Looking for a beach getaway convenient to Singapore? Look no further! It’s easy to visit Port Dickson for water fun, great resorts and some fun attractions.
Port Dickson is located just three and a half’s drive from Singapore making it a great place for a weekend getaway. If you have a car, this journey may seem straightforward (if not, details below on how to drive from Singapore to Port Dickson). However, if you are wondering how to get to Port Dickson from Singapore by public transport, it is not as straightforward.
In this article, I’ll share with your how how to go to Port Dickson from Singapore by coach, train, plane, your own car and taxi.
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How To Travel From Singapore To Port Dickson – Summary
The best way to go from Singapore to Port Dickson is definitely in your own private taxi. The next best option is the direct coach from Singapore to Port Dickson. Taking regular buses or trains will mean changing in Seremban, and it will take much longer. If you want a Singapore to Port Dickson flight, you can fly to Kuala Lumpur airport but the total travel duration will end up being longer than driving.
|Mode of transport||Duration||Best For?||Book|
|Flight||6 hours||People who would rather fly||Check here|
|Bus||5.5 hours||People who want the cheapest option that’s also the quickest option on public transport||Check here|
|Train||9+ hours||Train enthusiasts only||Check here|
|Car||3.5 hours||Locals who have easy access to a car|
|Taxi||3.5 hours||People who want the quickest and easiest way to get to Port Dickson||Book here|
How Far Is Port Dickson From Singapore?
The distance from Singapore to Port Dickson is not much – only about 315 kilometres depending on which route you take.
The Singpore to Port Dickson travel time is about 3.5 hours if you don’t hit traffic or long border waits in a car. It will be longer if you take public transport from Singapore to Port Dickson.
Option 1: Taking The Singapore To Port Dickson Bus
Taking a coach bus from Singapore to Port Dickson, Malaysia is the most popular public transport option. There are usually two daily coaches that makes this journey and it is the simplest way to go from Singapore to port dickson by coach.
This route is ran by the popular KKKL Coaches and Golden Coaches. Both options are comfortable and leave in the morning so you can have lunch in Port Dickson. They don’t run daily, but most mornings, one of these companies operate.
The best part is that if you are looking for a bus from Singapore to Port Dickson Lexis Hibiscus, coach from Singapore to Grand Lexis Port Dickson or coach from Singapore to Avillion Port Dickson or Thistle hotels, these buses can drop you off right at the hotel which is a great time (and hassle!) saver.
They pick up from the Concorde Shopping Centre (Havelock MRT Exit 5) in Singapore and start from SGD$35 each way. The Singapore to Port Dickson bus duration is around 5 hours depending on which hotel you are finishing at.
You can see the latest timetables and prices here.
If you are penny pinching, it’s possible to take a bus from:
- Singapore to Johor Bahru
- Johor Bahru to Seremban
- Local bus from Seremban to Port Dickson
This will save money. The longest journey from Johor Bahru to Seremban is only MYR35 (see timetable and prices here). However, it will take significantly longer.
On arrival in Port Dickson, you will also still need to get to your hotel. So if you are looking for a coach from Singapore to Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson or one of the other hotels where the direct bus ticket from Singapore to Port Dickson will drop you off, you also have an extra journey.
However, this may cost you about half the price of travelling to Port Dickson from Singapore by coach. For more details of travelling from Seremban to Port Dickson, check out this article.
Option 2: Taking The Train To Port Dickson From Singapore
If you are wondering how to take a Singapore to Port Dickson train, the answer is that you cannot do the complete journey by train as Port Dickson doesn’t have a train station.
However, you can catch a train from Singapore to Johor Bahru, from Johor Bahru to Gemas and from Gemas to Seremban.
From Seremban, you can catch a local bus to Port Dickson (more details here).
It is much quicker and easier to take the direct coach. However, if you love trains, this is a valid option.
The train from Singapore to Johor Bahru runs regular. You can usually see the timetable here, although lately, this has not been reliable. It’s especially recommended to book in advance if you plan to go on a Friday where trains can be sold out well in advance.
The train from Johor Bahru to Gemas runs a few times a day. You can see the timetable and book tickets here.
For Gemas to Seremban, click here.
Much like taking local buses, this will take substantially longer than taking the direct coach especially if you are wanting to travel to Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson from Singapore or one of the other hotels where the bus travels direct.
Option 3: Taking A Taxi From Singapore To Port Dickson
If you don’t have access to a car, taking a taxi or driver with private car to Port Dickson from Singapore is the best option. It’s quick and easy and the prices are reasonable.
You can’t just take any taxi and you will have to arrange this is advance. We can book you a taxi with a reliable and safe local taxi operator for SG$300.
This is obviously pricier than taking the bus, but it is the total price for up to five passengers in a comfortable Toyota Innova. We can also book larger options if you are travelling with a larger group.
This makes it nice and easy to go from wherever you want in Singapore to wherever you want in Port Dickson quickly and easily with nothing more to pay. If you don’t have your own car and want the simplest way from Singapore to Avillion Port Dickson, Singapore to Lexis Port Dickson or elsewhere, this is it!
You can save money by travelling across to Johor Bahru (an easy bus ride) and then taking a taxi from there. This way you get a (cheaper) Malaysian price instead of a Singapore price. It’s RM650.
We can book a taxi for you with a safe and trustworthy local operator from Johor Bahru as well.
Option 4: Travelling From Singapore To Port Dickson By Car
Singapore to Port Dickson by car is very easy and it’s a straightforward journey outside of peak times. You do need to cross between the Singapore/Malaysia border but this is easy too.
Driving to Port Dickson from Singapore takes about 3.5 hours if it’s not a peak time. I recommend avoiding the Singapore to Port Dickson drive on a Friday afternoon and evening when the border can take a long time.
You can view the map above for driving directions from Singapore to Port Dickson. You can also take a car rental from Singapore to Port Dickson as long as they allow you to take it into Malaysia.
Option 5: Taking A Flight From Singapore To Port Dickson
There is one final option and that’s a flight to Port Dickson from Singapore.
Firstly, note that there is no airport in Port Dickson. However, Port Dickson is just a short taxi ride from Kuala Lumpur airport so it’s completely possible to fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and then take a taxi to Port Dickson (there is more information about getting to Port Dickson from KLIA here).
However, it is not going to save you any time over taking the direct bus travel to Port Dickson from Singapore and it’s going to cost you more. So I recommend the bus over this option unless you really want to fly or the bus times are really inconvenient and you find a cheap flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Just remember that on top of the flight, you also have to get to Singapore airport and from Kuala Lumpur airport to Port Dickson. Especially if you are wondering how to go to Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson from Singapore or one of the other hotels where the bus goes directly, I highly recommend the bus.
How To Go From Port Dickson To Singapore
To get the bus from Port Dickson to Singapore, do everything above in reverse. It all works the same way. You can find the timetables and prices for the direct bus here.
It is still recommended to take a taxi or private car if you can, but the direct bus is the next best thing. You can book a taxi here.
Port Dickson is a great place for a weekend getaway (or longer) from Singapore. I hope this guide has made it easier for you to enjoy your trip and have a great time in Port Dickson.
If you want to have a fabulous time when you arrive, read our full guide to Port Dickson here. You can find out how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson here.
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