Travel from Kota Bharu to Johor Bahru by Bus
The journey to Johor Bahru from Kota Bharu takes about 8 to 10 hours depending on traffic conditions. They are about 700km apart and one of the ways to travel to Johor Bahru from Kota Bharu is by bus. 3 buses namely Transnasional, Cepat Ekspress, Perdana Express take this route. Perdana Express has only 1 bus leaving at 8.30pm from Tesco Kota Bharu to the Larkin Terminal in Johor. Transnasional however has 2 rides daily departing from various pick-up point such as the Kota Bharu Bus Station and also stops at Larkin. You can select your seats for a comfortable journey with these air-conditioned buses through the convenient CatchThatBus website or even better with just the swish of a finger through the CatchThatBus user-friendly mobile app.
Things to do in Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru is the 2nd largest city in Malaysia and is the state capital of Johor. It was formerly known as Tanjung Puteri or Iskandar Puteri. There are some nice places to visit here such as the Chinese Heritage Museum. One can learn about the history of the Chinese society that are now of the key stakeholders and the backbone of businesses around Johor Bahru and Malaysia as a whole. The Grand Palace featuring a Victorian-style architecture is a pretty historical attraction to visit and even has the Royal Abu Bakar Museum inside it. For a family holiday out be sure to check in at the Danga Bay recreational park housing somewhat over 15 golf-courses for a swing in the wind. Ladies, while your men busy at a game of golf be sure to shop till you drop at the very many malls in Johor Bahru such as the Danga City Mall and the Johor Bahru City Centre (JBCC).
What to eat in Johor Bahru?
Being a huge city, there won’t be a need to hunt for the kill when it comes to food. You’ll find food all around but the real deal is to satisfy your taste buds with the local delicacies. The Kedai Masakan Itik Taika Huat serves tender and juicy duck noodles leaving you wanting for more. Located in Skudai this place has had so many newspaper reviews that they have framed on their walls. Mee Rebus is one of Johor’s famous dishes. Be sure to have some at Stulang Laut Mee Rebus Restaurant for a mouth-watering experience.
The nightlife is always happening here and you can chill out with some live music at Whisky House Johore Bahru or Prive Ultralounge.