Singapore to Port Dickson by bus: Tips and details
Bus from Singapore to PD through Melaka in April 2006.
1. The bus takes longer than expected. We left Sing at 8:30; 30 min break at around 10:30 and reached Century Mahkota Hotel in Melaka at 13:00. After some lunch, left at 13:30 to reach PD by 15:15 by taxi. We had not realized that Melaka to PD is about 85km and takes over 1.5 hrs.
2. Melaka to PD taxi cost us RM110. We think we could have hired a taxi for RM90 from outside (which is what we paid for PD to Melaka).
3. While returning, the bus left Century Mahkota at 14:00, picked up people from other hotels and left Melaka at 14:30. After a 30 min break around 16:00, reached Sing at 19:00.
4. We had chosen Konsortium Bus both ways. The bus was clean, safe, comfortable and on time. But I saw the other buses parked during the break and they didn't look too different, so I am not sure why one should pay more for Konsortium.