±A - Join Our Community

Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups

±A - Cigna

±A - Read Our Guide

The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free

±A - Compare Quotes and Save

Insurance, FX and international movers

±A - Listen to the Podcast

The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!

±A - Expert Financial

From our tax, investment and FX partners

±A - ExpatFocus Partners

Expat Focus Partners

Become a Partner. Click Here.

Bus and Trams

Malaysia - Bus and Trams

Travelling by bus through major cities is an affordable way to travel. Longer travel throughout the peninsular and to Singapore can be undertaken by the coach companies which operate throughout Malaysia.

Bus Travel

Large cities have an excellent bus service and many are connecting with the rail service and combined tickets can be purchased. Rural areas have a limited service compared to the major cities.


This website covers all bus and travel routes throughout Malaysia and you can book tickets for any coach or bus service through this website. It is important to point out, however, that checking with the individual bus company is vital to verify that all information is up to date.

The main bus service in Kuala Lumpur is Rapid KL. This bus serves all of the city and the surrounding districts. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket counters in the bus stations. There are also a number of outlets where tickets can be purchased and all of these are detailed on the website. Tickets can be purchased daily, weekly or monthly and can often be combined with train tickets.


This link provides all information regarding routes, timetables and prices.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is extensive throughout Malaysia and is a cheap and comfortable way to see the country. Coach travel is very comfortable and with newer double-decker buses, coach travel is becoming more sophisticated as modern engineering improves. Business lounges are often found on the top deck of buses.

Long-distance coach travel provides on-board services such as hot and cold snacks and a full range of beverages. Seats are comfortable with plug sockets available for your mobile phone and computer. Over-head reading lights are available also. Coach travel is of a very high standard and with silent suspension, the ride is very comfortable indeed.

Pick up and drop off points are clearly detailed on various coach websites. The destinations available cover the whole of the peninsular and nearby Singapore for most domestic coach travel. During longer journeys, rest stops are made at service stations. Passengers who are already on the coach are unable to disembark.

If you’re travelling to Singapore you will need your passport as you are changing countries. On booking your tickets, you will also need to provide your passport details.

For details of coach travel between Malaysia and Singapore, visit this website:


This website gives details of all coach services to Singapore. You can purchase your tickets directly from the website. You can choose your day of travel, duration of your journey and find the best deals available.


Transnasional is a Malaysian treasure and has been serving the public for over three decades. They have spacious 60-seater double decker coaches which are all air-conditioned and have good leg room. There is a full on-board crew who serve drinks and snacks for the duration of your journey. Tickets can be purchased online or from outlets in cities. This option is on the right hand side of the page. Enter your location and a list will be generated where you can purchase your travel tickets. Transnasional also offer insurance for your goods and this is reasonably priced.

Coach travel has many benefits and while it may be longer than air travel, it is a pleasant way to travel and see Malaysia. There is more leg room than a flight and the beauty is, you can have WIFI and use your mobile phone. There are no limitations on this and all from the comfort of your own seat. Business passengers travelling between cities are able to work during their journeys and have full access to their mobile phones.

For further information on a range of coach services throughout Malaysia, use the following links:


All coach companies offer an online booking service in English.


Malaysia has invested time and money into their bus and coach services. It is an affordable and convenient way to travel with many benefits for your comfort and safety. You’ll find the coach services comfortable and spacious. You also have the added luxury of being able to see much more of the country because you’re land-travelling. Coach and bus travel come highly recommended by many. It is a popular way for expat communities who often travel as families together.

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.


Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.