Malaysia Country Guide

Getting In


By Bus

There are long-distances express buses (coaches) travelling between Malaysia and Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesian Borneo. Long-distance bus travel is cheap compared to other means of transport and often comfortable (most are air-conditioned and have comfortable seating). Many people find sitting on the buses on very long journeys uncomfortable. Thus, buses often stop for short (15-20 minutes) breaks at designated rest areas every 2-3 hours.
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Plusliner long distance bus

Plusliner long distance bus

From Singapore
There is a multitude of bus companies operating direct routes from Singapore to various destinations in Peninsular Malaysia including Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, East Coast cities and even the Kuala Lumpur suburbs of Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya. There are also commuter buses making the short run between Singapore and Johor Bahru in Malaysia. You can save a few dollars by travelling from Singapore to the Larkin Terminal in Johor Bahru and then purchase cheaper express bus tickets to various destinations in Peninsular Malaysia.

Transnasional bus

Transnasonal bus

From Thailand
There are several bus companies operating services to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and other cities in Malaysia from Hat Yai in southern Thailand. Hat Yai is well-connected by several bus services travelling between Bangkok and other Thai cities.

From Brunei
There are no direct buses from Brunei. However, there are buses from
Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei's capital) travelling to the border area. From the border, there are buses crossing into Miri and Limbang in Sarawak.

From Indonesia
There are direct bus services operating between Pontianak in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo in the south) and Kuching in Sarawak.

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