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Travel from KL to Melaka

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Travel from KL to Melaka

Morning Experts!

we are beginning to plan our trip due to take place later this year.

the idea is:

fly from UK to KL as I think that's the closest international airport to Melaka. week one would be in Melaka and week two would be in Singapore.

I'm looking for advice on getting from KL to Melaka; would a taxi be the best and quickest option and would I need to pre-book due to the journey time.

I'm planning on a taxi from Melaka to Singapore unless there is a local airport which operates flights to Singapore.

these ideas are not set in concrete so alternative options would be welcome.

many thanks!

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1. Re: Travel from KL to Melaka

Good evening, it's nighttime here.

One week in Malacca is far too long. Some people do Malacca as a day trip from KL. Malacca is small, 2-3 days would have been enough.

Are you going directly to Malacca from the airport? Or are you going to stay a few days in KL?

From the airport, you can get a fixed-fare coupon at the coupon taxi counter, RM160 for a budget taxi and RM220 for a premier taxi. You can also use Uber and Grab apps to book transport which may be a little cheaper than the official taxis.

From KL city, the trip is more commonly done by coach. There are many coaches that do the 2 hours trip between TBS bus terminal in KL and Melaka Sentral bus terminal in Malacca.

You may wish to contact some of the drivers in this long thread:

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g29…

From Malacca to Singapore, the trip is also more commonly done by coach, taking about 3-4 hours.

Regular Malaysian taxis are not allowed to cross the border to Singapore, they can at most drop you off at the border checkpoint in Johor Bahru. You can ask to be sent to the Larkin bus terminal instead where you can get a cross-border taxi to Singapore. There are private transport operators that do cross-border door-to-door transport but they charge a hefty sum for the convenience.

Edited: 05 April 2017, 01:38
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2. Re: Travel from KL to Melaka

Thanks that is really helpful.

Might be worth spending 4 days in KL then 3 days in Melaka?

Listening to your advice we would be better off getting a coach into Singapore for the second week.

Thanks for the reference to the postings, will definitely read the reviews.

Any advice on hotels in either KL or Melaka would be welcome!

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