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Travel from Singapore to Malaysia by Rail and sea

myMalaysiabooks links you to Malaysia and Singapore. Get great tips and advice on how to travel by plane, bus, train or ferry from Singapore to any part of Malaysia and from Malaysia to Singapore. 


 Singapore to Malaysia Rail and Sea links 

Railway links

Malayan Railways (KTMB/ KTM) stops at Woodlands, Singapore. From JB, Johor railway station you can travel to KL, until Padang Besar and on Thai railways up to Bangkok.

Trains from Malaysia to Singapore


Sea Links

Singapore Cruise Centre, Harbour Front Centre, at Maritime Square - for cruise ships going to Port Klang, Penang, Kuching or Langkawiminor crossing

Ferry terminals and checkpoints - from Singapore to JB:  Changi Point Ferry Terminal (CPFT) at Lorong Bekukong and Tanah Merah terminal. minor crossing

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By Rail

If you want to see the countryside and have plenty of time, travel by train into Malaysia. To travel from Singapore, catch the train service operated by KTMB. The Malaysian train in Singapore starts at the railway station at Woodlands.

    As of July 2011, KTM intercity train passengers (to & from Malaysia) can board or disembark at the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP/ formerly Woodlands railway station), where they can get there passport stamped. This checkpoint in Woodlands, Singapore is co-owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore.

     Travellers can also embark or disembark at Johor Railway Station (near the end of the causeway JB side, you can walk to the immigration point to go to Singapore, by bus). All Malaysia KTM trains will stop at this station.

     Travelling by train is an excellent way to see the Malaysian countryside and many towns in West Malaysia . If you are pressed for time, you may find the journey by rail from town to town rather slow.

     Trains services on Malayan Railways (KTMB) that starts at Woodlands and ends at Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth or Hat Yai (Thailand). The journey by train from Singapore to Butterworth takes more than 12 hours and to Kuala Lumpur about six hours . From Singapore you can also travel to the east coast of peninsular Malaysia via KL. There is also a shuttle services from Singapore to Johor Bahru which is popular with Singaporeans going shopping in JB. 


Trains in Malaysia     In peninsular Malaysia, the KTMB operates 12 intercity express services daily on weekdays, 18 intercity express services on weekends and eight local train services daily, serving a total of 97 intercity stations. Actually, train services between the states are only one or two times a day. Its considered many 'intercity services' because it stops at many towns. There are also a service operating from Bangkok, which stop at major towns such as Hadyai (Thailand), Alor Star, Padang Besar, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Johor Bahru and Singapore (Woodlands from 07/2011). The International Express (or Ekspress Antarabangsa), operated by the State Railway of Thailand, is a daily express train that runs between Butterworth and Bangkok.

   The luxurious ‘Eastern & Oriental Express’ also runs once a week between Bangkok, Butterworth and Singapore . 

Travel pass: Foreign travellers (except Singaporeans) can enjoy unlimited travel on any Intercity train services throughout Malayan Railways network up to Singapore. The State Railway of Thailand's network system is excluded. It costs just RM35 for 5 days travel pass.

Trains in Singapore    MRT Trains in Singapore do not link with the Malayan Railways (KTMB). details of trains in Singapore at Singapore transport page.

Details of trains, air, road transport in Malaysia

How to travel from Malaysia into Thailand


External link:

Malayan Railways (KTMB) / Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (Intercity trains)



By Sea

Clarke Quay, SingaporeThere are daily ferries going into Malaysia from Singapore into the state of Johor. Its a good option if you want to go to the eastern part of Johor, such as Desaru.

Ferry from Singapore to Malaysia

Ferry terminals in Singapore are at: Harbour Front, Tanah Merah, Pasir Panjang (domestic), Changi Point Ferry Terminal, and Changi Ferry Terminal.

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Singapore) to JB International Ferry Terminal/ZON Ferry Terminal (Johor Bahru)

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Singapore)to & Sebana Cove (Johor);

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Singapore)to Stulang Ferry Terminal in Johor Baru

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Singapore) to Tanjung Pengelih, Johor

Harbourfront terminal to Sebana Cove (Johor);

Changi Ferry Terminal (near hawker centre) to Tanjung Belungkor or Desaru (Johor);

Changi Point Ferry Terminal to Penggerang (south east Johor).

(You can also catch a ferry in Johor Bahru ZON Ferry Terminal to Batam and Bintan)

....How to travel from Malaysia to Indonesia by boat

Ferry to and from Indonesia to Johor

Tanjung Pengelih to  Batam and Tanjung Pinang in Indonesia

Cruise Ships from  Singapore to Malaysia

Cruise ships stop at: Singapore Cruise Centre,(website: Singapore Cruise Centre) HarbourFront Centre, 1 Maritime Square #01-18, Telok Blangah Road. Cruise ships also stop at Porto Malai on Langkawi island and Port Klang (near Kuala Lumpur) in West Malaysia





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