How to get to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malaysia, Malacca is a famous tourist city in Malaysia, which is not far from Kuala Lumpur. A large part of Malaysia's history is related to Malacca, such as Zheng He's Voyage to the Western Ocean and Portugal and the Netherlands setting up colonies in Malacca. Therefore, Malacca also has the reputation of an ancient city. For travelers who want to go down from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru or Singapore, it is a very good choice to stay in Malacca for 1-2 days. There are also many delicious foods in Malacca.


There is no train station in Malacca, and the nearest train station is Tampin, which is an hour's drive. There is only one kind of public transportation from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, long-distance bus. It is only 2-3 hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca.






How to Buy the Bus Ticket

Ticket Purchasing Online

Recommended APP: Redbus

Redbus is the official APP of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. You need to choose your starting point and destination. For example, you want to go to Kuala Lumpur to Malacca. And your starting point is TBS(Terminal Bersepadu Selatan), Kuala Lumpur and your destination is Melaka Sentral, Malacca. Then, you need to confirm the time you want. Finally, you need to pay for your ticket fee. By the way, you can pay the ticket fee online via UnionPay Card. As a kindly reminder, if you had bought the ticket online, it is recommended that you go to the TBS in advance to get the paper ticket and find the right gate and platform. And somebody did choose the wrong gate and platform before.


Recommended APP: EASYBOOK

The operation of EASYBOOK is similar to that of Redbus. You just need to choose your starting point and destination. And then follow the tip to finish your operation. As for the buses, Easybook provides you less options than Redbus. If you want more alternatives, you can choose Redbus or KKKL Express.


KKKL Express Official Website

You can also buy the tickets inline through the official website of KKKL Express. The operation is similar to that of Redbus. First, choose the starting point and destination. Secondly, make sure the time that you set off. Kindly reminder, please leave enough time for yourself to get the paper ticket and find the correct gate and platform. Then you can choose your seat and pay. After that, you will receive your QR code and receipt by email.


Buying Ticket through Self-service Ticket Vending Machine

There are Self-service Ticket Vending Machines in TBS, which is convenient and fast because there are not many people waiting in line. You just need to choose your starting point, destination, and fill in other information according to the tips. And you can use cash to buy the ticket at the Self-service Ticket Vending Machine.





Buying Tickets at the TBS

You can also buy the tickets at the TBS station. Just tell the staff there what ticket you want. They will tell you what time you can choose to get to your destination. However, there are many people at TBS waiting in line to get tickets, and you may take more time to wait in line. But it will be a good choice when you find that there is no tickets you can buy online. And you can wait in line at the TBS station. Maybe you can get tickets there.



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