Bus from Singapore to Genting Highlands Travel Guide 2022
How to get from Singapore to Genting Highlands
With Singapore’s sweltering summer all year round, it’s a good thing that Genting Highlands is located only a few hours away to give us a pseudo-winter experience. Home to many attractions, the resort-like town has activities to keep young and old alike entertained, whether your idea of a thrilling time is to visit a casino or ride a roller coaster.
Now that it’s easy to travel to Malaysia again, it is finally time for us to plan our return. So if you’re planning your next beach resort getaway, here’s How to get from Singapore to Genting Highlands.
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– Traveling to Genting Highlands –
By bus from Singapore
If you prefer comfort, travel by coach is probably the best option for you. Direct bus services will take you directly from Singapore to Genting by about 7 hours – without having to lug your luggage and manage transport transfers.
Those feeling a little boujee can even opt to ride luxury buses, which have cozy interiors and premium amenities for a comfortable ride. Meanwhile, a ton of affordable options are also available with prices starting at just $40/person. Read on for a list of popular options you can consider.
1. KKKL Travel and Tours
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If you want a comfortable trip without breaking the bank, KKKL Travel and Tours‘the coaches are just starting to $36/person.
The 27-seat coaches are equipped with “super VIP seats” that are spacious and provide ample legroom – 2 important features for a cramp-free journey, especially considering the long 7-hour journey.
For even more profitable travel, Genting Rewards members can also check out KKKL 3D2N Package First World Hotel Gentingwhich starts from only $88.
North: Sengkang Compass One Taxi Stand (6am)
East: Kovan bus station (6:30)
Arrive at: World’s First Hotel Genting Highlands
Price: From $36/person
Contact: KKKL Travel & Tours Pte Ltd website
2. WTS trips and tours
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WTS Travel has buses to Genting that run from 5.30am to 6.00am in the morning and from 9.00pm to 9.45pm at night, so you can book your time slots depending on whether you are an early riser or a night owl. Their SVIP coaches are also equipped with TVs and on demand shows – you won’t have to worry about entertaining yourself during the long journey.
If you plan to stay a few nights, there are also several tour packages to choose from, such as 2-night stays at various hotels in Genting. Resorts World Genting Members are entitled to a promo package starting at only $89while non-members can still choose from other affordable plans starting at $139 for a double room.
North: Yishun MRT (5:45 a.m.), Sengkang Compass One Taxi Stand (5:45 a.m., 9:15 p.m.), Causeway Point (6:00 a.m.)
East: Tampines MRT Exit B (5:30am, 9pm), Bedok (5:45am)
West: Bukit Panjang Plaza Taxi Stand (6:00am, 9:45pm), Choa Chu Kang Blk 346, Jurong East Venture Ave Bus Bay No.5 (6:00am)
Central: Ang Mo Kio Blk 710 (5h30)
Arrive at: Sky Avenue Bus Station
Price: From $85/person
Contact: WST website
3. Ridewell Travel
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Crowley Tourist attractions just launched service to Genting Highlands in May 2022 and has an ongoing opening promotion – perfect if you’re traveling in a group of 4 or more. Until July 28, 2022, there is a buy-3-get-1-free promo on return tickets. Just use the promotional code
If you are looking for something a little more elaborate, for example for a party or a large family event, it is even possible to hire entire buses for a private coach experience. You will be able to select different buses depending on the size of your group.
North: Compass (5:45 a.m., 9 p.m.), Yishun (6 a.m., 9:30 p.m.)
East: Tampines MRT Exit B (5:30am, 9pm), Eunos MRT (5:45am, 9:15pm)
West: Jurong East Venture Ave No.5 Bus Bay (6:00 a.m., 9:30 p.m.)
Arrive at: World’s first hotel in Genting
*Private bus hire costs vary depending on group size and date, contact Ridewell Travel for quotes.
Contact: Ridewell Travel website
4. Transtar Travel
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Those who want to ride in style can also choose to travel via Transtar Travel‘s Solitaire coach, an 18-seater double-decker bus. Beyond the comfortable reclining seats, the coach also has luxurious amenities including an entertainment screen and onboard dining to keep you busy throughout the trip.
North: Compass One (5h45)
East: Tampines MRT (5:30am), Lavender MRT Exit B (6am, 10pm), Golden Mile Complex (6:15am, 10:30pm)
West: Jurong East Venture Ave No.5 Bus Bay (6:30 am)
Arrive at: First World Sky Avenue Bus Terminal (Departures Hall) or Genting Resort Hotel (Basement 5)
Price: From $40/person
Contact: Transtar Travel website
5. Bus 707
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Bus 707 offers one of the cheapest packages for Kind Memberswith prices starting at just $78. If you plan to travel even further, the agency also offers packages that go to places like Malacca and Kuala Lumpur after making stops in Genting, so you can make the most of your short vacation and visit different parts of Malaysia. .
East: Kovan Hub 206 (6:55)
West: Boon Lay (6:35, 6:45)
Central: Queen Street Bus Station, Ban San Street (6:30 a.m., 7:05 a.m., 9 p.m.)
Arrive at: First World Bus Terminal, First World Hotel or Hilltop Bus Terminal
Contact: Bus 707 website
Bonus: By express bus and cable car from KL Sentral
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This route is ideal if you are visiting KL first before heading to Genting. Getting to KL is fairly straightforward, with affordable ground and air transport options. For example, a bus only costs $30/person Going through Transtar Travelwhile flight prices go down to $62/person Going through Air Asia.
When you are ready to leave for Genting, the journey from KL Sentral will only take about an hour. It may seem like a more strenuous journey than taking a direct coach, but it’s still relatively convenient and fairly affordable to RM14 (~S$4.41).
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There is also a cable car to the First World Hotel when you get off the bus at Awana Skyway so we’re really not complaining. You just need to buy a ticket on KL Sentral (RM5, ~S$1.58) for the express bus at Awana Station. You can also buy cable car tickets directly once you reach Awana Station.
From there, it’s time for the cable car. Climb aboard the Awana Skyway Cable Car to SkyAvenue final station in Genting Highlands, and you will come to the main casino and hotel cluster.
The cable cars have a cool glass floor.
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Where: KL Sentral to Awana Station then Awana Skyway Cable Car to Final Sky Avenue Genting Highlands Station
Departure (bus): Mon-Thu – Intervals from 8am to 8.30pm | Fri-Sun – Intervals from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bus timetable from KL Sentral to Genting.
Departure (cable car): 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., daily
Price: RM14 (~S$4.41)/person
Contact: KL Sentral website
– What to prepare –
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With Covid still in the mix, there are a few things to consider before starting your journey:
- Fully vaccinated tourists do not need to self-quarantine or take Covid tests before departure and upon arrival.
- Those who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated must be tested before departure and upon arrival, and those over 18 need a 5-day quarantine.
You’ll also need to sort out a few simple logistical aspects before your vacation, but luckily there’s not a ton of paperwork involved:
- First, download the MySejahtera App.
- Complete it pre-departure form on the app.
- To finish, check your vaccination record and you’ll be good to go.
Traveling to and from Singapore and Genting Highlands
If you need a little getaway be sure to check it out Genting Highlands from your travel list. With convenient coach services and even a fun cable car ride up into the highlands, this is sure to be a fun vacation for friends and families – and just in time for the June holidays too.
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