Book A Malaysia Taxi (Long Distance)🚗

One of the easiest and best ways to have a fabulous vacation in Malaysia is to hire a long distance taxi to take you between cities in Malaysia. This is an affordable way so that it so much easier to get from hotel A in city A to hotel B in city B or from the airport to your first hotel or return.

This means no lugging your luggage around in the heat to bus or train stations while feeling stressed and not knowing what you are doing. You can be picked up in your hotel lobby and dropped off at your next one. Or when you arrive at Kuala Lumpur Airport you can head straight to the city of your choice. So easy!

The part that isn’t easy is working out how to arrange this when you’re not a local. It can be tricky to find a taxi willing to take you to another city once you are in country, and it’s hard to know who to trust online.

I know. As an Australian mum of three who can’t get enough of Malaysia and wants to see as much as possible every trip, I love taking taxis between places in Malaysia. We fit more into our itinerary, and we arrive at our destinations refreshed instead of tired and sweaty.

However, I haven’t always been able to find taxis to book or I’ve had to do it online via an instagram page or a random website hoping I’m not booking a serial killer, that they’ll actually show up, and it’ll cost the amount I expect.

That’s why Dive Into Malaysia has partnered with local taxis to help you get around Malaysia quickly and easily – and for a great price.

Click here to book your taxi now.

If you are booking a taxi between Singapore and Malaysia instead, find our Singapore-Malaysia taxi booking information here.

Why Book A Long Distance Taxi In Malaysia?

Quick and easy – A taxi saves so much time and stress on your holiday. You will be picked up directly at the airport or your hotel and taken to your next hotel or wherever you want.

You don’t have to worry about how you’ll get to your destination. It’s all sorted for you. All you need to do is enjoy your vacation.

You’ll have no reason to fear that you’re travelling with a safe and reliable driver or that they’ll show up. We’ll connect you with a quality driver.

You arrive at your destination fresh and ready to go instead of sweaty and stressed.

You have more time to enjoy your holiday. A taxi is much faster than public transport. You can go anywhere in Malaysia within a day

Vehicles Available

There are three sizes of taxi available as well as an 18 seater minibus. The minibus is only available for routes starting or finishing in Penang or Kuala Lumpur.

standard taxi size

Perodua Bezza

4 passengers, 4 medium or 1 larger suitcase

Perodua Alza

Perodua Alza

5 passengers, 5 medium or 2 larger suitcases

Malaysia taxi

Hyundai Starex

7 passengers, 7 medium suitcases

Malaysia taxi

18 Seater Minibus

14 passengers, 8 large suitcases

How To Book A Long Distance Malaysia Taxi

  1. Fill in the form below. For the most common journeys, this will be confirmed as soon as you enter your requirements and pay your RM100 deposit. For others, we’ll get back to you with a price quote within two days and you can confirm it by paying the RM100 deposit.
  2. Once the deposit is paid, you’ll receive your booking confirmation and your booking is locked in. This will include contact details for your local operator.
  3. You’ll be picked up at the time you specify at the place you specified.
  4. You’ll pay the driver the remainder of the price at arrival at your destination. This needs to be in cash in Malaysian Ringgit.
  5. There’ll be no nasty surprises. Everything will go exactly like this with no price increases or hassle.

Note that this service isn’t for taxi services within a city. This is only for taxis between cities and towns in Peninsula Malaysia. It’s only for point-to-point transfers and not day tours.

If you want to book a taxi to or from Singapore, find our special Singapore taxi booking page here.

Sample Malaysia Taxi Fares

Malaysia taxi prices vary based on the size of taxi you require and your starting and ending points. It’s not a per km charge. We will confirm the price when you fill in the form below. They are all reasonably priced.

Some other examples in Malaysian Ringgit are:

RoutePerodua BezzaPerodua AlzaHyundai Starex
Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands RM550RM650RM850
Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Cameron HighlandsRM650RM750RM950
Johor Bahru to Kuala LumpurRM750RM850RM950
Penang to Kuala Besut (Perhentian Islands)RM750RM850RM1000

These prices are not guaranteed for your dates. Fill in the form below for a confirmed price and service. Note that prices from Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) are not the same as they are located about an hour apart.

There is also a RM100 surcharge applicable on days where traffic problems are expected to occur. These are on big holiday periods and for events such as elections. We recommend you avoid travelling on these dates if you can. Not just to save money, but to save time.

The dates where this applies in 2024 are:

  • 9, 13 February
  • 9, 15 April
  • 14, 18 June
  • 30 August
  • 1, 13, 17 September
  • 30 October

What Others Say…

Our trip went very well! The drivers were very professional and the cars comfortable.

Djaranah Ruhuputty, Netherlands

The service was great, and driver was good about letting us know where he was, etc.  He was also safe, and we felt as though we were in good hands.  The car was comfortable and the driver observed the speed limits.  I would definitely be happy to take the service again. 

Kirsten Conrad, Singapore

Our driver was great for our drive from KL to Pangkor. He was friendly and knowledgeable.

Barbie Payton, Australia

Get Your Quote And Book Your Malaysia Taxi Online Here

For the most popular taxi routes, you can book immediately and you’ll see the prices below once you select which places you are travelling between.

Please note that the prices listed here do not include a RM100 surcharge if you choose to travel on a peak traffic day.

The dates where this applies in 2024 are:

  • 9, 13 February
  • 9, 15 April
  • 14, 18 June
  • 30 August
  • 1, 13, 17 September
  • 30 October

This surcharge is because you can expect heavy traffic and delays if you choose to travel on these days.

If you need to book more than one taxi, you should fill in the form for each trip, and you will need to pay the deposit for each journey.

Taxi Booking Form

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Remember, if you want to book a taxi between Malaysia and Singapore, go to this page instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Size Taxi Should I Book?

There are three sizes of taxi available which you can see listed above. Which one you should pick depends on how much luggage you have and how many passengers.

If you are unsure, pick the next bigger size to ensure your luggage will definitely fit.

Both Perodua Bezzas and Perodua Alzas are probably smaller than you would expect. It may be uncomfortable if you have the maximum amount of passengers in the car. The middle seats are a little squishy and the back row in the Alza does not have much leg room.

I would not recommend four adult passengers in the Bezza or five adult passengers in the Alza. The choice is yours, however.

The minibus is only available for journeys that start or finish in Kuala Lumpur or start or finish in Penang.

What Happens If My Flight Is Late?

Please give us your flight details when booking. Your driver will monitor your flight and do their best to arrive at exactly the right time for you.

Can My Taxi Stop Along The Way?

Your taxi can stop for toilet or meal breaks along the way and may also need to stop for petrol. You cannot make scenic stops along the way. This is a point-to-point service only.

Can You Take Me From Kuala Lumpur International Airport To My Kuala Lumpur Hotel?

No. This is a long distance taxi service so we cannot transfer you from the airport to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur. However, if you wish to book a transfer from the airport to Melaka, Port Dickson or somewhere else, this is possible. Please book above.

How Far In Advance Should I Book?

You can book as far in advance as you want. For most routes, you need to book at least seven days in advance. For popular routes, like Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands, Taman Negara or Marina Island, you can book five days in advance.

What Happens If I Need To Change My Booking?

If you need to make any changes, simply contact the local operator via email or whatsapp using the details in your booking confirmation. The more notice you give, the more likely that the change can be accommodated.

What Happens If I Need To Cancel My Booking?

If you need to cancel, please notify your local operator immediately. You will have the details in your booking confirmation. Deposits are non-refundable, but you can use your deposit towards a different service if you cancel at least 3 days in advance.

Can I Book A Child Car Seat?

We can arrange a booster seat to be supplied for you for an extra RM25. It’s better to bring your own seats from home if you can so it’ll definitely be appropriate for your child.

booster seat

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I hope this guide has helped you book your Malaysian taxi. If you want to book a taxi to or from Singapore, you can find our Singapore Malaysia taxi booking page here.