If you’re planning to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, keep reading! I’m going to tell you the best way to reach Singapore with all transport options listed. I’m Ian. A well-experienced traveler who’s traveled the world and lived in South East Asia and drank many Singapore Slings in wonderful Singapore.
Most travelers who go to Singapore from Kula Lumpur will take the Bus, which is the most popular way to travel. Most buses are in excellent condition, the interior is well looked after, and they’re fully air-conditioned. One-way tickets cost between $11 and $30, and the journey usually is 5 to 6 hours.
For more information, keep reading further to find out what it’s like to travel by plane, train, bus, and private taxi from KL to Singapore, and I’ve added some helpful tips to make your journey as easy as possible. Happy reading guys!
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Traveling From KL to Singapore By Bus
If your traveling to Singapore by Bus, it can take between 5- 6 hours with a couple of stops on the way. The fare is between $11 and $30. The buses are in excellent condition and are fully air-conditioned. You can also buy snacks on board, so don’t worry if you didn’t bring food. The buses are one of the best options to travel for travel, time, and price.
You have a selection of daytime and overnight buses with Start Mart Express, Transtar Travel, Transnassonal, Seasons Express, Sri Maju Group, and Seasons SG. Some of these buses offer a luxury option between $25 and $30.
Busses depart from all different Kuala Lumpur stations and arrive at various Singapore stations, depending on your booking.
If you’re looking to book a ticket, please click here
Hop on The Train To Singapore
The train is another excellent option with an 8-9 hours journey and ticket prices between $14 and $15. The trains are all modern and clean, offering snacks and beverages on your trip.
The journey is broken up into three stages KL to Gemas, Gemas to Johor Bahru, and Johor Bahru to Singapore. From Johor Barhu you will be traveling by shuttle train.
The station you need from Kuala Lumpur is (Kuala Lumpur Sentral), and the station you arrive at Singapore is Woodlands.
To make a booking, please click here
Catching A Flight To Singapore
Quite simply the fastest way to Singapore with regular flights from Kuala Lumpur. The average price is between $30 and $300 for a one-way ticket. The flight time is one hour with airlines like Jet Star, Singapore Airlines, Malindo Air, Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Scoot, Firefly, and Silk Air.
The airports you need to head to are Kulala Lumpur International (KLM), and Singapore Changi (Sin). KLM is 50km from the city center (55mins drive by taxi)
You can book flights here
Hiring A Private Taxi
A private taxi is a good option if a group of you want to split costs. The price will be around $200 to $230, and journeys take around 5hrs.
Your taxi will not be going straight to Singapore. You’ll stop at Johor Bahru and get the shuttle train- which takes another 2hrs.
You can book your taxi here
How To Book Tickets
There are plenty of operators to book tickets online or in-person at bus/train terminals. I always recommend you book before your journey, though.
To Do List Before You Leave
I thought I’d write a little to-do list to refresh your mind about the things you need for your trip or you may forget.
You must understand that if you’re taking valuable goods, it’s better to have insurance and make sure you have special add ONS for expensive equipment like cameras and laptops. If anything does go missing, you need to make a police report for your insurance.
Tie String Over Luggage
One of my old tricks to identify your bag easier is to tie plastic ties (luminous colors) around the handle to identify your bags quicker when you arrive.
Also, it helps other passengers not to pick up the wrong luggage, which does happen.
If your traveling anywhere, make sure you buy a decent padlock, just something to lock your bag incase.
Take A Jumper While Traveling
If your traveling on buses or trains, they can get pretty cold from the Air Con. So pack a jumper and maybe consider wearing some trousers, socks, and trainers. Getting stuck on a cold bus for five hours isn’t fun.
Every time I go traveling, I’ve got a pair of tracksuit bottoms with zip-up pockets. This gives extra reassurance that your passport is not going to fall out or your wallet. Plus, they’re comfy to wear while you travel.
I recommend you buy a passport holder for the sheer fact it will keep all your travel documents together and stop wear and tear on your passport. You do find that when you’re traveling, your passport suffers and gets weathered. A holder will protect it.
Wear Light Clothing
Before the journey starts, make sure you wear comfortable clothing like cotton, not synthetic clothing, so your body can breathe. Synthetic clothing like nylon can make you sweat and possibly give you poor hygiene.
Step by Step Guide How To Travel From KL To Singapore
Here’s my no-nonsense guide to reaching Singapore from Kuala Lumpur in the easiest straightforward way. Enjoy!
From The Start
You want to head to KL Sentral, which is the central train station in KL. From KL Sentral, head to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan/Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS), you have 2 lines KTM Komuter Line or KL Transit. The difference is the KTM is an older line and has multiple stops on the way. The KL is new a quicker. I would advise taking the KL transit just because it’s faster and more modern. The KTM is cheaper if your want to take it?
Arrival At The TBS (Bus Station)
When you arrive at Bandar Tasik Selatan, you have a bridge going over towards the bus station (TBS) and a pedestrian path.
Upon arrival at Bandar Tasik Selatan you should see the TBS on the right-hand side, and its pretty obvious what it is.
Buy Your Bus & Tickets
Make your way to the bus ticket area, and from their you’ll be able to buy a ticket from many bus companies—busses leave for Singapore every hour of the day so you won’t be waiting long. Due to covid, I would pre-book tickets online and not wait until the day.
You have approximately three stops on the way for refreshments. When you go through passport control, it can be swift or can take time depending on the day and time. A Quick time is usually 20 minutes. If it’s a long time, you’re looking at 2 hours.
Depending on the bus company you booked with, you will arrive at different destinations in Singapore, so it’s worth noting down if your hotel is near to that destination before you book your Bus. Most bus companies drop you off at MRT bus station in Singapore.
Typically bus times take around 5-6 hours depending on traffic which isn’t a long time, so enjoy your trip and read a book!
If you get dropped off at MRT bus station, you’ll avoid getting a taxi and take the metro in Singapore instead.
Remember, due to covid, try and book your ticket in advance and for future reference, bank Holidays also get busy.
Some busses will pick you up from the city, but from 4 till 7 you’ll have rush hour, so traffic will be going super slow. The TBS bus station was built on the outskirts to avoid traffic and get on the road for a faster service. So I would always get a bus from the TBS station.
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Quickest Transport Option
With plenty of flights flying from Kuala Lumpur, international to Singapore flight overall is probably the best option. For a one-way ticket, you’re looking between $30 or $300, with Air Asia probably being the best airline overall.
You have a host of other airlines to choose from Jet Star, Singapore Airlines, Malindo Air, Malaysia Airlines, Scoot, Firefly, and Silk Air.
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The Travel Distance From KL To Singapore
The total distance from KL to Singapour is 350kh
Save Cash And Go Cheap
The Cheapest ticket you will find is $11, and that will be by Bus. Look out for promotions and book at non-peak times.
Bus Station Review KL (TBS)
The TBS station in KL has an airport lounge with Luggage lockers, free Wifi, Restaurants, Retail Shops, and Clean Toilets.
You will find restaurants and bars on the top floor, the middle floor has tickets and retail outlets, and the ground floor has arrivals and departures.
The bus station is super accessible, with a bridge connecting the bus station with a train station (Bandar Task Selatam)
Bus Station Review Singapore (Woodlands)
I wouldn’t rank Woodland’s bus terminal as high as the TBS in KL, but it is spacious with eateries, retail shops, and ticket terminals.
The woodlands area has an array of restaurants, hotels, hospitals, parks, and a Zoo. If your planning on booking a hotel in Singapore, the woodlands area is highly recommended.
What To Do In Singapore
- Universal Studios
This is a real attraction for Singapour and was part of a $4.5 billion tourist expansion of Sentosa. Although the park is mainly for kids, the park is so big that it caters to everybody.
You have multiply sections from different parts of the world like Egypt, Hollywood, New York, and Madagascar. You also have state-of-the-art roller coasters.
I highly recommended it, especially if you have kids!
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269, Singapore
Open: Sunday–Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm
Phone: +65 6577 8888
- Sentosa Beaches
A comprehensive project was to build a beach with white sand from Malaysia, which spans 3.2km. You have plenty of beach activities to do like lounging on the beach, bars, swimming in nice warm water, and restaurants.
The best spots to head for are Tanjong, Palawan, or Siloso Beach.
As an alternative to the city, this is perfect.
Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore
- Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore
Fun adventure park full of thrilling slides and other water-based rides like the inflatable rubber rings, funnels, and caves.
You have seven steep slides and beautiful areas like Ray Bay and Rainbow Reef, which have over 20,000 fish to keep you fascinated.
If it’s a hot day, why not give it a go
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm
Phone: +65 6577 6000
- Skyline Luge Sentosa
A fun way of getting A to B is to take the skyline, which takes you to Sentosa beach. You will have fantastic views of the mainland and the coastal area of Singapour. The skyline goes up a steep hill just by Imbiah Lookou.
Also, you have the Sentosa Luge, which is 688 meters and named the “dragons tail”. The Luge has breaks so you can control your speed, and at the end, you can buy images of yourself on the Luge.
Location: 45 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099003, Singapore
Open: Daily from 10 am to 9.30 pm
Phone: +65 6274 0472
- Sentosa Golf Club
Usually, I wouldn’t recommend a golf course, but this course is surreal. You have 2 18-hole golf courses, which attracts some of the top professionals in the world.
The golf course supplies you with golf clubs for hire, buggies, refreshments, and caddies, so you don’t need to bring anything.
If you get hungry, the golf course has 7 restaurants and bars.
Location: 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099892, Singapore
Phone: +65 6275 0090
Hostels For Singapour
Located in Geylang district of Singapore, this nice and clean pod hostel has tons of great reviews. The facility has a shared lounge, air-conditioned rooms, continental breakfast, and a shared bathroom.
The hostel is 12kh away from the airport and 4.9kh from the Singapore flyer.
The hostel is $17 to $37 per night.
Address: 76A Lorong 27 Geylang, 388194 Singapore, Singapore
Click here to book
S Inn Clarke Quay
S Inn Clarke Quay is a fully furnished hostel with air conditioning, wifi, international plug sockets, fresh linen, and free toiletries.
The hostel’s location is on Hong Kong St in Singapore’s business district, about 8 minutes walk to China Town.
Prices start at $18 to $45 – Depending on what you want?
Address: Unit 02-01, 38 Hong Kong Street, Singapore, Singapore
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Beary Best! Kampong Glam
Laidback and chilled boutique capsule hostel, located on Arab St. The hostel gives you a real cultural experience from Singapore.
The hostels offer tours and a free walking tour of the area. Its also worth mentioning that every capsule has a 7-inch comfort mattress.
Prices start at $14-$16 For dorms
Address: 64 Arab Street, Singapore, Singapore
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