From Kuala Lumpur you can take either MAS or Airasia to Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Terengganu. Travel with comfort with MAS...cost around MYR550 (to n fro), or you can choose the budget airlines Airasia...cost around MYR300 to n fro. Flights from Kuala Lumpur to KT is just around 1 hour.
You'll find a lot of trishaws in Kuala Terengganu. The only thing is that those cycling those trishaws mostly are old men...so making them cycle too far just don't feel right to me...short trips are ok I guess.
It was still free till February 2008, not so sure whether fee is chargeable after that. It's such a unique bus...it has traditional Malay palace concept.
The service starts at 6 am till 10 pm everyday taking passengers to tourist destination such as Tenku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Handicraft Centre, Pasar Payang, Bukit Puteri, Istana Maziah, the State Museum and some other interesting places around Kuala Terengganu.
To get to Kuala Terengganu by bus, take a Transnasional from Hentian Duta in Kuala Lumpur. This is the safest bus liner to take! The journey would take about hours. The fare is RM29.60 not including a 20sen insurance coverage. Departure times: 9:00am,9:30am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 12:00nn, 10:00pm, 10:30pm, 11:00pm, 11:59pm.
From Dungun, there is a local bus that leaves probably hourly from the Bus Station near the Kuala Dungun field. It used to cost RM4 in the past (probably RM5 now). The journey would take almost 2 hours.
The best way to see Kuala Terengganu and the surrounding area is self drive... There are only a few rental car companies in Kuala Terengganu... We managed to locate one that is operated by Kapas Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd... Its service is good thru Zulkefli Salleh and it operates out of Primula Parkroyal Hotel lobby as well as the Sultan Mahmud Airport...
You can rent a car for 24 hours or 8 hours depending on your requirements... you will have to pay about RM100 and RM80 respectively as well as the petrol used...
Most people come here from either Kuala Lumpur (KL), Johor Bahru (JB) or Singapore (SG).
For now my tips will be on getting here from JB and SG.
Transnational is one of the coach that comes here from Singapore and will stop at JB.
Ticket price and travel time (roughly):
JB - KT RM33 [8-9 hours]
SG - KT S$30 [10-11 hours]
As Kuala Terengganu is a riverine town, travelling by boat is still a common things here. Most of the locals use the boat to cross the two river banks. The journey by boat will normally takes about 10mins, costing RM0.80 one way.
The Kuala Terengganu Express coach Station is located on Jalan Bandar, next to the Astaka Shopping Centre. From the express coach station, it is almost walking distance to most of Kuala Terengganu's attractions.
Some of you might have heard that I spend quite sizable amount to maintain this car and the consumption of gas may be beyond average Malaysian cars. But this car nonetheless is a reliable car to travel almost 1,600KM in 5 days time (with 2.5days resting at Kuala Besut Jetty parking lot.
This old faithful of mine travel almost every significant roads of Peninsular Malaysia (be it Road #1, #5, #2 and all that). This car however not yet crosses the old East-West Highway that connecting Jeli-Gerik & Gua Musang way.
This picture is taken at Terengganu State Museum.
Not much more than a runway and a tower, the rustic KT airport is your likely arrival point in the Kuala Terengganu area.
There are a few tourist stalls here where you can arrange transport and/or accomodations at Pulau Redang if need be...
Taking the beca (trishaw) to move around Kuala Terengganu town is a good alternative if you don't want to walk.
There are few bus companies that ply the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Terengganu route, one of them is the Konsortium Bus Express which I took on my last trip to KT.
One of the traditional type of transport which still popular in Kuala Terengganu and in afew other towns.