Port Dickson, Malaysia

Getting In & Around

Getting In by Road
ort Dickson is well-linked with the rest of Peninsular Malaysia by a network of roads including expressways. The seaside town is located about 410 km from Penang, 280 km from Ipoh, 90 km from Kuala Lumpur and 30 km from Seremban from the north. From the south, Port Dickson is 85 km from the city of Melaka, 290 km from Johor Bahru and 310 km from Singapore.

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The Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (E29) links Port Dickson with Seremban and directly onto the North-South Expressway (E2) which spans along the length of Peninsular Malaysia on the western coast. Port Dickson is on Federal Route 5 (Coastal Trunk Road) linking the town to Melaka in the south and Klang in the north.

Getting in by Bus
If coming from other parts of Malaysia, the easiest way by bus will be to travel via Seremban.  There are frequent bus services (direct express buses using the highway as well as local buses using the old toll-free road) linking Port Dickson with Seremban. Travel time between Port Dickson and Seremban is about one hour and the fare cost around MYR4.

Local buses also link Port Dickson with Sungai Pelek in Sepang (state of Selangor) where there are connections to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). To the south, local buses go to Pengkalan Kempas and Tanjung Agas where there are connections to Melaka City. If coming from Melaka via Seremban, allow 4-5 hours by bus to get to Port Dickson.

Bus terminal in Port Dickson
Port Dickson's bus terminal

Getting in by Boat
Acob Express operates daily ferry services sailing between Port Dickson and the port at Dumai in Sumatra, Indonesia. The ferry service departs from Dumai to Dickson at 1PM and from Port Dickson to Dumai at 10:30 PM. Tickets cost about MYR80 one way and MYR150 for a return journey. The ferry terminal in Port Dickson is located in the middle of town.

Ferry terminal in Port Dickson
Ferry terminal

Getting Around
The taxi rank is located right next to the town's bus terminal. Taxis here get a commission for taking you to certain hotels but should not add to the cost of your fare. You should not pay more than MYR15 if going as far as the Blue Lagoon (lighthouse) which is right at the end of the main tourist strip. There is also a local bus service that travels along the coast to the Blue Lagoon and back to the bus bus terminal for a fare of about MYR2.

Taxi rank in Port Dickson

Taxi rank near the bus terminal

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