There are 7 ways to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island by bus, ferry, train, taxi 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

$25

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

$25

5 alternative options

Train, taxi, ferry  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Wakaf Bharu to Bekok
  2. Take a taxi from Bekok to Tanjung Gemok Jetty
  3. Take the ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Kampung Tekek Jetty

$81 - $122

Fly to Johor Bahru, bus, ferry  •  11 h 7 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

$51 - $164

Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train, bus, ferry  •  11 h 11 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

$41 - $100

Fly to Kuala Lumpur Subang, bus, ferry  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Kota Bharu (KBR) to Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) KBR - SZB
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$49 - $117

Fly to Singapore, bus, ferry  •  11 h 14 min

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

$62 - $276

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 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 Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Penang
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
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
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 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 51 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
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 Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Penang
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
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
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
Flights from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Flights from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
KTM Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Wakaf Bharu to Bekok
Ave. Duration
13 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Economy
$6 - $7
Superior
$9 - $13
Superior Night
$12 - $15
Premier
$23 - $25
Premier Night
$27 - $31
KLIA Transit
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to Bandar Tasik Selatan
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
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
$14
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
$14
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
$9
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
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
$11
Schedules at
tiomanferry.com
Book at
easybook.com
Cataferry
Website
cataferry.com
Ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Kampung Tekek Jetty
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $30
Schedules at
cataferry.com
Standard Seat
$5 - $17
Premium Seat
$20 - $30
Other operators
Taxi from Bekok to Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island?

The cheapest way to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island is to bus and ferry which costs RM 96 and takes 12 h 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island?

The quickest way to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island is to fly and bus and ferry which takes 11 h 7 min and costs RM 200 - RM 650.

How long does it take to get from Kota Bharu to Tioman Island?

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