If you’re wondering how to get to Melaka, also known as Malacca from Singapore, let me show you how based on my recent experience. I’ll talk about where you can book your bus tickets and answer questions.

How do I get from Singapore to Malacca?

First, you must book bus tickets to travel from Singapore to Malacca. I used Easybook.com simply because it has an app that lets me store my bus tickets on my phone. Other providers are out there, but this is the most convenient app.

When you book bus tickets, you can check the travel timings and pick-up and drop-off options. Note that the bus timings for Melaka are not as often as in Johor Bahru or KL. Last I checked, there were only 8am departure times to Melaka from Singapore. So I picked the 8am slot. You will get an email notification from Easybook, but not the bus company. I was slightly worried when I got no notifications as my trip dates drew near. But thankfully, when the time arrived for my trip, everything went smoothly. The journey takes 3 hours, but if you travel on Fridays or weekends, the journey might take longer because of the traffic jams at the customs.

How much is the bus from Singapore to Malacca?

Since I chose Luxury Coach Service to go to Malacca, I paid $33. You may get more affordable coaches if you choose other providers. I chose Luxury Coach since it departed from Concorde Hotel, which was nearer to me.

Get to Melaka from Singapore
Picture credits: Luxury Coach

Where to board the bus from Singapore to Malacca?

The bus departs from Concorde Taxi Stand. If you’re taking a Luxury Coach and leaving at 8am like me, here’s a tip: there’s nothing to eat around there, so make sure you have a light breakfast before you arrive. Next, there’s a 7-11 if you cross the road on the right and walk slightly north. So you can still buy all the snacks you need.

From Singapore to Malacca
If you are waiting for Luxury Coach to Malacca, you can wait here

You can sit and wait at the hotel right across from the taxi stand. Elsewhere, there aren’t any other places where you can sit and wait. But thankfully the bus arrives at 730am, so you don’t have to wait too long!

How comfortable is Luxury Coach?

Now, you might be wondering. Is Luxury Coach comfortable? I feel that it was pretty comfortable since the seats were relatively new. You can lean back on the chairs, and there’s a footrest below. The bus captain was also very polite. We even had a tour guide when we reached Malacca. The tour guide explained some sights we saw, such as the palm trees and how vital palm oil was as exports to Malaysia.

Bus from Singapore to Malacca
Interior of Luxury Coach

All in all, I’ll recommend booking Luxury Coach through Easybook if you want to travel to Malacca from Singapore.

In my next post, I’ll cover my hotel accommodation so you can decide where to stay in Malacca!

PS: All views are my own. This is a non-sponsored post.


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