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Getting from Malaysia to Singapore is easier than you might think.

Bus from Singapore to MalaysiaHow to Get between Singapore and Malaysia

One of my many Malaysia Travel tips is just how easy it is to get to Singapore.

Transportation leaves from all over Malaysia to Singapore or vice versa frequently. I found the easiest way by bus. Depending on the company they leave hourly or half hourly.

The bus takes about 5 to 6 hours (including customs)

Customs is easy and most passports only require a stamp on arrival.

The buses are nice and spacious so no need to worry about be squashed in a tiny seat without any space for your legs or room to breathe for that amount of time. In fact there are so many buses going between the two cities each day that chances are you will have a lot of empty seats on your bus.

The bus from Kuala Lumpur cost around 30 RM (15 USD) From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur it’s a bit more pricey 30RM (25ish USD)

If buses are not your thing then you have other options. You can also take a train. The journey takes around 8 hours, and they have overnight trains if you are looking to save a little money on accommodation.

You can also consider flying. Check budget airlines like Air Asia from some cheap deals.

Malaysia is a great country where you can become a local, or even a world-class Squid Jigger.

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2 thoughts on “Best Way to Get from Malaysia to Singapore”

  1. JenniferGMedina

    If buses are not your thing then you have other options. You can also take a train. The journey takes around 8 hours, and they have overnight trains if you are looking to save a little money on accommodation. http://num.to/427837276945

  2. Stephen, here are some additional tips from a Singaporean who crosses the border frequently.

    If you’re at Bukit Indah shopping mall (near the 2nd Link) or at the Woodlands Causeway, look for “Causeway Link Express” buses. They’re bright yellow and they ply Malaysia to Singapore every 15 minutes. Bus #CW3 will get you from Bukit Indah to Jurong East in Singapore, and bus #CW5 will get you from the Johor customs at the Causeway to Newton (which is literally in downtown proper). Fares are at 5RM, cheaper than the long-haul buses. Keep your ticket in hand to show the driver you’ve paid.

    If you really want to save cash, you can take the Singaporean trunk service #170 (SBS) from Larkin bus terminal in Johor Baru. It will get you to Queen Street smack in the middle of downtown. It’s just S$2 (or 4RM). It will be crowded though.

    Both these options also work in reverse. Singaporeans usually take one of these services to Larkin and then board a long-haul bus to other destinations in Malaysia, saving a lot on transport costs in the process.

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