How To Get To Kelantan

Getting to Kelantan is easy and convenient. There are several option for you to get there. You can either choose to get there by air, by rail, by bus or you could even drive yourself there if you want to. You can read our travel tips before making any decision.

By Air
Daily flights are available to and from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johore Bahru. For reservations please contact,
Malaysia Airlines: Tel: 09-7447000 / 7443482 / 7443346
Airport Tel No: 09-737000

By Road
There is an excellent network of roads linking the major towns in Peninsular Malaysia to Kelantan. From Kuala Lumpur, the overland route takes one eastward along the Karak Highway to Kuantan in Pahang a journey of about 3 hours.

The rest of the journey from Kuantan to Kota Bharu takes about 4 1/2 hours. The route heads northward along the coast passing through picturesque villages and providing scenic vistas of the palm-fringed beaches overlooking the azure waters of the South China Sea.

The inland route to Kota Bharu turns off the Karak Highway at Bentong and proceeds northwards to Raub and then to Gua Musang, before reaching Kota Bharu. An alternative route exits the Karak Highway at Temerloh and passes through Jerantut, Benta and Gua Musang en-route to Kota Bharu.

From Penang, one has to get to Grik via Sungai Petani in Kedah and then travel along the scenic East-West Highway to Jeli in Kelantan before continuing the journey to Kota Bharu.

There are regular air-conditioned express bus services between Kuala Lumpur, as well as major towns in Kota Bharu.

By Taxi
Taxi services are available on a basis of four passengers to a taxi. Time of departure will depend on its full loads.
Daily Taxi Service Rates
  • Kota Bharu - Kuala Terengganu (RM12 - RM15)
  • Kota Bharu - Gua Musang (RM12 - RM15)
  • Kota Bharu - Kuantan, Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth, Penang, Ipoh. (RM25 - RM40)
  • Airport (RM10)
By Rail
There are two stations in Kola Bharu. Both stations are accessible by bus No: 19 or 27.
Visitors are advised to use Wakaf Bharu Station.

Express trains depart daily for various destinations throughout Kelantan and major towns in Peninsular Malaysia right up to Singapore. Train schedules are subject to alteration at short notice.

Please contact the nearest station master for further details. For enquiries please call: 09 - 796989, 966168, 966169. (Traffic Division).

By Bus
Air-conditioned bus services are available from Kota Bharu to various major towns within Peninsular Malaysia and up to Singapore at reasonable rates.
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