Singapore has a whole host of sights to offer to travelers that can be explore by its bus routes. You can find street-side hawkers co-existing with Michelin-starred restaurants. Head a few hundred kilometers out of the main city, and you’ll find walking trails, jungles, and wildlife areas that starkly contrast with the island nation’s glittering skyline. 

Singapore is well-connected to neighboring island nations by road. The MRT might be the most popular method to travel, but the city bus is also a crucial part of Singapore’s transport system. 

Here are some popular bus routes to take in and out of Singapore post-lockdown:

Bus Routes #1: Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s capital and home to several iconic buildings, including the Petronas Twin Towers. KL is a great place to head to enjoy street food and great shopping. KL’s main hub is called the Golden Triangle formed between Chinatown, KLCC and Bukit Bintang. Batu Caves, only 11 kilometers away, is a set of 400-million-year-old limestone caves that are well worth a visit. The distance from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by bus is 355 kilometers by road. 

Places to visit along this route include:

  • Batu Caves
  • Malacca
  • Port Dickson
  • Putrajaya
  • Selangor

Bus Routes #2: Singapore to Malacca

Malacca is termed the unofficial historical capital of Malaysia. It has a colonial history, and this comes across in its architecture– predominantly so in the town center of Malacca City. Malacca gave to Malaysia the Peranakan culture, which continues to influence the customs, rituals, and food of the region. Today, Malacca is highly modernized and only a few hours away from Kuala Lumpur. The distance between Singapore and Malacca is 239 kilometers.

Places to visit along this bus route include:

  • Putrajaya
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Batu Caves

Bus Routes #3: Singapore to KLIA2

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is one of the primary ports of entry into Malaysia. It is well-connected to the rest of the country and Singapore for those wishing to transfer there by road. Although Singapore has the best airport in the world, many people choose to come down from KLIA 2 to be able to experience Malaysia’s landscape along the way. Singapore is 341 kilometers away from KLIA2 by road. 

Places to visit along this route are:

  • Johor Bahru
  • Batu Pahat
  • Malacca City
  • Selangor
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Seremban

Bus Routes #4: Singapore to Penang

Penang is a city of historical and cultural significance, boasting a mix of Eastern cultures – including Indian and Chinese – in its architecture and day-to-day functioning. Penang is divided into two, Seberang Perai and Penang Island. The latter’s George Town is a colonial relic that is also one of Malaysia’s most interesting cities. Singapore is 712 kilometers south of Penang.

Places to visit along this route are:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Seremban
  • Selangor
  • Perak
  • Penang Island

Bus Routes #5: Singapore to KL Sentral

KL Sentral’s is Malaysia’s largest transit hub. It houses a range of luxury hotels, boutique stores, and international eateries. It also houses KL’s main railway station, after replacing the old one in 2001. KL Sentral is a stone’s throw away from Brickfields, a residential neighborhood. The distance between Singapore and KL Sentral is 351 kilometers by road. 

Places to visit along this route include:

  • Little Indian Brickfields
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • Chinatown
  • Nu Sentral
  • Parkson Grand 

Bus Routes #6: Singapore to Port Dickson

Port Dickson is Malaysia’s beach city along the country’s west coast. It is quite close to Tanjung Tuan, a stunning biodiversity hotspot and birdwatching favorite. Port Dickson hosts several luxury hotels by the waterfront, many of which are internationally renowned. There are plenty of other sights to see in Port Dickson, including the Army Museum and Rachado Lighthouse. Singapore is 314 kilometers away from Port Dickson.

Places to visit along this route include:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Klang
  • Kota Lakut
  • Tanjung Tuan

Bus Routes #7: Singapore to Klang

Officially called the Royal Town of Klang, this town was the former capital of the Selangor state. Klang is mostly known for the mouthwatering dishes that are whipped up in the town. However, the sights that you can visit while there include Kris Monument, Raja Mahadi Fort, Crab Island, and The Esplanade. Singapore is 371 kilometers away from Klang by road. 

Places to visit along this route are:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Port Dickson
  • Little India
  • Pasar Malam

Bus Routes #8: Singapore to Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru connects across the Johor Straits to Singapore. It is affectionately called JB by locals and is one of the largest and most populous cities in Malaysia. Its most famous landmark is the Istana Besar, the erstwhile royal palace that today hosts the Royal Abu Bakar Museum. Singapore is only 25 kilometers away from Johor Bahru by road, thanks to the Straits’ connecting bridge. 

Places to visit along this route are:

  • Legoland Malaysia
  • Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
  • The Old Temple Of Johor Bahru
  • Mount Pulai

Bus Routes #9: Singapore to Ipoh

Ipoh is a town in Perak that is best known as the entrance to the Cameron Highlands. It’s Old Town is very popular among locals and visiting travelers as it is home to fascinating museums and a lot of street art. The Chinese community largely influences Ipoh’s cuisine; the town is also the producer of Ipoh White Coffee, which is a must-have for coffee-drinkers. Singapore is 562 kilometers away from Ipoh by road.

Places to visit along this route include:

  • Kok Lok Tong Cave Temple
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Putrajaya
  • Klang
  • Malacca

Bus Routes #10: Singapore to Seremban

While Seremban rarely makes it to the list of top places to see in Malaysia, it is still culturally significant enough to warrant a visit. The city is well-known for the fresh seafood that is caught and the delicacies that are prepared by locals. It is also known for the Minangkabau architecture that features in many of the buildings in the city. Singapore is 292 kilometers away from Seremban. 

Places to visit along this route are:

  • Gunung Angsi
  • Seremban Cultural Complex

Head to redBus to view bus times, create a bus schedule, and buy tickets online. Traveling by bus is one of the best ways to experience Singapore’s beauty, so hop on board!