±JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
±Compare Expat Providers
±Expat Focus Partners
±Latest Financial Articles
· Moving Abroad, Before And After Brexit
· Expat Focus Financial Update February 2018
· How To Navigate Brexit When Sending Money Abroad
· Expat Focus Financial Update January 2018
· Top Tips for Buying a Property Overseas in 2018
· Expat Focus Financial Update December 2017
· World Events And Currency: Why Politics Affect An Exchange Rate
· Expat Focus Financial Update November 2017
· What Might Brexit Mean For Expat Finances?
Getting There by RoadBack to top Back to main Skip to menu
Malaysia - Getting There by Road
Kuala Lumpur has a new, shiny bus terminal much unlike any other in Asia. It is clean and open with easy pedestrian access and three public train links to get there. Buses from here travel generally south in the country, with a few a day going as far as Singapore. Travelling by bus in Malaysia is affordable and comfortable, and although it may take longer than travelling by train, there are many more established bus links in the country than railway lines. For more information about where specifically you can get the bus to and from Kuala Lumpur, contact the bus station using the details below.
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Bandar Tasik Selatan, Jalan Terminal Selatan
Tel: +60 03 9057 5804 / 03 9057 5802
West Malaysia is linked to Singapore via a narrow causeway. It only takes about 4 hours to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, so is therefore a journey which is easily doable for a long weekend away. There are also buses available that will take you over the straits. These generally take longer than driving as they have to make more stops along the way, but there are some ‘express’ type buses available that make fewer stops on the journey.
You can catch buses and taxis between Miri in Sarawak and Kuala Belait in Brunei. Kuala Belait has easy bus connections with Bandar Seri Begawan; you can also cross from Lawas to Bangar (in Brunei), and then head on to Limbang.
In Borneo, regular buses run between Kuching and the Indonesian city of Pontianak via the Tebedu–Entikong crossing.
It is possible to drive all the way to Bangkok, Thailand, from Kuala Lumpur. This journey would probably have to be split over 2 days as it would take you around 15 hours to complete it all in one go.
On Peninsular Malaysia, there is a bus which runs from Alor Setar to the border crossing at Bukit Kayu Hitam. There are also two trains which pass through Alor Setar to Padang Besar and which continue further north into Thailand; the first one terminates in Hat Yai, while the second goes all the way to Bangkok. Be warned that some visitors may not feel completely safe travelling through Hat Yai, as it has previously been a hot spot for clashes between Muslims and Buddhists in Thailand.
Expat Health Insurance Partners
Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.
AXA - Global Healthcare
As the global healthcare specialists for AXA, the world’s number one insurance brand, we can help you get fast access to expert medical care, whenever and wherever you need it. All our plans include evacuation and repatriation, a second medical opinion service and extra support from a dedicated case manager if you’re diagnosed with cancer. You’ll also have 24/7 support from our caring multilingual team - we’ll always remember you’re a person, not a case number.
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.