Penang to Redang Island
How to Travel by Bus, Train, Flight, Car

If you are looking to travel from Penang to Redang Island, you will first have to travel to Shahbandar Jetty in Kuala Terengganu (KT) or if you are booked at one of the island's resorts, you may have to go to Merang Jetty where a lot of resorts operate their own ferry services to take you to your accommodation.

The distance from Penang to Redang island is approximately 480 km overland.

Like many islands in the northeast of Peninsular Malaysia, this is not a year-round destination.

Redang Island (Pulau Redang) resorts are closed during the monsoon season from November to the end of February.

So, the Redang Island open season is from early March until the end of October.

Public Ferry to Redang Island from Kuala Terengganu (Shahbandar Jetty)

The public ferry from Shahbandar Jetty to Kampung Jetty in Redang is operated by Sejahtera Ferry Services Sdn. Bhd.

Ferry Schedule to Redang Island:

They run three boats a day, departing at:




You have to check-in at the jetty 30 minutes before departure.

Ferry Ticket Prices from KT to Redang:

Adult fare: 110 RM return / 55 one-way.

Child fare: 60 RM return / 30 one-way.

These air-conditioned boats can accommodate up to 267 passengers and the boat takes around one hour 30 - 40 minutes to get to Redang Island.

Ferry from Merang Jetty to Redang Island

Merang Jetty is located 38 km north of Kuala Terengganu and is the shortest distance between the mainland and Redang Island (40 minutes from KT by taxi or private transfer which you can arrange with your resort).

Ferries that operate from here are run by the bigger resorts, taking you from the jetty straight to your accommodation.

The duration of the ferry trip from Merang to Redang is as little as 40 minutes.

If you book your accommodation, you will be advised if you need to travel to Merang Jetty and the departure time for the ferry (usually only once a day for each resort).

Bus from Penang to Kuala Terengganu (KT)

If you want to travel overland, taking a bus/coach is the only direct way to travel by public transport to KT.

Bus companies with services on this route include:

Persada Express

CTTS Holidays

Adik Beradik Express

Buses depart from either:


Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

Penang Sentral (Butterworth)

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The duration of the bus trip from Penang to KT is around 8 and a half hours.

If you do not want to overnight in KT, your best option is to take a night bus from Penang to Kuala Terengganu, then you can catch one of the morning ferries out to Redang island.

The Shahbandar Jetty is a 15 minute walk away from Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal.

To find buses from Penang to KT click here >

Penang to Redang Island by Train

There are no train services to Kuala Terengganu.

Flight from Penang (PEN) to Redang Airport (RDN)

There are no direct flights from PEN to RDN.

The only airline that flies to Redang is Berjaya Air, who operates flights from Kuala Lumpur's Subang Airport to Redang (*** now operates only charter flights).

There are also currently no direct flights from Penang to Kuala Terengganu.

If you want to fly from Penang, your best option is to take a flight to Kota Bharu, then travel down the coast by bus (165 km to KT).

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Driving from Penang (Georgetown) to Kuala Terengganu Jetty

If you have your own car or a rental, you can take route 4 from the west coast of Malaysia to the east coast, straight to KT.

This long drive covers around 450 km by road.

Parking at the KT Jetty is available for +12 RM a day.

Related pages:

How to get from KL to Redang Island >

How to travel from Penang to the Perhentian Islands >

KL to the Perhentian Islands >

Penang buses main page >