About Kuala Besut Jetty
Kuala Besut, Terengganu is a small town located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia that serves as a gateway to the famous Perhentian Island. Malaysia is surrounded by many must-visit islands, and Perhentian Island is one that must be included in the list, which is located close to Lang Tengah Island and Redang Island. Speedboat and ferry services are conveniently available from Kuala Besut Jetty to Perhentian Island.
Kuala Besut Jetty serves as the main gateway to Perhentian Island, and it takes about 30 minutes depending on the condition of the sea. The operation is likely to be halted during the monsoon season due to the bad weather, so be sure to check the weather forecast before planning a trip to Perhentian Island. Boat services run from 8:00 AM until 5:30 PM and the return trip is priced at RM70 per person.
Popular Ferry Route
Popular route from Kuala Besut Jetty.
How to Get to Kuala Besut Jetty
The most popular transportation mode to get to Kuala Besut Jetty is bus because of the cheap fare and convenient transfer from Kuala Terengganu. There are daily bus trips from Kuala Terengganu Bus Station to Kuala Besut Jetty that takes about 2.5 hours.
From Kota Bharu, Kelantan, it is an hour journey by bus to get to Kuala Besut Jetty. Most tourists who prefer taking the airplane would rather choose Kota Bharu Airport as the arrival point instead of Sultan Mahmud Airport in Kuala Terengganu. It takes lesser time on the road to get to Kuala Besut Jetty from Kota Bharu. Once arrived in Kota Bharu Airport, hop on a taxi service to the jetty.
The closest town to get to Kuala Besut Jetty is from Jerteh by taxi or book a car-sharing service that takes approximately 20 minutes. There are also many bus operators provide straight trips to Kuala Besut Jetty from Kuala Lumpur (KL), Singapore, Johor and Penang.
Popular Ferry Operators
Kuala Besut Jetty is a host to several ferry and speedboat operators to Perhentian Island.
- Perhentian Trans Holiday Sdn Bhd
- Barracuda Holiday Sdn Bhd
- Aina Holidays
- De Penarik Beach Travel & Tour Sdn Bhd
Facilities in Kuala Besut Jetty
Kuala Besut Jetty has necessary jetty amenities provided for passengers before departing and upon arriving at the jetty. Convenient stores, cafes and restaurants are located nearby that are reachable within walking distance from the jetty.
- Sheltered waiting area
- Ticketing counters
- Convenient stores
- Cafes and restaurants
- Information boards
Kuala Besut Jetty is the main gateway to Perhentian Island, and it serves daily speedboat trips passing through the South China Sea. Water sports such as diving and snorkelling are among the popular activities enjoyed by travellers. The pristine sea view, colourful marine life and luxurious resorts that offer good packages are what attract travellers making Perhentian Island as an ideal island-hopping trip.
To book for a trip to Perhentian Island from Kuala Besut Jetty, Easybook provides the ferry schedules for the trips and tickets can be booked conveniently on the platform as well.
Kuala Besut Jetty Contact Details
Kampung Kuala Besut, 22300 Besut, Terengganu.