How to Get From: Kuala Lumpur – Melaka

By Bus

If you want to travel from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Melaka, then you will need to visit the Tasik Selatan Terminal. This terminal is also known as the South Integrated Transport Terminal Bandar Tasik Selatan (SITT) or Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (ITS); it is recommended to be familiar with these alternative titles in the case of having trouble finding the terminal or getting lost in the city.

The Tasik Selatan Terminal is a bus terminal that facilitates travel among the southern towns of Malaysia. The terminal’s overall appearance is modern and the arrangements are comfortable. This is also true for the interior of the buses themselves. Effective since March 2011, all buses to Negeri Sembilan–except to Seremban–Melaka, Johor and Singapore have used this terminal. All major towns include the following: (a) Melaka — Masjid Tanah, Melaka Sentral; (b) Johor — Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru, Larkin, Kluang, Mersin, Muar, Pontian, Pasir Gudang and Segamat; (c) and Singapore — Beach road, Grand Central and Boon Lay.


Bandar Tasik Selatan Bus Terminal

Bandar Tasik Selatan Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur



By Taxi or Train

There are several ways to arrive at the Tasik Selatan Terminal. If staying near the Bukit Bintang, travelers can take a cab to the Hang Tuah station. Alternatively, you can take the Bintang monorail station. From Hang Tuah, travelers can take the RapidKL Irt to Tasik Selatan Terminal. Upon arrival, travelers need to go up the escalator to the lobby in order to purchase their tickets.


LRT Map Kuala Lumpur

LRT Map Kuala Lumpur





At Tasik Selatan Terminal

Here, there are many bus lines you can choose from. Here are three of the most commonly used bus lines. First, there is the Transnational Line. This line is more expensive but roomier. Second, there is the cheaper but less comfortable alternative; the Metrobus. Third, there is the bus line called Nice ++ Coaches. This line leaves at about 11:15am. Both options are more or less even and it is entirely for you to decide. Prices range between RM 15.00 to RM 35.00.

Regardless of which bus line you have settled on, most bus lines offer comfortable seating and accommodations. For example, those who have taken the Nice ++ Coaches report that the staff provided water, the seats were large and reclinable, there was working air conditioning, and they played movies. Although there is no bathroom on board, the bus driver tends to stop every hour to 90 minutes. If the wait is too long, the traveler should feel free to ask the driver to stop at a location; he or she will!



Terminal Berseptadu Selatan

Terminal Berseptadu Selatan



At Melaka Central

Once the traveler has arrived to Malaka Central, he or she should head towards the domestic bus counters and catch bus No. 7 to Dutch Square. They can also take a taxi if they feel like taking a more direct route. Taxi costs are fixed and range from RM 15.00 to RM 20.00 depending on the taxi line. The entire trip’s travel time ranges from two to three hours.


Melaka Sentral






To sum, there are plenty of buses–plenty of options–that will take travelers from KL to Melaka. KL Sentral Terminal and Bandar Tasik Selatan are the two terminals that are of importance. Finding these stations means being able to travel to Melaka easily. Be sure to get online bus tickets here if you’re planning on making this trip!


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