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Private car transfer
from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

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

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Trip Information

Pick-up

Your driver will meet you at your address in Singapore.

  • 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 Kuala Lumpur.

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

Visit these sights on the way

Car trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

When you take a car trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, you’re not just traveling between two of Southeast Asia’s largest cities. Malaysia is famous for its cultural fusion, blending the customs of its Malay, Chinese, and Indian residents, and driving from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur gives you the opportunity to experience local sights that you would miss with other transportation options. But there are some drawbacks to driving yourself. First, if you’re renting a car in Singapore, you need to make sure your rental company even allows you to drive into Malaysia (there’s usually a significant surcharge for this). Then you need to apply for a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), and download the Touch n Go (TNG) ewallet or get a physical card. Once all that’s out of the way, you still have to deal with navigating the busy city streets, not to mention the famous border crossing, by yourself can be stressful.

Taking a car service from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur removes all the hassle, bringing your door to door. And, like driving yourself, it allows you to explore at your own pace. You can stop to experience this for yourself at places like the Hindu Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple or the elegant Putra Mosque. There’s also Malaysia’s natural beauty to admire, and a hike up Bukit Broga Hill, the only hill in all of Malaysia not covered with trees, is a perfect place to do it. On a private transfer, your friendly driver will happily bring you to these sights and more, and share insights about Malaysia along the way.

About Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a relatively new city. It was established as a town in 1857 to serve as a supply station on the Klang River for tin miners working the area. Overcoming floods, fires, disease, and infighting, Kuala Lumpur was named the state capital in 1880, and quickly grew into a modern city. Today, Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial, and economic center of Malaysia, the largest city in the country, and one of the fastest-growing in Asia. It’s home to the Parliament of Malaysia and the Istana Negara, the official residence of the monarch of Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur’s population is estimated to be over 8.5 million, and is mostly made up of Malay, Chinese, and Indians. From the food, to the neighborhoods, to the architecture you can see how each of these cultures has left their mark on the city, and fused together to create its multicultural identity. Predominantly Muslim, minarets and mogul-style domes dominate the skyline. Even the city’s iconic Petronas Twin Towers are a post-modern spin on traditional Islamic architecture.

The Petronas Twin Towers, the symbol of Kuala Lumpur, are also the city’s main attraction. Along with being able to take in the views from the observation deck on the 86th floor, inside you’ll find a Science Museum, the Petroleum Museum, Petronas Concert Hall, and other attractions including a huge shopping center. At the foot of the towers, the 50-acre KLCC Park brings a bit of nature to the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Walking paths wind their way past 1900 indigenous trees, including the famous banyan trees, while a 10,000 square meter man-made lake is a nightly delight, with the “Lake Symphony” choreographing fountains to music and lights.

Shopping is one of the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur, for visitors and locals alike. Aside from a number of malls where you can beat the heat, there’s the bustling Central Market near the Klang River, which is a great place to grab lunch. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur’s best and most famous night market comes to life, with a seemingly endless number of stalls turning the street into the busiest place in Kuala Lumpur.

From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur: Travel tips

Because of the border crossing, it’s important to decide how to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in advance, especially with the additional paperwork and permits required for a rental car. Follow these travel tips to make your trip a breeze.

Decide how you want to travel

You have a few options on how to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, but it’s best to plan in advance. The bus is quite cheap, but slower than a car and can be sold out. Flying is an option if you just want to get to Kuala Lumpur as quickly as possible. If the travel experience is most important to you, taking a private car conveniently brings you door-to-door while letting you explore at your own pace.

Prepare for customs

The Singapore/Malaysia border crossing is one of the world’s most (in)famous. For a smooth inspection, fill out all immigration paperwork completely and legibly and keep any entry and exit cards because they may be needed again. To make inspections go smoothly, pack as lightly and double check the rules about dutiable and restricted goods on the Malaysian customs website. The border crossing usually takes about 45 minutes, but there can be delays, especially if you’re taking the bus.

If going by car, enjoy the local culture

Malaysia is a fascinating melting pot, and a car trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is a great chance to experience local culture. Stop to check out sights like the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple or the pretty-in-pink Putra Mosque, or hike up Bukit Broga Hill - the only hill in all of Malaysia not covered with trees.

How to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

As two of the largest and most important cities in the region, many travelers are looking to visit both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Their importance and popularity mean that there are several ways to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.

From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by bus

The bus is the cheapest way to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. Multiple operators run buses from the city center, and prices, pick-up, and drop-off locations vary by operator, so research in advance. Some of the best-known bus operators are Nice, Konsortium Express, Starmart Express, Sri Maju, WTS Travel & Tours, City Express, and Transnasional (and there are many more), with drop-off points including The Plaza at Beach Rd, Singapore Woodlands, the Golden Mile Complex, Kovan Hub, and the Singapore Flyer. The bus ride usually takes about 6 hours. One thing to keep in mind when taking the bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, you will have to take your luggage out of the bus and bring it with you through customs - something you don't need to do with a car transfer.

From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by train

As of early 2018, the direct train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur was suspended. Now, you need to purchase tickets to Johor Bahru Sentral, and then transfer to another train to Gemas. Finally from Gemas, you take a train to Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Because of this, the train is the slowest option, taking up to 9 hours. If you really love trains, it is a memorable experience, and it might be worth considering if you want to spend time in Johor Bahru.

From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by plane

The Singapore to Kuala Lumpur flight time is only about an hour, so even with the time spent getting to and from the airport and waiting for the flight, it can be a bit faster than taking a car or bus. And since you can fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Azziz Shah Airport, you can get a flight with Air Asia, scoot, Jet Asia, Malindo Air, Firefly, Silkair, or one of the other airlines offering this route.

From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by with Daytrip

If you’re looking for the most comfortable way to travel from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, a car transfer with Daytrip is the way to go. The most obvious benefit of taking a private ride from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is the door-to-door service. No figuring out how to get to a bus station or airport, and no lugging your bags around! The border crossing usually takes about 45 minutes, but it can take longer - if it does, you’ll be glad for the comfort of a private car. But when traveling with Daytrip, you’ll also be able to stop for sightseeing along the way, so you can experience more local sights and culture!

Things to do when you get to Kuala Lumpur

As the largest city in Malaysia, there’s no shortage of things to do when you get to Kuala Lumpur. You could easily spend an entire day at the city’s main landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers. Start by heading up to the observation deck on the 86th floor. You’ll be treated to a sweeping view across the city and get a bird’s eye view of Kuala Lumpur’s other modern towers. Inside the Petronas Twin Towers, you can fill the day with the Science Museum, the Petroleum Museum, the Petronas Concert Hall, and the huge shopping center. Once the sun starts to set, head outside to the 50-acre KLCC Park at the foot of the towers. Walk among 1900 indigenous trees, including the famous banyan trees. At night, the 10,000 square meter man-made lake launches into the delightful “Lake Symphony”, where fountains are choreographed to music and lights.

Scattered around Kuala Lumpur, you’ll find monuments to its major cultures. There’s the vast National Mosque, which can hold some 15,000 worshippers, the colorful Sri Mahamariamman Temple for the city’s Tamil residents, and the iconic, 6-tier Thean Hou Temple, which is famous for its intricate Confucian, Tao, and Buddhist decorations.

Shopping is basically the city’s favorite pastime. While the many modern malls offer a great way to beat the heat, head to the markets for authentic Kuala Lumpur. The bustling Central Market near the Klang River has been running since 1888. Originally just a wet market, it’s now a quintessential Malaysian shopping experience and the perfect place to grab lunch before heading to the waterfront. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, it seems like the entire city descends on Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur’s best and most famous night market. A seemingly endless number of stalls turn the street into the best eating and shopping experience in Kuala Lumpur.

Eat! Kuala Lumpur’s cultural fusion has blessed it with a divine food scene. Nasi Kandar, literally meaning ‘mixed rice’, was introduced by Muslim traders from India and embodies the city’s multicultural melding. You’re simply given a plate of plain rice and then load it up with sauces and toppings of your choosing, from curried meats to okra and bitter gourd. As we mentioned above, Central Market and Jalan Alor are key stops on any foodie trek. But a maybe surprising stop is the Lot 10 Mall food court. Called “Hutong”, the mall invited some of the best street food vendors in the city to set up shop here. You can get all the authentic, delicious local staples, from oyster omelets to fried noodles.

Questions & Answers about Traveling from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

The best way to travel from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is by car service. It offers a seamless door-to-door experience, freedom to enjoy the local culture and history, and the comfort of traveling at your own pace.
The road from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is about 225 miles (362km).
The bus is the cheapest way to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur at about €16 per person. However, the bus is slower than a car ride, and the border crossing is more of a hassle because you have to take your luggage out.
No. There are no direct trains from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. The “best” option takes 9 hours, and involves 2 trains and a bus.
That depends on your travel preferences. If your top priority is saving money, the bus is cheaper. But it’s also slower, less comfortable, and has a more complicated border crossing that requires you to lug your luggage around. Renting a car is more complicated than other places as driving to Malaysia is not possible with just any rental, and usually has a pretty hefty surcharge. Then dealing with busy streets and the border crossing make it pretty stressful. If the travel experience is most important to you, taking a private car with a company like Daytrip is the best option. You'll travel door-to-door, and can decide when to be picked up and where you’re going to stop for sightseeing!
The most important thing is to be prepared for the border crossing so you don’t run into delays. If you’re traveling with a private driver, they’ll happily help you with the paperwork. Other than that, enjoy the ride, and take in as many sights as you can!

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  • Local knowledge about the route from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
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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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  • Cancellations: 100% refund up to 24 hours before the trip!
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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.

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

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