Kuantan, a capital state on Pahang is located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is about 275 km. from Kuala Lumpur City, 380 km. from Johor Bahru/Singapore, 305 km. From Melaka, 219 from Kuala Terengganu and 382 from Kota Bharu.
If you were to drive, from Kuala Lumpur take the East-Coast Highway to Kuantan, from Johor Bahru/Singapore take the North- South Highway exit at Tangkak then go toward Segamat – Muadzam Shah – Kuantan or take the coastal road to Kota Tinggi – Mersing – Rompin – Pekan – Kuantan.
From Kota Bharu/Kuala Terengganu take the coastal road toward Dungun – Kemaman – Kuantan.
From Melaka go toward Tangkak – Segamat – Muadzam Shah – Kuantan.
A long distance (express) bus services link Kuantan to all major towns in Peninsular Malaysia as well as Singapore. In Kuala Lumpur the bus leave for Kuantan depart from Pudu Raya Bus Terminal and Pekeliling Bus Station. The journey will take 4 – 5 hours. From Johor Bahru the bus depart from Larkin Bus Terminal and take about 5 – 6 hours. Hired taxi is always available at almost every towns and cities.
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport in Kuantan daily. It is faster and more convenience to take a flight the duration is about 45 minutes. Beside, for those who come from the northern part of Peninsular (Penang, Kedah, Perlis) flight from Penang to Kuantan operate by ‘Fireflies’ 3 times a week. In addition to that, Singaporean now can enjoy and shorten their journey by taking daily flight from Singapore to Kuantan.
When was the last time you took a train? To go to Pahang by train is a wonderful and spectacular memory. The scenic journey will certainly make you happy and unforgettable experience. The Malaysian Railway (KTMB) operates from Singapore (Woodland) – Tumpat – Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (KL Central) – Tumpat (Kelantan) – Kuala Lumpur daily. To make your journey more convenience you can take this express train with a sleeping berth together.
Here are some of the Railway Stations can be found in Pahang, KEMAYAN – TRIANG – MENGKARAK – MENTAKAB – KUALA KRAU – JERANTUT – KERAMBIT – BATU 9 – KUALA LIPIS – PADANG TENGKU – CEGAR PERAH – MERAPOH.