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Malacca to Singapore

Transportation options between Singapore and Malacca
27 months ago, March 17th 2018 No: 1 Msg: #204305  
Does anyone have experience taking a bus between Malacca and Singapore?

There is no direct flight between Singapore and Malacca, and with connections the flights take between six and a half and twenty-three hours. The train takes nine and a half hours with several connections. The bus takes three to four hours, depending on traffic.

I've taken a bus from Johor Bahru to Singapore, and while it got me there, it wasn't fun, nor was it comfortable.

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27 months ago, March 20th 2018 No: 2 Msg: #204326  
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When I was in Singapore I took a shared tour to this place. I don't remember Malacca being that far from Singapore but I read a lot and bus rides or long plane rides no big deal. (Shorter distance than Singapore to KL. Pink buildings, etc) Left from Singapore early morning and returned there same evening..

I remember that hotels were cheaper than Singapore if you overnight.

Google check shows several bus runs. What options do you have - 4 hours on a bus or longer transit using train and plane. Unless you have a lot of money and can book a private ride on a helo.


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27 months ago, March 20th 2018 No: 3 Msg: #204328  
In response to: Msg #204326 I really like the helicopter option 😊 but I think I'll have to stick with the bus. I just have these horrible memories of Greyhound buses when going to Detroit when I was in college.

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27 months ago, March 22nd 2018 No: 4 Msg: #204335  
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I never used a commercial scheduled bus to this place. The tour bus had a toilet - essential for me now days at my age! When I travel I keep some Wet Wipes type moist tissues with me for clean up. (And a flattened out roll of TP too! You never know if that stuff is available out in the sticks or even on the bus.)

If you store a bag in the storage bin don't include passport, money, jewelry or something expensive. Keep passport and money in your pocket. If your bag takes a hike at an intermediate stop you will still have passport and money with you.

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27 months ago, March 27th 2018 No: 5 Msg: #204383  
In response to: Msg #204328 The bus operated by http://www.707-inc.com/ takes four hours and costs about $15. I use Rome2Rio to answer such questions. Reply to this

25 months ago, May 25th 2018 No: 6 Msg: #204875  
I once did a 1-day trip and return from Singapore to Malacca. Maybe there are also busses. Reply to this

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