How to go to tanah merah ferry terminal
The best way is to get to Kuala Terengganu and connect to the place or location you intend to visit.
GETTING TO KUALA TERENGGANU
Driving travellers are advise to get a map from Tourism Malaysia or any bookstore.
From Kuala Lumpur / Kuantan
Head east towards Kuantan. You will be driving on the Karak Highway (Highway 2) and continue with ECE (East Coast Expressway) all through to Kuantan, which takes approximately 3 - 3Ѕ hours. From Kuantan head towards the Northeast, on highway 3 (the coastal road) or Highway 14, which will lead you to Kuala Terengganu.
Head towards Kota Baharu via the East-West Highway (highway 4). Perhaps one of the most scenic routes found in the Peninsular, the East-West Highway is one of the last frontiers to be conquered, so to speak. A stronghold for the communists in the 60's and 70's where terrorist activity was rampant in the area then. This may be the reason why going through this part of Malaysia seems a little alien. There are neither plantations nor housing development lining the highway. Zip back 60years and this would probably have been the landscape for most parts of Malaysia. Little trunk roads splitting dense forests, with no evidence of civilisation far into the horizon. Look out for the 'Elephant Crossing' Signs. Wild elephants forage at night and may cross the highway to other feeding rounds within their roaming range. From Kota Baharu, head South to the jetty location
From Johor or Singapore
Travel north on the North-South Highway and exit at Yong Peng. From Yong Peng, take highway 1 to Labis and later onto Segamat. Segamat will lead you to Highway 12 towards Muadzam Shan and Gambang and turn east all the way to Kuantan. From Kuantan, head towards the Northeast on highway 3 (the coastal road) which will take you to Dungun and on to Kuala Terengganu or Highway 14 which will take you direct to Kuala Terengganu.
Arrival at Kuala Terengganu, will be at the Kuala Terengganu Tanjung Bus Terminal and for Kota Bahru, at the Kota Bahru Langgar Bus Terminal, in Jalan Padang Garong. Express coaches departs daily -
Kuala Lumpur - from Hentian Putra Station (7 hours) / Singapore - from Singapore Kallang Bahru (9.5 hours) / Johor Bharu - frrom Larkin
Bus Terminal (9 hours) / Penang - from Komtar Bus Terminal (9 hours).
The journey include 2 rest stops or more along the journey for foods, refreshments and toilet stops. The most comfortable coaches (VIP) have 24-32 seats in a 2-1 seating arrangement. The seats are spacious with plenty of leg room. There are also 36-40 seats coaches 4 seats abreast that would as well get you to Terengganu in best comfort. If you are travelling overnight, bring some warn clothing (Jacket/ Sweater). It can be quite cool. Soft or inflatable pillow can help you sleep more comfortably. Most of the ticket counters only sell one way ticket. Night coaches arrive Kuala Terengganu Tanjung Bus Terminal around 5.30am - 6.00am.
No Train service available to Kuala Terengganu but if passengers wish to travel to the northern part of Terengganu, Keretapi Tanah Melayu train (KTM) service is available from economy class to comfortable sleeping berth from Kuala Lumpur or Johor Bahru/ Singapore to Tanah Merah or Wakaf Bahru in the Kelantan region. The nearest railway station to Kuala Terengganu, would be to get off at Krai or Tanah Merah, although most travellers opt for Kota Bharu's better-serviced Wakaf Bahru station instead.
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Direct air services to Kota Bahru (Pengkalan Chepa Airport) and to Kuala Terengganu Sultan Mahmud airport, are provided by Malaysian Airlines and Air Asia on a daily basis from KLIA / LCCT (Kuala Lumpur International Airport). - Journey by air takes approximately 45 minutes. Berjaya Air also operates regular direct flights from Subang Airport (located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur) to Redang Island
(flight journey 1 hour).
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From Singapore there is no direct flight to Kuala Terengganu from Singapore, but Berjaya Air does operate flights from Singapore's Seletar Airport direct to Redang Island. Otherwise Travellers must fly via KLIA. If flying via KLIA from Singapore is too costly, they can also fly from Senai Airport in Johor with Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia.
The best way is to get to Kuala Terengganu or Kota Bharu and proceed to the respective jetty terminals to connect the boat ferry to the island you intend to visit.Source: go2travelmalaysia.com