Wakaf Bharu is a passenger train station close to the city of Kota Bharu. By train the journey from Jerantut to Wakaf Bharu is scheduled to take 7 hours 46 minutes.
Train Times to Kota Bharu
There is 1 direct train service a day from Jerantut to Wakaf Bharu Railway Station near Kota Bharu City.
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Jerantut Railway Station
Jerantut Railway Station is located 68.2 km by road from Kuala Tahan, which is near to the entrance to the Taman Negara National Park.
Wakaf Bharu Railway Station
Wakaf Bharu Railway Station is located 6.6 km by road from Kota Bharu city centre.
About Travel to Kota Bharu
Passengers on the Jerantut to Wakaf Bharu route travel on the Ekspress Rakyat Timuran service, which is the only sleeper train service operating in West Malaysia. Sleeper berths on this service are arranged bunk bed style. Every bunk bed has a privacy curtain and a window. The Ekspress Rakyat Timuran also has a seating carriages and a buffet car. For this long overnight journey we strongly recommend booking long enough in advance to make sure that you secure a sleeper berth.
Jerantut and Wakaf Bharu are both on the East Coast Railway Line, also known as the Jungle Line, which runs through sparsely populated parts of the country with some excellent scenery on route. Although this is a diesel train service, as opposed to the highly efficient electric train services operating on the majority of the train routes in West Malaysia, this service is rarely subject to delays. On arrival the cheapest way to make it from Wakaf Bharu Railway Station into Kota Bharu city centre is to take a local bus service. If you walk from the railway station to the main road, the Jalan Padang Garong Road, and cross over to the other side, then you should not have to wait long for either a Cityliner #19 or Cityliner #27 bus to come past. These services run frequently from 07:00 to 19:00 everyday. The journey into Kota Bharu takes about 20 minutes and the fare 1.60 MYR. The last stop for both the Cityliner #19 or Cityliner #27 bus services is the bus station on Jalan Pendek, which is the main shopping street in Kota Bharu.