Buses to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapore
The Nationwide Interstate Coach Executive (NICE) covers daily trips from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Penang.
Prices from S$42 and RM65.10 (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.
We had to get to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore, so booked the Aeroline Coach service. Their office was in the Cruise terminal, which was great for us, as we were arriving here by ship.
We booked our tickets online, and got to choose our seats as well, that was great, we got the front one upstairs, with good views. The service was excellent, seats were very comfortable, meal, good. Would recommend this company.
There are many bus services running between Singapore and KL. This is one of the better ones - Aeroline Bus Shuttle. Check out their website. Their pickup points are very well-located.
In Singapore, they are at the Grand Copthorne Water Front Hotel which is at Kim Seng Road, 7 minutes by car from Orchard Road. (Aeroline used to depart from Asia Hotel at Scotts Road, but have moved to the new location recently).
In KL, they are located along Jln Ampang / Corus Hotel, a short walk from KLCC and Petronas Towers.
Prices are reasonable, and first class service.
Transtar Travel operates at 5001 Beach Road, #01-15, Golden Mile Complex.
The pick-up point are Golden Mile Complex and arrive at Imbi Bus Terminal at Pasar Rakyat
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: SG$40
Executive Class is a 26 seaters coach with massage chairs. Meals are served on the KL route.
Executive Class Price: SG$27
Premium Class Price :S$34
During our trip to Singapore,we decided to go visit KL as well, we took the Aeroline coach bus and we had a nice and comfortable trip. Its a double decker luxury bus and they have a lounge with a tv just in case you get bored sitting on your designated seat. If you're coming from Singapore to KL, it's best to get a one way ticket from Sin-KL and get your return ticket from KL coz it's a lot cheaper. We paid $32 (USD)/person from Sin-KL and we booked the return ticket in KL for $16 (USD)/person. You can book your tickets online just go to www.aeroline.com.sg for your SIN-KL ticket and then go to www.aeroline.com.my for your KL-Sin ticket. From Singapore you board at the Harbourfront Center, it's in a mall which is also beside the Vivo Shopping Mall. In Kl, you get down Corus Hotel which is very near The KLCC or The Petronas Twin Towers.
Service Centre at Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Tel. No : (603) 2164 9611
/ 22 Fax No : (603) 2168 8633
Service Centre at HarbourFront Centre, Singapore Tel. No : +65 6341
9338 Fax No : +65 6278 1239
Buses to and from Kuala Lumpur are quite nice, some even have beverage service and movies on board! Not to metion 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 thruout 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.
Sri Maju Express operates from 5001 Beach Road, #01-17, Golden Mile Complex.
The Super VIP Coach departs daily from 8am and last bus at 10pm.
The pick-up point is at Golden Mile Complex and arrival at Pudu Raya Bus Terminal.
Price is at S$23 which is one of the cheapest bus fare.
Aeroline is one of the coach company that operates the route from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
The arrival/departure point in Singapore is Grand Copthorne Water Front Hotel and Harbour Front Centre (Car Park beside Singapore Cruise Centre).
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).
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)
Transnational Ekspress operates at Lavander Street, Junction Off Bus Station Kallang Baru.
Executive Class departures (9am, 5.30pm, 6pm) from Lavendar St.
The arrival will be at Malaysian Tourism Centre, Hentian Duta Terminal.
Economy Class departures from 8.30am and the last coach is at 11pm.
The pick up point is at Lavender Street and arrive at Pudu Raya Bus Terminal.
The NICE/Plusliner company is a reliable,clean and comfortable coach company. We have heard that other cheaper bus companies do not fit these three points. We boarded the 24 seater coach in Kuala Lumpur in the heart of town at the KTMB Railway Station Building, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin 03-22721586. The arrival point in Singapore is at the Copthorne Orchid Hotel, 214 Dunearn Road, Singapore 02-62565755. There are many departure times during the day and night. Tickets are purchased at the terminus. In December 04, the ticket from Kuala Lumpur-Singapore was RM$60/adult. In Singapore, the ticket from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur was S$37. We checked in an hour before the departure time and we were offered free refreshment at the terminus. The seats are spacious and can be reclined. We were given bottled water and a light snack of noodles for our journey. There was a video shown during the journey. There was also a stop along the way at one of the freeway rest stops for us to go to the toilets/buy refreshments/walk around. The journey went via the second causeway at Tuas in Singapore and took 6 hours. There was no queue at this causeway.
It is more economical and time saving to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by coach as you save on your transfer cost from hotel to airport (about RM$80/taxi), airport departure taxes, air ticket, transfer cost from airport to hotel (about S$17). Also consider the following:
the time it takes to get to the airport 1 hr
check-in time 1.5 hrs
fight time 1 hr
clearing customs/collect bags 1 hr
transport from airport to hotel 1 hr
Grassland Express & Tours operates from 5001 Beach Road, #01-24/26, Golden Mile Complex.
The 21 Super VIP Coach departs daily from 7.30am and last coach leaves at 10pm.
The pick-up point is from Golden Mile complex and arrive at Pudu Raya Bus Terminal.
Konsortium Express operates at 5001 Beach Road, #01-52B, Golden Mile Complex.
The Super VIP Coach departures daily from 7.30am and the last one is at 10pm.
Pls refer to their website for their Bus Fares and Schedules.
The pick-up point is at Golden Mile Complex and arrival at Pudu Raya Bus Terminal.
Most buses from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur leave from the Lavender Street Bus Terminal near the MRT station of the same name. There are many bus companies that make this trek and about 5 of them are based at this station. Your basic air-conditioned fare will run about S$25-30. The journey take about 6 hours and there is a normally scheduled stop about 3 hours into it. The buses here for the two trips I took were of decent condition, excluding a broken bus that was exchanged later in the trip.
Major companies include:
Transnational Sdn. Bhd. 03-2947034
Plus Liner Sdn. Bhd. 02-62565755
Supercoach Sdn. Bhd. 02-62947711
Normal departure times:
Obviously, these schedules and prices can change, so check as early as possible.
Time is Gold!
If you want to save time due to a limited vacation, taking the plane is the best way to travel!
When we went to Singapore, we thought of visiting Malaysia too since it's very near to the country.
By the time we had the chance to have a very exciting escapade back then, we booked through Air Asia airlines to fly to Kuala Lumpur and Tiger Airways to go back to SG.
Air Asia and Tiger Airways are air buses, just like the Cebu Pacific of PHL, making it very affordable to cross country anytime.
Travel from SG to KL and vice versa takes only about an hour compared to taking the train that will take 6 hours.
Time is very much valuable. You can work on how to earn more money you’ve spent everytime you travel but getting back the wasted time, is the most impossible thing.
It's a direct yet simple way to get to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur. Departing from station Sentral Kuala Lumpur, you could arrive straight at Tanjung Pagar Station (Singapore).
Travel Time: about 6 - 9 hours.
Fare: Ranging from as low as RM 19 up to RM 130.
Train frequency: 3 trains per day, i.e. morning (Ekspres Sinaran, 0830-1459 hrs), afternoon (Ekspres Rakyat, 1425-2048 hrs) and night (Ekspres Senandung Malam, 2230-0745 hrs).
The train will stops at Malaysian towns in between Sentral KL station and Tanjung Pagar station, e.g. Seremban, Bahau, Gemas, Johor Bahru etc. Malaysian immigration officers will check your passports onboard, i.e. passengers just need to stay on the train while immigration officers will "serve" you at your seat itself. However, passengers are required to go through Singaporean Customs (at Woodlands Checkpoint) as usual, upon check-into Singapore.
Tips: If you are departing from Sentral Kuala Lumpur, you could purchase return ticket instead of one-way. This could save you 50 % off train ticket that you purchase at Singapore station. For example, you'll have to pay S$19 for a third class seat if you purchase ticket at Singapore. But it's RM 19 only for the same type of ticket! See the difference?