The distance from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is approximately 354 km which is why taking a bus to get there is an alternative.
Though taking the plane is faster and more adventurous, jump in on a bus ride to KL is more budget friendly. What’s more incredible is that it’s very easy to travel between the two cities as long as you follow the instruction properly.
For your convenience, SGB_Team is here to provide instruction on how to get to KL!
As you may already know, the distance between bus stops are not too far apart so you can technically get to Kuala Lumpur from any part of Singapore!
However, buses that will take you straight to Kl will be around shopping centres such as Golden Mile Complex, which is located at south of Little India, not far from Arab Street.
You can take the MRT and use the yellow line and align at Nicoll Highway. From there, take a right turn towards Beach Road where you will be able to see Golden Mile.
Once you have arrived, you can study the options of buses available starting from economy class to the luxurious type! Ticket can be purchased on the spot or via online.
Order Online Ticket
If you want to plan your trip wisely, SGB_Team strongly suggest for you to purchase your ticket online to avoid hassle on the day of travel and to make sure that you do have a ticket with you.
There are various bus application that you can use to order your tickets such as 12Go and EasyBook or you may wish to visit the official website of the bus company.
The process is very simple! Al you need to do is to create an account, choose departure date, pick the departure location and destination and make your payment!
Options and Bus Fare
The bus tickets start from S$20 for economy class to S$50. It all depends on the comfortability and service.
Tips to Know Before Taking A Bus
Do not get easily swayed by the ticketing price without knowing exactly your destination. Make sure that the terminal in which the bus will stop at in Malaysia is the nearest to your destination so that SGB_Family won’t have to transit so much.
When you are crossing the border between Singapore and Malaysia, you might be asked to step out of the bus for a moment for document verification. You can leave your luggage in the bus when this is taking place but please bring along your important belongings such as wallet, electronic gadgets, passport and identification card.
Once you have crossed the border, the bus will ride across Causeway bridge which indicates that you are on the land of Malaysia.
As an additional tip, you may consider taking off hats and sunglasses at the border to speed up the process of document verification and not leaving a mysterious impression on the authorities.
The bus will only stop for about 10-15 minutes so don’t be distracted with your phones!
Don’t forget to wear comfy outfits because the journey will require 4-5 hours.
Arrived in Kuala Lumpur
This is where you will find out why it is crucial for you to know your exact drop off point. Some bus companies will drop you at Bandara Internasional Kuala Lumpur while other may drop you off at Terminal Bersepatu Selatan.
If SGB_Family align at Bandara Internasional KL, you can take KLIA Express or other city connecting buses. The ticket will cost 3-4 USD.
However, if you align at TBS, the options of your connecting bus are more from commuter line, RapidKL, KLIA Transit or other inter city buses.
The total expenses you would need to spend to get to Singapore to Kuala Lumpur will be S$20-50, excluding consumption fees.