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 00:30 - 05:43SGD 58.81
Billion Stars Express VIP 02:00 - 07:19SGD 59.06
Billion Stars Express Express 05:45 - 10:51SGD 32.77
Billion Stars Express Express 06:15 - 11:21SGD 59.09
Billion Stars Express Express 08:00 - 13:13SGD 32.77
Transtar Travel Express 10:00 - 19:27SGD 94.10
Billion Stars Express VIP 13:00 - 18:10SGD 52.91
Malaysia Airlines Economy #MH573415:25 - 16:25$ 377.67
Scoot Economy #TR46817:20 - 18:35SGD 147.26
Billion Stars Express VIP 18:15 - 23:34SGD 82.60
Billion Stars Express VIP 21:45 - 02:43SGD 52.91
Sri Maju Group VIP 24 22:00 - 03:06SGD 32.94

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$27
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure12:30 AM
Latest Departure11:59 PM
Departures per day152
Distance474 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAirAsia, Billion Stars Express, Ethiopian Airlines, Jetstar Asia, KKKL Express SG, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, StarMart SG, Super Nice Express, Transtar Travel, Transtar Travel SG

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Destination Reviews

Very punctual. Good service and got us from Singapore to kuala Lumpur in about 5 hours 15. Really nice comfortable large chairs.
Bus Express 27, StarMart SG, Nov 17, 2023
Improve the bas quality Cleane
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Oct 14, 2023
The driver was doing other things while driving and we more than once crossed over to another Lane - scary! But we made it to KL without any accidents. Support was very helpful when we felt the need to confirm that we were on the right pickup-spot. We was delayed before even starting our journey and it didn’t take long before the driver stoped and left the bus for approx. 10-15 minutes. The fact that the drive took longer than anticipated was NOT the traffic.
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Oct 5, 2023
The tickets were Not send via Mail. So I Never received them.
Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Oct 3, 2023
- Very comfy - Beware of bad traffic in the morning - We couldn’t find the super nice booth but they called us. Thanks! - Good AC, Good bus
Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Sep 24, 2023
Comfortable bus and sympathetic driver, however, a compliance with Super Nice Express who works from the office in Boon Lay was very rude, it seemed that I was doing me a favor and could not give clear instructions on the boarding on the bus.
Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Aug 13, 2023
Very fast , from Singapore to kuala lumpur In 5 hours . I very happy Supernice is good
Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Jul 26, 2023
We booked a VIP bus at 10:00 that showed it should take 5hrs. Arrived at the pick up point half an hour early as advised, to be told our type of ‘vip’ bus wouldn’t be there until 1pm but there was space on the bus about to leave, which was just a normal coach. Advised we would arrive in KL around 3-4pm. Our coach left at 9:40 and arrived in KL 19:30. It took almost 3 hours to get through the border due to very long traffic queues and then long queues for passport control. The bus was fine if the journey had been 5hrs but for 10hrs it was too cramped. I cannot see how this journey could have happened any quicker so would advise to expect the longer advertised time for the buses rather than 5hrs. Disappointing to pay more and end up with the cheaper service. Driver was patient at crossings at waited for everyone’s return. One stop at a service station around 2 hrs before KL.
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Jun 4, 2023
Good trip. But there was really no reason to be waiting at the departure location 30 minutes prior to departure time. Five minutes before would be fine. I noted that the bus did leave promptly on time.
Bus Express, Transtar Travel, May 25, 2023
The drivers speaks so loud during the all travel
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Mar 28, 2023
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