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There are 4 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Besar Island by train, 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

Train, bus, ferry  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Mersing Jetty
  3. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Besar

RM 140 - RM 157

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
  2. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Besar

RM 82 - RM 102

2 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry via Gemas  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Gemas
  2. Take the train from Gemas to Kluang
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Kluang to Terminal Bas Mersing
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Besar

RM 89 - RM 117

Train, fly, bus, ferry  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Singapore Changi (SIN) KUL - SIN
  3. Take the bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Mersing Jetty
  4. Take the ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Besar

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Last updated: August 10 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Besar Island is to bus and ferry which costs RM 80 - RM 110 and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Besar Island is to train and bus and ferry which costs RM 140 - RM 160 and takes 7h 37m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Besar Island is 266 km.

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Besar Island without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 7h 37m and costs RM 140 - RM 160.

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It takes approximately 7h 37m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Besar Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Singapore Changi Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Saudia, Ethiopian Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Besar Island. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Besar Island.
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  • Distance: 265.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 37m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Besar Island, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Besar Island. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, take the bus to Mersing Jetty, take the walk to Mersing Jetty, then take the ferry to Pulau Besar. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kuala Lumpur to Besar Island via Bandar Tasik Selatan, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Mersing, and Mersing Jetty in around 7h 47m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 430 - RM 1100
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 290 - RM 800
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 290 - RM 800
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 75 - RM 450
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 850
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 65 - RM 550
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 85 - RM 220
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 900
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1500
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2700
Air Mauritius
Website
airmauritius.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 2800
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from KL Sentral to Gemas
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 21 - RM 35
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 21 - RM 23
Gold
RM 28 - RM 31
Platinum
RM 35 - RM 41
KTM Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Gemas to Kluang
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 8 - RM 26
Website
https://www.ktmb.com.my/
Economy
RM 8 - RM 9
Superior
RM 12 - RM 17
Superior Night
RM 19 - RM 26
Premier
RM 23 - RM 25
Premier Night
RM 35 - RM 50
Bus operators
Sanwa Express
Phone
013-400 4773
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Mersing Jetty
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 52
Schedules at
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 38
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 33
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
12go.asia
S&S International (M) Express
Phone
+603-7728 4789
Email
helpdesk@eticketing.my
Website
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Mersing
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 42
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bas Kluang to Terminal Bas Mersing
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 10
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Maju Express
Phone
07 237 0430 / 0431
Website
majuexpress.com.my
Bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Mersing Jetty
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
majuexpress.com.my
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Besar
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 50

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