Travel from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka

The only way to travel direct by public transport from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka (also known as Malacca) is to take a bus. The journey by bus takes around 2 hours.

Bus Times from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka

There are currently 18 bus services a day from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka which are available to book online.

Kuala LumpurMelakaCostCompany
03:0005:1214 MYRBillion Stars Express
07:3009:4216 MYRKKKL Express
09:3011:4216 MYRKKKL Express
10:3012:4216 MYRKKKL Express
12:0014:0015 MYRTransnasional MY
12:0014:1216 MYRKKKL Express
13:3015:4216 MYRKKKL Express
14:3016:4214 MYRBillion Stars Express
14:3016:4216 MYRKKKL Express
15:0017:1515 MYRTransnasional MY
15:0017:1216 MYRKKKL Express
17:0019:1216 MYRKKKL Express
18:0020:1214 MYRBillion Stars Express
19:0021:1216 MYRKKKL Express
20:3022:4216 MYRKKKL Express
21:3023:4216 MYRKKKL Express
22:0000:1211 MYRMayang Sari
23:0001:1515 MYRTransnasional MY

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Kuala Lumpur Bus Station

Bus services from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, at Jalan Terminal Selatan, Bandar Tasek Selatan, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Google map of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Bus Terminal

Melaka Bus Station

Bus services from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka terminate at Melaka Sentral Bus Station.

Melaka Sentral Bus Station

About travel to Melaka

Melaka is a large city with around 500,000 permanent residents and a very popular destination for tourists. Like George Town in Penang, with which it jointly hold UNESCO World Heritage Site status, Melaka has a long history of settlement by foreign invaders taking advantage of the city’s strategic location on the narrow channel of sea between the Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra. The first colonisation of Melaka was by the Sultan of Singapore who fled there in 1400, and developed close relations with China whilst developing the city as trading centre. Next came the Portuguese who ruled over the city from 1511 until being supplanted by Dutch colonialists in 1641. In 1824 possession of the city changed hands again, this time to the British Empire in return for land on the island of Sumatra. Melaka then remained under British control until Malay independence in 1957, except of course for the period of Japanese occupation from 1942 to 1945.

Dutch Square in Melaka
Dutch Square in Melaka

All of these foreign invaders left their mark to a greater or lesser extent on Melaka in terms of architecture, food and culture, as did the large numbers of Chinese and Indian immigrants who came to the city. Melaka has lots of interesting historical buildings to see and a very wide range of foods to try, some of it unique to Melaka. Melaka also has a very developed tourist infrastructure in terms of hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as a liberal attitude to alcohol, of which make it an excellent holiday destination. The local authorities have also invested heavily in creating a city centre River Walk which is very popular.

The only downside to Melaka is its public transport links. The city does not have a railway station, and the bus station is inconveniently located 4 km outside the city centre, however, this does not deter the many tourists who come to Melaka mostly in tour buses and private cars.

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