Kuala Lipis is located 287 km South of Kota Bharu on Malaysia’s famous ‘Jungle Railway’. The journey by train to Kuala Lipis takes 6 hours 45 minutes.
Train Times from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lipis
There is 1 direct train service a day from Wakaf Bharu to Kuala Lipis. Wakaf Bharu train station is close to Kota Bharu.
|Train||Wakaf Bharu||Kuala Lipis||Service|
|51||04:26||11:42||East Coast Shuttle|
|27||20:47||02:59||Ekspress Rakyat Timuran|
Wakaf Bharu Railway Station is only 6.6 km from Kota Bharu’s city centre bus station. To get from Kota Bharu to Wakaf Bharu either take a taxi or board Cityliner #19 and Cityliner #27 bus services at Kota Bharu’s Jalan Pendek bus station. Bus service run from 07:00 to 19:00 everyday and the fare is 1.60 MYR.
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Wakaf Bharu Railway Station
Wakaf Bharu Railway Station is the closest train station to Kota Bharu.
Kuala Lipis Railway Station
Kuala Lipis Railway Station is located off the Jalan Besar near Kuala Lipis town centre.
About Kuala Lipis
Kuala Lipis is a town located deep into the Cameron Highland and a place where many visitor leave the train to explore the deep jungle of the central Malaysian mainland. Kuala Lipis is also a town rich in history with a range of great buildings, many of which are related to the town’s recent history as a part of the British Empire.
There are plenty of attractions in and around Kuala Lipis for the intrepid visitor. Not too many foreign visitors make it to Kuala Lipis, but the town and surrounding area is very popular with Malaysian tourists and this in many ways makes a visit here more enjoyable. If you have come to Kuala Lipis to travel to the nature reserves or go trekking we advise you to spend a while explore the town. Although Kuala Lipis is no longer a major administrative centre or commercial centre it was, for a period of time, an important place and the building in the town centre are surprisingly grand:
- Kenong Rimba Park: Located an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lupis town cente the Kenong Rimba Park is a popular trekking destination with jungles, amazing flora and fauna. To visit you really need to go on a guided tour and the major tour operator in Kuala Lipis is Tuah Travel & Tours whose office is conveniently located in the grounds of Kuala Lipis train station.
- Istana Hinggap: Also known of the ‘Palace of Kuala Lipis’, this splendid building is located on the hill overlooking the train station 700 metres walk away. Built in Moorish style for British Army Officer this building become the office of the state’s chief minister when Kuala Lipis was the regional capital.
- The Residency Building: Constructed in 1922, this grand building has served many purposes over the years including use as a museum and the home of the British Superintendent, Sir Hugh Clifford.
- The Pahang Club: All British colonies had a social club and the Pahang Club, built in 1867, was Kuala Lipis’s social club for the region’s colonial rulers. The club was famous for exclusivity. After Malaysia gained its independence membership of the club was symbolically opened up to anyone who wanted to join.
The list of great places to visit goes on and on and we suggest that you take a long walk around the town to see them all: Kuala Lipis District Administration Building (1919), Residence of the District Officer (1929), Clifford Secondary School (1913), State Secretary’s House (1920), Post Office (1910) and Thean Hou Temple (1898).