Buses to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thinking of taking a bus to Kuala Lumpur? Better think again. Here’s one good option and many bad ones.
Aerolines: The Way To Go
There are budget choices and there are luxury choices. If you take the bus, choose a luxury bus, as it doesn’t cost much more and it’s a lot more comfortable. Aeroline costs RM 79 from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. For the money you get a comfortable seat, a meal (choice of vegetarian or non-veggie in advance), a drink and an entertainment system in the seat back – which wouldn’t be great for a long haul but is fine for this length of journey. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The journey takes 5 to 6 hours, and usually (but not always) includes a stop at a Malaysian service station for a toilet break and refreshments. The view can be a bit dull from the bus – miles and miles of palm plantation – so bring a book or something to entertain yourself.
The start/end points are Corus Hotel, Jalan Ampang, KL and Harbourfront Centre, Singapore. It’s not as quick as the plane, but it is comfortable and considerably cheaper, especially now the KL Ekspres has nearly doubled in price.
AVOID the following bus lines: Golden Coach, Pacific Express, Nice Bus, Lionstar Express, Transtar, StarMart/Konsortium/GoldStar/Billion Star/Alisan (Joint venture), Causeway Link
Save time and hassle and fly to Kuala Lumpur on an air bus. Take Air Asia to fly to Kuala Lumpur and Tiger Airways to go back to Singapore. Air Asia and Tiger Airways are air buses, making it very affordable to cross the country anytime.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews buses to Kuala Lumpur.