Singapore to Malacca

Singapore to Malacca

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Golden Mile Complex, Singapore
3h 52m bus ride in VIP 24
Melaka Sentral, Malacca
Golden Mile Complex, Singapore
4h 5m bus ride in VIP 24
Hatten Hotel Melaka, Malacca

From Golden Mile Complex to Malacca by bus

Golden Mile Complex, Singapore
3h 52m bus ride in VIP 24
Melaka Sentral, Malacca
Golden Mile Complex, Singapore
4h 5m bus ride in VIP 24
Hatten Hotel Melaka, Malacca

Singapore to Malacca Schedule

Singapore to Malacca Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sri Maju Group VIP 24 08:00 - 11:52$ 14.86

How to get from Singapore to Malacca (Melaka)

What about

Malacca (Melaka) state is dubbed ‘Malaysian Historical State’ and rightly so. A melting pot of cultures and religions, Malacca offers a unique experience of travelling back in time to the Sultanate of Malacca period, through colonial era and to modern times. The capital city of Malacca boasts rich historical heritage with stately colonial buildings lining the streets of the historical centre, temples and churches of different confessions welcoming believers, and the ruins of the once powerful A’Famosa Fort guarding the memories of its turbulent past.

Malacca is an extremely popular weekend destination for local city dwellers from Kuala Lumpur. Foreign tourists constitute only one fourth of all the visitors, and the lion share of them are taken by the Chinese, Singaporean and Indonesian guests. It means that regardless its booming tourist industry Malacca remains a kind of Terra Incognita for a Western traveller and it is definitely good news for anybody striving for all things unusual. And though Malacca’s self-proclaimed ‘quintessential Malaysian city’ title may sound a bit too presumptuous, it fact it is not.

From Singapore to Malacca

Malacca lies within an easy 3–4½ hours bus travel from Singapore. The route is served by a variety of companies including Transtar Travel and Golden Coach Express, both offering VIP coaches and generally getting very positive reviews from travellers. That said, Delima Express which also has VIPs and Superior Coach which uses standard express coaches are worth considering, too: they may feel a bit more Spartan, but cost less, and are completely ok for a three-hour trip.

Tip: It is an absolute must to book your trip in advance if you plan to travel on Friday evening, Saturday morning or during holiday periods as Malacca is an extremely popular destination among the Singaporeans who enjoy coming to Malaysia for weekends.

From Singapore to Malacca by bus

In Singapore, buses for Malacca (Melaka) leave from different locations throughout the city. The most popular ones include:

.1. Golden Mile Tower in Beach Road, northeast from the city centre, where many transport companies have set their offices. The nearest MRT station is Nicoll Highway (exit A), from where it is just a four-minute walk to the Golden Mile Tower. Bus 100 brings you even closer – it stops within just a couple of minutes walk from the GMT. If you wish to travel to Malacca from Golden Mile Tower, Transtar Travel bus at 8.30am is your obvious choice.

Note that this service does not operate on Friday.

In Malacca it calls to Melaka Sentral first (MYR87) and then proceeds to Hotel Equatorial Melaka (MYR101) located in Jalan Parameswara, some five km south from Melaka Sentral and close to all the historical attractions and accommodation options of the historical centre of Malacca.

Note: The largest public transportation terminal of Malacca City, Melaka Sentral is located at the corner of Jalan Melaka Sentral and Lebuh AMJ, to the south of the historical centre. It has ATMs, convenience stores and a food court with reasonable prices. All the major routes from Malacca to other cities in Malaysia are operated from Melaka Sentral, Malacca to Kuala Lumpur route included. The trip to the city centre from Melaka Sentral by taxi should cost no more than MYR20 and it is quite common for taxi drivers to refuse to switch on the meter; alternatively hop onto a local bus #17 heading to the historical centre or any other local bus in the direction of Mahkota Parade leaving from the domestic (not intercity!) terminal.

Tip: There is a large indoor market and shopping complex right by the Melaka Sentral Terminal. Have a look at this Bazaar Melaka Sentral while you are at the bus station to save a trip there from the city later.

.2. Buses of both Golden Coach Express and Delima Express leave from City Plaza and Concorde Shopping Centre in Singapore. City Plaza is located across the bridge from Golden Mile Tower and on the way to Changi Airport. There are a lot of morning departures from 8.10am to 10.30 and some afternoon and evening options at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Ticket fares vary greatly from MYR58 to MYR81 depending on the company and the time of the departure with the cheapest tickets sold by Delima (all departures).

Note that some of the departures from City Plaza terminate at Alor Gajah Toll in Malacca state, some 25 km northeast from Malacca City. Look for departures going straight to Melaka Sentral instead. The same note refers to departures from Concorde Shopping Centre.

.3. Concorde Shopping Centre sits in 317 Outram Road, west from the city centre and about 3 km from Orchard Road. The service from Concorde Shopping Centre in Singapore to Melaka Sentral is provided by Golden Coach Express (MYR58).

.4. Superior Coach morning buses (from 7.45am to 8.30am) depart from Lavender MRT station in Kallang Road, a couple of blocks north from the Golden Mile Tower. In Malacca they call to Melaka Sentral, Hotel Equatorial Melaka and Hattan Hotel Melaka in Jalan Merdeka, some 200m down from Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Though Superior Coach does not offer the cheapest tickets (MYR75), it can help save time as their coaches bring you directly to the historical centre.

Crossing the border to Malaysia

Normally it is easier to cross the border in the direction of Malaysia than vice versa. There is much less hassle with border formalities in Singapore when you are leaving the country. Malaysian immigration office is organized better than their Singaporean counterparts, so expect to spend minimum of time on the border crossing.

Note: At the moment, many nationalities are granted 90 or 30 days visa-free permit to stay in Malaysia; but it always pays to check in advance.

From Singapore to Malacca by train

Technically it is possible to get from Singapore to Malacca by train. Train brings you to Pulau Sebang/Tampin station from where you will have to take a taxi or a local bus to cover the remaining 40 km to Malacca City.

Getting around

Taking into consideration the size of the city and its hot climate, walking is not always a comfortable way to explore Malacca, but it gives you a chance to savour Malacca’s colonial charm to its fullest.

Though traffic can be hard, do not underappreciate bicycles as a means of transport for getting acquainted with the city. They are rented out by many guesthouses and hotels at about MYR10, though some shops require a lump deposit or keep your ID until you bring your bicycle back. Malacca drivers are rather sensible and there are special tracks for bicycles, too.

A ride on a local bus costs just MYR1, but it is not an easy task to figure out which one you need. With some practice – and luck – you may find a budget and convenient way around with their help. The most useful bus route is #17 (for rides between Melaka Sentral and the historical centre).

Note that there is a very convenient Melaka Panorama Bus which has two lines: the red one and the blue one. The lines cover the most popular tourist attractions. Tickets cost MYR2 and are sold separately for the red and the blue routes. The blue line goes as far as Melaka Sentral and thus is useful for getting to/from the bus terminal, too.


Being a prime tourist destination, Malacca has something to offer to every visitor. Here are some ideas to start your exploration with.

For museum lovers Malacca is a real treasure box: the city hosts over 20 different museums which cover a variety of topics, from history to food. Do not try to visit as many of them as you can, as the quality of Malacca museums differs greatly, but some of these institutions are worth considering. Feel the flavour of Malacca cultural mix at the Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum ; catch a glimpse of times gone at the History and Ethnography Museum at Dutch Square; climb on board a very credible replica of the Portuguese Flor de la Mar ship which sank in the Straight of Malacca in the beginning of 16th century at the Maritime Museum; or find yourself in a world of old and contemporary post stamps in a tiny but intriguing Stamp Museum.

To understand the real character of the city, set off for a stroll around the historical centre. Shops and temples rub shoulders with beautifully decorated houses in winding alleys of Jonker, Temple and Heeren Streets. Take a walk along the river from Jalan Munshi Abdullah or have a look at the city from the water. There are daytime cruises departing from the jetty right by the Maritime Museum. Be aware, though, that foreigners are often overcharged on these cruises.

History buffs will appreciate a visit to a very special destination in Malacca – Bukit China, which is the oldest Chinese cemetery outside of Mainland China with certain graves dating back to the 18th century.

If you are travelling with your kids, do not miss the famous Melaka Zoo which is arguably the best (or one of the best) zoos in Malaysia.

Devoted shoppers may want to buy fine teas at Yeetea House combining their shopping experience with an interesting tea ceremony or indulge in authentic market shopping at Jonker Walk Night Market or Pasar Malam which operates daily in different locations of the city.

Transportation from Singapore to Malacca

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Singapore to Malacca destination reviews

Bus Express, 707 SG, Mar 8, 2020
Everything was ok, we exchanged the ticket voucher at no extra cost. The bus is clean and comfortable, not late for arrival.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Feb 26, 2020
Excellent, quick trip. Drop off point was different - slightly confusing. Very comfy seats.
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Feb 18, 2020
Comfortable seats
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Feb 17, 2020
Good rapid service
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Feb 11, 2020
Stop was at petrol station, not at the food market
Bus Express, 707 SG, Feb 8, 2020
Was very smooth overall. We didn't got to wait at all the border and things went smooth. Woudl just be nice a bit more of communication as at the borders quite often people were not sure what to do.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Feb 7, 2020
On time and helpful driver at a good price, would recommend
Bus Express, 707 SG, Jan 29, 2020
Car driver finished his tour in other place than I bought the ticket
Bus Express, 707 SG, Jan 29, 2020
I had to go to the manual counter at immigration in the border and The driver waited for me until it was all done. I appreciate it
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Jan 26, 2020
The customer service is good and friendly, even help us to shift to earlier timing on the spot. However the delay was unacceptable. We started at 8.45 and supposed to reach Melaka around 1 pm, but we ended up reaching around 4 pm. A wobbly 3 hours delay without any explanation.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Jan 19, 2020
Excelent driver
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Jan 15, 2020
Most disorganized bus company. Bus service changed 5 minutes before departure time. Took us to Malaysia border in one bus and put us on another after that. The bus did not stop anywhere for toilet break.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Jan 9, 2020
Driver was not very friendly
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Jan 5, 2020
The service both at the counter in Singapore and on board was poor. No information given and especially by the boarder, it was just dictated to get off, but no information where to re-boarder. The aircon was terrible
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group SG, Jan 5, 2020
Exceptionally comfortable journey. We took the 8am bus to Meleka and had no issues crossing the boarder.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Jan 4, 2020
Good bud, very good driver, arriving in time.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Dec 25, 2019
Funny, fast, no hassle
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group SG, Dec 21, 2019
Really comfortable seats and good driver, but be prepared for very long border crossings (due to long lines of cars/trucks/buses waiting to enter the area), which made the trip around 6 hours.
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Dec 18, 2019
Bus very clean and comfortable with massage seat and you can tilt the backrest and the calf rest. Sleep is easy in this bus. One small detail is that the driver smoked one time. For those you don’t support the smelt of cigarette, it can be very disturbing, especially for European people where smoked in public area (transports included) is strictly prohibited. Otherwise everything was perfect. I recommande ????
Bus Express, 707 SG, Dec 15, 2019
Arrive on time
Bus Express, 707 SG, Dec 14, 2019
La ruta va en zig zag, pero el servicio es muy bueno. Bus muy cómodo y puntual
Bus Express, 707 SG, Dec 9, 2019
Very good driver and arrival on time but AC was strong that had to use a winter coat!!
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Nov 24, 2019
Driver was very tired. So I felt unsafe. No massage function
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Nov 20, 2019
Bus left slightly late, but journey and bus itself was very comfortable and passing through the border was easy, would definitely use company company again
Bus Express, 707 SG, Nov 19, 2019
Very comfortable seats and on time. Explanation of the border procedure would have been appreciated.
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Nov 17, 2019
Outlets did not work and bus driver did not take me to my stop but instead put me and another passenger in a taxi to the stop.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Nov 9, 2019
The first bus got broken on the highway, just few minutes before Singapore customs. We had to wait about 30 minutes until a new bus came to take us. The second bus was newer and cleaner than the first one. Both customs check in Singapore and Malaysia took less then 10 minutes. Anyhow, Makhota Medical Centre was the last stop in Malacca and it took in total almost 6hrs (from Singapore).
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Oct 27, 2019
All the staffs at the transit were so unkind. We're satisfied with the time and price.
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Oct 15, 2019
Aircon was not working properly stopped for repairs without notice Unfriendly driver was smoking in bus. Good seats with a lot of leg room Bus was loud could need some oil at some points so reduce noise
Bus Express, 707 SG, Oct 6, 2019
No info at the border, where the bus was going to be, or what to do next
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Oct 5, 2019
Clean and convenient trip Gd driver
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Oct 2, 2019
Bus left fairly promptly. Temperature on bus was very cold and was uncomfortable most of journey. Despite documentation stating only 30 mins at immigration, driver decided to wait for well over an hour for 2 people who didn’t have correct visas. Despite there being an English speaking representative on board the bus, no explanation was given as to why we were delayed for such a long time, we worked it out from conversations that were happening between driver and other Starmart representatives. Definitely a cost effective way to travel between Malaysia and Singapore. Massage seats not working, bus seats large and recline nicely. driver had very limited English, so little instruction given as to what to expect at immigration. Probably won’t travel this way again if doing the same journey
Bus Express, 707 SG, Sep 28, 2019
The ride was smooth n safe journey. The driver was in control n timing was just right. Well done. The only sour point is the waiting area in s'pore , very humid n limited area for waiting. Regards.
Bus Express, Delima Express (Delima Express), Sep 28, 2019
The ride was good, the bus was good, the driver, not so much. He was a little mean.
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Sep 24, 2019
Driver did not make proper break stops and drop off points.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Sep 22, 2019
Everything alright except return in Singapore 45 min late
Bus Express, Delima Express (Delima Express), Sep 14, 2019
Driver was sleepy and yawning along the journey.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Sep 9, 2019
Perfect And comfortable.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Sep 6, 2019
Very comfortable, but hospitality could be better
Bus Express, 707 SG, Sep 5, 2019
Perfect journey
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Aug 28, 2019
nice and comfortable trip, but 1 hour delay
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Aug 13, 2019
Prompt departure and smooth ride. Driver drove with his “slippers’ with his shoes by his side. Had difficulty finding drop off points and had to use google maps many times. Was on his mobile phone 5 - 6 times. Notice the bus speedometer was not working with the needle stuck at zero ....
Bus Express, 707 SG, Aug 11, 2019
Fast, clean, calm. Really perfect trip. The real strange thing was just the bus stop in malaka sentral, front of the station on the main street with a busy traffic.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Aug 2, 2019
The trip was confortable and on time.
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Jul 22, 2019
Bus was great: huge seats reclinabile seats and very comfortable!! The bus arrived at the pick up point about half hour late and there was a lot of confusion about which bus everyone needed to get. We also arrived at our destination an hour late even though there was no traffic so timings may need reviewing!
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Jul 16, 2019
It was a smooth ride.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Jul 11, 2019
Excellent service, easy and fast. Very comfortable bus.
Bus Express, 707 SG, Jun 29, 2019
Xe chạy đúng giờ, chỗ ngồi thoải mái. Làm thủ tục nhập cảnh rất nhanh, phải mang hết đồ xuống. Xe chờ khoảng 30' cho thời gian nhập cảnh
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express SG, Jun 15, 2019
Nice trip !!
Bus Express, 707 SG, Jun 11, 2019
Voyage très confortable avec un chauffeur prudent et attentif. Passage des frontières un peu long mais respect du timing. Bravo
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