Holidays to Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is a socially conservative city on the the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia , close to the border with Thailand . It makes a nice overnight stop between Thailand and the Perhentian Islands , and is a good base for exploring Kelantan state. In the city, travelers can …

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How to get to Kota Bharu

Here's what you need to know about getting to Kota Bharu. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Kota Bharu takes 16 hours, 40 minutes.

When to go to Kota Bharu

Typical Holiday Price

£808 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Kota Bharu varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - September is the cheapest month to go to Kota Bharu.

Where to stay in Kota Bharu

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Kota Bharu, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Kota Bharu

Teja Wafa' | Trip by SkyscannerPantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB)
Pantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB)
afiqboom | Trip by SkyscannerPasar Malam Wakaf Che Yeh
Pasar Malam Wakaf Che Yeh
FAUZAN | Trip by SkyscannerRantau Panjang & Pengkalan Kubur
Rantau Panjang & Pengkalan Kubur

Reviews of Kota Bharu

Leow Cheng Lam
Leow Cheng LamKlang

Kota Bahru is the capital city of Kelantan, the best place to appreciate Kelantanese culture crafts. It is a bustling town famed for its ornately trishaws. The Cultural Centre showcase daily demonstrations of popular folk arts and pastimes such as Wayang Kulit, Silat, Gasing. Wau and Rebana.


A kite-maker or 'wau' as they call it there are a unique artform only exist in the state of Kelantan in Malaysia. Located in northern most land on the East Coast, it offers a unique blend of food, culture and craftmanship that infuse a touch of Siam. An almost lost art, kite-makers skills and trade secrets are pass to the next generation by blood-line.

Evan Roth-Howe
Evan Roth-HoweBoston

Don't go too far out of your way for it, but Kota Bharu is an interesting city worth a few days on your way to/from the Perhentian Islands.

Aqil Hadif
Aqil HadifTampines


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