How To Reach Malaysia


By Flight

Although Johor Bahru (JB) and Pulau Penang are having international connections, gateway to the Peninsular Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur city. Singapore is holding several international connections working as handy departure and arrival points for Malaysia Airlines, its central airline of Malaysia but with it, there is Firefly and Air Asia flights also that are quiet reasonable and offer flights to India, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Europe, and Australia from KL.

Weekly also there are flights between Pontianak and Kuching in Indonesia (Kalimantan) as well as between Tarakan in Kalimantan and Tawau in Sabah.

Given below are few airlines providing air place facility from Malaysia’s International Airport like:

One can fly from Kota Kinabalu and KL to Bandar Seri Begawan because the variation in exchange rates will be much cheap.

Flights between Phnom Penh and KL are there with Air Asia, Royal Phnom Penh Airways, and Malaysia Airlines.

It is a short trip to Medan in Sumatra from Pulau Penang though the lowest cost connections to Java are from Singapore. Weekly flights are also available between Pontianak in Kalimantan (Indonesia) and Kuching as well as between Tarakan in Kalimantan and Tawau in Sabah.

Travellers to Malaysia can fly with Air Asia or Malaysia Airlines from Kota Kinabalu/KL to Manila/Cebu.

Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines have regular services to KL. The Malaysia Airlines connects Singapore to Penang and Langkawi also.

Several flights are there between Kota Kinabalu or KL and Bangkok and between Koh Samui with Penang and Phuket.

Vietnam Airlines and Malaysia Airlines operate flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from KL. Air Asia also runs flights to Hanoi from KL.

By Bus

Enjoy Holidays in Malaysia By Bus.

The selection of right place in your holidays is a great thing to enjoy with your family and friends. There is a huge list of beautiful places in the whole world, but one of them is most beautiful country is Malaysia. If you are coming for the purpose to Explore Malaysia by bus then it is quite easy for you because Malaysia is famous for his out class transport. Kuala Lumpur is most beautiful and very famous city of Malaysia; this is also a capital city of Malaysia. The population of that city is increasing about 8.5 million people.

The most famous and very interesting things are here like Marcela Square and china town and twin tower etc. If you are coming to Malaysia to explore its beauty than it is possible with its great transport and taxi and rental car service. The conditions of buses are out classed with luxury seats. You can easily travel within the Malaysia in less rent to Explore Malaysia by bus. The currency is Malaysian Ringgit which is used in whole Malaysia. The main advantage of bus in Malaysia is that all the main cities have their own bus station. By these bus stations you can easily determine your way. Some new and luxury buses charge extra rent due to its high quality transport.

Most popular and beautiful routes are by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and Cameron highlands and Kuantan, the whole distance is 700 to 800 km. Some local buses are also providing good facilities for some middle class peoples. The beautiful hill stations with luxury roads increase your interest and make your travel history. Preparation is a good thing for travelling in anywhere as it will for sure help you save your time and cash. You can book your seats and hotels in advance by using internet. These methods allow you to enjoy your travel in Malaysia without any tension.

The largest Bus Tickets Portal/Online Coach- Malaysia & Singapore.

  • Easibook, +65 6333 1948. Several bus companies have partnered with easibook that offers online booking of express buses and luxurious coach tickets to Malaysia from Singapore and within Malaysia.

Major bus operators include:

  • Aeroline, +65 62588800. Aeroline is a posh bus that comes with power sockets, lounge area and meal. Aeroline offers bus from Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya to and fro Harbour Front Centre at Singapore.
  • CitiExchange Express, +65 6398 1216. Focus to offer fast bus service from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highland and Malacca. Above and beyond, CityExchange Express also sells air tickets as well as tour packages to bordering countries.
  • City Express, +606 953 5988. City Express are luxury coaches that function through Malaysia as they offer daily bus trips between Singapore and KL as well as from Singapore to and fro Malacca, bus from Malacca and Johor, KL and Johor etc.
  • First Coach, +65 68222111. First Coach Buses have good legroom for one to rest. The buses usually departs from Singapore Novena Square (Novena MRT) via the 2nd link and will drop off their passengers at Bangsar LRT Kuala Lumpur.
  • Golden Coach, +65 6392 3623. Golden Coach is the solitary express bus operator that provides express bus service from Singapore to Malaysia Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
  • Hasry, +65 6294 9306. Hasry Travel is based in Singapore and it offers nonstop journey of bus from Singapore to and fro Batu Pahat and Muar, Johor.
  • JB Transliner, +607 557 8990. JB Transliner offers non-stop bus from Johor to various places such as bus from Johor to Genting Highlands and much more!
  • Konsortium Malaysia, 02-63925000. Konsortium Bas Ekspres Semenanjung is bus services to almost all destinations in Malaysia such as KL, Penang, Melaka, Johor, Kedah, Hatyai and much more!
  • Konsortium, +65 6392 3911. Recognised travel agency in Singapore that offers numerous tour packages as well as express and charter bus services.
  • KPB / Greenland Express, +604-3326815. Offers express buses service with experienced and well-trained work force, to provide customers with the fastest, safest and most relaxed long journey bus transport service all through main cities in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Lapan Lapan, +65 6392 2188. They have quite a nice SVIP fleet of light cyan and orange coaches that specialize in the route among Ipoh, KL and Singapore. Lapan Lapan also has a branch positioned in Jalan Bendahara, Ipoh, Perak Malaysia.
  • Luxury Tours & Travel, +65 6733 2808. Concentrating on the sophisticated end fair of travelling. Luxury Tours and Travel have a quite a good number of luxurious high-deck coaches waging amid Singapore as well as KL and Malacca.
  • Newsia Express, +604 261 5558. Offers bus services with more than 30 trips per day from Sungai Nibung Terminal and Penang’s Prangin Mall (Komtar) and terminuses in nationwide Malaysia and Singapore.
  • NICE, +65 62389825. Nice Coach is meant for upper middle class passengers comprising business travellers and senior working executives.
  • Plusliner, +603 40477878. Particularly intended coaches that will ensure all the safety requirements whereas the deco reveals the vibrant spirits and young. Plusliner is also one of the first to provide a exclusive seating arrangement selection with its solo or couple seater options.
  • Prestij Dinasti, +603 62016917. One of the coach agents in Puduraya Bus Terminal. Prestij DInasti is also the sole agents for Economy Express, Supernice Grassland, and others.
  • S&S International, +603-40416789. One of the well-known express bus companies in Malaysia that operates in almost all the cities in the west coast of Malaysia such as KL, JB, Penang and much more.
  • Seni Budaya. They offer their passengers with the fastest, safest as well as most relaxed extensive ride bus transportation service through all main cities in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Sri Maju, +605 2535367. Sri Maju has more than 14 direct branches and the tickets are sold almost everywhere in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Further providing coach service, they have now expanded to operate tours. They provide tour packages to Ipoh, Genting Highlands and Singapore.
  • Starmart Express, +605 8475055. The most well-known bus company in Taiping (Simpang) that offers daily express bus service from Taiping to Kuala Lumpur (KL), Kuantan, Genting Highland, Butterworth, Singapore, Kuala Terengganu and many other places.
  • Super Nice, +604 3312966. Super Nice has more than 30 units of first class 24-seat Super VIP air-conditioned express buses attached with one hundred over experienced comfortable long journey bus as well as well-trained work force, to offer travellers with the fastest, safest and most transport service through all main cities in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Transnasional, +603 40477878. Transnasional offers bus services to almost 200 terminuses to all major capitals and towns with 1,000 daily departures through Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Transtar, +65 62999009. Specifying in coach travel and tours, Transtar has been aiding customers since 1994. Transtar is the prime express coach company to achieve the ISO standard of excellence certification.
  • WTS Travel & Tours, +65 6467 8558. Offering Singapore local bus services such as coach chartering, workers transport, local tours, local tourist transport, and outbound tours.

Thailand – There are many companies operating services from KL and other Malaysian cities to southern Thialand’s Hat Yai, where direct connections will be available to different Thai destinations and Bangkok.

Brunei – Direct buses are not there into Brunei. However, buses are there from Limbang and Miri going towards border where connections are there to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Indonesia – There are direct buses operating between Kuching in Sarawak and Pontianak in West Kalimantan.

Basically, the more one invests, the faster as well as more comfortable their trip would be.

By Train

From/to Thailand: There are direct sleeper train services that are operated by State Railway of Thailand [13] connecting Bangkok and Butterworth that is near Malaysia’s Penang, while the Keretapi Tanah Melayu that is Malaysian Railways [14] running trains between Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Hat Yai (Thailand). Both the trains would cross the border at Padang Besar where Malaysia and Thai immigration formalities are done conveniently in the station. A lesser used eastern route is there to Thai border town Sungai Kolok to Hat Yai but there aren’t any trains to nearby station in Malaysia at Wakaf Bahru (near to Kota Bharu).

To and From Singapore: Singapore is southern terminus of Malayan Railway network. Overnight comfortable sleeper trains connect Tumpat near Kota Bharu and KL with Singapore. Tickets bought at Singapore station will be twice more costly as compared to when you purchase them in Malaysia; travellers can save some amount of money if they take a train from Johor Bahru. The next option is purchasing tickets online at much cheaper rates but you’ll have to book them at least 48 hours prior.

By Road

Possibility of land crossings are from Singapore and southern Thailand into peninsular Malaysia and from Brunei and Kalimantan into Sarawak. An IDP (international drivers permit) is needed. View respective state or city pages for more information.

Brunei – The important crossings are at the Sungai Tujoh on Sarawak, Miri to the Bandar Seri Begawan road (Brunei) and Kuala Lurah-Tedungan checkpoint that is utilized for traffic travel between Limbang in Sarawak and Bandar Seri Begawan. One can also get access to Temburong district in Brunei through road from the Limbang via Pandaruan checkpoint as well as Lawas through Trusan.

Indonesia – Important crossing is at Tebedu-Entikong checkpoint on main Kuching-Pontianak road. Several other small border crossings that the locals use are necessarily not opened for foreigners.

Singapore – The 2 crossings are Causeway that link Johor Bahru with the Woodlands in Singapore as well as Malaysia-Singapore 2nd link that links Johor’s Tanjung Kupang with Singapore’s Tuas. See Johor Bahru Get in the section as well as Singapore Get in the section for other details.

Thailand – International checkpoints include the Wang Kelian and Pdang Besar in Perlis, the Bukit Kayu Hitamin kedah, Rantau Panjang in Kelantan, and Pengkalam Hulu in the Perak.

By Boat

Ferries connect different points in the Malaysian Peninsular with Indonesia’s Sumatra and Sarawak in southern Thailand with Brunei, and Sabah with the East Kalimantan in the Indonesia as well as Mindanao in Philippines. You will find luxury cruises running from Singapore and Phuket in Thailand to Malaysia sometimes.

Brunei – There is daily ferries between Lawas in Sarawak and Labuan Island and Muara Ferry Terminal in Brunei. Speedboats usually in the morning time run between Limbang, Sarawak and Bandar Seri Begawan jetty also.

Indonesia – The important jumping-off spot from Indonesia are Riau Islands of Bintan, Karimun, and Batam; Medan, Pekanbaru, and Dumai on Sumatra mainlands and Nunukan in the East Kalimantan. Ferries also link Batam with the Batu Pahat and the Johor Bahru; Johor Bahru to Bintan; Batu Pahat as well as Kukup in Johor to Karimun; Muar, Malacca in Johor, port Klang and Port Dickson (in the Negeri Sembilan) with Dumai; Malacca with Pekanbaru. Every day ferries are there for linking Nunukan with the Tawau in Sabah. Small crossing links are also there between Batu Pahat and Bengkalis; Malacca and Muar in Johor and Sumatra; and in North Sumatra, Tanjung Balai Asahan with Port Klang, port for Kuala Lumpur.

Philippines – Ferries will be running between Sabah, Sandakan and Zamboanga.

Singapore – Regular passenger boats will run between Pengerang and Changi Point, between Sebana Cover Resort and Tanah Merah, and between Tanjung Belungkor and Changi, all these in Johor.

Thailand – 4 ferries run daily between Kuah on Langkawi, Malaysia and Tammalang at Satun. Vehicle ferries also operate in between Pengkalan Kubur in Malaysia’s Kelantan and Ban Taba near to Tak Bai in the Narathiwat province while passenger boats will run between Bukit Bunga in Kelantan and Ban Buketa in the Narathiwat province.

On Foot

One can walk in and out of Thailand at the Wang Kelian as well as Bukit Kayu Hitam (kedah), Rantau Panjang (Kelantan), Pengkalan Hulu (Perak), and Padang Besar. However, now it is illegal to cross Causeway by foot from Singapore (Jan 2009).