Malacca is the popular choice among travelers in Malaysia as it is a tourist destination with a rich culture & history. The simplicity & rich heritage of Malacca invites visitor all over the world, who visit this UNESCO world heritage site in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and gateway to get to various tourist destinations in Malaysia.
The heritage status of Malacca attracts tourists, especially those who are touring Malaysia. The tourists from Singapore also travel to Melaka by bus as it is merely 4 to 5 hours drive away. There are plenty of historical remnants and place to explore in Melaka.
Kuala Lumpur to Malacca by Bus
Buses are departing from Kuala Lumpur to different places from two main bus terminals in Kuala Lumpur such as Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and Pudu Raya or Pudu Sentral. Kuala Lumpur is the major transportation hub in Malaysia, from where buses to various parts of Malaysia are serving the passengers. Pudu Sentral was the only bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur previously, but due to heavy traffic and increasing travelers, the transport authority decided to make Pudu Raya to serve buses towards north of Malaysia to reduce traffic congestion.
Hence, the new TBS bus terminal became the departing station for buses towards south. Bus services to Malacca from TBS start from 7am and continues till 11pm. There 2 more bus station in Kuala Lumpur such a Putra bus terminal and Hentian Pekeliling.
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How to Book Bus Ticket Online
For the ease of tourists, you can now book your Kuala Lumpur to Melaka bus ticket online. Follow the steps below to book your bus ticket online and get an instant confirmation of your ticket.
Step 1: Go to bus ticket online website by clicking here
Step 2: On bus booking search page, select type of your trip, i.e.., one way or return. In “Enter Departure City” type and select Kuala Lumpur. The other departure options from KL are “KL Sentral” & “KTM Terminal”.
Step 3: In “Enter Arrival City” type & select Malacca.
Step 4: Select number of passengers, traveling date and click on search icon.
Step 5: Based on your search, you will find available trips on the next page. You can use the filter options to narrow down your selection of your preferred trip. The total trip duration from KL to Malacca is available on this page as well. Click on “Select” button on the far right to make a selection of your preferred trip from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca.
Step 6: Click on your preferred bus operator and trip to select the seat(s). Please note that, not all the bus operators offer the facility to make the seat reservation online.
Step 7: After the seat selection, you need to enter full name and identification details of the traveling passenger(s). You also need to choose the ticket type, i.e.., Adult, Child, Senior & Disabled. Click on “Pay Now” button, once you have entered the required information.
Step 8: You need to enter your payment details on the next page. Make sure you fill-in information on this page before the allocated time visible on the far right. The contact number and email needs to be correct as well so that you receive information in your inbox. The available payment methods are credit/debit card, online banking and PayPal.
If your payment has been processed successfully, you will be redirected to the confirmation page with the details of you trip. It is advisable to make a print out of the confirmation page and carry it on the trip.
The bus operators that serve passengers to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca are Konsortium Bas Express, Transnasional, Delima, Maju Express, Nice Executive Coach, Mayang Sari, Jebat Express, and Cepat & Cekap Express. There are several buses plying from KL to Melaka, which allows the passengers to catch buses to Malacca every half an hour.
The Transnasional buses are the only option for those who travel from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Malacca, which includes the travelers from the low cost carrier terminal. Only few daily trips are there from KL airport to Malacca. Hence, it is necessary for the passengers to schedule their travel by considering the bus schedule, if you are taking the bus to Malacca from the airport bus terminal.
From KL airport, the buses take two and half hours and from TBS at Bandar Tasik Selatan, buses take 2 hours to reach Malacca. At Malacca, the buses will end their journey at Melaka Sentral. Transnsional buses are the most frequent buses from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca.
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan is a new terminal built to serve the buses to south. The buses from this terminal offers trips to Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, KL to Johor Bahru, KL to Singapore, KL to Mersing, etc. This bus terminal is fully air-conditioned, which includes the platform. The air-conditioned bus terminal provides comfort to the passengers while waiting for their buses. This bus terminal is situated at Bandar Tasik Selatan, which is around half an hour journey from the city center. TBS is accessible from Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT Station, Express Rail Link KLIA Transit Station, and Stesen Komuter KTM Bandar Tasik Selatan.
If you would like to reach TBS, the nearest LRT station from TBS is Bandar Tasik Selatan. If you are going from the, then get down at Express Rail Link KLIA at Bandar Tasik Selatan, then go to TBS. A bridge is connected to the bus terminal from the railway station. Bandar Tasik Selatan bus station is only 20-30 minutes travel by train from KL. Some of the facilities at the TBS bus terminal are locker facility for baggage, shops, restaurants, and ATM machines.
How to get Bus Tickets
It is easy to purchase bus tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca on the same day of departure. If you are traveling on a Melaka Public Holiday or religious holiday, then you may find it difficult to get the bus tickets on the same day of departure. On holidays, it is better to book bus tickets through online. After reaching TBS, you buy bus tickets to Malacca either by going to the booth windows where you can purchase the ticket or you can make use of the electronic machines to buy bus tickets.
The charges for bus tickets vary from one bus operator to another. The bus fare usually ranges from RM 15 – 50 for one way ticket. The price of the ticket is usually high if you are taking a luxury coach with wide seats and WiFi facilities.
The road from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca is in a good condition and the buses will normally make one stop on the way for refreshment purpose. Make sure to be on time as buses departs on time and do not wait for the passengers. Once in Melaka, make sure to complete the checklist of things to do in Malacca, which are highly recommended to make most of your trip.
Kuala Lumpur to Malacca bus ride is full of adventure. Do share your adventure with us by adding comments below. If you’re exploring Kuala Lumpur, you might want to checkout this recommended KL Blog for travel tips.