Transportation Options


The newly upgraded Sultan Mahmud Airport is situated approx 18km north of Kuala Terengganu city centre. Taxis and car rental desks are available at the arrival hall. The Mezzanine Level has a variety of souvenir shops and cafes. 

Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia and Firefly operate daily flights to the Sultan Mahmud Airport in Kuala Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) and Subang Airport respectively. The daily Berjaya Air flight direct to Redang Island from Singapore offer a convenient and time saving way to visit Terengganu. 

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  1. Malaysia Airlines - depart from KLIA
  2. Air Asia - depart from LCCT
  3. Firefly - depart from Subang Airport / KLIA, to check with flight operator
  4. Malindo Air
Distance between Primula Beach Hotel, Kuala Terengganu and airport, Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Sultan Mahmud is 13.14km. Travel time between the hotel and the aiport is about 20 minutes. 



Terengganu is accessible via intercity expressway networks from all major towns and cities in Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. The new East Coast Highway and Simpang Pulai Highway via Tasik Kenyir offers a smooth and convenient journey. Driving by car with friends or loved ones can be pretty much an interesting trip. Aside from the greeneries along the journey, the fresh air and unpolluted countryside can offer a captivating experience. Once you get to Terengganu road, the beautiful beaches and the irresistible blue waters welcomes you. Travelling from the south through the Segamat Highway offers an exciting trip as well. Express buses, taxis and rental cars are available from Singapore and major cities in Peninsular Malaysia to Kuala Terengganu. 

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  • If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, it will take approximately 6 hours (435km)
  • If you are driving from Kota Bahru, Kelantan it will take approximately 3 hours (162km)
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C. Getting to the islands

Terengganu's islands are accessible by boat from several jetty points on the mainland. 

Pulau Perhentian
Kuala Besut Tourist Jetty - (2 1/2 hour drive up north from Kuala Terengganu). There are ferries speedboats and wooden boats available daily with morning departures start as early as 8.00am. The return ticket to the island is RM70.00 per person. There are water taxis available for shuttles between Perhentian kecil and Perhentian Besar at reasonable rate. 

Pulau Redang and Pulau Lang Tengah 
(a) Merang Tourist Jetty in Setiu - (1/2 hour drive up north from Kuala Terengganu)
(b) Shabandar Tourist Jetty in Kuala Terengganu

Speedboats ply daily regular services from Merang Jetty while ferry service caters both islanders and tourist with daily departures from Shahbandar Jetty in Kuala Terengganu. The return ticket from Merang to Redang is RM90.00 per person while to Lang Tengah is RM100.00 per person. Ferry ticket costs RM100.00 per person return.  A private carrier Berjaya Air operates direct flights from Subang Airport in Kuala Lumpur and from Seletar Airport in Singapore. It provides fast and convenient way for a weekend getaway in Pulau Redang without the hassle of land and sea transfers. 

Pulau Kapas and Pulau Gemia
The entry point is the tourist jetty in Marang town, a mere 20 minutes drive south of Kuala Terengganu. The speedboat ride takes just 10 minutes, as Kapas is the nearest island to the mainland. Boat, tours and accommodation services are available at the jetty. It costs RM40.00 per person for a return trip by speedboat to either Gemia or Kapas island. 

Pulau Tenggol
Kuala Dungun Jetty is situated 1 hour scenic coastal drive south of Kuala Terengganu. The journey to the island takes approximately 45 minutes with speedboat that costs RM120.00 per person. 

D. Getting to Kenyir Lake

Taxis are available either from Kuala Terengganu Airport or from the taxi terminal in Kuala Terengganu city. The journey takes approximately 1 hour to reach Pengkalan Gawi Jetty. Alternatively, there is daily direct bus service from Hentian Putra in Kuala Lumpur to Pengkalan Gawi Jetty. 

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