Transportation to Malacca
By Bus, By Train, By Taxi, By Boat, By Air
Malacca is located towards the Southern-West of Peninsular
Malaysia, roughly 150 km away from Kuala Lumpur . There are a few
ways to get there, but flying is not an option as there are no airports
in Malacca. You'll have to go through either the Kuala Lumpur International
Airport or Johor Bahru Airport first if you're coming from overseas.
Other than that, travel is convenient through bus or taxi.
Travelling by bus is the mode of transportation favoured by most
people as there are many bus companies making quite a few trips
at different times to various destinations in Malaysia every day.
Moreover, it is relatively cheaper than driving.
From Puduraya Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur, you can choose from several
operators to ride a bus down to Malacca. Bookings can be made very
easily, usually on the day itself. But it is still rather risky
to try to get tickets a few hours before your scheduled departure
and passengers are advised to book their tickets at least a day
Lumpur - Melaka(Malacca)
Melaka / Singapore via Johor
Adult: Melaka/Singapore RM8.50 to RM11.00
Child: Melaka/Singapore RM4.30 to RM5.50 To Johor the costs are slightly less.
8 am to 6 pm. (hourly)
|Melaka / Seremban (Express)
| 7 am to 7.30 pm (hourly)
|Melaka / Ipoh / Taiping and Butterworth (Express National)
|| Prices vary according to disytance travelled. They start at RM13 to RM21.40 for adults and slightly less for children.
|| 9 am and 10 am daily
|Melaka / Segamat / Kuantan (Cepat Express)
|| Adult: RM5 and RM11
Child: RM2.50 and RM5.50 depending on the distance travelled.
| 8.30 am and 2 pm daily
|Melaka / Kuala Terengganu / Kota Bahru
Adult:RM19 - RM29
Child: RM9.50 - RM15 depending on distance travelled
7.30 pm ONLY
Please Note: Changes to fares and time schedules are at the discretion of the bus/coach operators. The time schedule and fares provided by journeymalaysia.com acts only as a guide. Please contact the operators for most updated information.
Riding the railway is probably the slowest mode of transportation to Malacca but it is also the most relaxing and scenic. While on the train, you can admire the rural countryside at a pleasant pace. However, the train does not stop at Malacca City as it does not have a station; the nearest one is at Tampin, about 38 kilometres to the north of Malacca City. Not to worry though, there are buses and the ever-ready taxis at your disposal to get you to town. Call the Tampin railway station at this number: +6 (0)6 441 1034 if you'll like to find out more information.
Taxi drivers are always ready to take prospective passengers on long distance trips, provided they make enough for the return trip and their efforts. The taxi station in Malacca is just opposite the local bus station. It is unlikely that a taxi will leave for an outstation destination without having a full load of passengers, so the best option if you want to go by taxi would be to hire the whole vehicle. True, it costs much, much more than the buses but it is also lots more convenient and comfortable and certainly, you will have more privacy than traveling on a bus.
For more information on taxi services (air-conditioned ) to major city destinations, please call: +606.284.7163
And you can rent a car from operators in Kuala Lumpur and pay a deposit besides the daily rates. Utterly convenient, having your own ride means you are the master of your own schedule in Malacca. From Kuala Lumpur, just follow the signboards on the North-South Highway towards Seremban and then Malacca to get there. Traffic in Malacca is relatively easy compared to Penang or Kuala Lumpur but be warned that there are many one-way roads.
By Road (motoring)
By Road (motoring) Melaka's roads are excellent and driving around is a leisurely experience. The road network covers 797km (495 miles) in an area of about 1,659 sq km (649 sq miles). Melaka has one of the highest road mileage per sq mile in the Federation of Malaysia.
To drive on the road, you are required to have an international driving permit or a valid driving license issued by the government of any nation party to the Geneva Convention 1926 and 1949.
All roads in Malaysia are left-hand drive. On the highways, you can only stop your car on the shoulder of the road. Recommended speed limits: flat areas - 80 to 100km/hour (50 to 62 miles/hour); hilly areas - 60 to 80km/hour (37 to 50 miles/hour); mountainous areas - 40 to 60 km/hour (25 to 37 miles/hour). At roundabouts or circuses, the driver on the right has the right of way. International traffic signs are used. The road signs in the national language include:
| Contact No.
|Anna Rent A Car
|Avis Rent A Car
|Hawk Rent A Car
|Shamus Car Rental
| Contact No.
|Auto Route Travel
|| 06-282 3776
Daily ferries run to and from Dumai and Pekanbaru in Sumatra, Indonesia. All ferries leave from theHarbourMaster's jetty (Jeti Shahbandar) at Taman Melaka Raya near the Maritime Museum. Malacca Town Bus No. 17 (Green) goes near the Harbour Master's jetty which is just down the road from the Red Square.
** At least two ferries daily. Operated by Tunas Rupat Follow Me Express. Tel: +60-6-2832506, +60-6-2832516 in Melaka, +62-765-31398 in Dumai.
**At least one ferry daily. Operated by Tunas Rupat Follow Me Express. Tel: +60-6-2832506, +60-6-2832516 in Melaka, +62- 761-858-777 in Pekanbaru
Air The Melaka (Malacca) Airport is situated about 9 km from the city. It has a small landing strip and caters only to smaller aircraft such as the Fokker Friendship. Every Friday, there is a flight to Pekan Baru, Sumatra. There are also regular air services between Melaka and Singapore and Melaka and Ipoh. From the city, you can get to the airport by taxi or bus.