How to get to Malacca and urban transport
On the plane
Malacca is a small international airport Malacca International Airport, but that is quite strange, it does not take local Malay flight. I. e. you will not be able to fly with either Penang or Langkawi, so in General nor from any other cities in Malaysia. At the time of writing the article the airport received flights only from Indonesia, as well as private planes.
The airport is 10 kilometres from the city centre (see the position of the airport on the map of Malacca) and you can reach it by city bus No. 65 (from the bus station Melaka Sentral). The journey takes just over 20 minutes.
More often in Malacca to get through the international airport of Kuala Lumpur, which comes most international and domestic flights.
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If you arrive in international airport of Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) or low cost carrier terminal KLIA2, it is very convenient to reach by bus. Departs daily at least five flights in 09:00, 11:00, 14:00, 16:00 and 21:00. The journey time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Ticket price: adult - from 21.90 ringgit; child – 16.50. Check the schedule, you can sites http://www.transnasional.com.my and https://www.ticket4u.com.myand book your tickets online with the support of in Russian language here https://12go.asia.
If you can not get on a direct bus, you have to go via Kuala Lumpur (with a transfer to another bus at the bus station in KL), or take a taxi. How to get to KL, bus stations and companies, read the section on Kuala Lumpur.
The taxi ride from the airport to Malacca will cost about RM160. It is better to order an official taxi counter in the airport. You will be given a voucher with which you already go to the taxi rank. To save, book budget taxi. Some taxi drivers try to "rip off" unsuspecting passengers double the amount, saying that back from Malacca they will have to go empty. It's a trick of taxi drivers, and nothing more than what you paid for the ticket, you don't have to pay. Can also book your transfer in advance through a search form to upon arrival of your flight your driver was waiting at the airport:
Intercity and international buses depart and arrive in Malacca at the main city bus station to Melaka Sentral (bus station Melaka Sentral on the map). On it buses arrive from Kuala Lumpur international airport KL and other cities in Malaysia and also from Singapore.
The most frequent buses going to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur. The bus to Malacca is 2-3 hours, the ticket costs 10 ringgit. The departures are very frequent, about every 15 minutes. Shipping from Kuala Lumpur is most often carried out with TBS bus stationand from the station Pudu Raya. Check the schedule and book tickets on the website - https://12go.asia.
Also in Malacca can easily be reached by bus from other cities in Malaysia. For example, from Penang (Georgetown) bus to Malacca departs several times a day, costs 50 ringgit in the way of 6-8 hours.
As already mentioned above, the buses arrive and depart from the bus station to Melaka Sentral. This is a new large bus terminal, which is also the final stop for city buses Melaka. So to get from here to town is not difficult. City buses are opposite to long-distance stop side of the terminal. Bus number 17 follows from here to the historic city center, and then winds further around the city. Travel to historic centre is 1.5 ringgit, time 20 minutes. Payment is made to the driver, you need to call him. If going downtown, can you name a street or a place like "clocktower", and the driver will drop you in the heart of the historic district.
If you want to take the bus 17 from the city to the bus station, there is one feature: if you sit on the bus at the same stop where he had arrived, he will drive you around the city for another hour until you get to the bus station. Much faster (20 minutes) can be reached if you walk through Jonker street and sit immediately on return to the bus 17 to the bus station. Stop we marked on an interactive map of Malacca.
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How to get to Malacca by train
Through Malacca does not pass the railway, but the nearest railway station is Tampin is located only 30 kilometers away. The station is at Pulau Sebang (railway station Tampin on the map), and through it passes the main railway line to Malaysia, which stretches South to Singapore and North to Bangkok.
To get from the railway station to Malacca by bus or taxi. The taxi cost is unreasonably high for such a short route (about MR50), so it is better to use the bus which is slightly more than RM4.
View train timetables Malaysia and book tickets on the website of ktmb.com.my
Transport in the city. Than to move on?
Public transport in the city is not developed, so you'll either have to fork out for a taxi, or take public transport the rent, or to explore the city on foot. There are several bus routes system Panorama Melacca, and sometimes you can use them. Information on routes and timetables are available here http://panoramamelaka.com.my/routes
In Malacca in 2010 we completed the construction of the monorail, but its opening was postponed indefinitely.
Taxis in the city, it's very common. It is preferable to use metered taxis, but not all taxis are equipped with them and not all taxi drivers willingly include it before the trip.
A great and inexpensive way to get around is by bike. It can be rented almost anywhere, and some hotels even offer a Bicycle as a free add-on for live.
Bus routes in the city is not very developed, but they all begin their journey from the station to Melaka Sentral (bus station Melaka Sentral on the map). So, if you come to Malacca by bus, directly at the station you can take the city bus to the hotel.
In Melaka there is also a bus system, Hop-on-hop-off. They are referred to here as Bas Panorama London, and they say that the buses here are really from London. This double-Decker buses, which ply on fixed routes with 10-minute headway, making stops at places of attractions. Using only these buses, you can explore all the sights of the city. The cost of tickets for one day or RM5 RM2 depending on the type of bus. More information here - http://panoramamelaka.com.my/london-bus
A special kind of tourist transport in Melaka – trishaw. In General, cycles can be found in Malaysia almost everywhere, but such as there is anywhere. The drivers of these units in Melaka crudely decorated with their colorful ribbons, fringe, uveshivat led flashlights, speakers and other things. In General, doing this "pumping", so that pedicabs night like strumming music a UFO, and not on the bike. Anyway, this is one of the most interesting and enjoyable ways to see the city, especially its historic center.
To move long distances around the city pedicabs is not very suitable, but for the tourist route, or romantic walks (rickshaws easily accommodate two people) nothing could be better. The more the accumulation of cycles observed in the center of the historic district. From them there is simply no path, so you don't have to look for them.
The cost of travel by rickshaws fixed throughout the city and is not traded. Walk in one hour costs 40 ringgit, for half an hour – 20.
Also a great way to travel to Malacca is vehicle rental. For driving in Malaysia you need an international driving permit (IDP). Is such a law, made in the form of booklets in several languages that are issued in addition to the regular national rights. They act only when presented together with your national (domestic) rights, so don't forget to take a trip to Malaysia. To get an IDP is not required to write any exams, you only need to pay a fee of 1600 rubles. To make it most profitable on the website of public services.Russia, where the cost will be 1120 rubles.
In Melaka to find a car in аренlу not just rolling offices a bit. But you can take a car at the airport of Kuala Lumpur or KL, and arrive in Malacca on their own. It is best to search and book a car rental through the Internet using the search form and compare prices from different distributors: