Bus from Penang to Kota Bahru is one of the tourist bus routes in Malaysia connecting Penang and Kota Bahru, which is the gateway to Perhentian Island. After spending their holiday in Penang attractions like Kek Lok Si Temple, wall painting by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, Unesco World Heritage Site The Streets of Georgetown, etc, some of the tourists proceed to Perhentian Island to enjoy white sand island surrounded by crystal clear water. Bus from Penang to Kota Bahru is the most convenient option.
Arriving at Kota Bahru bus terminal by bus from Penang, there are taxi and minivan service to transfer customer to Kuala Besut jetty. Taxi to Kuala Besut jetty is at around RM80/taxi/way. By minivan, the cost is at around RM35/person/way.
Boat from Kuala Besut jetty to Perhentian Island takes about 30 minutes journey by fast boat. Fast boat from Kuala Besut to Perhentian Island is usually available throughout 9.00a.m to 5.00p.m. And in fact, Kuala Besut jetty does not have regular ferry time for departure. They leave to the island so long there are enough passengers.
The bus fare for bus from Penang to Kota Bahru is at about RM 41.20, provided by Transnasional and Perdana Express. Transnasional is the largest and most reputable bus operator in Malaysia while Perdana Express are the recent well-managed emerging player. Their coaches run daily 9am and 9pm from Penang to Kota Bahru.
Duration for bus from Penang to Kota Bahru usually takes about 7 hours, depending on traffic condition. So by taking night bus at 9pm, passengers should expect to arrive at 4am at Kota Bahru bus terminal. Then transfer by taxi or minivan to Kuala Besut takes about 1 hour. Travellers are just on time to catch the first morning ferry to Perhentian Island. Coaches provide direct service from Penang to Kota Bahru with 1 washroom break provided along the journey.
Please note that all coaches are leaving from Penang Sungai Nibong bus terminal.
Taking bus from Penang to Kota Bahru is convenient, economical and comfortable. Now it is even more hassle-free by booking Penang to Kota Bahru bus ticket online at BusOnlineTicket.com with instant confirmation. Due to limited bus schedule daily, book your Penang to KOta Bahru ticket online in advance to avoid disappointment for your trip from Penang to beautiful Perhentian Island.