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
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.
I bought 3 tickets for my wife & 2 kids via easibook.com about a month ago. The bus (operated by Sri Maju) was scheduled to depart from the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) in Bandar Tasik Selatan (Cheras), KL at 3pm on 6/2/11. It is a new integrated transportation hub, linked with LRT and KLIA express. The terminal is well equipped but the operation has further room for improvements. They obtained their boarding tickets from the counter at Level 3 and headed down to level 2 for boarding. Unfortunately, they waited for 2 hours at the platform and no official announcement was made on the cause of delay. For KL-Singapore trip (by road), I still prefer First Coach. The buses are clean, depart on time and the drivers are relatively professional.
Want to go and visit Malaysia? Kuala Lumpur? Malacca? The Lavender St. Bus Station can arrange it for you. Do not spend a lot of time trying to book on-line as the office is not on the net and most bus companies do not book on-line. The Lavender St. Bus Station is not a station! It is a large car park with busses on it and a small ticket window. Please look carefully at the first photo or you may walk past it. Just arrive in Singapore and figure out the Metro System. Go to the Lavender St. MRT station and ask anyone you see where the Malaysia Busses are. It’s around the corner and about 500 meters away. You come out of the Lavender St. MRT Station on the major road of Victoria St. Go left (NE direction) until you come to the major road of Lavender St. Now walk left and it is past the shell garage on the right hand side of the road. Hope you have wheels on your luggage!
Just buy your Bus ticket from the office a day or 2 before you want to go. If you like to have everything organised before you leave home, this will be concerning. Do not worry. Loads of busses go every hour with plenty of empty seats.
If you have the patience you can take a bus from here to the first large town in Malaysia, Johor Bahru. The bus terminal there goes everywhere and is cheaper.
When I landed at Changi Airport at about 3am I still needed to find my way across the border to Senai Airport near Johor Bahru for our connecting flight to KL.
When I started planning my trip to KL I found that it was far cheaper to fly there from Senai, near Johor Bahru, rather than directly from Singapore.
Normal Singaporean taxis are not allowed to cross into Malaysia or vice versa. But there is a taxi service between the Queen Street bus depot in Singapore that will take you directly to Senai Airport for $S60.
The service is owned by Mr Heng Fook Jin who can be contacted on his mobile +6012-738 9122.imstress was kind enough to call him in advance on my behalf to meet me in Singapore.
I caught a taxi from Changi Airport on arrival to take me to the Queen Street depot where Mr Heng Fook Jin was already waiting for me at 4:00am. From there he took us over the Causeway, through customs and straight to Senai Airport.
For our return trip, I called him just before departing from KL to meet us at Senai Airport and taking us to Singapore again.
Bus station in lavender street (+ Kallang Bahru terminal) is one of the possibility to leave Singapore by bus.
Personaly, I've used Malaca Singapore Express bus line. Bus was old, noisy but acceptable compared to the price (16s$).
In my view, I appreciate to use different transportations styles, as the contact with peoples and experiences are differents.
Twice now we've used the special Singapore taxis that are licensed to travel across the Singapore bridge into Johor Bahru Malaysia. It is more convenient as we were a family of 4 ( two children) & had luggage that we did not want to carry on & off buses. These taxis leave a stand in Rochor Rd . They also carry the correct papers for you to fill out for customs. In 2 return trips they only searched our luggage in the boot once and it was the only time we had 2 cans of beer in our back pack.
I've just found this website below that has a load of info on about transport between Singapore & JB
A bus can be taken from Kuala Lumpur (puduraya bus station) directly going to Singapore but I suggest that a stop-over be made in Melaka Malaysia (spend a day or two there then take the bus from Melaka Sentral Station to Singapore).
From Melaka, a bus ticket to singapore would cost RM 17 and travel time would be around 4 hours. (We bought our ticket from "Melaka 707 Express" Bus company)
It is easy to drive across the Johor-Singapore Causeway from Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Woodlands, Singapore. The distance is about 1 kilometer.
If you are driving a Malaysian car, make sure you have your car registration paper as well that you have not exceeded the maximum number of days allowed for a Malaysian car to drive into Singapore. If you do have yet, at the Singapore side, you will then purchase a top up prepaid card that covered the charge of how many days in Singapore, toll charged on certain roads at certain times and you can use the card for car park too.
The causeway can be a short 10 minutes drive if traffic is light. Find out from the locals the jam hours to avoid especially on working days and office hours.
There are also many buses and taxis and even the train that will take you across the Causeway if you rather not drive.
www.easibook.com sells express bus / coach tickets online within / between Malaysia and Singapore. Schedules available daily from Singapore to and fro Malacca / Melaka, Kuala Lumpur / KL , Genting Highlands, Ipoh.... More routes and schedules will be added soon.
Avoid all the hassle, time and money spent for travelling down to buy tickets, tickets can be booked online at www.easibook.com. Overseas travellers can plan their trips online by booking the tickets before reaching Singapore or Malaysia.
Many companies' tickets available, easy too choose. Check the seats availability and prices online, very convenient. There are few companies selling tickets on the website, namely CitiExchange, Lapan Lapan Travel, Luxury Tours and Travel...
If driving in is too expensive and bus is too uncomfortable, try taking a taxi from Johor Bahru. Taxis are available at Plaza Seni (just opposite City Square). The taxi departs as soon as it has enough passengers and goes to Queen Street taxi station (nowhere else if it's a Malaysian-registered taxi). It costs RM10 per person to take the taxi ride. If you are in a hurry you can pay RM40 and get the whole taxi by yourself. From Singapore, you can take the same taxi for S$10 per person.
If you intend to go to a specific place in Singapore (other than the taxi station), you can catch a Singapore-registered taxi from Plaza Seni and negotiate a fare. It'll usually be quite expensive this way. I prefer to take it straight to Queen St. and then take an MRT from there to anywhere else.
Similarly if you are returning from Singapore and would like to go anywhere specific (other than a taxi station), take a Malaysian-registered taxi and negotiate a price. I paid an extra RM10 to get all the way to New York Hotel, which makes up to an extra RM2.50 per person. Not bad.
My favorite way of getting into Singapore is to drive. Be sure your car has a valid road tax and insurance coverage. Inform the immigration officer at Woodlands if you are driving in the car for the first time. He'll direct you to Block B of the checkpoint where the Land and Transport Authority (LTA) office is located. Fill in a form and pay $10 for an Autopass card. This is the prepaid card which you'll use each time to clock-in and clock-out of Singapore when you drive.
When you first purchase the card, there will be a $4 value in it. You can top up the value at most 7-elevens or petrol kiosk. There is a $1.20 toll when you leave Singapore through Woodlands.
There are no ERP charges on Sundays and ERP only applies on Orchard Road on Saturdays. At other time various roads will have ERP. You'll be charged a flat rate of $5 for an unlimited usage of ERP roads if you happen to pass any gantry during operation hours.
There is a $20/day vehicle entry permit charges beginning 2am Monday till 5 pm Friday. Make sure you have enough balance in the card to cover all these charges! For more details, get a booklet at the LTA office when you purchase the Autopass.
The Autopass card can also be used to pay for parking charges at most complexes.
Note: Singaporeans & PR holders are not allowed to drive a foreign-registered car in Singapore! (Some Singaporeans are not aware of this fact too!)
You can take the Transnasional economy each (which is actually quite comfortable). Departures are from Puduraya at 8:45am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm, 10.30pm,11:59pm. Fare is RM30. The journey takes 6 hours.
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.