By train the journey from Padang Besar to Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station near Malacca city is scheduled to take just under 7 hours 30 minutes.
Train Times from Padang Besar to Malacca
There is currently 1 direct train service a day from Padang Besar to Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station in Malacca.
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About Travel to Malacca
Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station is located 49.4 KM from Malacca city, also known as Melaka. The nearby towns of Tampin and Pulau Sebang have a sufficient range of facilities, such as shops, restaurants and hotels. to accommodate visitors if they need to spend the night there, although most visitors will want to continue their journey onward to Malacca city on the same day. There are two ways to get from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station to Malacca city:
- Taxi: This option takes under an hour and cost approximately 70 MYR, or whatever price you can negotiate with the taxi driver.
- Bus: This option can take up to 2 hours but only costs 5 MYR. The bus stop for Malacca is located in front of the car park of the Mydin Pulau Sebang Hypermarket, 600 metres walking distance (to the east) from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station. The bus terminates at Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal and from there it’s a further 4 km by road to the centre of Malacca city.
Once you do make it to Malacca there are plenty of interesting places to visit. Malacca has a rich history, with the city being colonised first by the Sultan of Singapore, then by the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally by the British before Malaysia became an independent country in the middle of the 20th Century. Amongst the most interesting places to visit in Malacca are:
- Christ Church Melaka: Traditional Dutch style church constructed in the middle of the 18th Century with many of its original features still intact.
- The Stadthuys: Large European style building constructed by the Dutch colonial government of Malacca in 1650 and now open to visitors as a local history museum.
- Cheng Hoon Teng Temple: 17th Century Chinese Buddhist temple featuring an ornate entrance gate and shrines to both Buddhist and Taoist deities.
- Jonker Street Night Market: Night market in the centre of Malacca city open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 18:00. Most of the stalls sell food.
- Malacca River Walk: Paths on both sides of the Malacca River lined with bars and restaurants. The southern end of the walk is near Dutch Square in the centre of Malacca city.