Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands

How to get from Taman Negara to Cameron Highlands by bus

distance: 343km
total travel time: 7 - 9 hours (including stop in Kuala Tembeling)

With both destinations out of the way of inter-city travel in the middle of the Malaysian rainforest, there are no scheduled long-distance bus connection available. However, several travel companies offer mini bus services between Taman Negara and Cameron Highlands. Part of the journey between Kuala Tembeling and Taman Negara Headquarters in Kuala Tahan will be on the river via speed boat (but can also be changed to Minibus on request).

Click the links belows to book bus tickets online:
Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands - Taman Negara

If you book a Taman Negara package tour (by default from and to Kuala Lumpur), you can change your arrival / departure destination to Cameron Highlands for an extra charge of RM35.
more information on a Taman Negara tour here

Cameron Highlands - Taman Negara

price: RM95 (for direct online booking without a package)
Tickets are also available at the Guesthouses in Tanah Rata
departure: 8am (Tanah Rata)
arrival: 5pm (Kuala Tahan)
from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Tembeling with mini bus, arrival in Kuala Tembeling around 12pm
from Kuala Tembeling to Taman Negara HQ in Kuala Tahan with longtail boat (2pm - 5pm)

 

Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands

price: RM95 (for direct online booking without a package)
Tickets are also available at the tourist information shops and guesthouses in Kuala Tahan
departure: 9am (by boat) or 10am by minibus  in Kuala Tahan
arrival: 4pm (Tanah Rata)
The mini bus will leave Kuala Tembeling at 12pm and arrive in Tanah Ratah around 4pm

Transport Connections (online booking)
Company / Departure Times (click departure point to book / check times and prices) Taman Negara Cameron Highlands   Prices (online booking)
Han Travel
from Taman Negara:
9.50am
from Cameron Highlands:
8am
Han Rainforest Resort Jalan Persiaran Camellia 4, Tanah Rata Mini Bus and Boat RM90
RM95

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