First Coach started a coach service on the popular KLumpur-Singapore route...It provides 6 trips a day with coaches leaving KLumpur at 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2.30pm 4.30pm and 6.30pm...
The coach terminals are at Jalan Kamuja in Bangsar Utama, about 100m from the Bangsar PUTRA LRT station... in Spore, passengers are dropped off at Novena Square, close to the Novena MRT station...
The VVIP service cost RM40 (adults), RM20 (child below 12 years) for KLumpur to Spore.. and SGD30 from Spore to KLumpur... In Spore, tickets can be obtained from the company's Spore partner, Global Holidays...
For those wanting to see Kuala Lumpur but only have a few days in the city will find this tour to be the most comprehensive that one could get in a day or two. The buses run on a 15 to 30 minutes intervals at 22 designated stops. Service starts between 8.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. Tourists will be taken to about 40 attractions in the city including Istana Negara (National Palace), KL Tower, China Town and Central Market to name a few. Tickets are sold on board and are priced at RM38 for a 24-hr tour and RM65 for a 48-hr tour.
From KLIA, if you wish not to spend too much on transportation, I suggest that you take an express bus to KL city. Known as Airport Coach, the fare is M$10.00 one way but you'd be given a M$2.00 discount if you purchase a return ticket.
How to use the bus service:
Upon arrival at the KLIA Main Terminal Building (except for the low cost flights operated by AirAsia which is on a different terminal) proceed to counter F6 at International Arrival Hall exit for tickets, from there proceed to KLIA Bus Station situated at Ground Floor, Block C annexe to the main terminal building (check the interactive map of KLIA at http://www.klia.com.my.) The express coach service operates at hourly interval starting from 5.00am to 10.30pm. Departure to KL Sentral is from Platform No 1. Traveling time is approximately one hour.
Arrival point and your onward journey into the city:
The bus will terminate at KL Sentral and from there one could catch either the Putra LRT service or the KL Monorail service (please refer to my KL Monorail tips for more details) to most part of the city.
Aeroline is one of the coach company that operates the route from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
The arrival/departure point in KL is at Corus Hotel, Jalan Ampang which is next to KLCC LRT and 1 utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya (next to Giant entrance).
The arrival/departure point in Singapore is Grand Copthorne Water Front Hotel and Harbour Front Centre (Car Park beside Singapore Cruise Centre).
Aeroline is highly recommended as it does not arrive/depart from the usual Puduraya Bus Terminal or Golden Mile Complex.
KL/PJ - SIN RM80 (one way)/RM160 (round trip)
SIN - KL/PJ S$47 (one way)/S$94 (round trip)
The Nationwide Interstate Coach Executive (NICE) covers daily trips from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Penang.
KL-SIN prices from RM65.10 and S$42 for (one way).
Executive Express departs from Copthorne Orchid Hotel, Singapore.
Departs from KL NiCE Counter, Mezzanine Floor, KTMB Building, Jalan Sultan Hishamudin,
50621 Kuala Lumpur.
Departs from Garden Inn Hotel, in Penang.
The cheapest way to go to KL from Singapore and vice versa is by bus. Transnasional's service was quite good, the seats are comfortable with lots of space even the passenger in the front inclined his seat.
Transnasional buses leave Sinapore at Lavender Street Coach Station and arrive in KL at Puraya Bus Station.
RM28 one way. Buy your tic early.
Going to Genting Hills is very easy if you avail the GO GENTING Coaches leaving from following terminals on daily basis
PUDARAYA Bus Terminal
The fair from Pudaraya or KL Sentral is 8.50 RM including Sky Way transfer.
Transtar Travel operates from Imbi Bus Terminal at Pasar Rakyat and at 5001 Beach Road, #01-15, Golden Mile Complex.
First Class are luxurious 16 seaters coach. There are only 2 seats in a single row with individual LCD TV, massage chairs.
This non-stop trip offers meals which are being served on board the coach.
First Class Price:
Executive Class is a 26 seaters coach with massage chairs. Meals are served on the KL-SIN route.
Executive Class Price:
Premium Class Price :S$34
Pasarakyat Bus Terminal, Kuala Lumpur
Transtar First Class Passenger's Lounge
No 10, Ground Floor
Jalan Melati off Jalan Imbi / Jalan Tun Razak
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Crossed from Singapore to Johor Bahru by the Causeway. Then took a local bus to Larkin Bus Station in Johor Bahru.
Upon arrival, was surrounded by ticket sellers for buses to Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Penang and other parts of Malaysia. They were not too aggressive but come right to your face.
Usually these sellers get a commission from the bus companies especially the smaller ones or tour agencies trying to fill up their buses. So these buses may wait for awhile or may stop at different places to pick up or drop off passengers.
I headed to the bus counters. The other companies like Konsortium, Transional, Plusliners have departed and next buses were later. So I decided to try Mara Liner for the first time.
Fare was RM24 (standard for VIP, not Super VIP) from Larkin to Puduraya (Kuala Lumpur). The bus departed on schedule at 10:30am and did not do a lunch stop like some of the companies. There was a restroom stop as these buses do not have toilet on board.
Arrive at Kuala Lumpur around 2:30 pm as there was a jam at one stretch due to road repair.
Overall, new bus and great bus trip. It is a smaller bus company and fewer scheduled departures.
Buses to and from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are quite nice, some even have beverage service and movies on board! Not to mention you get to see the country side! 1-way 23 SGD to 45 SGD round trip verse $114 SGD 1-way flying.
2 different people talked me out of flying and into a bus, as flying costs 4-5 x's as much, takes just as long with all the pre-board waiting and you don't get to see the country.
Coaches depart frequently throughout the day and night. The trip is about 5 hours including 2 stops at immigration (SIN & Malaysia) and one 20-30 min. stop at a rest depot (food court and restrooms).
Golden Mile Complex is where to go to find a bus in Singapore - when I went I wanted one departing that day and seat availability was limited..... so no movies or beverage service for me, but it was still comfy and nice.
Almost everyone local and foreign tourists have complained about the conditions of this central bus station. Overcrowded and was supposed to be replaced by a modern station.
But it has excellent central location and efficient enough. There are two floors. The top floor is for bus ticket counters, waiting place and have stalls selling food or things for your journey.
There are left luggage services. Avoid buying tickets from touts. There are buses that are also picking out passengers and wait just outside the bus station. Better to get a scheduled bus departure ticket from a bigger bus company.
There is LRT station, Rakyat Plaza, which 5 minutes walk up a covered but sloped pedestrian pathway. So if you have heavy luggage, give yourself more time.
There are different buses, economy, VIP and super VIP with different prices and comfort. Pudu Raya is like a zoo but runs well enough.
Konsortium Express operates from Pudu Raya Bus Terminal and at 5001 Beach Road, #01-52B, Golden Mile Complex.
The Super VIP Coach departs daily from Pudu Raya.Pls refer to their website for their Bus Fares and Schedules or approach the counters at Pudu.
In Kuala Lumpur, the most convenient and quickest way of going around the city attraction is by using a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus. It is very affordable at RM38 per person and you can use the coupon the whole day. Yes, you need a full day to finish or at least visit the more than forty city tourist spots.
The bus is a double decker with an English tour guide. Guides also do commentaries in some major languages. You may purchase tour tickets from the bus, travel agents, and hotels or buy in advance using a toll free telephone or email which I provided below. It covers more than 100 major hotels so check with your hotel reception on the nearest KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus stop.
I purchased my ticket from the Malaysia Tourism Centre. See the pictures I posted with this tip. It is a walking distance from Corus Hotel where I was staying.
From the Bus station of Malacca we take a Bus to KL of 7.90 RM. The travel is nice, slow and very movie. You arrive to the very busy and dirty bus station of KL.
Pros. I like traveling with local people and not in a tourist bus.
Malacca office. 06.2822503
KL . 03.238.1578
Transnational Ekspress operates from Pudu Raya Bus Terminal and Lavander Street, Junction Off Bus Station Kallang Baru.
Economy Class departs at 0845, 1030, 1330, 1730, 2200 2359 daily from Pudu Raya Bus Terminal and arrives at Lavender Street. Price is RM30.
Executive Class departs at 9am or 6pm from Malaysian Tourism Centre, Hentian Duta Terminal and arrives at Lavendar St. Price is RM69.90.