Bus to Malacca

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Malacca (aka Melaka) is a popular destination for many Singaporeans looking to get away for a quick weekend. Visitors from Singapore love Malacca for its famous food, historical sights and more importantly, its proximity.

There are plenty of express bus companies that operate services between Singapore and Malacca. Taking an express bus to Malacca from Singapore will cost between SGD25 and SGD47 for a one-way bus ticket. Typically, the higher price ticket offers more spacious seat and newer VIP coach, also it depends on the pick-up and drop-off locations.

Beside the popular pick-up points at Golden Mile Tower along Beach Road, you may want to consider taking the express bus to Malacca from Bugis: at the Bugis MRT station taxi stand or at the nearby Queen Street Bus Terminal.

Bus Company Singapore
Ticket Price**
707 Inc ‑Queen Street
(near Bugis MRT)
‑Casa De Rio Hotel
‑Estadia Hotel
‑Hatten Hotel
‑Melaka Sentral
Cityline ‑Tampines MRT
‑Serangoon NEX MRT
‑Compass One (Taxi Stand)
‑Jurong East (Venture Ave No.5 Bus Bay)
‑Buona Vista MRT
‑Oasia Novena Hotel
‑Bugis MRT Exit D
‑Casa Del Rio Hotel
‑Hatten Hotel
‑Noble Resort Hotel
‑The Straits Hotel
‑Melaka Sentral
KKKL Express ‑Kovan Hub
‑Tampines MRT
‑Katong V Mall
‑Bugis MRT Exit D
‑Casa Del Rio Hotel
‑Hatten Hotel
‑The Pines Hotel
‑Melaka Sentral
Starmart Express ‑Golden Mile Tower
‑Boon Lay
‑Park Royal Hotel
‑City Plaza
‑Melaka Sentral
‑Mahkota Medical Centre
WTS Travel ‑Our Tampines Hub
‑Singapore Flyers
‑Jurong East
‑Estadia Hotel
‑Hatten Hotel
‑Noble Resort Hotel
‑The Straits Hotel
**The above fares are subjected to changes without notice.

With bus ticket prices already so low, it's best you choose the express bus service that goes straight to your hotel rather than the cheapest one. Here's a couple of websites where you can search for the best timing and buy bus tickets online: BusOnlineTicket.com.

Pick-up and Drop-off at Hotels

For tourists who want the convenience of MRT station in the city and dropping off at the popular hotels in Malacca, you may consider KKKL Express. It offers daily express bus from Bugis MRT Exit D Taxi Stand to Malacca's Casa Del Rio, Hatten Hotel and The Pines Hotel.

Other express bus companies including 707 Inc and WTS Travel offer convenient drop-off at these Malacca hotels: Casa Del Rio Melaka, Estadia Hotel, Noble Resort Hotel, The Straits Hotel and Hatten Hotel(very popular with visitors from Singapore).

Malacca River by Symphonex on flic.kr/p/eQcCNs

However, if those were unavailable or you decided to look for budget accommodation then you may consider other services which bring you to the Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal and cost a little cheaper.

Buses to Melaka Sentral

The express bus services that will go from Singapore to Melaka Sentral bus terminal are:

The city centre is located 4.5km from the Melaka Sentral bus terminal. Take the local bus 17 (at the back of the bus terminal) to Chinatown, Taming Sari, the historical city centre, Mahkota Parade, Melaka Raya and the Portuguese Settlement.

Christ Church Malacca by Tracy Adikarta at unsplash.com/photos/9wwZG17o2Fg

For your return trip, be sure to cross the street before boarding your bus or you might have to endure an unnecessarily long journey (#17 is a loop service, so if you're unsure, you can board it from the same stop at which you alighted).

Taxis are an alternative and affordable option – peak hour fares to Jonker Street from the bus station should cost no more than RM12(S$5).

See & Do

 Photo bt Simple Travel at unsplash.com/photos/QGGb1nXsXQE

Jonker Walk is a hip street in the centre of Chinatown, renowned for its wide variety of clothes and restaurants. Be sure to visit the street's night market on Fridays and Saturdays. The market is a foodie's paradise, with everything from fried carrot cake to fresh egg ice cream.

To read more about "See & Do", click 10 Free Things To Do in Malacca.

Book Your Bus Ticket Online

Find the best timing and compare prices at BusOnlineTicket.com. With online booking you can compare bus fares and select timing from a wide selections of bus operators.

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