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Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Australia
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Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Hi All

Anyone got any idea which bus company goes from Singapore to Malacca and also Malacca to KL. We are looking for one of those luxury buses and if there are any that pick you up and drop you off, so much the better!!

Thanks so much.

Singapore, Singapore
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1. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Hey Rice Crispie,

Perhaps you wanna check out the following bus companies that specialise in coach travel to Malaysia?

1. Aeroline Express

2. Five Stars Tours

3. Grassland Express

4. Gunung Raya Travel

5. Konsortium Express

6. NiCE Executive Express

7. Sri Maju Express

8. Transtar Travel

9. Transnasional Express

Will try and revert with site links if possible.

Singapore, Singapore
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2. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Hi Crispie

WTS Travel in Singapore would be good options for U to check out:

WTS Travel

http://www.wtstravel.com.sg/home.html

They have Luxury Double Deck Coaches.

My Guests from Oz/US have BAD experience with:

Gunung Raya, Grassland & Sri Maju

There are ANTS that seem to "Live" all over the coaches, EVEN the seat. Furthermore, if U coming back on weekend, when there is high demand, U prolly will be push to take another coaches that do not belong to the same company & that could get worst.

Hope this helps.

Singapore, Singapore
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3. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Oh the bad experience apply to Five Star holiday too.

Sydney, Australia
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4. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Hello,

I'm interested in travelling to Malacca in my holiday to Singapore as well.

I've had a look at Aeroline but it looks like they only have KL -> SIN, SIN -> KL.

Please let me know also of a luxury coach that stops in Malacca.

Thanks,

Anthony.

Singapore
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5. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Hi Anthony,

There are a few realiable bus co. to Malaysia, but Transtar is the only reliable one to Malacca. They will normally use their own coaches, which is very important in term of comfort and quality.

www.transtar.com.sg

Like MeOnly mentioned, those to avoid are Gunung Raya, Grassland, Sri Maju, Five Star holiday and Konsortium Express. They are using coaches from malaysia which are normally older and poorly maintained.

Good Luck!

Australia
9 posts
6. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Wow! Thanks for all the responses .. especially all the companies to avoid ... much better to find out here than when on the bus!

Anthony - I have had the same trouble as you looking for Malacca buses! Am going to check out Transtar now.

Thanks again!

RC

Sydney, Australia
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7. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Great thanks guys!

And thanks to Rice_Crispie for creating this thread, it has been most helpful!

Anthony.

Sydney, Australia
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8. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Oh wow.. Forgot to ask as well.

How long does it take from Singapore to Malacca?

Thanks,

Anthony.

Singapore
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293 posts
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9. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Hi Anthony,

3.5 to 4 hrs if everything goes well.

Good Luck Anthony!

Perth, Australia
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10. Re: Bus from Singapore to Malacca

Hi Rice Crispie. How I envy you! We spent two nights in Melaka two weeks ago and loved every minute.

As for our coach trip to Melaka from Singapore and back, these were our experiences. We were told by our hotel to go to the Golden Mile Complex to board one of the luxury coaches. They omitted to tell us we needed to book! When we got there at around 10:30am we found that we had literally 'missed the bus' for that day. So we took another cab to the Lavender Street Bus Station where one of the yellow/green luxury coaches was about to leave. It cost S$11 and it looked quite reasonable. The trip took 5 1/2 hours as we made four stops: first at Singapore Customs, then Malaysian Customs (both very quick), at around midday we stopped at a large foodhall/supermarket where we could have a meal. Only Ringit accepted, but it was very cheap indeed. After 20 minutes we got back on board. The next stop was a small village near Melaka where some passengers got off.

At the Melaka bus station it was very easy to get a taxi. It took us to our hotel, the Puri Melaka which I had booked on the internet. This lovely hotel is located in the historic precinct within easy walking distance of most of the interesting sites. It was just as it was described on the 'net, has a great atmosphere and interesting artifacts. The breakfast was included. You could take it inside the restaurant or in the gorgeous courtyard. Western and Asian food was available. Staff were gracious and very informative.

The first night we had a seafood dinner at one of the open air restaurants at the Portuguese square. Nothing special. The next day we tried to go on a river cruise but there weren't enough (they need 8) passengers so it was cancelled. We hoped to go on the 6pm cruise, but unfortunately a sudden storm made them cancel that too. Will have to do that next time!

During the day we went shopping at the Mahkota Centre. Going by rikshaw (sp?)we visited the various interesting historic sites, including the replica of a Portuguese galeon which is a museum. We had lunch at Harpers, a small restaurant on the river near the Stadthuis. Fantastic food and drink, for reasonable prices. It was so enjoyable that we went there for dinner too. Lovely to eat overlooking the river and lit up buildings, and to feel the cool breezes through the open windows. Later that night we walked to the Light and Sound show about the history of Melaka, which is held every night near the A'Famosa. All in all it was a most enjoyable experience.

The Melaka Tourist Office advised us to take the "707" coach back to Singapore (we did not want to take the afternoon ones which leave from the big hotels). We took a taxi to the Bus Terminal and just asked for bus 707 which turned out to be a much better coach. The seats were just like those in business class on planes, they were wide, reclinable, and had leg rests. The journey took only 4 hours, along very good highways. The only stops were the Malaysian and Singapore customs.

We wished we had more time in Melaka, and will definitely return, combining it with a trip to Singapore. Enjoy!