Photo: Pretty light at Cherating.

How to get to and from Cherating

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Any bus travelling between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu or Kota Bharu will pass by Cherating and local buses also link it to Kuantan. A taxi to Kuantan will cost around 50-70 ringgit depending on your bargaining ability. Buses onwards are best arranged the day before through a travel agent in Cherating to make sure you get a seat. Payung Guesthouse is a reliable resource for travel arrangements.

There is also an Express Bus Ticket Agent, called Capacity Dot Com, that appears more as a souvenir shop than a proper ticket outlet. They are located 100 meters north of Ranting Beach Resort (opposite side of the street).

Sample destinations from Cherating include:

Rantau Panjang (for the Thai border) Departs at 23:00 and costs 43 ringgit.
Kota Bharu (Perhentian) Departs at 01:30, 08:30, 10:00 and 11:30 and costs 37 ringgit
Kuala Terengganu (Kapas) Departs at 14:30, 15:30,23:00 and 23:30 and costs 23 ringgit

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Getting around

Cherating Beach is quite small and walking around is easy enough. Bicycle rentals are available at some of the guesthouses, including Payung and Tanjung Inn, but no motorbike rentals are available that we are aware of.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Cherating? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Malaysia.

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