How to travel by bus in Malaysia


Travel by bus is one of the cheapest transportation modes in Malaysia. And on top of that, it is the best way to find most about this country. On your journey, you will meet many local people, see beautiful country side and culture. 

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There are more than 100 bus companies operate throughout Malaysia. And the buses route connected to cities and towns, all over Malaysia via integrated networking road system. Among the most popular route are from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Genting Highlands and from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Cameron Highlands.

Other popular routes from where the bus starts are Penang, Johor, Malacca, Ipoh and Kuantan

How to plan your travel by bus?

To travel by bus, you have to plan in advance, understand location of your destination and the bus route. Start your plan with identifying from where you are and where you want to go. To illustrate, how can you plan your journey, we refer to a few key departure points, from:

Kuala Lumpur
• Singapore
• Penang
• Malacca
• Pahang

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

KLIA is the main gateway for tourists to come to Malaysia. It’s connected to Kuala Lumpur City Center with ERL (Express Rail Link), taxis and shuttle bus services.

From KLIA, the shuttles buses direct to two (2) main terminals in Kuala Lumpur:

Pudu Sentral – by Starshuttle
KL Sentral – by Skybus and Aerobus

Other destinations you can get from KLIA: Genting Highlands, Johor, Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru, Muar, Malacca, Perak, Bidor, Ipoh, Sitiawan, Teluk Intan, Selangor, Klang, Petaling Jaya.

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From Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the hub for the bus services and has the most number of bus terminals in Malaysia. There are four (4) main terminals in Kuala Lumpur as follows:

  •  Puduraya Central (for Northbound buses)
    • Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (for Southbound buses)
    • Duta Bus Terminal (for North & East Coast of Malaysia buses)
    • Pekeliling Bus Terminal (for East Coast of Malaysia buses)

Beside the main terminals, there are another 5 supporting terminals in Kuala Lumpur at the following locations:

  • Chinatown Petaling Street
    • Jalan Imbi Bukit Bintang (Berjaya Times Squares)
    • 1 Utama, Bandar Utama
    • Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar
    • Lot 1B, Shoplex, Mont Kiara

From Kuala Lumpur you can get to 10 states of Peninsular Malaysia with more than 68 destinations including Singapore and Thailand.

From Singapore

Malaysia receives millions of tourists from Singapore every year. One of the popular transportation modes to visit Malaysia is via express buses. The Singapore to Malaysia route or vice versa are very popular and high in demand. If you plan to travel from Singapore, find out a few popular departure points in Singapore:

  • Boon Lay and Katong V Mall
    • City Plaza
    • Golden Mile Complex
    • Queen Street
    • Textile Centre
    • The Plaza
Bus from Malaysia to Singapore and vice versa (via pointswithacrew)

Among the top express bus service providers based on commuters’ choice include: –

  • 707 Inc
    • Eltabina
    • Golden Coach Express
    • Luxury Coach
    • Nice
    • Sri Maju
    • The One Travel & Tour

From Singapore, you can get to 11 states of Peninsular Malaysia with more than 87 destinations (cities/towns) including Thailand.

From Pulau Pinang

Departure Stations (Arrival points)

Bukit Mertajam  – 8
Butterworth – 33
Penang – 33
Penang Ferry Terminal – 1
Sungai Nibong – 18

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