How to go → 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 private taxi/car.

1. Bus – K.Lumpur to Malacca
2. Taxi – K.Lumpur to Malacca
3. Train – K.Lumpur to Tampin
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From Kuala Lumpur to Malacca you can travel by direct bus or taxi.

    • The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Malacca (Melaka) is a mere 150 kilometers. Travelers have the option to journey from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca via direct tourist bus or private taxi/car. For budget-conscious tourists, opting for bus travel proves to be the most economical choice, with tickets priced at approximately $2-5 per person and a travel time of about 2-3 hours. Alternatively, travelers can opt for private taxi services, including vehicles or luxury minivans accommodating 9-16 passengers. The travel time by private taxi/car to Malacca is approximately 2 hours, with prices starting at $100-110 per vehicle. While there is no direct train connection from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, travelers can theoretically take a train operated by KTM Berhad to Tampin and then proceed to Malacca via taxi. However, tourist buses typically offer faster travel times. Secure your bus tickets or taxi to Malacca conveniently online and embark on an enjoyable trip to this historical gem. From Malacca, travelers can also journey to Penang in the north of Malaysia via Kuala Lumpur, with available bus, train, or flight options.

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    • The city of Melaka (Malacca) stands as a historical jewel of Malaysia, offering visitors a glimpse into its rich past. Exploring the old town reveals traces of the former Malagasy sultanate, as well as periods of Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonial rule. The city’s vibrant history lends it a unique charm. Malacca (Melaka) serves as an ideal stop for travelers heading south in Malaysia or Singapore. Accommodation options in Malacca range from budget-friendly to luxurious, catering to various preferences. Travelers can choose from three main options to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca: bus, private taxi/car, or a combination of train and bus. While the tourist bus remains a popular choice, direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Malacca are not available. For group travelers, booking a private minivan may be an attractive option. Additionally, from Kuala Lumpur, travelers can also venture to Genting Highlands, a popular tourist and commercial destination near KL.
Transfer Mode – Kuala Lumpur to Malacca: Travel Time Cost Range
Bus 2-3 hours $2-5/pp
Private Car 2 hours $99-170/car
KTM Train to Tampin 2 hours $6-7/pp

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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 to Malacca (air-conditioned, steward, snack…)
    • bus companies to Malacca: StarMart Express, Transnasional MY, Billion Stars, KKKL Express, Mayang Sari…
    • one-way bus ticket costs about $2-5/pp, a cheapest way how to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
    • buses to Malacca depart from TBS Kuala Lumpur bus station and arrive to Melaka Sentral station in Malacca
    • 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 ➜ or Baolau ➜
    • this is a top travel route from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca – recommended – book your bus tickets online
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Bus of Billion Stars from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, bus is the most popular way of transfer (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
    • transport by private taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca takes about 2 hours
    • there is a hotel transfer in Kuala Lumpur if you take a private car
    • taxi (vehicle, car) to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur costs about $100-180/vehicle
    • private taxi companies to Malacca: Asian Overland Services, Daytrip
    • Book your taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca online on 12go.asia ➜
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Taxi/Car from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca (photo: Asian Overland Services, 12go.asia)


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) or Batang
    • from Tampin to Malacca town you can take a taxi or local bus
    • train tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Tampin (or Batang) 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 ➜
    • you can also check Malaysia Railway Map + Malaysia Railway Schedule
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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.

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– acceptable online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (recommended – print your ticket)
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Malacca river offers a boat tours in the town.


❓ FAQ + Tips – Travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca:

1. 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…

2. 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.

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

    • Travel by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca costs about $2-5/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 $99-170/car

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. How to move in Malacca?

    • Malacca is not so large but also not so small, but the best way how to explore this town is to walk or you can use your private taxi. Teoretically you can also rent a bicycle in the town.

9. 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.

10. Where you can also travel from Malacca?

    • You can also travel back to Genting Highlands via Kuala Lumpur. Genting Highlands is about 50 km from Kuala Lumpur and it is a popular tourist and commercial site full of various attractions and fun. You can go there by bus or private taxi/car, there is no train to Genting Highlands.

11. What are the interesting things and facts of Malaysia?

    • In summary, Malaysia encapsulates a harmonious coexistence of diverse elements, weaving together a cultural, culinary, and natural mosaic that captivates visitors. From the modern grandeur of the Petronas Towers to the cultural vibrancy of festivals like Hari Raya and Diwali, Malaysia exemplifies unity in its rich diversity. The culinary extravaganza, with dishes like Nasi Lemak and the cultural significance embedded in traditional games like Wau Bulan, showcases a nation proud of its heritage. Read this article: 15 Interesting Facts about Malaysia.

12. What is the weather in Malaysia and what to expect?

    • The weather in Malaysia varies throughout the year. Generally, Malaysia experiences a tropical climate characterized by high temperatures and humidity. The country has two monsoon seasons—the Southwest Monsoon (May to September) and the Northeast Monsoon (November to March). During the Southwest Monsoon, the western coastal areas, including Kuala Lumpur, may experience heavy rainfall. The Northeast Monsoon brings rain to the eastern coastal areas. However, the interior regions and certain islands can be visited year-round.

13. How expensive is traveling and living in Malaysia?

    • Traveling and living in Malaysia can be relatively affordable. The cost depends on factors like accommodation choices, dining preferences, and recreational activities. Street food and budget accommodations are cost-effective, while luxury options can be pricier. Transportation is reasonably priced, and exploring markets often provides budget-friendly options. Overall, Malaysia offers a range of choices to suit different budgets. Read this article: Prices in Malaysia.

14. What is the food and cuisine in Malaysia?

    • Malaysian cuisine is a tantalizing blend of flavors and cultural influences. Rooted in Malay, Chinese, Indian, and indigenous cooking styles, it offers a diverse range of dishes that cater to various tastes. Street food, such as the iconic Nasi Lemak, Satay, and Roti Canai, is widely celebrated. The use of aromatic spices, herbs, and coconut milk creates a symphony of tastes, making Malaysian food a culinary adventure that reflects the country’s multicultural heritage.

15. What is the currency of Malaysia?

    • The Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) is the official currency of Malaysia, symbolized by RM. It is issued and regulated by the central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia. The ringgit is commonly abbreviated as MYR and is used for everyday transactions across the country. Banknotes and coins in various denominations make up the currency, facilitating both cash and electronic transactions. The exchange rate of the Malaysian Ringgit can be influenced by economic factors, global market conditions, and monetary policies set by the central bank.

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

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Bus Schedule - Kuala Lumpur to Malacca

Departs in Kuala Lumpur

Arrival in Malacca

Bus Ticket

Billion Stars Express

03:00

05:12

From $3.00

Billion Stars Express

15:00

17:12

From $3.00

Billion Stars Express

18:00

20:12

From $3.00

Transnas. MY

12:00

14:00

From $3.00

Transnas. MY

13:30

15:30

From $3.00

Transnas. MY

18:15

20:15

From $3.00

Bus with 707

07:15

09:27

From $3.00

Bus with 707

08:30

10:42

From $3.00

Bus with 707

11:15

13:27

From $3.00

Bus with 707

13:15

15:27

From $3.00

Bus with 707

14:15

16:27

From $3.00

Bus with 707

17:15

19:27

From $3.00

Bus with 707

18:10

20:22

From $3.00

Bus with 707

19:15

21:27

From $3.00

Mayang Sari

10:30

12:42

From $2.00

Mayang Sari

11:30

13:42

From $2.00

Mayang Sari

12:30

14:42

From $2.00

Mayang Sari

13:30

15:42

From $2.00

Mayang Sari

16:30

18:42

From $2.00

Mayang Sari

17:30

19:42

From $2.00

Mayang Sari

18:30

20:42

From $2.00

Mayang Sari

19:30

21:42

From $2.00

Mayang Sari

22:00

00:12

From $2.00

KKKL Express

07:30

09:42

From $3.00

KKKL Express

09:30

11:42

From $3.00

KKKL Express

10:30

12:42

From $3.00

KKKL Express

12:00

14:20

From $3.00

KKKL Express

13:30

15:42

From $3.00

KKKL Express

14:30

16:42

From $3.00

KKKL Express

15:00

17:12

From $3.00

KKKL Express

17:00

19:12

From $3.00

KKKL Express

19:00

21:12

From $3.00

KKKL Express

20:30

22:42

From $3.00

KKKL Express

21:30

23:42

From $3.00

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

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Bus Schedule - Malacca to Kuala Lumpur

Departs in Malacca

Arrival in Kuala Lumpur

KKKL Express

06:45

09:04

KKKL Express

07:30

09:49

KKKL Express

09:00

11:19

KKKL Express

10:30

12:49

KKKL Express

11:30

13:49

KKKL Express

12:30

14:49

KKKL Express

13:30

15:49

KKKL Express

15:00

17:19

KKKL Express

16:00

18:19

KKKL Express

17:30

18:49

KKKL Express

18:30

20:49

KKKL Express

20:00

22:19

KPB Express

07:00

09:19

KPB Express

08:30

10:49

KPB Express

10:00

12:19

KPB Express

11:00

13:19

KPB Express

12:00

14:19

KPB Express

15:00

17:19

KPB Express

18:30

20:49

KPB Express

21:00

23:19

KPB Express

22:00

00:19

Billion Stars

08:30

10:49

Billion Stars

13:00

15:19

Billion Stars

21:00

23:19

Transnasional MY

09:00

13:00

Transnasional MY

12:30

14:40

Transnasional MY

15:30

17:40

Transnasional MY

18:30

21:01

Super Nice Express

09:30

11:49

Mayang Sari

11:45

14:04

Mayang Sari

22:45

01:04

Mayang Sari

23:45

02:04


3 Ways of Transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca:

1. BUS from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
Travel Time About 2-3 hours
Bus Companies StarMart Express, Transnasional MY, Billion Stars, KKKL Express, Mayang Sari…
Ticket Fare About $2-5/pp
Departure Point TBS Kuala Lumpur bus station
Arrival Point Melaka Sentral station in Malacca
Buses also available from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Malacca
2. TAXI / CAR from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
Transport Private taxi / minivan / car
Capacity 9-16 passengers
Travel Time About 2 hours
Additional Service Hotel transfer in Kuala Lumpur (with private car)
Taxi Fare About $100-180/vehicle
Private Taxi Companies Asian Overland Services, Daytrip
3. TRAIN from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
Direct Connection No
Nearest Railway Stations Tampin (about 40 km from Malacca) or Batang
Transportation Options Taxi or local bus from Tampin to Malacca town
Train Ticket Fare About $6-7/pp

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