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Guide To Travelling From Singapore To Genting Highlands By Bus

How to get from Singapore to Genting Highlands


With Singapore’s year-round sweltering summer, it’s a good thing that Genting Highlands is located just a couple hours away to give us a pseudo-wintertime experience. Home to many attractions, the resort-like city has activities to entertain both the young and old, whether your idea of a thrilling time is visiting a casino or riding a rollercoaster. 

Now that it’s easy to travel over to Malaysia once again, it’s finally time for us to plan our return. So if you’re planning your next getaway to the resort city, here’s how to get from Singapore to Genting Highlands


By coach from Singapore


If you prioritise convenience, travelling by coach is probably the best option for you. The direct bus services will take you straight from Singapore to Genting in approximately 7 hours – without the hassle of lugging your baggage around and dealing with transportation transfers.

Those feeling a little boujee can even opt to ride on luxury buses, which have snug interiors and high-end amenities for a comfy ride. Meanwhile, a ton of affordable options are also available with prices beginning at just $40/pax. Read on for a list of popular options you can consider. 


1. KKKL Travel & Tours


Image adapted from: KKKL Travel & Tours, Cendy Chiu via Google Maps

If you want a comfy journey without breaking the bank, KKKL Travel & Tours’ coaches start at just $75/pax for a roundtrip to Genting Highlands.

The coaches are equipped with “super VIP seats” that are spacious and provide sufficient leg room – 2 important features for a cramp-free journey, especially considering the long 7-hour ride. USB charging ports are available at each seat, so your device always have enough juice during a K-drama binge on your journey.

Departs from: Sengkang Compass One Taxi Stand (6am) & Kovan Bus Terminal (6.30am)
Arrives at: First World Hotel & Resorts World Awana

Price: From $75/pax for roundtrip

Address: 30 East Coast Road, #02-13, Singapore 428751
Contact: 6348 6909 | KKKL Travel & Tours Pte Ltd website


2. WTS Travel & Tours


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WTS Travel has buses to Genting that run from 5.30am-6am in the morning and from 9pm-9.45pm at night, so you can book your time slots based on whether you’re an early bird or night owl. Their SVIP coaches also come equipped with TV sets and on-demand shows – you won’t need to worry about keeping yourself entertained on the long journey. 

If you’re planning to stay a couple of nights, there are also several tour packages to choose from, such as 2-night stays at different hotels in Genting. Resorts World Genting members are entitled to a promo package beginning at only $79, while non-members can still choose from other affordable packages starting at $149 for a twin room.  

Departs from:
North: Yishun MRT (5.30am), Sengkang Compass One Taxi Stand (5.45am, 9.15pm), Causeway Point (5.45am)
East: Tampines MRT Exit B (5.30am, 9pm), Pasir Ris Downtown East (5.30am), Bedok Djtisun Mall (5.45am)
West: Bukit Panjang Plaza Taxi Stand (6am, 9.45pm), Choa Chu Kang MRT (6am), Jurong East Venture Ave Bus Bay No. 5 (6am), Jurong Point 1 Carpark (6am)
Central: Ang Mo Kio Blk 710 (5.30am)
Arrives at: Sky Avenue Bus Terminal

Price: From $75/pax for roundtrip

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3. Ridewell Travel


Image credit: Ridewell Travel via Facebook

Ridewell Travel is relatively new in Singapore, having only launched its service to Genting Highlands in May 2022. They have multiple pick-up points in Singapore, making it convenient for travellers to hop onboard, no matter where they stay.

Plus, they are one of the few transport providers with various drop-off options, including First World bus terminal, First World hotel, or even Sky Avenue.

If you’re looking for something a little more elaborate, say for a party or huge family event, it’s possible to rent out entire buses for a private coach experience. You’ll be able to select different buses based on your group size.  

Departs from:
North: Compass Point (5.45am, 9pm), Yishun (6am, 9.30pm)
East: Tampines MRT (5.30am, 9pm), Eunos MRT (5.45am, 9.15pm)
West: Jurong East Venture Bus Bay Ave No. 5 (6am, 9.45pm)
Arrives at: First World Hotel, First World Bus Terminal, Genting Highlands Area, or Sky Avenue

Price: $75/pax for roundtrip
*Costs for hiring a private bus varies based on group size and date, contact Ridewell Travel for pricing quotes.

Address: 26 Boon Lay Way, #01-75 Tradehub 21, Singapore 609970
Contact: 6748 3300 | Ridewell Travel website


4. 707-Inc


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707-Inc offers one of the cheapest packages for Genting Members, with prices starting at just $78. The package includes a 2-night stay at First World Hotel and a roundtrip coach ride. 

If you’re interested in exploring other cities in Malaysia, the agency also offers free-and-easy tour packages. One of the packages includes a pit stop at Malacca while en route to Genting, so you’ll get to make the most of your short holiday and tour different parts of Malaysia. 

Departing from:
North: Kovan Hub 206 (7am)
West: Boon Lay (6.45am, 7.50am, 9.35am, 9.40am), Jurong East Genting Hotel (7.05am, 8.10am, 9.50am, 9.55am)
Central: People’s Park Centre (6.40am), Queen Street Bus Terminal (7.30am)
Arrives at: Genting Highlands Area, First World Bus Terminal, First World Hotel, Crockfords Hotel, Hilltop Bus Terminal or Sky Avenue

Price: $70/pax for roundtrip

Address: 101 Upper Cross Street , #B1-20 People’s Park Centre, Singapore 058357
Contact: 8710 7707 | 707-Inc website


By express bus & cable car from KL Sentral


Image credit: @alishas_travels via Instagram

This route is ideal if you’re visiting KL first before heading to Genting. Getting to KL is pretty simple, with affordable land and air transport options. For instance, a bus there only costs $35/pax via Transtar Travel, while flight prices go as low as $69/pax via AirAsia

When you’re ready to leave for Genting, the journey from KL Sentral will take about 1.5hour. The Express Bus will bring you straight to Awana Skyway. From there, there’s also a cable car ride to the Final SkyAvenue Station at Genting Highlands, so we really aren’t complaining. 


Image credit: @landscape_academy_ali via Instagram

It may seem like a more arduous journey than taking a direct coach, but it’s still relatively convenient and affordable. Simply purchase a ticket at KL Sentral (RM11.90, ~S$3.46), which covers the Express Bus ride to Awana Station, as well as the cable car ride.

The cable cars have a cool glass flooring.
Image credit: @zzzirisss via instagram

Where: KL Sentral to Awana Station, then Awana Skyway Cable Car to Final Sky Avenue Station Genting Highlands
Departure (bus): Mon-Thu – At intervals from 8am-8pm | Fri-Sun – At intervals from 8am-9pm
Departure (cable car): 7am-11pm, Daily

Price: RM11.90 (~S$3.46)/pax

Contact: +60 3 2786 8080 | KL Sentral website


Travelling to and from Singapore & Genting Highlands

If you’re in need of a quick getaway, don’t forget to check Genting Highlands off your travel list. With convenient coach services, and even a fun cable car ride up to the highlands, it’s sure to be a fun holiday for friends and families.

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Cover image adapted from: Genting Highlands Pahang, Cendy Chiu via Google Maps, Bookaway

Originally published on 24th June 2022. Last updated by Pat Yuan Teng on 27th June 2023.

Gwyn Lim

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