Bus from Singapore to Cameron Highlands
It’s always time for tea when it comes to Malaysia’s largest hill-station, Cameron Highlands. Situated in the north-western corner of Pahang, Cameron Highlands is home to rolling hills of tea plantations as far as the eye can see, colorful strawberry farms and more. For eager travelers in Singapore who want to see this district without having to break the bank, the most economical way to do it is by taking a bus from Singapore to Cameron Highlands. While it’s true that the journey is long, every minute spent on the road is absolutely worth it once you get to Cameron Highlands and breathe in that first lungful of fragrant air.
Currently, there are two bus liners that operate the route by bus from Singapore to Cameron Highlands. These bus operators are Konsortium Singapore and The One Travel and Tours. Konsortium Singapore typically has 6 trips daily on 16-seater buses. While all of these trips pick up guests at the Golden Mile Tower, they have 6 separate drop off points depending on which bus you hop on. Drop off locations these buses are at the Strawberry Park Resort, Tanah Rata, Binchang Hotel, Copthorne Hotel, Heritage Hotel and De La Ferns. Rides on Konsortium cost SGD45 going to Cameron Highlands, while the return trip to Singapore is SGD44.
The One Travel and Tours, on the other hand, only has one trip to Cameron Highlands that leaves on a daily basis. This bus pick-ups passengers at the Golden Mile Complex and drops them off at the Copthorne Hotel. Tickets for bus from Singapore to Cameron Highlands cost SGD46.50 per head while the return trip is SGD41.50. Do take note that while prices for bus tickets can fluctuate depending on the season. All of Konsortium and The One Travel and Tours’ trips have the same departure time of 10:30pm. The reason for the late departure time is to allow passengers to sleep and get some shut eye on the journey. The great thing about this is that there’s no time wasted and passengers can hit the ground running when they arrive at Cameron Highlands.
The journey via bus from Singapore to Cameron Highlands can take anywhere between 8 hours and 20 minutes to 9 hours and 20 minutes depending on traffic conditions and weather. Generally speaking, the buses take the Simpang Pulai mountain road to get to the highlands since the roads here are much newer and well-conditioned. Due to the long duration of the ride, the buses usually take two washroom breaks. It’s also important to remember that since travelers are crossing the Singaporean-Malaysian border, luggage will need to pass customs inspections and passports are, of course, necessary. International travelers should also secure any necessary visas before their trip.
Truly, there is no shortage of exciting and amusing places to see and things to do once you arrive at Cameron Highlands. Visits to the tea plantations are, unsurprisingly, at the top of the list where the district’s genteel tea culture can be thoroughly explored. Eco-conscious trekking is another big draw in the area as able-bodied explorers can venture into untouched forests, find interesting temples and enjoy the peace and serenity far from the tourist-saturated hubbub. In the midst of the sprawling hills of tea plantations are the unexpected strawberry and cacti farms, while the Time Tunnel is an interactive museum great for those who want to know about the region’s history. With a long but rewarding journey ahead of those traveling by bus from Singapore to Cameron Highlands, the smartest thing to do is to book all of your transportation ahead of time.
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