How to get to Kuala Terengganu
1) By air
Sultan Mahmud Airport is about 25 kilometers outside the city of Kuala Terengganu. Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia fly there every day. Firefly operates the only international route to Singapore every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Three times a day Firefly flies from Subang Airport to Kuala Terengganu. The airport is not that big and there are not that much shops besides a few small shops selling snacks and light meals. There is an ATM and the airlines have their own offices within the airport. It is not the best place to wait for two hours if your flight gets delayed.
2) By car rental
Another way to get to Kuala Terengganu is by car rental. It is easy to rent a car in Malaysia. Numerous car rental companies have special pick up locations throughout the country. Hawk Malaysia doesn’t have a drop off point at Kuala Terengganu, but you could drop the car off at Kota Bharu airport. From Kuala Lumpur it is a 5/6 hour drive to Kuala Terengganu, so you might want to consider a short stopover at another destination on the way to the city. Many tourists combine their trip to Kuala Terengganu with either a visit to Taman Negara, Kuantan or Lake Kenyir.
3) By bus
The cheapest way to reach Kuala Terengganu is by coach. There are quite some bus operators that have daily busses (air-conditioned) driving between Kuala Terengganu and many other locations within Peninsular Malaysia. From the main bus terminal Puduraya in Kuala Lumpur a couple of busses a day leave towards Kuala Terengganu. The trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu by bus will take around 7 hours. There are also night busses between Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Terengganu. Tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu only cost around RM40 (one way). Kuala Terengganu Tanjung Bus Terminal is located at the northern tip of the city along Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin at the coastal area of the city.