The nearest train station to Malacca city is Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station. The journey by train from Ipoh to Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station is scheduled to take between 4 hours 18 minutes and 4 hours 25 minutes depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Ipoh to Malacca
There are currently 2 direct train services a day from Ipoh to Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station near Malacca city.
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About Travel to Malacca
By road Malacca city centre is 39 KM from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station. There are two ways to travel from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station to Malacca: by taxi or by bus. Taxis normally charge 70 MYR to travel from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station to Malacca and take around 50 minutes. Travel by bus is much cheaper, 5 MYR, but takes a lot longer (2 hours). The nearest bus stop to Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station is in front of the car park of the nearby Mydin Pulau Sebang Hypermarket. Bus services terminate at Melaka Sentral Bus Station which is 4 km from Malacca city centre. You can get another bus (number 17) into Malacca city centre although this is a slow and unreliable service so you might want to consider taking a taxi which will cost you around 15 MYR.
Malacca, known locally as Melaka, is city with lots of places to visit and things to do. The city has been ruled by several different foreign powers, each of which left its cultural and architectural mark on the city making it a richly diverse destination. Amongst the top attractions in the city are:
- The Malacca River Walk: A riverside walk from the centre of the city past historic buildings, colourful wall murals and plenty of small independent bars and restaurants.
- The Stadthuys: 17th Century Dutch style building now open as a museum retelling the history of Malacca with artefacts and illustrations.
- Christ Church Melaka: Dutch style church constructed in the 18th Century. The interior has many well preserved period pieces to admire.
- St. Paul’s Church: A ruined 16th Century church built by Portuguese settlers. The view over Malacca from this hill top church is well worth the walk up the hill.
- Jonker Street Night Market: The city’s most popular street market notable for its food stalls. The market takes place from around 18:00 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.