Thursday, November 09, 2006

Travel between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore comfortably

aeroline scania busYou can fly between these two cities, but it may not necessarily be the fastest way as it involves travelling between the departure and arrival airport terminals and the cities, which may be a considerable distance and require significant time, checking in early, waiting for baggage, time for clearance through the immigrations and the customs, etc. And if you want extra comfort, you will have to pay dearly for first or business class. You will also have to pay airport tax which is not negligible.

aeroline bus lower deck luxurious loungeHere is an alternative. Aeroline is providing Business Class luxury double decker coach services between Kuala Lumpur city center and Singapore city center. No more commuting between the terminals and the city centers. You board and disembark right at the city centers (Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore). You can travel between the city centers in just 5 hours with first class amenities on board, including ergonomically designed seats, reading lights and power sockets for your laptop or mobile phone charger. Passengers seats are in the upper deck while the lower is a lounge for chatting, business meetings, etc. There is a rest room and a kitchenette where you can get served meals and beverages by a friendly steward. Power sockets are available for your laptop and mobile phone chargers. This will be a good choice if you have fear of flying.

Safety is also ensured by having only carefully vetted and experienced drivers. Performance of drivers are strictly monitored by on-board data loggers and GPS (Global Positioning System).

Faster clearance through the custom and immigration is also ensured by using the Tuas second link which is less used compared with the causeway at Johore Baru.

If you are interested to see more and larger photos of different parts of Aeroline coach, surf over to Photos of the Aeroline luxury coach for the inter-city Kuala Lumpur to Singapore route (close new window to get back to this page).

Boarding points and departure times

Currently, Aeroline operates 12 daily trips. Boarding time and departure points are as follows:

Corus Hotel: 8am, 9am, 10am, 3.30pm, 4.00pm, 6.45pm
Menara Axis: 8am, 9.30am, 6.30pm.
One Utama: 8.30am, 10am. 11am.
(For directions, see below)

The service center at One Utama has a lounge fully equipped with refreshments, magazines and WiFi.

Reservation can be made at:
Aeroline (close new window to get back to this page)
or the Call Center at 03-6258 8800

Check with Aeroline for the latest departure time.

The Singapore terminal and service center is Habour Front Center (formerly World Trade Center) at the southern tip of the island. It is right next to many tourist attractions including Sentosa, Mount Faber and VivoCity, over 50 retail outlets and F&B centers. For transport, there is a MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) station and cable cars to Sentosa Island. The telephone number for the Singapore terminal is 65 6341 9338


Fare: The cost for a one-way trip will be RM80 (USD22) for adult and RM50 (USD13.75) for children less than 12 years of age.
If you plan to return the same way, it will be more economical to buy return fare at RM160 (USD44.01) for adult and RM100 (USD27.51) for children.

The fare from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is Sing$47 (USD30.20) adult and Sing$35 (USD22.48) for children less than 12 years. (conversion at current rate during time of posting/editing using For your convenience I add here the total fare return fare if you purchase the return ticket in Singapore: USD52.29 as compared to buying return in Kuala Lumpur at USD44.01.

The fare include meals onboard and a free flow of hot beverages. Different meals will be served subject to the time of travel. Normally, morning trip will be served with a light breakfast while the afternoon and evening trips will be served with a medium size meals. Besides providing 1 normal meal, there is a pudding or jelly provided after hot refreshment (subject to the trip).

Locations of boarding points

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Corus Hotel, Jalan Ampang
1 Utama, Petaling Jaya
Menara Axis, Petaling Jaya

Distance between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is roughly 202 miles (325 kilometers).

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