With buses, boats, and even its own airport, getting to Melaka is a breeze. The city’s location on the west coast almost halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore makes it a popular pit-stop on the overland journey, or it can be used as a launching point for trips to Indonesia.
Since most travelers arrive in Melaka by bus, their introduction to the city begins at the massive Melaka Sentral. This full-service bus terminal outside the city centre is the hub for all bus services to and from Melaka, including international routes. Strangely, Melaka lacks its own train station and the nearest one is nearly 40 km away at Tampin Train Station.
The little-known Melaka International Airport offers regular flights across the Straits to the Indonesian city of Pekanbaru or, for a fuller range of flights, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is only 90 minutes away and there is now a direct bus service.
Lastly, you can go down to the Melaka Jetty to catch a ferry across the Straits of Melaka to Dumai and Pekanbaru.