Bus from Shah Alam to Kota Bharu
The distance between Shah Alam and Kota Bharu, Kelantan, is approximately 540km. Via bus, the duration of travel varies from 7 hours 15 minutes to 10 hours subject to the traffic condition, bus operator, weather, and journey breaks. Get your bus ticket for the long journey – the convenient way – by using CatchThatBus website and mobile app. Queen Express, Darulnaim Express, Transnasional, Cepat Ekspres, Perdana Express, and Mahligai Ekspres offer the bus service from Shah Alam Bus Terminal (Section 13) to either Tesco Kota Bharu or Kota Bharu Bus Station. 9 daily buses are available from 830 am to 9pm everyday. To ensure the travelers comfort during the long journey, these buses are fully air-conditioned with reclining seats and spacious legroom. Several bus operators even allow seat selection.
The capital city of Kelantan, Kota Bharu is a conservative town with vibrant trade and culture. You can find numerous mosques, museums, the unique architecture of old royal palaces, and former royal buildings in the city. Travelers to Perhentian Island or Thailand normally pass by this city on their route. To learn more about its culture, visit the museums near Padang Merdeka and Istana Balai Besar – Muzium Negeri Kelantan, Muzium Kraftangan, Memorial Peperangan Dunia Kedua, Muzium Islam, and much more. Also, see the huge reclining Buddha, Wat Pothivihan; the dragon boat and standing Buddha, Wat Mai Suwan Khiri; Wat Chonprachumthat; the sitting Buddha, Wat Machimarran Varran; and Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin), Wat Serova Buddhist Temple. Step into the local bustling Central Market, Pasar Siti Khadijah, which is opened from very early in the morning up to late afternoon.
You can find numerous local products here, from produces to brassware, batik, and a lot more. Have breakfast, brunch, or lunch at the various food stalls set up in the market, you’ll not be disappointed. Kota Bharu is the origin of many popular dishes throughout the country. Nasi kerabu is undoubtedly one of the most famous and is highly in demand everywhere. While you’re in Kelantan, try their regular tidbits, lokching (fish satay) and pulut sausage (sausage with glutinous rice). Those with sweet tooth may want to try their sira labu, a unique dessert made from pumpkin and brown sugar; and lompat tikam. Whether it’s your trip back to hometown, or your next food trip, download the CatchThatBus app on your mobile for an easy, fast, and convenient way to book your bus tickets.