Once you reach the jetty expect to see a few different boat providers to choose from to get to Kapas
Accommodation Information – Kuala Terengganu and Kapas
Where did we stay during this trip?
While in Kuala Terengganu our main priority was being close to the bus station and Chinatown while maintaining our budget. Eventually, we decided to stay at DJ Citi Point Hotel.
We don’t have an affiliation with this property, therefore our opinion is an unbiased one. Overall, it turned out to be a super convenient, solid budget place to stay. It’s only about 3 minutes from the bus station and 10 minutes from Chinatown (and 5 minutes from the ferry to Pulau Redang).
It’s nothing extravagant, but definitely conveniently located. At the time of writing it had a score of 7.3/10 based on 641 verified guest reviews. I personally, would give it around a 7.8/10.
In the morning, it was very easy to hop on the local bus to Marang where I boarded the ferry to Kapas.
Where is the best place to stay on Kapas Island?
When I visited Kapas, I almost had to go back to the mainland for the evening because there were literally only 1 or 2 rooms left on the entire island.
I suggest using Southeast Asia’s best hotel comparison site and booking well in advance for your rooms in this area of Malaysia. Many online providers don’t even have rooms listed for Kapas so a comparison site with a wider range of rooms will save you time and money.
You can also give www.agoda.com a try if you use it for your bookings.
Flight Information – Flying to Kuala Terengganu
What airport should you fly into to reach Pulau Kapas?
Kuala Terengganu Airport is locally and officially known as Sultan Mahmud Airport.
What long does it take to get from Kuala Terengganu Airport to the city center?
I personal have completed the taxi ride from Kuala Terengganu Airport to the city centre at least 8 times. On average it takes about 25 minutes – give or take a few minutes depending on the traffic and time of your arrival.
What’s the best way to find the cheapest flights to Kuala Terengganu to reach Pulau Kapas?
I would suggest using a price comparison site such as Momondo or BookingBuddy. There are many daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu with Air Asia alone, not to mention all the other providers in Malaysia.
Save the time and cash and start your search using a comparison site to narrow your way down to the cheapest airline providers for your date and time of travel.
I personally used both Momondo and BookingBuddy because they have different approaches to finding the cheapest flight to Kuala Terengganu.
Momondo will search various sites and immediately show you their cheapest price, whereas BookingBuddy will let you search up to 8 websites for prices at the same time.
Here is a link to their flight-price comparison page to see if anything works for you:
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO KUALA TERENGGANU (Kapas) – Momondo
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO KUALA TERENGGANU (Kapas) – BookingBuddy
What are the leading airlines which offer flights to Kuala Terengganu?
Air Asia, Malaysian Airlines, and Firefly – a subsidiary of Malaysian Airlines. Of these, I would have to say that Air Asia is the most popular.
But if you have a lot of luggage then Malaysian Airlines could be a good alternative option.