Getting to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur

There are a few ways to get to Malacca from KL, but the two hassle-free options is taking the bus or taxi.

In this guide, I’ll show you how to take both of those within Kuala Lumpur.

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Bus

  1. Go to Bandar Tasik Selatan (also known as Terminal Bersepadu Selatan or TBS Station.)

    2A. BEST OPTION: BOOK A GRAB TAXI

    – Direct way to get to TBS Station
    – Only cost 24RM from my hotel in Chinatown – Petaling street
    – Saves you about an hour in travel time, compared to taking the train.


    2B. SECOND BEST OPTION: TRAIN

    – Go to KL Sentral station
    – Take the KLIA Transit train (see warning below)
    – Buy ticket to Bandar Tasik Selatan (also known as Terminal Bersepadu Selatan or TBS Station)
    – This is only 1 stop away

    ***** WARNING *****
    (DO NOT GO ON THE KLIA EXPRESS, this will take you directly to the airport and you will waste a lot of time and miss your stop)

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  2. BUY BUS TICKET

    buying tickets

    – Bus tickets can range from 8.50RM – 14RM one way to Malacca.
    – There are many different bus companies you can buy from.
    – Buses are frequent with as often as one leaving every 30 mins
    – They run early in the morning from 10:30 am – to as late as 8:00 pm
    – 2.5 hour journey
    – You will need to present your passport if buying from kiosk. If you buy from the machine, you will just need to enter in your passport number.
    – Have cash to purchase tickets. There are ATMs right by the ticket kiosks if you need to withdraw.

Taxi

Booking a taxi directly from KL to Malacca is simple and can cost up to 280RM one way (as of June 2022 during non-peak period on the GRAB app.)

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