Kuantan, Malaysia: Getting Around/Transport

Kuantan has a good network of roads and public transport. There are less congestion even during the rush hours, unlike any other parts of the country. Public transport includes buses and taxis. Being a blissful city, the public transport are reliable and commuting in a close-to-smooth flow traffic is less stressful. For a more convenient way in getting around the city, renting a car is also recommended.




RapidKuantan bus system was introduced to the city in 2012. It has several routes that cover the main hub, Hentian Bandar, and the other areas like Sungai Lembing, Teluk Chempedak, and Bukit Gambang Waterpark Resort. There are also routes that connect to the outskirts of the city including Cherating Beach. From its hub, buses run at a frequency of 30 minutes interval. Minimum fare is 2 RM for distances within Kuantan and 4 RM for destinations outside the city.


There is no scarcity of taxis in the city. Most of the taxis are to be found near the bus terminals and the airport and one can easily be flagged down from the street. Taxi services short distances within the city and long distances that could be anywhere even outside the state. Most taxi drivers do not usually follow the meter. It is advisable to negotiate for the fare before boarding. Like other parts of the country, taxi drivers intend to overcharge fares especially with tourists. A short ride within the city could cost 15 to 20 RM.

Car Rental

Renting a car adds convenience in touring the city. There are operators at the commercial districts of Kuantan, but most of them are located near the airport. Tourists can arrange a car rental upon arrival at the airport or through an advance online reservation. The cars from compact cars to family vehicles are within reasonable rates.