There are 11 ways to get from Kuala Besut to Tioman Island by taxi, bus, ferry, train 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

Taxi, bus, ferry  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kuala Besut to Kota Bharu
  2. Take the bus from Kota Bharu to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$45 - $49

Cheapest option

Bus Sani Express, ferry  •  21 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Besut to Klang
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Endau
  3. Take the ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Kampung Tekek Jetty

$28 - $56

9 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Jerteh to Johor Bahru
  2. Take the bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Mersing
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$38 - $40

Taxi, train, ferry  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kuala Besut to Tanah Merah
  2. Take the train from Tanah Merah to Bekok
  3. Take a taxi from Bekok to Tanjung Gemok Jetty
  4. Take the ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Kampung Tekek Jetty

$103 - $149

Bus Ekspres Perdana, ferry  •  19 h 22 min

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

$32

Taxi to Kota Bharu, fly to Johor Bahru, bus, ferry  •  11 h 54 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 JB Larkin Terminal to Mersing
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman

$69 - $185

Taxi to Kota Bharu, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train, bus, ferry  •  11 h 59 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

$59 - $121

Taxi to Kota Bharu, fly to Kuala Lumpur Subang, bus, ferry  •  12 h 22 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

$67 - $138

Taxi to Kuala Trengganu, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train, bus, ferry  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kuala Besut to Kuala Trengganu
  2. Fly from Kuala Trengganu (TGG) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) TGG - 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

$75 - $147

Taxi to Kuala Trengganu, fly to Johor Bahru, bus, ferry  •  10 h 25 min

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

$89 - $271

Taxi to Kuala Trengganu, fly to Kuala Lumpur Subang, bus, ferry  •  12 h 53 min

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

$83 - $154

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 taxi to Kota Bharu, 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 Jerteh, Johor Bahru, JB Larkin Terminal, Mersing, and Mersing Jetty in around 16 h 48 min.

Airlines
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 Kuala Trengganu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $130
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 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 Kuala Trengganu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $170
Flights from Kuala Trengganu to Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $170
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 Kuala Trengganu to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $170
Flights from Kuala Trengganu to Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $170
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 Kuala Trengganu to Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $170
Train operators
KTM Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Tanah Merah to Bekok
Ave. Duration
13 h 4 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
$11 - $14
Premier
$22 - $24
Premier Night
$26 - $29
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
Bus from Jerteh to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Kuantan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Transnasional
Website
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 Bentong to Terminal Sentral Kuantan
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Endau
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
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
Ekspres Perdana
Website
ekspresperdana.com.my
Bus from Kuala Besut to Bentong
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ekspresperdana.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kuala Besut to Klang
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
ekspresperdana.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Sani 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
$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 Kuala Besut to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$20 - $25

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Besut to Tioman Island is to bus and ferry which costs RM 126 and takes 19 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Kuala Besut to Tioman Island is to taxi and fly and bus and ferry which takes 10 h 25 min and costs RM 340 - RM 1100.

It takes approximately 13 h 17 min to get from Kuala Besut to Tioman Island, including transfers.