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1. Posted by khiawyen (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys, may i know what is the best way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore? What are the procedures? And the cost?

2. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Not sure how much it would cost, but the trains in Malaysia are very good and reasonably priced.

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3. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I can't remember how much it cost but if you go to the bus station in KL there is a direct coach. It was actually really comfortable and took about 6/7 hours (I think).

Kristie x

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 6611 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

The bus is a good option. There are some amazing ones with massaging seats and everything for incredibly reasonable prices (by western standards). We did it last year (not the VIP coach, because it was booked up) and it was quite good. The trip is about 5 hours, including stops at immigration.

5. Posted by 65thsquare (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

The Bus is cheapest at around RM 20-40. I can't remember exactly, but I used to catch the 2 am bus from KL which will get me to Johor Bahru or Singapore around 6-8 am in the morning. That would be around RM 20 for an air-cond bus, with no other frills.

Visit the toilet and do your business before getting on a travel bus. The bus toilets are either dirty or spoilt. So are the ones at the stops. Most buses stop once for some food, drink and a bathroom break. Tell the driver or his assistant to wake you up if you want to sleep.

Actually, the drivers (most buses have a tag team) would be the best people to talk to. If you need to go somewhere specific in Singapore, you can also ask them if they go near it and you could get down before the station. Having said that, it is common enough in Malaysia but I'm not sure if it happens in Singapore.

Peter was right about the more expensive coaches with massage and all that, but that depends on personal preference. I'd prefer to be left alone in the midnight bus to sleep.

You can catch your travel buses (not city buses) from the Puduraya bus station. If you are a foreigner, you'll get charged a little bit more specially if you're a westerner. Best if you have a local friend here to help you out.

The rule of thumb is, if a someone asks you to buy something, it is probably overpriced. Best to get your tickets from the counters along the roadside. Same goes for everything else when you are here. If someone has to approach you to buy something, that something can't be very good, can it?

Finally, the only places you don't travel by bus in Malaysia are the hills and mountains area. There has been a rather high number of landslides and bus incidents compared to otehr parts of the country.

If you come to KL, you might owe me a beer for all that typing :)

6. Posted by azman (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

In KL...go to Puduraya Station..in the heart of the City..ask for an express liner to Spore..if its not a national holiday...tickets will be available at any time...Cost?..less than RM 40 for the Super VIP..single seater...take u straight to the heart of Spore..OK

7. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i just went to singapore two weeks ago to watch the west side story at the esplanade. i went by double decker bus coach, its rm80 coz it provides breakfast, pillows, blankets, has its own toilet and a movie to boot. it's a bit pricey but it's worth it. good luck!

8. Posted by Vorks (Budding Member 50 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi - I listed a couple of coach I can think of. It's around SGD50 for a round trip from Singapore to KL. I'm pretty sure they have an office in KL. Trip time is around 5-6hrs.

1. Grassland Express
2. Gunung Raya Travel
3. Konsortium Express
4. Five Stars Travel
5. NICE by Plusliner
6. Transtar Travel

Coach is the best option in my opinion. Cheers!

9. Posted by Linger (Full Member 59 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Bus is definitely the best option ie. fastest and cheapest. As Azman mentioned, head to Puduraya - you would have lots of options. As long as it's not public holidays - you should be able to get tickets on the spot. But, make sure you make sure it's a direct bus or else it'll be a very long trip ie. plenty of stops.

The bus I normally take is the Nice Express (which departs from the train station) - highly recommended.


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