Based on my experience, here is the fastest and easiest way to get to Legoland Malaysia if you will be coming from Manila, Philippines. The first Legoland theme park in Asia can be found in Johor, Malaysia.
It is more or less 1 hour away by bus if you will be coming from Singapore. Are you planning to bring your family to the said theme park? I suggest that you read on…
From Singapore, there are several ways on how you can visit Legoland Malaysia. You can take the causeway link bus (CW3 and CW4 yellow bus) from Jurong East Bus interchange and/or CW6 Boonlay station.
It will be a little cheaper if you choose to ride these buses. However, I think if you are a first-time traveler going to the place, there is a little hassle especially if you travel with kids.
The reason is these buses (I think) do not pass directly to LegoLand. You also need to worry about going back to Singapore if you don’t know where to wait for these causeway buses.
My family went to Legoland last September 9,2013 (Monday). Because I am afraid that we won’t be able to get to the place by riding the causeway buses, we tried the round trip coach Singapore to Legoland and back.
It is a bit expensive but worth the price since I had fewer worries in mind. The coach will bring us to the theme park in the morning and will pick us up in the afternoon.
Follow these Easy Steps to Visit Legoland Malaysia from Singapore
If you will visit the theme park via tour package. You can just do the simple steps below.
Step 1: Visit www.busonlineticket.com to book for coach ticket going to Legoland
You can choose the one-way trip or round trip. I suggest that you choose the round trip as they offer one-day Legoland Malaysia tour package (details below) where you can get cheaper entrance ticket, and you can avoid the long queues at the ticketing counter during holidays and weekends. You can pay using VISA, MasterCard, DBS, UOB, CitiBank, and Paypal.
Once the payment is done you will receive confirmation email from www.busonlineticket.com. Print it and present it to the person-in-charge on the designated pickup point to get your boarding sticker and entrance ticket. You can also visit their offices in Singapore to personally buy the tickets.
Step 2: During departure day (Singapore to Legoland)
Since the buses leave on time, I suggest that you arrive 30 minutes early on the pickup point since you need to look for the person-in-charge to get you boarding sticker.
The coach boarding sticker helps the bus captain and conductor to identify you as one of their passengers.
How to Visit Legoland Malaysia from the Philippines
Tourists coming from Manila, Cebu, Davao in the Philippines can also visit the theme park without much trouble. Based on my experience the easiest way and cheapest is to fly to Singapore with popular airlines like Air Asia, Jetstar, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Scoot Airlines.
So far, the cheapest airfare among the mentioned airlines is from Scoot. Once you are in Singapore, avail the one day tour package and then follow the steps I have mentioned above.
I suggest that you go to Singapore because if you choose to go to Legoland via Kuala Lumpur, it will take more or less 8 hours by bus to get to the theme park. Also, there is no airport in Johor so the nearest is Changi Airport in Singapore.
Another option is to avail the tour package being offered by group buying websites in the Philippines (if there is any).
One Day Tour Package
Here are the details of the tour package that we avail when we visited Legoland. I was just like you, many times I search on the Internet on ways of getting to this popular theme park in Johor, Malaysia without having to spend huge amount of cash. In addition, I think of hassles that I have to endure (because I have a kid traveling with me) like how to get there, and when I get there how many hours would I queue to buy the entrance tickets for my family.
For sure, all of you who would like to visit Legoland Malaysia considered these things. Perhaps some of you still haven’t found the right package for your family. What I am going to share with you is a very affordable one-day tour package for this theme park. It includes entrance ticket and round-trip coach transfer which will depart from Singapore going to Legoland then in the afternoon at 6PM (depending on the coach captain instruction) back to Singapore. See the image below:
Tour package range from 56SGD to 63SGD per head depending on the travel agency. My family tried 56SGD package the first time we visit Legoland. I can say it’s really worry-free, and the entrance ticket price is a lot cheaper if compared to buying at the Legoland counter. If not mistaken if you buy at Legoland, 2 adults and 1 seven-year-old kid would cost roughly S$153 but if you avail this package, it would only cost around S$119 (at the time of our tour excluding the coach fees).
Aside from family with kids, tourists alike who are visiting Singapore can avail this package. Since this is 1 day tour package, it would help cut down cost by not needing to book a hotel in Johor, Malaysia.
Note: Please ask the travel agency for their updated price list
What to bring during your Legoland Malaysia tour
If you are traveling as a tourist, you should bring your passport and embarkation card. Working/dependent pass holders should bring their IC and passport.
The place is an open area and I mean very few trees so it would be better to bring an umbrella and raincoat for unexpected rain showers, drinking water, extra clothes for the kids and for you – parents. Needless to say, but bring cash if you love Lego apparel and toys for remembrance and gift presents purposes.
If you have other concerns you can comment and I’ll try to get back to you the soonest. I hope you enjoy the theme park just like my family did.