How to go from KUALA LUMPUR to MALACCA?

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
How to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca? You can travel by direct bus or taxi.

Bus – K.Lumpur to Malacca 
 Taxi – K.Lumpur to Malacca
Train – K.Lumpur to Tampin
Book Tickets to Malacca

    • The city of Melaka (Malacca) is a historical pearl of Malaysia. When visiting the old town or at least some of its parts, visitors can sip the atmosphere of the former Malagasy sultanate, but also from a later period of rule over the city, where Portuguese, Dutch or British domination alternated. The history of Melaka breathes and gives the place a specific charm. Malacca (Melaka) is a good place for visit if you travel to the south of Malaysia or Singapore. Malacca has also various cheap + luxury hotels or guesthouses for tourists. There are 3 ways how to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca – bus, private taxi/car or train+bus. The most popular option is a tourist bus, there is no flight between KL and Malacca. If you travel in a group of people you can also book your private minivan.
    • Book and buy bus tickets or taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Kuala Lumpur to Malacca you can travel by direct bus or taxi.

    • Travel distance from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca is only about 150 km. From Kuala Lumpur to Malacca is possible to travel by direct tourist bus or private taxi/car. The most cheapest way for tourist is to travel by bus – bus tickets are cheap and cost only about $3-7/pp and travel by bus takes about 2-3 hours. You can also travel by private taxi (vehicle or luxury minivans for 9-16 passengers). Travel time by taxi to Malacca is about 2 hours and private car starts at $120. There is no direct train connnection from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca. Teoretically you can travel by train of KTM Berhad to Tampin and in Tampin you can take a taxi to Malacca. But the tourist buses are faster. Book and buy your bus tickets or taxi to Malacca very easily online and enjoy your trip to Malacca.

How do I get from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca?


1. BUS from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca

    • travel by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca takes about 2-3 hours
    • various comfortable modern tourist buses (air-conditioned, steward, wc, snack…)
    • bus companies to Malacca: StarMart Express, Transnasional MY, Delima Express, KKKL Express, Mayang Sari…
    • one-way bus ticket costs about $3-8/pp, a cheapest way how to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
    • bus stations in Kuala Lumpur – various depart bus stations, check 12go.asia
    • bus stations in Malacca – various arrival bus stations, check 12go.asia (mainly Melaka Sentral)
    • there are also buses from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Malacca
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • this is a top travel route from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca – recommended – book your bus tickets online
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Delima bus from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca (photo: 12go.asia)


2. TAXI / CAR from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca

    • from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca you can also travel by private taxi/minivan/car
    • you can book private taxi or minivan from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca for 9-16 passengers
    • travel by private taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca takes about 2 hours
    • taxi (vehicle, car) to Malacca costs about $120-170 (operated by Asian Overland Services)
    • Book your taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

3. TRAIN from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca?

    • there is no direct train connection from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
    • the nearest railway station is in Tampin (about 40 km from Malacca)
    • from Tampin to Malacca town you can take a taxi or local bus
    • train tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Tampin cost about $6-7/pp (it takes about 2 hours by train)
    • Book your train tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Tampin online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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The Bunk by Olive hostel in Malacca (photo: Agoda). 10 best cheap backpackers hostels in Malacca.
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Grand CT Hotel in Malacca (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels and guesthouses in Malacca.
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Majestic Malacca Hotel (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury 4-5 star hotels + resorts in Malacca.

12go.asia – search and book your tickets, flights online

– 12go sells the train, bus, boat tickets, flights mainly for Thailand (+ tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos…)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Shanghai to Nanjing, Shenzhen to Guangzhou, Beijing to Shanghai…)
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– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Pattaya
– you can use an online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (not in Thailand)
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets in Thailand)
– if you buy train tickets in Thailand over 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand

Baolau – search and book your tickets, flights online

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– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, JetStar Pacific, VietJet Air, Air Asia… in Southeast Asia
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– acceptable online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (recommended – print your ticket)
– read all the information before you book your tickets, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

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Malacca river offers a boat tours in the town.
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In Malacca we can visit various chinese temples.
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Home Sweet Home guesthouse in Malacca.
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Malacca Water Wheel.
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Malacca town at night.


icon-info-circle Faqs + Tips – Travel route from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca:

1️⃣ How to book and buy bus tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca?

    • You can book e-tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can also book another travel route, e.g. Kuala Lumpur > Penang, Malacca > Penang…

2️⃣ How long does it take from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca?

    • Travel by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca takes about 2-3 hours.
    • Travel by train from Kuala Lumpur to Tampin takes about 2 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca takes about 2 hours.

3️⃣ How much does it cost to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca?

    • Travel by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca costs about $3-7/pp.
    • Travel by train from Kuala Lumpur to Tampin costs about $6-7/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca costs about $120-170/car

4️⃣ What is the travel distance from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca?

    • Travel distance from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca is about 150 km by train+bus/bus/taxi.

5️⃣ Is it possible to travel by bus from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Malacca?

    • Yes, you can travel by tourist bus from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Malacca. There are some buses of Transnasional MY from the airport to Malacca, search and book bus tickets on 12go.asia.

Is there a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca?

    • No, there is no flight from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca. It is not possible to travel by plane from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca.

Is there a railway station in Malacca?

    • There is no railway station in Malacca town, but there is a railway station in Tampin (Pulau Sebang). It is the closest railway station to Malacca, about 40 km from the town. There are trains to Kuala Lumpur or to the south of Malaysia.

How to move in Malacca?

    • Malacca is not so large but also not so small, but the best way how to move there is to walk or you can use private taxi.

How to get from Malacca to Singapore?

    • From Malacca you can travel to Singapore. There are tourist buses from Malacca town or trains from Tampin to Woodlands. Travel by bus from Malacca to Singapore takes only about 3-4 hours.

Bus Schedule / Timetable – Kuala Lumpur to Malacca + Bus Tickets:

(FULL BUS SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE)

Bus Schedule - Kuala Lumpur to Malacca

Departs in Kuala Lumpur

Arrival in Malacca

Bus Ticket

Delima Express

09:30

11:45

From $3.00

Delima Express

10:00

12:15

From $3.00

Delima Express

11:00

13:15

From $3.00

Delima Express

12:00

14:15

From $3.00

Delima Express

13:00

15:15

From $3.00

Delima Express

14:00

16:15

From $3.00

Delima Express

15:00

17:15

From $3.00

Delima Express

16:00

18:15

From $3.00

Delima Express

17:00

19:15

From $3.00

Delima Express

18:00

20:15

From $3.00

Delima Express

19:00

21:15

From $3.00

Mayang Sari

07:00

09:12

From $3.00

Mayang Sari

12:00

14:12

From $3.00

Mayang Sari

15:00

17:12

From $3.00

Mayang Sari

18:00

20:12

From $3.00

StarMart Express

23:00

01:15

From $7.00

StarMart Express

00:30

02:40

From $7.00

StarMart Express

07:40

09:55

From $7.00

StarMart Express

08:40

10:50

From $7.00

StarMart Express

10:35

12:45

From $7.00

StarMart Express

11:40

13:55

From $7.00

StarMart Express

14:10

16:20

From $7.00

StarMart Express

15:10

17:25

From $7.00

StarMart Express

16:10

18:20

From $7.00

StarMart Express

17:10

19:20

From $7.00

StarMart Express

18:10

20:20

From $7.00

KKKL Express

07:30

09:42

From $3.75

KKKL Express

08:30

10:42

From $3.75

KKKL Express

09:30

11:42

From $3.75

KKKL Express

10:30

12:42

From $3.75

KKKL Express

11:00

13:12

From $3.75

KKKL Express

11:30

13:42

From $3.75

KKKL Express

12:30

14:42

From $3.75

KKKL Express

13:30

15:42

From $3.75

KKKL Express

14:30

16:42

From $3.75

KKKL Express

15:30

17:42

From $3.75

KKKL Express

16:00

18:12

From $3.75

KKKL Express

16:30

18:42

From $3.75

BOOK TICKET TO MALACCA


icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca + Schedule:

(You can change your departure and arrival, dates… eg. Malacca > Singapore, Malacca > Kuala Lumpur…)


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