By bus the journey from Johor Bahru to Malacca, also known as Melaka, takes just over 3 hours. If you are travelling from Singapore to Malacca then a cheap option is to take the shuttle train to Johor Bahru and then a bus from there to Malacca.
Travel Times from Johor Bahru to Malacca
There are nine bus services a day from Johor Bharu to Malacca which are available to book online.
|07:30||10:42||22 MYR||City Holidays Express|
|09:30||12:42||22 MYR||City Holidays Express|
|10:30||13:42||22 MYR||SS International Express|
|11:30||14:42||22 MYR||City Holidays Express|
|13:30||16:42||22 MYR||City Holidays Express|
|14:30||17:42||22 MYR||SS International Express|
|15:45||18:57||22 MYR||City Holidays Express|
|17:45||20:57||22 MYR||City Holidays Express|
|19:30||22:42||22 MYR||City Holidays Express|
- The scheduled journey time from Johor Bharu to Malacca is 3 hours 12 minutes.
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Johor Bharu Bus Station
Bus services from Johor Bharu to Malacca depart from Larkin Bus Terminal on Jalan Garuda.
Malacca Bus Station
Bus services from Johor Bharu to Malacca terminate at Melaka Sentral Bus Station.
Things to do in Malacca
Malacca is a massively popular tourist destination located to the south of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. This popularity is due in part to the city’s rich history and many places of historical interest to visit. Malacca was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2013 on account of this. Malacca is also popular because of its relaxed atmosphere and many good restaurants, bars, hotels and markets. Malacca is a great place to spend a long weekend with things of interest to people of all ages. Unlike Kuala Lumpur, the city centre is easy to walk around with a lot of the main attractions located within a fairly compact area. The main bus station, Melaka Sentral, is however slightly inconveniently located over 4 km from the main tourist area. We recommend a taxi from Melaka Sentral into the city as the local bus services, whilst cheap, are infrequent and very slow, particularly during public holiday and other busy times of the year.
The popular places to visit and things to do in Malacca include:
- The Malacca River Walk: Footpaths on either side of the Malacca River starting from near Dutch Square and running northwards for several kilometres. The first 1 km of the walk is the most interesting with lot of bars, restaurants and cafes lining the path and plenty of historic buildings on route.
- The Stadthuys: A beautifully preserved 17th Century European style building constructed by the Dutch colonial government filled interesting museum style displays telling the history of the city of Malacca.
- St. Paul’s Church: A 16th Century church located right in the centre of Malacca perched upon a hill. This Portuguese built church is now a ruin but contains some interesting old tomb stones which were found in the adjacent graveyard and now placed against the walls inside the church.
- Christ Church Melaka: Perhaps the most distinctive landmark in the city, this 18th Century Dutch church is painted a pinkish colour with traditional Flemish architectural features. The interior of the church contains lots of period features and tombstones with inscriptions embedded in the floor.
- Jonker Street Night Market: Lively evening market which takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are stalls selling a wide variety of foods and souvenirs.
- Cheng Hoon Teng Temple: Atmospheric Chinese Mahayana Buddhist temple founded in 1645. The temple has Taoist and Confucian shrines along shrines to the Lord Buddha.