The trains in South East Asia are very slow, although comfortable. Most people recommend using the bus system, which uses modern, safe, buses. They are also relatively cheap, so you can pay a bit more and catch one with upholstered seats, lots of legroom, TV screens in the seat, and even in-ride meals.
We used Aerolines, which I can partially recommend. It models itself on an airline, but the Penang part of our trip to Singapore was spoiled by a cockroach popping out with the delivered lunch. The waiting room in Penang was a bit run down and had no air conditioning. There was a bad mouldy smell in my seat for the entire six hours that had me on the edge of gagging. The second leg of the trip from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore was much better, hence the partial recommendation. It is also considered one of the best bus services in the country, so you might not get better elsewhere.
Recently I took bus from WTS travel from Singapore to Legoland Malaysia. It was an enjoyable trip and with the purchase of the 2 way return ticket, I am able to enjoy free entrance ticket to Legoland. Initially my family planned to go there, however, we have no idea how to get to Legoland Malaysia as we do not have any car. Luckily, I found this website www.busonlineticket.com and I managed to book the tickets for my family. The bus service was good and my kid had his time at Legoland enjoying playing. We departed from Legoland around 5pm, reaching Singapore around 6pm
To board the bus, you need to board the bus outside of Singapore Flyers, departing early in the morning at 8am, and returning from Legoland at 5pm.
Singapore, like the rest of the world has assorted tour buses and vans of various sizes and shapes that cater to tourists whether the small group, bug groups or single luxury personlized tours, the cost of the tours on tour buses vary per company and on the type of tours involved but you will see them everywhere since singapore draws about 12 millions tourists around the world a year. You would see the assorted tour buses everywhere in tiny singapore that the different buses are like feast for the senses for their apperances especially the hop-on hop off buses.
You can go around in Singapore via bus, which is a cheap way to travel. If you don't have the prepaid EZlink card, you have to prepare exact change upon boarding. If you are staying for several days, it's better to get the prepaid card as the fares will be cheaper compared to cash payments.
Be prepared to stand especially if you're on a busy route.
Fare range: SGD 0.70 to SGD 1.70. Exact change required if you're paying in cash as buses don't give change.
Operating hours: 6AM to midnight everyday
There are two bus operators in SG - SBS (http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/) and SMRT (http://www.smrt.com.sg/buses.html) or http://www.transitlink.com.sg
i was on orchard road and don't know how to get to esplanade when to singapore visitor center advise me to take city buzz.
the bus stops on orchard road and other tourism spots such as esplanade. it's a new clean bus and costs only 1 singapore dollar.
the bus is double decker bus so if you want to get maximum view of singapore, go up!
visit the website for more information about it ;)
To get around Singapore and to develop a feel for the place and the layout use the "CityBuzz" double decker buses. Costs $5SGD for a day pass, that allows you to get on and off any of these buses as many times as you like on any of the 3 routes - routes are Chinatown, Orchard Rd and Little India.
We used all types of transport in Singapore, and to get to Jurong Bird Park we used the Public Bus.
One thing which we didn't know, is that when paying by cash, you have to HAVE THE CORRECT AMOUNT, if you haven't, like we didn't, then pay the extra, but don't expect change.
The fares are very reasonable, between $1 - $1.90, so it wasn't a big deal. We just couldn't find anywhere to get change!
If you are unsure of your fare, you can either ask the bus driver or you can refer to the information panels at the bus stops and interchanges.
There also is a Singapore Tourist Pass for unlimited rides on basic bus services, or...............
Smartcard with a minimum stored value of $10. These are available at Transit Link Ticket Offices.
To top-up the stored value smartcard just visit any of "The Add Value Machines"(AVMs) and "General Ticketing Machines" (GTMs) in MRT stations.
Bus interchanges also allow top-up of stored value smartcards. Don't worry if you haven't used all your money up on the card as you return the stored value smartcard to obtain refund of any remaining travel value on the card. The card will be retained by the Ticket Office.
8.00 am - 6.00 pm daily
Hi bro, no fret there are lots of trour agency for KL-SG trip. should const you bout S$30-S$60 peer trip. depends on your level of comfort. there are super coaches wif TV, games, food on board, super incline chairs, and stuff like that.. try to purchase round way trip to avoid complication when retuerning... enjoy..
Singapore has a very efficient and reliable bus services. Almost all the buses are air conditioned. With the implementation of road indexes at all the bus stops, you can easily find out if the buses at that particular bus stop, takes you to your destination. There are only two main bus service providers in Singapore, the SBS Transit and the SMRT . The good news is that, both providers have eguides. You can actually start planning your route way before leaving home by going online. They can even inform you of the bus fares and estimated arrival time of the buses. And if you wanna stay out very late (from clubbing or just hanging out with friends), there are the night buses (night riders they call it), that can take you home at a flat rate of $3 (the cabs can get really expensive with the mid night charges and all). Payment can be by ezllink card or cash (prepare exact fare as no change will be refunded).
Kota Bharu is quite far, by train is the longest, slightly faster by bus.If can get a direct bus from Singapore to Kota Bharu will save time. If you've already booked or bought the train ticket,I would suggest you to take a taxi to the train station though it'll be a bit expensive especially it's before 6 am there'll be midnight surcharge.
In SG it is easy to go around by bus. For the route or destination of each bus number, just refer to the information displayed on every bus stops, or you may ask the locals for assistance.
It was amazing for me how organized and efficient the transpo system here in SG. The EZ-Link Card as a convenient way of paying fares on both MRT and bus services, no need to worry about the fares and the coins too. If you are paying in cash, simply deposit your exact cash payment in the fare box and collect your ticket.
For the exact cash fare on bus and MRT services, you can obtain info from the following sources:
- The Transitlink Guide at any TransitLink Ticket offices
- SBS Transit website www.transit.com.sg, journey planner
- TransiLink website www.transitlink.com.sg, EGuide
- SMRT website www.smrt.com.sg, E-bus guide
- Information panels at bus stops
- In-bus service guides
Tip: Try to make sure you have plenty of change as no change will be given for purchasing tickets on the bus.
The taxis are efficient but there can be a long queue.
The MRT are fast but you have to switch lines and go through endless escalators.
I discovered the bus is a quick and easy way to get around. There are plenty of bus stops with the display of the route taken by each bus number. Also the EZ traveller prepaid card makes it easy without worrying what is the bus fare.
Also the locals are helpful if you have problem figuring out which bus number. The bus drivers were always patient in answering my queriesy whenever I double check when boarding to make sure the bus will stop at my destination.
There is a tourist hop on bus and several free bus shuttles too from MRT stations to Chinatown, Little India, Suntec City, etc.
One of the thing I did when I was in Hong Kong was to take any bus that came along and see where I would end up. You can do that in Singapore as well, but you'd end up generally at a bus interchange where most likely, you will get a feel of heartland living and also, be greeted with shopping malls and food courts.
If you're really lost, just hail a taxi and it'll get you back to the hotel. No worries.
To pay for your bus ride, you can either buy an EZ-link card (an electronic card that you can purchase at any MRT station), or by cash (Prepare to use coins)
More to come here too. But I'll tell you. I like the bus here.
The local buses are quite nice here. And the one night where we did the get on and ride a random bus to the end of the line was a flurry of fond memories from my days in Karlsruhe. A brilliant way to see any city especially one as generally safe as this.
Bus fares are computed by distance. You enter at the front of the bus and tab your ezlink card. When you get to your stop you tap out and exit the back doors of the bus.
Gunung Raya Travel ooperates at 5001 Beach Road, #01-13, Golden Mile Complex.
Executive Service departs daily from 9am and the last bus is at 7pm.
The pick-up point at Golden Mile Complex will arrive at Pudu Raya Bus Terminal for S$23.
Super VIP Coach departs at 7.30am, 3.30pm, 9.30pm from Great World City and arrive at Imbi Bus Terminal at Pasar Rakyat for S$25.