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"How to travel around Malaysia, bus and
ferry information, as well as maps of Malaysia"

"Malaysia Map" was last updated on Jan 23, 2013
All information below is subject to change

Traveling to Malaysia?

Then you will need a map of Malaysia to plan your trip!

In this article I've created a selection of Malaysia maps, divided into regions.

For example: Malaysia peninsula, Sarawak, Sabah, Langkawi and Penang.

Questions I will answer are:

How to travel from KL to Langkawi, Penang and other islands?

How to travel around Sabah and Sarawak?

Hope this article will help you in your planning! :-)

Malaysia Map

First a general map of Malay Peninsula:

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Map of Kuala Lumpur

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There are four bus terminals in KL: Click here for more information (opens in a new window)

Buses from KL to main cities and islands in Malaysia:

There are plenty of bus companies in Malaysia, and there are daily and mostly hourly departures to major towns and cities.

Here I've focused on Transnasional bus company to give you an idea of duration of bus journeys, fares and schedule.

Most of the buses listed below leave Puduraya bus terminal, which was temporarily closed until Feb 2, 2011.

Destination: Duration Fare: Departs at:
Penang (Bukit Jalil/Puduraya) 4,5 hours RM 35 09.00, 10.30, 16.00, 17.30, 23.00, 23.59
Alor Setar/Langkawi (Bukit Jalil/Puduraya) 6 hours RM 40 09.00, 10.00, 12.30, 13.30, 16.30, 17.30, 23.00, 23.30, 23.59
Ipoh (Bukit Jalil/Puduraya) 2,5 hours RM 17.30 Almost every half an hour between 08.30 and 19.30, then 20.30, 21.30, 22.30
Melaka (Bukit Jalil/Puduraya) 1 hour 45 min RM 12.20 Every hour between 07.00 and 22.00
Lumut/Pulau Pangkor ((Bukit Jalil/Puduraya) 4 hours 15 min RM 24.60 08.30, 10.30, 12.00, 13.30, 15.15, 15.30, 17.00, 18.30, 20.30, 22.00, 23.59
Mersing ((Bukit Jalil/Puduraya) 4 hours 45 min RM 29.80 09.00, 11.00, 12.30, 17.00, 18.00, 23.00
Johor Bahru/Singapore ((Bukit Jalil/Puduraya) 4 hours 45 min RM 31 Almost every half an hour between 07.30 and 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 16.00, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 19.00, 20.30, 22.30, 23.00, 23.30, 23.59, 01.00
Jerteh/Perhentians (Putra Bus Terminal)   RM 40.10 09.00 and 21.00

Other bus companies to consider for northbound routes are Plusliner, Konsortium Bas Express, Sri Maju, Aeroline, Nice Bus, Super Nice Express etc.

For eastbound routes you can choose between Unititi Express and Damai Express (Cameron Highlands), Transnasional, Maraliner, Nice Bus, Utama Express (Kuantan).


How to travel from KLIA (KL International airport) to KL center, and from KL to LCCT (low cost carrier terminal): Click here for more information (opens in a new window)

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Map of Langkawi and Penang

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Ferry travel in Malaysia:

Langkawi Ferry serves these routes:

Langkawi/Kuala Perlis

Langkawi/Kuala Kedah



Pulau Tioman/Tanjung Gemok

Tanjung Gemok/Mersing

Tigerline Ferry: Tigerline Ferry covers the route between Langkawi and Phuket in south Thailand.

The ferry ride starts from Phuket, then Ko Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Koh Kradan, Koh Mook, Trang, Koh Lipe and ends in Langkawi. The trip starts at 08.00 am in Phuket and arrives in Langkawi at 18.00.

You can book ferry tickets online, or buy at one of their branch offices.

Another ferry service is Telaga Terminal, which serves the route between Koh Lipe and Langkawi between Nov 1, 2012 and May 15, 2013.

Price Telaga Terminal: RM 128 per person

Penang Ferry Service: This ferry service connects Raja Tun Uda ferry terminal at Weld Quay in Georgetown to Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal in Butterworth in Penang Island.

Malaysia to Indonesia: Ferries ply the route between Sumatra (Indonesia) and Malay Peninsula. The route is Medan–Penang.

Updated on Jan 14, 2013: The ferry from Penang to Medan, or vice versa, doesn't operate anymore.

Ferries to Pulau Redang: Ferries to Redang leave from two harbors; public ferries run from Shahbandar jetty in Kuala Terengganu, and private ferries (as in resorts that own ferries) leave from Merang (not Marang) jetty.

Tickets for public ferry can be bought at Shahbandar jetty. The public ferry leaves at 09.00 am, 10.30 am and 15.00.

Mersing to Pulau Tioman: Speedboats (1,5 hour) and slow boats (3,5 hours) leave the harbor from Mersing.

Mersing can be easily reached from KL, Johor Bahru, Kota Baru, Kuantan and so on. As far as I know there are four boat services to Tioman, leaving at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 18.30 pm and 22.00 pm.

More about ferry tickets to Pulau Tioman (opens in a new window)

KL/Kuala Besut to Perhentians: For more information on how to get from KL to Perhentians

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Malaysia Map:
Sabah Borneo

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Flying is time-saving and can be quite cheap if you book flight tickets well in advance. When it comes to flights across Sabah, AirAsia covers KK-Sandakan, KK to Tawau/Semporna.

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Getting around Sabah is quite easy since minibuses and ordinary buses ply the route between major towns.

How to get from Kota Kinabalu (KK) to Semporna

How to get from KK to Sandakan

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Sarawak Borneo

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Most travelers arrive in the town of Kuching in Sarawak. If you're considering flying within Borneo, AirAsia covers flights across Malaysian part of Borneo, for example Kota Kinabalu to Miri.

Express buses cover major towns in Sarawak, including Kuching to Brunei. The best way to travel to Sibu from Kuching is by boat because it's considerably faster than buses.

From Sibu there are regular buses to Bintulu, Miri, which serves as base for visiting Lambir Hills National Park and the Niah Caves.


Need more tips on itineraries for Malaysia and means of transportation? Check out this guide!

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