If you want take the train operated by KTM to Melaka you will have to travel to the nearest railway station at Tampin (also known as Pulau Sebang) located around 38 kilometres away from Melaka town centre.
From Tampin station you can either take a taxi or a cheap local bus if you don't mind a bit of a walk into town for the bus station.
If you want to take the train to Melaka, there a various KTMB train types that serve the station at Tampin.
You can travel to Tampin on the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS) from as far as Padang Besar on the Thai border.
There are now a number of trains that stop at Tampin on there journey to Gemas (where the ETS services currently terminate).
You can use these trains to travel from popular destinations such as Butterworth Penang, Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur as well as many other destinations in between.
From Singapore you will firstly have to take the 5 minute Shuttle Train to JB Sentral Station in Johor Bahru.
From JB Sentral there are a number of Shuttle Trains that travel to Gemas (to connect to the ETS Trains).
If you decide to take the Shuttle to Gemas, you can then connect to an ETS Trains for the last part of the journey to Tampin.
If you are in Kuala Lumpur, you can take a frequent commuter service to Tampin Station on the Batu Caves - KL Sentral - Seremban - Tampin Komuter Line.
As Tampin railway station is some distance from Melaka town you really should buy your ETS and Shuttle train tickets before travelling out to the train station as trains can often be full.
The easiest way to do this is to book your tickets online.
You can also book your Melaka train tickets from any KTM ticket counter at any mainline railway station up to 60 days in advance.
If you want to travel on the Komuter Train from Tampin to KL Sentral, you just turn up at the station and buy your tickets for the next departure.
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