is the most inexpensive mode of travel in Malaysia
between states and it is terrific for the budget conscious.
Many Malaysian travel between major towns by bus. There are usually
two bus terminals in major towns, one for express buses (travel
between states or inter state coaches) and one for local buses.
Many express buses operate daily between major towns from
Johor Bahru/Singapore to Kangar/Bukit Kayu Hitam (and even up to
are various classes of express buses (all air-conditioned) ranging
from the economy 40-seater to the luxury/executive class 24-seat bus
(three seats per row). It is advisable to select an express bus that
stops at rest areas along the expressways as there are better and
cleaner toilet facilities and amenities at these rest kiosks. Most
express buses stop at Alor Setar, Sungai Petani, Butterworth, George
Seremban, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu and Kota
Bahru in peninsular Malaysia
usually at least three to more express buses per day (morning,
afternoon and night) travelling from one major town to another on
the west coast of the peninsular.
Buses to Singapore and
Thailand There are
express buses, coaches and tour buses coming into Malaysia from
Daily buses to Singapore is available from all major town on the
west coast. From Melaka, there is a bus every hour going right into
Singapore. More buses are also available from Kuala Lumpur.
Thailand, daily buses may just end in
Penang. Check tour agents in the region.
How to travel from
Thailand to Malaysia here)
Local buses takes
you within a major town or city and also to towns usually within the state.
This is the most economical mode of travel but waiting time for some
destinations may be long.
Bus fares per km are fixed by the government.
Buses from KLIA to the city
Airport coaches KLIA/KL/KLIA - coaches from and to KLIA and
City Liner - to KLIA from Seramban and Nilai
TAXIS and Ride Hailing Services
are readily available at airports and bus or railway terminals.
Taxis that operate between towns (referred to as ‘outstation’
taxis) usually slap a fixed fare on each passenger and will take
four passengers per trip. Taxis operating within the town or city
limits (‘local’ taxis) are usually available at designated taxi
stands/stations in small towns but in major cities, such as
they can be hailed along any road. Although all local taxis are
fixed with meters, not all taxis will use them (except in KL or PJ).
Ask for the fare before you start your journey.
Ride Hailing Services -
Most Malaysians now prefer to travel place to place within the towns
and cities (or to nearby places) by e-hailing car services. The most
common, and availabel in most places in Malaysia is GRAB. Just
download the apps to these services and register to use. payment can
be by cash, card or e-wallet.
Here are other ride-hailing
alternatives to Grab:
MyCar, EzCab, MULA, DACEEE, Riding Pink,