Getting To Port Dickson
It is fairly easy to get to Port Dickson and the most preferred method would be to drive there or perhaps you might consider renting a car. As it is the recommended mode of getting around in Port Dickson if you want to fully experience this beautiful seaside town at your leisure. However, if you prefer not to drive, there are still other ways to get to Port Dickson and there are many tour packages available as well.
Travelling by Road
Port Dickson is easily accessible from most states around Peninsular Malaysia by roads. The duration of the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson by car takes approximately one and a half hour. From northern parts of the Peninsular, you will need to make your way to Kuala Lumpur first to connect to the relevant highway. To get there by car, use the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (E29) which links most major cities to Port Dickson. The Seremban-Port Dickson Highway connects to The North-South Expressway (E2) which extends over the length of the peninsula.
The drive from Singapore to Port Dickson takes about 3 hours 45 minutes. As Port Dickson is one of the closest seaside retreats to Singapore, thus they enjoy a high volume of tourists from the Lion City. Driving from Singapore, you will need to cross the Causeway and start your journey up north. From Johor Bahru, continue all the way up on the North-South Expressway heading towards Kuala Lumpur and exit right to the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway. Along this 23 km stretch you will notice a R&R area before you reach Port Dickson where you can stop to visit the tourist information centre and for some snacks.
When driving along the North-South Expressway, take the exit at the Port Dickson Interchange (Exit 219) to access the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway. The exit can be seen from between Seremban and Senawang interchange. For those heading into PD town, take the Lukut Interchange exit (Exit 316). If you are heading towards more southern parts of the town can continue straight to Si Rusa or exit near Teluk Kemang where the highway ends. Singaporeans will pass by Malacca on the way to Port Dickson and usually many travellers will stopover at Malacca as well.
Travelling by Bus
There are frequent bus routes from Seremban to Port Dickson. The trip takes about one hour and the fare is cheap, costing about RM4. If you plan on coming from other parts of Peninsular Malaysia, the best way is to travel to Seremban and then changing buses to Port Dickson. There are buses from Kuala Lumpur International Airport where you can take the bus from Sungai Pelek, Sepang to Port Dickson.
Travellers coming from Singapore can opt for drop-off at several major hotels such as Grand Lexis, Lexi Hibiscus, Avillion Hotel and also at Lukut. The ticket price for a single way from Singapore to Port Dickson starts from SGD23, depending on the peak seasons and service provider. The duration of the trip is about 5 hours with 1 washroom break.
Travelling by Train
From Kuala Lumpur, travellers can board the KTM train at KL Sentral, the transport hub of KL which has a direct line to Seremban. The travel time for the train ride is about 1 hour in an air-conditioned train. After reaching Seremban, there are buses going directly to Port Dickson.
There is no direct train service from Singapore to Port Dickson. However, you can take the train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and switch to a bus to Seremban. From Seremban, there are many buses which will take you directly to Port Dickson.
Travelling by Flight
Since there are no airports in Port Dickson, travellers are not able to fly directly into the town. Instead, it is easier to fly into Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 and figure out the connecting transport to Port Dickson. From the airport, you can choose to take a taxi directly to Port Dickson or make your way to the city’s central transport hub to figure out whether you want to take a bus or train. Take note that taking a taxi from the airport is nearer and cheaper than taking a taxi from the city centre.