Melaka Transportation

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    Trishaws

    by machomikemd Written Jun 20, 2014
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    Another Option of Goind Around the Historic Sites of Malacca are the historic Trishaws.

    you can find a lot of them At the Stadhuys and around the Clock Tower, The Parking area in The Area of the Replica Palace of the Sultan of Malacca, in Jonkers Walk and around Jalan Kota. the trishaws offer 1 hour rides around the historic sites along Malacca and they give colorful commentary about these sites and the trishaws are daily decorated with flowers and boom boxes,

    The price of a 1 hour ride are usually 40 RM, but can be negotiated in advance if you negotiate with the trishaw driver.

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    Walking Around the Historic Sites

    by machomikemd Written Jun 20, 2014
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    whatever tour you booked, whether a big bus tours, small van tours or private AUV/VAN Tours, these vehicles could not drop you to many attractions as the roads in old town are really small. either you would be dropped at the Start of Jonkers Walk or at the Stadhuys area or fronting the A Famosa Fortress Ruins and then you will start walking around (they would give you maps).

    you would be walking around the historic sites around Malacca as the old streets are small and can only accomodate one lane (moreso around Jonker Street and the side streets around it) so you would really be walking a lot, and there are no roads going up the Saint Paul Hill so that you would be hiking a lot going to that area.

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    Private Tour Vans/ AUV's

    by machomikemd Written Jun 20, 2014
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    there are many tour companies offering day tours of Malacca from Kuala Lumpur and they can be by Big Tour Buses, Private Vans and Private AUV's. Big tour buses are usually cheaper and will coast around 220 to 240 RM if without lunch and 260 to 280 RM with lunch included. But you will be rush to each atttractions and you must go back to Kuala Lumpur by 3:00 pm sharp.

    Private tour van tour will cost more at 320 RM or more per person (lunch not included) but the best deal here is that you can go around the attractions around malacca at your own pace and then you will just meet the driver at 3:00 pm for the ride back to Kuala Lumpur (it is flexible too, you can extend it to 1 hour extra (even 2 hours) at no extra cost, provided you call your driver to tell him of the 1 hour extenion you want and give him a nice tip (don't be stingy on calling the tour driver on roaming mode of your smartphone).

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    To Melaka from KL with Patrick

    by aussirose Updated Mar 5, 2014

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    Melaka with Driver Patrick by aussirose

    We hired a private driver Patrick to take us to Melaka from Kuala Lumper. The trip is hours.

    I highly recommend Patrick as he looked after us well, showed us around, told us about the history of Melaka and filled us in on interesting stories to entertain us along the way.

    You can look Patrick up on the info below.

    We have since heard from Patrick that he has taken a few vt'ers on day trips because of my tip here. That's good to hear :o) We will definatley use Patrick again.

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    Trishaws

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 19, 2013

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    Melaka is a pretty walkable place unless you want to go further out to places like St John's Fort or Portuguese Square. Everywhere you go though you will see highly decorated flower and butterfly festooned trishaws blasting out music. We did not use these, but found them entertaining to watch and listen to. Price would be dependent on distance and bargaining skills. You can do a day tour in one if you feel so inclined. A few people approached us and tried to persuade us to do a day tour with them, but we were happy to walk. They were not annoyingly persistent and disappeared on the word no.

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    Getting to Melaka from Melaka Sentral Bus Station

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 19, 2013

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    Melaka Sentral has lots of shops and places to eat. There are plenty of seats. Toilet trips cost 0.3RM if you bring your own tissue!

    It is a slightly confusing circular bus station.

    I read that bus 17 will take you to the historical centre of Melaka from here. I believe it stops near Dutch Square.

    We took a taxi which cost 15RM. We did not bother to bargain. Later I saw a price list saying taxis to the centre (Jonker Street) were around 7RM. You probably have to be good at bargaining to get that. We were just happy to have a home to go to, so did not care about the price too much.

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    Getting to Melaka from Kuala Lumpur

    by IreneMcKay Updated Oct 19, 2013

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    The coach back.

    We arrived at Kuala Lumpur Airport early in the morning and wanted to take a bus to Melaka as soon as possible. We had read there are buses directly fom the airport, but instead we went to the bus station to get one.

    To get there we took the train to Bandar Tasik Selatan Bus Station. The ticket cost 26.5RM. Basically there are two trains from the airport: an express train that goes straight to KL Sentral and a transit train from the opposite platform which also goes to KL Senral but stops at several stations on route. The transit train stops at Bandar Tasik Selatan. When we exited the train at Bandar Tasik Selatan, we got onto a walkway and walked left straight into the bus station. We queued up and bought a ticket to Melaka for 11RM. Returns were not available.

    The bus station was clean and modern with lots of free toilets, seats, food and drink shops.

    The company we travelled with was called Mayang Sari. We went through to the departure gate half an hour before departure. There were plenty of seats, free toilets and food shops there, too. We found the screen with departure information next to our gate.

    The bus should have left at 9am, it was an acceptable 5 minutes late. It was very comfortable. There were only 3 seats per row, so the seats were wide and there were not many rows so the seats had plenty of leg room. The bus was dark with space age internal lights on when we boarded. We had travelled overnight to KL and I was really tired. It was so comfy I was asleep before we left KL and only woke up 2 hours later when we pulled into Melaka Sentral Bus Station.

    A very comfortable and pleasant journey.

    We used the same company to get back to KL. It cost 12RM. Again it was on time and very comfortable.

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  • Singapore to Malacca

    by schaefer82 Written Oct 6, 2013

    Actually there are various buses going to Malacca from Singapore (http://www.singaporemalaysiabus.com/malacca.html). Some buses even goes directly to the hotels (e.g. Equatorial Hotel, Casa Del RIo Hotel) so is quite convenient for tourist.

    If the bus arrived at Melaka Sentral, you can take a taxi to the Jonker Street / Equatorial Hotel area which will cost you about RM 20. So for small group of traveler i suggest to take those buses that goes directly to the hotel.

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    By coach to Melaka (from KL)

    by Airpunk Written Mar 31, 2013
    A ride on bus Nr. 17 to the city centre

    There are dozens of coach lines connecting Melaka with Kuala Lumpur and other parts of the country. Each of them has a different schedule and different prize and tries to get you as a costumer. Get a short overview on departure times and prices or listen to local advice, but don't spend too much time looking around as you will easily get lost in the jungle of different companies. And never buy return tickets as tickets are only valid on the same company you brought the ticket form and the return schedule may be inconvenient for you. Saving a couple of cents is surely not worth the hassle.
    Melaka's coach station (Sentral Bus Terminal) is a around three kilometers away from the old town. Take bus nr. 17 for service between the coach station and the city centre.

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    Wacky races

    by deeper_blue Written Sep 14, 2012

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    The rickshaws in Melaka get 10 out of 10 for style. A technicolour headthumping assault on the senses. Decked out in vibrant reds, yellows and pinks, they are not the quiet way to see the city. A mobile funkmachine!

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    A flower-bedecked ride around town

    by berenices Updated Nov 13, 2011

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    a sight for tired eyes

    These colorful, flower-bedecked trishaws add a certain charm to an otherwise nondescript-looking historic center that could be anywhere really. They converge in the small square in front of Christ Church, trying to outdo each other in terms of combination of colours and arrangement of flowers. Some of them play loud music, which can be either fun or annoying, depending on the passenger. Obviously these trishaws are there more for the tourists, as a ride is not exactly cheap -- we took one going to a particular Nyonya restaurant, not knowing it was less than 200 meters away (it was getting dark and we had just arrived, so we were a bit disoriented) -- and we were charged 10 ringgits or 2.5 euros. The drivers usually speak good English, so there is no problem with communication. They go just around the old historic center, so a ride is not really for the trouble it saves the passenger, but more for the experience. Beyond that, there is nothing really special about it.

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    Getting to and around Melaka

    by nthesigan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mini Malaysia

    There is so much information on this matter. I highly recommend on good site that provides all these various transportational information:

    Malaysia One - Malacca Transportation

    Web site address is:

    http://www.malaysia-one.com/malacca/trans/mo6.html

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    The alternative to the bus

    by sourbugger Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Malaysian choo-choo

    Although probably not really worth it from KL, if you wish to arrive by train you can stop at Tampin.

    The station is very small, but Taxis will take you the last 40 odd kilometers to Melaka for about 30 Ringgit.

    The road is being upgraded - so the connection should be even quicker soon.

    You could also take a bus by turning right out of the station and walking the couple of hundred meters to the main road where you should be able to get one sooner or later.

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    Melaka Sentral

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

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    Odds are you'll arrive at and depart from the shiny new Melaka Sentral bus terminal. It's teeming with services like a left luggage counter (RM3 for a big bag, RM2 for a small one), Internet cafe (RM2.50/hr), money changers and loads of shops and restaurants, but it’s an inconvenient 3km from the town centre. The cheap way to travel to and fro is the green #17 town bus (RM1) or the Panorama sight-seeing bus (RM2, ticket valid all day). Numerous bus companies ply the popular routes north to KL and south to Johor Bahru/Singapore and there is a departure every hour or less. I came here from KL and departed here to Singapore. Here's some bus times:

    Ipoh/Butterworth: Departs 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 16:00, 21:00 and 22:00. Costs RM25 and takes 6 hours to Ipoh, or RM35 and 8 hours to Butterworth
    Johor Bahru: Departs hourly 8:00 – 19:00. Costs RM19 ad takes 4 hours
    Kota Bahru: Departs at 20:00. Costs RM42 and takes 10 hours
    Kuala Lumpur: Departs hourly 6:00 – 20:00. Costs RM10 and takes 2 hours
    Kuantan: Departs at 8:00, 9:30, 11:00, 16:00, 21:00 and 22:00. Costs RM20 and takes 6 hours
    Mersing: Departs 8:00, 12:45 and 18:00. Costs RM17.50 and takes 5 hours
    Singapore: Departs hourly 8:00 – 19:00. Costs RM22 and takes 4.5 hours

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    Island hopping

    by cafank Written Jun 26, 2010

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    To Pulau Besar:

    You need to catch a ferry from Anjung Batu ferry terminal which is 15 km or 20 minutes' drive from Malacca town (again local buses are plentiful). There are about 8 ferries a day.

    You may also be able to go by speedboat from Umbai jetty. I think this boast also stops at Pulau Upeh.

    To Pulau Upeh:

    You can book a ferry ride from the Shahbandar jetty, next the tourist information centre at Jalan Kota.

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