Railway- Kuala Krai can be accessible via the Keretapi Tanah Malayu (KTM), Malayan Railway. Getting over from Singapore, it's best to buy the ticket from JB Sentral which is just minutes away from Singapore Woodlands custom. Be sure to get the tickets days prior to the travel. Another alternative, travellers taking from Singapore can directly get the tickets from Woodlands KTM station itself. Taking the KTM from all over the states around the Malay Peninsula and southern Thailand is also possible. KTM offers ticket prices at a cheap price to Kuala Krai. <RM25 for second class seatings, around RM30 for 1st class seating cabins and RM43-RM49 for individual beds, recommended. Toilets are available. Journey time from Singapore= 11-12hrs, Kuala Lumpur= 8hrs.
Bus- A simpler and faster way to travel than train but seems to be a little uncomfortable, try taking the bus. 10 hours from Larkin Bus Terminal, Johor Bahru. 6 hours from Kuala Lumpur.
Road- If you desire a free and easy travel where you can stop and take pictures of beautiful scenery along the way to Kuala Krai you might want to try getting there on your own. Two wheels or four wheels, a smart read and use of the map will guarantee you to arrive at your destination with no hassle and confusion. What matters most is your endurance on the road. Watchout for the trucks carrying wooden logs. There're plenty of them.
Flight- Faster and direct. Drop at Kota Bharu International Airport and take a cab there. Find yourself a willing driver to drive you 73 km down to Kuala Krai Town Centre.
There are a few taxi stands around town with red-colored Proton Sagas waiting, though they'll be named as "hired cars" or "Kereta Sewa" which don't run on meters. Haggle for a price before they take you around town. One place to catch them is just opposite the SKMK bus terminal along Jalan Ah Sang, about five minutes walk straight from the KTM train station's entrance.
No alcoholic drinks are available here is this place due to the conservative nature of the locals. Nevertheless travellers are recommended to try out rereshing delights such as local favourite coconut drink, pinnapple juice and more.
Kuala Krai is linked to other parts of Kelantan and the rest of the Peninsular by bus, which stop at the SKMK terminal (corner of Jalan Ah Sang and Jalan Panggong), about five minutes walk straight from the entrance of the nearby KTM train station (GPS: 5°31'50.5"N 102°12'06.6"E).
Some of these buses can go as far as Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh or Singapore, according to a signboard at the terminal.
There are buses that leave for Kota Bharu (that go through Machang) every 30 minutes from 7am until 6.30pm. Another bus service headed for Gua Musang also leaves the station every hour from 6.30am until 5.30pm.