Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

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Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Schedule

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express VIP 01:00 - 10:28SGD 39.32
Billion Stars Express VIP 02:00 - 11:28SGD 39.32
Billion Stars Express VIP 05:45 - 10:43SGD 53.25
Transtar Travel Express 06:45 - 16:11SGD 35.16
Billion Stars Express Express 08:30 - 13:43SGD 41.17
Billion Stars Express VIP 11:00 - 16:15SGD 53.25
KKKL Express SG VIP 24 13:30 - 22:45SGD 38.50
KKKL Express SG VIP 24 15:00 - 00:15SGD 38.50
Billion Stars Express Express 17:31 - 22:46SGD 41.42
Billion Stars Express VIP 18:00 - 23:31SGD 59.06
StarMart SG Express 27 21:32 - 02:22SGD 35
Billion Stars Express VIP 23:00 - 04:19SGD 53.15

How to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

While Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are relatively close to each other, the choice of transportation means for travelling between the two is wide: go overland by bus or train or fly.


Bus is the most popular choice for travelling from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. Buses make multiple trips per day in both directions, offer a convenient schedule, travel fast, depart from several convenient locations in Singapore and bring you to different bus terminals around Kuala Lumpur.

Almost without exceptions, Singapore–Kuala Lumpur buses are VIP buses with wide soft reclining seats, normally 24- or 32-seaters providing enough legroom.


There is no direct Singapore–Kuala Lumpur railway service. You have to make two connections.

In Singapore, shuttle trains depart from Woodland checkpoint and arrive to Johor Bahru Sentral in Malaysia.

From Johor Bahru, there are shuttle trains to Gemas.

In Gemas, you should take a high speed ETS train to Kuala Lumpur.

By 2020, a construction of a high-speed railway link is eyed. It will cut train travel time from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to mere 90 minutes.


The route between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur is served by several airlines, including low-cost carriers. The choice of departure times is wide – from early morning at about 7 am till late night – 11.30 pm.

How far is it from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur?

As the crow flies, it is 310 km between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

The shortest driving distance from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is 360 km via AH2.

Trains cover a similar distance, about 350 km.

How long does it take to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur?

  • Flying is the fastest way to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. It takes from one hour to 80 minutes depending on the airline you fly with.
  • Buses travel five hours in media. Travel time depends on which terminal in Kuala Lumpur each bus company uses and may extend to six hours.
  • By train, travel time is seven hours plus at least three hours for two connections; 10 hours in total.

How much does it cost to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

Ticket price from Singapore to KL is quite affordable whichever means of transport you choose.

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur bus ticket prices vary greatly and depend on the bus company you travel with, the type of the bus, and the time of the day.

The lowest bus ticket prices start from SGD20 for express buses. VIP buses cost SGD25-SGD30; and luxury solitaire buses that are definitely the *best bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur** will set you back SGD50 and up.

Train tickets cost about SGD25 for all the three segments: from Woodlands checkpoint to Johor Bahru, from Johr Bahru to Gemas, and from Gemas to Kuala Lumpur.

If fling, expect to pay from SGD80 for lowcosters like AirAsia or Malindo Air to over SGD150-SGD200 for full service airlines like Singapore Airlines or Malaysia Airlines.

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Timetable

Transtar Travel Solitaire 7.30 am, 10 am, 7 pm 5 h 15 m SGD40-SGD50

Sri Maju Group 9 am, 7 pm, 11.30 pm 5 h 25 m SGD25

Johor Bahru–Gemas 9.15 am, 2.55 pm, 10.30 pm 4 h 15 m MYR25/SGD8

Gemas–Kuala Lumpur 3.10 pm 2 h 20 m MYR35/SGD12

AirAsia 7.35 am – 9.45 pm 1 hour from SGD80

Malindo Air 10.10 am – 9.30 pm 1 hour from SGD80

Jet Star 7.20 am – 10.30 pm 1 hour from SGD80

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Transtart Travel is the best bus company for Singapore–Kuala Lumpur trip. It provides first-class service with single seats on the both sides of the aisle, all equipped with footrest and personal entertainment system; food and drinks are served on board.

Sri Maju, StarMart Express, Seasons SG and also Causeway Link Express that departs from Legoland in Johor Bharu, are similarly good.

All airlines flying between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Arlines, Malinda Air, AirAsia, Jet Star – enjoy good reputation. Choose schedule-wise and price-wise.

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Travel Tips

  • The most popular departure point in Singapore for buses to Kuala Lumpur is Golden Mile Tower, close to the city centre. The nearest MRT station is Nicoll Highway (exit A), from where it is just a four-minute walk to the Golden Mile Tower.
  • Concorde Shopping Centre is the second popular starting point in Singapore for bus trips to Kuala Lumpur.
  • Transtar Travel luxury buses to Jalan Imbi in Kuala Lumpur.
  • In Kuala Lumpur, many buses arrive to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), the main transportation terminal in the southern part of Kuala Lumpur.
  • If choosing between overland means of transport, i.e. trains and buses, opt for a bus.
  • Buses are the best way to travel overland between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
  • There are no direct trains between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. You have to connect in Johor Bahru and Gemas.
  • There are no berths or tiered classes on trains between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – only seats.

Transportation from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

Facts about the transport from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

Cheapest Transport$24
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure12:30 AM
Latest Departure11:59 PM
Departures per day118
Distance474 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAirAsia, Billion Stars Express, Daytrip, Jetstar Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, Super Nice Express, Transtar Travel

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Destination Reviews

The bus was almost 2hrs late for pickup. The bus driver should know a little bit of English since you are dealing mostly with international tourists. The bus driver even smoked inside the bus while driving.
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Feb 29, 2024
The bus was over one hour late. The seats were not stable and kept bouncing.
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Feb 21, 2024
great bus, little delay at the boarder but that was expected. The only thing is the busses are hard to distinguish when you are at the bus stop do make sure you are asking the bus drivers in order to not missthe bus.
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Feb 6, 2024
Bus was quite late. The expected arival time was very optimistic. It took about 2.5 h just to leave Singapore and pass customs. Wholw journey took about 7 hours. Keep that in mind.
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Feb 1, 2024
Driver was polite but the assistance who is taking out and putting the luggages inside was so rude. Bad behaviour, never told us that we arrived the destination, always talking loudly in midnight.. never again
Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Jan 26, 2024
Perfect trip, all works, wifi, charging, very clean and easy driver.
Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Jan 17, 2024
We arrived late and at a wrong place, mzch further from the center than supposed to. The driver said the vehicle was broken, but when everyone was out he just kept driving... He honked very loud and a lot during the drive. It seemed as he was stressed that we where late. He droped us 1h later than scheduled and on a trainstation outside kuala lumpur. So we had to find out by ourselfs how to get to the city. No excuse, no attempt to help us. That was really a bad experience. At least he dropped us at a trainstation and the seats were comfortable. Therefore 2 stars and not only 1.
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Dec 21, 2023
Pesky taxi driver when we got off the bus in Times Square. They must be stopped the next time
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Dec 8, 2023
Bus startet 1 hour later without any information. Because of that we had extra costs of 20 dollars and hat to wait without seats outside the shopping mall. The bus itself was really comfortable and fast. WiFi in the bus was working, really nice bus driver. Everything at the office in Singapore before the transport was disappointing, the drive itself pleasant.
Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Dec 4, 2023
Punctual departure, helpful driver. Traffic jam, but thanks to quick border control we arrived on time. USB port in the bus, unfortunately wifi didn't work.
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Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Nov 22, 2023
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