Travel Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for road warriors and seasoned travelers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am considering, at some point in the future, driving from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore. Assume I am not a citizen of Malaysia or Singapore and will receive a 14 day tourist visa upon land entry.

Is this possible? If so, how would I reasonably go about doing this?

Driving from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Baru and then finding alternate means (bus, taxi) onto Singapore is acceptable. I suspect the requirements to drive in Singapore are much more stringent then driving in Malaysia. Please recommend the means to get from Johor Baru to Singapore if I can only drive to Johor Baru.

share|improve this question

First of all, unless you really need your car in Singapore, there's no need to drive, or even go via Johor Bahru: there are lots of cheap flights, buses and even a train from KL direct to Singapore. See Wikivoyage for the full scoop.

But assuming you insist, and you're driving a West Malaysian-registered vehicle, the Land Transport Authority has a handy guide for you. Quick summary:

Before entering Singapore, please ensure that you have:

  • valid insurance coverage for your vehicle for the duration of your vehicle’s stay in Singapore
  • valid road tax for your vehicle
  • an Autopass Card with sufficient value
  • an In-Vehicle Unit (IU) – either install a permanent one at IU Service Centres or rent one at Tuas/Woodlands Checkpoints – if your vehicle needs to pass through priced roads during Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) hours

You can buy the AutoPass on entry (S$10) and the IU rental costs $5/day. The nationality of the driver or passengers makes no difference, although obviously you need to have visas etc if needed.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.