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Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur
5h 15m bus ride in VIP 24
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12:15
Golden Mile Tower, Singapore
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Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
5h 15m bus ride in VIP
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12:15
Golden Mile Complex, Singapore
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08:40
KUL Kuala Lumpur Airport
1h 10m flight #AK705 with AirAsia in Economy
09:50
SIN Singapore Airport
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From Kuala Lumpur Sentral to Singapore by Trains

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Kuala Lumpur Sentral
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Woodlands, Singapore
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Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Schedule

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Singapore Airlines Economy #SQ534300:05 - 01:00MYR 743.02
AirAsia Economy #AK70106:05 - 07:15MYR 151.48
Singapore Airlines Economy #SQ560108:00 - 08:55MYR 743.02
Malaysia Airlines Economy #MH62710:10 - 11:25MYR 276.03
Singapore Airlines Economy #SQ542512:00 - 13:00MYR 362.02
StarMart Express VIP 24 14:30 - 19:30MYR 50.50
Sri Maju Group VIP 24 15:00 - 20:05MYR 77.28
Transtar Travel VIP 24 15:00 - 20:15MYR 116.75
Malaysia Airlines Economy #MH60516:10 - 17:30MYR 502.76
Jetstar Asia Economy #3K66218:05 - 19:10MYR 212.78
Singapore Airlines Economy #SQ11920:40 - 21:50MYR 555.02
Jetstar Asia Economy #3K169022:25 - 23:30MYR 212.78

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Riverside colonial mansions rub shoulders with gleaming state-of-the-art skyscrapers; modern shopping malls in Orchard Road compete in popularity with bustling markets in Chinatown and Little India; majestic Marina Bay Sands towers rise high in the horizon and gigantic Super Trees leave you speechless. Streets dressed in glass and concrete coexist peacefully with green parks and the imposing Sentosa Merlion observes silently its lands. The former British colony has become Asia’s most expensive city after Hong Kong and Beijing; the only Asian country with the top AAA rating from all the credit rating agencies, Singapore is one of the four Asian Tigers. It is fun to reflect on how time flies and changes the faces of world cities sitting comfortably in Long Bar at Raffles Hotel sipping the famous Singapore Sling and, following century-old tradition, throwing nut shells right on the floor.

Very clean and somewhat tough with its strict rules, Singapore has its undeniable appeal, and it is not rare to hear from those who have just come back from their first visit to the city-state that Singapore feels to them as the perfect place for living.

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

The route between the two cities is well travelled. Buses and trains whisk passengers from Malaysia to Singapore and vice versa any time of the day and night. While travelling by train is an experience in itself, some buses provide you with all the possible modern comforts and the travel time is considerably less.

From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by bus

A bus journey to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur takes anywhere from 4½ hours to six hours and even more as it is highly dependent on the time spent at the border crossings. That said, border formalities are usually completed quite fast – unless you are unlucky enough to hit public holidays or find yourself in the same bus with someone who has issues with their Singapore visa (normally it is not the case) or undeclared goods (see our note below – in fact, it does happen often).

There is a wide choice of departures to Singapore throughout the day from different bus stations in Kuala Lumpur, including the enormous TBS, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, the main transportation terminal in the southern part of Kuala Lumpur, and Berjaya Times Square, to the east of KLCC.

Buses of various companies leaving from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore bring their passengers to different locations throughout the city-state. Transtar Travel and Billion Start Express both head to Golden Mile Tower in Beach Road, northeast from the city centre, Golden Coach Express stops even further northeast, and Star Coach Express is found near Concorde Shopping Centre, west from the city centre.

The majority of buses plying the route between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are very comfortable VIP buses with three seats per row instead of usual four. Even the cheaper intercity buses (e.g. some departures of Billion Stars Express) are of rather a high standard. Tickets cost between SGD22 and SGD28 (MYR66-MYR84). Star Coach Express and Billion Stars Express have night buses (11.45pm and 1am), arriving to Singapore early in the morning what leaves you with plenty of daytime ahead of you.

The most luxurious way to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is offered by Transtar Travel coaches. They are more expensive (SGD36/MYR111) compared to other options on the market, but accommodate just 16 passengers with single seats on the both sides of the aisle. The seats are really enormous and comfortable, nearly fully reclining and with a separate footrest. There is personal entertainment station and electrical sockets for each seat. During the trip hot drinks, snacks and lunch or dinner consisting of a rice with chicken or meat and some vegs as a side dish are served. Note that there are no toilets on board but with two stops en route it is not a big issue. Though the journey is not that long, if you can afford spending a bit more, it pays to opt for Transtar Travel buses.

Transtar Travel has several buses a day heading to Singapore. The first one leaves at 7am and brings you to the Golden Mile Tower by the time you can easily check-in at your hotel which is quite convenient. The last one departs at 6pm and arrives after 10.30pm. If you choose to travel with any of the buses leaving after 3pm, ensure that you have your accommodation booked, as cruising the big city at night in a search of the place to lay your head down is not quite a brilliant idea.

Exiting Malaysia is quick; you get off the bus and have your passport stamped. On the Singaporean side you are supposed to go through immigration (be ready to spend a while queuing to the officer) and present your luggage for scanning. After that you will board the same bus again and continue the journey to your destination.

Note: While crossing the land border between Malaysia and Singapore you are prohibited to bring any alcohol with you without declaring it. Duties are hefty (about USD70 per bottle!) and failing to declare results in even huger fining (up to USD700 even for a can of beer). Be prudent and never ever try to bring alcohol over Malaysia–Singapore border as potentially it is going to cost you a fortune.

Tip: You are not allowed to bring cigarettes to Singapore, either, and there is a mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking carriers. To be on the safe side, never take anyone’s luggage through customs, especially if offered a compensation for your help. Never.

From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by train

From May, 2016, there is no more direct train service between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. You can no longer take the convenient #25 train which used to leave Kuala Lumpur in the evening arriving to Singapore the next morning around 6am. Your train journey will involve three separate trains: a high-speed ETS train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral to Gemas (2½ hours); a shuttle train from Gemas to Johor Bahru Sentral (fabout four hours); and from Johor Bahru Sentral to Woodland checkpoint in Singapore (20 minutes). Expect to spend about eight hours in total. Buses will deliver you from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore faster – in about five hours – but can cost more, while the train journey should not set you back more than MYR60. It may prove a good idea to make a stopover in Johor Bahru. Accommodation and food there costs considerably less than in Singapore and you have a quick look at the second-largest city in Malaysia or venture further afield to explore an amazing Endau Rompin National Park protecting one of the oldest rain forests in the world. For more information on Johor Bahru check Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru page.

Note: It is a bit upsetting that the old colonial railway station in Singapore is not used any more. Trains from Kuala Lumpur arrive to Johor Bahru Sentral. To get there, take a local bus from the Singapore Sentral.

Activities

To feel the real taste of the city, let modernity and history go hand in hand during your stay in Singapore. Shop till you drop in Orchard Road, dance till you are dead in Clarke Quay, gamble, lounge, splurge, and do not stop until you have tasted the best of Perenakan, Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes all around the city. Here are some ideas not to miss.

  1. The brand image of Singapore is Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Casino. Three 55-floor towers contain 2560 hotel rooms, a museum, two theaters and ice-skating rinks, seven restaurants and the cult infinity pool plus breathtaking city views.
  2. A ride over Singapore Flyer is an unforgettable experience. The gigantic 2008-built Ferris wheel is 165 m high, which is 30 m higher than the famous London Eye.
  3. Get your portion of adrenaline in Sentosa's adventure parks and attractions, watch the dancing fountains show and step on the southernmost point of the continental Asia. Take a cable-car ride and observe the enormous port stuck with loads of sea containers.
  4. The Singapore Zoo and Night Safari have long secured their presence in every visitor's must-see list. Even without the little ones in tow, do not hesitate to give the both a glance.
  5. Do they say that Singapore is not Asia? Oh, yes, it is! Savour the regional flavour in Little India or Singapore Chinatown.

And remember that no visit to Singapore is complete without paying respect to the city's founder, Sir Raffles. Greet him with a classic Singapore Sling at the signature Raffles Hotel. Prosit, dear Sir Raffles, and accept our most sincere gratitude for your outstanding creation.

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore destination reviews

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512 customer reviews
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65% of 512 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
SA
1
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Aug 17, 2019
StarMart were unable to tell me which bus we would be switching to at Malaysian immigration. When we arrived everyone went straight to the bus we had been on initially. Our driver informed us that he did not know which bus we needed to get and drove off. Myself and another woman from the coach got lucky and got on a different bus to Singapore which had 2 spare seats. Our bus arrived 7 hours later than stated.
SC
5
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Aug 17, 2019
Good
KK
4
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Aug 6, 2019
Comfortable bus and a few opportunities to use the toilet. We didn’t depart until 10.20am. Driver was swerving across the road a bit though!
AC
2
bus VIP, Qistna Express, Jul 28, 2019
The bus leave us on the border of Singapore, and we had to pay for a bus to go to a train station and then the train to Little India.
TS
5
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jul 27, 2019
Lovely outstanding superb coolest fabulous greatest relaxable service/ facilities
CB
3
bus VIP, Transtar Travel SG, Jul 17, 2019
The driver was smoking while driving and the bus smelled really bad because of the smoke.
LM
4
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jul 16, 2019
We travelled for more than 7 hours. But the seats are comfortable and clean.
JR
3
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jul 16, 2019
Altough the bus was a bit late, the checker made sure we're on the right seats. After the first stopover, we were asked to transfer to another bus, which was inconvenient for me because I brought 2 luggage and a rucksack with me. After crossing each border, I had to check where the bus was parked and kept showing my ticket to several employees to help me locate the bus. What I didn't like was we consistently changed buses and waited long to leave, perhaps waiting for the bus to be full. The trip was okay but I wish it could've been a better experience for me since this is my first time availing this service.
TT
4
bus VIP, Transtar Travel SG, Jul 14, 2019
Bus does not wait for you at border. One girl from our bus was missing and ppl were angry that driver just moved on without her. And all ppl in the bus told him that at least 5’ wait for her because she was just behind us in the immigration line. So, just be with other passengers and let them know that u r still on the way. Besides that, bus was comfy and clean. Once stopped for toilet and eating.
MR
5
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jul 13, 2019
After buses in Thailand, this bus was a breath of fresh air. Decent leg room and comfy seats were enjoyable and the staff were perfectly clear about the procedure concerning crossing the border if you paid minimal attention. Could have been a bit cleaner but wasnt a huge issue
TA
4
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jul 12, 2019
everything OK, very comfortable seats and easy riding. To give 5 stars only wifi in the bus was missing.
SN
3
bus VIP, Transtar Travel SG, Jul 11, 2019
Driver should be time conscious and polite at all times.
YM
2
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jul 9, 2019
Bussdriver drove away at the douane post. We had to arrange our own transport to the center.
SR
3
bus Solitaire, Transtar Travel SG, Jul 5, 2019
Old interior and not top clean. The ride though was pleasant and we arrived in Singapore on time.
DO
5
bus Solitaire, Transtar Travel SG, Jun 30, 2019
Excellent! Well organised and luxurious, would strongly reccomend!
JH
3
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jun 27, 2019
We did not expect that the travel time will take upto 9 hours or so with a lot of different routes and that we need to change bus.
ZH
3
bus VIP, Transtar Travel SG, Jun 25, 2019
The bus was really comfortable, but the driver took too much time at all the bus stops. We arrived 3 hours later than planned so that was a bit annoying.
YK
4
bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jun 23, 2019
It takes longer than expected. But it was quite flexible as I booked the bus for 2pm, then I just changed my bus earlier in the bus stop directly. They let me change my timeslot since there still some vacancies.
KJ
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bus VIP, Transtar Travel SG, Jun 22, 2019
We are very disappointed!!.,bus very late schedule was 7am..,but bus arrived at around 830am! Also, there is nothing notification message or email that the bus will be delayed!.. The only good thing the bus is premium and we get to relax after a long wait..
DT
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bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jun 21, 2019
It said the trip will take around 5 hours. At the end it took 10 hours. It was 6.10am bus. Arrived to Golden Mile tower at 4.30pm. It was quite cold. All the way AC worked and you can't close it completely. Highly recommend to people who can't stand to wear pants and take warm hoodie if take this bus. There was no proper stops for food and toilet. All stops were mostly to pick up and drop of people. No information was provided on what's going on so you have to guess about everything. Where to go for immigration and where the bus will wait for you after you pass it. The driver was not talkative and only limited information provided regarding stops and so on.

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