The two ways to travel direct from Kota Bharu to Melaka (Malacca) by public transport are to take a bus or a flight. Melaka is not connected to Malaysia’s railway network.
Travel Times to Melaka
There is a single bus service a day from Kota Bharu to Melaka which is available to book online.
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- The journey by bus from Kota Bharu to Melaka is scheduled to take 10 hours 30 minutes.
Buy Tickets to Melaka
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Departure from Kota Bharu
Bus services from Kota Bharu to Mersing depart from Jalan Hilir Pasar, 15000 Kota Bharu.
Bus Stop in Melaka
Bus services from Kota Bharu to Melaka terminate at Melaka Sentral Bus Station.
Travel to Melaka
Most visitors to Melaka, commonly known outside Malaysia as Malacca, choose to stay near Dutch Square and the Malacca River in the historic centre of the city. Prices for hotels in this area range from relatively expensive to very cheap, but generally hotels are very good value for money even in this popular part of a busy tourist area. For example a room at the T-Hotel Melaka, a 15 minute walk from Dutch Square, costs around 30 MYR per night. Getting to the centre of Melaka from Melaka Sentral Bus Station where the bus arrives is considerably less convenient. Melaka Sentral Bus is over 4 km away from Dutch Square. There is a local bus, Number 17, which runs into the centre of Melaka scheduled to depart every 30 minutes. However, this bus service rarely runs according to schedule and instead we recommend that you save yourself a long wait and take a taxi into Central Melaka, which should cost around 15 MYR.
Once you do make it into Melaka City there is plenty to keep you occupied. Melaka has lots of interesting buildings relating to the various periods when the city was under control of foreign powers, starting with the Sultan of Singapore, then the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally the British, before Malaysia became an independent country. All these invading powers left their mark on the city both in terms of architecture and culture. As did the city’s Chinese and Indian immigrants. As well as the historic sites Melaka has a real holiday town atmosphere with visitors enjoying the city’s great restaurants and bars. Melaka also has some great shopping opportunities ranging from the nightly flea market on Jonker Street to the large modern shopping malls on on Jalan Tun Khalil Yaakob.