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About Kota Bharu Bus Station

Kota Bahru Bus TerminalKota Bharu means “new castle” when it is translated and is the state capital of Kelantan situated on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It lies near the mouth of the Kelantan River Kota Bharu. The city is very rich in culture and houses many local traditional treasures. The main attractions in the city are the Islamic museums, mosques, unique architecture of the old royal palaces, as well as the markets available day and night. Travelling to Kota Bharu by bus is one of the best ways to explore Kelantan and you can do that now upon booking your tickets online with Easybook without having to queue up at the counter to get to the Kota Bharu Bus Terminal.

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Where is Kota Bahru Bus Terminal?

Kota Bharu Bus Terminal or also known as Stesen Bas Kota Bharu in Malay is located near Jalan Pendek just 4 km away from the centre of the town near the vibrant market called Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah and the Giant Superstore Kota Bharu Trade Centre. This bus station acts as the terminal for the majority of the long-distance buses coming in and out of Kota Bharu.

The bus station is for local buses to travel and connect routes to neighbouring towns. Travellers can get direct bus services to Kuala Besut Jetty for boats to Perhentian Islands, or crossing to Sungai Kolok at the Thailand border through Rantau Panjang. You can find plenty of amenities surrounding the terminal with most of Kota Bharu’s best accommodations and restaurants clustered around this bus station for the convenience of all travellers.

Bus Operators Schedules

There are quite some bus operators that provide daily buses travelling between Kota Bharu and other locations within Peninsular Malaysia. Many of the express bus service operators serve their bus routes to and fro Kota Bharu Bus Terminal. Here are some of the more popular routes and their accompanying operators you can choose to book with on Easybook.

Terminal Kota Bharu, Kelantan - Sungai Nibong, Penang: Ekspress Mutiara, Perdana Express (Tiara Pesona Sdn Bhd), Transnasional, Shamisha Holiday & Travels

Terminal Kota Bharu, Kelantan - Melaka Sentral: Cepat & Cekap Express, KKKL Sdn Bhd, Perdana Express (Tiara Pesona Sdn Bhd)

Terminal Kota Bharu, Kelantan - Ipoh, Perak: Ekspress Mutiara, Perdana Express (Tiara Pesona Sdn Bhd), Transnasional

Terminal Kota Bharu, Kelantan - Kuala Lumpur: Darul Naim Express Sdn Bhd, Ekspress Mutiara, Perdana Express (Tiara Pesona Sdn Bhd), Queen Express, Transnasional

Terminal Kota Bharu, Kelantan - Johor: Cepat & Cekap Express, Ekspress Mutiara, KKKL Sdn Bhd, Perdana Express (Tiara Pesona Sdn Bhd), Transnasional

Terminal Kota Bharu, Kelantan - Selangor: Darul Naim Express Sdn Bhd, Ekspress Mutiara, Perdana Express (Tiara Pesona Sdn Bhd), Queen Express, Transnasional

Terminal Kota Bharu, Kelantan - Kedah: Ekspress Mutiara, Perdana Express (Tiara Pesona Sdn Bhd), Shamisha Holiday & Travels, Transnasional

Things to do in Kota Bharu

  1. Shopping at Siti Khadijah Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah) - This local wet market is located at Jalan Hulu where the name is derived from Khadija bint Khuwaylid who is the wife of Prophet Muhammad that served as a businesswoman during her time. This market is dominated by women sellers of fresh goodness, ready-to-eat items, local snacks and drinks.
  2. Visit the museums - Kota Bharu has many museums in town such as the Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, Istana Jahar, Kelantan State Museum and Bank Kerapu (World War II Memorial) with each containing historical cultures, interesting artefacts and exhibits which are well worth checking out.
  3. Experience the Malay culture - The town is known as the cradle of Malay culture in Malaysia. When you visit Kota Bharu, make sure you head over to Gelanggang Seni cultural centre to witness the wayang kulit (shadow puppetry), silat (the art of self-defence), gasing (top spinning), wau (traditional kite) and rebana (big drum) performances. You can also learn traditional handicrafts like hands on batik or wau (traditional kites), as well as wood craft-making experience when you are in town.
  4. Explore Gunung Stong State Park (Jelawang Jungle) - This is one of Malaysia’s most unspoilt forest reserves, surrounded by many mountain peaks at the backdrop standing at 1.442 metre tall. It is also house to many wildlife, flora and fauna. Gunung Stong State Park offers many exciting adventures and is a must visit for nature lovers.
  5. Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Beach) - Probably the closest beach from Kota Bharu, it is a beautiful long and wide sandy beach popular for its family outings, picnics and beach activities. There are some food stalls and restaurants along the beach which offers fresh barbeque seafood. You can find a handicraft area next to the beach that produces authentic Kelantanese cloths from batik to songket.

What to eat in Kota Bharu?

Kota Bharu offers plenty of delicious cuisines especially Malay food. The visitor should definitely try out all the tasty local food in Kota Bharu and here are some suggestions of their cuisines:

Nasi Kerabu - A truly appetizing dish of blue rice mixed with coconut, crackers, herbs and fresh-pickled vegetables. It is usually served with choices of sides such as ayam percik or fried fish.

Nasi Dagang - One of the signature dishes in Kelantan best served with either fish or chicken gravy. This is definitely a favourite local breakfast food.

Nasi Tumpang - This other feature dish of Kelantan is a type of starchy rice dish shaped into cones, filled with meat and gravy.

Ayam Percik - Roasted chicken over a wood fire and combined with special coconut cream and blended spices of thick sauce is a finger-lickin' good dish in Kota Bharu.

There are so many things to discover in Kota Bharu, so you better start planning your trips whether it is with family or friends. Book your bus tickets to Kota Bharu today with Easybook now with just a few clicks on our website or mobile app available to download for free. Follow this simple step-by-step guide on How to Book Bus Tickets. Happy travels!

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