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train from Singapore into Malaysia
Does any of you have experience with taking to train to Malaysia? We're
planning to take the night train with the kids of course, 2 days after our arrival in Singapore up in Singapore up North. Any one some advice?
There's ways to get around the pricy tickets from Singapore fe by buying a 2
way ticket departing from Malaysia and this should still be cheaper. If you do
this, do you get 2 seperate tickets or not? Is it safe? Tips? Thanks
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Hi Geri, Was that a public bus you took (170) to JB? And didn't it take a long time?? You have to take busses and get of busses, I read the whole process might take up to 3 hours...? We are thinking about booking seats from Woodlands to JB and then sleepers from JB at malaysian prices!!! Thanks for reply ! Stephanie
Stephanie, it was almost a year ago and I dont remember exactly what bus we took, but it was only one. To get to the border was not much longer than an hour. There you get off the bus with your bags, get in the border terminal and go through the customs and passport control. Then get out and get back on the bus, which then stops right next to the train station. It was straight forward and then the terminal of the train station was quite pleasant and with food options, so the wait was no big deal.
Haven't done the train from Singapore into Malaysia, but have done Malaysia into Thailand with our kids and they have loved the adventures, especially the overnight trains. Have always found them very safe, clean but we did take some snacks and water with us but I think that is not an issue between Singapore and Malaysia. Take some games to occupy the kids.
We took the train, although not exactly from Singapore. Because of the inflamed prices, we actually caught a bus to Johor Bahru, just after the bridge from Singapore and from there we jumped on the train to KL. It was pretty smooth and convenient and the bus stops right next to the train station. It was also worth it, because for the same price we would have paid for a seating arrangement, we grabbed very comfy sleeping one.
Check out the seat61.com website. There is alot of info on how to do this. If you take a bus from Singapore to Malaysia, you will pay in Sing dollars the same price that you would pay the other way in Malaysian Ringgets (3 times as much). Pay to just get over the border and then buy a ticket further on. You decide if it's worth\\ the hassle - for us it wasn't. I hope this helps... Greg
We didn't take a train but would totally recommend an Executive VIP bus. We took one from Melaka to Singapore that was relatively comfortable. It can get bumpy at times but the VIP bus does offer some nice reclining seats.