The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is known for its myriad attractions. The city’s colourful, food-stall-lined streets, gleaming skyscrapers and natural beauty make it one of the most popular cities in South-East Asia. Another popular destination in South-East Asia is Singapore, with a melting pot of cultures, beautiful attractions and vibrant nightlife. These two cities are pretty close to one another, at a distance of just 350 kilometres. So, if you are travelling to South-East Asia, they are definitely two of the most interesting places to visit in the region.

There are many available options when travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, most of which are affordable. You can take a bus, drive a car, fly, or even ride the train. However, it is important to remember that you will have to go through immigration on the border between Malaysia and Singapore, regardless of the type of transport.

Kuala Lumpur To Singapore By Bus

Many people consider travelling by bus to be the best option when going from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The road conditions are pretty good for the long travel and there are plenty of reliable bus operators on this route. The Aeroline bus is a favourite among tourists travelling this route.

The buses are fitted out with large, lounge chair-like seating and an entertainment system on the back of the seat. There is a lounge area on the lower level, as well as a bathroom. Other bus services that travel this route all day are Starmart Express, Transtar Travel, and Causeway Link. Tickets start at approximately RM 45 (US$ $11). 

The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes about 6-7 hours by bus. Many of the bus operators have pit stops on the way, but pack snacks just in case. If you can bear the journey, it’s definitely a great way to see the beauty of South-East Asia.

Kuala Lumpur To Singapore By Flight

Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is certainly the fastest way to get between these two places, but travelling by plane may not be the best option for those that really want to see the countryside on their journey. The flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is one hour and there are plenty of airlines that connect the two cities directly. Round-trip flights start as low as US$ 75, but can skyrocket during the busy holiday seasons.

There are two main airports in Kuala Lumpur. While most airlines operate in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, others use the Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Azziz Shah Airport. Some of the companies operating on this route are Air Asia, Scoot, Jet Asia, Malindo Air, Firefly and Silkair.

Kuala Lumpur To Singapore By Car

It is also possible to rent a car and drive from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. This option might be the most comfortable and the most fun. You can stop at any place you consider interesting and explore or find places to rest or eat.

If you plan to rent a car, make sure that your rental contract and insurance allow you to do so. If it is not possible, you can still drive to Johor Bahru, park there and travel via public transportation to Singapore (public transport in Singapore is excellent).

Kuala Lumpur To Singapore By Train

Taking trains from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is, by far, the most tedious travel option. Not long ago, it was possible to take a high-speed, direct train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. Unfortunately, as of the beginning of 2018, there is no direct train line between these two countries. That means, in order to travel from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station to Singapore, you have to have a connected train ride. By train, you would have to travel from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station to Gemas station and then to Johor Bahru Sentral and finally, Singapore.

The journey by train can take up to 8 hours. Trains can also be delayed causing an even longer journey. This might not be the best option unless you’re on an extremely tight budget and a huge fan of train stations.

Experience The Best Of Singapore

Singapore is one of the wealthiest cities in South-East Asia, and when you explore the city, it’s evident. From the tasty food from hawker centres to natural attractions and copious shopping malls, there are innumerable things to do and adventures to have in the “Lion City”.

1. Sentosa

This small resort island was developed in the 1970s and feels like a mini, tropical escape from the busy centre of Singapore. Head to one of the three beaches on Sentosa for a day of fun. All three man-made beaches – Siloso, Palawan, and Tanjong – have protected lagoons with gentle waters, yet each caters to a slightly different crowd. Explore and choose your favourite.

2. Gardens By The Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a huge (101 hectares), colourful, futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore. The garden features the famous Supertree sculptures, oversized seashell-shaped greenhouses, the Dragonfly and Kingfisher lakes and the Cloud Forest, which features the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.

3. Universal Studios

What’s better than spending a day riding roller coasters and other cool rides, watching live shows and experiencing a range of movie-themed attractions? Universal Studios Singapore is South-East Asia’s first movie theme park and is as fun as you can imagine.

4. Orchard Road

The heaviest shopping mall concentration in Singapore is on Orchard Road. The bustling boulevard is flanked on both sides by local and international department stores, tiny boutiques, offices, spas, beauty salons, hotels, entertainment spots, restaurants, and cafes. One could spend hours exploring this street.

5. Night Safari

The Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal zoo and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. The zoo is home to 2,500 resident animals from over 130 species, including many that are indigenous to Asia. Once your eyes can get accustomed to the dim light, you have the option of exploring the park by foot or on a 35-minute tram ride with live commentary.

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