When we arrived at the Jetty, we had to check-in at the Laguna Redang Jetty Counter. During check-in, they need our name and confirmation number. Then, they would take care of our luggage and we just waited for the departure.
For Laguna Redang Island Resort, they have the following boat schedules:
1st Trip: Merang Jetty --> Resort : 9:30 am ; Resort --> Merang Jetty : 9:00 am
2nd Trip: Merang Jetty --> Resort : 12:00 pm ; Resort --> Merang Jetty : 11:00 am
The cost of the return ferry is included in our Hotel Package. If you did not buy a hotel package, they allow you to ride their ferry for RM50 per person/way. Just pay at their jetty counter.
Laguna Redang Resort has a comfortable air-conditioning ferry can seat up to 110 passengers.
It depends what hotel package you have, the type of ferry varies depending on your hotel package.
The ferry ride will take between 45 minutes to 1 hour.
I have also checked with other operators to find out alternative way to visit the Island in most cost effective way. Unfortunately, they don't have budget ferry for backpacker or self-traveler for day trip. If you have a group, you can hire a boat between RM 350 to RM 400 for a day to visit the Island.
If you are visiting other islands like Perhentian Besar or Kecil, you can buy the hotel package in here too!
Merang Jetty is the place where you take a ferry to Redang Island. Merang is about 30KM away from Kuala Terengganu Airport. It takes about 40 minutes between the Airport to/from Merang Jetty. There is no public bus in between this route. There are two ways you can reach the Jetty:
1) Arrange your transport with your hotel or resorts. For example, Laguna Redang Resort will charge RM36 return per person between the Airport to Merang Jetty as available based on their assigned schedules.
2) Just buy a taxis coupon at the Airport Taxi Counter. It will cost RM50 per car with maximum 4 passengers.
I think it is worth taking the taxi if you have more than 3 persons in your group. As you can have the flexibility to go somewhere else after the Radang trip instead of straight back to the Airport. The taxi will cost RM25 between the Airport to downtown Kuala Terengganu. There are public buses on the main road from Merang to downtown Kuala Terengganu.
Most visitors to Redang island purchase packages that include boat transfer to the island.
If you choose to go independently, you may hitch a ride on one of the resorts' boats (from MYR40) or take Redang Teratai Boat Service (9:30am or 2pm). These run from the string of jetties along the river in Merang.
I bought a free & easy flight package, available from Singapore-based tour agencies, including flights, 2 nights hotel stay (deluxe garden room) in Berjaya Redang Resort, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 snorkelling session for S$528 (including taxes and surcharges but not including a MYR5 for Marine Park entry fee).
Berjaya Air flies direct from Singapore Seletar Airport (not to be confused with Singapore Changi Airport) to Pulau Redang Airport once a day in the afternoon, every Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun. The journey takes 1.5 hours each way on board a Dash-7 plane, served by 2 stewardesses. The return flight is on the same days except that it is in the morning.
There are coaches transporting passengers between Pulau Redang Airport and the hotel.
Transnational operates daily air-conditioned coach services from most towns in Malaysia (including Kuala Lumpur:Puduraya,Putra; Johor Bahru:Larkin; Singapore:Kallang Baru Bus Station).
As for their timings, lookup from the website stated below.
You can get to Redang island from Singapore by car/bus/coach/taxi/plane follow by boat or ferry.
Transnasional VIP coach price is SGD33 one way for 9-10 hours. Daily 9 pm departure from Kallang Bahru bus station to Kuala Terengganu bus station. Deluxe coach is SGD26 one way. Chidren under 12 is half price. It is cheaper to book your return ticket to Singapore in Kuala Terengganu bus station. VIP coach is RM42.
Most effective way to buy your coach tickets from Singapore (SIN) to Kuala Terengganu (KT) is to go to Lavender Street, off Kallang Bahru Lorry Park to buy your tickets and be at the boarding point 30 minutes before departure.
From SIN to KT is SGD36 and return is SGD15.10. Total is SGD51.50
Daily departure at 9am, 8pm and 9pm.
Buses to Kuala Terengganu operate from Kuala Lumpur Pekeliling Bus Station in the north of the city, just off Jalan Tun Razak (close to Tun Razak Star LRT station).
There are two buses a day to Kuala Terengganu (from MYR25 per person one way, 9 hours) from Pekeliling.
There are a number of large company coach services leaving from the quieter and less intimidating Kuala Lumpur Putra bus station, opposite PWTC (easily reached by taking the Star LRT to PWTC station or a KTM Komuter train to Putra station), to Kuala Terengganu Express Bus Station and vice versa. It costs from MYR25.70 per person one way (7 hours, 10am and 10pm).
The main bus station of Kuala Terengganu is at Jalan Masjid Abidin. It serves as a terminal for all local buses. Some long-distance buses arrive there as well but most use the express bus station in the north of town.
Berjaya Beach Resort ferries leave Kuala Terengganu jetty (next to the bus station) daily at 10:30am and 3pm. It costs MYR80 return. Price is inclusive when you book the room package.
In the opposite direction, boats leave Redang for Kuala Terengganu daill at 8am and 1pm (8am and 12pm on Friday).
Note that priority is given to guests of Berjaya Beach Resort and if its boat is full, you will have to try to squeeze onto one of the other resorts' boats at Merang jetty. Please see next transportation tip.
To get to Pulau Redang, you will have to take a ferry from the jetty in Kuala Terengganu. Most resorts and chalets in Redang will include the ferry ride in their package so all you have to do is go the jetty and pick up your boarding pass.
The ferry ride will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on the weather and sea condition. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean and the time will fly by a lot faster!! :o)
By Air :
Malaysia Airline System (MAS) & AirAsia operates services direct from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. The flight takes about 45 minutes.
KUL-TGG Departure time TGG-KUL Departure time
ex KLIA ex TGG
MAS 0730hrs: MH 1320 MAS 1205hrs: MH 1329
1045hrs: MH 1326 1755hrs: MH 1335
AirAsia 0715hrs: AK 334 AirAsia 2200hrs: AK 337
Berjaya Air For any information, please call 03-7846 6828
Airport transfer from Sultan Mahmud Airport - Merang Jetty = RM 30 (Return)
Express buses and outstation taxis offer regular services from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. The trip takes about 5½ hours.
There are many buses, coaches and taxis commuting between Kuala Terengganu town and Merang Jetty.
Once your arrived at Merang Jetty, our "exclusive resort passenger boat" will be awaiting for you. It takes only a 45-minute scenic boat ride to Laguna Redang Island Resort. You'll still be fresh enough to take your first plunge in the crystal clear water of Redang!
Ferry Transfer from Merang - Laguna Redang = Free of Charge
Disclaimer: I HAVE NOT DONE THIS; BUT SHARING INFO I GATHERED FROM FRIENDS WHO DID
It is a more than 10 hours journey (about 11 hours covering 590kms) as you make your way via coach from Singapore to Kuala Trengganu in Trengganu, Malaysia. You'll reach Kuala Trengganu very early in the morning and will have to wait a few hours for your ferry to cross the sea to get to Pulau Redang from Merang Jetty.
There is only one coach serving this sector: Transnasional (no known website) operating out of Lavender Street Bus Station, off Kallang Bahru, arriving at Stesyen Bas Ekspres Tanjung, Kuala Trengganu. Daily services. You can purchase Transnasional return coach tickets from their ticket office and departure point at Lavender Street Bus Station. Only "economy" class coach tickets are available for their 3 daily services.Time leaving Singapore: 9.00am, 8.00pm & 9.00pm.
Price of ticket: adult: S$51.90; child: S$25.90.
Transnational operate 2 trips daily, 8 pm and 9 pm. I bought ticket at S$36 per way from SIN to Kuala Terengganu. It took about 10 hours. There are 2 types of coach, economic and business. Try to get on an business class coach that has about 27 seats, it gives you more leg space. The economic class has about 33 seats. Heard that they are of the same price.