How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore?

This article is about the route Kuala Lumpur — Singapore: distance, travel time, and cost

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. What is the best way of traveling?

To get from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, travelers can use a bus, a train, a plane or an individual transfer (taxi). The trip by bus takes from 5 to 7 hours, and the ticket price varies from USD 15 to USD 25. By train, you can get to the destination in about 7 hours (it takes too long due to two connections in Gemas and Johor Bahru), the journey will cost USD 16. The flight takes 1 hour and costs from USD 43. Travel by transfer will cost from USD 300, and the trip duration is about 4 hours. The distance between two cities is 350 km.

There are many great bus operators with a high-class service (reclining seats, lots of legroom, USB outlets, Wi-Fi) and a high number of schedule options. The journey starts and ends in the city center, the immigration process on the border between Malaysia and Singapore is quite smooth and simpler than by plane. The trip by train is rather impractical due to the several connections. The fastest way to travel between two cities is to take a plane. However, you should take into account that checking in and dropping your baggage also takes extra time. The transfer is a good option for those who do not want to take a bus but still want to see the palm tree plantations and enjoy the countryside of Malaysia.

Singapore – The Lion City

Singapore is made up of a group of islands (one large and 63 small). Here, you can enjoy the breathtaking views from The Singapore Flyer (a giant Ferris wheel) and the SkyPark atop the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. In the National Gallery Singapore, you can see the world’s largest collection of the Southeast Asian art. Chinatown and Little India will show the incredible diversity of the country. Singapore is also famous for the Botanic Gardens, where you can enjoy the nature.

Bus from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Bus from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Cost

$15-25

Waiting time

<30 min

Travel time

5-6 hours

Clients

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There are many companies that offer buses on this route, for example, Golden Coach, Qistna, Transtar. About 50 buses depart from Kuala Lumpur every day. There is also an opportunity to choose the most convenient departing and arriving stations. For example, in Kuala Lumpur, you can choose Pudu Sentral Bus Terminal, KL Sentral or Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. The trip takes 5-6 hours, depending on traffic and processing time at the border. The prices range from USD 15 to 25. Almost all bus companies allow you buy tickets online. It is recommended to buy it in advanced.

Buses from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore:

Golden Coach, Qistna, Transtar, Nice, Five Star, Konsortium

Timetable:

from 7 a.m. to the midnight

Route:

Pudu Sentral Bus Terminal, KL Sentral, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, KLIA – locations all over the city (for example Golden Mile Complex, Kitchener Complex)

Travel time:

5-6 hours

Waiting time:

<30 min

Comfort level:

High: air conditioning, WC, and Wi-Fi

Cost:

$15-25

Clients:

Tourists who want to see the landscape, save money, those who do not have large luggage

How to find the bus at Kuala Lumpur International Airport:

Shuttle buses to KL Sentral depart from platform 1 KLIA bus station. The buses run every half an hour.

Train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Cost

16$

Waiting time

1-11,5 h

Travel time

7 hours

Clients

Couple

There is no direct line between these two countries. You will have to change twice: in Gemas and Johor Bahru. The trip by train takes at least 7 hours. You will pay about USD 16 for the whole journey.

Trains from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore:

KTM

Timetable:

In Kuala Lumpur Sentral: 11:53 a.m., 01:07 p.m., 06:22 p.m., 11:32 p.m. <>/br In Gemas: 05:09 a.m., 06:24 a.m., 06:24 a.m., 04:30 p.m., 09:00 p.m.
In Johor Bahru: 12 departs per day from 5.00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Route:

Sentral Kuala Lumpur – Gemas – JB – Woodlands Singapore

Travel time:

The train from KL Sentral runs about 2 h 20 m.
From Gemas to Johor Bahru you will travel about 4,5 h.
The route from Johor Bahru will take just 5 m.

Waiting time:

1-11,5 h

Comfort level:

Average: a modern ETS train with nice seats a bar on board runs from Kuala Lumpur to Gemas. Trains between Gemas and JB are a bit older but still quite comfortable.

Cost:

The ticket from KL Sentral to Gemas costs about USD 9, from Gemas to Johor Bahru it is USD 6, and from Johor Bahru to Woodlands Singapore the price is USD 1,42.

Clients:

Those who like traveling by train

How to find the train platform:

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you can take a bus (Airport Coach at KLIA bus station) or a train (KLIA Express, KLIA Transit at KLIA ERL station)

Plane from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Plane from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Cost

from 43$

Waiting time

~30 min

Duration

1h

Clients

Couple

This is the fastest option as the flight takes only 1 hour. Airasia, Scoot Airlines, Jet Asia, Malindo Air, and FireFly operate on this route. They have about 40 direct flights per day. Prices start from USD 43 (the price for luggage is not always included). It is important to remember that getting to the airport, checking in, dropping your baggage will also take some time and money.

Planes from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore:

Airasia, Scoot Airlines and Jet Asia, Malindo air, FireFly

Timetable:

from 2:10 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.

Route:

Kuala Lumpur Airport – Singapore Changi Airport

Duration:

1 h

Waiting time:

~30 min

Comfort level:

Medium: usually there are no food and drinks, little of space

Cost:

from 43$

Clients:

Families with children, businessmen, those who want to save their time

How to get from Singapore Airport to the city center:

To get to the city, you have to take a westbound train to Tanah Merah station. The first departs from Changi Airport Station at 5:31 a. m. (Monday – Saturday) and at 5:59 a. m. (Sunday and public holidays). The last train departs at 11:18 p.m. You can also take a bus. Bus stops are located at the basement bus bays of Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Cost

from $300

Waiting time

up to 15 min

Travel time

4 h

Clients

Family

Another good way is to book a taxi or transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. You can spend about 4 hours traveling by car. It is very comfortable for seniors, inexperienced tourists, and the ones traveling with large luggage. Prices start from USD 300.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

To any address in Singapore

Travel time:

4h

Waiting time:

Taxi: up to 15 minutes.
Transfer: the driver will meet you at the exit from the arrival zone with a nameplate upon your arrival

Comfort level:

High: no stops, no other passengers.
If you book a transfer in advance: child seats, online payment, water, English speaking operator.

Cost:

From USD 300

Clients:

Disabled persons, seniors, tourists with big suitcases.

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore?

Singapore is a place that is definitely worth seeing. The trip by train takes long time, however it is very interesting and unusual experience. By bus, you will get to the destination in 5-7 hours. For those who value comfort it is a good idea to book a transfer. Taking a plane is the fastest way to get to Singapore. Choose the option which is the best for you and enjoy your travel!