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Living In Pahang


Pahang’s transportation network is comprehensive with various transportation modes linking the state to the other states and the rest of the world. Its network of air, sea and land interlinks providing investors and visitors the choice of going around and transporting goods efficiently.

Pahang has international and domestic air links via its Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport which is located approximately 15 kilometres from the Kuantan town. Meanwhile, the Kuantan Port cconnects to major sea lanes of the shipping world, serving primarily the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, the Far East, Europe and ASEAN region. The state also possesses a well-developed and effective public transportation system served by buses, taxis and trains.

Public Transportation

Bus: Terminal Sentral Kuantan is the new bus terminal which is located in Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan that replace previous bus terminal, Makmur Terminal. The spacious TSK bus terminal was opened in August 2013 with the capacity of 40 bays for express buses, 365 car park spaces and 176 for motorcycles per day. It is the largest public transportation terminal along the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia. TSK is located about 7km west of the city center. You can take a taxi or Rapid Kuantan bus.

Taxi: You can easily get a taxi in most parts of Kuantan, which will take you anywhere, even to other states! Taxis congregated just outside the Makmur Complex Bus Terminal.

Tips You Should Know:

    • Taxi drivers here do not usually follow the metre and it would be wise to set the fare before you board
    • The fare from the airport to Kuantan town is about RM20 – RM30. Travelling around the vicinities is about RM10 – RM20

Car Rental

You can rent a car from operators located around the city but most of them are concentrated at the Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport. This is the best option if you plan to travel around a lot within Kuantan town. You can take your pick from small compact cars to large people movers with reasonable rates.

A PROTON WIRA 1.5 (manual) RM 230 RM 1,380
B PROTON WIRA 1.5 (automatic) RM 260 RM 1,560
C PROTON PERDANA V6 2.0 (automatic) RM 330 RM 1,980
D NAZA CITRA (2.0 MPV 6-Seater) RM 330  RM 1,980
E NAZA RIA (KIA Carnival) 2,4 (MPV) RM 350 RM 2,100
F NISSAN SERENA 2.0 (MPV) RM 350 RM 2,100
H TOYOTA CAMRY 2.0 RM 380 RM 2,480
I KIA PREGIO Mini Van 10-Seater RM 350 RM 1,980
  J FORD RANGER 4-Wheel Drive for Leisure Driving
FORD RANGER 4-Wheel Drive for Off-road Driving with Full Accessories –  Winch, Off Road Tyres, etc
(Package with driver guide available)
RM 350

RM 450

RM 1,980

RM 2,700

Driving License Information

If you have an International Drivers License, you can easily get a Probationary Driving License in Malaysia with few conditions:

  1. Holders of valid domestic driving licences from countries with reciprocal agreement with the Government of Malaysia. Required documents:
    • Foreign driving license and its photocopy
    • Translated script (if the license is in other than English language) in English or Bahasa Malaysia by the Embassy of the issuing country or licensing authority
    • 1 coloured photographe (25mm x 32mm)
    • International Passport/Travel Document
    • Payment of RM60.00 for 2 years
    • Completed JPJL1 Form
  2. Holders of valid foreign driving licenses from countries that do not have reciprocal agreement with the government of Malaysia but are Member/contracting countries of the United Nation Conference On Road and Motor Transport, Geneva (1949 and 1968) can apply to the Director General, RTD to be exempted for tests to obtain a driving license.

Courier Services

Apart from the public transportation, courier service is easily available in Pahang to facilitate your business communication.

Courier Service Rates

Below is the average rate for courier service:

Documents Merchandise Max.
Limit (kg)
First 500 gm Next 500 gm First 500 gm Next 500 gm
Australia 60.00 18.11 15.00 4.53 75.00 22.63 14.00 4.22 20
Germany 70.00 21.12 20.00 6.04 100.00 30.18 19.00 5.73 23
Japan 47.00 14.18 12.00 3.62 64.00 19.31 15.00 4.53 30
UK 70.00 21.12 20.00 6.04 100.00 30.18 15.00 4.53 20
USA 65.00 19.61 20.00 6.04 100.00 30.18 20.00 6.04 No Limit

Source: Pos Malaysia Berhad

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