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Private car transfer
from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

  • Door-to-door in 4 hours
  • From ... per seat
  • Safe, English-speaking driver
  • Sanitized vehicles
Risk-free

Cancel 24 hours before departure for a full refund

Trip Information

Pick-up

Your driver will meet you at your address in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Door-to-door service
  • Help with your luggage

Trip

You’ll travel in comfort for 4 hours.

  • Optional sight-seeing
  • Clean, comfortable car
  • Professional driver
  • Bottled water
  • Child seats
  • Prepared for handicapped
  • Smoke-free
  • Pet friendly

Drop-off

Your driver will drop you off at your address in Singapore.

  • Door-to-door service
  • Help with your luggage
In total
  • 358 km
  • 4 hours

Visit these sights on the way

Car trip from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Set out on an exhilarating journey from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, on a trip that is not just a simple transfer from one modern city to another, but is assured to be an exciting and eye-opening sightseeing experience. Not just a regular taxi, with Daytrip, you have the chance to add optional fascinating sightseeing stops along the way to your itinerary, turning your day of traveling into an unforgettable part of your holiday.

Your car trip in Kuala Lumpur begins with meeting your local driver directly at your pick-up address. They'll safely stow your luggage in the trunk before beginning your door-to-door ride in a clean, comfortable, modern vehicle.

You will then travel in comfort in your climate-controlled vehicle for the duration of your trip. The modern city gives way to lush green countryside alongside the smooth highway, expertly navigated by your experienced English-speaking driver who will be more than happy to share stories, recommendations, and facts with you about the region and ensure your comfort during the trip.

You can schedule optional sightseeing stops at some of Southeast Asia’s best-hidden treasures along the way. Hike up the beautiful Bukit Broga Hill or explore the captivating Cape Rachado. You can discover more along the way on your journey with Daytrip.

As the calming countryside views blend back into compelling cityscapes, you will find yourself in spectacular Singapore, where you will be dropped off directly at the location of your choosing in the city ready to discover the wonders of Singapore.

Choose to travel with a private car service such as Daytrip, and you are also choosing the most convenient and personalizable experience, allowing you the freedom to take your time exploring Southeast Asia with simplicity and comfort.

About Singapore

Singapore is a small but mighty nation, city, and state located on the southern point of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. While only 275 square miles in area (734 square kilometers), Singapore is one of the world’s most prosperous, innovative, and modern cities packed full of fun and fascinating activities to do and sites to see, an impressive feat for its small size.

Singapore developed from a colonial port into a wealthy and ultramodern financial hub where the skyline is dominated by unique contemporary architecture. While awe-inspiring during the day, the city’s architecture is especially beautiful at night when the buildings are illuminated with a warm, multicolored glow.

While Singapore is most well-known for its modernity, it is also known as Asia’s melting pot. It is home to a blend of cultures, predominantly Indian, Malay, Chinese, and Eurasian. This earned Singapore its nickname ‘Instant Asia’ as it offers a glimpse of many cultures from across the continent. You can find rich pockets of culture amongst modernity in districts like Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Street, where brightly decorated buildings line the streets, and fragrant aromas waft through the air.

Singapore is also known for being a fun-filled city for all ages. With world-renowned shopping malls, thrilling theme parks, marvelous museums, art galleries, and zoos, there is an unbelievable wealth of entertaining activities to fill your time in the city.

Singapore has prioritized conserving its green spaces, making it a top city in the Green City Index. 50 percent of the island is green space, a jaw-dropping figure that earned Singapore its nickname ‘City in a Garden’! You can see this first hand at its many pristine parks, nature reserves, and white sandy beaches, nestled among the man-made wonders of Singapore.

Singapore offers the perfect balance of modernity, culture, fun, and nature. With its abundance of entertaining attractions, striking architecture, cultural diversity, and breathtaking natural beauty you could never experience it all with just a day trip.

From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore: Travel tips

Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is not just a trip between two of Southeast Asia’s largest and most important cities, but an adventurous and fun-filled part of your holiday. Here are some essential travel tips to consider to ensure a smooth travel experience.

Select a respected transportation provider

Choose a reputable provider, such as Daytrip, that offers experienced drivers with local knowledge, flexibility with your desired itinerary, and convenience with a door-to-door service.

Depart at the ideal time

Traffic can be particularly busy during peak hours in the morning and evening when locals are commuting between the cities for work and the customs line can get backed up. If your itinerary allows for it, we recommend departing earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon.

Pack for the weather

The climate in Southeast Asia is tropical, humid, and warm all year round. Therefore it is recommended to bring water, sunscreen, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun and heat.

Talk to your driver

Although your driver is not a professional tour guide, they will be proud to share with you some local tips about the region! Please do not hesitate to speak to your experienced driver in case there is anything they can do to make your trip more comfortable, whether that is adjusting the climate control or providing you with some top tips for your arrival in Singapore.

Add sightseeing stops

Just like if you were to drive yourself in a rental you can also stop for sightseeing with Daytrip. Peruse our website to find a curated list of sightseeing stops we recommend along the way. If there is somewhere else you want to stop at not listed on our website, we offer the option to customize your itinerary! Fill out our custom route form with your ideal itinerary and we will offer you a quote. Please note that you must add your desired sightseeing stops to your itinerary well in advance of departure to ensure they are guaranteed.

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Planning how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore will shape your trip, with each transportation option offering a different experience. While there are many transport options available, a private car service stands out as the best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.

From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by car

The trip from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is 222 miles (358 km) and takes approximately 4 hours to drive but can vary depending on traffic and border processing. The car hire option is convenient and ensures flexibility with your schedule. However, driving a rental car can be challenging with roads teeming with traffic and a busy border crossing to navigate.

From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by bus

Many companies offer direct bus services from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The bus ride takes around 5-6 hours, depending on traffic and border processing. While the cheapest option, it’s also the longest, and the border crossing can sometimes extend the journey time drastically. You also have less flexibility since you have to schedule your trip around rigid bus schedules, and there's the added hassle of handling your luggage across the city.

From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by train

There is no direct train connection from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and instead, there is a long, complicated, and indirect route that can take over 7 hours. This option is expensive, inconvenient, and not how to go to Singapore.

From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by plane

Several airlines offer flights multiple times a day between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and take approximately 1 hour. Although this seems like the quickest option, traveling to and from the airports outside the city centers and the waiting time at the airport extends the travel time. Furthermore, with this option, you have to meet strict airline luggage allowances and handle your luggage to and from the airports which can be stressful.

From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore with Daytrip

Alternatively, traveling using Daytrip’s private car hire ensures a convenient, stress-free, and straightforward experience with the opportunity to tailor your trip according to your desired itinerary.

With Daytrip’s car hire your private driver will transport you door-to-door. They will meet you directly at your address in Kuala Lumpur and handle your luggage, ensuring a relaxing start to your trip. You will be dropped off in Singapore directly at your hotel, ensuring a great start to your adventure in Singapore, with more time available for sightseeing.

Private car services also offer the most customizability, allowing you to start your journey on your terms by choosing your departure time rather than being restricted to public transport schedules. You can also decide which vehicle you travel in, from a sedan, MPV, or van, all of which meet our strict safety inspections, ensuring your safety and comfort on your journey.

We interview all our drivers to ensure safety. Being local, they will be familiar with the roads and offer their local tips about the region, ensuring you make the most out of your travel experience. Daytrip is more than just a taxi. You can also choose optional hand-picked sightseeing stops, allowing you to discover gems such as the UNESCO-listed Malacca or the pretty Putra Mosque along the way. They're a great way to turn your ride into a spectacular sightseeing experience!

Ultimately, the best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is via private car service with a respected company like Daytrip. It offers the perfect combination of flexibility with your itinerary, and you'll travel in comfort. Unlike a taxi, with a private car service, you have the opportunity to see Southeast Asia from the eyes of a local and stop at some of the gems along the way that you'd miss using public transportation options.

Things to do when you get to Singapore

Singapore offers the perfect combination of experiences all in one place. Discover breathtaking modern architecture and an array of entertaining activities from shopping malls, theme parks, and museums alongside a melting pot of cultures and nature.

Start your visit to Singapore at the impressive Marina Bay Sands, an iconic resort who's three impressively curved buildings dominate the city’s skyline. While impressive from a distance, prepare to be awed when you enter the resort. A theater, museum, restaurants, shops, lush gardens, and four viewing platforms across the enchanting Helix Bridge are just some of the activities on offer here promising to keep you entertained!

Another must-visit architectural marvel is The Gardens by the Bay, a serene nature park where modernity meets nature. It is home to the iconic supertrees, futuristic man-made trees that are vertical gardens. Alongside this, two conservatories full of blossoming flowers await you: The Cloud Forest, a lush tropical rainforest watered by the world’s largest indoor waterfall, and Flower Dome, the world's largest greenhouse, home to an array of international flora including rare African Baobab trees and Mediterranean olive trees. For more natural beauty, walk through Singapore’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a 158-year-old garden home to the world’s largest orchid display. You can even join a guided tour to learn about the garden. Sentosa Island is another must-visit site, where relaxing white sandy beaches can be found amongst exciting attractions such as Universal Studios and a waterpark.

While a modern and innovative city, Singapore also offers a rich melting pot of cultures to experience in the ethnic districts nestled within the modern city. Take a stroll through Chinatown and enjoy authentic Chinese food while wandering the streets, admiring the beautiful buildings and taking in the fragrant spiced aromas. And in Little India, you'll find the streets lined with vibrant buildings and temples, spice shops, and restaurants serving authentic Indian cuisine.

Singapore is a haven for foodies; visit the traditional ‘hawker’ centers throughout the city and eat like a local, sampling the delicious and authentic Asian street food. These markets are so integral to Singaporean culture that they have been included in UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. One, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, even has a Michelin Star (and it's just 6 SGD!). For another fantastic food spot, stroll along the waterfront of the Boat Quay to find an array of riverside restaurants offering alfresco dining along the waterfront promenade. This is a perfect spot to admire the picturesque seafront views, particularly beautiful at sunset.

For more scenic sunset views, hop aboard the Singapore Flyer, Asia’s largest observation wheel at 541 feet (165 meters) high, which boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the city. The fun doesn't stop at sunset. At night, a wealth of unique experiences emerge. Visit the Night Safari, the world’s first nocturnal zoo, where you can get up close to 900 animals on winding walking trails where some animals roam freely!

Singapore offers an exciting experience for everyone: from its modern architectural center, captivating cultural districts, natural wonders, and a vast array of diverse activities and sites to explore, you’ll need more than just a day trip to experience all this exciting city has to offer.

Questions & Answers about Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

The best way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is by private car service. It is the most convenient, customizable, and straightforward transportation option, allowing you to relax and enjoy your trip with the option to enhance your trip by adding sightseeing stops along the way.
The car trip from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes approximately 4 hours, however, this can vary depending on traffic conditions and time spent at the border crossing.
The price for this trip varies depending on many factors including the vehicle selected and seasonality, with the best prices possible when booking ahead. You can typically expect to pay anywhere between $271 and $432 although last-minute trips can cost more. If there are 7 passengers the price per seat can be as low as $62, as we charge per vehicle not per person.
There are direct public transport options from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore via bus or flight. While these are more economical, they do not allow for the flexibility in your itinerary and direct door-to-door service that private car services like Daytrip offer.
Yes you can stop along the way to take pictures, just ask your driver! You can also visit attractions along the way by adding them to your itinerary in advance of the trip. Please note that you need to add the sightseeing stops to your itinerary well in advance to ensure they are guaranteed.
The distance from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is 222 miles (358 km) along well-maintained highways.
Be prepared for the hot climate by bringing water, sunscreen, and a hat, and make sure you have your paperwork fully filled out for the border crossing.

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  • Comfortable
  • Air conditioned
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Child seats
  • Pet friendly
  • Smoke-free
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Compact MPV

Comparable to aToyota Avanza
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  • 4x
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Comparable to aHyundai Starex
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  • 5-7
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The Daytrip driver advantage

Daytrip driver
  • Local knowledge about the route from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
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  • English speaking*

    All Daytrip drivers speak English* as well as their native language (and sometimes additional languages too!). They'll be happy to discuss local history and culture with you, as well as answer any questions you may have. And because they speak the language, they're able to provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with local culture. *Drivers for Lite service aren't required to speak English but must meet all other standards.

  • Safety first!

    We screen all our drivers for criminal and traffic records, and personally interview each one. We also inspect their cars for safety, comfort, and reliability. All cars must be less than ten years old, in excellent operating condition, and insured as required by local law. And because our drivers are locals, they're familiar with the rules and customs of the road.

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You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before departure and get a full refund.

World-class customer support

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  • Close relationship with drivers
  • Experts on the route from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Flexible cancellation policy

  • Cancellations: 100% refund up to 24 hours before the trip!
  • Changes: Free up to 24 hours before the trip!

Good to know

Children

If you’re traveling with children, make sure to let us know in the booking so we can get the appropriate child seats ready!

Pets

Pets are allowed (and loved)! We just need to know beforehand. You can tell us about them in the next phase of the booking.

Tips

Gratuity isn’t included or required, but if you really enjoyed your trip, you can show your driver your appreciation with an optional tip (10% is sufficient).

Luggage

  • Big luggage
  • 29x21x11 inches
  • 74x53x28 cm
  • Small luggage
  • 22x14x9 inches
  • 56x36x23 cm

Each passenger is allowed to have one checked bag and one carry on. If you’re traveling with more bags or oversized luggage, you can adjust this while booking.

Payment methods

Pay by credit card online, or in cash directly to your driver!

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