Cameron Highlands Transportation

  • The multistorey car park and the bus terminal
    The multistorey car park and the bus...
    by DaHongHua
  • Transportation
    by hassan_abu
  • Transportation
    by hassan_abu

Most Recent Transportation in Cameron Highlands

  • Bus to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur

    by schaefer82 Written Nov 25, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Buses to Cameron Highlands will depart from Puduraya bus terminal, which is located just beside the Plaza Rakyat LRT station / Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. The bus will arrived at the Tanah Rata bus terminal in Cameron Highlands.

    From my research, there are 3 bus operators going to Cameron Highlands from KL, which are Unititi Express, CS Travel and GT Express. When you reach Puduraya terminal, there will be lot's of people coming to you and try to sell tickets to you. You should ignore them and straightaway walk to counter (You can try counter 41 or 25), because most of the time these people will mark up the price and sell to you, and worst thing is they will always said the bus departs now (which in most cases it's not).

    If you are going on weekend, try to book earlier as the bus gets very full. The total journey will takes you about 3 hours.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • saleemg's Profile Photo

    Reaching Cameron Highlands

    by saleemg Updated Feb 1, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We had hired a 10 seater mini-van for our group of 9 persons, through Joel Travels. Same is managed by Mr Philip Anthony, who was very prompt and professional in his responses over Email and provided all the required details. The assigned driver, Chandran, was professional with excellen time keeping, safe driving and in providing good tour guidance. The driver's command over English and General Knowledge was quite impressive.

    Took us 5 hrs to reach Cameron Highlands (Hotel Equatorial, Brinchang), from Putrajaya (Kuala Lumpur), including 3 stops en-route. One for refreshments at a decent rest area with numerous local restaurants in a very clean and hygenic environment, another at Lata Eskander waterfall which is on the way and finally at Bharat tea plantation. Please note that Equatorial hotel is the highest point on te main route within Cameron highlands, hence, the journey takes a bit longer than other points within C.H.

    The one-way trip costed us MYR650/-. The Mercedes van, although a bit old, was in good condition overall. The Malaysian road network is excellent, although I was surprised at the overall apathy towards wearing of seat belts.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • gdilieto's Profile Photo

    Taxi in the Cameron Highlands

    by gdilieto Updated Sep 29, 2012

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    (Vintage) Taxi in the Highlands

    Hailing a taxi in the street is not an option in the Cameron Highlands and you will generally have to arrange for pickup. There are indeed a taxi station in Tanah Rata and one in Brinchang but you may find no taxis stationing and have to wait for one long time. The most practical way is to arrange the initial few taxis through your hotel and, when you find a driver fitting your style, get his mobile number and arrange directly your next rides.

    Fares from/to popular destinations as well as fares for hire by the hour are set, however it is possible to exercise one's bargaining skills. Quality of cars ranges, with old Mercedes Benz from the 80s, and even the 70s (!), being very popular. Some vintage taxis are very charming but good only for short distances, more comfortable cars might be a better fit for long drives such as to Ipoh airport or KL airports.

    The website of hotel The Lakehouse (www.lakehouse-cameron.com/taxi) maintains a current table of Cameron Highlands' taxi fares to many popular destinations in Malaysia (among others, KLIA, LCCT and Ipoh Airport). On www.cameronhighlands.com, section Destination Guide, fares of taxi for local destinations (though not always up to date), including the telephone number of Tanah Ratah taxi station which may be convenient to carry with you.

    Was this review helpful?

  • K2NG's Profile Photo

    Transport from Tanah Rata to Brinchang

    by K2NG Updated May 21, 2012
    Cameron Highland  - Tanah Rata

    The bus between Tanah Rata and Brinchang is hourly , ie. 1.30pm , 2.30pm, 3.30pm etc... Price per trip per person is RM$1.50. The last bus from Tanah Rata to Brinchang is 6.30pm while the last bus back from Brinchang is between 7.30pm to 7.45pm. However,, the bus from Brinchang to Tanah Rata can be unreliable in timing. The main Taxi stand, which is also the bus stop, offers Taxi ride to Tanah Rata charging at RM$6 per trip. If you happen to see passengers sitting around waiting for the same bus, you can try to talk to them and see if they mind sharing Taxi with you. It can be cheaper and cut down on waiting time.

    Was this review helpful?

  • K2NG's Profile Photo

    Walking from Tanah Rata to Brinchang

    by K2NG Updated May 21, 2012

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Walking To BrinChang From Tanah Rata

    You may want to do an early morning walk to Brinchang from Tanah Rata to enjoy the fresh morning air and beautiful scenery along the way. The guides at Information Counter will most probably say distance is about 5km. But there is a shorter path than can cut the walking distance considerably by almost half. Refer to the map and take note of the highlighted path in RED. There is even a shorter route by doing an easy Jungle walk on PATH 4 where you will pass Parit Falls and then hit the road to continue the path in RED to Brinchang.

    Was this review helpful?

  • pres_16's Profile Photo

    Van from Penang to Cameron Highlands

    by pres_16 Updated Mar 23, 2012

    This trip is offered by the guesthouse I have stayed in Penang, the Old Penang Guesthouse. Fare rate is higher compared to the bus rates, but the trip via van is faster, saves time and gives you more time in Camerons specially if you are to stay only in a day or two. I paid 45rm for this trip.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mozumbus's Profile Photo

    Regal Transport: Do it at your own risk

    by Mozumbus Updated Sep 13, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Regal Transport kiosk at Tanah Rata Bus Station
    1 more image

    For roaming around Cameron Highlands, even those guide books which encourage independant traveling usually recommend to book a tour rather than doing it independently.

    However, we tried to defy the odds and ended up with some not-so-hard learned lessons.

    On the 11th day of our Oriental Outings 2011, we headed to Tanah Rata bus station to find out that Regal Transport connects various towns of Cemeron Highlands; Brinchang, Kamoung Raja, Ringlet, Sungai Palas junction, etc. We wanted to visit tea plantations and strawberry farms among other recommendations.

    The kiosk window was showing a bus at 1130, which was postponed to 1200 as it had to pick up school childern on their field trip from a nearby locality. Finally, we had to abondon our expedition, before it actually started, to switch to Plan B, i.e. a packaged tour, amid the uncertainty of schedule and of our simple map.

    However, if one has time and a clear head, the local transport is the way to go around Cameron Highlands.

    Please click here to see what we explored during the day tour

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mozumbus's Profile Photo

    Minivan Transfers to Unconventional Destinations

    by Mozumbus Written Sep 13, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Minivan Schedule of Kang's Travel

    Apart from bus companies which operate regular daily service to/from Cameron Highlands, tour operators also run minivans connecting to the various parts of the peninsular Malaysia.

    These tour operators follow rather uncertain schedules mainly depending on the supply-demand scenario. Therefore, for conventional routes, regular bus companies are a better bet.

    However, this kind of service makes a lot of sense if one wants to go to rather unconventional places, such as Taman Negara, which we planned to visit.

    Kang's Travel is one famous name around Tanah Rata which may take you to far off places, such as Gua Musang, Perhentian Island, Kuala Kedah (Langkawi), Taman Negara etc. Keep a check on the white board displayed outside their little outlet at Tanah Rata main market.

    Just to mention, our Taman Negara plan - an integral part of the Oriental Outings 2011 - got spoiled as they change the plan a day ahead blaming bad weather and chances of flooding.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mozumbus's Profile Photo

    LCCT/KLIA to Cameron Highlands via Ipoh

    by Mozumbus Updated Sep 12, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tea Plantation around Cameron Highlands

    During our Oriental Outings 2011, we wanted to make it to Cameron Highlands from LCCT, without staying at KL. The conventional method is to take an airport bus, from LCCT, to one of the KL bus stations (Bukit Jalil in this case), and then take another bus to Cameron Highlands.

    Since Bukit Jalil was under renovation those days and we were unable to find reliable information, we instead took Yoyo bus which took us directly to Ipoh, where we took Kinta Omni bus from, to Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands. That also saved us from going into the busy KL.

    Star Shuttle also runs LCCT-Ipoh route. Both of these companies run multiple buses a day for this route; LCCT-KLIA-Ipoh. Tickets may be purchased from the kiosks located at the end of the arrival area.

    We chose Yoyo (RM 43) as it was departing relatively early.

    Please click here to read how we made it from Bali to Cameron Highlands in one day.

    (Note there are two bus stations in Ipoh; Medan Gopeng serves intercity transport, inclduing CH, while Medan Kidd operates local as well as some CH buses)

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mozumbus's Profile Photo

    Kinta Omnius: Small and Smart

    by Mozumbus Written Sep 12, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Kinta Omnibus kiosk at Tanah Rata Bus Station

    During our Oriental Outings 2011, we took Kinta Omnibus from Medan Kidd, Ipoh to Tanah Rata and that was not a bad experience.

    Later, I peeked into their kiosk at Tanah Rata bus station to find out that the bus company also runs CH-KL route twice a day, 0830 & 1400.

    They run daily buses to Ipoh at 0800, 1100, 1500 & 1800. Looks like that it is a small company but, on the face of it, appeared better than Kurnia Bistari and Regal Transport.

    Please click here to read how we made it from Bali to Cameron Highlands in one day.

    (Note there are two bus stations in Ipoh; Medan Gopeng serves intercity transport, inclduing CH, while Medan Kidd operates local as well as some CH buses)

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mozumbus's Profile Photo

    Kurnia Bistari: Guide Book's Favourite

    by Mozumbus Updated Sep 12, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Kurnia Bistari Kiosk at Tanah Rata Bus Station

    Kurnia Bistari is usually referred to in travel guides when it comes to intercity bus travel to/from Cameron Highlands.

    During our Oriental Outings 2011, We first tried to get hold of the bus company after landing at LCCT, however, none of the phone numbers we had were working. Maybe that was due to the renovation work going at Puduraya Bus Station then. Amid this uncertainty, we took the alternative route to Cameron Highlands via Ipoh.

    At Medan Kidd bus station, Ipoh, the only sight of Kurnia Bistari we had was the adjacent junkyard with bus carcasses. We tried to find out if they had a living service to Tanah Rata only to find out that Kinta Omnibus is about ready to depart for the hill station.

    On our way back from Cameron Highlands, we also investigated from their kiosk at Tanah Rata bus station for Penang bus but then opted for a better looking option; Unititi Express http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/214319/.

    Therefore, the bus company remained untested, as far as we are concerned! However, it would not be a bad idea to share thier schedule which I captured from their kiosk at Tanah Rata bus station:

    To KL: 08:00, 1030, 1300 (VIP) & 1630
    To Penang/Ipoh: 0800 (VIP) & 1430

    Please click here to read how we made it from Bali to Cameron Highlands in one day.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mozumbus's Profile Photo

    Unititi Express: Best of the Lot

    by Mozumbus Updated Sep 12, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Unititi Kiosk at Tanah Rata Bus Station

    During our Oriental Outings 2011, we took Unititi Express for Cameron Highlands to Penang. Before booking, we did a little window shopping around the bus station. On the face of it, Unititi looked a better option and our later experience was also not bad.

    We booked a day earlier from the kiosk at Tanah Rata Bus Station, for RM 32 per seat for 2x1 seating arrangement. Journey was smooth except for scheduled stoppages first at Ipoh and then at Butterworth, making an already prolonged journey longer. It took us 5 hours from Tanah Rata to Prangin Mall, Penang.

    It would be intersting to note that the bus did not depart from Tanah Rata's main bus station but instead from Unititi's own bus stand located on the main road. Good for us as it was walking distance from where we were staying.

    Unititi also runs daily buses to KL Sentral/ Bukit Jalil for RM 35 at 0830, 1345, and 1530. There are two daily buses for Penang, which also cover Ipoh and Buuterworth. The morning one departs at 0800 and costs RM 32 while the afternoon VIP leaves at 1430 and costs RM 38.

    Please click here to read more details.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • bungi333's Profile Photo

    Bus to Cameron Highlands

    by bungi333 Written Sep 18, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We took a cab from KLIA to Puduraya Bus Station, and took a bus to Tana Rata bus station in Cameron Highlands. It took us about 5 to 6 hours to get there.

    There are a number of counters in the bus station. If you ask around they will direct you to the right counters for the buses that leave to CH.

    I think there are buses from Puduraya to CH every hour or so. It shouldn't cost more than RM 40.

    Remember to book your return ticket as soon as you get there. Just to be on the safer side.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo

    Get to Camerons from Penang, KL, via Simpang Pulai

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Jun 30, 2008

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    new road to Camerons
    2 more images

    This driving tip was originally written when Simpang Pulai route was newly open (and there were hardly any signs to Cameron Highlands at the time. The tip has been updated in August 2006. Signage is much better now

    From KL: Take the North-South Highway and get off at the Simpang Pulai toll.

    At the first set of lights (immediately after the toll), turn right, and then at the next set of lights, turn right again and follow this road. After about 25 km, you will pass by Pos Slim which is an Orang Asli Settlement. This is how you'll know that you are going on the right track for sure!

    The next major towns you'll see are Blue Valley and Kg Raja, both of which are part of Cameron Highlands and do offer some minor attractions, restaurants and shops. The Rose Valley flower garden is located at Blue Valley & outside of this flower garden are numerous stalls selling fresh fruits, strawberry jam, honey and other local produce.

    There is also a rather attractive & colourful Chinese temple up on the hill around Kg Raja town. If you have time, you should drop by to take a look.

    The journey from Simpang Pulai toll to Brinchang town is around 72 km and takes about 1 hour.

    On your return journey down this same route, you will drive pass by some flower & vegetable farms with their own shops for souveniors and a couple of tea plantations. The Bharat Tea shop makes for a nice stop as well and deserves a look-see. The views along this slightly windy stretch of highway are spectacular (see pics)! However, it is certainly a much easier drive and less windy as compared to the Tapah route, which is covered in my first transportation tip, above.

    When we drove there in June 2004, we noticed people CAMPING on the side of the highway (dangerous, isn't it?!). There were also people who stopped their cars to take pictures and I can't blame them because the view was really quite beautiful.

    P.S. I have a good map, but it is in PDF format. Please e-mail me Wild Orchid at VT Mail if you want a copy of the Simpang Pulai route map.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • mansionion's Profile Photo

    Transfer to the East Coast

    by mansionion Written Apr 13, 2008

    There's no direct public transport from Cameron Highlands to the East Coats (eg Kota Baharu). However, some travel agents in Cameron Highland can arrange for private van transfer from there to Kota Baharu for journey to Perhentian islands. You may enquire on this arrangement once you arrive in Cameron Highlands, particularly at Tanah Rata bus station.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Cameron Highlands

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

79 travelers online now

Comments

Cameron Highlands Transportation

Reviews and photos of Cameron Highlands transportation posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Cameron Highlands sightseeing.

View all Cameron Highlands hotels