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Kapas Island is 5 km from the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Boats to the island depart from Marang jetty which is a 30 minute drive south of Kuala Terengganu.

Boats to Kapas Island
Boat tickets can be bought at the jetty in Marang or pre-arranged with your resort and included in your package. There are regular transfers throughout the day and according to demand. Return trips cost around RM 25 and take 15 minutes by speedboat. Slower, cheaper boats are also available but take 30 minutes.

Getting to Marang
Marang is south of Kuala Terengganu and is not to be confused with Merang which is north of Kuala Terengganu and the departure point for boats to Redang and Lang Tengah Islands.

By plane

  • The closest airport is in Kuala Terengganu, about 30 minutes away.
  • Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines fly daily to Kuala Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur.
  • From the airport you can get a local bus or a taxi (around RM 15-20) to Marang.

By road – public transport
There aren’t any direct coach services to Marang, but buses approaching Kuala Terengganu from the south can drop you off here on request. There are also local buses and taxis from Kuala Terengganu to Marang.

From Singapore buses depart from the Lavender St bus station and are operated by Transnational. Tickets cost around SGD 40 and the journey takes around 10 hours. Buses depart early in the morning or late evening for overnight journeys. There are other coach & travel companies operating out of Golden Mile Complex at Beach Road (e.g. Five Stars, Enjoy Holiday Tours, Konsortium and Gunung Raya etc.) that provide holiday packages and coach services to Kuala Terengganu. These buses are more luxurious, but are also significantly more expensive. Ask to be dropped off at Marang.

From Johor Bahru buses depart from the Larkin bus station. Several choices are available, including Transnational, Damai, Adik Beradik and Cepat express. Tickets cost around RM 40 and the journey takes just under 9 hours. Buses depart early in the morning or late evening for overnight journeys. Ask to be dropped off at Marang.

From Kuala Lumpur buses depart from the Hentian Putra bus station. Several choices are available, including Transnational, Damai, Konsortium, Plusliner, Sutera and Mutiara. Tickets cost around RM 30 and the journey takes around 7 hours. Buses depart early in the morning or late evening for overnight journeys. Ask to be dropped off at Marang.

From Penang buses depart from Komtar or Butterworth bus stations and are operated by SP Bumi or Atieza. Tickets cost around RM 35 and the journey takes around 9 hours. Buses depart late in the evening for overnight journeys. From Kuala Terengganu you will have to take a taxi or local bus to Marang.

From other major cities and towns in Malaysia, there are also several bus companies that operate services to Kuala Terengganu. For updated information and schedules, enquire directly at the long distance bus station.

By road – self drive

From Kuala Lumpur take the east bound highway (East Coast Expressway) in the direction of Kuantan. From Kuantan, take the coastal road (highway 3) north, in the direction of Kuala Terengganu (follow signs along the way). Marang is about 30-45 minutes after Dungun on highway 3.

From Singapore / Johor Bahru Cross the border at Woodlands or the Second Link and from Johor Bahru take the Plus highway north. Exit at Yong Peng. Follow highway 1 to Labis and Segamat, highway 12 to Kuantan, then use coastal highway 3 via Kemaman, Paka and Dungun towards Kuala Terngganu. Marang is about 30-45 minutes after Dungun on highway 3.

From Penang take the East-West highway 4 towards Kota Bharu via Grik and Jertih. From Kota Bahru, proceed south on highway 3 to Kuala Terengganu. Continue south on highway 3 after Kuala Terengganu till you reach Marang.

Check maps.google.com for detailed maps and more directions.

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