Catching the train from Melaka to Singapore is not as straight forward as catching a bus, as first you have to travel out to the train station at Tampin (Pulau Sebang) which is the nearest station to Melaka.
In the future, if and when the high-speed railway line gets built, it is planned to have a station in Melaka, so you will be able to whizz between the two cities in a very short time!
But for now, you will have to get a bus out to Tampin and then catch a train heading south down to JB Sentral Station in Johor Bahru, then take a Shuttle Train from JB to Singapore's Woodlands Railway Station.
Tampin is around 38 kilometres away from Melaka and a bus ticket should cost you around 5 Ringgit.
Please Note : There is a new KTM ETS timetable from the 1st February 2017.
****Please Note : These Intercity Trains are now cancelled (from 19/05/2016).
****To travel from Tampin to Singapore by train, you will now have to catch an ETS Train to Gemas, then take a Shuttle Train to JB, then another Shuttle to Singapore from there.
|Train Number/Name||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|25 Senandung Sutera||**.**||**.**|
|21 Peninsular Express||**.**||**.**|
|1 Ekspres Rakyat||**.**||**.**|
All Trains depart Daily.
To see the full timetables / schedules for these services, please click on the train number below :
All fares shown below are for one-way departures and are in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) from Tampin to JB Sentral.
If you wish to continue to Singapore on one of the shuttle trains it will cost you 5 MYR.
1st Class Seat :
Adult 46 MYR - Child 27 MYR
2nd Class Seat :
Adult 25 MYR - Child 17 MYR
The night train also has sleeper beds available at :
2nd Class Sleeper Coaches
Upper Berth Adult 31 MYR - Child 21 MYR
Lower Berth Adult 37 MYR - Child 29 MYR
All train coaches are Air-conditioned.
These services down to Singapore are often very busy, so it is advisable to buy your tickets well in advance and not just turn up at Tampin station on the hopes of getting a seat.
The easiest and most convenient way to purchase tickets is to book them online directly from the KTM Malaysian Railways website or through an online agent.
You will need a credit card and prices are the same as there would be from the station, plus a small admin fee.
If you do want to try and book a last minute seat from the station, you can check to see if there are any seats still free from the KTM site.