You are searching the web, typing How to go to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Singapore the cheapest way (bus). You landed into this blog! Congratulations, you're in the right place, pat in the back. There are multiple ways on how to go to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Singapore. It could be by airplane, train, car or bus. But finding an option on the cheapest way would take much of your time and hence this is the sole reason why this How to go guide is created. So you'll know where to start, what transport to take and what to expect between the two immigration borders until you reach the other side.
It's no longer a secret to anyone in crossing the border the cheapest way, especially for local Singaporeans who frequently visit Johor Bahru, or known as JB for a weekend get away and do makan. And for Malaysians who works in Singapore and goes back to Malaysia during weekends. This guide will a great aid for travelers who visit Singapore and would like to explore it's neighbor country Malaysia by land travel (bus).
By the way here is the guide that you'll surely save your $$$.
WHERE TO START
By any means go to Kranji Station, if you want to cut short your travel in crossing Woodlands-JB Border.
Kranji (NS7) of Singapore's North-South Line is the nearest terminal for buses that goes to Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
WHAT TO TRANSPORT TO TAKE
Just outide Kranji Station, look for that Purple-Orange buses SBS 170.
This bus will take you to Larkin Terminal, the bus hub of Johor Bahru, Malaysia. You may start your journey of this bus from Queen Street Terminal near Bugis Station but it will take a while due to a long route and traffic.
Other option would be Causeway Link CW2(Yellow Buses). As of this writing, one way ticket fare is SGD 1.70 from Kranji Station to Larkin Bus Terminal. Please make sure to keep your bus ticket for inspection.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT IMMIGRATION CHECKPOINT
When the bus stops at Singapore Immigration Checkpoint, carry your baggage as you might riding another 170 buses when exiting Singapore. Exiting the Lion City would be an easy breezy.
If you plan to exit Singapore and enters Malaysia (by Land) during peak hours, weekends, and holidays. Expect for longer queue both on the Immigration checkpoint. If you happen to be last person to get a stamp by the Immigration Officer and the bus leaves you. Don't worry, as other SBS 170 will come for a rescue. Just have to wait for next few minutes and then show your bus ticket.
By now, you are enjoying the scenic view from the bridge that links Singapore to it's neighbor Malaysia.
ON THE MALAYSIAN SIDE
Yes,vehicles would also line up and bus is not an exemption when reaching Malaysian Immigration Checkpoint. It will surely test your patience so be prepared.
It would be same thing in Malaysian Immigration, carry your stuff, queued up and get a chop. Then go down and look for the same bus.
LARKIN BUS TERMINAL
Your journey from Kranji Station will terminate at Larkin Bus Terminal, Johor Bahru. Now you'll see a lots of touts offering bus connections to any state and parts of Malaysia, including the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
You can save your time and secure a convenient seats when you book your tickets online through busonlineticket.com ahead of your departure. If you haven't book online, no worry there are plenty of buses to choose from. The ticket price ranges from 31-50 RM depending on bus companies and time departure.
To give you an idea of how much you can save.
Taking a Direct Bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur - Average is 30 SGD (72 RM )
Taking SG Kranji-Larkin JB -KL - 1.7 SGD (4RM) + 31 RM = 35 RM
From the calculation above you can save as much as 37RM. In which you can buy a snack for two :)
Most of the time Buses going to KL will drop you at TBS-BTS or Pudu Raya Bus Terminal. Which are another Transportation Hub that will connects you to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia.
Let me know if you find this post helpful on your travel to KL from Singapore the Cheapest way
Note: All the Fares quoted in this Trip are based from the time this entry is created 25/10/2013. So it will change without prior notice.