Aeroline from HarbourFront Centre Singapore to Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur by Luxury Bus

Aeroline Luxury Bus from HarbourFront Centre Singapore to Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Aeroline is a pioneer luxury bus operator between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur departing from HarbourFront Centre in Singapore to Corus Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. With the bus fares for regular express bus operators from Singapore to KL increasing, the fare difference with a normal Super VIP bus and the premium Aeroline is not too different. As such, I decided to use Aeroline for this trip to KL.

HarbourFront Centre Singapore

Aeroline departs from HarbourFront Centre in Singapore which is directly connected to HarbourFront MRT Station on the North East Line and Circle Line.

Head out of the station by Exit B to get to HarbourFront Centre.

Take the escalator up to the 2nd floor and walk straight towards HarbourFront Centre Regional Ferry Terminal.

Aeroline’s counter is beside Batamfast’s counter at HarbourFront Centre Regional Ferry Terminal.

Following my emailed ticket instructions, I headed into the Aeroline counter to check-in.

Upon arriving at the counter, the Aeroline staff informed me that I could just head straight to the bus and no check-in was necessary.

Storage lockers are available in the Aeroline office.

Power sockets are also available by the side benches.

Heading down to the coach bay at the arrival hall of HarbourFront Centre Regional Ferry Terminal.

The coach bay is to the left of the down escalator from Aeroline’s office.

Heading out to the coach bay with the Aeroline bus just ahead.

The Aeroline bus was being prepared before boarding.

Boarding commenced 20 minutes before departure.

Large baggage can be placed in the luggage compartment at he rear of the coach, assisted by the bus driver.

The QR code on my emailed ticket is scanned at the bus door before I headed to my seat.

There’s no more lounge on the lower deck, with 6 regular seats installed in its place.

The interior of the upper deck of Aeroline’s double-decker bus.

My seat at 10A is on the second-last row. Aeroline uses the Damrongsilp EL2010 seats on this bus with the full works.

The generous legroom available on board Aeroline.

The monitor shows my seat number too as a welcome screen.

The air-conditioning and reading lights set above my seat.

The legroom available with the leg support and footrest fully extended.

There is 1 USB power socket at the entertainment screen.

There is another USB power socket by the armrest.

There is another 3-pin power socket by the floor. This 3-pin power socket offers the best charging without the warming on my phone going off about the slow charging detected.

A tray table is available by the side armrest.

My Aeroline bus was full on the upper deck at departure.

Movies, music, and games are available on the entertainment screen.

There’s quite a big selection of movies on board.

There’s also a GPS function if you like to know where you are, just like an in-flight flight map.

There is an on-board toilet on Aeroline located on the lower deck, behind the seating area and beside the galley.

The interior of the Aeroline on-board toilet. Toilet is only for “light usage” as announced during departure. For “heavy usage”, inform the steward and the bus will make a stop at an R&R.

Additional luggage racks for smaller baggage can be found on the lower deck above the front wheel hub.

Once all passengers had boarded, the steward hands out a mineral water bottle to everyone.

My 11am Aeroline bus departed from HarbourFront Centre at 11.05am – 5 minutes delayed.

Reversing out of the bus bay and turning towards the exit.

Turning out on to Telok Blangah Road.

Heading on to the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE).

Headsets and blankets are handed out after departure.

The set of frills Aeroline provides for the bus journey.

Approaching Tuas Checkpoint.

Joining the crowd of trucks heading to Malaysia at Tuas Checkpoint too.

Tuas Checkpoint

Singapore immigration is conducted at Tuas Checkpoint.

While leaving bags on board is allowed since there’s no customs to go through when leaving Singapore, the steward did not advise it, and instead announced that everyone is responsible for their own belongings.

Heading on to the Second Link Bridge after clearing Singapore immigration.

Looking towards Forest City in Malaysia.

Looking towards Tuas Mega Port in Singapore.

Heading on to Malaysian soil.

Approaching Tanjung Kupang Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex.

Tanjung Kupang Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex

Malaysia immigration and customs is conducted at Tanjung Kupang Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex. All belongings must be taken down from the bus to go through customs here.

Once done with Malaysia immigration and customs, it’s time to re-board the bus which had already arrived at the boarding bay.

The bus driver is out to assist passengers with luggage to be placed in the luggage compartment.

Re-boarding the Aeroline bus at Tanjung Kupang Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex.

The convenience store at Tanjung Kupang Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex is still closed, so get your supplies in Singapore before departure.

There were no hiccups for all passengers at Tanjung Kupang Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex, and the bus departed once everyone had re-boarded.

Heading through Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza.

Lunch

Once in Malaysia, lunch is served.

Lunch was I think a chicken rice with black pepper chicken and… baked beans. A fusion of Asian and Western food. A side of ketchup was provided for the chicken rice. It was a weird combination, but tasted quite alright and was sufficiently filling.

Heading past palm plantations in Malaysia.

Hot drinks were served after the lunch.

I ordered a coffee with milk. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are available on board.

Hentian Sebelah Tangkak Utara

The bus made a brief stop at Hentian Sebelah Tangkak Utara for a toilet break.

Hentian Sebelah Tangkak Utara is a simple R&R with the main function being the toilet. This is great as passengers wouldn’t get too distracted with a food court, and will return to the bus on time.

There are, however, food trucks at Hentian Sebelah Tangkak Utara for a light snack.

Re-boarding my Aeroline bus at Hentian Sebelah Tangkak Utara.

I bought a burger from the food truck at Hentian Sebelah Tangkak Utara for RM3. Burgers are ready made and ready to go. I supplemented my snack with a hot drink from Aeroline.

Departing from Hentian Sebelah Tangkak Utara.

Leaving the PLUS Highway at Sungai Besi Toll Plaza.

Passing by Serdang Raya Utara MRT Station.

The Aeroline bus made a brief stop at Shell for refuelling.

Passing by Taman Naga Emas MRT Station.

The iconic skyline of KL is just ahead.

The iconic KL jam is down below.

Turning on to Jalan Ampang with the PETRONAS Twin Towers just ahead.

Heading down Jalan Ampang in the KL rain.

Passing by Avenue K.

Passing by de King Boutique Hotel KLCC.

Approaching Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

My Aeroline bus arrived at the bus stop outside Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur at 5.10pm, making this a journey time of 6 hours and 5 minutes, or 6 hours and 10 minutes based on scheduled departure time.

Looking back at my seat.

Looking back at the interior of the upper deck.

Heading down the stairs to exit.

Alighting passengers crowded the bus stop in the heavy rain. I ran to the front nevertheless for this picture.

Following which, I headed to the Corus Hotel lobby to dry off.

The Aeroline counter at Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur is just by the hotel main entrance.

Once the rain eased off, I headed out to walk to KLCC LRT Station to continue my journey.

Conclusion

With rising Singapore-KL bus fares by other operators, Aeroline now offers good value for their fares considering the amount of frills you get on this luxury bus. A definite edge Aeroline has over other Singapore-KL bus operators is the toilet on board. A lunch and hot drinks are also included in the fare. It’s no wonder that my Aeroline bus was almost full despite it being a weekday departure.

5 comments

  1. Very informative and detailed as usual. Not sure if you are in a position to compare but would you select Aeroline Luxury bus or Transtar Solitaire ?

  2. I forgot to ask earlier. I the pre-departure Covid test still a requirement with Aeroline ?
    Although it is a little more difficult to access from the City Hall area I have settled on Aeroline.
    Price aside they actually respond to enquiries ( unlike Transtar who don’t respond to any enquiries or answer their phone at all ).
    Not sure if you might know but is access reasonably easy from the bus stop just past Harbourfront Centre ?

    1. There is no more pre-departure Covid test required. From the bus stop outside HarbourFront Centre, just walk in through the mall. If raining, stop 1 stop earlier at VivoCity for a fully sheltered walk through the 2 malls.

  3. I plan on taking the bus from the City Hall MRT area.
    Is access to HarbourFront Centre reasonably easy from the public bus stop just past the Centre ?
    Also, is a pre-departure covid test still required ?
    Apology if this is a double post but my last doesn’t appear to have gone through.

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