Fastest Way to Go to KLIA from Singapore

Our Air Asia flight to Macau is on 10.30 pm at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) newly opened LCC Terminal on Thursday 30th March 2006. I work half day on the day, and worse still, I need to go to Changi Airport at the south eastern tip of Singapore for SITA’s Juniper Peribit installation between 1pm to 2pm. So I have to rush to KLIA from even further place.

I have tried to figure out what’s the fastest way, most convenient and cheapest way to go from Singapore Changi Airport to Kuala Lumpur. There are several ways and methods of transport that comes across my mind: take a bus and/or MRT to Johor Bahru, transfer to express coach to Kuala Lumpur, or I can go to Golden Mile (Beach Road) or Lavendar Street terminal to catch a express bus directly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. I even consider to take the KTM train to KL or Nilai to connect to bus service to KLIA, but the train schedule doesn’t fit.

I suddenly thought of an idea to transfer to KTM Commuter at Seremban, and ride to Nilai, then transfer again to bus/coach to KLIA. Alighting at Seremban probably will save me about an hour trip to Kuala Lumpur, and then U-turn back to KLIA again. According to Wei Heng, there is also bus service to KLIA from Seremban directly.

So I decided to go to Seremban and transfer to other connecting service from there. According to Wei Heng, there is no bus or coach going to Seremban from Singapore, so my best best is to go to JB Larkin terminal. SMRT Buses has service 858 which run mostly on expressway to Woodlands, a border town with Malaysia.

For detailed information or bus and coach services in Malaysia and Singapore, Journey Malaysia provides a pretty good summary here.