After visiting the world-class capital of Malaysia, many travelers opt for a 350 kilometer trip south to the tiny island of Singapore. As it is such a popular route, a variety of transportation options are in place to suit any traveler’s budget and time preferences.
Taking a bus is the most cost-effective and efficient way to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Coaches offer a brilliant way to view the stretching countryside of Malaysia. There are various bus stations around the city that service this route, making it an easy way to travel. Although it is possible to purchase tickets at the stations, it’s best to book bus tickets online in Malaysia, especially for travel during holidays, weekends, and peak travel times. There are a variety of companies to choose from, ranging from simple buses to a nice executive coach with WiFi. Since Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are fairly close together, the ride will neither be exceedingly long nor unpleasant. The traveling time is between 5 and 6 hours, depending on traffic conditions and immigration at the border.
The train is another viable option for travel between the two cities, although the journey is several hours longer than the bus. Passengers are enabled to take in the natural scenery and beauty of authentic villages while relaxing in the comforts of the car. The cars may not be the most modern, but they are clean, comfortable, safe, and offer decent food and services. Trains leave several times a day and take more than 6 hours; the overnight train typically takes a little over 8 hours.
While flying is definitely the fastest way to make this journey, it comes with a few modest downsides, including getting to the airport and the hassle of airport procedures. Getting to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport can be a long journey in and of itself, depending on where in the city you are coming from. Air passengers must be at the airport at least an hour before their flight, so it’s important to take this into account when planning a trip. However, air time is only an hour, and many flights can be purchased for a fare similar to that of a bus.
If money is not a concern and travelers wish to take private transportation, taxis can be hired to make the journey.