Malaysia and Singapore, like Cambodia and Thailand or Vietnam and Cambodia or Hong Kong and Macau, is like hitting two birds with one stone. For one short vacation, you may visit two countries with ease and convenience as they are bordering countries. You can marvel on the magnificent Twin Towers one day and then enjoy Universal Studios the next day.
If one is looking for a cost-effective, yet, convenient way of transportation from Malaysia to Singapore and taking a plane is out of the question, then, a direct bus ride is the best option for you. Sure, taking a plane is time-efficient but taking the bus has more advantages than you think.
There are different exit points and bus terminals in Kuala Lumpur where you can take the bus to Singapore, but, the most popular terminal is Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Bandar Tasik Selatan. The terminal is enormous with shoppes and restaurants inside. The counters are aligned in a way that you will not have a hard time buying bus tickets to your desired destination. It may be huge but signage is efficiently put where travelers can easily see them.
|Terminal Bersepadu Selatan|
|Address||Jalan Terminal Selatan, Bandar Tasik Selatan 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Contact Information||+603-9051 2000 or +603-9051 2001|
In taking a direct bus to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, here are the things that you need to know.
How to Get to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan?
Taking the train would be the most convenient way and there are three lines to get there.
a.) LRT Line or Ampang Line (Yellow Line) to Bandar Tasik Selatan Station
b.) KTM Komuter or Rawang-Seremban Line (Blue Line) to Bandar Tasik Selatan Station
c.) KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Transit Line (Blue-Green Line) to Bandar Tasik Selatan Station
After you alight from the train, exit the train platform via the main entrance. Then, take the Pedestrian Link Bridge and walk towards Terminal Bersapadu Selatan Main Lobby entrance.
How and Where to Buy Bus Tickets?
a.) In person at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan: Bus tickets can be purchased through Centralized Ticketing System (CTS) Counters 1-59 and Self-Service Ticket Vending Machines (TVM) 1-12. During peak seasons, it is advisable to book your tickets in advance so you may want to follow option B.
b.) Via Online: There are lots of ticketing agency online where you can purchase your bus tickets but my recommendation would be at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Online Ticketing System. You must register first and then make the booking, it is quite simple. You may visit this link to do that: https://eticketing.tbsbts.com.my/Main/Login.asp
How Much Does it Cost?
Depending on the bus operator, the price may vary. There are more than ten bus operators that are licensed to operate and cross the border from Malaysia to Singapore. The price may range from as low as RM40 to as high as RM90.
How often are the buses to Singapore?
Bus to Singapore is almost 24 hours. The frequency in the morning ‘til afternoon is almost every 30 minutes while at midnight, there are buses that run as early as 1 am, then 3 am, and 7 am. You may refer to this link for schedule: http://www.busonlineticket.com/booking/select_coach.aspx?ddFrom=Kuala%20Lumpur&ddTo=Singapore&pax=1&way=1&deptdate=2016-09-30&rtndate=2016-10-02 or here: http://www.busonlineticket.com/booking/select_coach.aspx?ddFrom=Kuala%20Lumpur&ddTo=Singapore&pax=1&way=1&deptdate=2016-09-30&rtndate=2016-10-02
How Long is the Journey?
The journey alone is only 4 hours and 30 minutes, but, including all the stop-overs, snack break and immigration formalities, it will take approximately six hours to reach the final destination.
Will there be any Stop-overs?
Remember that you will have to get off the bus at least two times (there will be stop-over for snack break and pee break), first, at Malaysia Immigration exit point and second, at Singapore Border Immigration Port. Based on experience, the luggage will remain on the bus and you just have to carry your passport with you when you go to the immigration.
Where are the Final Destinations in Singapore?
There are different destinations in Singapore depending on the bus operator and the time of departure. It is advisable that you know beforehand where you are going in Singapore, so, you may take the right bus. You may refer to this link to know the bus schedule of the bus to your desired destination: http://www.tbsbts.com.my/schedule
|Bus Destinations in Singapore|
|Lavander||Blk 809 Kitchener Complex, #02-42 “Regent Star Travel” (at Lavender MRT Station)|
|Beach Road||5001 Beach Road #01-12 Golden Mile Complex, Transtar Counter.|
|Katong V||Katong V, 30 east coast road|
|Little India Arcade||48 Serangoon Road, 01-10 Little India Arcade, S 217959 (Tel: +65 81382660)|
|Singapore||Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589 (Tel: +65-63923911)|
|Concorde Shopping Mall||Concorde Shopping Mall (#01-13)|