SINGAPORE TO MALAYSIA - Air
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Travel Essentials Singapore-Malaysia
Before travelling to Malaysia and Singapore or
cross the Malaysia-Singapore border, check visa
and custom requirements for both sides of the
border. Your passport must be valid for at
least 6 months and fill in the required
departure forms (white card).
: Trafficking in illegal drugs carries the mandatory death
penalty in Malaysia and Singapore.
Thousands of Malaysians and Singaporeans crosses
the Singapore-Malaysia border daily, so be
prepared for long queues and crowds during
public holidays and school holidays, and even the
start and end of working hours daily. Book your
travel tickets and
travel tips :
Check for $0 or
RM0 air fare offered by
Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia, during their promotion
periods or off peak seasons. Offers are only for
online booking - check Airlines
booking tips : Compare rates
from multiple websites before booking. Use free hotel
View from Fullerton Hotel,
Gardens By the Bay, Singapore
Border crossings between Singapore
- Malaysia border checkpoint
crossings with customs and immigration:
Changi Airport -
flying worldwide and from Singapore to
Flights from Singapore flies to KLIA or other
international airports in Malaysia. Changi
has 4 Terminals currently in operation,
i.e. Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and
Selatar Airport - scheduled/chartered flights from
Singapore to Tioman island (Malaysia) and Batam (Indonesia).
Johor-Singapore Causeway link from
Woodlands checkpoint (Singapore) to Johor Bahru city, Johor
(Malaysia), by road (and rail). A major crossing
which is very crowded during morning & evenings
(before and after office hours); expect very long queue during
public holidays of either countries. Local buses
(SBS and Causeway link bus) use this route. #
Second link at Tuas,
Singapore - road links to the North-south (PLUS or toll) expressway
in Johor - by road; most express coaches/ buses (that travel to
major towns in Malaysia) that travel out of JB, travel this route.
Railways - Woodlands (Singapore) to Johore
railway station you can travel to KL, until Padang Besar and on Thai
railways up to Bangkok. #
Ferry terminals and checkpoints
- from Singapore to JB: Changi Point Ferry Terminal (CPFT) at
Lorong Bekukong and Tanah
Merah terminal. minor crossing
Singapore Cruise Centre,
Harbour Front Centre, at Maritime Square - for cruise ships going to
Port Klang, Penang, Kuching or Langkawi.
Note: denoted by # - major crossings
used by Malaysians and Singaporeans
Other border crossings into Malaysia:
From Malaysia to Thailand
From Malaysia to Indonesia
Fly direct from Singapore to
Kuala Lumpur (KL),
Penang or Langkawi or East Malaysia and travel to other parts of Malaysia. Or fly from
Johor Bahru (just across the
border from Singapore) and connect to other states in Malaysia. Daily flights from KL takes you to other parts of Malaysia (domestic airports) - in
West Malaysia and East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak). Air tickets purchased in Malaysia may be cheaper compared to that from Singapore, because you pay in
the Ringgit (Singapore$1 is around RM2.50). If you travel by Malaysia's
budget airline (Air Asia) you may get a much lower fare if you book online
Budget air - Check for flight deals from Air Asia,
Tiger Air, Jetstar and Firefly flying
from Singapore to KLIA2 or other parts
of Malaysia! Air asia flies from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore to
Kuching and Singapore to Kota Kinabalu.
Airports in Singapore
is where all flights to and from
Singapore lands and takes off. There are
four (4) terminals (Terminal 1, Terminal
2, Terminal 3, Terminal 4) currently in operation,
so before flying, check where your
airline flies to or from the Changi
Transport from Changi airport:
Singapore airport shuttle service,
Several airlines fly from
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur daily. Major airlines
Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia and Singapore
Airlines. Besides KLIA (Kuala Lumpur), these airlines flies to other Malaysian airports - Penang, Kuching, Langkawi, etc.
You can buy tickets online from Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Singapore
Air Asia, Scoot, SilkAir, Jetstar and others fly
daily between Malaysia and Singapore
Singapore Airlines: You can fly with SIA daily to any of
Malaysia's International Airports (see above). The most popular
route is the Singapore to Penang service. Book early especially during the
Malaysia - Singapore school holidays. Website:
Contact nos: Singapore- +65 6223 8888 (24 hours call
centre); Kuala Lumpur - 603-8776 6425 (airport)
603-2692 3122 (reservations)
Daily Flights from Singapore to:
KLIA, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching
Booking tips: Before booking
your flight, check flight offers
and compare air prices for flights to and from Singapore
from online flight booking website and airlines:
Asia Airlines and airport links
transport in Malaysia
OR to any part of
SingapORE TO ANYWHERE IN MALAYSIA
Flying from KLIA or other parts of Malaysia to
You can fly to any of the domestic and
International Malaysian airports from Singapore daily. The main
air shuttle route with more than one flight daily are KL-Singapore, KL-Penang,
KL-Kuching. These routes (several flights daily) are served by
Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air Asia, Jetstar
and Tiger Air. To get cheap airfare, book online on Air
Asia flies, Jetstar, FireFly or Tiger Air which flies from Singapore to KLIA beginning
1st Feb 2008!
Senai International Airport
from Johor (Senai Airport, Malaysia)
Johor is just
adjacent to Singapore and many Malaysians go to
Singapore by flying to Johor, then cross over to Singapore by road (linked by the
causeway to Singapore). This is because flights between
Malaysian airports are usually cheaper.
In Johore, you
can also fly to other parts of Malaysia
on Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Fire Fly or AirAsia. For MAS you can check-in at Senai
Airport or at their Singapore office (be there at least 3-4 hours before flying
time). Beware: The causeway may be jammed at certain times of the day when workers
travel to and from work and on public holidays.
To fly by budget airline such as AirAsia
or FireFly (low cost airline by MAS), you have to check-in at the Senai airport in Johor ---
catch the airport coach at the Johor Bahru city bus terminal (Terminal Sentral Kotaraya) at least
hours before flying. If you travel from Singapore start 3-4 hrs from
Where to Stay
can drive across to Malaysia through the causeway or through the second
link. However, it is a hassle to drive from Malaysia into Singapore if you do not
know the many road payment requirements in Singapore.
some payment to be made by prepaid cards, etc. , so be prepared. It is easier to take a taxi
into Singapore, though
From Singapore, the causeway take you into the heart of
city. The second link bypasses the city JB and takes you in into the
toll/ PLUS expressway that passes through the length of the Malaysian peninsular,
and this expressway goes up to the Malaysia-Thai border (a good option if you are not
visiting Johor Bahru).
Road to Malaysia from Singapore
Causeway links to Johor Bahru city centre. Drive
through the city to join the plus expressway following
the signboards which shows 'Lebuhraya PLUS'. Johor-Singapore
Causeway, built in 1923, is a 1,056 metre causeway that links Johore
Bahru (Johor), Malaysia to Woodlands, Singapore. This link, across the
Straits of Johor serves as a road, rail and pedestrian link, and also
carries water piping line into Singapore. Over 60,000 vehicles crosses
the causeway daily. This link goes into the heart of Johor Bahru city
centre and joins
the Federal highway. Beware of massive traffic jams at this causeway
during the holiday season and even weekends. Thousands cross the JB to
Singapore causeway daily.
Word of caution: The new custom and
immigration terminal at JB is a MESS of confusion -
creating bottle neck jam especially for vehicles, so
Second Link - linking Singapore highway direct to the PLUS expressway
(toll highway) bypassing the city.
Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura or
Tuas Second Link), of 1,920 m length, opened in January 1998. This
bridge from Johor to Singapore was built to reduce traffic congestion at
the causeway. It is a dual-three lane carriageway linking Kampong Ladang,
Tanjung Kupang in Johor to Tuas, Singapore. Most coaches from Singapore to
Malaysia uses this link. (Second link website:
Malaysia 's Expressway: The Plus
expressway or North-south expressway, a highway that takes you from Johor-Singapore
border right to the Malaysia-Thai Border, cuts through all states on the west
coast of peninsular Malaysia.
expressway (toll expressway) is a road link from Johor to
Kedah at the Malaysia-Thai border
- Malaysia-Singapore link
Trunk Roads: Or federal roads is a system
of well-paved roads that also cuts through every
state and links towns and villages in Malaysia
to the expressway.
Roads in Malaysia
Driving: Malaysia & Singapore follows the British system of
driving on the left side of the road. Its easy to drive into Malaysia with your
own car. You need only your passport, a completed entry/departure form and
pay by cash. On the Singapore side, Singapore-registered cars have to
comply with payments and petrol tank requirements. Just be prepare
for road signs in the Malay language.
But to enter Singapore
using a foreign-registered vehicle, be sure
you know details of the requirements, or you will be stuck there.
Foreign-registered vehicles must pay two charges. Pay toll charges using a Singapore cash card
(cash may not be accepted) on
arrival and departure at Tuas checkpoint and on departure only at
You also have to pay VEP fees upon departure at both Tuas and Woodlands
Checkpoints. (VEP – Vehicle Entry Permit). It is not
advisable to drive into Singapore unless you know about all the payment
other requirements and details, check:
Land Transport Authority Singapore - motoring guide.
If you are travelling through Malaysia to
Thailand, check how to travel
from Malaysia to Thailand
in Singapore and Johor Bahru crosses the border (causeway) daily. Not all
taxis crosses the border, so phone the taxi companies to check. You have
to book the taxi when in Singapore. In Johor Bahru, Johore taxis to Singapore
at the Sentral Kotaraya bus terminal or the airport. You can also travel from the airport to any
other parts of Singapore.
It is much cheaper to take the taxi to the customs
checkpoint on both sides of the causeway and take the bus through the
causeway (from checkpoint to checkpoint) than to take a taxi across the
Malaysia-Singapore border. But be prepared with loose change of the
BUS OR COACH
Buses to JB, Malaysia - There
are many buses plying the route Malaysia-Singapore daily through
Johor. Singapore Bus Service
(SBS) buses and
the Malaysian Causeway Link Yellow buses is available almost every 15 minutes.
These buses takes you across the causeway to Johor Bahru (JB) city centre or to
the Larkin Bus Terminal, Johor.
Express buses to JB or major towns in Peninsular Malaysia - Express
buses or coaches from
Singapore to Malaysia are available from tour companies located at Golden Mile complex,
Singapore or from express bus companies located at Lavender Street bus terminal (and one at Novena MRT). At
Lavender street there are several bus services. There is a bus every hourly to Melaka (Malacca) and several buse services per day going to Kuala Lumpur.
There are buses going right up to
Alor Star daily (from
there you can also travel to
to Larkin Bus Terminal in Johore Bahru if you want to have more choices
of express buses or coaches
that go to all parts of major towns in peninsular Malaysia. (Be aware that
you many not be able to get bus tickets easily during
school holidays or public holidays - book ahead) Express coaches
in Malaysia normally stop at JB, Melaka, Seremban, KL, Ipoh, Butterworth,
Penang, Sungai Petani and Alor Setar.
Advise: be sure to book
your bus tickets weeks before the school holidays!
Bus Terminals in Singapore
Bus terminal for local Singapore-Malaysia yellow bus or SBS buses - Kranji MRT/ Woodlands/ Jurong
Bus terminal for express buses or coach (intercity
Singapore and Malaysia buses) - Golden Mile and
Lavender Street bus terminal.
To JB, Malaysia, see below.
Terminals in Johor
There are two major bus terminals in JB.
The Larkin Bus Terminal, has express coaches that takes
you to all major towns in West Malaysia and some local buses to other
parts of Johor.
Other local buses (buses travelling within the
state) picks up passengers at JB Kotaraya Sentral (City terminal/
routes usually cover the entire state.
The Singapore SBS
bus that also operates the Johor-Singapore route
starts from the Larkin terminal, but you can also board
at the CIQ terminal (JB Customs terminal) at Johor Bahru.
The major operator is the Causeway link bus that
operates from Larkin Terminal, JB customs, and other
locations to Singapore (Kranji, Newton Circus, Jurong
note on travelling by road:
1. The causeway link is the busiest link between
Malaysia and Singapore, and used by workers travelling
from Malaysia to work in Singapore. Visitors on holidays
should avoid travelling during the start (early
morning) and end of working hours (7-8 pm).
2. The start of the holiday season in Singapore will see
many cars and people travelling out of Singapore to
Johor. Check the holiday calendars of Singapore.
Other travel advice:
1. The favourite destination for Singaporeans and
tourists is Melaka (Malacca).
You can travel by bus straight from Singapore to Melaka every hour
of the day! Get to Melaka in about 4 hours by coach just for the
weekend. There is no rail link direct to Malacca.
2. Search and
compare hotel rates from multiple websites. Book hotels
online and get best last minute booking at low rates. Check
Best rates here
3 Get to know the places you visit.
For details of how to travel to the states in
Malaysia, check out details on
destinations of Malaysia
4. Look for discounted air fares from local websites and
compare rates with offers from other airlines -