Train travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

You need to take 3 separate trains to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. At the present time there are no direct train services from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. See below for train times and tickets for each of these three train journeys and locations map of the different railway stations on route.

Train 1: Kuala Lumpur to Gemas


The first stage of the journey is to travel from KL Sentral Station to Gemas Railway Station.

TrainKuala LumpurGemasService
932111:5914:17ETS Gold
942521:5400:10ETS Gold

Train 2: Gemas to Johor Bahru


At Gemas Railway Station you need to change trains to travel to Johor Bahru Sentral Station for the second stage of the journey by train to Singapore.

TrainGemasJohor BharuService
4102:0006:31Southern Shuttle
2707:0812:06Ekspress Rakyat Timuran
4308:4513:29Southern Shuttle
4515:2020:02Southern Shuttle

Train 3: Johor Bahru to Singapore


The third and final stage of the journey by train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is take the shuttle train services from Johor Bahru Sentral Station to Woodlands Train Checkpoint in Malaysia.

Johor BahruSingaporeTrain Number
05:0005:05ST61
05:3005:35ST63
06:0006:05ST65
06:3006:35ST67
07:0007:05ST69
07:3007:35ST71
08:4508:50ST73
10:0010:05ST75
11:3011.35ST77
12:4512:50ST79
14:0014:05ST81
15:1515:20ST83
16:3016:35ST85
17:4517:50ST87
19:0019:05ST89
20:1520:20ST91
21:3021:35ST93
22:4522:50ST95

Kuala Lumpur Railway Station


Trains to Gemas depart from KL Sentral Station.

Gemas Railway Station


For the second stage of the journey by train to Singapore you need to change trains at Gemas Railway Station.

Johor Bahru Railway Station


For the third and final stage of the journey by train from Kuala Lumpur you need to change trains again at Johor Bahru Sentral Station.

Singapore Railway Station


The arrival point in Singapore is Woodlands Train Checkpoint Railway Station.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore


The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore was opened in 2007 to house a tooth retrieved from the funeral pyre of the Lord Buddha. The Buddha tooth relic was given to Singapore in 2002 and had previously been kept inside Singapore’s Golden Pagoda Temple. The relic was found in the ruins of a temple in Mruak-U in Myanmar in 1980. The Buddhist Church in Singapore had forged close links in Buddhists in Myanmar assisting in the construction of new temples in Myanmar and as a consequence of this relationship the religious authorities in Myanmar made a gift of the Buddha tooth relic to Singapore.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a 4 storey temple in Singapore’s Chinatown area. The temple also has a museum devoted to the history and culture of Buddhism. It’s free to visit the temple which is open every day from 07:00 to 19:00, although the museum and stupa where you can view the relic are only open from 09:00 to 18:00. The temple building itself is brilliantly designed and very beautiful. The architectural style is similar to temples from the North of China with design features reminiscent of those from the era of the Tang Dynasty. The choice of using Northern Chinese architecture in the design of the temple makes it stand out in an area where the older buildings were constructed in a style more closely associated with the architecture of Southern China.

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