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Taman Negara

Getting there and away


Getting to Taman Negara is a bit of a case of planes, trains and automobiles. The closest sizeable town is Jeruntut, which is connected to Kuala Lumpur and other regional destinations by both train and bus. From Jeruntut you can either get a minibus straight to Kuala Tahan, or you can get a bus to Kuala Tembeling, from where you can get a boat to and fron Kuala Tahan.

It sounds more complicated than it really is, but each method of transport has its pros and cons. Ideally you want to do the boat trip (30 ringgit) in one direction (leaving Kuala Tahan is quicker as the trip is down river), but the rest is best done by minibus (seven ringgit for Jeruntut to Kuala Tahan, five ringgit for Jeruntut to Kuala Tembeling).

There is just one train a day from Kuala Lumpur (41 ringgit lower berth) leaving at 20:30 and arriving at the ungodly hour of 04:00 and believe us, there is not much happening in Jeruntut around then. Luckily the first bus to Kuala Tahan from Jeruntut leaves at 06:00 (last departure 16:45), so you won't have to walk the streets for too long.

Leaving Jeruntut, there are buses to Pekeliling bus station in Kuala Lumpur (walking distance to Titiwangsa MRT/LRT) on the hour throughout the day (Metrobus Ekspress 16.80 ringgit) taking three to four hours, depending on traffic.

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