Getting Around

  • Bus There’s hardly anywhere you can’t get by bus on Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, but they are more limited on Brunei.
  • Train & MRT Malaysian trains have a far less extensive network than buses; still useful for access to a few remote locations. ETS trains are fast but not so frequent. The MRT is the best way to get around Singapore.
  • Car Good idea to hire one to explore Malaysia and Brunei’s hinterlands; avoid using in cities though.
  • Flights Planes go to major cities, islands and more remote destinations.
  • Ferries For island-hopping and connections between Malaysia and Singapore.

Arriving in Destination

Changi International Airport (Singapore) Frequent MRT train and public and shuttle buses to town from 5.30am to 11.18pm, S$1.70–9. Taxis cost S$20 to S$40, 50% more between midnight and 6am.

Brunei International Airport Buses (B$1) run frequently to Bandar Seri Begawan until 5.30pm. Taxis cost B$25. Both take around 15 minutes.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Trains (RM35) run every 15 minutes from 5am to 1am; 30 minutes to KL Sentral. Buses (RM10) leave every hour from 5am to 1am; one hour to KL Sentral. Taxis cost from RM75 to RM100; one hour to KL.