of their room and see an amazing array of marine life. There are reefs not far from the shoreline which attracts all kinds of fish, as well as turtles and the occasional reef shark.

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