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There are 5 ways to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island by bus, ferry or plane

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 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

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

3 alternative options

Fly to Singapore Changi, bus, ferry  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) to Singapore Changi (SIN) KBR - SIN
  2. Take the bus from Bugis MRT Exit D to Mersing Jetty
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$64 - $292

Fly to Senai, bus, ferry  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) to Senai (JHB) KBR - JHB
  2. Take the bus from Johor Larkin Terminal to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$51 - $164

Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, bus, ferry  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) KBR - SZB
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$40 - $109

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The cheapest way to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island is to bus and ferry which costs RM 95 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 bus and ferry which costs RM 260 - RM 1300 and takes 10 h 51 min.

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

The best way to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 12 h 23 min and costs RM 95.

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It takes approximately 12 h 23 min to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sultan Ismail Petra Airport to Singapore Changi Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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SilkAir, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and AirAsia offer flights from Sultan Ismail Petra Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Tioman Island. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kota Bharu to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs RM 16 - RM 20.

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Map of how to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island.
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  • Distance: 267.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 23 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 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
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Singapore Changi via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Singapore Changi via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Singapore Changi via Penang, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Senai via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Singapore Changi via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Singapore Changi via Penang, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Senai via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Senai via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Bus operators
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
easybook.com
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 Johor Larkin Terminal to Mersing
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 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
Book at
easybook.com
KKKL Travel & Tours
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.sg
Website
kkkl.com.sg
Bus from Bugis MRT Exit D to Mersing Jetty
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Causeway Link
Website
causewaylink.com.my
Bus from Johor Larkin Terminal to Mersing
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
causewaylink.com.my
Sanwa Express
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
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
$10
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
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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