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How to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Pulau Redang

2 Jetties in Terengganu to Redang Island

Shahbandar jetty, the main gateway to Pulau Redang:

  • 30 minutes drive from Kuala Terengganu Airport
  • 3 minutes drive or 15 minutes walk from Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal
  • Served by ferry operated by private company or resort
  • More facilities at the jetty surrounding

Shahbandar Jetty Location Map

Merang jetty, the alternative gateway to Pulau Redang:

  • 40 minutes drive from Kuala Terengganu Airport
  • 60 minutes drive from Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal
  • Served by speed boat operated by private company or resort
  • Located in small fishing village with lesser facilities at the surrounding
  • Nearer to Kuala Besut Jetty (jetty for Pulau Perhentian), approximately 60 minutes drive.
  • Also served as a jetty to Lang Tengah Island.

Merang Jetty Location Map


By flight from KLIA, KLIA2 and Subang Airport to Kuala Terengganu Airport

Direct – 50-60 mins – daily basis – RM100-150 per way

The flight will take about 1 hour from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu Airport.

Recommended flight timing:

Airport From KL/Subang From Kuala Terengganu
AirAsia KLIA2 6.15am/7.00am 13.05pm/5.15pm
Firefly Subang 7.15am 2.20pm/5.50pm
Malindo Subang 7.30am 5.15pm
Malaysia Airlines KLIA 7.20am 4.05pm

As a general guide, any flight that reach Kuala Terengganu Airport before 8.30am and depart from Kuala Terengganu Airport after 4.00pm is good to book.

Flight timing stated above is for reference only, it is subject to change as per related airline websites.

Please check with your travel agent/resort for ferry/boat timing, they should advise you on the suitable flight timing.

NEVER book the flight before confirm the ferry/boat timing as the timing maybe changed on case by case basis.


By overnight coach from Kuala Lumpur/Selangor to Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal

Direct – 6 – 7 hours – daily basis – RM50-60 per way

Regular coaches are available from major bus terminals in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, any overnight coach that leaves the terminal before 10pm (1 day before check in to island) and reach Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal before 8am is good to go.

The coach will take about 6-7 hours from Kuala Lumpur/Selangor to Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal.

As a general guide, any coach that reach Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal before 8.00am and depart from Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal after 2.00pm is good to book.

NEVER book the coach ticket before confirm the ferry/boat timing as the timing maybe changed on case by case basis.

You may book the coach ticket in this link.


Travel from Kuala Terengganu Airport to Shahbandar Jetty/Merang Jetty

The travel duration from KT Airport to Shahbandar Jetty is around 20-30 minutes under normal traffic condition.

The travel duration from KT Airport to Merang Jetty is around 40-50 minutes under normal traffic condition.

There are a few ways to travel from Kuala Terengganu Airport to Shahbandar Jetty or Merang Jetty.

Shahbandar Jetty

  • KT Airport to Shahbandar Jetty by shuttle service (bus/van/car) – RM15-20 per person per way
  • KT Airport to Shahbandar Jetty by GRAB – RM20-25 per car per way
  • KT Airport to Shahbandar Jetty by taxi – RM30-35 per car per way

Distance from KT Airport to Shahbandar Jetty in Google Map

Merang Jetty

  • KT Airport to Merang Jetty by shuttle service (bus/van/car) – RM20-25 per person per way
  • KT Airport to Merang Jetty by GRAB – RM30-35 per car per way
  • KT Airport to Merang Jetty by taxi – RM40-45 per car per way

Distance from KT Airport to Merang Jetty in Google Map


Travel from Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal to Shahbandar Jetty/Merang Jetty

The travel duration from KT Bus Terminal to Shahbandar Jetty is around 5 minutes by car or 15 minutes by walk.

The travel duration from KT Bus Terminal to Merang Jetty is around 1 hour under normal traffic condition.

Merang Jetty

  • KT Bus Terminal to Merang Jetty by shuttle service (bus/van/car) – RM30-35 per person per way
  • KT Bus Terminal to Merang Jetty by GRAB – RM40-45 per car per way
  • KT Bus Terminal to Merang Jetty by taxi – RM50-55 per car per way

Distance from KT Bus Terminal to Merang Jetty in Google Map


Travel from Shahbandar Jetty/Merang Jetty to Redang Island

The travel duration from Shahbandar Jetty to Redang Island by ferry is around 90-100 minutes under normal sea condition.

The travel duration from Merang Jetty to Redang Island by speed boat is around 50-60 minutes under normal sea condition.

1 way ferry ticket from Shahbandar Jetty to Redang Island will cost RM55-65 per person.

1 way speed boat ticket from Merang Jetty to Redang Island will cost RM55-65 per person.

Unlike shahbandar jetty, there is more frequent speed boat service via Merang Jetty and some boat operator is available for charter.

The speed boat charter price from Merang Jetty to Redang Island will cost RM650-850 per boat per way.

You may book the ferry/boat ticket in this link.

The ticket is normally included if you are booking a packaged tour to Redang Island, please check with your travel agent prior to book the ticket separately.


Ferry/Speed Boat timing from Shahbandar Jetty/Merang Jetty to Redang Island

Shahbandar Jetty – Pulau Redang

From Shahbandar Jetty to Pulau Redang – 8.30am, 9.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 3.00pm

From Redang to Shahbandar Jetty – 7.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am, 12.00pm

Merang Jetty – Pulau Redang

From Merang Jetty to Pulau Redang – Between 8.00am to 3.00pm (depart on demand)

From Redang to Merang Jetty – Between 9.00am to 4.00pm (depart on demand)

Above ferry/boat timing is for planning purpose only, please kindly check with your travel agent or resort on exact timing for your travel date.

Update: 7 AUG 2019

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on Nov 19, 2018