All these three wats are easily accessible by bus. Cityliner bus no. 19 goes to Wat Phikulthong and Wat Cheng Buddhavas which are next door to each other; Bus no. 43 goes to Wat Mai Suwan Khiri which is within walking distance from the previous two wats.
I was at the city centre bus terminal at 9am and was told there was a No. 43 bus departing at 9:30. I didn’t see the no. 43 bus, but found a No. 19 bus about to depart. So I boarded the No. 19 bus and get to Wat Phikulthong and Wat Cheng Buddhavas first. The bus fare was RM 3.
I waited for more than an hour to get a bus back to the city. You might have to wait for 2 hours if you want to catch a bus No. 43. If you don’t want to wait, you can take a shared taxi which costs RM 4, RM 1 more than the bus. Although a taxi back to Kota Bharu is not very easy to find either and that’s why I ended up on a bus back.
Wat Mai Suwan Khiri