Melaka Transportation

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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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    Tri Shaw

    by Designerartgirl Written Jan 19, 2005

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    Trishaw in Melaka

    These fun looking trishaws are a huge sight around melaka town centre and are great fun to sit in and be shown melaka rather than walking around it. They often come with their own music so beware.. some look scarier than others hehe...

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    Bus from Terminal to the centre of Town

    by cochinjew Written Feb 23, 2006

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    arrived at the Bus Sentral after 9 pm. and quickly walked over to the Domestic Bus terminal which is about two minutes away within the sam complex. I wanted to get to Hotel Puri as fast as possible and this time of the night, the bus would be as fast as the Taxi. The driver was an ageing Chinese and he directed me to the conductor. I explained I wanted to get to Hotel Puri near Jalan Hang Jebat, a man sitting next to him, said tome, I am going that way and I will show you the way. how kind of him. The bus is no 17 and it is at bay 6 at the domestic bus section. The fare is 80 cents malaysian whereas the taxi might cost close to 20 ringits malaysian. Within five minutes the bus discharged us in front of the stadhuys and from there was a short walk to Hotel Puri, with streets deserted eventhough it was not even ten pm yet..

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    Taxi Hanif

    by StayNuts Written Aug 14, 2008

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    Have used the cab services from Hanif in Malacca & he is really a big helper :)

    In Malacca all cab drivers works without a meter, so you need to look out or they ask for the real price. Hanif gives you a fair price without cheating you & he speaks good English. A big plus point in this city. He don't mind to bring you to several hotels near the beach for the same price. You can call him always when you need him & he will bring to anything you want.

    During one of our cab rides back to the hotel, he stopped for us at a 24 hour store for some shopping. The last day he brought us back to the Bus Terminal of Malacca & stopped by a local famous cookie factory. Hanif knows all the places in Melaka which you never will found.

    Call him local at 0134265777 & tell him that you got him phone number on the internet from his old customers. Sure that you will get from him the same special services as we did... :)))

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    Bus Station in Malacca

    by cochinjew Written Apr 17, 2008

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    Try to get the bus ticket back to KL when you arrive at Malacca Bus Station as it is a heavily travelled route especially over weekends. Bus no 17 is parked very close to where you would arrive, just ask someone to point out to the direction, a very very short walk within the terminal to bus no 17. if you dont have too much luggage it is a very pleasant way to get to downtown, also to observe malaysian public behaviour. it is the same bus you would take in front of the stadhuys to go to Portuguese settlement.
    If your budget allows it, stay at Hotel Puri and eat at Seri Nyonya restaurant at Hotel Equatorial. they are just about the best of Malacca..

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    Trishaw ride ....brings back old memories

    by kenyneo Written Mar 3, 2005

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    it can be quite a small place to sit..lol

    Whats Melaka visit without taking a trishaw ?
    Take one and go around , but plearse bargain. You dont really need this to travel around the major tourist sites because believe me they are very near to each other. The last time I ride one in Penang was like 20 years ago ...lol

    You can get one to your destination for approx RM 10 or hire them for an hour for RM 25-30. ( he asked for RM 40 per hour initially ..lol )

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    Panorama Melaka Bus.

    by uncleawang Written Mar 29, 2008

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    All Day,Every Day.
    Panorama Melaka Bus stops for visits at 23 famous attractions which include historical,shoppings and leisure areas.You can hop on or off as you please,then simply catch the next bus when it arrives.You will visit many Melaka Landmarks including the Stadhuys,A'Famosa,Kg.Morten Mlay Village and museums.
    To buy a ticket just go onbaoard the Panorama Bus.
    A fare for a day ticket;
    Double decker Rm5.00
    Blue line Rm2.00.

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    RICKSHAWS

    by DAO Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    You just don’t know whether to laugh or not. The Old Town is very small and very walkable. If you do want to rest your feet, or be a total Tourist, hop on a brightly coloured Rickshaw. These guys will call out to you all day long, so be prepared. I don’t know how much they wanted, but you can haggle. Any money is better than no money. Enjoy!

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    Bus station

    by Glorija Written Oct 8, 2004

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    Me asking which hotel is nice.

    The new bus station is outside the town center. So the best way to travel into the center is taking a taxi or go with a public bus (much more cheaper). And just ask for the friendly people who are willing to offer you any help. Just dont forget the place you want to go to sicne there are so many hotels.

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    Bus To Melaka From Kuala Lumpur

    by ziana280278 Updated Feb 19, 2010

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    My mum & relatives at Melaka Sentral.

    There are a lot of buses travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka.
    But i recommend you guys to take Transnasional bus from Puduraya.
    This bus company always time punctual, if compared to other bus company.

    The non-stop journey takes about 2 hours to reach Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal.
    Fare :RM 12.30(Adult)
    RM 9.30(Children)

    Bus start operation from 7:00am to 10:00pm everyday, schedule every 1/2 hour.

    Ticket can be purchased from their Ticket Counter at Puduraya or by their agent. For more details, you can log on to website: www.transnasional.com.my.

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    Getting to Melaka

    by cafank Updated Jun 26, 2010

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    It was a quick and easy bus trip from KL to Melaka - about 2 hours to the bus station. From there you get a taxi or local bus into town which takes about 10-15 minutes.

    There are also coaches which go from KLIA.

    Local buses are easy to catch and are well signed - get a copy of the bus routes from the bus station or you hostel/hotel. You can get ariound to a lot of places on these cheap local buses.

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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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    hire a van plus driver for road trip to melaka

    by SangAji Updated Aug 19, 2008

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    a typical van for road trip
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    for family travelling together for day trip or overnite to melaka or genting or elsewhere in malaysia

    suggest hire an air-conditioned van with local driver to suit group size

    for convenience and economy plus time savings,

    esp in finding way around highways and to local attractions

    and load up with light refreshments...

    have loose change ready for the road tolls along the highway!!

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    Bus From Singapore To Melaka

    by pres_16 Written Dec 31, 2007

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    Since we were not able to book on the first morning bus direct to Kuala Lumpur, the bus to Melaka was our alternative of choice. I was glad to find 707 Bus Express (VT recommended) at the bus terminal in Queen St., SG. Their bus is nice and comfortable with friendly operators. We got the 8AM bus. Bus fare is RM17.50 and comes with one free bottled water. Bus stops at Melaka Sentral.

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    Biking or Driving to Melaka from Singapore

    by bpacker Updated May 14, 2007

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    Biking in Melaka

    It's a breeze riding or driving from Singapore to Melaka these days, thanks to the excellent North South Expressway(NSE). Many of us choose to use the Tuas checkpoint since there is less traffic there. Just drive along the NSE and exit at the Ayer Keroh exit at Melaka.

    Causeway Toll Booth ( Singapore)
    You pay $2.50 SGD at Tuas checkpoint if you own a car and $1.50 if you own a bike

    Causeway Toll Booth (M'sia)
    It cost about RM1.50 for bikes and RM2-3 for cars.

    Toll Booths
    The NSE is dotted with godonlyknowshowmany toll booths and you'll be charged approx 70 cents a km. So from the Causeway to Melaka ( Ayer Keroh), it's approx RM 27.40 for
    182.5 km if you drive a car. It's however FREE for bikes.

    Other annoyances
    The speed limit on the North-South Expressway is officially 110kmh. Unoffocially speaking, not many observe this rule.

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