KL Airport LCCT to Melaka Bus Fare Timetable 2012
Fare is 22RM when bought in Melaka, but from LCCT it is strangely 22.10 RM you need to prepare the addtional 10 sen coin!
Good news fellow travellers to the historical city of Melaka (Malacca). There is now a new bus schedule with a two-fold increase in frequency.
Bus Fare: 22 RM
Bus schedule from LCCT to Melaka:
Bus schedule from Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal to LCCT:
Disclaimer: These departure time are subject to change. Always make a check or dry-run to make sure the buses are operating, and always arrive early. Malaysian bus and transport system are infamous for the poor quality of dissemination of information to commuters. So it is always wise to check ahead.
From Melaka, it is sometimes possible to board the bus from Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC), located beside the Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall. Please check ahead to confirm. It is also possible to purchase the tickets in advance at the MMC. The ticket counter is located on the back end of the MMC building, close to the cafetaria.
The expected allowance time to get to the airport is 3 hours. Therefore, if your flight is at 7pm, count backwards 2 hours for checkin, then add another 3 hours of bus. So you should take the 2pm bus. Or better, take the earlier one!
Make sure to inform the ticket counter that you are heading for either the LCCT or KLIA, and re-check your printed bus tickets. It is well-known that the bus driver does not have a caring attitude whenever it is printed “wrongly” example when you intend to get to KLIA but bought the ticket with LCCT as the final destination – the driver will not turn into or make the stop to KLIA. Both terminals are located 30 minutes apart by bus. If you are eventually brought to the “wrong” terminal, the only alternative instead of having a big altercation with the driver is to get the Green/SeaBlue coloured shuttle bus costing 2.50RM to the other terminal. Add in some time to find the shuttle bus, toilet going time, and that is another 15 minutes.
Therefore, budgeting extra time is best in case such circumstances arise.
The incoming exciting news is that eventually, KLIA Version 2 will be operational, thereby housing the LCCT Terminal at a better spot for passengers to shift through both terminals. Till then, it is still chaos and uncertainty for some travellers who are perhaps used to the efficient and seamless public transport system in Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Even Bangkok International Airport at Suvarnabhumi has made extra efforts to stay on top. There are taxi counters that are within 200 Baht to 400 Baht range (20 to 50 RM), limo services at 600 Baht. Public commoners bus (new airconditioned that are pristine white and clean like those in Singapore) that costs 30 to 35 Baht. Plus the new Airport Link Train that costs merely 45 Baht (4.50 RM) to get into the centre of the city.
It is a big disappointment and shame that the so-called KL Sentral (central and mother of all public transport in Malaysia) is still in shambles. Hot humid not withstanding. The connectivity is appalling. There is currently only one stairways only to the buses at the ground terminal (what if a fire broke out and the Grand Central Station passengers are all trapped in a blizzard of fire in the rain?) This design has been done from the first day of operation.
There is no way one could get around KL Sentral without feeling fatigue by the bottleneck of walkways, vendors, tight gates and extremely poorly planned ventilation as well as bus ticket counters (why are they 2-3 floors away, 500 metres roundabout walk from the ticket and the bus departure terminals?).
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