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Taxi to Cameron

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Taxi to Cameron

We will arrive at Ipoh at about 3 pm on Friday. Is it difficult to get a taxi to bring us to Cameron and how much will the fare be?

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1. Re: Taxi to Cameron

Any taxi is likely to want to charge you a return fare too. Do you realise it takes 2.5 hours to drive to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands from Ipoh at a QUIET time of day? Maybe less if you're going to Tringkap or Brinchang. You're thinking of going on a Friday afternoon when all the weekend traffic will be going there so the roads will be very busy. They are narrow and twisty and there is nowhere to overtake so you go at the speed of the slowest moving vehicle. You might be better taking the 18.00 hours bus. The bus websites advise the journey will take 3.5 hours which is probably still a bit unrealistic for a Friday evening.

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2. Re: Taxi to Cameron

Thanks for the advice, but unfortunately we have already booked the coach to Ipoh. How else can we best get to Cameron?

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3. Re: Taxi to Cameron

Taxis will take the new road from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands which is much quicker than the journey mentioned in #1. It's only an hour from Simpang Pulai to the Kpg Raja junction.

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4. Re: Taxi to Cameron

I drive that route and although Kpg Raja is the start of the Cameron's, it's unlikely to be where you'll be going to be staying so it will still take 2.5 hours by car to get to what most people think of as the highlands such as Brinchang or Tana Ratah. The "new" road is still unfortunately very slow. There is unfortunately only one way th get there and that is by road.

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