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    The cheapest way to get to Singapore from KL is by bus. There are lots of choices but it looks like the current price is rm30 to rm100+ for luxury buses. Its a bit tedius at the border. Off the bus with you pack, back on, drive 500m and of and on again. Plus the lines can be quite long at immigration. I have crossed the border both ways a few times. Its about a 5 hr trip.

    Next time I might try the AirAsia flight ( http://www.airasia.com ) where the current discount fare is rm60 ( au$25 ). You need to add the trip to KLIA ( ans hour from KL) and back from Changi so the it probably takes a little less time and costs a bit more. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Greg Curtis via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I would also suggest that you take an AirAsia discount flight, it is the most convenient and flights are cheap over 7 years ago

    Answered by Graham Bow via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    There are three ways you should consider. What you choose really depends on the kind of experience you are looking for:

    - Plane
    - Train
    - Bus

    Catch a plane unless you want to see ground-level scenery.

    I am told that the train is safer and simpler than catching buses, but takes about 6.5 hours. The bus takes 5.5 hours.

    So far, I have only taken a bus (RM40). Based on my experience, here's a few tips...

    1. If you have a hotel with a concierge, get advice from there. If it's a decent hotel they should take payment from you and get the tickets delivered to your door. Do this early, especially in peak periods.

    2. If booking your own ticket, go to Puduraya Bus Station and choose a bus company. Be aware that some booths (such as the one I went to) sell tickets on behalf of other bus companies, which confuses the issue. Transnational has their own platform (unlike most companies) and appears to be the most organised (the only company which displays their departure times and status on a noticeboard), so you might want to look at them.

    4. When booking a ticket, ask what the bus number is so that you can identify the bus on the day of departure. The bus may or may not be labelled with the bus company as you might expect.

    3. Be prepared to be ripped off if catching a taxi to Puduraya. Taxi drivers in KL use the compulsory meter only if they feel like it. It should have cost me RM3 to get there, for example, but the driver would only go for RM10.

    3. Get to the bus station early and make sure you know which bus to board. Ask people if necessary. Puduraya is typical of bus stations in Malaysia - total and utter chaos.

    4. In Johor Bahru (JB) you'll have to go through immigration at a surprisingly swish bus station. This was noneventful for me.

    5. In Singapore, I caught a taxi right into the city ($21) but you could go to the nearest MRT instead and save.

    7. Keep an eye on your luggage at all times.

    Hope that helps. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Dan via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Forget flying. The bus is quicker and a lot cheaper. There are luxurious buses that have frequent departures.

    I recommend this one: https://www.aeroline.com.my/ over 7 years ago

    Answered by Espen Antonsen via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    judging from the_dan's reply I suspect he has not chosen a nice bus. Choose a better bus company and you don't need to worry about the chaotic puduraya or your luggage. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Espen Antonsen via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    The bus itself was fine. Getting on it was chaotic. Any more clues, espen? I would love to know how to have less stress next time. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Dan via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Aeroline does not depart from Puduraya so that is a lot less stress. You can either take it from Bandar Utama (1 utama shopping centre) if you live down there, or take it from Jalan Ampang near KLCC. See http://www.aeroline.com.my/time_promo.html

    There are other options as well.

    BTW: Travellr adds http:// before url with https:// see link in my first reply here. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Espen Antonsen via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    We took the train from Singapore to KL Sentral. Based on the information above it is probably the most expensive option. I like riding on trains, so there is that benefit. Crossing the border was easy enough. It is a long train ride though, +7 hrs depending on which train you catch. You do get to see a lot of the country side. over 7 years ago

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    we caught a plane from KL to singapore, it was relatively cheap! Air asia .com..

    we actually got there a day early for our flight and had to buy another ticket. for the two of us with 10 min before check in closed it cost us RM150 (in total).

    easy cheap flight. they do pretty cheap flights most of the time from KL to singapore over 6 years ago

    Answered by Josh Reeve via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    You can go by a bus or a plane. The cost of flights between KL and Singapore are very cheap. You can have them at around $30. Air Asia is a good budget airlines. If you want more options you can visit a site like Yatra.com. over 4 years ago

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    U can go to singapore by bus... It's cheap and convenient even though it takes longer than plane..it takes approximately 4-5 hours.. There are many classes of bus u can choose..from the luxury one to the normal one.. U can go to Bandar Tasik Selatan bus station and choose ur preferred bus.. Bandar Tasik Selatan is interchange station..u can get there by LRT, KTM, or KLIA transit.. over 4 years ago

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