There are 6 ways to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island by bus, ferry, plane or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, ferry via Kemaman  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Pengkalan Kubor to Kemaman
  2. Take the bus from Kemaman to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

Cheapest option

Bus Transnasional, ferry  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Kota Bharu to Mersing
  2. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$23

4 alternative options

Bus Cepat Express, ferry  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Kota Bharu to Mersing
  2. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$23

Fly to Johor Bahru, bus, ferry  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Kota Bharu (KBR) to Johor Bahru (JHB) KBR - JHB
  2. Take the bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$47 - $156

Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train, bus, ferry  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Kota Bharu (KBR) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) KBR - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to Bandar Tasik Selatan
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$37 - $94

Fly to Singapore, bus, ferry  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Kota Bharu (KBR) to Singapore (SIN) KBR - SIN
  2. Take the bus from Golden Mile Tower Singapore to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$78 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island is to bus and ferry which costs RM 94 and takes 12 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island is to fly and train and bus and ferry which costs RM 150 - RM 390 and takes 12 h 20 min.

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The distance between Kota Bharu and Tioman Island is 428 km.

It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Tioman Island is Johor Bahru (JHB) Airport which is 140.5 km away. Other nearby airports include Singapore (SIN) (161.4 km), Batam (BTH) (186.2 km), Kuala Lumpur (KUL) (273.3 km) and Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) (292.3 km).

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Map of how to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island.
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  • Distance: 267.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 16 min

What companies run services between Kota Bharu, Malaysia and Tioman Island, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Kota Bharu to Kampung Tekek. However, you can take the bus to Tumpat, take the walk to Pengkalan Kubor, take the bus to Kemaman, take the bus to Mersing, take the walk to Mersing Jetty, then take the ferry to Pulau Tioman. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kota Bharu to Kampung Tekek via Mersing and Mersing Jetty in around 12 h 23 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $95
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Penang, Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Penang, Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to Bandar Tasik Selatan
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
Ekspres Perdana
Website
ekspresperdana.com.my
Bus from Pengkalan Kubor to Kemaman
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
ekspresperdana.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Kemaman to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Cepat Express
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
Bus from Kota Bharu to Mersing
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Transnasional
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Kota Bharu to Mersing
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Mersing
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Causeway Link
Website
causewaylink.com.my
Bus from Johor Larkin Terminal to Mersing
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
causewaylink.com.my
S&S International (M) Express
Website
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
StarMart Express
Ferry operators
Blue Water Ferry
Website
tiomanferry.com
Ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
tiomanferry.com
Book at
easybook.com

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