Thanks to the variety of budget airlines that serves this route, taking a flight has become the best way to travel between these two cities. There are three major budget airlines serving this route, namely Air Asia, Tiger Airways and Jetstar. There are also lots of other full service airlines that serve this route. Due to the large amount of competition, it is relatively easy to get your hands on a bargain fair. You can book as late as just one week before your travel date and still get a fare that matches a regular premium bus ticket. The flight to Singapore takes just 45 minutes.
There are also lots of busses serving these two cities, with busses leaving every hour or so. The busses run throughout the day starting from as early as 6.30am. The last bus leaves at around 11pm arriving in Singapore in the wee hours of morning. Like with many Malaysian bus routes, most companies provide online ticketing services where you can purchase your tickets only.
There are also a lot of different types of busses to choose from. There are the regular air-conditioned busses, and then there are also ultra-vip busses that come with personal TV sets for each seat, meals on board, drinking water, an onboard steward/stewardess to serve you and on board wi-fi. These premium busses usually cost twice the price of regular busses. The journey takes anywhere around 5 – 6 hours depending on the type of bus you take. The premium busses are usually a little faster as they take a more expensive (higher toll rates), but faster route. An average one-way economy bus ticket cost around RM50 per person.
The price of a train ticket for this route is about the same as a bus trip, but the journey is much longer taking up to 8 hours on average to reach Singapore. Because of this, many people shy away from taking the train for this route.
Nevertheless, for those who are not in a grand hurry, taking a day train down to Singapore is a great way to see the Malaysia countryside. Some people may even find taking the train more comfortable as there are on board toilets and restaurant carts for you to hang out in if you want to catch a quick bite.