Travelling by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is an interesting way to explore mainland Malaysia and travel to a fascinating destination of Singapore within 6 hours. The driving distance from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is approximately 350 km which can be covered 5 hours. The bus covers this distance in 6 hours with a half an hour midway stop and one hour for border clearance between Malaysia and Singapore. Travelling by bus can sometimes be quicker than catching a plane from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The bus can be booked from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bharu.
Booking the bus ticket from Malaysia to Singapore
There are several bus services operating between Singapore and Malaysia. Aeroline is on the best premier services operating from Ampang in Kuala Lumpur. The tickets can be bought from the booking station near Corus Hotel on Jalan Ampang.
Comfortable interior for a double-decker bus by Aeroline Service
The adult ticket costs 65 RM. Make sure to book a return ticket to get good rates. Separate tickets can cost more. Other budget services operating on the same route costs as low as 20RM. Aeroline I find is a great service and value for money for the comfortable journey.
The stopover in Singapore is Harbourfront Plaza offering easy access to Santosa Island as well as ferry service to Batang.
Midway bus stopover between Singapore and Malaysia
The first bus leaves KL at 6 am and the last service is scheduled at around 830 pm.
The buses are double-deckers with 18 seats. The first floor is a lounge area which can be enjoyed by anyone. The buses have toilets on board. A light meal is and coffee is served on the way by friendly staff.
The causeway connecting Johor Bharu with Singapore
Where to stay in Singapore
Accommodation in Singapore is expensive and therefore, planning beforehand and advance booking can help you get good rates.
We stayed at Furama Riverfront and advance booking with Agoda got a price around 140US$ per night. The hotel is located in Clarke Quay Area which is one of the popular locations with tourist offering active night-life, cafes, shopping Malls and a river cruise along with other attractions.
Furama Riverfront Hotel in Singapore
Other popular locations to stay include Chinatown, Bugis and Little India. Check hotel rates online
Transport in Singapore
Singapore has an efficient transport network connecting major parts of the country. A day pass can be bought from one of the main train stations offering unlimited rides throughout the day.
A tourist pass can be bought for multiple days providing access to all buses and trains. Buy online.
Buying a day pass is a great way to explore public transport in Singapore
However, travelling children, taxis and uber can be quite effective and same substantial time. We planned a tour to Singapore Zoo located in the Southern part of the city. The best way to travel to various location on a day tour is to buy a hop-on & hop-off bus pass providing easy access to most area of interest.
We travelled using public transport to Orchard Road are and used a local bus from the bus terminal to the Singapore Zoo area. This mode of communication is quite time-consuming. Alternatively, booking a taxi would be a more convenient option.
Major attractions in Singapore
Plan your trip in advance as Singapore has plenty of places of interest including the Sentosa Island with plenty of Theme Parks and outdoor attractions, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay & Merlion.
Clarke Quay is a major tourist area in Singapore
The Singapore Zoo has four different zoos (River Safari, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari). You will need a full day to explore all these attractions or your trip can be split in two days.
Bus Stand at Singapore Zoo
Night Safari is a unique experience exploring the life of wild animals at night time. River Safari, on the other hand, gives an interesting insight into many species of fish and wild creatures occupying the waterways of Singapore.
Sentosa is a resort island accessible by ship, road, chairlift and walking track. Access to the Island is free, however, you will need to pay to enter various attractions on the Island including theme parks and water parks.
The major attractions in Sentosa include Adventure Cover Water Park, Dolphin Park, Butterfly Park, Universal Studios and Port of Lost Wonder amongst others.
Catching the bus back from Singapore To Kuala Lumpur
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