There are 6 ways to get from Kuala Besut to Tioman Island by bus, ferry, taxi, 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.

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Bus E-Mutiara Express, ferry  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Besut Jetty to Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu
  2. Take the bus from Kuala Terengganu to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$22

5 alternative options

Bus, ferry via Kuantan  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Besut Jetty to Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu
  2. Take the bus from Kuala Terengganu to Kuantan
  3. Take the bus from Kuantan to Mersing
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$22 - $24

Taxi to Kota Bharu, fly to Johor Bahru, bus, ferry  •  12 h 48 min

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

$67 - $183

Taxi to Kota Bharu, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train, bus, ferry  •  12 h 17 min

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

$56 - $118

Taxi to Kota Bharu, fly to Kuala Lumpur Subang, bus, ferry  •  13 h 19 min

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

$56 - $128

Bus to Kuala Trengganu, fly to Johor Bahru, bus, ferry  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Besut Jetty to Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu
  2. Fly from Kuala Trengganu (TGG) to Johor Bahru (JHB) TGG - JHB
  3. Take the bus from Johor Larkin Terminal to Mersing
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$61 - $238

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuala Besut and Tioman Island is 381 km.

The best way to get from Kuala Besut to Tioman Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 12 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 47 min to get from Kuala Besut to Tioman Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kota Bharu Airport to Johor Bahru Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and AirAsia offer flights from Kota Bharu Airport to Johor Bahru Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Tioman Island. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Besut to Tioman Island.
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  • Distance: 238.4 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 47 min

What companies run services between Kuala Besut, Malaysia and Tioman Island, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Besut to Kampung Tekek. However, you can take the bus to Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu, take the walk to Kuala Terengganu, 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 Kuala Besut to Kampung Tekek via Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Mersing, and Mersing Jetty in around 14 h 2 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 Kuala Trengganu to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$27 - $120
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 55 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
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 55 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
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
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 - $14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
Bas Persiaran
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Kuala Besut Jetty to Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
easybook.com
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Kuala Terengganu to Mersing
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kuala Terengganu to Kuantan
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Mara Liner
Website
maraliner.com.my
Bus from Kuala Terengganu to Mersing
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
maralinergroup.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kuala Terengganu to Terminal Sentral Kuantan
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
maralinergroup.my
Book at
onlineticket.maralinergroup.my
Bus from Terminal Sentral Kuantan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
maralinergroup.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Kuala Terengganu to Mersing
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kuala Terengganu to Kuantan
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kuantan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
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
Express Kesatuan
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Kuala Terengganu to Terminal Sentral Kuantan
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
easybook.com
Cepat Express
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
Bus from Kuantan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kuala Besut to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$20 - $25

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