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How to travel around Malaysia?

Traveling around Malaysia is convenient and offers various transportation options to explore the diverse landscapes and attractions. You will have many travel options, including air carriers, frequent train service, an extensive network of intercity buses, and well-maintained roads, depending on your budget and the amount of time you have.

  • Domestic Flights: Malaysia has several domestic airports, and flying is a quick way to cover long distances. Airlines like Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer frequent flights between major cities.
  • Trains: The train system in Malaysia, particularly the KTM Intercity and Electric Train Service (ETS), connects major cities like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Johor Bahru. It's a comfortable and scenic way to travel.
  • Buses: Although Malaysia has a large and reasonably priced intercity coach network, we would not suggest using it. Apart from the exceptional executive coach services connecting KL, Penang, Singapore, and Melaka, normal coaches are becoming increasingly unclean every year, maintenance concerns are uncertain, and road safety is unpredictable. 
  • Taxis: Every state and city on the peninsula is serviced by outstation taxis, which are specialized leased cars. The cost will vary depending on how far you want to travel. Although they are set and stated at the start of the tour, they are frequently negotiable. Additionally, feel free to haggle for hourly, half-day, or daily rates with unmetered taxis in each of the smaller cities. It is a great method to travel around without having to worry about transportation for shopping and tourism. 
  • Car: Renting a car is a convenient option, especially for exploring less accessible areas. Malaysia has well-maintained roads and highways.