Cityliner Service TESCO is a shopping bus route in Kota Bharu which doubles up as a intra-city feeder bus as its route covers both the old town of Kota Bharu around the iconic Cityliner Kota Bharu Bus Station down to the Kota Bharu City Centre around KB Mall, Tune Hotel Kota Bharu City Centre, AEON, Tesco Bus Terminal and TESCO. The bus service does not bear a service number, but rather, just TESCO.
Cityliner Kota Bharu has ceased operations some time in August 2020 based on the timeline of Facebook posts and comments.
Along with other bus routes, the departure point of Cityliner Service TESCO is marked by signs hanging from the ceiling of Kota Bharu Bus Station. This is NOT a sign to walk to TESCO, please don’t do that.
The Cityliner Service TESCO bus parked in front of the information counter according to the sign pointing direction.
The destination sign of Cityliner Service TESCO.
The interior of the Cityliner Service TESCO bus.
Before departure, the Cityliner Service TESCO bus driver comes around to sell tickets. Inform him of the point of alighting to purchase the appropriate ticket.
My ticket for the Cityliner Service TESCO from Kota Bharu Bus Station to TESCO. The fare from Kota Bharu Bus Station to TESCO costs RM1.50.
U-turning in the terminal to exit.
Heading down the main Jalan Sultan Ibrahim.
The facade of KB Mall from the junction of Jalan Sultan Ibrahim and Jalan Hamzah.
The bus stop for KB Mall is located opposite the mall, in front of Arulmigu Subramaniyar Siva Temple.
Heading on to AEON.
Heading down Jalan Maulana Khurasan.
The facade of AEON Mall Kota Bharu.
There is a bus stop sign for the Cityliner Service TESCO hung at the AEON car park beside Jalan Maulana Khurasan.
Just ahead is the Kota Bharu Bus Terminal or Tesco Bus Terminal, where all long-distance buses except for Transnasional stop in Kota Bharu.
Turning towards TESCO.
Skirting around TESCO.
Cityliner Service TESCO does not terminate at TESCO, but rather, operates as a loop service, looping at TESCO.
As such, I purchased another ticket from the driver to continue my journey on this loop service. The fare from TESCO to KB Mall costs RM1.00.
Heading back, passing by the Kota Bharu Bus Terminal or Tesco Bus Terminal again.
The facade of AEON Mall Kota Bharu from the other side.
The Cityliner Service TESCO bus picks up passengers from AEON Mall Kota Bharu also from the other side of the official stop, on the way back to KB Mall and Kota Bharu Bus Station.
Heading back to the main road.
Turning right towards KB Mall.
Approaching the KB Mall bus stop.
I alighted here to get back to Tune Hotel Kota Bharu City Centre to prepare to check-out.
KB Mall and Tune Hotel Kota Bharu City Centre is just in front of the bus stop.
Overall, Cityliner Service TESCO is a rather useful bus service to get to the big shopping malls in Kota Bharu and to connect to and from long-distance bus services as no other public bus routes currently serve AEON, TESCO and Tesco Bus Terminal. I wish the Cityliner Service TESCO bus would operate more frequently and with longer operating hours though, as compared to around once every hour or so only in the day time.