Gerik is the closest town to Belum Temenggor rainforest area. It’s well connected by roads to other towns and cities in West Malaysia. There are public bus services managed by bus companies that connect Gerik to cities such as George Town (Penang), Ipoh or Kuala Lumpur.
However, there is no public bus services to get from Gerik straight to Pulau Banding which is the gateway to Royal Belum and Temenggor forest reserve. If you reach Gerik by public transportation, you may want to book your transfer to the rainforest here!