South East Asia is now becoming a hot destination for last couple years. Of which, Malaysia and Singapore are the two best destinations in the area. They are close to each other and have many convenient transfers between two countries, so people usually put them into one trip.
The governments of both countries also understand the situation. And they have announced many supporting rules to make the entrance and process at the border secure and fast. You can easily travel from Singapore to the capital of Malaysia or in reverse, from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.
Although it’s easy; it’s always better to have more details about these transfers so let’s find out how we can travel between these two countries.
Cost: from 30 SGD to 90 SGD per way – Traveling time estimate: 2 and a half hour
This is the fastest way if you are in a hurry or have emergency situations. Flying is so common and widespread to every traveler, and you can easily find cost-saving flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. There are more than 25 flights each day connecting two cities with full of budget airlines.
Taking a flight is the fastest way from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore within only 45 minutes
The trip will cost your around 50 SGD for one-way flight, and after 45 minutes, you will get to your destination. However, you still need to check-in at least one hour before your flight and the process to get the luggage and passport would be a bit annoying. But once you get there, it’s quick to go from the airport to the center of Singapore.
Cost: Around 25 SGD to 60 SGD per way – Traveling time estimate: 5 to 7 hours, depend on traffic
Taking a bus will be the best way, in term of cost and comfort. You can choose between luxury bus, which has better facilities like personal TVs, massage chairs, and WIFI at the cost of 40 to 60 SGD. They are normally quite reasonable, with meal and small toilet on the bus, depending on the bus or coach that you take.
Most coaches will take about 6 hours to take you into Singapore and if you take a normal bus, and then make sure to bring entertaining stuffs with you. A tablet, smartphones (of course), Rubik, book, or anything that will keep you amused for hours. Most coaches also have individual power sockets for charging, but it’s better to ask them beforehand or prepare a power bank for you.
You can check some reliable coach lines, such as Odyssey, Nice, Transnational or Aeroline.
Cost: Around 20 to 70 SGD for a seat and 40 to 140 SGD for a berth – Travelling time estimate: 6 hours to 8 hours
A train is the slowest way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. But if you have time and want to enjoy the scenic ride, this would be perfect for you. The train also let you have time to enjoy your trip with your partner or friends, but for the better experience, you might want to bring some entertainment with you too. At this case, some board games to play with your friends would be great.
Each day, two trains are departing at day time, at 8:00 and 13:00, and an overnight train at 22:30. It takes 6 hours to get to Singapore by the day trains and 08 hours for the overnight one, but a delay isn’t unusual. On the other hand, you can save the cost of one night staying at the hotel, so it’s still a good plan for budget travelers.
Driving by yourself
It’s possible for you to rent a car and drive through the border gate. However, it requires many documents and the process at the border could be a bit complicate so you might want to think about it really carefully.
Traveling is never this easy and with the support of the government, the tourism industry is now developing more than ever. With three simple but still comfortable ways to transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, you will have the best trip of your time in South East Asia.