Travel by bus from KL to Cameron Highlands


Cameron Highlands is a place where you can be one with nature and have some great relaxation. Cameron Highlands is deemed to be the most wide-ranging hill station that can ever be found in Malaysia. It is a breathtaking hill station, which is the perfect place to unwind and witness the incomparable splendor of Mother Nature. The estimated distance that you need to travel from the city of Kuala Lumpur, in going to this magnificent place is around 200 kilometers.

To enjoy the beauty, travel by a bus from KL to Cameron Highlands is the best thing that you should do. The first thing  you need to find the finest bus to ensure hassle-free ride while traveling.

Located  just over the border in Perak state at Pahang, Cameron Highlands dives up most visitors from Kuala Lumpur. Traveling by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands is one of the most affordable mode of travel which offers both economy or luxury coaches running on a daily basis from major bus terminals. There is no flight or train ride available to Cameron Highlands.

GT Express is one of the most famous bus companies that provide these daily express services. Or you can also choose the alternatives like, take a bus up from Tapah and Ipoh using the Kurnia Bistari or Regal buses. But this alternative may require a transit from the other major destinations or city.

The Regal Line buses travel from Ringlet to Brinchang using the main road. This route is the major tourist attractions along the way. Tanah Rata town is a main transportation hub in Cameron Highlands, so, the visitors travelling by bus are dropped off here.

There are four main roads two to the west, to Ipoh and to Tapah; and two to the east, to Gua Musang and Kuala Lipis. The part of the road from Tapah to Ringlet is extremely bumpy, so travellers with motion sickness may prefer getting to Ipoh first. From Ipoh, they take a bus that travels via Simpang Pulai and stop at  Kampong Raja and Brinchang town.

From Kuala Lumpur the most popular route is to exit at Tapah town. For about 40km follow a narrow trunk road that cuts through a lush mountain range. Though the bus to Cameron highlands are may be an express bus, but sometimes it may stop at Bidor and Tapah to allow some passenger to alight, before taking the route up the mountain. You will enter Ringlet, the first township of the Camerons. Once you reach Johor Bahru, the next point to reach is Tapah.

The Simpang Pulai Highway after Tapah, along the North-South Highway is the second most popular entryway that provides a greater visibility despite greater distance. The journey from KL to Cameron Highlands by bus takes approximately 5 hours. Most of the buses usually stop for 20 minute refreshment breaks. The buses are equipped with central air conditioning, full reclining seats, spacious with enough room to stretch your legs along with the foot resting to ensure comfort.

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