From Kuala Lumpur To Singapore by Bus

From Kuala Lumpur To Singapore by Bus

Malaysia Tourism, along with the government of Malaysia, has introduced luxury buses with tourist class and even executive class on all its major routes. These buses are cheap, comfortable, spacious and very safe. Besides the thrill of watching the countryside go by, passengers and tourists can even carry their baggage with them and not worry about excess baggage charges if travelling by air. Buses have even been introduced to nearby countries, and tourists can travel to Thailand, Cambodia, and Singapore. This is a huge saving, and tourists and passengers can avail of discounts when they book their bus tickets online.

There are more than 18 bus service providers, including redBus, and each of them provides very good service. The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is 360 km, and the bus journey takes 5 to 6 hours. There are day as well as night trips. Day trips start from Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 7AM, and the last bus departs from Berjaya Times Square at 12 midnight, reaching Singapore during the early hours of the morning. This allows tourists and passengers to get a comfortable night’s rest and leaves them with an entire day to enjoy the sights of Singapore. 

The bus to Singapore from KL has several luxury classes, including seater class, executive class, SVIP class, standard and the sleeper class, especially for overnight trips. Passengers can choose their preferred class and bus timings while booking their bus tickets online. There are several pick up points in Kuala Lumpur, including Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, IMBI, TBS (the terminal Bersepadu Selatan) and 1 Utama Shopping centre. Tourists can even choose their pick up point when booking their bus ticket. The buses are extremely comfortable and have several amenities such as free wi-fi, charging points for mobile phones and electronic devices. Most buses stop at the Singapore border near Johor Bahru for entry and visa formalities. Day services also make periodic stops near eateries for passengers to grab a quick snack and generally stretch their legs after a long journey.   

The facility of a bus to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore is also available for passengers and tourists who wish to make their trip to Malaysia after completing their tour of Singapore. Buses of the same service providers operate both ways, and passengers can book their bus ticket online for either way or even a return journey. 

Singapore city skyline at night

Even after reaching Singapore, there are several drops off points. The common drop off points includes the Singapore Woodlands, Kovan Hub 206, the Plaza Beach Road, Little India and the Golden Mile Complex. Passengers and tourists going to Singapore need to have an address in Singapore, so they will need to book accommodation in advance, and they can do a little online search and locate the drop-off point nearest to their resort or hotel. 

There are several advantages of booking a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. It is best to book a bus ticket online so passengers can get further discounts on the already low rate. Bus fares can be as low as 30 Malaysian Ringgits. The other major advantage is the large amount of luggage space that these buses have. Tourists need never worry about having to pay for excess baggage, which is a bigger advantage over travelling by air.

Other amenities are obtained on travelling by these comfortable buses. The advantages include the availability of food and water on board, TV, headphones, reading lights, USB ports and even a personal desk depending on the class of ticket chosen.

The bus journey from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is a great way to explore the countryside and pass through the hinterland of Malaysia. The route passes through pristine forests along the coastline, and passengers can unwind during a long journey on a bus. The thrill of an international bus trip passing from one country to another is an experience that should not be passed for another mode of transport. 

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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more then fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on www.asianitinerary.com

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