Cameron Highlands Transportation

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    Biking

    by muddybok Updated Jun 16, 2006

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    Mark & some orang asli's kids

    Visiting Cameron Highlands on bikes is not a bad option. You just have to extra careful when you're negotiating corners.

    Also look out for mean Land Rovers that sometime don't slow down even when they coming down the steep mountain road fully loaded with vegetables. Well, they already familiar with every curve over there. Some of these work horse Land Rovers have bad wheel alignment problem, but the driver just manage to drive them. For me, I just like to stay a far distance from them in case they really run into you.


    I don't like vegetables and definitely don't want to be one if I am being run into one.

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    If you don't drive....

    by hassan_abu Written Mar 18, 2008

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    you could always get package tours from the hotels, that can bring you to the tourist attactions like the Boh Tea plantation, strawberry farms, cactus farms, bee farms, butterfly parks, etc.

    I dare not drive up the small tiny roads that lead up to the top of the Boh plantation, that's why I decided to go along the tour.

    It really is not cheap, but if you don't know the way, it is better to go on a tour. We paid RM88 for a family of four.

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    20 seater coach from Singapore - Cameron Highlands

    by yann.ng Updated Mar 23, 2008

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    We took the 20-seater coach from Golden Mile Complex to Cameron Highlands via the Second Link at Tuas.

    It cost SG$149 per pax round trip from Singapore to Cameron Highlands. The coach will drop you off at your accomodation choice unless it is unaccessible by their coach e.g. Cluny Lodge where the road is too narrow for a coach bus.

    The coach ride takes around 9hours inclusive of 2 x 30 mins stop for meals/ toilet break.

    The seats can be recline to almost total sleeping with personal TV screen for Video-on-demand. Some of the seats might b faulty and the knee rest cannot be adjusted or the TV does not work.

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    Taxi in the Cameron Highlands

    by gdilieto Updated Sep 29, 2012

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    (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.

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    Walking from Tanah Rata to Brinchang

    by K2NG Updated May 21, 2012

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    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.

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  • Shutter Services

    by vonvonz Written May 1, 2006

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    Traffic at Brinchang

    if you are staying in Equatorial resort they have shutter services at every 3 hours (example: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm) to transports resort guest to town brinchang or tanah rata. a one way trip will cost RM5 per person and a 2 way trip will cost RM8 per person. if the time is right for you, this is a really cheap alternative to get to town instead of arranging for a cab.

    and if you are in town, there's also shutter service at the titiwangsa travel company that arranges shutter services to transport people back to their hotel but the frequency of the shutter is unpredictable, so it is best to to the them to check with them about their shutter service before going around town. it cost only RM3 per person.

    titiwangsa address:
    36, brinchang main road, 39100, cameron highlands, pahang darul makmur

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    Cab fare

    by iewus Written Jul 1, 2004

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    Cab fare cost a standard RM8 whether from Brinchang or Tanah Rata back to Strawberry Park.

    We heard that it wasn't easy to get cabs but we didn't have much problem. There was a taxi waiting area at Tanah Rata near its bus terminal. A local was there to help people flag down cabs too. Dunno whether we were supposed to tip. I didn't though haha!

    We later chatted with the cab driver and he told us that after nine pm, cabs will be much fewer in number. So do take care not to stay in town too late and get stranded from your hotel!

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    Unititi Express: Best of the Lot

    by Mozumbus Updated Sep 12, 2011

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    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.

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    Kurnia Bistari: Guide Book's Favourite

    by Mozumbus Updated Sep 12, 2011

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    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.

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    Kinta Omnius: Small and Smart

    by Mozumbus Written Sep 12, 2011

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    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)

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    Regal Transport: Do it at your own risk

    by Mozumbus Updated Sep 13, 2011

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    Regal Transport kiosk at Tanah Rata Bus Station
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    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

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    Minivan Transfers to Unconventional Destinations

    by Mozumbus Written Sep 13, 2011

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    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.

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    Taking a Cab to Cameron Highlands

    by bpacker Updated Jun 4, 2007

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    Cameron's yellow-topped cabs

    If you have a bit more spare change, you can also take a cab in/out of Cameron Highlands. There's a taxi stand at Tanah Rata, along Jalan Besar ( not too far from the bus terminal ). Just look out for the yellow topped cabs. Alternatively, these cabs can also take you around Cameron H. Here's a sampler of their fares -

    From Tanah Rata taxi stand to:

    Brinchang RM 6.00
    Kea Farm / Butterfly Farm / EQ Hotel RM 15.00
    Sungai Palas Tea Plantation - RM 25.00
    Kampung Raja - RM 28.00
    Bharat Tea Plantation - RM 12.00
    Boh Tea Plantation RM 28.00
    Tapah ( the nearest town beneath the highlands ) RM 60.00
    KL RM 200

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  • Bus to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur

    by schaefer82 Written Nov 25, 2013

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    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.

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    Bus to Cameron Highlands

    by bungi333 Written Sep 18, 2010

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    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.

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