One of the most extensive hill stations in Malaysia is, The Cameron Highlands. It covers an area of 712km², the highest point in Malaysia. During the day, the temperature rises above 25°C; and at night, it can drop to as low as 12°C. Situated in Pahang, West Malaysia, it is approximately 85km from Ipoh and about 200 km from Kuala Lumpur. It also has a diverse population of more than 43,000 people.
Take a ride by bus from KL to Cameron Highlands, which is a most convenient and popular method of travelling for adventure seekers in Malaysia. The weather is very cold with natural sceneries around, in addition to activities like hiking. It will take you a duration of roughly 5 hours to commute from Kl to Cameron highland by bus, it will entirely depend on the day’s traffic condition. During your travel by bus, you will depart from the Padu central. The next destination you arrive at will be the Tanah Rata terminal for buses. Here, your bus driver will give you a break of about 20 minutes for refreshments.
One of the most famous bus companies, GT Express provides daily express services. You can Even choose the other alternatives, like, taking a bus from Tapah or Ipoh using the Kurnia Bistari or Regal buses. These buses are equipped with fully reclining seats, spacious with enough room to stretch your legs along with the foot resting to ensure comfort and central air conditioning. From Ringlet to Brinchang using the main road, you can travel via the Regal Line buses. This route is the major tourist attractions along the way. A main transportation hub in Cameron Highlands, is Tanah Rata, the visitors travelling by bus are dropped off here.
There are four main roads when you take a Bus from KL to Cameron Highlands, two to the east, to Gua Musang and Kuala Lipis and two to the west, to Ipoh and to Tapah; and the part of the road from Tapah to Ringlet is bumpy, so travellers with motion sickness may prefer getting to Ipoh first. From Ipoh, they take a bus that travels via Simpang Pulai and stop at Kampong Raja and Brinchang town.
From Kuala Lumpur the most popular route is to exit at Tapah town. The Simpang Pulai route enters Cameron Highlands via an interchange near Kampung Raja. This route which will further lead you through Kuala Terla, Tringkap and Kea Farm. After passing through the towns, it hits the first major town of Brinchang. Gua Musang in Kelantan is the third gateway, cutting through Lojing Highlands until it reaches the same interchange to Kampung Raja from Simpang Pulai. You will then pass through the most recent gateway is from Kuala Lipis by extension, East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, a remote highway that connects from Sungai Koyan through the wilds of Pos Betau to Bertam Valley. A total distance of 250km is covered using this route from Kuala Lumpur. It is also known as Karak Highway exiting at Bentong – trunk road rest of the way to Raub.