If you’re wondering how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan, then take a minute or two to read about my recent experience getting from KL to this underrated city. With excellent local cuisine, nearby beaches and some quality treks in the area surrounding Kuantan, it’s a worthy destination for a weekend getaway from Kuala Lumpur. You may also find yourself in Kuantan if you’re heading to or from the pristine eastern isles such as Pulau Kapas, Pulau Redang or Pulau Perhentian. Another worthwhile place to visit near Kuantan is Cherating (Surf Beach).
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan:
1. Take a taxi, Uber, GrabCar, public bus, or public transit (Monorail) to Pekeliling Bus Station. If you plan to utilize Kuala Lumpur’s public transport station then take the Monorail to Titiwangsa Station. Pekeliling Bus Station is conveniently located right across from Titiwangsa Station, so if you’re concerned about KL’s traffic jams, taking the Monorail might provide a practical alternative.
I used Pekeliling Bus Station and found it quite easy to find a suitable bus departure. The station itself is easy to navigate because it’s quite small. You can even book tickets online to depart from this station if you’re concerned that it might be busy (a long weekend for instance).
Alternatively, there are also some buses that depart Puduraya Station en route to Kuantan. Ultimately, I would suggest using the station that is closer to you or the one with less traffic congestion at the time you want to leave for Kuantan. Pekeliling Station might provide easier access to leave KL due to its location in comparison to Puduraya.
2. Once at you’re at either Pekeliling Station or Puduraya Station then purchase your ticket and wait to board the bus. At the time of my journey the total price of the ticket was 24.30 RM. There are many buses that bring passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan which means that prices will vary anywhere from 22 RM to 25 RM per passenger.