Melaka, Malaysia

Getting In


By Bus

Several long-distance express buses connect Melaka with cities across Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. All long-distance and local buses arrive and depart at the Melaka Sentral bus terminal, located about 10 minutes from the city centre. Buses generally stop 20-30 minutes at designated rest areas about every two hours for you to stretch your legs, purchase food and use the toilet facilities.

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Melaka Sentral by Horiuchi

Malaysia's largest long-distance bus operator, Transnasional, links Melaka with several destinations in Peninsular Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Kuantan, Penang and Johor Bahru. Other operators include the Melaka-Kuala Lumpur Express, Melaka-Singapore Express, Delima Express (Melaka-Singapore), Mayang Sari Express (Melaka-Johor Bahru) and MCW Express (Melaka-Muar).

Mayand Sari Express bus by Metzelder Siow

From Kuala Lumpur
Southbound buses from Kuala Lumpur depart from the Bersepadu Selatan bus terminal, located nearby the KTM Komuter, KLIA Transit and Ampang Line train stations in Bandar Tasik Selatan. The easiest way to get to these stations is from KL Sentral for the KTM Komuter and KLIA Transit and Masjid Jamek Station for the Ampang Line. Ticket prices from the Bersapadu Terminal to Melaka Sentral is around MYR13 and the bus ride takes around two hours.

From Singapore
Many bus companies operate from Lavender St. in Singapore to Melaka Sentral. Bus schedules vary between companies with some departing every hour. Best to buy tickets in advance if you want to travel on Saturday morning and return to Singapore by Sunday afternoon as many Singaporean tourists have the same idea. The fares can vary starting from around S$14-S$50 one way depending on class of the bus.

The bus journey takes 3.5-5 hours depending on how long it takes to cross the border mainly caused by traffic jams. You will have to disembark from the bus and get your passport stamped at each end of the border checkpoint. Make sure you remember what your bus looks like (best to remember the bus number plate) as there are other buses stopping at the checkpoint.

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