The usual options are available to get around Malacca Town. Choose from taxis, buses and trishaws to move around the city. For those places to visit located at the outskirts of the city, use a cab or charter your own car to get there.
You can rent a car from operators in Kuala Lumpur and pay a deposit besides the daily rates. Utterly convenient, having your own ride means you are the master of your own schedule in Malacca. From Kuala Lumpur, just follow the signboards on the North-South Highway towards Seremban and then Malacca to get there.
Traffic in Malacca is relatively easy compared to Penang or Kuala Lumpur but be warned that there are many one-way roads.
A cab ride will probably cost the most, but then again, it is easy to hail a taxi anywhere you are in cities around Malaysia to get to Malacca.
On the other hand, the taxi station in Malacca is just opposite the local bus station. Travelling by a cab offers privacy and convenience without the hassle of driving yourself.
Riding the railway is probably the slowest mode of transportation to Malacca but it is also the most relaxing and scenic. While on the train, you can admire the rural countryside at a pleasant pace.
However, the train does not stop at Malacca City as it does not have a station; the nearest one is at Tampin, about 38 kilometres to the north of Malacca City. Not to worry though, there are buses and the ever-ready taxis at your disposal to get you to town. Call the Tampin railway station at this number: +6 (0)6 441 1034 if you'll like to find out more information.
Malacca International Airport is located nine km from town. Currently the airport serves three major airlines: Wings Air, Sky Aviation and Firefly. It has limited connections, with these airlines mainly running routes to Pekanbaru (Indonesia), Tanjong Pinang and Medan (via Subang Aiport).
Built in 1952, it serves the state of Malacca, as well as northern Johor. The 75,347sqft terminal complex is outfitted with international-standard amenities and handles both domestic and international flights.
Getting to Malacca by Bus
Travelling by bus is the mode of transportation favoured by most people as there are many bus companies making quite a few trips at different times to various destinations in Malaysia every day. Moreover, it is relatively cheaper than driving.
From TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) in Kuala Lumpur, you can choose from several operators to ride a bus down to Malacca. Bookings can be made very easily, usually on the day itself. But it is still rather risky to try to get tickets a few hours before your scheduled departure and passengers are advised to book their tickets at least a day before.