Although not the most direct route, it is possible to catch a train from Singapore to Malacca (Melaka) most of the way!
The first thing you have to do is take one of the new Shuttle Trains from Woodlands Station in Singapore to JB Sentral Station in Johor Bahru.
You then have to travel via Tampin railway station (also known as Pulau Sebang station) and then catch a bus or taxi to Melaka, located around 38 kilometres away (23 miles).
****Please Note: From 1st July 2015, all KTM Intercity trains will no longer be departing from Woodlands Station in Singapore, but will now originate from JB Sentral Station in Johor Bahru.
Trains between Singapore and JB will now be operated by a new Shuttle Train Service.
If you don't quite like the idea of this trip to Malacca by train, you can catch a direct bus from Singapore, straight to Melaka Town.
Now that some of the JB to Gemas Shuttle trains have had their route extended to terminate at Tampin, you no longer have to catch the ETS train from Gemas to Tampin.
For the latest timetables please see:
Trains depart Daily.
All fares are for single one-way journeys from JB Sentral to Tampin.
If you wish to take the Shuttle Train over from Woodlands to JB Sentral it will cost you 5 SGD
2nd Class Seat:
Adult: 25 MYR - Child: 17 MYR
These services are often busy so pre-booking your tickets as far in advance as possible is advised.
The bus station in Tampin is around a 10 to 15 minute walk (about 1 kilometre) from the train station.
When you arrive at the station walk down to the station road and turn left into the town centre along the main road.
When you reach the traffic lights, turn left again and the bus station is just a short distance from here.
There are a couple of bus companies with regular services to Melaka Sentral that run until around 8 pm.
A bus ticket to Melaka cost between 4 - 5 Ringgit.